In Bernhard Walter’s solo exhibition at Clages the viewer enters a parcours through picturesquely new connotations of hindrance-materials. One encounters fragments on withered steel plates, fabrics draped over racks – as though carefully hung for drying, signal cables wreathing from the ceiling and monochrome painting on an alienated functional object. Contrasts come into being from the soft, swung character of the installation, the picturesque-lyrical fragments and the hard iron-beam material. The appropriated materials used and de-familiarized by Walter have an underlying charge of the existential human necessity for protection. Additionally, in Bernhard Walter’s (*1966, lives and works in Berlin) new exhibition de-contextualized material plays a central role as image carrier. Its function as quiet communicated essence remains perceptible despite the high aesthetic recapturing throughout.