Susanna Hertrich

Chrono-Shredder Ⅰ – Ⅳ

A poetic time machine (2007 – 2015)


Chrono-Shredder is a poetic time machine that reminds us of the momentariness of our life time. Every single day is slowly shredded as time passes by. All that time that is irreversibly lost, receives a tangible presence in the form of shredded paper. As the minutes tick by, the tattered remains of the past pile up under the device. One day is shredded within 24 hours. A shredding pulse is activated very 3 minutes. The device auto-synchronizes at midnight each day. Once started, the Chrono-Shredder automatically and continously shreds the days as time goes by.


— Selected exhibitions —

The Gallery at Emaar Pavilion, Dubai (2015) / Institute of Design, Kielce, Poland (2015) / Digital Art Fest, Sofia, Bulgaria (2015) / CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China (2013) / Galerie Souterrain, Berlin (2013) / Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg (2012) / La Triennale di Milano (2011) / MARTa Herford (2011) / Felix Ringel Galerie/garage, Düsseldorf (2010)


— Selected publications —

A Smile in the Mind, 2nd Edition, Phaidon, London (2016) / The Art of Calendar Design. Sandu Publishing, Guangzhou (2014) / Creative Calendars. Links international/Basheer Books, HongKong (2011) / Les objets fous de l’art. Éditions Hoëbeke, Paris (2011) / SAVE 7HE DATE. Victionary Publishers, Hongkong (2011) / Papercraft 2. Die Gestalten Publishers, Berlin (2011)


— Material & dimensions —

Mixed media: powder coated steel, motor and gears, sensor, electronic control, paper, shredding unit. Dimensions: app. h 46 cm x w 30 cm x d 20 cm / 10kg. (110/240V).

— Edition —

Limited edition of 12 currently under construction (each signed & numbered). Price upon request.