“Obsolete Presence” premiered at the group show “Odyssey” at Möhnesee,  Kunstverein Arnsberg in June 2017

Obsolete Presence

4C print on wood, mirror, metal construction
200×240 cm

Obsolete Presence leaves both exhibition space and dry land behind. A hand reaching up out of the water holds a smart phone in picture-taking position. The ‘screen’ of the two-dimensional print is a mirror that reflects the image of visitors holding their own camera phone. During the 2017 ‚Odyssee‘ exhibition at Möhnesee in North Rhine-Westphalia, the sculpture ultimately disappeared under a gradually-rising water level.

The work was premiered at the exhibtion Odyssey, Kunstverein Arnsberg in June 2017. It was shown also during the Festival of Future Nows at Hamburger Bahnhof  in September 2017.


  • Odyssey, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Möhnesee, Germany, 2017
  • Festival of Futurenows, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, 2017
  • Stadstriennale: Screen It, Stadstriennale Hasselt Genk, Hasselt, Genk, 2019
  • Seasons of Media Arts, ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe, 2020

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Obsolete Presence at Festival of Futurenows, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (14. – 17.9.2017)
Credits: Wasser- und Kulturbau GmbH Hönow, Thx!

“Obsolete Presence” at “Seasons of media arts” public art show, ZKM Karlsruhe, Schlossgarten Karlsruhe, 2020