KRIEMANN~Susanne – Not quite replica, Meteorite*
Author: Monika Konrad, Fred de Vries, Publisher: Susanne kriemann Year: 2006 Artist: Susanne Kriemann ISBN: 90-810795-1-4 Softcover, 17 x 23 cm, 64 pages, edition 500 copies, English Condition: mint
The book puts together elements of my research about the Willamette Meteorite (Museum of Natural History New York) with the documentation of a reproduction of this meteorite in the Bronze Factory in Xiamen (China): a story of relocation.
In Not Quite Replica: Meteorite (2004/2005), Kriemann delves into the public archive around the Willamette meteorite. Kriemann intervenes into the history of the meteor by juxtaposing her own research process through found press excerpts and images dating back to the late nineteenth century along with the process of her refabrication of the meteor in China. The meteor’s own story is told through this array of documentation, through its recorded intersections with various communities and individuals over time, Kriemann herself included. However, as Kriemann peels back the layers of history it is in these very fragments and the seemingly endless potential for more to come that her artwork and artist book take form.
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