Scanning the Horizon: An Immersive Archive, 2022
Interactive VR installation with point cloud scans, audio interviews and field recordings, video loop on monitor, PVC strips
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 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.