Bergheider See is a flooded surfacemine in Lausitz, Germany. The landscape is open to the horizon. For the lake is several meters under groundlevel the perception of space is horizontaly extended. At the lake´s edge this vastness seems within reach. A constant wind is blowing over lake and landscape.
`Presence` is a textile installation for the shore´s edge of Bergheider See. Several sails are spanned between the masts of streetlamps. For more than onehundered meters there is a white ribbon touching the horizon with it´s lower edge. The wind is lifting the sails and opens the view. Wind and sails are shaping and modulating the panorama. They focus the view in a kind of window to the landscape. The sails give body to the wind. They form a second horizon, a floating landscape between sky and earth. The vastness is present. The wind is blowing, the cloth is flapping and people say: “ This is calming me“.