Jonas Bers

Jonas Bers is a NYC-based media performance artist working with hand-built and hacked audiovisual systems. Bers’ video sonification works incorporate salvaged VHS-era editing machines, surveillance cameras, military surplus and laboratory devices that have been modified and repurposed into tools for real-time performance. His work is concerned with connections between the technological singularity, sensory perception and the physical universe; and the phenomenological aspects of intense audiovisual stimulus. The CHA/​V (cheap, hacky, a/​v), Bers’ tutorial for an open, inexpensive DIY-video instrument, has been taught worldwide. He has performed and exhibited throughout the world.


Photo by Paloma Kop.