Growing toe nail


Interactive object on view in Rudolf Bednar Park, Vienna (September 2022 until September 2023)

Fiberglass, electro-echanics. PVC plate (toe nail) is moving about one milimeter per hour. After about 3 month a new plate is put inside.

The toe is left to itself, respectively to the public. At first glance, it is a static object, but in fact the toenail „grows“ continuously. Leopold Kessler, challenges the residents of Nordbahn district – a new, still growing neighborhood in Vienna to deal with this growth.


Nail grows 2 cm per day. It can be treated with saw, rasp, knife or similar.



Any damage will be recovered by time