Analog Native

AN, Berlin, Germany

Analog Native is a technology-driven art and design studio located in Germany / Berlin affiliated with Refik Anadol. Their work lies at the intersection of media arts and architecture with using machine intelligence for 21st century. Constantly searching for unique urban experiences for 21st century’s city that is explicitly dynamic, a shift that opens up poetic possibilities for inhabitants of itself with machine intelligence. Project can be an integralpart of artist’s ongoing ‘Temporary Immersive Environment Experiments’ which is a research on audio/visualinstallations by using the state called immersion which is the state of consciousness where an immersant’sawareness of physical self is transformed by being surrounded in an engrossing environment; often artificial, creating a perception of presence in a non-physical world. In this project ‘infinity’ chosen as a concept, a radicaleffort to deconstruct the framework of this illusory space and transgress the normal boundaries of the viewing experience to set out to transform the conventional flat cinema projection screen into a three-dimensional kinetic and architectonic space of visualization by using contemporary algorithms. Light is the major element in the experiment, used to blur and interconnect the boundaries between the two realms actual/fictional and physical/virtual. It signifies the threshold between the simulacrum space created by the projection technology, and the physical space where the viewer stands. The experiments will discuss the inherent spatial qualities of immersive virtual environments and their effect on the embodied person. Through the presented framework, the experiments intend to question the relativity of perception and how it informs the apprehension of our surroundings. Rather than approaching the medium as a means of escape into some disembodied techno-utopian fantasy, projects sees itself as a means of return, i.e. facilitating a temporary release from our habitual perceptions and culturally biased assumptions about being in the world, to enable us, however momentarily, to perceive ourselves and the world around us freshly.


Refik Anadol

Media artist, Director


Juliane Götz

Media artist

Sebastian Neitsch

Media artist

Raman Mustafa

Nicholas Boss

User experience designer, Data scientist