AiR online / Om Bori (DE/HU)

Introducing participants in the Offcity online residency programme.

Om Bori (DE/HU)

  • "My video-art project will take (online) viewers on a tour of Berlin’s Zoo Station area by way of two algorithmic operations: one for stereoscopic street imaging, one for automated motion-to-sound generation. Rendered through several thousand of photographs with every footstep on a particular walkway tour, I transform the collection of stills into a 3D video, creating a hyperrealist capture of streetscapes that blurs the line between real and virtual worlds. In result, I envision a virtual audio-visual ‘walking tour’ through Berlin’s formerly most bustling area, which the COVID-19 reality transformed into a kind of concrete simulacrum – a strangely depopulated public space reminiscent of its own virtual copy."

Om Bori (* 1987) lives and works in Budapest and Berlin. In 2014, she graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts with an MA in Intermedia Studies. In parallel, she studied Fine Arts at the Berlin University of Arts, where she graduated in 2019 and became “Meisterschülerin”. Since 2016, she is a member of the Studio of Young Artists’ Association (FKSE) in Budapest. She works primarily with still and moving images, but her experiments also lead her to other modes of expression, like texts, objects and algorithms. Her current work explores how the relationship between self and other is established, maintained, valued, remembered and forgotten.