Susan Kleinberg

    Susan Kleinberg



(2014 - 2015)

Deriving from work over two years, 2014-2015, with the scientific team of the Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France, Musee du Louvre, "Kairos" is a landscape of possibilities in deep migration.
The video and photographs were filmed through the Centre's Hirox microscope from elements related to an enigmatic Mesopotamian figure.  They are an avalanche of the possible, microcosm and immense in space, from the center of what we don't know to the implications of imagination.  Slowly unraveling beyond descriptive, they reach to an almost undulating, disequilibrating near atomic level, in deep color.

This Mesopotamian figure, Ishtar, from the Louvre collection, is a major goddess, rubies from Burma in her eyes and navel, with her palm outstretched in the classic gesture of offering, an invitation into the work. 

The sound is from NASA'S Deep Space Antennae, pointed far into the universe, the sound of starlight ...

The unraveling images are an excavation through borders, an essential comment on location of perspective.

KAIROS Print Image 3

KAIROS Print Image 4

KAIROS Print Image 6

KAIROS Print Image 7

KAIROS Print Image 8

KAIROS Print Image 9

KAIROS (in development), Alliance Francaise,
for the Venice Biennale 2013


Palazzo Fortuny 
Venice, 2015

2nd C. BC
Collection of the Louvre





NiMAC Museum,



Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts
St. Petersburg, Russia