Duskdust is an artist book and a series of monographs by Susanne Kriemann, which takes as its starting point the former industrial site of limestone mining at Furillen on the north-eastern coast of Gotland, Sweden’s biggest island. It is informed by the artist’s ongoing preoccupation with photography, labour and archaeology. Susanne Kriemann participated in the BAC Site Residency programme in Gotland 2014. She used her time for fieldtrips and research on the history of the lime stone industry and the current cement production on the island. In 2015 she returned to Gotland, to make her final series of photographs for the book publication and the photographic print series duskdust.
The book includes photographs taken during her residencies and site visits, archival material as well as text contributions by invited authors. Writer Kirsty Bell travelled to Gotland to follow the artist’s research trails while media theorist Jussi Parikka situates Kriemann’s artistic approach within current discourse on geology and media. Maria Barnas wrote a poem based on Kriemann’s walk through a tunnel on Furillen. Livia Paldi introduces The Site Residency programme and the specificity of the selected site in relationship to Kriemann’s work.