3D Divination – Rituals in Sports und Gaming
Installation (2017 - 2019)
Mixed Media Installation
3D-Divination is a multimedial Installation consisting of interchangeable artworks.
A ritual in sport can be defined as an action which is carried out from the belief in its power-producing effect and the associated possibility of power. These rituals serve as a kind of psychological placebo.
Computer games and religion have in common that they build on the reality with clear rules and rituals. In gaming as well as in religious rituals of worship, the participants decide in a limited or open period to believe in a constructed reality and established behavioral rules.
In terms of self-optimization, concepts of "best self" and "best body" nowadays replace the ideals of a "beautiful soul". The religious worship of the soul has shifted to the worship and care of the physical.
The aesthetic modeling of the body through sport, influenced by the mass media and the social and economic pressure of highly industrialized societies, is perhaps the clearest in bodybuilding and body styling.