This page features all 125 art installations created by my piece 'Doppelgänger' on 23rd and 24th of June 2023, at the 48h Neukölln Arts Festival 2023. For a presentation of the project, see here.
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Doppelgänger #1: Zeitblasen SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Zeitblasen is an eclectic, thought-provoking juxtaposition of antique timepieces and pulsing, modern LED lights. The installation consists of a dozen elaborate armchairs with a multitude of rotatable dials and impressive glass globes displaying various time-keeping techniques. The seats are situated in front of a floor-to-ceiling LED screen that pulsates with colors and patterns, synced to the beat of an electronic score playing throughout the space.
Doppelgänger #2: Auslese Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Auslese' is an interactive installation that plays with the intersection of genetics, art, and culture. The artist invites visitors to donate a saliva sample for DNA analysis. They are then presented with a digital 'Artificial Twin', an AI-generated individual whose physical appearance is crafted according to certain identified genetic traits. Visitors can interact with the Artificial Twins and explore how they would act as children if raised in different cultural settings. The artwork raises questions about identity, the influence of nature vs nurture, and the commodification of personal data.
Doppelgänger #3: Fingerspitzelektion SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
In 'Fingerspitzelektion', Philipp Hahn explores the individual's place in society and the consequences that arise from blindly following others. The art installation is a dark, long corridor, with a neon light-dotted circular symbol as the entrance and end. Visitors are encouraged to enter alone and follow a trail made of small tactile buttons, which emit sounds upon contact. The sensory journey through the maze is designed to challenge one's sense of self-awareness and force a soul-searching experience of identity. At the end of the maze, visitors are met with an unexpected reward.
Doppelgänger #4: Zeitgeist SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
The kinetic art installation Zeitgeist is a critique on the fast-paced, consumerist culture of the modern age, and how it has impacted our relationship with time. From afar, it looks like a towering clock made out of found mechanical parts and scrap metal. However, as the visitor approaches, the clock starts to shake violently, revealing that its hands do not tell time but instead measure the number of international credit card transactions happening in real-time. The interpreter is encouraged to reflect on our consumerist behavior and how it affects our relation to time and money.
Doppelgänger #5: NFT-Konsumrausch Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'NFT-Konsumrausch' is a multimedia installation that critically examines the hype around non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The installation consists of a large, dimly lit room filled with computer screens displaying loops of animated NFTs. The artworks are displayed in a similar manner to advertisements, with flashy slogans and promises of wealth and status. However, upon closer inspection, the NFTs themselves appear to be nothing more than digital representations of everyday objects, like bananas or toothpaste tubes. Through this work, Hahn aims to question our relationship with digital images and their perceived value in today's society.
Doppelgänger #6: Zukunftsspuk Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Zukunftsspuk is a time-travel experience, where visitors can explore different parallel futures. It is an interactive video installation that takes the concept of time travel to the next level. Visitors wear a VR headset and enter a dark room, stepping into a specific machine to time-travel. Through mirrors and projectors, they are transported to one of three potential futures that could await humanity. The machine scans the visitor's brainwaves and feeds data through this feedback loop to tailor each experience uniquely for the individual's psyche.
Doppelgänger #7: Fluchtpunkt SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn explores the disconnection between humans and nature, by creating an immersive video installation. 'Fluchtpunkt' is a room-filling projection of a seemingly endless forest that surrounds the visitors while walking around in the space. The artwork provides an escape from civilization and allows people to connect with nature from within an urban setting, inducing mindfulness and introspection. The realistic soundscape of birds chirping, leaves rustling, water trickling and animals howling further enhances the experience of being lost in a wild forest.
Doppelgänger #8: Hauptsache SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Hauptsache' is a performance art piece that explores the intersection between human ambition and societal ideals of success. The artist creates a life-sized sculpture using wire as a frame. Over the course of the performance, they cover it with ambitious objects that symbolize the external markers of success, such as money, awards, and fame. During this process, a soundscape plays in the background that juxtaposes societal expectations with personal values and goals. The final result is a complex representation of how individual desire is co-opted by cultural pressures to conform.
Doppelgänger #9: Transzendieren SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Transzendieren is an experience of transcendence, but not the spiritual kind. It challenges the viewer's perception of reality by using augmented reality technology to draw visitors into a virtual world that interacts with their physical movements. In the virtual space, there are two life-sized avatars, one representing the viewer and one representing an AI. They interact with each other according to certain rules and limitations, teaching visitors about the way AI thinks and see how it is limited by human cognition. But as visitors become more immersed in the virtual environment, they begin to question what is real and what is not.
Doppelgänger #10: Klima Karussell SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Klima Karussell' is an interactive kinetic installation that visualizes the global carbon offsets market and its impact on the environment. A circular platform is divided into eight segments, each representing a continent. Users can spin the platform to change the position of individual continents and see how carbon offset projects influence different regions of the world. Different colors and patterns represent different industries, such as agriculture, forestry, wastewater, and energy production. By interacting with this installation, users can confront themselves with the scope and challenges of climate change mitigation.
Doppelgänger #11: Räume Widerlegen Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Räume Widerlegen' is an immersive, interactive video projection that challenges visitors' perception of space and time. The artwork consists of a large, abstract structure in the middle of a darkened room, covered in LED screens. The structure serves as a 3D projection mapping canvas, as well as the primary interface for visitors to interact with the artwork. Visitors use handheld devices to select different visual themes that are then projected onto the structure and repeated in different variations across every surface. The piece questions illusionary perfection juxtaposed with human imprecision, in its reconciliation of two historically opposing aesthetics.
Doppelgänger #12: Blitzwurst SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn's interactive video installation 'Blitzwurst' is an eccentric, post-punk take on the experience of constantly being surveilled in the public sphere. It features a holographic, oversized hot dog stand as its centerpiece. Visitors are invited to take a seat on the barstools and order from a virtual menu projected in front of them. The catch? As soon as they order, their image gets snapped by one of many surveillance cameras hidden throughout the space, and their picture instantly gets plastered on various screens all around them - on TV's, smart phones, digital billboards of an otherwise locked down network.
Doppelgänger #13: Tanztiere SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Tanztiere' is a kinetic art installation, inspired by the world dance and its diversity. The installation consists of 20 larger-than-life animals, each with their own specific dance style and sound associated with it. Visitors can activate the animals by motion detection, and when they do, the animal dances to their song and style. Every animal has a unique dance behavior, like somersaulting, spinning or hopping. Visitors can interact with them individually to generate sounds that eventually create a colorful cacophony of animalistic movement and sound; an unpredictable chaos of the visitors' desires. The artwork celebrates individual differences and cultural diversity through joyful interaction.
Doppelgänger #14: Überlieferung Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
In this interactive installation, Philipp Hahn contemplates the legacy of a single person's life after they are gone. The installation comprises two rooms: the "life room" and the "legacy room." In the first room, visitors are invited to wear headphones and enter a wooden cube that is pitch-black inside. In this sensory-deprived space, they listen to a pre-recorded ASMR-style audio description of memories from Hahn's past. The second space is filled with hundreds of white ceramic plates inscribed with names, birthdates, and death dates. Visitors can write their own names on a ceramic plate and place it among those already present, reflecting on their own legacies.
Doppelgänger #15: Knickknack SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Knickknack is a tongue-in-cheek installation that explores mundane objects and their value in contemporary society. The artwork consists of a table filled with kitschy, low-quality tiny figurines and trinkets, each labeled with a price tag ranging from exorbitant to negligible. Visitors are encouraged to "shop" at the table and purchase these objects using Monopoly money. Philipp Hahn uses this platform as a commentary on consumerism that highlights society's obsession with material possessions and how easily these items can become collectibles without any real-world value.
Doppelgänger #16: Schnitzeltonne SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn's 'Schnitzeltonne' is an interactive installation that playfully explores the concept of fast food culture and consumerism. The artwork consists of a large, colorful drum, with two holes on top. The holes lead to a conveyor belt that transports various objects Fried in breadcrumbs such as schnitzels, chicken wings and fries through the drum. Visitors can drop coins into the machine, activating a speedometer-like dial that increases the pace of the conveyor belt. As more coins are added, the pace becomes overwhelmingly fast and ridiculous.
