MONOCOLOR (MNCLR) alias Marian Essl (*1993) is a Vienna based audiovisual artist. He explores the interrelations between sound and image in both performance-based and installation-based works. His fully generative, algorithmically created imagery oscillates between fluid, organic textures and rigid structures. He focuses on the relation between sound, image, light and space, aiming to create highly immersive audiovisual universes. Studies of media technology and experimental media, currently studying Digital Arts at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.

Performed at / Exhibited at / Collaborated with
sound:frame, Kunsthaus Graz, Grelle Forelle, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Lange Nacht der Museen, Die Angewandte (University of Applied Arts Vienna), Diagonale. Festival of Austrian Film, Tanz*Hotel, Flex, Ferdinand Glück, Interpenetrationen, Natureboy Flako, Arena Vienna, AU Vienna, Donauinselfest, Tiefton Anomalien, Springfestival Graz, Museumsquartier Halle E, The Essence, Andrea Nagl, Wow! Signal Festival, Brut, Moozak, Symposion Lindabrunn, Karlheinz Essl, Celeste, Signal Zirkus, Vangardist Magazine, Electric Spring, The Future Ball, Techno Sonntag, rhiz, Orpheum Graz, Dual, Future Magazine, Dom im Berg Graz, Playground AV Festival, Jessas, SO/ Vienna, Jakob Schauer, METRO Kinokulturhaus, Steinergasse 8, CREAU



Projects (selection):
2018: Nzanga - Generative Music Video for Jakob Schauer
2018: Impermanence - Interactive Installation, The Essence 2018
2018: Latent Space - Audiovisual Fulldome Composition, #fuckreality, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich
2018: Photism - Audiovisual Live Performance - Premiere: Wow! Signal Festival, METRO Kinokulturhaus
2018: Isomorph - Light facade installation, BIX light and media facade, Kunsthaus Graz
2018: Data Sound - site-specific generative sound installation, Symposion Lindabrunn
2018: Sequitur_caleidoscopia - Audiovisual Choreography
2018: Jakob Schauer & MONOCOLOR - Audiovisual Live Performances
2017: Binary Action - Audiovisual Composition
2017: Black Noise - Generative Video Installation - Premiere: Playground AV Festival 2017
2017: ORBIT - Exhibition, Celeste Vienna
2017: Random Eye Movement - Audiovisual Installation
2016: A\ORGANIC - Exhibition, Celeste Vienna
​​​​​​​2016: DISRUPT - Interactive Audiovisual Installation, Celeste Vienna

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