KARST II 01; C-print 160 × 120 cm
KARST II 01; Detail 01
KARST II 01; Detail 02
KARST II 01; Detail 03
KARST II 02; C-print 160 × 120 cm
KARST II 02; Detail 01
KARST II 02; Detail 02
KARST II 02; Detail 03
KARST II 03; C-print 160 × 120 cm
KARST II 03; Detail 01
KARST II 03; Detail 02
KARST II 03; Detail 03
Second Nature is a series of video loops which show an alternate reality layered on top of our own. During a return to the Alps in the south of Munich where I grew up, I took walks in the forest, filming them from my own point of view and recording ambient sounds.
The video footage was then analyzed and a virtual camera was calculated which reconstructs my movements. Then, working around the path of the camera in space, the environment was created only to cover the field of vision.
The vegetation is an obviously ficticious one, where tropical leaves populate northern European trees. A fern’s structure was misappropriated and given banana leaves. The plants and soil have a dull metallic finish. The POV perspective and gait recognizable in the camerawork shows the influence of first person shooter games, while its enemies and objectives remain absent or unknown. There is no clear narrative or purpose other than the wish to be transported to this world, creating a false memory of a place that does not exist.
Software study as preparation for Brute Force Method, which was generating and auto-publishing images to Tumblr.
There are no efficient algorithms for many computer science problems. The simplest approach is to try all possible (or many) solutions until the desired outcome is reached. This is called Brute Force Method.
Installation view at LEAP Berlin
PU foam, toothpicks, car paint; Dimensions variable
Generative Software Process; 2012; Dimensions variable;
The software uses a swarm of particles to gradually create an abstract composition based on the color and composition of a series of photographs. The drawing agents behave according to a set of rules, but have a degree of autonomy.
When the software is being run it produces an infinite sequence of unique images over time.
Engineered Viral Strain I; 75 × 50 cm; Lambda-print
Engineered Viral Strain I; Detail
Engineered Viral Strain II; 75 × 50 cm; Lambda-print
Engineered Viral Strain III; 75 × 50 cm; Lambda-print
Noise I; Lightjet photo print on Aluminum Dibond; 150 × 235 cm; Text for the exhibition by Dennis Jelonnek
Noise I; Lightjet photo print on Aluminum Dibond; 150 × 235 cm
Noise II; Lightjet photo print on Aluminum Dibond; 150 × 235 cm
Noise III; Lightjet photo print on Aluminum Dibond; 150 × 235 cm
Noise IV; Lightjet photo print on Aluminum Dibond; 150 × 235 cm
Untitled (G II); Lightjet photo print on Aluminum Dibond; 160 × 280 cm; text about Noise
Untitled (G IV); Lightjet photo print on Aluminum Dibond; 100 × 180 cm
Wachstum is a series of images created with a generative system. The application follows algorithms, which define the parameters of the growth process. Each time the application is being run, it creates one unique image over time.