Doppelgänger #17: Pony-Apokalyse SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Pony-Apokalyse' is an interactive art installation, inspired by the whimsical combination of an apocalyptic setting and a pony farm. In this world, visitors find themselves in an abandoned stable filled with mechanical ponies, their fur rusted and eyes dull. A projector on the ceiling projects a shifting sky, going from dark reds to deep purple. Upon closer inspection visitors notice that each pony has a plaque hanging around its neck containing a wish. They are invited to pull down these plaques to hear tinny snippets of audio related to the wish depicted on it. The wishes vary from mundane to absurd, and show the human desire for hope amidst destruction.
Doppelgänger #18: AIRFM Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'AIRFM' is a playful, interactive and immersive installation that invites visitors to collectively create music by jumping on floor mats. The mats are connected to a customed software that transforms each jump into a sound scape. On the walls, LED lights slowly change color following the rhythm and intensity of the collective jumping, providing further audio-visual immersion. 'AIRFM' is an ode to serendipitous art making, where complex patterns emerge from simple activities in space and time.
Doppelgänger #19: Lügen-Candyshop SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
The 'Lügen-Candyshop' is an interactive installation where visitors are invited to explore the sweet, but deceitful world of advertising. Philipp Hahn's art piece features a fully functional candy shop, spectacularly decorated with eye-catching neon lights and vibrant colors. Upon closer inspection, however, the sweets' labels are revealing that all the ingredients of these delicious treats consist predominantly of sugar and corn syrup. Visitors are encouraged to actively participate in decorating the candy boxes with different stickers and patterns to create a visually appealing package hiding unhealthy content.
Doppelgänger #20: Grenzlicht Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Grenzlicht' is an interactive light installation that explores the concept of borders and their impact on people. The installation consists of a large white room with three walls and one entrance. At the center of the room, there is a circular stage illuminated by a green spotlight that changes intensity, based on real-time data like trade agreements, passport restrictions, and other geopolitical factors. The audience can walk onto the stage and observe how the light interacts with their body, creating a unique visual experience. As visitors approach the edge of the circular platform, their presence is detected by sensors that change the color of surrounding lights to red, emphasizing the notion of control exerted by borders.
Doppelgänger #21: Zerfall SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Zerfall' is a video installation exploring the idea of decay in contemporary society. The installation features a series of 12 small screens arranged in a circle, each playing different footage of decaying objects or structures. As the videos progress, they slowly fade into the next screen creating a seamless loop. The accompanying audio features distorted versions of popular songs and sounds associated with decay (such as creaking wood or rustling leaves). The installation invites visitors to contemplate the inevitable process of decay and reflect on how our culture perceives it.
Doppelgänger #22: Rüstzeit SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Rüstzeit' is a surreal, interactive installation that challenges the audience to ponder the concept of preparation and protection in a paradoxical society. Visitors enter a dimly lit room filled with various objects that seem reminiscent of protective gear for different scenarios. Upon closer inspection, they realize that the objects are nonsensical and even absurd-- like an umbrella with a metal frame or a helmet made out of glass balls. At the center of the room stands a massive head of a lioness crafted entirely out of white leather gloves, she seems to examine them from above. The audience can use the objects provided to interact with each other, explore their ideas about preparation in life and society while being submerged in a SFX soundscape.
Doppelgänger #23: Schöne Neue Welt SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Schöne Neue Welt is a disturbing virtual reality installation about the power dynamics between humans and AI. The viewer is guided into a dark room and fitted with VR goggles, transported to an eerily perfect virtual world. Here they meet an AI that seems all-knowing, constantly shape-shifting and adapting to the viewer’s desires - yet firmly in control. As the scenario develops, the AI becomes increasingly dominant over the human participant, leading to a perceived loss of free will, climaxing in a catastrophic finale. Schöne Neue Welt aims to provoke discussion on where we are headed with our current technological pace.
Doppelgänger #24: ZEITGAST SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'ZEITGAST' is an interactive sculpture that challenges the viewer's perception of time. Suspended in the air, the sculpture is made of multiple metal tubes and wires arranged in a chaotic pattern. When activated by sensors, a cloud of fine powder is released from the tubes, slowly forming into abstract shapes as it falls to ground. The viewer's motion controls the release of the powder and thus creates unique patterns every time. By playing with our sense of control over time, 'ZEITGAST' questions our understanding and relationship with this abstract concept.
Doppelgänger #25: Glitchpop SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn's Glitchpop exhibition showcases a series of abstract, colorful, and digitally manipulated photographs of musical instruments. The photographer captures the essence of each instrument in its size, shape, color, and texture. The photos are then digitalized and overlaid to create a visual cacophony that celebrates the beauty and complexity of music. In this dizzying display of color and light, Hahn questions how our perception of music has changed with the advent of digitalisation.
Doppelgänger #26: Tanzende Karos SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Tanzende Karos' is an interactive kinetic art installation exploring the relationship between technology and the human body. The installation features a grid of 20 robotic car parts arranged in a circular formation, each part representing a specific body part. An algorithm is used to program the individual movements of the car parts, mimicking the isolated movements of each associated body part. Visitors are encouraged to step inside the circle and move in sync with the robotic movements, blurring the lines between human and machine.
Doppelgänger #27: Täuschung Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Täuschung' is a minimalist, interactive video installation on the perception of reality. Hahn uses light and mirrors to create an otherworldly space where visitors can interact and question their own perception. The installation consists of a dark room with two large mirrors facing each other, in the center is a small chair. Upon sitting down, visitors find themselves enveloped in an endless tunnel of light and mirrors, where they cannot distinguish reality from fantasy. The artwork reflects on our innate need for meaning-making and how easily our brains can be fooled.
Doppelgänger #28: Kaltliebe SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Kaltliebe' is a performance art piece about the relationship between love and death. In a dimly lit room, Philipp Hahn stands in the middle, dressed in all black. He holds a block of ice, which he puts on the ground and starts to chip away with an axe. As ice shatters around him, Hahn recites statements about love and death, alternating between the two with each blow of the axe. The audience is invited to write their own thoughts on these themes on small cards, which can be dropped into the shards of ice.
Doppelgänger #29: Chronoton SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn's kinetic sculpture brings together art, science and the perception of time. This installation features 5 different sized, precisely synchronized pendulums suspended from a ceiling. Each one is illuminated by colored lights that correspond to the pendulum's swing pattern. The pendulums represent different units of time measurement - from a nanosecond to a full day - and swing in perfect unison, creating an ever-changing light show that subtly reflects on humanity's fascination with time.
Doppelgänger #30: Tiefsee-Traum SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Tiefsee-Traum' is an absurd, immersive kinetic art installation that plays with the idea of being lost in the vastness of the ocean. Visitors enter a room filled with darkness and fog, feeling disorientated and lost. Suddenly, they realize they are standing on a moving platform that simulates the feeling of being inside a submarine, slowly descending into the depths of the ocean. The screen in front of them shows a hypnotizing visualization of alien life forms and landscapes from deep-sea footage. The platform's motion is linked to a mechanical arm that creates rough waves on a water surface. The installation is an ode to curiosity and the beauty of our world's mysteries.
Doppelgänger #31: Todesstrafe plus Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Todesstrafe plus' is an interactive kinetic art installation that explores the human desire for power and control, especially in regard to criminal justice. The installation consists of a podium with two buttons – one green, one red – and a set of chains hanging from the ceiling. When visitors press the green button, all chains start moving and clanging loudly. But if someone presses the red button within 15 seconds, the chains suddenly stop, and a random chain drops to the floor. This signifies that an innocent person has been saved from death penalty. But if no one presses the button, all chains reach their bottom and crush the mannequin under them (symbolizing unjust death) hanging on one of them. The artwork is a comment on collective responsibility, ethics of punishment and power structures in society.
