critical proximity

By Tobias Fandel

Project Description

critical proximity is magnetic, mesmerizing, and playful. The video work is inspired by the 18th Century protoscience Animal Mesmerism and engages with a magnetic and sensory interface to unlock the video playback and to navigate through the piece.


Tobias Fandel is a German composer and visual artist with a creative interest centered on aesthetical implications of digital culture. In his recent projects he engages the friction in-between AI-applications and algorithmic “shadows”, investigating elusive qualities within seemingly neutral media. He teaches Music at Baruch College and is pursuing a PhD at the CUNY Graduate Center.