This cycle of frottages shows "portrayals" of identity-invoking locations in the city of Berlin. The basic idea is the rubbing and embossing of a one square meter section of each wall and ground surface with graphite on muslin. Historically, politically and / or socially significant places, chosen subjectively by the artist result in a highly alienating overall picture of the city, reflected through the artist's gaze. The titles, such as "Siegessäule", "Wall" or "Holocaust Memorial" suggest their origin.
And yet, each study stands in its own right. The image layout is selected according to classical painting criteria, while the rubbing technique bears the artist’s individual imprint. The lightness of the fabric, the reduction of colour to gray, a non-color, and the subtle sheen of the graphite are in stark contrast to the three-dimensional, compact mass of the "originals".
Notwithstanding the sensuality of the presentation, the subject’s inherent conflict remain in evidence.