V3 with Humatic I The Love of Metals, 2020


For HOT MESS, V3 and Humatic will be exhibiting The Love of Metals which belongs to Humatic’s series of works H_RP [Humatic- Re-Performance]; a conceptual platform that creates triptych media installations and electroacoustic instruments. Re-staging performances through video installations creates multilayered games between moving bodies and their physical installation environments.

The performances are first recorded and then edited using special techniques and materials to evoke a stronger sense of immediacy in the viewer than a simple video would.

The title was created with the help of an AI program that takes into account the play on the emotions of the audience. The playful moments remain in the foreground, even if the methods of time manipulations follow strict music-mathematical strategies.

The Love of Metals was captured inside the Nord Stream 2  gas pipeline in Brandenburg 2019. While the political debate surrounding the construction of the infamous pipeline drags on, the work already represents an ongoing, ironic play between control and it’s loss. The human body, subjected to different distortions depending on the viewer’s position, forms the core of this work.


V3 is an interdisciplinary performance artist living in Berlin. Since 2018 she co-creates installations, performances and re-performance objects with the media collective Humatic. The artist group and production company Humatic has been creating interactive media installations and performances with a focus on digital video and sound since 1999.

The H_RP series (Humatic Re_Performing) consists of idiosyncratic musical video portraits. Significant characteristics are auto generative processes, time axis manipulations and visitor’s playful access to music and dance.

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