mythe en place – undisclosed evidence, detail, 2018
mythe en place – undisclosed evidence, detail 2018
upstream(t) no. 51, 2017, mouflon skull, resin, pigments


user-defined landscape 08: laser engraving on fluorescent plexiglass, 43,5 x 55,2 x 0,3 cm, 2018


Over a period of four weeks (21/7 – 21/8/2017), multimedia installations grow on three city squares in Munich: Odeonsplatz, Max-Joseph-Platz and Lenbachplatz. In this urban exhibition concept, tropical plants, sculptural works and intelligent materials are arranged in hybrid formations, an amalgam that forms an unfamiliar and at the same time experiential biosphere. Susi Gelb’s environments conceptualize nature as a medium and question the existing categories of “natural” and “artificial”. The artist creates a living setting which has, to a certain extent, an independent existence: Smart materials change their properties of their own accord and adapt to the changing surrounding conditions.

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Funded by the City of Munich, Department of Arts and Culture

NO SUCH THINGS GROW HERE / Public Art 2017 / Odeonsplatz Munich: living palmtree and excavated material
NO SUCH THINGS GROW HERE / Public Art 2017 Lenbachplatz Munich: 2-sided billboard 5 x 5 meters, banana plants, oncrete sculpture with mixed media, concrete stones, earth, sand
installation view
detail/ growhere04: concrete sculpture with pigments, plastic, wood, ropes and plants
detail/ banana plant aund fruits
detail/ billboard
installation view
NO SUCH THINGS GROW HERE / Public Art 2017 / Max-Joseph-Platz Munich: 6 x 3.5 meter led wall on wooden construction with video loop and sound, tropical plants, bronze sculptures, 8 concrete sunbeds with thermochromic tiles, fake rocks
installation view
installation view
detail/ thermochromic tiles
detail/ thermochromic tile
detail/ growhere#02: bronze cast, polyester resin, steel, concrete, 2017
growhere#01: bronze cast of a cactus, 2017
concrete sunbench with hydrochloric acid engraving, 2017
detail/ growhere#03: bronze cast
installation view


early morning drone capture of the square
installation view

TRAILER for no such things grow here, full hd video, 11:55 min, loop, 2017, soundtrack by Fondamentalism & Nouvelle

upstream(t) No. 56: ytong, phosphorescent granulate (glows in the dark), pigments, glass fiber, polyester resin, 72,5 x 22,7 x 22 cm, 2017
the phosphorescent side (glows in the dark)
soft water crystallisator: liquid crystal display, 125 x 72 x 26 cm, glass plate, 2 transparent polyester resin casts, full hd video 23:22 min, loop, no sound
spreez at dash, installation view/ Dash Gallery, Kortrijk, Belgium/ 2016
capsule no.001/ pomegranate in epoxy encapsulant/ 2015
CORAL NORTH, exhibition curated by Susi Gelb, Niko Abramidis, Quirin Brunnmeier (easy!upstream)/ 2016
discovered#002: cyanotype on Hahnemühle Platinum Rag, 38,1 x 27,9 cm, 2016
marble#002/ upstream (t) No. 28: lasered plywood, vacuum-thermoformed polystyrene, thassos marble, polyester resin/ 45 x 30 x 85 cm/ 2016
marble#001/ lasered plywood, vacuum-thermoformed polystyrene, carrara marble/ 45 x 45 x 65 cm/ 2016polystyrene, thassos marble, polyester resin/ 45 x 30 x 85 cm/ 2016


idle upgrade illusion/ installation views at easy!upstream/ 2015


full size original loading, 2015
front: space enquiry (loading)/ hd video 10:28′, loop/ 2015
back: Gabi Blum/ T/ hd video, loop/ 2015

excerpt from space enquiry (loading)/ full hd video 10:28′, loop/ 2015

unlimited laboratory – part 03 (grow device)/ ananas comosus, shelf system, fluora grow light/ 2015
unlimited laboratory – part 02 (sprout device): glass cylinder, water, pineapple top, daylight, 2015
renaissance enquiry: skin of 3,5 meters albino python, 2015
Eine gewisse chinesische Enzyklopädie/ excerpt from Michel Foucault: Die Ordnung der Dinge, p. 17, Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, 1991
unlimited laboratory, installation view, 2015
unlimited laboratory/ installation view/ 2015
unlimited laboratory/ installation view/  2015
unlimited laboratory – part 04 (terraforming entity)
unlimited laboratory – part 04 (terraforming entity): terrarium, 29°C, 79% air humidity, 3 Amazon tree boas(0,0,3 corallus hortulanus), each 50 cm long, SD card in polyester resin, 2015
detail/ sd card in resin
upstream (t) no.12/ bisected pineapple top in polyester resin, 2014
capsule no. 022/ slice of yellow water melon in epoxy encapsulant/ 2015
underwater expansion/ sublimation print on semitransparent textile/ 3,75 x 2,00 m/ 2015
soft water crystallisation system/ installation view, Werkschau Halle 12, Leipzig/ 2015
upstream (t) no. 36/ air cushion in polyester resin/ 2015
upstream (t) no. 30/ honey comb in polyester resin/ 2015
pime material no. 15/ concrete and wax/ 2014
upstream (t) no. 37/ wax in polyester resin/ 2015

excerpt from this is what a chameleon looks like – no. 02/ hd video, loop, 21:09 min/ 2013

Splendor und Fiktion (L)/ ytong in polyester resin/ 2013-2014
Splendor und Fiktion (L), detail
field office: installation view, 2015
condensate no. 015/ screenwash lemon, aquarium, water/ 2015
installation view
upstream (t) no. 09/ concrete in polyester resin/ 2013
upstream (t) no. 44/ tin and lead and poster in polyester resin/ 2015
splendor & velocity/ installation view/ w-o-l-k-e Brussels/ 2014
splendor and velocity (C)/ crystal shot in polymer paraffin/ 2014
splendor and velocity (B)/ crystal shot in polymer paraffin/ 2014
splendor and velocity (D)/ compass shot in polymer paraffin/ 2014
splendor and velocity (A)/ crystal shot in polymer paraffin/ 2014
this is what a chameleon looks like – infinity no. 01/ installation view/ 2014

excerpt from this is what a chameleon looks like – no. 01/ hd video, loop/ 2013

Systematisierung/ fine art print/ 2014


exactness is a fake – cyan no. 01/ photography hand proof/ 2013
exactness is a fake – magenta no. 03/ photography hand proof/ 2013
black square 2012/ polycrystaline solar panel/ 2012
unlimited laboratory/ artist book/ 2014
Enzyklopädie von S bis G/ installation view at Knust x Kunz Munich/ 2013
Splendor und Fiktion (I)/ concrete in polyester resin/ 2013
Capri-Batterie Asian Standard (Update for Joseph Beuys/ multiple/ 2010
Capri-Batterie EU-Standard (Update for Joseph Beuys/ multiple/ 2009
iceland capsules/ photography/ 2012
upstream (t) no. 13 and no.14/ sulphur, water, petri dish, concrete in polyester resin/ 2014


unspaced measures – enquiry by Susi Gelb: installation 2014
installation view/ detail
time regime A: split flap display with one mirrored side and animation drawn on the flaps on the backside, random rhythm generator, 2014
heavy-duty props: super-elastic yellow polyurethane foam casts, each 8 meters long, hanging from the ceiling of the exhibition space, a former Nazi building in Munich, 2012