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Susanne bÜrner
50.000.000 can't be wrong
Experimental video | dv | black and white | 6'24'' | Germany | 2006
"50,000,000 can't be wrong" shows crowds of people expressing longing and despair through their mimics and gestures. Their subject of attraction, their idol, is missing. He is off-frame, hidden to the viewer. All traces referring to him are erased from the footage. What remains is his reflection in their faces, constituting his negative image.
Susanne Bürner was born in 1970 in Ellwangen/Jagst. She studied Media Arts at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe and received her diploma in 1998. She currently lives and works in Berlin. Her work has been presented on diverse occasions, in a number of places, among them: "finistère", 2005, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin; "Dissolve", 2002, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin; and "Räume", 2001, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart. Among her group presentations are: tank.tv, 2007, Tate Modern, London; and "Klinik - eine Pathologie der Gesten", 2006, Théâtre Hebbel, Berlin. She has received numerous prizes and stipends, the most recent include: bourse du programme berlinois en faveur des artistes féminines, in 2006; Artist in Residence at the Villa Arson, Nice, France, in 2006; and la bourse du Kunstfonds de Bonn, Germany, in 2004.