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The Couch – Icon of Psychoanalysis


With his project "The Couch" media artist Markus Brenner won the fourth competition "Discovery of urban space" of the Art Commission Kreuzlingen (CH). Central subject of his work is Sigmund Freud’s couch, a cultural icon representing psychoanalysis itself.

From 1857 to 1980 Kreuzlingen, Switzerland's largest city on Lake Constance, was home to a psychiatric hospital at the Bellevue site. Ludwig Binswanger, director of the sanatorium, had a lifelong friendship with Sigmund Freud. Famous patients were guests at the Bellevue, as well as Anna O. (Bertha Pappenheim), the first patient to be treated according to the psychoanalytic method. Freud himself visited the Bellevue in 1912.

In Bellevue Park "The Couch" is sculpture and a place to rest during the day. A pillow shows the imprint of a person as if someone had just laid his head there. In the dark “The Couch” becomes a projection screen. A PHOS 45 LED projector is mounted at a height of five meters on a pole. The projected image of Freud’s original Oriental carpet turns the couch into a place of psychoananlytic practice. Who lays down in the dark merges with the projected image and becomes part of the sculpture.


Bellevue Park
8280 Kreuzlingen, Switzerland

City of Kreuzlingen

Markus Brenner
Constance, Germany

concrete work:
GODELMANN Manufaktur

projection system:
1 x PHOS 45 pole mount

Markus Brenner (1, 6)
Thomas Meier-Löpfe (2, 3, 4, 5)

Mega Plaza Shopping Mall, Peru

Claudia Paz Lighting Studio from Lima, Peru was commissioned to redesign the courtyard of the Mega Plaza shopping center with their unique light concept. In close collaboration with the customer and the architects, a lighting solution was created to enhance this space. There should be something magical added, with regards to the many people who pass through this central place. At the central circulation, which connects the different areas of the mall, gobo projectors were mounted on the street light poles. These, according to the season, project different colored motifs on the floor: in the summer butterflies, in the spring blooms, at Christmas snowflakes, etc. Especially children interact playfully with the projected motifs.


Central Plaza at Megaplaza Shopping Mall from Claudia Paz Lighting Studio on Vimeo.


INMUEBLES PANAMERICANA ( Grupo Wiese y Parque Arauco )

BMA Estudio + Consultora Metropolis

Lighting Design:
Claudia Paz Lighting Studio

Project Management:

Street Lights:
Schreder S. A.

Projection Systems:
53 x PHOS 25 pole mount

Silvia Neyra, César Castro

JADES: Shop Windows in Spring 2017


Pure White
Lightness / Summer Freshness / Light / Architecture / Landscape / Simplicity / Pureness ...

Stylized leaves from Thamm GmbH build the frame and the eye-catcher for fashion in spring-summer 2017. Trapezoidal aluminum sheets form the "tree crown" ... Geometrical light projections bring the mannequins of the "Tesselation" line and the fashion into focus.

Temperley / Galvan / Herve Leger / red Valentino / Stella Mc Cartney / Balmain / Antonino Valenti / Giuseppe Zanotti / Plein Sud / Tabitha Simmons


JADES / Düsseldorf

Domagoj Mrsic / sayonara visual concepts

Thamm GmbH, Bonn

GenesisDisplay GmbH

Derksen Lichttechnik GmbH

Uschi Fellner