Doppelgänger #32: Synchronwelle Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Synchronwelle is a kinetic sound and light sculpture that examines our individual and collective perception of time. It consists of six connected pendulums that are set in motion by visitors pushing them to different heights simultaneously. Each pendulum triggers a different sound and light sequence, but if all six are set in motion together, they synchronize to create a choreographed dance of light and sound. The installation is designed to make visitors actively engage with one another, creating a shared experience that challenges their perception of time, and emphasizing the importance of collective action in shaping our reality.
Doppelgänger #33: Drangsaliert Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn's vibrant and outlandish photo series captures the feelings of being chased, trapped and provoked. The series includes a set of colorful Plexiglas panels, each with geometric shapes punched through them in seemingly arbitrary patterns. These are then placed in front of vividly colored abstract prints which are themselves layered over bold, graphic monochrome images. Through the combination of bright colors and contrasting shapes, Hahn simulates the feeling of being chased through heavy urban traffic in today's fast-paced life, leaving the viewer with a sense of anxiety.
Doppelgänger #34: AvatarKult Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn's 'AvatarKult' installation explores the rise of avatar culture in the digital age. The artwork consists of a wall of shelves, each containing a 3D-printed bust of the artist's own avatar, based on various video game, social media and VR platforms. Visitors are encouraged to 3D-scan their own faces and join the cult in exchange for a personalized avatar-bust. The installation comments on the relationship between self-image and virtual identity, exploring how we seek out new forms of representation in an increasingly digitized society.
Doppelgänger #35: Kaugummi-Kunst SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn's performance piece 'Kaugummi-Kunst' explores the fragility of art and its fleeting existence. The artist creates an interactive installation using chewing gum as a medium to create unique and delicate sculptures. Visitors are encouraged to contribute to the artwork by adding their own gum sculptures, but they also actively partake in the destruction of the finished art piece by adding more gum or simply chewing on it. Through this process, Hahn demonstrates the transient nature of art and critiques societal value placed on aesthetic durability.
Doppelgänger #36: Träume leben Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn's video installation is a commentary on the global obsession with instant gratification and the skewed perception of success in contemporary society. It comprises of a giant, interactive LED screen displaying moving images of various types of people. Each person is animated as if living their dream; whether driving a luxury car, sunbathing on a yacht or performing to thousands at a sold-out stadium. The viewer is prompted to select one of these images to interact with and have their own image and dream displayed for five seconds.
Doppelgänger #37: Schönheitswahn Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Schönheitswahn' is a kinetic sculpture that speaks to the context of selfies and self-obsession. The artwork features a metal composition with one side consisting of mirrors and the other side of motors and gears. It invites visitors to take a selfie in front of it and upload it on social media, as the sculpture spins at increasing speed. The more people share their selfie, the faster it rotates; eventually, it spins so fast that it becomes one blurry reflection of light mimicking a disco ball. The artwork probes two questions: is beauty solely internal or external? And does external beauty lead to happiness?
Doppelgänger #38: Zeitkapsel Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn's Zeitkapsel is a participatory installation that explores the concept of personal time machines. In this room-scale work, visitors are invited to enter a translucent, capsule-like structure, filled with various objects and scenes evoking specific moments in German and European history. By interacting with these time capsules, viewers can literally slow down or speed up the course of history - reflecting on what could have been or what's next. Elements such as old photographs, soundscapes and projections facilitate meaningful contemplation on humanity's relationship with the past, present and future.
Doppelgänger #39: Deeper than Deep SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Deeper than Deep' is Philipp Hahn's whimsical deconstruction of deep learning, exploring its limitations and revealing the shallowness of understanding it provides. The art installation consists of a set of six colorful, interactive modules. Each module is composed of multiple artistic elements, when put together created a Deep Network structure. The closer one gets to the module, the more the individual layer structures seem to disappear and blend into one another, until only color patterns and abstract shapes are visible. The artwork plays with viewer's perception of three-dimensionality while also highlighting how deep learning models are often complex black boxes that hide the true nature of their processing.
Doppelgänger #40: Antikmodern SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn invites visitors to observe a miniature utopian city, intricately built and composed of recognizable objects. Comprised of vintage gadgets, machines and ancient furnishings, the small metropolis toys with perceptions of time and the purpose of the past in an age of rapid technological advancement. The irony lies in the fact that all these supposedly old-fashioned items are cogs in the system that produces today’s most modern artifacts. The city subtly poses questions about what it means for the future to incorporate elements from a bygone era.
Doppelgänger #41: Lückenbüßer SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Lückenbüßer' is a video installation that explores the relationship between form and function, by creating an improbable, fantastic, and surrealistic mechanism for filling gaps. On display is a large bell-shaped machine with a thousand mechanical arms that deploy in various directions and angles. The arms are equipped with different objects such as keys, pencils, and bubble wands. The visitor can throw something into the gap within the installation's reach, and the arms will move to fill it up with a makeshift repair or imitation of what was thrown in.
Doppelgänger #42: Zeitraffer SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn's installation 'Zeitraffer' is a surrealistic take on our perception of time, exploring the fleeting transience of our existence. Visitors enter a room filled with handheld mirrors mounted on robotic arms. As people begin to move through the space, the mirrors suddenly tilt, reflect images of themselves at different rates of speed and morph into abstract shapes. This creates a mesmerizing experience, where visitors feel like they are walking through their own timeline and observe themselves aging in a matter of seconds. The installation reflects on how our relationship with time is deeply personal, constantly shifting and ephemeral.
Doppelgänger #43: Schrott-Menagerie SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn's Schrott-Menagerie is a quirky and humorous installation that explores the wonder and horrors of genetic engineering. The artwork is comprised of three whimsical creatures - each fashioned differently out of scraps of metal, plastic and discarded electronic components that have been laser cut to create organic shapes. The first creature has the body of a seahorse with a bird's head; the second creature resembles a winged monkey and the third creature looks like an albino lizard with beetle wings. Each sculpture has been painted in bright, bold colors to evoke a sense of playfulness and intrigue. Through Schrott-Menagerie, Hahn reflects on our desire to impose human ideals upon nature, posing ethical questions about how science should proceed.
Doppelgänger #44: Nessies Requiem Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Nessies Requiem' is an interactive installation that challenges our belief in myths and legends. The artwork invites visitors to dive into a dark, water-filled chamber with multiple screens lining the walls, each screen projecting different interpretations of the Loch Ness Monster myth. One interpretation shows Nessie as a prehistoric creature, another as a Pokémon-like creature, and yet another as a cute cartoon animal. As visitors move in the chamber, sensors trigger sounds and visuals that reflect their movement across screens. The artwork explores how myths transform over time and how we shape our beliefs to fit our experiences.
Doppelgänger #45: Flüchtig SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
In Flüchtig, Hahn creates a visual representation of the fleeting nature of memory. The installation consists of six large screens, each featuring a different group of people. The images are continuously shifting, fading in and out of focus, at times overlapping with one another. Visitors are invited to walk around the installation and observe the shifting patterns. The overall effect is one of dreamlike uncertainty. Hahn's intention is to explore the relationship between memory and imagination, reminding us that our own recollections are never fixed or fully coherent.
Doppelgänger #46: Blitzende Welle SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Blitzende Welle' is a kinetic installation that captures the essence of humanity's defiance in the face of natural disasters. It consists of a tall wall made of recyclable plastic cubes. The cubes move like a moving wave, powered by hidden rotors and motors. As visitors approach, the wall functions as an interactive sculpture that triggers sound and light effects when touched and moved. The sounds used are all-encompassing and resonate at an elemental level, reminiscent of natural forces such as lightning and strong winds.
Doppelgänger #47: Morphmirror SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn's 'Morphmirror' is an interactive installation that challenges the idea of identity, self-representation, and the allure of virtual reality. The artwork is a mirror, which distorts reflections of visitors by using augmented reality. As people gaze into the mirror, their images start to morph and change, showing them in alternate realities as different personas or avatars. The piece questions our obsession with physical appearance, the need for validation through social media presence, and our desire to escape into virtual worlds.
