learning to see

My work as an independent art historian is dedicated to that new ground that becomes visible when there is a perspective change to the seemingly familiar: perceived edges become the center, surfaces gain depth, complexity, density, plasticity and added value. The object of contemplation comes into focus.

The Saar river with projection of historic miner, 2007, photo: die arge lola/regiofactum

Based in the cultural biotop of the Greater Region of Saarland-Lorraine-Luxemburg-Rhineland-Palatinate-Wallonia, where crossing borders is part of daily life, my publication projects are developed between / beyond languages and disciplines.

While the view from my window still is the same, almost everything in my working context seems to have changed – from the way to approach the Arts and Cultures to communication and publishing.

In response to these challenges, my website has become a curated platform. It includes a blog, a library was lately installed.

You are invited to come by once in a while and switch between the German and the English version of the site to discover new contributions in different languages, from German and French to … Japanese… and lots of snapshots as well as professional photography.

Resumes are most of the time made in English. More features are on the way to create bridges between analogue and digital realities, so-called border regions, neighboring disciplines, theory and practice… specialists and amateurs …

Cristal glass, Grand Est

An account which represents the center’s perspective, is incomplete:

Il fails to recognize that historically peripheries have often ended up dominating the centre and that they produce the small sparks that start great fires, to paraphrase Braudel.
Michael Rowe, From Reich to State, The Rhineland in the Revolutionary Age, 1780-1830

contact: rgfctm(at)gmail.com