Kopfsalat Ahoj. Kassenbonsprache.
08.03. - 12.04.2013
|Opening:||Thursday, March 7, 2013, 7-9 pm|
|Introduction:||Dr. Michael Tacke, büro orange|
|Opening Hours:||Wed/Fri 1-6 pm, Thu 1-7 pm, Sat 12-4 pm|
Kühne Gürkchen, Pick Up Single, Frucht Pur Sau: As bizarre as these word combinations sound, as present they are in everyday life. They appear on the cash vouchers we receive in the supermarket without paying further attention to them. Susann Körner, however, discovered the distinctiveness of receipts and their language over more than ten years ago. Ever since, she has explored these through “text tableaus”, poems, video installations, window designs, objects, publications, and readings. The artist composes new text arrangements from word constructions that often become abbreviated on the sales slips in the course of electronic data processing. In addition, Susann Körner directly buys “receipt poems” (Kassenbon-gedichte) at the supermarket by having the cashier scan selected items in a certain order at the checkout counter. She creates a new form of lyric which can be humorous, ironic, poetic, absurd or even dadaistic.
One of Susann Körner’s most ambitious project is Kassenbonwortschatz nach Sachgruppen – eine Sammlung. Structured like an encyclopedia, it lists more than 12.000 terms that are numbered and classified in different categories. Approaching her subject in a humorous manner and (apparently) applying scientific methods, Susann Körner adopts a fragmented language thereby revealing surprising qualities through her artistic intervention. Her urban life photography is similarly evocative and allows for new perspectives of our daily lives.
Susann Körner (*1972 Schleswig-Holstein, lives and works in Hamburg) completed her studies of Visual Communication with majors in Artistic Photography, Typography, and Artistic Publishing at Hamburg State Academy of Art in 2006. She has published several artist books and shown her work in different institutions, such as Kunsthaus and Westwerk, Hamburg. In 2011, Kunstverein Ruhr, Essen, dedicated a solo show to her in cooperation with kunstbüro orange.
The artist will be present during the opening reception.
Phone: +49 89 70 07 62 00