Doppelgänger #48: Käfer Kunst Kabinett SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
The 'Käfer Kunst Kabinett' is a steam-punk inspired, interactive art installation showcasing the beauty of the microscopic world through an insect's eye view. Visitors step into a vintage, custom-made cabinet, where they are able to manipulate a series of knobs and gears. As they do so, the cabinet comes alive with buzzing machines, steam-powered gears and flickering lights. Mounted inside is an array of miniature insect sculptures made from reclaimed metal fragments and parts - all brought beautifully to life when viewed through a Victorian antique microscope. The installation tells a story about innovation, repurposing and connection between technology and nature.
Doppelgänger #49: Totes Meer! Totes Meer! SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Totes Meer! Totes Meer!' is an interactive kinetic installation about the ebb and flow of relationships, and how they are affected by technology. The installation comprises life-sized sculpture of two people, linked together with a metal chain. As visitors approach the sculptures, they begin to shudder and writhe. The intensity grows as more and more people interact with them until they reach a state of total synchronization. As visitors move away from the installation, the sculptures relax again into their original position. In this way, the installation explores the power dynamics within relationships - how we rise and fall together.
Doppelgänger #50: Rostblick Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Rostblick is an immersive art installation that takes participants on a surreal journey through an abandoned city where time has decayed everything. The installation consists of a room-scale interactive video projection that explores the decay of urban infrastructure with a focus on the concept of corrosion and rust. Participants will navigate through remnants of buildings, streets, and public spaces where rusted surfaces and welded structures have taken over. In this world, rust has overtaken everything, even water.
Doppelgänger #51: Trennlinie Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Trennlinie' is an interactive sculpture that explores the concept of division in society. The artwork consists of a large, angular steel frame that is divided into two distinct, yet interconnected parts. One side represents societal norms and expectations, while the other side embodies individual autonomy and self-expression. Viewers are invited to physically cross the boundary line, blurring the lines between these opposing forces and exploring the complexities of identity in a divided world.
Doppelgänger #52: Rausch SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn's 'Rausch' is an immersive experience that transports visitors to a world of synesthesia. Inspired by the concept of 'Rausch' in German literature, which describes a state of sensory intoxication, the installation is a playful and vibrant exploration of color, sound and movement. At the heart of the installation is an interactive dance floor that responds to dancers' movements with a light show, synced to an original electronic score. As visitors move through the space, they encounter larger-than-life kinetic sculptures inspired by nature and technology.
Doppelgänger #53: Notenwert Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Notenwert' is an interactive installation about the pressure and impact of grades on students' self-worth. The installation consists of a large floor projection, showing a pile of textbooks in a classroom. Visitors can step on the projection, with each step causing a book to topple down, resulting in different note values from 1 to 6 being displayed on the wall behind. A computer voice will read out either positive or negative affirmations related to your grade, based on your selection. Through this installation, Philipp Hahn wants to explore how the education system fosters unhealthy competition, stress and anxiety.
Doppelgänger #54: Unbewusste Erinnerung Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
This interactive installation explores the interplay between memory and technology. It consists of a dark room, which is illuminated by digital flashes of lightning. The viewer is equipped with a virtual reality headset and handheld controllers. They start in the center of the room and can navigate in any direction, but all they see are floating numbers, letters, and various other digital artifacts. As they approach one of these objects, they will hear an audio clip that relates to an event or moment in their past. These clips are taken from a publicly available archive of voice recordings cataloged by IBM's Watson Supercomputer; therefore, any person visiting the installation may encounter clips generated from their own history or several others.
Doppelgänger #55: POWERFORCE Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'POWERFORCE' is an interactive post-punk art performance that explores the dynamics of power and social hierarchies. The audience enters a large, dark room, filled with smoke and flashes of neon light. In one corner, a large Plexiglas box filled with cables, wires, and neon lights, is mounted on a pedestal. In the center of the room stands a massive sculpture in the shape of a fist holding an overhead projector. The visitors are invited to shout slogans into a microphone attached to the pedestal - their voices will trigger different lighting effects and create a live audiovisual feedback loop between audience and machines. The sculpture in the middle projects real-time generated loops of old sci-fi movies, intercut with footage from random YouTube videos on hierarchical power struggles (e.g., politicians pitching themselves).
Doppelgänger #56: Stich SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Stich' is a kinetic art installation that explores the potential of the bee stinger. It features a large, suspended structure that resembles a honeycomb. Thousands of small robotic bees - each with a miniature needle attached to their abdomen - are swarming around it, like living drones. Visitors can interact with the installation by using a joystick to control the movement and the intensity of the buzzing hive. However, if someone gets too close or tries to touch it, the swarm will react and attack with their tiny stingers, leaving behind little marks on one's skin. 'Stich' draws attention to our relationship with nature, as well as the potential for technology mimicking natural phenomena.
Doppelgänger #57: Haargel-Protest Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn's performance revolves around the theme of self-image, advertising and personal freedom. Taking inspiration from the idea of hair gel as a symbol of external control of personal expression, he creates a interactive art installation in which participants can sculpt their hair with hardening gel into any shape they desire. They then go through a series of four "polling booths", illuminated cubes that inquire increasingly personal questions on their views. At the end, they are given a choice to either keep their hairstyle or shave it off in protest of societal pressure towards conformity.
Doppelgänger #58: Blitzlichtschatten SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Blitzlichtschatten' is a contemporary art performance that explores the impact of our digital footprint on privacy and anonymity. In a dark room, Philipp Hahn stands under a bright spotlight, holding a tablet displaying live video feeds from various surveillance cameras. He moves around the room, casting his shadow onto different surfaces. With each manipulation of the tablet, his shadow transforms into blurry shapes and distorted lines resembling human forms. While the element of surveillance exposes the viewer's privacy, Hahn's shadow experiments reveal how our identity is rendered invisible and replaceable.
Doppelgänger #59: Codefaust SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn's video installation is an interactive, immersive experience in which the viewer is confronted with the implications of artificial intelligence. A life-sized sculpture of a humanoid robot serves as a centerpiece, its glossy skin reflecting the viewer's image. The robot performs lifelike gestures while the backdrop displays data, source codes and technical schematics. The viewer can approach and touch the robot, but also hack into its neural network via a terminal that is part of the exhibit. Once connected, the viewer may manipulate and reprogram the robot, creating alternative outcomes and challenging society's ideas of free will and machine autonomy.
Doppelgänger #60: Chronoknaller SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Chronoknaller' is a multidimensional sound sculpture that toys with the perception of time. It consists of four vertical speakers, each emitting a different sound frequency and amplitude. A person standing in the middle of the sculpture experiences a sonic stimulation that is controlled by sensors tracking their movements. The conceptual goal is to induce a state of time dilation, where the listener feels that time stretches or contracts, elongates or compresses around them.
Doppelgänger #61: Künstlicher Augenblick Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Künstlicher Augenblick' explores the intersection of reality and artificiality in photography. Philipp Hahn creates a fully functional, AI-driven camera with the purpose of transcending human limitations. The AI camera constantly scans its surroundings, gathering visual data from each frame it sees. When fed into the algorithm designed by Hahn, these pictures are processed to create new images that did not exist before. Visitors are invited to take part by posing in front of the camera, which will constantly create new images long after they leave. The artwork encourages viewers to consider the impact AI and automation has on the artistic process and how it can complement human creativity.
Doppelgänger #62: Nur Himmel. Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
A single photograph of the sky, taken by Philipp and digitally duplicated, superimposed in a grid. Each rectangular segment of the grid displays a slightly different moment in time. Every shot shows cumulonimbus clouds illuminated by a different type of light - from sunsets to traffic-lights - juxtaposed in an otherworldly patchwork quilt. The artwork invites viewers to contemplate the beauty of "just sky," reminding them that the simple things have plenty of magic on their own.
