In 2019, I spent 6 months at OBJ.Studio (the design department of Ambion). Ambion being a worldwide player in the event technology field, the main goal of the studio was to help them showcase the possibilities of the outstanding technologies they were able to provide.


In July 2019, OBJ.Studio teamed up with Selam X for the "Mask Off" installation. It was part of the 2019 Berlin Fashiontech. The device was showcasing facefilters from 22 artists questioning beauty standards and digital embodiment.


The piece, emphasizing the metallic structure and the rough cables, was thought as a materialization of the digital a.k.a. virtual world, showing its physical impact. It was built with Bematrix and Ledskin modules (Ambion especially wanted to showcase the curved screens). I worked on the global concept of the structure and then played a lot with the filters during the event, while taking care of some of the documentation (video editing and photography).

DOP: Björn Baasner & Max Zaika / Editing: E.Duvernay / Music: Modern Trips

Selam X's outstanding "Beauty_Gan" project was playing in the same room.
On the picture above it's reflecting in the plexiglas of the "Mask Off" installation.
You can discover it here:

All facefilters artists:

Mate Steinforth,

Assaf Reeb,

Johanna Jaskowska,


Marc Wakefield,

Jade Roche,


Aaron Jablonski,

Moritz Tonsch,

Claudia Rafael,

Paul Paul,

Esmay Wagemans,

Kuno Hayato,


Noland Chaliha,


Marta Twarowska,

Anika Perkins,


Don Elektro,


Sophie Mars.

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