Sammelraum can only be roughly translated to "space where we collect (what?) or gather (why?)" or probably also "space where we are collected (by whom?)"
A paradoxical example of recursive self-reference: the label Sammelraum is assigned to both the creator of a visionary virtual space - the Sammelraum - and at the same time denoting this space itself.
"Foregrounds and backgrounds overlap and interpenetrate; transparency, here, means neither a clear view nor insight—it instead concerns, and questions, our individual perception of reality."
© Sabine Maier