Saturday, 4. April 2020 SOCIAL DISTANCING social design
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING social design
  • 2020
  • installation / photography
  • size variable
  • Kerstin Weichsel

There are people in vital professions—right now—who cannot keep a distance of 2 meters. 200 cm: that`s about the length of two extended arms; that´s 50 cm longer than a tailor´s tape measure. YOU can help yourself and others: just take a piece of barrier tape of appropriate length—a sense of proportion is enough—it doesn`t … Continued

Tuesday, 18. September 2018 0,5 Degree
  • 0,5 Degree
  • 2018
  • digital photography
  • size variable
  • Kerstin Weichsel

…Globally, the average temperature is already one degree Celsius higher than in pre-industrial times. The goal of the global community is to stop warming at less than two degrees, preferably at 1.5. At least that’s what the 2015 UN climate conference in Paris decided. But action must follow. ALL MEASURES TOTALIZED, to which states have … Continued

Sunday, 31. December 2017 PER SECOND
  • PER SECOND
  • 2017
  • drawing
  • inkjet, crayon
  • A4
  • Kerstin Weichsel

What’s the best you can do on New Year’s Eve at the stroke of midnight? Maybe what I’m doing just now. Taking a screenshot at Worldometers, an internet platform where you can watch global statistics in real time. The figures are hurtling by, sometimes too fast to read them. 31 December 2017, midnight, Berlin time: … Continued

Monday, 13. March 2017 FOREVER WISHES
  • FOREVER WISHES
  • 2017
  • digital photography
  • size variable
  • Kerstin Weichsel
Friday, 12. August 2016 REVOLUTION
  • RÉVOLUTION AUTO DOSEUR
  • 2016
  • digital photography
  • 87,5x118,5 cm
  • Kerstin Weichsel

So soft it can’t get softer. A REVOLUTION has at least 3 fragrances. Its contents are ideally split into exactly 25 measurements. Semiotic documentation by Kerstin Weichsel. SOLO SHOW, rosalux—the Berlin-based art spaceobject art, installations, photographyJuly 30 – August 14, 2016

Wednesday, 10. August 2016 REVOLUTION
  • SLOW-DOWN REVOLUTION / NON-VIOLENT REVOLUTION / RÉVOLUTION AUTO DOSEUR
  • 2016
  • installation
  • from Burkina Faso: handspun yarn and handwoven stripes of fabric, indigo-dyed. Historical folding chair, hanger / b/w scan "The Gandhi spinning wheel", text / plastic bottle, barrier tapes with text
  • 245x245x8 cm / 360x310 cm
  • Kerstin Weichsel
Monday, 8. August 2016 REVOLUTION
  • REVOLUTION: FAITH
  • 2016
  • installation
  • display dummy, burnt dresses, feathers, fox fur earmuffs, plastic bag, b/w copy: Eugène Delacroix "Liberty Leading the People" (detail),
  • 30x75x300
  • Kerstin Weichsel
Saturday, 6. August 2016 REVOLUTION
  • CONTAINER REVOLUTION (from: body of work RESOLUTION / DISSOLUTION long term project since 2014)
  • 2016
  • object art / shaking picture
  • low-res bitmapped print of a gigantic asian container port, miniature objects, sequins, fragments of various everyday objects, smorgasbord, text
  • 39,5x29,5 cm / object frame with glas: 42,5x32,5 cm
  • Kerstin Weichsel
Saturday, 6. August 2016 REVOLUTION
  • NAIL-REVOLUTION
  • 2016
  • assemblage
  • digital photography (Namibia 2009), b/w copy, fake nails for children
  • 42x20 cm
  • Kerstin Weichsel
Thursday, 4. August 2016 REVOLUTION
  • NEOLITHIC REVOLUTION: RESULTS
  • 2016
  • installation (2 rooms)
  • digital photography, various everyday objects, text
  • size variable
  • Kerstin Weichsel
Tuesday, 2. August 2016 REVOLUTION
  • THE END OF ALL REVOLUTIONS
  • 2016
  • installation (partial view)
  • digital photography (Namibia 2009, Berlin 2011), table, fabric, broken terrestrial globe, plastic spoons, boxes with facial tissues, text: "Mankind is at the end", Anje Lorenz, N24, 19.03.2014
  • size variable
  • Kerstin Weichsel
Friday, 5. February 2016 DAWN OF SURVIVAL
  • DAWN OF SURVIVAL
  • 2016
  • object art
  • plastic package, 33cl plastic bottle
  • 25 x 16 x 12 cm
  • Kerstin Weichsel

Found in Paris, January 2016. “The drink of the superhereos” … is it rue, Wonder Woman, Superman, do you really drink that? Beverages bottled in plastic are an ecological disaster.