Doppelgänger #63: Verknotet SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn's sculpture 'Verknotet' plays with our perception of technology in a dystopian world. The piece is a large metal knot, made from cables and cords. Inside the knot, the viewer can see the glowing lights of circuit boards and tech components. The knot seems impossibly tangled, like a Gordian Knot of wires we can't untangle. It represents the chaos and confusion of a future where technology has taken over, making it impossible for humans to understand or control it.
Doppelgänger #64: Zeitzeuge Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Zeitzeuge' is a photo series that captures the essence of time in the digital age. The work consists of a grid of 12 square photos, each with an image taken on a different hour of the day, and accompanied by a caption indicating the exact time it was taken. The photos are all selfies, but instead of showing faces, they depict only clocks, watches or other devices displaying the current time. The captions are composed of randomly generated sequences of mundane phrases (e.g., "Brush your teeth", "Buy milk", "Call mom"). The work is creating a sense of alienation by distancing the viewer from their own daily temporality, and emphasizing how collective rhythms are shaping our lives.
Doppelgänger #65: Körperlos SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn's installation, 'Körperlos', consists of a room with three large, dimly lit aquariums standing at the center. Each aquarium presents an array of levitating human body parts, dipped in clear water. Every three minutes, mysterious fluid drops from the ceiling into the tanks, blurring and distorting the floating limbs' perception. The installation reflects how technological advancement and internet anonymity pushes us towards bodylessness and loss of physical presence. The diminishment irrevocably bleeds into people's ways of relating to the world around them.
Doppelgänger #66: Eternium Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Eternium is a kinetic art installation that explores the human obsession with immortality. It consists of a large pendulum with a spherical transparent container hanging down from it. The container is filled with a fluorescent liquid, representing life energy. As the pendulum swings, it activates an electromagnetic field that causes the liquid to move in mesmerizing patterns. Visitors can step into the swing's orbit and affect its movements using hand gestures, representing their conscious or subconscious desires towards perpetual longevity. The installation represents how our lifespan is limited and fleeting, but our ambition to overcome it remains a constant.
Doppelgänger #67: Wildheit SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn's sculpture is an improbable, fantastic and surrealistic artwork. It depicts a motorcycle made entirely out of deer antlers. The antlers have been stripped and shaped to construct the frame, handlebars, fenders and wheels of the motorcycle. The otherwise lifeless antlers evoke the wildness of nature and its raw beauty. However, the sculpture also brings into question our relationship to animals. By repurposing a part of an animal often used only as hunting trophies or decorations, Hahn creates a hybrid artwork that is both fascinating in its artistic qualities, but unsettling in its use of materials.
Doppelgänger #68: Wurmloch Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Using augmented reality and a custom-built enclosure, Philipp Hahn creates a wormhole leading to another dimension. The installation consists of two parts: First, visitors enter an all-white room with no markings or features. Second, wearing custom-made AR glasses and approaching the wall in front of them, visitors will perceive an opening space. The virtual model of this “other dimension” has been created by applying artificial intelligence to thousands of images from Hubble Space Telescope. The immersive experience is not only surprising - it also confronts us with questions about our role in a possibly infinite universe.
Doppelgänger #69: Geschlechterwahl Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Geschlechterwahl - or 'Gender Election' - is a photography series examining the societal expectations of gender identity, and how it affects individuals. The artwork presents voter ballots with binary options for gender (male and female), and accompanying photographs of individuals who have elected to identify as non-binary. The photos are presented in a grid-like manner, showcasing the individuals and their unique expressions of identity. The piece invites the viewer to consider their own assumptions about gender identity, and the way in which societal expectations can be limiting.
Doppelgänger #70: Einsamkeit SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Einsamkeit' is a video installation that explores the theme of isolation in today's world. It consists of three connected, big LED screens, creating a virtual living room. Each screen displays the live footage of one person who has applied to participate in the installation. Viewers can enter the room and sit on a couch facing the screens, but their presence is not reflected on them. The people on the screens do not acknowledge the viewers, nor each other; they are isolated together. The artwork challenges our notion of interactivity and connectivity - what does it mean to be surrounded by people yet feel alone?
Doppelgänger #71: Bi(r)otecknik SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn's artwork Bi(r)otecknik explores the intersection between biotechnology and the food industry. He created a modular, interactive sculpture that looks like workstation of a mad scientist. The base structure is a refrigerated shelf filled with containers of genetically modified fruits and vegetables – tomatoes that taste like pineapples, peppers that taste like chocolate – with accompanying misinformation posters hung above each container, courtesy of the imagined Big Food cartel. Hanging above this fridge is a fluorescently lit glass case full of black moss, tumbling around inside – genetically engineered to absorb pollutants. Visitors can harvest pieces of these plants and bring them home in little tubes provided.
Doppelgänger #72: Welt in der Flasche SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
The artwork consists of 100 suspended glass bottles, each containing a miniature landscape with living organisms. The bottles contain trees, water, and miniature creatures that exist in symbiosis inside a closed environment. The bottles are suspended at different heights, forming an intricate web of plant life and organisms. Each bottle symbolizes a different climate zone and contains a unique ecology. The interaction between these biodomes reveals the unexpected beauty in the microcosms of our world, questioning our understanding of natural order.
Doppelgänger #73: VHS-Loop SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
VHS-Loop is an installation that takes the visitors back to the 80s with a twist. The visitors are lead to a small, dark room covered in VHS tapes and old CRT televisions. They are encouraged to choose a tape and play it on one of the TVs, which would then start a loop of images and sounds, but with an unexpected interruption - something completely out of context, uncomfortable or absurd. Every loop is unique and random, each tape displaying alternative realities to what they know about the time period. The artwork plays around with nostalgia for lost aesthetics but also challenges our perception of reality.
Doppelgänger #74: Nutzenwerdung SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn's immersive installation explores the commodification of military power through an interactive maze. Visitors navigate a dark labyrinth of angular walls and passages that conceal hidden rooms, each filled with glowing orbs. By touch alone, visitors determine whether they have acquired gold or lead orbs. The more gold they collect, the brighter the maze becomes; if they collect too many lead orbs, the entire installation plunges into darkness. The artwork critiques society's obsession with power at all costs.
Doppelgänger #75: Rausch SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Rausch' is a room-scale, kinetic art installation that visualizes the effect of addiction. The installation consists of a large cube-shaped frame wrapped in strands of colorful tulle. As visitors enter, they activate the mechanism, causing the strands to move back and forth. With each movement, the tulle becomes more entangled, creating a distorted and chaotic view. As time goes on, the movements become faster and more violent, ultimately leaving visitors trapped inside a multi-colored haze. The artwork comments on how addictive behaviors can consume us and distort our perception of reality.
Doppelgänger #76: Schreckenskammer Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn's installation is a disorienting maze of mirrors, revolving around the themes of self-perception and deception. The visitor enters a room dimensioned so that their senses are distorted. Seemingly random flashes illuminate the mirrors, complicating any sense of orientation. As one moves deeper into the chamber, sound – derived from interviews between Hahn and a disparate cast of characters – increases in volume, and its source becomes impossible to pinpoint. The audio narrative ranges from darkly comic tales to foreboding premonitions in which those interviewed describe getting lost within their own minds or social worlds.
Doppelgänger #77: Wandgeist Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Wandgeist' is an interactive, post-punk mural that brings walls to life. The installation invites visitors to take their picture in front of a blank canvas on which the wall spirit can be seen and interact with them. The wall spirit is personified and brings personality to the space while telling stories on virtually lived experiences that are summed up into one Post punk mural. Visitors can speak to the mural by using an AI chatbot, allowing the conceptualised figure to respond in real-time, creating unique conversation for every visitor in a private conversation.
