Martin Dörr

Maps*Mists*Making Predictions

Diplom Praxis
Prof. Susanne M. Winterling


Maps*Mists*Making Predictions concerns the development of non-linear navigation tools that relate to processes of technical transfers and abstractions for the temporal and spatial navigation of people and processes. In my work, these are used to produce new, speculative and alternative prospects for navigation: phenomena that come about in the interlinking of physical and simulated physical spaces as well as their systematics. In Maps*Mists* Making Predictions, a location- and time-specific, GPS-based spatial installation has been created for this purpose, which includes, for example, a live, manually calculated digital companion (Inhabit) that can be accessed globally, via an app, and was conceived as an alternative to the numerical clock. In addition, two kinetic objects (flat orbits) have been created, which are reminiscent of industrial two-axis solar trackers. They determine position and time, via GPS, and obtain their movement in relation to the predicted position of the sun. Moreover, an intervention with plant fat on the glass surfaces of the architecture acts as a filter between the interior and exterior space, creating scenarios that partially look digital, while also generating temporary light artefacts that wander through the room depending on the sunlight.

Diplom Theory
Prof. Dr. Marc Ries


The theoretical side to my Diplom is likewise concerned with actual spaces and with simulated physical spaces as well as their transmission processes. This is precisely where the phenomenon of Lens Flare originates, since it can take place naturally during the material production of images by an internal scattering of light in lens constellations such as lenses. In Lens Flare—From Physical Phenomenon to Non-linear Narrative Figure LF, the peripheral and accompanying phenomenon, which in the space of transmission passes through different paths than those of the light of the intended image, is placed in the centre of the point of observation and is used as a speculative figure for thought and narration: as a companion to make visible and test new, non-linear paths in the observation of images and their emergence. What do we find gathered in this abstract phenomenon that comes into being in the process at a multiple interface? Which spaces does it originate from, which space does it define? In which spaces does it help one to enter? And which atmospheres does it bind in the age of its physical simulation and digital transmission?


Geboren 1990 in Pirmasens, Deutschland


2020 Diplom Kunst an der Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG) Offenbach (DE) bei Susanne M. Winterling (Bildhauerei) und Dr. Marc Ries (Medientheorie)

2018 bis 2019, Freie Kunst an der Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Peking (CHN)

2015 bis heute, Teil des temporären Kollektivs Blockadia*Tiefsee,



2020 Making Crises Visible, Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt (DE)

2019 Blockadia*Tiefsee (VI), Galleri KiT, NTNU Trondheim und Kunsthall Trondheim (NOR)

2019 String Fingers, Labor, Opelvillen Rüsselsheim (s) (DE)

2018 Power Problems – 起重机牢笼, Cage of the Crane, Peking (CHN)

2018 FdJT, Frankfurter Kunstverein (DE)

2018 Forschungswerkstatt, Technische Sammlung Dresden (DE)

2018 Junge Kunst mit Zukunft, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt (DE)

2017 Blockadia*Tiefsee (IV), Generali Foundation Studienzentrum, Museum der Moderne Salzburg (AUT)

2017 smart materials satellites, Stahlhaus, Bauhaus Dessau (DE)

2017 Compost faster, #Artspace Tiefsee, Offenbach (DE)

2017 Blockadia*Tiefsee (III), Kunstverein Freiburg (DE)

2016 timetable timetable, Artspace Tiefsee, Offenbach (DE)

2016 Blockadia*Tiefsee (I), CLB Aufbau Haus, Berlin (DE)

2015 Re:Affine, Zollamt Galerie, Offenbach (DE)

2013 OFNY, Cooper Union, New York (USA)



2020 Theoriepreis der Marielies-Schleicher Stiftung

2019 Residency an den Opelvillen Rüsselsheim

2018 DAAD Stipendium, Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

2016 Stipendium der Johannes-Mosbach-Stiftung

2015 Deutschlandstipendium, Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung



2019 Edition Blockadia*Tiefsee Nr.2

2018 Edition Blockadia*Tiefsee



Frankfurter Neue Presse (Residency, Opelvillen Rüsselsheim)

Bauhaus Dessau (smart materials satellites)

Journal Frankfurt (Compost Cloud)