Site-specific Installation
Universität der Künste Berlin, 2024
A glove, a scarf, a water bottle, a phone, a set of keys, student IDs, earplugs, a boot, and a whim- sical ceramic horse—these are the objects that have found their way into UDK's lost and found over the past six months.

Drawing inspiration from the italian poet Ludovico Ariosto's words in the 'Orlando Furioso’ (1516), where he suggests that everything that's lost on Earth can be found on the Moon, the ceiling of UDK transforms into a lunar landscape, where all the students lost and found can finally land.

Every object gets stuck in this state of limbo, caught between forgetfulness and an uncertain fate — like a balloon that slips from a distracted hand and softly pushes against the ceiling, reaching for the blue.

In Ariosto's tales, a character's lost judgment also finds its way to the Moon, prompting a quest to retrieve it and restore his sanity. Similarly, in this narrative, lost items symbolize forgetfulness and the opportunity for rediscovery and reclamation. The moon-ceiling, though seemingly di- stant, is within reach, echoing the italian writer Italo Calvino's "La Distanza della Luna" (1965) where a long ladder and a small leap can bridge the gap between Earth and the lunar surface, allowing for the retrieval of both lost objects and wits.