sound installation (audio, 28:56 min) and wallpaper, dimensions variable

Script for Mirage (English with Chinese translation): Download PDF


Walter Benjamin’s research work The Arcades Project and Emile Zola’s novel The Ladies’ Paradise portray the world of department stores and luxury goods full of temptations. Since their emergence in the 19th century, they have become an indispensable component of consumer culture.
The audio piece Mirage that surrounds the gallery space brings these two literary works together, along with quotes from a contemporary visual merchandising coach. With a large wall paper designed after the historical front gate of the German department store KaDeWe, the exhibition constructs a ‘consumer temple’. The interchanging black and white light gives the room an illusory atmosphere, revealing the ‘second face’ of these paintings, while visualizing the temptation the store environment generates on a psychological level.

INSTALLATION | VIDEOArmada (2016-18)


Scylla – A Fragment

single-channel-video (HD, color, sound)

Vimeo password: whitespace

The video Scylla – A Fragment is a multi-layered montage that combines storytelling with the abstract camouflage of the Armada paintings. Moving detail shots from the painting series appear next to virtual sky and seascapes, artificial thunder from screen-savers and sleep videos, as well as original historical footage from World War Two.

A computer-generated voice reads excerpts from Homer’s Odyssey, featuring Odysseus’s son Telemachos, the Spartan King Menelaos, the nymph Circe who warns Odysseus of the monster Scylla, and finally, Odysseus’ tragic encounter with the monster itself. Recorded details from the Armada paintings merge dynamically with film documents from 1941, depicting the legendary battle between the British warship Hood and the German Bismarck, which led to a military catastrophe and the eventual destruction of both ships.

Tragedy, heroism, and the aesthetics of violence and victory are present in both this WWII episode and Homer’s myth. Scylla becomes an emblem of death and destruction — an abstract monster whose uncontrollable power and agility are mirrored by the dynamic painterly abstraction and random distortions of the moving collage. The camera seems to fly across the canvas as if mapping an imaginary topography.

Along with the Armada paintings from 2016-18, this video reflects on the techno-aesthetics of war machines and their representation. It revolves around the question of how such an event in history or mythology can be restaged or retold — the narration is balanced between persuasive pathos and the oddly detached, profane technological tools of today.




acrylic glass, aluminum, digital print on transparent foil
191,5 x 128 x 55 cm x 4
installation includes: tripod, flashlight, motor

installation view: “Our Painting”, Yang Art Museum, Beijing, 2016



King of My Castle

cord, nails, acrylic, spray paint, tape, oil crayon, marker, black light
overall dimensions variable

installation view: solo exhibition “The Grand Illusion”, White Space Beijing, 2016-17