Amon van Fries, musician and cyborg, investigates in his latest work the overlapping moments of visual and auditory perception. Inspired by synaesthesia, which allows affected people to experience sounds as shapes and colours, an implant enables the artist to imitate this effect: Sounds become visible in his field of vision.
To make this experience accessible to others, Amon van Fries has designed ECHOING SPHERES. He connects his implant to the viewer through a special interface and can thereby pass on his visual impressions directly. Cyborg, man and machine merge into an organic whole in a unique, sensual physical experience. Exploring the limits of human perception thus becomes a central part of his work.
At least that is the artist’s concept. An unexpected incident upsets the technical balance and lets the audience dive directly into the artist’s confrontation with his past: Is the dream of his own rebirth as a cyborg merely the daydream of an extraordinary person? Does the technological expansion really open up new spheres of perception? And how fluid are the boundaries between the expansion of the old and the creation of something new?
… ist Cyborg, Künstler und Musiker. Er nutzt Technologien aus dem Human Enhancement für audio-visuelle Installationen mit einem Schwerpunkt auf sozialer Interaktion und menschlicher Wahrnehmung. Er lebt in Berlin.
… is a cyborg, artist and musician. He uses technologies of human enhancement to create auditive and visual installations with a focus on social interaction and perception. He lives in Berlin.
Ausgewählte Arbeiten // Selected Works:
Something to remember
– in Vorbereitung –
Nxt Museum, Amsterdam (2021)
u.a. Studio 8, Berlin (2019)
8 Digital Pieces for the Cyborg Musician
Collaboration with Dock 18, Zurich (2017)
NiMK, Amsterdam (2016)