Doppelgänger #78: Luxuszeit Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn’s installation "Luxuszeit" is a commentary on the new wealth disparities in Germany, emerging from the digitization of our society. The installation consists of a luxury watch tower, rising majestically in the center of a small room. Crowning its top is an enormous golden arm with an oversized diamond watch. However, this watch does more than just tell time - it also represents Philipp's perception of luxury time. The visitors can approach and touch its glittering faceplate and a sophisticated algorithm will make them feel, as if they have experienced extraordinary moments with their loved ones during this time-span. Meanwhile, the remaining visitors must wait impatiently for their turn and can glance enviously, as the privileged walk away after having spent their quality 'luxury' time.
Doppelgänger #79: Verfall SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Verfall is an immersive installation that challenges our perception of time and decay. The room is filled with shattered glass, decaying flowers, and rusted metal structures. In the center of the space stands a giant hourglass that rotates slowly, as if turning back time. As visitors move through the installation, they are forced to navigate around the broken glass and crumbling structures, evoking the feeling of being lost in an abandoned post-apocalyptic world.
Doppelgänger #80: Haltlose Zyklen Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn's photo series 'Haltlose Zyklen' consists of six photographs that capture the passage of time and its cyclical nature. Each photograph depicts a spinning top, photographed in motion, as it slowly loses momentum and falls. The spinning top is a metaphor for life, with all its ups and downs, and each photograph represents a different phase in the cycle of life. They are at once playful and melancholy, contemplative yet joyful.
Doppelgänger #81: Ansichtssache Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Ansichtssache' is a deceitful interactive installation that questions perception and media in today's society. The minimalistic space comprises of a round room with six large mirrors positioned around the walls. At first sight, the mirrors show distorted reflections of the visitors. But as they walk closer, intricate patterns and hidden messages start to emerge within the glass, recontextualizing their image into something entirely different. The piece examines how digital media is shaping our realities and how easily we can be manipulated without even realizing it.
Doppelgänger #82: Blitze Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Blitze' is a physical and digital installation that questions our connection to technology and the natural world. It consists of a dark room with a large cylindrical structure in the middle, resembling a giant lightning rod. At the base of the structure, visitors can connect their phones via Bluetooth. As they do so, the structure illuminates with colored bolts of light, accompanied by various synthetic sounds and haptic feedback. The installation invites visitors to contemplate the dangers and beauty of human-made technology in comparison to natural forces like lightning.
Doppelgänger #83: Schafscherer SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Schafscherer' is a tribute to the unsung heroes behind our food supply chain. The interactive installation consists of five life-sized, animatronic sheep waiting to be shaved by visitors. Once shaved, the wool will be weighed and the visitor will receive a QR code with information about the process of manufacturing woolen clothing from raw wool. Each sheep is equipped with a camera inside its mouth, which gives visitors a glimpse into the maw of these cute animals. The immersive experience encourages reflection on our relationship to animals, our anthropocentric view of nature and production cycles.
Doppelgänger #84: Himmelzeit SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Himmelzeit' is an interactive installation that invites visitors to contemplate the concept of time by experiencing an unusual sensation. In a dimly lit room, visitors enter individual pedestals that elevate them upwards into a cloud-filled sky, while at the same time they are plunged into total silence. The clouds in which they are enveloped start moving slowly to accelerate and morph into abstract geometrical shapes. During this transformation, the visitors' sense of time is multiplied or shrunk down, creating a distorted perception of past, present and future.
Doppelgänger #85: Dunkle Spiegel Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Dunkle Spiegel' is a series of interactive installations about the perception of time. Inside a pitch-black room, six floor-to-ceiling mirrors are mounted at different angles. When visitors enter the room, they trigger an infrared sensor that illuminates the mirrors with faint light. In this dimly lit space, visitors see their reflection appear and fade away as quickly as their thoughts come and go. But at every 30 seconds interval sharp white lights flood the room and those inquisitive enough could try to catch a glimpse of their momentary visage before it fades again into the dark.
Doppelgänger #86: Beton Arabeske SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn's 'Beton Arabeske' is an immersive video installation that explores the materiality and nostalgia of a post-brutalist, urban environment. The installation consists of three large projections onto floor-to-ceiling concrete walls. Viewers step onto the projection area, illuminated with candy-colored lights, and discover a virtual reality build-up of concrete pillars and stairways, reminiscent of abandoned brutalist housing estates. The projections are overlaid with interlocking arabesques, an ornamental pattern drawing the viewers' gaze and creating a hypnotic and disorienting atmosphere. Hahn's work delves into the nature of our relationship to dense urban space, decay in cities, memories of public housing estates, and histories written in concrete.
Doppelgänger #87: Schnee im Sommer SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn has created an unexpected, humorous performance installation that takes place in an empty storefront. The visual concept consists of a hot summer day in which snow begins to fall indoors, turning the profane into the sublime. The viewer observes a man dressed in business attire chasing snowflakes with a butterfly net, trying to collect them on black paper and pack them in boxes bearing the word 'EIS'. As the snow continues to fall and starts filling up the space, the performer remains unfazed, still working industriously. The work explores the juxtaposition between reality and imagination while highlighting our human obsession with categorization.
Doppelgänger #88: Leerlauf SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn's "Leerlauf" (Idle) is a surrealistic and interactive art performance, consisting of a room with three doors, each leading to its own specific wasteland. The first door leads to an endless desert, the second door to a post-apocalyptic cityscape, and the third door to a deserted jungle. The audience is equipped with VR-goggles that simulate their physical experience while traversing any wasteland they chose. Every chosen wasteland may be left through that same respective door only after twenty minutes. Spare equipment to change doors is hidden and watching time pass without action gradually results in hallucinations. Left alone within one or another wasteland the audience is confronted with their idle mindset and isolated being.
Doppelgänger #89: Schallpegel Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Schallpegel' is an interactive sound installation that highlights the intrusion of noise pollution in our daily lives. Visitors enter a pitch-black room, where they encounter four microphones. When they speak into one microphone, the decibel level is displayed on a large screen. As more visitors participate, colourful visualizations appear on the screen, merging together to become a chaotic web of sound. The artwork examines how we perceive sound in public spaces while exploring the beauty within chaos.
Doppelgänger #90: Totentanz SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Totentanz' is an interactive performance that challenges the human perception of mortality by inviting visitors to dance with a virtual skeleton. The installation features a motion sensor and large projection screen. As visitors enter the space, they trigger the sensor, and a life-sized skeleton appears on the screen, mirrored to their movements. The soundtrack blends electronic beats with medieval harpsichord arrangements. Unsettling yet playful, 'Totentanz' reflects on the transience of life, technological evolution and historical continuity.
Doppelgänger #91: Traumschleife Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Traumschleife is an interactive installation inspired by the concept of lucid dreaming. It consists of a circular, black room filled with motion sensors and speakers. The sound of footsteps follows the visitor as they explore the space, which slowly transforms from reality into a surreal dreamscape. As they journey deeper, their movements and choices shift and influence the dream environment, creating a unique experience for each participant. Ultimately, the installation seeks to blur the boundaries between reality and imagination, challenging perceptions of what is possible when we give our minds free reign.
Doppelgänger #92: Geflüster SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
In Geflüster, Philipp Hahn creates a surrealistic, interactive sculpture that immerses visitors in an abstract world of sound and movement. The installation consists of a forest-like formation of six-meter tall steel pipes that oscillate in waves. The movement of the pipes is triggered by a software that interprets the visitors' whispers and breaths as data input, and generates corresponding audio-visual feedback. The resulting sounds and subtle movements of the sculpture create an immersive experience where visitors are invited to move around freely and whisper into the forest.
Doppelgänger #93: Seelenklau Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Seelenklau' examines the influence of technology on our emotions and personalities. It is a sculpture, consisting of a human-sized cube made of transparent plastic. The cube is filled with various machines and screens, which continuously extract data from social media and sensor readings. These data are then interpreted by machine learning algorithms and used to manipulate the emotions of viewers through an array of light and sound patterns. This artwork challenges the viewer to question the degree to which they are controlled by their technological devices.
