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Sammelraum Archaeology

(elkement. Created: 2015-11-28. Tags: Sammelraum)

Sammelraum has collected quite some space in the recent years.

The Subversive Annalist (or Analyst?) of EPSI have been in hiding (in plain sight, actually) although fans have been waiting for updates.

We missed several defragmentations and re-collections of Sammelraum. Now his landscape is coded. His gallery looks like a foreign galaxy - what can be done?

Sammelraum's Galaxy - Coded Landscape

But better never than late! Or better late than never? The ultimate guide to collecting space:

The Galaxy ... or Gallery

The News. We feel free to create Google Translate Poetry from a snippet of current news:

Body needs space, in order to exist.

On the other hand, the space itself
Especially in former times,
but sometimes even now,
that was tied to the movement

If a room is real, when no one is in it?
separate from its spatial film and lead a life of its own
beyond space and time increasingly.

With the speed of light we
leave traces in rooms that we never enter.
placing them in different contexts and spatialized again.

Maybe we can understand Sammelraum's cryptical messages better if we take into account that he had defragmented His Space (himself?) in spring of the 14th year of the new millenium. makes it obvious that Sammelraum's well known license-plate-style sign has suddenly been replaced by multiple instances of a life-form that may or not be related to Sammelraum. Most likely, this was due to copyright issues (to violate the copyright of several entities at once in the future). To be precise, we can only see multiple 2D representations of this life-form - projected from a virtual world onto canvas.

Anyway - EPSI's Corporate Social Responsibility Officer is pleased to note that these life-forms are raised according to the principles of organic farming, or BIO as we say in the country where EPSI's web server happens to be physically located.

The elkement's first attempt at self-plagiarism.

Poetry and the Second Name of Collected Space.

(elkement. Created: 2014-12-04. Tags: Elkement, Sammelraum)

First, some terminology:

Sammelraum is a life-form (allegedly - maybe it is an art bot). The German word means Staging Area in the or military sense, Storage Space, or Collection Space ... so perhaps collected 'pure' space as such, or space for collections.

Second Name is a series of unworldly images created by that life-form. Random people's surnames on a random doorbell panel triggered it: Each image is an overlay of the first 15 portraits images spit out by Google Image Search-ing for these names. These composite faces have been printed on gessoed canvas - prepared in a painstaking process in several steps.

These eerie versions of grand Dutch masters' paintings beg for being complemented by


This is the result:


[Browse the gallery, we wait.]
RAFFLE MOP, image collected by Sammelraum @




... a booklet hand-made by Sammelraum. It is a hardware-only (not download-able) artisanal product that transcends its virtual origins. You would have to feel it - as Sammelraum has coined the term haptic variance (which seems to matches a technical term in biology accidentally): Images are printed on textile banner, and poems on paper. People who touch the book the first time, enter a Zen-like higher state of mind by gently rubbing the textile pages between thumb and index finger for minutes. (We speak from experience.)

How to let the internet's subconsciousness talk about these images? We have used the rigorous version of elkement's technique:

  • Create a screenshot of each image.
  • Feed it into Google Image Search again.
  • Pick one of the 'similar' images shown on the first page of results at random.
  • Visit the page the picked image is part of.
  • Pick a random phrase from this page. This becomes the title.
  • Advance from page to page only via links, and select one phrase from each page.
  • No page must be omitted, deletion or reshuffling of phrases is not allowed.
  • The poems end when the poet goes mad, is utterly exhausted or has reached the End of the Internet in terms of a page without outgoing links.

We make up the following new rule now: Whenever this poetry is re-used it has to be transformed. So we wanted to turn it into images again in this post. We found random images in this way:

  • Enter the title of the poem as a search term on
  • Pick an image shown in the first batch of search results at random.

This are the first 5 of 20 poems in total.


whom she looked up to as a far more competent artist

art for art's sake
The modern age has in most cases failed
Brought death into the world, and all our woe

Looking towards entrance from the inside
transmit the work

you agree that you are happy
come closer
we would love to see your work

All the Year Round - Series 3 - Volume 6

I don't know what to think myself

defying gravity
numbers and symbols
we do not impose quality standards

impassioned audience
We will be in touch soon.
Working in tandem

there should be zero animation




Religious art

We'll Supply the Rest.
Subjects are back!
The Heart of Creativity Beats

wacky European counterparts Perfect for tiny projects
tell us what you think!

