DEVELOPMENT OF WORKS SINCE 1980
• Fabrication of the second series of prototypes for TELEKOM and Installation of them on an outdoor site at their headquater in Bonn, Germany.
• Concept of a modular multicolor based kinetic installation on bridges.
• Concept of an large scale interactive monument for the German unification in cooperation with Berlin architects: Studio fuer Architekturen.
• Installation of the FLYING SAILS at the Light Rail Station of Seattle’s SEATAC airport
• Fabrication of the first series of prototypes for TELEKOM and Installation of them on an outdoor site at their headquater in Bonn, Germany.
• Concept for interactive bus shelters for the City of Calgary.
• Concept of a self sustained large scale interactive sculpture integrated in a self developed architecture visualizing the world wide climate change using live data.
• Designing a series of modular interactive Bus shelters in three different designlines commissioned by the German phone concern TELEKOM.
• The lighting of these shelters shift in hue in relation to proximity of the buses. Also commissioned by TELEKOM development and design of an large scale kinetic time based light clock and an interactive text based out door sculpture.
• Fabrication of the two kinetic light sculptures for Seattle’s SeaTac Airport’s Light Rail Station that were built to be suspended within the station and will be activated by the air pressure of passing trains.
• The construction of the building that would support the sculptures just started, so we concepted a method of fabricating the sculptures to within millimeters of the as-of-yet constructed roof and 2 floors of the Station. This project was designed in a close collaboration with the Seattle architecture firm Hewitt architects, and will completed in Fall 2009.
• Concept of an interactive light installation for the GASOMETER in Oberhausen, Germany.
• Completion of the video-,audio- and light installations onboard of the third new Staten Island Ferry in New York.
• Development of an text based interactive sculpture and archive-activated through the world wide web-for the McCormick Freedom museum in Chicago
• Commission for two large scale kinetic sculptures for the Light Rail station of
Seattle’s Seatac airport- Realisation 2008
* catalogue Art in the City, Public Art in New York, NYC Art Commission.
• Completion of the public art installations on the bridge decks of first and the second new Staten Island Ferries: “The Middle of the World” Located on the bridge deck of each of the three new Staten Island ferries The Middle of the World is a multimedia installation that provides passengers with a experience with every crossing. Steered by the ferry’s GPS navigation system the installation uses sound, video, light and mechanics to explore nautical and geographical themes in a time-based and site specific manner. The video component of the work is a viewing portal of highly polished stainless steel housing a sonargraphically generated view of the undersea floor between Staten Island and Manhattan. (installation on the third ferry scheduled for Feb. 2005)
• Realisation of a permanent interactive glass and mirror installation in a window of the new ARP Museum in Remagen Germany, architect: Richard Meyer
• Realisation begins for the commission onboard the three new Staten Island Ferries.
• Installation of an permanent interactive and kinetic sculpture for San Francisco international airport commissioned by the SF Art Commission
• Commission of a large scale outdoor media sculpture : a light tower built in a lake for the city of Hamm, Commissioned by the state Northrine-Westfalia, Germany
• Transformation of the water and light images into digital videostills. Creation of a computer program to built visuAl configurations with these stills
• First two dimensional prints from water and light images.
• Creation of mobile equipment to take water images on various outdoor site at lakes and creeks in northern california
• Concept and realisation of "Day of Art" for the California college of Art and Craft [CCAC]
• Over the period of a semester a group of organizes 20 interdisiplinary students to create art works off site in the State-Run Housing Community of West Oakland, California. Class meetings were held at the West Oakland community center and included various local groups, poltitical institutions and individuals. Students developed their individual projects,mostly installations, on choosen sites. The presentation at the "day of art in West Oakland" was attended by more than 2000 members of the community.
• A formation of 18 vertically and horizontally rotating mirrors presented in a castle in Germany. The rotation of the mirrors is steered by the body motion of the audience.
Received the prestigious german media art award "Raum - Medien" from the Marl Museum, Germany.
