Hito Steyerl Hito Steyerl

The Work of Hito Steyerl

Born 1966 in Munich. Lives and works in Berlin.
Hito Steyerl, Animal Spirits, 2022, single channel HD video, live computer simulation, sensor devices, glass spheres, organic materials, dimensions variable, edition of 7 (HS 046). Exhibition view: Hito Steyerl, Contemporary Cave Art, Esther Schipper, Berlin (2023). Photo © Andrea Rossetti


Hito Steyerl is a filmmaker and writer based in Berlin.

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Contemporary Cave Art Hito Steyerl

Contemporary Cave Art

Hito Steyerl

In this film we experience Hito Steyerl's Contemporary Cave Art, a site-specific iteration of her 2022 environment Animal Spirits adapted to the exhibition space. Animal Spirits is a video installation consisting of a film and a live computer-generated animation as well as spatial installation elements.

Apart from plants, the glass spheres also contain sensors that measure proxies for plant health as well as react to proximity of visitors in the space. The data gathered by the sensors influence a light-sparkling cloud of particles, travelling through what looks like a natural cave.



Video: art/beats