Festival for Electronic Arts

Thorsten Fleisch

Thorsten Fleisch


Thorsten Fleisch, born 1972 in Koblenz (Germany). First film experiments with his dad’s super 8 camera when still in school. Studied experimental film with Peter Kubelka at the Städelschule in Frankfurt (Germany). His films received several awards and are shown at festivals worldwide like: New York Film Festival, Ars Electronica, Transmediale, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam. He lives and works in Berlin where he is also involved in theatre projects, creating video games and musical excesses with his band Malende.


Pattern Cognition

HD, 7:20 minutes

“When you stare at a screen for long, the screen stares back at you.”

It’s late. You’ve been working on those numbers the whole day. The screen in front of you seems to be vibrating. You close your eyes. The after-image on your retina keeps pulsating in iridescent colors.