• Received the" New York City Art Commission Award for Design of Public Art",
For the concept of the public art on the three new Staten Island Ferries.
• Extended studies of water and light reflections , added with mirrors and glass contructions to direct natural light on the water surface, creating on outdoor working situation around the Mill Creek water fall. These studies lead into video sequences of light on moving water.
• Conception and realisation "BLOCK 451" for the SF Art Institute: A group of 25 interdisciplinary students each utilize an apartment in an evacuated block of a public housing in San Francisco. Students develop their project in relation and comunication with the tenants of the other blocks. The scope of works ranked from sculpture, audio and video installation and performance to a pirate radio station and a ballet of four actual Bobcat loading tractors used in construction . These were choreographed in cooperation with local children.
• Exhibition and purchase of a group of "Perception Instruments" out of "Gymnasium for t the Eyes" by the JENOPTIK Collection, Jena, Germany
• Presentation of the "Exercise Room" in the WORLD FAIR in Hannover,Germany
• 2 month working journey across the United States with the Columbian artist Elisabeth Vollert
• Begin a 2 year artist in residency at the San Francisco Art Institute, teaching:
Installation, Social Sculpture and Public Art.
• Continued work using Video studies of light reflections in running water.
• Winner of the competition for public art on the 3 new Staten Island Ferries, Percent for Art program, Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC
• Installation of the kinetic outdoor sculpture “Colloquium Externo”, University of Economics, In Ludwigshafen, Germany
• Nanyeli- intermedial project in cooperation with the Turkish writer Azli Erdogan
• Conception and realization of touring exhibition space with 16 perception instruments for the Children and Young peoples Museum in Munich
• Light and Space studies in photography and video to conceive the workable full size mirrored “Exercise Room”
• Realization of the “Exercise Room” which allows the viewer interactive light perception experiences
• Artist grant of the Kunstfond (Ministry of Inner Affairs, Bonn, Germany)
• Guest professor at the San Francisco Art Institute for Social Sculpture and Site and Context- Public Art
• Expansion of the guest tutorship for Interactive Art at the Saar Academy of Fine Art, Saarbrucken
• Development of intelligent microwave sensors
• ”Colloquium Interno” project, a communications system based on heartbeat rhythm
• Completion of the space “Gymnasium for the eyes”
• Completion of the space “Dionysos’ Lounge”
• Overseas Grant for Istanbul awarded by the Berlin Senate for Cultural Affairs
• ”The Center of the World”- the incorporation of moving mirror elements in the design of a public square in Berlin-Hellersdorf
• First Prize and realization of the design campus of the University of Economics in Ludwigshafen
• First Work with electronically manipulatable glass “Priva Life”
• Interactive Sculpture “Perpetuum Mobile”
• Development of an interactive, serial-produced light sculpture for the Italian light manufacturer Targetti
• Outside sculpture in the form of a wind-driven revolving mirror door at the Brenner Pass, for the municipality of Brennero/Gossensass
• Workshop and lecture, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA
• Construction of a accessible mirror cabinet
• Artist in residence at the Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, California
• Guest Tutor for Interactive Art at the Saar Academy of Fine Art, Saarbrucken
• Guest Professor at the San Francisco Art Institute, “Social Sculpture: Interactive Sculpture”
• Artist in Residence at the Auckland Museum, New Zealand
• Lectures and Workshop at the Elam College, Auckland, New Zealand
• Purchase of a five part work by the Karl-Ernst-Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany
• Further development of Photographical Work
• First revolving, interactive mirror door installation “Excerpt from Another Life”, a
narrative video, installation incorporating a whole space, Zagreb Museum
• First binocular perceptual instruments
• Interactive light sculpture, Hotel Edison
• Development of interactive microwave sensors