Saturday, 31. October 2015 DIFFERENCE
  • FASHION
  • 2015
  • digital photography
  • size variable
  • Kerstin Weichsel

Seen in London, Paris, Hamburg, Bremen and Berlin, June to October 2015. Before—After!

Wednesday, 29. July 2015 HOLY
  • HOLY
  • 2015
  • Installation
  • display dummy, sand, cardboard box, drinking water in plastic pots
  • 100 x 100 x 82 cm
  • Kerstin Weichsel

The largest reservoirs of water are our oceans. The sun’s energy heats the water, part of it condenses. Condensation creates vapor which rises into the atmosphere. As precipitation, the water travels back into streams and rivers and on into the seas. On dry land, it recharges the groundwater table. The hydrologic cycle works just fine … Continued

Monday, 23. March 2015 Starring Nicki Minaj
  • FASHION
  • 2015
  • digital photography
  • size variable
  • Kerstin Weichsel

Seen in Amsterdam, February 2015. It’s a balancing act that we’re being shown here. A provocative rap star poses for the new advertising campaign of an exclusive fashion label so as to (mutually) increase awareness. What else is there? Well, try assuming her posture: put on the high-heel strappy sandals, shift your full weight on … Continued

Sunday, 25. January 2015 Bambiland Gaga
  • FASHION
  • 2014
  • digital photography
  • size variable
  • Kerstin Weichsel

Seen in Berlin and Hamburg, November/December 2014. Centerpiece of the world—the magical sum of $5000 is what it costs to ship, say, 25.000 pairs of sneakers from Shanghai to Rotterdam, so the freight costs for one pair are just a few cents. The ‘can-do’ box of world trade is the 20 ft shipping container. 18,000 … Continued

Monday, 15. December 2014 PEARLY HARBOR
  • PEARLY HARBOR, Nr. 3 (from: work group RESOLUTION / DISSOLUTION)
  • 2014
  • assemblage
  • Laser color print, sequins, adhesive
  • 42 x 21 cm
  • Kerstin Weichsel

I used a skirt made of a sequined fabric, no doubt manufactured in piece-work and on the double, and loosened some of the sequins. Carefully undoing some 20 cm took me almost 60 minutes—absurd? In bulk commodity production, every minute less counts as a profit. Apart from that, no matter how far away these goods … Continued

Sunday, 25. May 2014 Gisele Bündchen 4,95
  • FASHION
  • 2014
  • digital photography
  • size variable
  • Kerstin Weichsel

Seen in Berlin, May 2014. Gisele Bündchen in far-far away mise-en-scène. WANTED: intact flora and fauna, under water and above it.

Thursday, 20. March 2014 Gaga Lady Bags
  • FASHION
  • 2014
  • digital photography
  • size variable
  • Kerstin Weichsel

Seen in Rome, March 2014. Snakes on a Plane / Snakes on a Brain. Flattened snakeskins for manufacturing luxury handbags or—alternatively—living snakes on the head of Medusa, a mythological creature whose gaze turns to stone anyone who looks at her, whether man or beast. Legendary.

Thursday, 10. October 2013 Gisele Bündchen 19,95
  • FASHION
  • 2013
  • digital photography
  • size variable
  • Kerstin Weichsel

Seen in Berlin, Bremen and Hamburg, September/October 2013. It works like this: you hire a model with the Midas touch, and presto! turnover figures—whether it’s for shampoo, dental care products, sandals, luxury goods or budget fashion—go up and up and up … However, the Greek legend actually said that literally everything that King Midas touched … Continued

Tuesday, 17. September 2013 Beyoncé 4,95
  • BEYONCÉ 4,95
  • 2013
  • digital photography
  • 12 c-prints on alu-dibond
  • 370x33/50cm
  • Kerstin Weichsel

June 29 – July 27, 2013 | photo exhibition August 24, 2013 | art brunch August 31 – September 21, 2013 | installations, video, info lounge, photo exhibition << Just click on the photo to start the video! video introduction to FACEANDBOOK.ME / Beyoncé 4,95 by Tiny Domingos, director of rosalux—the Berlin-based art office, August … Continued

Friday, 13. September 2013 Beyoncé 4,95
  • 251 PHOTOGRAPHS + 6 TERMS = 15 SECONDS
  • 2013
  • stop motion video loop
  • Kerstin Weichsel

<< Just click on the photo to start the video! 251 selected photographs from a series on advertising posters that I documented in Berlin, Munich and Meran in May 2013. Summer fashion items and bikinis were on presentation, some of which had cost €4.95. They were showcased, Vogue style, with superstar singer Beyoncé. Here we … Continued

