Maria Loboda’s sculp­tures and instal­la­tions are myste­rious and full of secrets; their encoded messages reveal them­selves only at second glance. The artist uses her three-dimen­sional works to transfer past knowl­edge into the here and now. The SCHIRN is presenting the exhi­bi­tion MARIA LOBODA. IDYL IN AN ELEC­TRONICS FACTORY including three works by Maria Loboda which she has devel­oped specially for the freely acces­sible Rotunda. Taken together they tell a story that refers to the pioneering Amer­ican land­scape archi­tect James C. Rose (1913–1991).

With the exhi­bi­tion title "Idyl In An Elec­tronics Factory," Loboda makes direct refer­ence to a review with the same title published in 1963 in the Amer­ican design maga­zine Inte­riors. It addresses the inte­rior court­yard of a company for elec­tronic compo­nents in Living­stone, New Jersey, designed by James C. Rose.

He saw the move­ment and trans­for­ma­tion of the land­scape as essen­tial features of land­scape archi­tec­ture. Rose included the rela­tion­ships between all of the mate­rials that occur in land­scape archi­tec­ture —such as, for example, the constantly changing plants as well as the static sculp­tures, but also the people who linger in and move through the designed land­scape.