Triangulation Show

in Sheffer Gallery Sydney 16.-30.07.2012

Flexible Frameworks

In my art practice I investigate the flexibility of man-made frameworks such as definitions, structures, models, ascriptions and the respective methods of employment of these frameworks. Structures, hierarchies and the practice of standardisation influence our perception and cognition, they construct a world in between through which we are able to draft, frame and communicate our ideas. This space or perspective in between is the third space (Bhabha) where new meanings and situated references and relations are construed. The method of triangulation breaks out of the dichotomy and binary thinking by introducing a third point of view, which can be allegorized as the relation, link, embodied reference and new meaning in itself. Triangulation aims for a holistic, balanced, objective approach. My research is an exploration in this moment of cognition, when we adapt and negotiate respective
meanings and insights. Our tools for this step of comparison between known information and new information are standards, units, metric systems, scales and classifications. These tools, instruments and ‘inscription devices’ construct our reality (Latour). The growing interest in visualisations like diagrams, databases and scientific imaging is an indicator for the pervasive urge for a holistic view of our world.

For the the exhibition about Triangulation in the Sheffer Gallery in Sydney I propose the installation of a full-size coordination-system with the axis of abscissas. The axis consist of rubberbands, which are grounded orthogonally with hooks in the gallery space. The audience will be the third point of reference within this system inside the gallery. It will be possible to play with the installation such as rubber band jumping, making sounds by picking the
strings and therefore experiencing the playfulness and elasticity of our frameworks. With triangulation (the process of comparison) we render unknown values of a situation and make this information accessible, negotiable, and communicable.
The experience in the exhibition is completed through a set of collages and images representing graphical frameworks within our environment on a micro and macroscale. We can read orthogonal axis into the legs of an insect and ascribe new meanings to shapes of building, to lines and movements, which we observe in our sphere. Formulas in physics and maths represent balances of power and relations of a dynamically changing, vital phenomenon with at least 3 variables. This work is aiming to visualize and realize the agency and operational competence of things and structures within our perceived world in which we are always in the role of the analyser and synthesiser, therefore in the process of interpretation, translation and making sense.

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

ARTICULATE, Sydney – seven artists celebrate

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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


Manipulated clocks


Even better: placing the image in original size results in a distortion of the aspect ratio according to preformatted sizes of the template. This aspect of visual articulation is part of my exploration in the elastic screen project.

I manipulated the clockhands of conventional clocks and replaced them with elastic latex material. Suddenly gravity becomes an important and influencing factor in the display of time. Some specific constellations of the clockhands are difficult for the rotation of the clockhands: when the hourly and minute clockhand move on top of each other the clockhand for seconds does not have enough energy to move over them and gets stucked. Furthermore the display of time gets creatural and anthropomorphic. Physical factors are not settled or reduced to a controlled, well organised sequence. Instead, they are encouraged and made apparent.