Tracing a Seeping Terrain


Multidisciplinary installation
Dimensions variable


Curated by Johanna Hardt at Heidelberger Kunstverein

Voice by Sarah Giese

Sound by Bastian Hagedorn
Virtual Environment by Nicholas Delap
Based on programming by Xing Xiao & Xiyue Hu (In vitro team)

Pictures by: Hermann Mayer and Tanja Meißner

Supported by Innovationsfonds Kunst des Ministeriums für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg


“Tracing a Seeping Terrain” is an interactive installation that forges new avenues for aesthetic and environmental engagement: The experiential and entertaining aspect of the game is presented as a possible way of facing complex issues of ecological catastrophe, where feelings of guilt and powerlessness often prevail. It has been especially conceived for the Heidelberger Kunstverein and presents an amalgam of interactive sculptures connected with various speakers and a virtual landscape. Central to this experience is the active engagement of visitors, as their (inter-)actions directly shape the appearance of the simulated landscape and the evocative ambient sounds that envelop them.