Translation of Complexity @ METAWARE

sound:frame x Improper Walls

Exhibition Opening: Thursday, January 10, 6pm

Exhibition Hours: Friday – Saturday, January 11-12, 4-9pm

Address: Reindorfgasse 39, 1150 Vienna


MNCLR alias Marian Essl (*1993) is a Vienna based audiovisual artist. He explores the interrelations between sound and image in both performance-based and installation-based works. His fully generative, algorithmically created imagery oscillates between fluid, organic textures and rigid structures. He focuses on the relation between sound, image, light and space, aiming to create highly immersive audiovisual universes. Studies of media technology and experimental media, currently studying Digital Arts at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.

Random Eye Movement

Audiovisual Installation

© MONOCOLOR / Marian Essl

The aim of this installation was to visualize the hidden processes of memory and imagination. Both these processes are usually invisible, however, the movement of the eyes is a very significant indicator for brain activity. For example, the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep is a sleep phase in which most dreams occur. So evidently, there is a link between eye movement and brain activity. Therefor, the human eye was chosen as the motive of this work.

Both the starting time of the video clips as well as the sounds are generated randomly. That’s why the installation is in a state of constant flux, much like the human perceptive system.


Curated by Improper Walls

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This event is part of the group exhibition „Translation of Complexity“. Find more info and all related events here.

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