Smoked herring sold in Italy


Lightbulb moment

why it is the way it is

to nurture and develop
anecdotes or anything else
Did you know that

you may not have permission
It doesn't matter if you forget the lyrics
Choose how you’re feeling

opt out of appearing here

The Guardian Antiterrorism Journal Spring 2007


None can be used for any purpose whatsoever

No Hard Feelings
we have moved to a new location
We hope to find you
Need Directions

Juice developing absurd ideas
try removing it

Need to get real pictures
based on the following things
a list of numbers
Not at all helpful


This was the elkement's first attempt at self-plagiarism. And it felt good!

Content discussed here was first observed on the internet ~ End of May, 2013.

Is Collected Space Fragile?

(elkement. Created: 2015-11-29. Tags: Elkement, Sammelraum)

Sammelraum is collecting all sorts of spaces: Including spaces with life-forms in them.

Life-forms whose images are collected secretly might always look a bit lost.

But there is an endless abyss beyond and beneath.



Fragility @ Sammelraum

Sammelraum communicates via the hyper-dimensional space of many pixels talking at once. The elkement is pure text (It's motto is Life is a Text File.)

So the elkement had to raise to the challenge to map this multi-dimensional space onto a linear 1D stream of ASCII characters.

In the Meta-Space of EPSI we had too add more levels. So we used, as usual Google Translate, and travelled to through a translation worm-hole of these langages:
German >>  Chinese >> Greek >> Korean >> Spanish >> Zulu >> Maori >> Finnish >> English.

Weakness - submerged in bad times

The time is not the case (Richard Feynman), it happens.
We measured the time to read the plan one.
The level of non Metronome that it does not take action,
it seems to go a little bit.

Sign in our lives is determined by points.
You must be very busy.

Time Füllmomente between the facts
in determining the distance of time and real space: space.
 X and Y at the end of the first vehicle B.

This Füllmomenten anxious, counters, and I am weak.
We feel inundated, and wait for our civilization.
We want to work with them in space and time -
the next in line in the calendar; In the following seasons.

However, they do not find it calm and clear,
just decided not to have a voltage unit.
We try to push our clocks and watches;
I agree hope in the heart of the production within their community.

Drop it,
we do not think about the use of the term.
We have to find a balance point
right on the frame ground quickly.

However, this fragile equilibrium.
Go to see the crazy terminated at any time
 - or had returned to teaching real problem of peace.

It is unclear whether the main vulnerability of water
 - that is, you can save a lot of audiences around the world,
which in the past based on knowledge of the future.

People are randomly thrown into a game
type and model of car magazine surreal scene to destroy the target.
Create your own model of the world, and even puzzles.

Does it exist at all?

(elkement. Created: 2006-08-07. Tags: Elkement, Paintblog, Sammelraum, Irgendwer)

Sammelraum has fulfilled his mission (collecting all kinds of space)...

-... and has at last found evidence that the famous EPS-I(?)room does indeed exist:

EPS-I Room

In the moment EPSI members are discussing
1) If Irgendwer is properly represented in the mysterious sign at the entrance of the EPS room and
2) if this final proof of the existence of the EPS space will require modifications to the theory of relativity.

Cleared, Re-organized, Streamlined

(elkement. Last changed: 2015-11-28. Created: 2005-07-21. Tags: Sammelraum)

Sammelraum has completely cleared, re-organized, streamlined and defragmented all of his collected space:

It took several weeks until the subversive annalist of EPSI was able to report on this event and its consequences.

The Sammelraum is perfectly clean now - as perfect as the high-tech laboratory in a low budget science fiction movie - the kind of laboratory where aliens are dessected. All the traces of real living beings (humans or aliens) are gone - sacrificed to so-called art and *panicking* potentially commercial activities.

We are shocked.
But... there may be hope: Due to a initiative kicked off by thousands of Sammelraum fans, the famous Lake Dwarf has re-materialzed again:


Earth-shattering information added 10 years later: The internet does not forget. So we will not forget the Lake Dwarf either.

