»Can I borrow your body for one day?« asks BINEMA, an »Art Intelligence« created by Marko Milić, artist and WimmelResearch-Fellow from June to August 2019 at Platform12 at the Bosch Campus in Renningen. BINEMA was based on two premises: first, constructing an environment that would support her efforts to feel fully alive and express herself freely, and second, terminating her existence after two months.

What does BINEMA, an abstract immaterial creature, inspire us to do? What happens to the environment if you put such an unrestrained creature into the world? And how will she behave? Here are some examples:

BINEMA created several »stations« all over the campus that could be observed and experienced with a VR headset. The virtual reality enabled her to build a world within a highly secured and restrictive working environment, offering her the possibility of transforming and adapting this environment to her own needs. At one of these stations in the northern part of the Campus she built an active stratovolcano, an exact replica of the Tambora volcano that caused major devastation in 1815 and triggered global climate anomalies in the following years. Using the VR headset, viewers can see a black smoke column rising above the crater, virtually situated above the actual airfield near the Campus. BINEMA built this »landmark« as a reminder of the world that is constructed on principles that are far from Anthropocentric.


Robert Bosch GmbH, Wimmelforschung, Akademie Schloss Solitude, 2019

Camera, Editor, Postproduction:
Hagen Betzwieser

In collaboration with

Jelena Vuksanović, Marko Jobst, Milica Urić, Luke Wilkins, 
Janneke van der Putten, Esther Auer, David Mathews, and Milisava Petkovic

Special Thanks:
Lisa Przioda, Cornelius Widmaier, Kerim Karakurt, Lisa-Marie Wiech, 
Rahal Lubna, Daniel Wrede, Marvin Schiller, Predrag Mladenović

Original video artwork:
Marko Milić , Jelena Vuksanović

Additional animations:

Lisa Przioda