Susan Morris

In Susan Morris's colourful activity recordings, which look like concrete paintings by Max Bill or Richard Paul Lohse, photography as a means of portraiture obtains a new dimension. The artist marks the grade of her activity in colour sequences for each day and hour throughout an entire year. Red sequences stand for movement and physical effort while black stripes represent low activity or sleeping time. This rhythmic self-portrait of the artist is reminiscent of the French scientist, physiologist and photographer Etienne-Jules Marey, who recorded movement in the 19th century by using pioneering chronophotographic technique.