Thorsten Fleisch

Currently based
Koblenz, Germany
Affiliated institution
Center of Technology and Art Berlin

After highschool and community service in an institution for the mentally ill he went to Marburg to study art, music and media at Phillips Universität. One year later he changed to the Städelschule in Frankfurt in order to study film with Peter Kubelka. There he started working with 16mm film.
Shortly after his studies at the Städelschule he made ‘Blutrausch / Bloodlust’ which not only got him a lot of attention but also the Ann Arbor Filmcoop Award.
Since 2001 Thorsten Fleisch is a member of the Board of Artistic Directors of The International Experimental Cinema Exposition (or TIE).
He received several grants among them a grant from the Filmbüro NW and a grant from the Museum of Contemporary Cinema.
For ‘Gestalt’ he received an Honorary Mention at the Prix Ars Electronica the number one festival for computer related art.
His film ‘Energie!’ was screened at more than 150 festivals and received numerous awards.
His films have been screened at film festivals worldwide including New York Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, Milano Film Festival, Int. Film Festival Rotterdam, European Media Art Festival, Melbourne Int. Film Festival and many more.
He worked for Gaspar Noé’s film ‘Enter The Void‘ and made visuals for Basement Jaxx’s live tour in 2009. He has also worked for the TV series ‘Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman‘ on the Science Channel in 2011.
Recently he released his first video game ‘Teslapunk’ for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.
He lives and works in Berlin.


2010 software developer at Native Instruments
2008 Deputy Chairman of Center of Technology and Art Berlin. Together with Timo Fleisch and Wolfgang Reiner.
2001 member of the Board of Artistic Directors of The International Experimental Cinema Exposition (or TIE) in Denver (USA)
2000 MA in Computer Science, Technical University of Karlsruhe
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