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Working in and responding to architecture is a leitmotif in the art of Markus Draper (b. Gorlitz, 1969; lives and works in Berlin). Opened, destabilized, and lacerated walls are a discomforting sight, associating the precarious outer bounds of the body and the soul. The art and construction project Draper realized for the Canton of Berne in a new building to house parts of the University of Berne similarly called fixed boundaries in question. The considerable influence psychological perspectives o architecture have long exercised on Draper's art becomes more fully evident with a comparative look at earlier works. With contributions by Beatriz Colomina and Martin Germann.