Michael Hoepfel
4'00" cgi colour
1999 | Germany
Punto y Raya Festival 2016

Splinezeller are semiotic protozoa. Wireframes and all sorts of control objects found within the realm of 3D programs make up the subtle bodies of these early progenitors in the evolution of 3D characters. By means of their graphic representation modeling and animation functions turn straight into anatomy. A generous dose of postproduction filters provides a rich protoplasmic habitat.

Michael Hoepfel
Michael Hoepfel


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Fine artist, filmmaker, researcher and lecturer, Hoepfel's work has been broadly exhibited and acknowledged.

In 1991 he studies visual communication at the Academy of Art and Design in Offenbach/Main.

In 1997 he co-founded the medialab meso in Frankfurt.

In 1999 he got his diploma in audiovisual media from the Academy of Art and Design Offenbach/Main, under Manfred Stumpf and William Forsythe.

In 2009 he teaches Computer aided fashion design at KH Weissensee, Berlin

In 2011 he acts as provisional head of the Medienwerkstatt in Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.

Lives in Berlin, Germany.   +info