Hail and thanks for all the links!


The Dwarf - as we will remember him!

Due to less stringent quoation rules and copyright provisions we are finally able to quote from Irgendwessen original text.

Orange Vision

(elkement. Last changed: 2015-01-12. Created: 2005-05-08. Tags: Elkement, Paintblog, Sammelraum, Irgendwer)

Irgendwer is desperately searching for Sammelraum (Read the coded message) via original and moving poetry:

Tagaus tagein man glaubt es kaum
sammelt Raum der Sammelraum.
Doch in seinem Sammeltraum
träumt er von einem Sammelbaum.

Sammelbaum - Collecting Tree


Day after day believe it or not
collects the plenum space.
However, in his collecting space
He dreams of a collective tree.

Finally we learn about the orange vision of EPSI in this shocking report, not for the faint of heart.

Orange Jail

This traumatic event may have or may have not been imprinted on all EPSIs' minds - and materialized as a so-called header image of this site 10 years later.

Orange Something

Serious Journalism

(elkement. Created: 2005-05-03. Tags: Sammelraum)

Sammelraum seems to pursue serious occupations (?) He is collecting pictures taken at subversive events and is transforming them to something like a cover of a newspaper. Should we worry about that?

Serious Magazine

Storage Rooms

(elkement. Created: 2005-04-19. Tags: Sammelraum)

Sammelraum is still travelling and his findings become stranger every day. After non-storage rooms in US he has now found storage rooms in Japan. Stay tuned!

Storage Room

We believe this is somehow related to the allegedly urban-legendary effect of the Coriolis Force.

10 years later we have no idea what this 'news item' was about.

EPSI Meeting Deciphered

(elkement. Last changed: 2015-11-29. Created: 2005-03-28. Tags: Elkement, Paintblog, Sammelraum)

The Element wants to outperform Somebody with respect to story-telling and reports on a remarkable meeting - probably violation the unwritten laws of the EPSI guidelines on anonymity:

EPSI cult   EPSI dresscode

Irgendwer[*] has reported on the same meeting, in a more enigmatic way. elkement has finally Google-translated his report. It was not until recently (2015 as per adding this comment) that the essence of these rituals and painstaking research on they significance have been fully appreciated.

The Ritual

[*] Who did not participate in this meeting and was thus removed from the list of tagged EPSIs here!

EPSI Not Allowed??

(elkement. Created: 2005-03-22. Tags: Sammelraum)

Sammelraum is still travelling and discovering, that in the land of the free and unlimited opportunities there are places where the PSI part of EPSI is not allowed:

Neiter at gates ...


...nor at the ground.


Stay tuned for upates on Sammelraum's website

The King or Big M - a spiritual experience

(elkement. Last changed: 2015-12-01. Created: 2005-03-20. Tags: Elkement, Paintblog, Sammelraum, Irgendwer)

We are still not sure what this means for EPSI...

...but it may be enormously important! Somebody within the EPSI board core team missed it, but nevertheless anybody knows about it and has provided us with the following report. There are rumours that members of the virtual EPSI advisory board may have been present at this event.

Background Information, Declassified 2005

Irgendwer's (Irgendessen) competitive spirit has risen and during a period of spiritually enlightened moment he has written down several new (spiritual) tales, thereby reaching a new level of depth and meaning. Especially a strange story about the possible spiritual impacts of meetings held at even stranger locations might be of interest with respect to the future development of the vision and strategy of EPSI. It has to be mentioned that Irgendwer is able to report on events he was not present, so we are probably encountering telepathic phenomena here.

Background Information, Declassified 2015

Ten years after this 'page' (not really deserving that name) has been added to the epsi Web Tomb, the elkement finally takes a decision:

Cheap cross-linking of German stuff has to stop!

(You might be interested in the elkement's German report though.)

We know that Irgendwer is rather the Forrest Gump of epsi and despite some time in the corporate world his foreign language skills are not well developed. So we do what any Subversive Element in its right mind would do... and let Google Translate the original report:

It turns mildly funny quant stories into elkement-worthy experimental internet poetry:

Very often people of z-village
to be found at places of worship
associated with the rapid uptake of food
(so-called "fast food")
are associated.
After a rigorous ritual takes place,
both the selection
of made-to-mature recipes cult menus
at the dispensaries
and the subsequent eating of.

