Joel Schäfer. bios

Audiovisual live performance


The audiovisual live performance piece bios imagines and explores the intrinsic aesthetics of the deep sea and the so-called “cyberspace” as the digital realm. The feeling of slowly floating in dark, aquatic depths is confronted with the fast-paced reality of digital bits and bytes shooting around in virtual space. The performative exploration of hybridity, fluidity, digitality and organic generative art results in a continuously reshaping appearance of abstract objects, forms and sounds.

Joel Schäfer’s performance and installation works focus on delivering intense audiovisual, immersive experiences, ranging from atmospheric and organic ambient to glitch- and breakbeat-inspired aesthetics. Generative systems and procedural generation techniques, thought as algorithmic instruments, are building the core of his artistic practice.