Obsolete Terrain – Towards a Simple Talk in Utopia

In the video installation Obsolete Terrain by Suzan Noesen, which is part of the work series A Simple Talk in Utopia, four performers on several screens play characters that hang out in an abandoned site somewhere in the green fields. As they discuss an apple tree in the distance, their views on nature and ecological values are drawn out through their conversations while the performers each take turns in these roles, re-enacting the scenes again and again. In this network of opinions and perspectives, the spectator enters the installation as another part of this social circle and encounters, both the characters’ diverging views and their own. 

Blurring the lines between time, space and personhood, Suzan Noesen here foregrounds how such roles are constructed and unfold within the group dynamic. As each performer switches character, the reiteration of scenes evolves into the interaction of diverse and ambiguous types: the militant ecologist, the romantic, the pragmatic or the entrepreneur. Obsolete Terrain approaches the current ecological crisis as a social body, which serves as a starting point towards a new consciousness of nature and the human. All the while, the apple tree, caught between its cultural and agricultural history, remains firmly at the centre of the work, transforming under the pressure of this society of characters. 

Cast Céline Camara, Fábio Godinho, Julie Kieffer, Philippe Meyrer
Production and Direction Assistant Alix Andries
Cinematographer  Olivier Koos
Camera Assistant Alais Folny
Sound Tom Biren
Location Manager: Frederico Majerus
Costume advising: Laurence Streitz
Editing advising Anne Schiltz
Technical installation concept and construction Frank Meiers – Amplitude
Video research and Production with the support of Ministère de la Culture, Luxembourg
Installation production with the support of  Rotondes / Casino Luxembourg

Artist in residency at Fonderie Darling, Montréal

Résidence de recherche et de création pour artistes plasticiens à la Fonderie Darling à Montréal (CA)

New Date: Autumn 2022

Quatre Mains/Four Hands Video Installation


shortlist show at Rotondes Luxembourg

 Leap Prize

15.11.2020 – 29.11.2020

Labyrinth der gestischen Tropen | Installation view | Foto: Lynn Theisen

Labyrinth der gestischen Tropen

solo exhibition at Centre des Arts Pluriels Ettelbrück CAPE



25.02. – 20.03.2021
Opening 24.02.2021 17:00

Announcment of the Selection of Book of Hours by Suzan Noesen for DEST 2020 New Directors New Films Festival Espinho Portugal

Livre d’heures – Book of Hours at FEST – 2020

Book of Hours got awarded an Honorable Mention at 16th edition of FEST New Directors New | Films Festival in the  NEXXT competition.

more about FEST – 2020

August 7th 2020 14:30 NEXXT 6

Exhibition View "At Car Dealer" Leipzig

At the Car Dealer

pop-up group show in Leipzig

Four Hands and Papier Cadeau will be on display with works by Ines Brands, Christian Bär, Anna Nero, Hannes Kleinschmidt, Christoph Roßner, Ella CB, Suzana Brborović, Chloe Piot, Marianne Thurm, Hannes Uhlenhaut, Lydia Wahrig. Lindenthaler Str.61-65. Opening times here

7.9.2019 – 27.10.2019

Flyer for summer group show "cherry pickers", black font on pink flyer

Cherry Pickers

pop-up group show by Podium

Group show curated by Stilbé Schroeder and Vincent Crapon with works by Olivier Adeline, Tessy Bauer, Solanne Bernard, Laurianne Bixhain, Camilla Bliss, Mike Bourscheid, Aline Bouvy, Vanessa Brown, Hugo Canoilas,
Claire Decet, Aline Forçain, Samuel François, Julia Frank, Philomène Hoël,
Steph Huang, Alexei Alexander Izmaylov, Sophie Jung, Ronan Lecreurer,
Catherine Lorent, Gaëlle Loth, Luisa Mè, Christoph Meier, Ute Müller, Suzan
Noesen, Mary-Audrey Ramirez, Pablo Rodriguez Blanco, Letizia Romanini,
Lorette Sagouis, Eric Schumacher, Sarah Staton, Mu Tian, Vince Tillotson,
Transitus Immobilis, u.r.a.m.i, Guillaume Vandame, Nicholas Vargelis,
Marianne Villière, Demelza Watts. More about cherry pickers

36 rue de curé, l-1386, luxembourg city

21, 22, 23.06.2029

Window Door visualizing blackthursday l heure bleue visuel

L’heure bleue at Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain

screening of Livre d’heures and conference

The event will start with a screening of Livre d’heures. It will be followed by a micro-conference with short analyses of the film by Sonja Kmec, Laura Lux and Tracy Heindrichs. Afterwards, a concert by Núria Bonet and Georges Goerens will accompany you as you bathe in the evening’s changing light of the Casino’s Aquarium. More about L’heure bleue

25. April 2019 19:00

movie still Movie Livre d'heures. Ivonne, an elderly woman (Suzan Noesens grandmother) sits with Suzan Noesen at her kitchen table

Livre d’heures at Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain

daily screenings of Livre d’heures at Casino’s BlackBox

Livre d’heures portrays the day-to-day cohabitation of the artist and her grandmother in a Luxembourg village. The film is based on their real-life cohabitation, reconstructed in fictional form and tells a story about intergenerational difference, identity and the interdependence of two women ass well as their individual dependence on time. The film’s aesthetics serve as a metaphor to depict their different identities and lifestyles. More about Livre d’heures

Casino Luxembourg

20.03.2019 – 29.04.2019

Livre d'heures at Luxembourg City Film Festival, Suzan Noesen with Kevin Muhlen, director of Casino

Livre d’heures at Luxembourg City Film Festival

Suzan Noesen’s first short-film Livre d’heures celebrates its national premiere at Ciné Utopia at the 9th Luxembourg City Film Festival.

The screening takes place in the framework of Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain’s collaboration with LCFF, featuring also the documentary “Ne travaille pas” by César Vayssié.

After the film a Q&A with Suzan Noesen and Yasin Özen, 1st AD and coproducer of Livre d’heures, is moderated by Kevin Muhlen, director of Casino.

More about this project:
Livre d’heures
L’heure bleue
Essays and Press here

Luxembourg City Film Festival

March 8th 2019 18:30

Suzan Noesen presents her work "Points-of-view" in front of audience


duo show at Cercle Cité

Libera Pagina! is the title of the multimedia project of Luxembourgish artist Suzan Noesen. Its starting point is the intergenerational house-sharing of the artist with her grandmother in rural Luxembourg. Suzan Noesen’s project is made of video installations, examining the psychological traces left by intergenerational relationships as well as the agricultural past of Luxembourg. She looks at the conceptual differences between the ways of living derived by age gap, but also the cultural differences between the life of the artist and the country life. READ MORE

Points-of-View at Cercle Cité

14.2.2019 – 17.3.2019