“Scanning the Horizon: An Immersive Archive”
Benjamin Busch
[Sound Pools for Virtual Reality]

Exhibited as VR Installation:
KW Institute of Contemporary Art & BPA/ Berlin Program for Artists exhibition, Dec 2022.
“Monitoring: Exhibition for time-based media art”, Kasseler DokFest, Nov 2022,
Honarary Mention Golden Cube Award for Digital and New Media Work.

3D scan archive can be accessed through:

“Scanning the Horizon: An Immersive Archive, 2022
Interactive VR installation with point cloud scans, audio interviews and field recordings, video loop on monitor, PVC strips

With his interactive VR installation, Scanning the Horizon: An Immersive Archive, Benjamin Busch maps out spaces significant to Berlin’s various queer communities. Since 2021, he has visited more than thirty spaces and scanned them using the digital imaging technique of spatial LiDAR scans. The three-dimensional point cloud maps of legendary bars like Ficken 3000, the party series Gayhane at SO36, and cultural institutions such as Sonntags-Club, are enhanced with field recordings and audio interviews with their operators, alluding to the many untold stories these spaces harbor between their walls.”

The work of Benjamin Busch “Scanning the Horizon: An Immersive Archive” has seen three historically relevant queer spaces of Berlin translated into a VR installation through the use of 3D scanning, digital worldbuilding, narrative story-telling, and feild recordings.“

Thank you to Benjamin for this collaboration project.

Project Credits //

Director, Producer: Benjamin Busch, studiobusch.com
Technical Director: Vladimir Storm 
Interviewees (German Dialogue): Frank Müller, Frank Redieß, Ficken 3000 ; Sabuha Salaam, Richard Stein, Lilo Unger, SO36 × Gayhane #Gayhane; Kathrin Schultz, Sonntags-Club
Voice Actors (English Dialogue): Sarah Martinus @sarahmartinus, Joshua Lee McKain, Marshall Vincent 
3D Scans: Benjamin Busch
Sound Pools: Sarah Martinus
Audio Recording, Engineering (German Dialogue): Risto Pikkarainen
Audio Recording, Engineering (Field Recordings, English Dialogue): Sarah Martinus 
Interviews & Editorial Support: Kevin Junk 
Translation: Tina Steiger
Music (Ficken 3000 Sound Pool): Sado Opera
Special Thanks: Dr.Christian Haid, Elinor Hasselberg @elinorhasselberg, Pablo Ritter, Wolfgang Tilmans
Funded by: German Federal Gov. Com. for Culture & Media, Berlin Prog. for Artists @berlinprogramforartists, Berlin Senate Department for Culture & Europe, Berlin State Office for Equal Treatment & Against Discrimination

Scanning the Horizon: An Immersive Archive – Trailer from Benjamin Busch on Vimeo.

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