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The sculpture is an endless spiraling loop with the profile of a tire. On the side wall of the tire there is a text with instructions from a car navigation system, such as „take the second right“ or „ at the end of the road turn left“.

These navigational commands stand in an endless repetition, as the sculpture forms a loop. If you follow the endless line of these commands you will explore the whole world in a zigzagging way. The art piece is an invitation to explore the world with an open mindset, being open for the unexpected behind the next junction. 

Rollin´ is also a tribute to the ideas of the situationists, specially Guy Debord, who propagated a daily “dérive”. In this “dérive“, a kind of stroll through the city, you would explore the city in a non directional way, perceiving it in new ways. 

Rollin ´is a series that was programmed and produced in a mix of digital fabrication and handwork.

(dimensions art piece are approximately)


PublisherThomas Scherzer

About the artist

Thomas Scherzer



* 1974 in Villach, Austria

lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

studied Architecture and Urbanism in Vienna and Stockholm

Dipl.Ing. Architecture and Urbanism (MSc)

works in his own practice for Arts and Architecture

Teaching at ArtEZ art academy Zwolle (NL) and before Technical University of Graz (A)

Guest lecturer at ArtEZ Zwolle (NL)


Some activities in the field of art:

2020 Car art 2020 group exhibition Museum HDMZ Zandvoort, (exhibition canceled because of Covid-19)

2019 Contribution in art book “Arnhem uit de Kunst” by Theo Brink with interactive art piece “BAB|BEL”

2016 Amsterdamse Kunstkalender 2016, contribution for art calendar of Artist from Amsterdam, Netherlands

2014 Residency at Künstlerdorf Schöppingen

2014 Design (winning competition) and realization of an art piece in public space with monumental character in Arnhem Presikhaaf commissioned by the city of Arnhem, realization in 2014, Arnhem

2012 Waterkunst – Winning community art project for Amsterdam - dealing with the fact that the area Watergraafsmeer Polder in Amsterdam is one of the lowest areas of the Netherlands

2011 Exhibition „Berglust“ at Galerie Gmünd with Willem van Engen, Brigitte Kovasc and Marie Neugebauer, Gmünd, Austria

2012 Group exhibition ID11, „car art“, Delft

2011 Group exhibition „Between Heaven and High Water“, Zeemanshuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2010 Project „Tussenruimte“ – Art-play installation in public space with the aim to motivate children to play outside, Arnhem Presikhaaf, (NL)

2009 - 2010 Participation at the Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture, Interactive Installation in public space, Topic: “City Mobilization”,Shenzhen, China

Other work of Thomas Scherzer

Painting, 15x20.5x0.6 cm (w/h/d)
Jewelry, 15x20.5x0.6 cm (w/h/d)
Rollin' 68__148
Sculpture, 27x18x18 cm (w/h/d)
Rollin' 64_144
Sculpture, 30x18x18 cm (w/h/d)
Rollin' 37__96
Sculpture, 26x19x19 cm (w/h/d)
Rollin' 55__128
Sculpture, 29x18x18 cm (w/h/d)
Stories To Be Told - Matthew 7:7+8
Jewelry, 12.2x13.7x0.6 cm (w/h/d)