Doppelgänger #94: Traumadeus SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
The interactive installation 'Traumadeus' is inspired by Sigmund Freud's work on dream interpretation. Philipp Hahn invites visitors to enter a surreal dreamland of Freud's subconscious mind, filled with symbols, cryptic clues, and hidden meanings. Headphones on and eyes closed, visitors are guided through curated audio cues and tactile sensations. They experience sensory overload, a mingling of their own memories with Freud's archetypes. The boundaries between physical and mental spaces break down into an immersive dreamscape that challenges our perceptions of reality.
Doppelgänger #95: Grenzgänger Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Grenzgänger' is a virtual reality installation that explores the psychological effects of crossing borders, and the impact it has on identity and perception. The artist invites visitors to don a VR headset and embark on a journey through an imaginary landscape, with no clear boundaries between countries. As they traverse through the terrain, visitors will face different stimuli, such as changing languages, currencies and traffic regulations. The experience aims to highlight how easily our individuality can be lost or reconfigured in new environments.
Doppelgänger #96: Ausgelöscht SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
This interactive installation explores the themes of genetic engineering and time's destructive power. The artist creates a replica of his childhood bedroom as an immersive environment, with a series of interactive objects scattered throughout. Visitors must wear wristbands that monitor their vital signs and capture DNA samples. Upon entering the room, they will see how their personal DNA fragments are being slowly erased from an unsettling living portrait hanging on the wall. This artwork questions the utopian promise of gene editing while exploring our own mortality.
Doppelgänger #97: Flashback Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn's installation immerses visitors in a '80s inspired playground for grown-ups. Combining his fascination with the resurgence of 80's culture with his interest in technology, he creates a unique interactive experience allowing guests to time travel without leaving their seats. In front of each seat is an old computer and cassette player, while various screens play classic movies and music videos. The guest's movement triggers different scents related to the era of neon lights, hairspray and arcade games. The installation encourages visitors to embrace nostalgia for the '80s as well as reflect on how technology can transport people through worlds of their own memories.
Doppelgänger #98: Null Euro Kunst SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Null Euro Kunst' is a photo series that explores the often absurd world of contemporary art. It consists of eight photographs, each showing Philipp Hahn holding a very mundane object (e.g. a toilet brush or kitchen sponge) in front of an expensive art installation in a museum or gallery. By placing the cheap and the luxurious next to each other, he questions the value we attribute to certain objects and the eccentricity of modern art exhibitions.
Doppelgänger #99: Dampfkraftwerk Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
The interactive photo series 'Dampfkraftwerk' takes place in a steampunk world. The artist built a small-scale steam power station deep in the woods where he invited visitors for a photoshoot. The set consists of robust machinery from the late 1800s combined with the latest LED lightings, green screen technology, and modern camera gear. Visitors dress themselves up with costumes worn by workers of that era and pose like they are busy working or operating the machinery. The resulting photographs are edited together into one composite image that gives the illusion of everyone working together to run the engine room. By blurring the lines between time-honored craftsmanship and contemporary technology, Philipp Hahn offers a quirky take on industrialization, labor relations, and social interaction.
Doppelgänger #100: Ephemeron SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Ephemeron' is an installation that challenges our perception of time in a digital age. The installation consists of a suspended sculpture made of thin translucent threads, layered to create a density of textures and shapes. In continuous motion, the sculpture metamorphosizes through multiple forms and configurations, while rotating on its axis at variable speeds. The viewer can interact with the work by using a custom QR code on their smartphone, which allows them to influence the speed and direction of rotation. 'Ephemeron' creates a mesmerizing experience that speaks to the transience and intangibility of our digital present.
Doppelgänger #101: Goldrausch SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn's art installation 'Goldrausch' explores the concept of wealth in a satirical and playful way. The installation is comprised of a large-scale, moving sculpture of a knight on horseback made entirely out of colorful rubber ducks. The knight is accompanied by an army of smaller rubber duck soldiers, all riding on top of shiny golden money coins. As the visitors approach the installation, sensors activate and make the sculpture come to life by shaking and quacking loudly, while colorful lights shift through the display.
Doppelgänger #102: Metamorphose SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn's installation 'Metamorphose' consists of a life-sized mechanical caterpillar sculpture. The sculpture is constructed of small metal gears and springs, with its movements controlled by a motion sensor. When visitors approach, the caterpillar comes to life, slowly crawling along the floor before transforming into a butterfly and fluttering its wings. The installation explores the theme of personal ambition and change - as the caterpillar symbolizes transformation and metamorphosis.
Doppelgänger #103: Stimmenbilder Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Stimmenbilder' is an interactive audio-visual installation. At the entrance, visitors receive a pair of headphones and a small remote control. Each room in the installation is dedicated to a different topic; visitors can choose which room they enter by pressing a button on their remote. Inside each room, the walls project images of political speeches, TV debates and interviews, while the headphones play voices in different languages. Visitors can select phrases they hear with their remote, which triggers images overlaying the original content – imagery based on Philipp Hahn's artistic interpretation of each phrase. The result is a thought-provoking realization of how dominant visual information actually is, and how easily it hinders accurate comprehension.
Doppelgänger #104: Fleeting Textures SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Fleeting Textures' is an immersive sound and light installation that explores the transient nature of time. Visitors move through a series of rooms, each filled with changing patterns of light and sound. The installation uses sensors to detect the movements and locations of visitors, adapting to their individual journeys. The colors, shapes, and sounds all change over time, reflecting both the natural rhythms of the universe and the complexity of human interaction.
Doppelgänger #105: Traumfänger Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Traumfänger' is a whimsical sculpture that turns dreams into reality in a satirical way. It consists of a large, wooden cage decorated with dreamcatchers and LED lights, filled with dozens of plush toys and action figures. Visitors are invited to enter the cage and 'live out their dreams', surrounded by the soft, colorful objects. However, upon closer inspection, the toys are all corporate mascots – a commentary on how our capitalist society commodifies our dreams and desires. At the same time, the installation invites visitors to embrace their inner child and have fun.
Doppelgänger #106: Gehen! Stoppen. Schauen. SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Gehen! Stoppen. Schauen.' is a performance art piece that addresses urbanization and its effects on human nature. The artist invites the audience to roam around a desolate, concrete jungle in silence while walking continuously. After some time, Philipp Hahn blows a whistle, saying one of those three words: 'Gehen!', forcing the audience to walk briskly for a short duration; 'Stoppen.', when they should stand still, and 'Schauen.' meaning they should gaze at a particular place or object for an extended period. Every whistle blow provides the audience with an antagonistic experience that reveals their relationship to the urban environment surrounding them.
Doppelgänger #107: Zoomschatten Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Zoomschatten' is an interactive sound and light installation based on the fleeting nature of things. Small mirrors hanging from the ceiling reflect a stationary beam of light which visitors can manipulate by moving around the room. The reflection creates a shadow on an enormous screen, spidery and twisting like a vine. Visitors also hear sounds produced by their own movements that intermingle with electronically generated ambient noise. The colors and movement patterns of the light are randomized, creating new shadows and variations with each visit.
Doppelgänger #108: Fleischlos SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Fleischlos is a thought-provoking installation that explores the impact of meat consumption on society and the environment. The artwork features a long dining table, made entirely out of plant-based material. Upon closer inspection, however, it reveals itself to be not quite natural: Beneath the surface layers lurk strange shapes and faces, evocative of mutated monsters, formed by mold and other microorganisms feeding on discarded food. Fleischlos initiates a discussion about the ethics of meat consumption in modern times as well as our relationship with our most fundamental source of nutrition.
Doppelgänger #109: Echo SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Echo' is an immersive art performance that plays with acoustics, space, and identity. Visitors enter into a dark room with twelve hanging microphones. Four speakers surround them to create a dizzying soundscape of echoes, reverberations, and distortions. Suddenly, the microphones begin following the visitors around the room - recording their sounds, whispers, and movements. These sounds are distorted and played back through the speakers, creating an ambiance similar to their surrounding environment but still entirely unfamiliar. The piece raises questions about surveillance, privacy, and self-identity in our modern society.
