This augmented reality installation opens a portal to a dimension in-between analogue and digital realms. Embedded in the actual space of the venue is a sound-immersive, walkable landscape, unfolding animated 3D objects with origins inpainting and collage.


The title refers to sociologist Niklas Luhmann’s definition of contingency, which denies an absolute truth of reality. Rohwetter raises questions around the fleetingness and constructedness of our reality. To what extent does digital space present itself to us as reality? How real is reality that is perceived via a display?


Contingencies is an invitation to abandon the “safe distance” from art. Through Rohwetter’s unique visual language, you become more than a viewer — you become a user, involved in image production through interactive participation

JOALI Maldives - Maja Rohwetter - Augmented Reality



Maja Rohwetter



Maja Rohwetter expresses the beauty of nature through both digital and analogue forms. Using the interface of augmented reality, she transfers her visual worlds into an expanded dimension, unfolding animated 3D objects which have their origins in painting and collage.


In this in-between space, viewers simultaneously become users. In her collages, Rohwetter composes ‘mixedrealities’ from bits and pieces of her analogue studio practice as a painter and digitally generated forms.


After studying philosophy, art and Romance languages, Rohwetter studied fine arts at the Berlin University of the Arts and at the Royal College of Fine Arts in Stockholm. She is now based in Berlin. Her work is displayed in galleries in Europe, Scandinavia, the UK and the USA. In addition to painting, she teaches media design and media theory.