Wednesday, 11. September 2013 Beyoncé 4,95
  • BABY WILL NEED A LOT OF COAL SOME DAY (Publicity / Picture Research 1954-2013 | 5 images)
  • 2013
  • assemblage
  • advertisement, colored silicone stickers
  • 120x70cm
  • Kerstin Weichsel

Baby will need a lot of coal some day. Girl or boy? One thing’s for certain: coal will be one of the most important source of energy also for this new arrival. This is why our subsidiary Rheinbraun is going to continue to invest in lignite and hard coal. By which the company achieves good … Continued

Monday, 9. September 2013 Beyoncé 4,95
  • THE COW TODAY; YOU TOMORROW (Puplicity / Picture Research 1954-2013 | 5 images)
  • 2013
  • assemblage
  • advertisement, colored silicone stickers
  • 120x70cm
  • Kerstin Weichsel

The cow today; you, tomorrow. In Nordenham on the lower Weser river, northern Germany, several cows died of toxic emissions from a lead works. In Japan, people die of mercury poisoning. Fishing grounds are polluted by the industry with mercury sewage. Apart from Japan, West Germany is the country with the worst air pollution. Domestic … Continued

Friday, 6. September 2013 Beyoncé 4,95
  • ULTIMATE DISPOSAL (Publicity / Picture Research 1954-2013 | 5 images)
  • 2013
  • assemblage
  • newspaper article, DISNEY collectible sticker, colored silicone stickers
  • 120x70cm
  • Kerstin Weichsel

Ultimate Disposal Cheer up! You can be afraid of a lot of things, spiders and weirdoes being most tangible reasons for disconcertment. Fearing other things, like the end of the world, is a bit more difficult for the majority of us, except if you’re American and as such on personal terms with the apocalypse (cf. … Continued

Wednesday, 4. September 2013 Beyoncé 4,95
  • WAY OUT OF THIS MESS II
  • 2013
  • installation / object art
  • underwear, toilet lid, bleach, newspaper article, pictograms, panel text
  • site-specific
  • Kerstin Weichsel

Jacques-Yves Cousteau: „In the 20th century, mankind has done more harm to the planet than in the entire human history before. The most serious damage has been worked by two main agents: the explosive population growth, in conjunction with economic mismanagement. There are today 5.6 billion people in the world [note Kerstin Weichsel: figure from … Continued

Monday, 2. September 2013 Beyoncé 4,95
  • PRECIOUS POSING
  • 2013
  • installation
  • display dummy legs, décor sand and flower, leggings, tape
  • 77x60x80cm
  • Kerstin Weichsel

„…The market system as we see it today is more harmful to the planet than anything else: everything has its price but nothing has a value. As a result of this terrible confusion between price and value, today’s economic life is dominated by a fundamental unrealism; it has become an abstraction …” Quoted from: Cousteau—a voice … Continued

Saturday, 31. August 2013 Beyoncé 4,95
  • ALPHABET
  • 2013
  • panel text
  • transfer foil
  • 50x35cm
  • Kerstin Weichsel

This is a newspaper article in which I left out most nouns (i.e. words denoting things). What is missing is a riddle. No context is unfolding. Things and language belong together. In the course of human development, these have been important factors to increase one’s options. I am convinced that things should really be there for … Continued

Thursday, 20. June 2013 Beyoncé 4,95
  • FASHION
  • 2013
  • photography
  • digital
  • size variable
  • Kerstin Weichsel

Seen in Berlin, Munich and Meran, May 2013. Much ado about a tiny bit of cloth, yes, we can. The price is right, damn right!

Monday, 15. April 2013 Paradis(e) conscious
  • FASHION
  • 2013
  • photography
  • digital
  • size variable
  • Kerstin Weichsel

Seen in Berlin and Hamburg, March/April 2013. Destination: paper-mâché nature.

Wednesday, 30. January 2013 Kate Moss Accessory
  • FASHION
  • 2013
  • photography
  • digital
  • size variable
  • Kerstin Weichsel

Seen in Berlin, January 2013. Accessory madness, genuinely phony but the spider web is waiting …

Friday, 30. November 2012 Lana del Rey 19,95
  • FASHION
  • 2012
  • photography
  • digital
  • size variabel
  • Kerstin Weichsel

Seen in Rome, October/November 2012, buy-me, take-me, happiness for the hotly contested customer, here & now, in this instant. Lana del Rey is fighting with women’s weapons here.

Wednesday, 12. September 2012 Beckham Bikini
  • FASHION
  • 2012
  • photography
  • digital
  • size variable
  • Kerstin Weichsel

Seen here in Berlin, September 2012, on the historic Bikini House, during its remodeling into a new shopping mall. The entire storefront—400 meters long and 7 storeys high—plastered with giant posters: underwear in King Kong size.