The people behind the code BEH3D are architect Astrid Bornheim and artist Folke Hanfeld. By use of architectural reliefs, stereoscopic photography and graphics they examine the interaction between two- and three-dimensional representations of space and the polyperspective realities in spatial settings. The thus resulting patterns, ornaments and coding allow surprising insights into the depth of surface – and thereby into new space of thinking and perceiving. Especially the stereoscopic photographs made for Eternit since 2005 in Heidelberg, Munich and Berlin invite the visitors to interact. Looked at through 3D glasses the two-dimensional reality of the exhibit turns into an illusion of a three-dimensional extension of space.
Berlin architect Astrid Bornheim sees her office as a laboratory for architecture with a narrative quality of space. Her primary focus is on museums, exhibition architecture and interdisciplinary art projects. Folke Hanfeld studied painting at the University of the Arts in Berlin. His main working tools at the moment are graphics, photography and architectural installation. The initial point of their cooperation was the architectural redesign of the Eternit headquarters in Heidelberg. This is where the material Eternit itself became the object of research for architectural and artistic interpretation.
Hanfeld made large-size stereoscopic photographies that became an integral part of Bornheim’s architecture. The interdisciplinary cooperation of the Werkbund members Bornheim, Hanfeld and Eternit documents the currentness of those early ideas of Deutscher Werkbund, an association of artists, architects, designers, and industrialists. All three of them work on an artistic approach to communicating beyond the narrow limits of their respective genre, in which the overcoming of dimensions becomes the central focus of their work.