Audio-visual Artist Manfred Borsch (previously featured for his visually enticing work Limbic) dives into another experimental realm of digital identity with his latest installation av@ar. With a musical score by Johannes M. Arend.
Check out more background info as follows:
“The interactive and audiovisual installation av@ar puts the relationship between people and their medial reflection at the center of the experience. In this closed circuit installation, the control, dependencies, and aesthetic reference levels can be explored and controlled interactively with the entire body. A catalogue of emotions serves as audiovisual communication material and leads to a reflection about the systematic use of feelings. The dance with the medial mirror opens a space of experience in the tense atmosphere between the non-digital and the digital ego – the avatar.
av@ar was produced as diploma thesis by Manfred Borsch for Prof. Dr. Heike Sperling and Prof. Dr. Karin Welkert-Schmitt.
Concept and realization: Manfred Borsch, music: Johannes M. Arend.
About Manfred Borsch:
Manfred Borsch, born in 1985 in Cologne/Germany, tried to play the violin at the age of seven, but soon, he switched to the viola. From 2007 he studied viola as his main instrument in the course of Audio- and Video-Engineering at the “Robert-Schumann- Musikhochschule – University of Music” in Duesseldorf / Germany and graduated with the diploma degree “Dipl.-Ing. (FH)” in 2013.
Manfred develops his works based on the logic of science and the clarity of consistency to keep the artistic process in distance to the influence of his individual aesthetic concealment. The same origin of the compositions of sound, image and space leads him between the boundaries of the separated arts into their undefined intersections.”
Watch the installation demo down at the bottom of this page.
Demo video for AV@AR.