“I used to be with it, but then they chan­ged what it was. Now what I’m with isn’t it, and what’s it seems weird and scary to me.”

Florian Meisen­berg has gener­ated a self-portrait from personal digital data that can be viewed online at the SCHIRN home­page. It consists of a GPS-tracked motion and commu­ni­ca­tion profile of the artist and his personal image mate­rial. All of the data are rendered graph­i­cally according to a specific algo­rithm. Viewers can follow Meisen­berg via a time­line and track where he is, when he makes an online purchase, how often he uses Google or writes a What­sApp message, and what pictures he takes. What develops is an inti­mate contem­po­rary self-portrait of the artist.

Photo: Norbert Miguletz, Frankfurt