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In 2008, Somoroff was invited by the world-renowned curator, Father Friedhelm Mennekes of St. Peter’s Art Station in Cologne, Germany, to create the father’s farewell project after more than 25 years of his ministry. Mennekes, who helped to put such artists as Joseph Beuys, Anish Kapoor, Barbara Kruger and many others on the map, asked Somoroff to create an artwork that could be included in the cathedral’s Easter Mass. In turn, Somoroff created a farewell installation of videos and a massive two story high installation called The Red Sea. He invited partnerships with corporations, resulting in a collaborative installation which was visited by several thousand people over the course of the project, and was featured on German national television. This collaborative project brought together the art world, corporate world and religious institutions.