Peter Aerschmann (1969) was born in Fribourg, Switzerland, and now lives and works in Berne.
In the 1990s he studied Computer Science at the University of Basel, later going on to complete his education at the University of Arts in Berne. The creator of the PROGR Foundation, he has been active as an artist in the field of video and interactive installation since 1999.
In his computer-generated works, Aerschmann combines carefully selected and stored fragments from everyday life (buildings, objects, vehicles and people – all removed from their original environments) so as to create a critical view of the globalized world.
In his videos, human figures and objects move in a silent loop which draws viewers into a new dimension that changes their very perception of time and space.