Manuel Roßner

Wetware (Frankfurter Kunstverein), 2017

VR experience for HTC Vive

Wetware is a site-specific VR-Artwork which shows a dynamically generated liquid that collides with the 3D-Model of the Frankfurter Kunstverein, from where the visitor also enters the piece.

The liquid doesn’t only understand the space it is in, it also interacts with it. By putting the visitor in a surrounding he knows, also the virtual liquid gains credibility. Therefore the artwork is an anticipation of a future when real and virtual melt seamlessly and algorithms interact natural with the same surrounding we live in.

Image Credits: 

Renderings: Manuel Roßner, "Wetware", 2017; Copyright; Manuel Roßner

Install view: Manuel Roßner, "Wetware", 2017; Photo: N. Miguletz, Copyright; Frankfurter Kunstverein




Manuel Roßner creates spaces, often but not necessarily intersecting with reality. In 2012 he started Float Gallery, where the classical white cube is extended to the digital realm. He’s part of Internet TBD, an attempt to map topics related to the hangover of the internet.

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