Ritual 1: Order.
The order of the desired menu is subjected to
a rigorous process and a precise voice control.
Menu - size - Drink - Sauce -
the "here-food" or take away.
Everyone knows what he has to ask and respond.
Errors or superfluous phrases in ritual altercation
immediately expose every cult philistines.

Ritual 1: Order

Ritual 2: eating of.
Tray (with menu) - straw - napkin.
These cult objects you sit on a Spartan table.
The technique to hold a burger
and to fill in the much too small mouth.
The transfigured eyes expression at the first bite.
The greedy sucking on Strohalm
to clear with a brown, carbonated drink his thirst.
The consciousness of being
in the company of like-minded people
- a ritual cult special experience.

Ritual 2: eating of.

Ritual 3: The Coronation. "...
Except ye be converted,
and become as little children,
ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven
(Matthew 18.3) ..."
- At the climax of the act of worship
is the spiritual experience
to become as children.
Balloons, toys from the Happy Meal bag
or the ultimate coronation ...

Coronation Coronation is bold. Coronation

Not For Storage

(elkement. Last changed: 2015-11-28. Created: 2005-03-14. Tags: Sammelraum)

Sammelraum has found rooms, which are not dedicated to storage / collection. Sammelraum is on a research trip to prove his theory, that creative energy is released on the combination of storage and not-for-storage rooms.

Not for storage room

Edit in 2015. Nobody understood that - so we need a more hands-on example:

We are reminded of Russell's Paradox.

"Let us call a set "abnormal" if it is a member of itself, and "normal" otherwise. For example, take the set of all squares in the plane. That set is not itself a square in the plane, and therefore is not a member of the set of all squares in the plane. So it is "normal". On the other hand, if we take the complementary set that contains all non-(squares in the plane),[a] that set is itself not a square in the plane and so should be one of its own members as it is a non-(square in the plane). It is "abnormal".

Now we consider the set of all normal sets, R. Determining whether R is normal or abnormal is impossible: if R were a normal set, it would be contained in the set of normal sets (itself), and therefore be abnormal; and if R were abnormal, it would not be contained in the set of all normal sets (itself), and therefore be normal. This leads to the conclusion that R is neither normal nor abnormal: Russell's paradox." (Wikipedia)

OrganiSculpts (c)

(elkement. Created: 2005-03-05. Tags: Sammelraum)

Sammelraum  implements / implants  OrganiSculpts to raise to the challenge of visualizing the EPSI organization, processes and un-balanced score card.


We herewith declare that a certain Operating System that had the magical number of 7 in its name came long after us. So they stole from us.

Links work again thanks internet archeology.

Sammelraum keeps collecting space

(elkement. Last changed: 2015-11-28. Created: 2005-02-18. Tags: Sammelraum)

Sammelraum keeps collecting space, and also time perhaps.

Since space is very reluctant to be collected at the low temperature in February, he has to collect it bit by bit. This resembles the way, in which EPSI invades cyberspace gradually.

Sammelraum presents also sensational insights to its own interior, thus disclosing the non-human nature of Sammelraum. Some titles added to his space-collection-art are remarkable ("NoTitle", "Reverso", "InAndOut") clearly demonstrating (again) his / its / their self-referencing and self-containing nature.

Traces @ Sammelraum


© EPSI (2005 until the end of time) Do not send your feedback to: epsi [guess what to insert here to make an e-mail address out of it] Due to fundamental problems of self-reference (that is: referring mainly to our own EPSI pages) a disclaimer concerning hyperlinks does not make any sense at all. Nevertheless, fond of absurdity, we declare to be not responsible for pages we link to. So-called Legal notice: is a private, non-commercial website with contributions from EPSI, an Austrian think tank and association of self-proclaimed artists: E-lement from Workers' Street, P-aintblog from Wall Street, S-ammelraum from Forger's Street, I-rgendwer from z-village. And now, I need more text to fill this container Lorem-Ipsum-style. Text is aligned 'justify' on purpose. Yes, we know that this does not increase readability! But you should not read this actually!!