A central aspect of Susanne Kriemann’s creations is the portrayal of the conflict with archived documents, especially those that have been lost in oblivion. Through formal or content analogies, she unfolds multifaceted associations, which broach the subject of the discrepancy between public and private history.
For the TEMPUS RITUALIS exhibition, Kriemann discusses excavation rituals: “It is interesting that the oldest findings are geographically the once placed in the upper part of the city’s hill, and the newer findings are on the lower level. So, seen from an abstract point of view, that what is usual in archaeology – the deeper you dig the older it gets – is turned upside down in Thessaloniki.“
Susanne Kriemann presents a series of photo-collages from the stones, debris and sand she came across during her walks and exploration of the city.