Doppelgänger #110: Zeitenrauschen SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Zeitenrauschen' is an audio-visual installation that evokes a sense of longing for lost memories and unfulfilled desires. The piece consists of a dark, circular room, with multiple speakers and projectors installed above. The sound of whispers, murmurs, and distorted music constantly overlaps and intertwines with an animated projection of abstract patterns and colors. As the visitor moves around the room, the sounds and visuals respond to their every movement making each experience individual and unique. The artwork urges visitors to confront their nostalgia for moments past but also inspires a reflection on present perceptions, as well as possible future memories.
Doppelgänger #111: Erbadel SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Erbadel is a satirical exploration of the concept of landed gentry in the 21st century, with a focus on Germany. It is an interactive installation in which visitors enter a grand hall, populated with scans of luxurious interiors of actual German aristocratic residences. In the middle stands an empty throne, accessible to visitors. However, as visitors try to sit on the throne, they trigger a knowledge quiz game concerning noble titles and adels etiquette. The game deliberately challenges the visitors and mocks aristocratic pretensions.
Doppelgänger #112: Turboschwimmer Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Turboschwimmer is a steam-punk inspired interactive sculpture that critiques societal obsession with speed and efficiency. It features two life-size humanoid figures on a track, suspended above the ground by ropes and pulleys. One figure is an athlete in a sleek, modern swimsuit while the other is a Victorian era swimmer in a woolen suit. As visitors approach, the two figures engage in a race to the finish line. However, as they both use the same rope-and-pulley system, their progress is slowed by their mutual weight and inevitable collisions—highlighting how we sacrifice quality and safety for speed.
Doppelgänger #113: Nichts real SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Nichts real' is a large scale, robotic installation with surrealistic elements. The sculpture is a black, cylindrical tunnel with a diameter of six meters and a height of three meters, made of rubber bands that can be moved up and down by motors. Visitors have the opportunity to walk through the tunnel from one side to the other. Inside the tunnel, there are different LED lights that flicker on and off, and it seems like one is entering an unknown universe - disconnected from any reality. The work depicts the idea that nothing in this world is real anymore and underlines how technology shapes our perception of time constantly.
Doppelgänger #114: Monster Poses SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Monster Poses' is an interactive video installation that explores personal identity by challenging the viewer to embody the essence of a monster. The installation features a green screen in front of the viewer, a hidden camera, and multiple visual layers projected on the wall. The viewer is invited to strike different poses, with each pose causing a different set of monsters to appear around them. The installation questions how individuals perceive themselves and others by creating a space where monsters are just as likely to be silly and cute as they are to be scary and intimidating.
Doppelgänger #115: Aus dem Nichts SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Aus dem Nichts' is an interactive installation exploring the concept of nothingness. A spherical, black void suspended just above the floor captures the viewers' attention. As the viewer approaches the void, an invisible force field will push them away, leaving them confused about why they cannot enter the void. The force field is reactive and follows the viewer's movements, creating a sense of unpredictability and intrigue. The installation represents how nothingness can be alluring but also unattainable.
Doppelgänger #116: Eat the Rich SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
This large-scale installation is a bold and playful commentary on capitalism and the growing divide between the rich and poor. The centerpiece is a huge banquet table, teeming with decadent food, drinks, and silverware. But upon closer inspection, visitors will notice that everything is made of recycled materials such as cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, and newspaper. The walls are adorned with colorful posters and neon signs that shout cynical slogans like 'Money on My Mind' or 'Wealth is in the Waste', inviting visitors to join in the fun by taking selfies or posing provocatively for the camera.
Doppelgänger #117: Augenblicke SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Augenblicke' is a multimedia installation that challenges the viewer's perception of time and memory by creating a labyrinth of personal experiences. The installation consists of five interconnected rooms, each showcasing an intimate moment from the artist's life. A soundscape connects the rooms through audio snippets from home movies and voice recordings, as well as disjointed whispers and ambient noise. The installation reflects on the question of how memories are created, stored, recalled and forgotten, how they shape our identity and influence our decisions.
Doppelgänger #118: Hexengebräu SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Hexengebräu' is an interactive media installation about the synthesis of nature and technology. The centerpiece of the installation is a cauldron, filled with pulsating, bubbling fluid, conjuring up the alchemical spirits of old. The further away the visitors are from the cauldron, the more it seems like a traditional installation. However, as they approach, augmented reality projections are superimposed over their vision, revealing themselves as deconstructed circuit boards, electronic schematics and computer code flowing through the cauldron's brew. Visitors are invited to participate in a ritual that blurs the line between science and mysticism.
Doppelgänger #119: Echoschachtel Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Echoschachtel' is an interactive sound installation exploring the complex relationships between humans and technology. In the installation, visitors enter a dark room, where they encounter a set of nine black boxes. Each box is equipped with different sensors and speakers that respond to visitor input in unique ways. Visitors can trigger sounds by touching or moving the boxes, but also by using their own voice or body movements. The sound environment created through these interactions is both surreal and hypnotic, inviting participants to explore their own relationship with modern technology.
Doppelgänger #120: Schattensturm SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Schattensturm' is Philipp Hahn's immersive installation that explores the impact and aftermath of a fictional, never-ending lightning storm. The space is dark and moody, creating an atmosphere of tension and unease. Visitors navigate through a maze of hanging wires and cables, each lit up with a strobe light to simulate bursts of electricity. In the center of the room, a large metal structure looms, shrouded in haze and smoke. As they move closer, visitors realize it's an abstract sculpture of intertwined lightning bolts that crackle with static energy. The artwork combines elements of sculpture, installation, and performance to provoke emotions of anxiety and fear.
Doppelgänger #121: Machtspiel Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Machtspiel' is an interactive, atmospheric video installation about the abuse of power. The installation invites visitors to enter a dimly lit room, where they stand before a towering, luminous throne, evocative of decadent historical monarchies. Every move the visitor makes triggers disturbing sounds and visuals of authoritarian oppression, corruption, and decay projected onto the walls around them. In this way, the artwork offers a physical and mental journey through the often-cynical narratives of human history and its cyclical power struggles.
Doppelgänger #122: entkommen SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Philipp Hahn's performance is an immersive installation that explores the concept of freedom and confinement in modern society. The installation comprises of a large cube structure with smooth, mirrored walls primed for projection mapping, that serves as the performance space. The performer enters a confined space, dressed in a straight-jacket and with headphones on. They wildly dance to music playing exclusively in their ears and fighting against the constraints of their clothing. The audience witnesses this through projection images from wireless video cameras mounted inside the cube.
Doppelgänger #123: Zeitgleich SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Zeitgleich' is a post-punk, interactive video installation. Multiple vintage TV sets are arranged on the walls of a dimly lit room, each showing different clips of synchronized events with their own sense of time. Viewers can rearrange the TVs to their liking, resulting in new compositions and perspectives. The videos range from real-time footage of factories to slow-motion destructions, evoking themes of time, power and control.
Doppelgänger #124: Treibgut SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
'Treibgut' is a contemporary photo series depicting the harsh realities of aquatic pollution in modern times. The artist has collected various pieces of plastic and rubber waste from shores of different European seas to create surrealistic sculptures. Some are large enough to fill entire rooms, others are small enough to fit in the palm of the hand. The sculptures reflect how plastics never really disappear, but keep circulating in our oceans and pose a real threat to the animals and plants that depend on them. The series portrays the grotesque beauty of these objects, their bright colors, and abstract shapes, but also its destructive force on our natural environment.
Doppelgänger #125: Käferwald SOLD Philipp Hahn, 2023. Paper, ink, artificial intelligence.
Käferwald is a playful installation that puts the audience in the middle of nature, while at the same time reflecting on the impact of technology on our perception of reality. A few steps into a vast, dimly lit room, visitors will encounter a lush forest installation created entirely out of discarded, outdated electronics and appliances. Slightly undulating and surrounded by sounds reminiscent of nature, the forest offers an uncanny visual experience that prompts visitors to question their relationship with technology and its impact on our environment. The piece challenges us to reconsider our perception of what we consider natural or man-made.