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Installations and objects.

augmenting reality

augmenting reality 2019

mdf ∙ paint ∙ foam ∙ acrylic glass ∙ steel ∙ tvs ∙ flightcase fittings
chrome plated bronze ∙ pvc sheets ∙ foil ∙ led tube

The multi-medial installation titled augmenting reality was first shown in 2019 at the annual grand exhibition of the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg. The arrangment featured an opened freight crate, which revealed a polished chrome plated arm skeleton prothesis embedded in grey foam material on its inside. Three large TVs were framing the crate similar to a tryptch, whilst screening a looped advertisement clip engineered towards the skeleton prothesis. Final touches were added by a female voice narrating slogans over a monumental and engaging soundtrack, which added to a certain sacred atmosphere present in the chamber. 

Below you can see the video documentation of the installation with sound:

The gallery beneath shows image documentation of the installation:

mechanical sarcophagus

mechanical sarcophagus 2020

mdf ∙ paint ∙ carpet ∙ acrylic glass ∙ mirror ∙ stainless steel ∙ paper
graphite ∙ aluminium ∙ led tubes ∙ rubber 

With a total height of 3.5m, the sculptural work named the mechanical sarcophagus presents itself as a gradually narrowing cylinder, haboring a pale and filigree drawing on its inside, which can be seen and approached through a opening on one side of the object. The installation was first shown at the exhibiton Melking Mittendrin hosted by platform München in March 2020.

The painted medium-density fibreboard structure supported two slim sheets of acrylic glass on it's inside, which directly presented the drawing on the visitors eye-level. The graphic was lit evenly from all sides through 8 led tubes, which were suspended from the ceiling and arranged in a circular pattern. On the outside the spacings in between the mdf pillars and the suspended rubber sheets acted as open gateways for the light to emit out of the structure into its surroundings. The result were symmetrically arranged shadows, which were directly cast onto the nearby objects in the sculptures environment, thus creating a link between the inside and the outside of the installation. 

The clean and technical appearance of the object was complemented by custom fabricated laser cut components made of stainless steel and aluminium. To clearly distinguish the inside and the outside, a circular black carpet was fitted onto the floor. For visitors to enter the space, it was mandatory to put on single use shoe covers which could be found in a small container located nearby the entrance.

mixed exhibition site

mixed exhibiton site 2021

construction fence ∙ polyester fabric ∙ steel chains, plating & mesh tape
foamboard ∙ rubber ∙ aluminium ∙ paper ∙ magnets                            

The mixed exhibition site consisted of many former works across different media, being presented back to back in a coherent manner. On one end of the set, two construction fences strung with black polyester fabric were arranged in a V-shape, while the horizontal steel rods of the fence were spared. In the set-up, these acted as a support beams for chain suspended laser cut steel platings, which themselves carried various drawings and prints. On the other end, the installation augmenting reality was arranged in a similar V-shape, with a TV being framed by the two halves of the crate. 

In the center of the site, there stood a custom built table, made of welded steel plating and reinforcing iron. The table acted as display for the center-piece of the exhibition, a miniature model of the installation the mechanical sarcophagus in a scale of 1:18. The model itself was built out of the same materials used for the original life sized object. Furthermore the mechanical sarcophagus model was surrounded by foamcore and plastic models of the construction fence and the augmenting reality crate, also in the scale of 1:18. Initially the life-sized mechanical sarcophagus was planned to be presented, but due to problems concering the size, it had to be presented differently. In the end, the problem was solved by creating said model, which showed the site how it would have looked like, with the life-size sarcophagus installed. 

The exhibition was rounded off by an SCA computer terminal, showing the online portfolio which you are currently reading this on.