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Susanna Hertrich

Susanna Hertrich (Paris, 1973) tells stories that contain a surreal imagination for the functionality of objects. Her works are evidence deriving from narratives that connect fiction and reality. Mundane artefacts, everyday situations or banal social acts are transformed into modes of expressions for naturally neglected desires, psychological dilemmas and secret fantasies.

An obsessive fascination for machines and how we interact with these, leads her to building strange devices that open a gate to an alternative universe. Visualizing the invisible and celebrating moments of the Uncanny are recurring motifs. She often uses the language of products and her devices come with a clear directive — yet, their interpretation is completely left to the viewer.

Susanna Hertrich received a Masters degree from the Royal College of Art in London in 2008 and a diploma in Visual Communication from the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf in 1998. She has been teaching at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts in Norway in the position of Associate Professor between 2002 and 2006. She has been engaged into artistic research practice as a visiting researcher at the Meta Perception Group of Tokyo University in 2009 and the Design Research Lab of University of Fine Arts Berlin in 2010.

She lives and works in Berlin and Bad Honnef (Germany).

www.susannahertrich.com

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Susanna Hertrich - Risk
Susanna Hertrich - Therapy Machines: Automated Anchoring Armour
Susanna Hertrich  - Prostheses for Instincts
Susanna Hertrich  - Prostheses for Instincts
Susanna Hertrich - Risk

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02.10 to 31.12.2011
02.10 to 31.12.2011
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