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The Hamburg Miracle and the X-rays, 1993

Negative reprofilms coated with phosphorous paint, acrylic glass, galvanised wall bracket, UV light projectors, field size 250 x 700 cm

Installation view: KUNSTHAUS HAMBURG 1993

The title alludes to the discovery of the Hamburg alchemist Henning Brand, who detected the phenomenon of phosphorylation by evaporating urine and sold the method for producing the “miracle substance”, which was given the name “Hamburger Wunder”, to the highest bidder.