• Working period in New York. First photographic work with manipulated lenses and reflecting backdrops
• Workshop and lecture at the College of Art in Kyoto, Japan
• Lectures in Tokyo as guest of Goethe Institute
• New Perceptual instruments
• Purchase of the interactive video installation “Sisyphus Flight” by the Berlinische Galerie
• Lecture and workshop at the Carnegie Mellon College, Pittsburgh, USA
• “Sisyphus Flight” interactive video installation, manifesting body movement in space through vertical and horizontal camera movement
• Perceptual instruments for seeing and hearing
• Photographic works, partly used in interactive sculptures: “Intellectual Trap”
•”Narcissus Syndrome”, interactive video installation reacting to body movement in space
• Perceptual instruments for seeing and hearing; first of the “Autoitratto Dopo Filippo Brunelleschi” series of works
• Work with double sided special mirroring “Out of Dionysos Collection”
• Development of special mirrors for the large, partly interactive sculpture “Passage de Montagne” (Mountain Walk)
• ”Zephyrus”- interactive video installation and “Boreas”, wind driven interactive video installation
• ”Sisyphus Flight” project- an interactive video installation
• Glass and Mirror instruments for seeing and hearing- “The Unidad Syndrome”,
“The Sisyphus Syndrome”, “The Cheval Syndrome”, “The Helix Pomotia Syndrome”
• Glass and Mirror instruments for seeing and hearing (installations and sculptures) partly with Weinburg Snails, “Junction, The Garajonay Syndrome”
• Videotapes and first Video Installation, Mucsamok Museum, Budapest
• ”Groundings”, dance choreography for dancer and two snails, performed at the Theatre Artaud, San Francisco and Laban Centre, London
• First performance collaborations with Joanna Haigood and Zacco Dance Theatre, San Francisco
• Theoretical Concept and Commencement of “Perpetuum Mobile” (a perpetual motion machine)
• Intermedial projects with snails and people
• ”Colloquium Mobile” a movement and communications game for snails and people, Olympic Stadium, Berlin
• Saarbrucken City Gallery; First performances with Weinburg Snails
• Work period in Schifferstadt with Otmar Sattel
• End of the work with Weinberg Snails according to aspects of the ‘trace’
• End of the series of constructions on rocks and the sea
• Construction, planning and organization of conferences and meetings of snails
• ”The Graz Conference”, Austria
• Time Sculptures, development of oxidation methods in order to retain the secretional t
racks of Weinberg Snails on various metals
• Material and Effect Group: “The Staircase”
• Discovery of a method to conserve the secretional tracks of Weinberg Snails
• Postal of and travel with snails
• Direction of the Material and Effect Group ‘Branch Office’, Weisbaden, urban projects
• First performance and works in the ‘Routes’ series
• Material and Effect Group project “Hetal Clinic”
• Material and Effect Group urban projects in Antwerp
• Tension bracing “The Island Harbor”
• Material and Effect Group project- Installation “Open and Closed”
• Field Studies and first attempts to conserve the secretional tracks of Weinberg Snails
• First projects in collaboration with Weinberg Snails according to aspects of time,
space and movement
• Installations with living spiders
• Material and Effect Group project AN-BN distribution warehouse, Mockenstrasse
• Working trip to the Canary Islands, bamboo constructions on rocks in the sea according to moments of movement
• Installations according to studies of spiders webs with rope and wire bracing
• Working trip to Italy and performances in urban space
• Manifesto: Space-Time Movement. Including formulations of cartographical intentions
and determining of personal and real experiences of time, space and movement
2009 - Flying Sails
2008 - Climate Clock
2006 - Light Clock
2005 - The Middle of the World
2004 - Fathers Window
2003 - Anemone
2007 - Interactive Bus Shelters
2005 - The Middle of the World
2005 - Sonar Zone
2002 - Water and Light Imagery
2002 - Rotating Mirrors
1999 - Perception Instrument
1999 - Exercise Room
1999 - Colloquium Externo
1997 - Colore Mobile
1996 - Binoculars
1996 - Edison Hotel
1994 - Sysiphus Flight
1992 - Zephyrus
1989 - Junction
1989 - A Game, A Detour, and
a Sarabande Overseas