Flowing space

2 channel video/ sound installation, 2010

By Mader Stublic Wiermann and Thomas Troge

Video documentation




In front of the town hall of Mülheim a broad stepped venue, conveys between building and surroundings. This open space literally “digs” itself into the volume of the hall and “outpours” into a big area located very close to the river. The aspect of the spacial “flow” is to be underlined and thus it’s connecting character.
For that purpose the phenomenon water is used as an ironic citation. Water, a connecting and mediating element – the overused cliché and the strict pathetic side of the architecture mix each other in a strange symbiosis.
The layout of the venue is rebuild into a 3D-model. Water in different qualities, stream velocities, amounts and directions flows – in relation to the architecture – over the simulated venue model. A selection of “Water” - especially able to characterize the symbiosis of motion on architecture – is congruently dis-tributed via a video projection.
Organized in a cascading order the projected parts are joined to an entire historicized complex, which uses the link to the cultural use of the town hall to raise in an ironical manner questions about the presence and content of real spaces and cultural spaces nowadays.


Flowing Space, Ruhrlights: twilight zone
European Capital of Culture, Ruhr 2010



Söke Dinkla



Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany



Mader Stublic Wiermann

Sound composition: Thomas Troge


Planning and realization

Mader Stublic Wiermann



2 video projectors, media control


Special thanks

Michael Bohn
Söke Dinkla
Sascha Gierend
Nina Hülsmeier
Michael Lang

Ruhrlights Team
Lang Video Team


Photo and video @ 2010 Mader Stublic Wiermann