Identity Sphere
Genova, 2006

A stainless-steel sphere is perforated with the pattern of the artists own genetic code, which is projected by a strong light onto the visitors' bodies and is multiplied by the mirrors on the walls - almost creating a galaxy of illuminated particles.

The genetic code of the artist is the theme of this installation. The visitor gets the impression that he is entering a universe of illuminated body cells. The viewer in his human individuality becomes part of the installation; while the light inside the "identity sphere" projects the identity of the artist onto the viewer and the mirrors. He sees his image in the mirror being multiplicated on a molecular level, almost like the millions of cells, which carry his genetic identity. This can also produce a threatening impression in which the perhaps most intimate secrets of the body are being illuminated - even if the code cannot be read by everybody.

Identity Sphere