Scanning The Horizon: An Immersive Archive

Scanning the horizon

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 virtual reality 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 to which these spaces are home.

Director and Producer: Benjamin Busch
Technical Director: Vladimir Storm
3D Scans: Benjamin Busch
Sound Pools: Sarah Martinus
Interviewer: Kevin Junk
Interviewees: Frank Müller and Frank Redieß, Ficken 3000; Sabuha Salaam, Richard Stein and Lilo Unger, SO36 × Gayhane; Kathrin Schultz, Sonntags-Club
Voice Actors: Sarah Martinus, Joshua Lee McKain, Marshall Vincent
Audio Recording and Engineering: Risto Pikkarainen, Sarah Martinus
Music (Ficken 3000 Sound Pool): Sado Opera
Translation: Tina Steiger
Funded by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

by Benjamin Busch

Germany, 2022

(English subtitles)

Variable (10-30min)


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