Hito Steyerl — Animal Spirits

3D animations and computer simulation design


Animal Spirits is a video installation consisting of a film and a live computer-generated animation as well as spatial installation elements. Apart from plants, the glass spheres also contain sensors that measure proxies for plant health as well as react to proximity of visitors in the space. The data gathered by the sensors influence a light-sparkling cloud of particles, travelling through what looks like a natural cave.


Hito Steyerl exhibition “Contemporary Cave Art” at Esther Schipper, Berlin.
28 Apr – 25 May, 2023


Exhibition view: Hito Steyerl, Contemporary Cave Art, Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2023. © The artist / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023. Photo © Andrea Rossetti.

In this film we experience Hito Steyerl's Contemporary Cave Art, a site-specific iteration of her 2022 environment Animal Spirits adapted to the exhibition space.

Video: art/beats