Melbourne Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference 22.-23.06.12

This video was running in the background during my presentation on the Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference in Melbourne. T. Konrad created the distortions of QueenMary departing the harbour in NYC. The video is a visual link to the idea of distorted aspect ratio of video images and possible meanings of this elastification of visual perception. This is the abstract of my talk/paper:

Inferences through interferences

In physics, interferences are created by the diffraction method. Diffractions describe the bending of waves (e.g. Light-, water-, electromagnetic-, x-ray-, radio waves), which pass through small objects such as slits. Haraway (1997) and Barad (2007) employ this approach metaphorically in their thinking as a kind of critical consciousness. Reading and writing diffractively creates differences, offers new perspectives and various points of entry for interpretation and sense making. Interference on a material level i.e. technically as well as conceptually is a key tactic for the encoding and decoding of imagery and representations. Bending or the flexibilisation of visual (and ultimately conceptual) information occurs in this process on several levels: Firstly through the technical production of imagery (e.g. Shot, rendered, manufactured). Secondly by the technical transmission and mediation of information. The usage of filters and algorithms constitutes an additional level of transformation in this process and lastly the practice of reading, decoding and making sense, negotiating and evaluating the information by situating it in related contexts. Technology allows for layers of diffraction, which can be exploited for interpretation, therefore for the production of meaning at a greater extend and for the discovery of underlying patterns, which are not obvious at the first glance. In this sense, elastic interference is a tactic that leads to new inferences through differences and possible references to radically disparate things. In my practice, I am applying this tactic as a new representational practice to remediated, expanded, networked imagery. My investigations in the flexibility of systems pertains both content and form of imagery. The notion of diffraction shifts fixed congruencies and opens up a constructive trajectory, which demands divergent practices and encounters to translate the ideas into action.

List of references (not complete): Barad K (2007). Meeting the universe halfway: quantum physics and the entanglement of matter and meaning. Duke University Press, Durham Haraway D (1988). Situated Knowledges : The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective. In Feminist Studies, Vol. 14, No. 3 (Autumn, 1988), pp. 575-599 Haraway D (1997). Modest_witness@second_millenium.FemaleMan[©]_meets_OncoMouse TM: feminism and technoscience. Routledge, London Lenk H (2003). Grasping Reality. An Interpretation-Realistic Epistemology. World Scientific Publishing, Singapore

Ferret Out Loopholes at Articulate in Sydney


Happy to exhibit my work at Articulate’s progressive Ferret show (13.02.-26.02.2018) in Sydney: Ferret Out Loopholes – stay offline for the day without TV, email or social media. Unfollow and unfriend. Declutter dependencies. Shift priorities. Downsize consumption. Reconsider commitments. Learn new skills. Stop buying. Turn off all notifications. Focus on real life by keeping whole days unplanned.


I am in a new bubble


Bubble Timer (2016)  with Peter Minson

UOS Kurzvorstellung

Selbstdarstellung OSNA2

ARTICULATE, Sydney – seven artists celebrate

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featured artists

Bet(tin)a Bruder featuring Andräa Schmidt featuring Carmen Luippold featuring Roohi Ahmed featuring Vanessa Henn featuring Hiroko Tanahashi featuring Sandra Heinz featuring forever, 2017, mixed media.
Articulate turns seven, 9 – 23 December 2017, Friday to Sunday, 11-5pm

Finland swamp experience

Happy participant in the workshop from Jamie Allen, Martin Howse and Jonathan Kemp at Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station, Finland, 03.-05.09.2017

Preview: planetary counterpoles of Hyytiälä


Project examples:

Cups for Alice

Standard drinking cups made of polystyrene imprinted with a measurement scale were aboard of an oceanographic research vessel of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the US (NOAA) during an expedition in the Gulf of Mexico in a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV). Due to the increased air pressure, the cups shrank with every meter of descent resulting in tiny smurfed measuring cups. Link to video documentation, 2.25 min on Vimeo: Cups for Alice












Elastic Metric System

To facilitate the sociocultural transformation towards a culture with an enhanced sensorium, I implemented the New Elastic Metric System on an arbitrary basis as an intervention in public spaces such as cultural institutions and border areas.












Elastic Standard Metre

Unmeasuring the original metric system from 1795 located in Paris with the Elastic Standard Metre on a daily basis for one month. The measuring results varied each day. Video documentation, 2.30 min on Vimeo: Elastic Standard Metre












Organic Equilibrium

Transformed spirit levels with the vial embedded in organic materials to determine potential solutions outside of the binary paradigm (even / uneven) of conventional scientific rationality.












Disordered Zero Point of Clandulla State Forest

In a geometrical approximation the geographical zero point of Clandulla State Forest Gallery, NSW, Australia was determined at -32°53’37.6”, 149°56’6”. This mark was shifted to the main area of the open air exhibition (The Survey Show). Such flexibility of the zero point was represented by a mobile rotating device keeping the zero point in constant motion explicating the discrepancy between human made constructions and reality. Link to event: Clandulla State Gallery












Viscous Timespacematter

Bergson’s concept of duration as an immeasurable flow and intuitive sense of time in contrast to mechanized clock-time was the basis of several experiments about time. Revamped time keepers literally softened the rigidity of ordered time. Video documentation, 2.40 min on Vimeo: Viscous Timers













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Disoriented Descartes in Grenoble (29.5.-04.09.16)


as part of Julien Villaret’s Ideal Reading at centre d’art Grenoble

Sydney – Articulate Space – Have Your Say 19.-20.12.2015



Sydney UTS – Happy with my students

Grad Show UTS Sydney

Grad show Vis Com UTS at the wharf in Sydney

20 November 2015 at 18:30 to 21 November 2015 at 16:00
Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay
Sydney, Australia 2000

For works – click below
UTS Sydney Visual Communication

Melbourne – Transversal Practice



Conference at VCA on New Materialism. More here:

Pure pleasure

Experimental Thinking / Design Practices


Ortho and Cups for Alice in Brisbane:
Experimental Thinking / Design Practices
18 September – 7 November 2015

Griffith University Art Gallery,
South Bank campus 226 Grey Street,
South Bank, Brisbane.


The Tools – exhibition at gallery tête, Berlin