Alexander Sahm

Songs of Cyborgoise

Diplom Praxis
Prof. Alex Oppermann


The practical side to my Diplom consists of a concept and soundtrack for the project Songs of Cyborgoise, which is at once a multimedia performance, game and music album. This project, developed in collaboration with Alla Popp as BBB_, speculates about a queer evolutionary scenario of technologies, humans, flora and fauna on earth. From the standpoint in which artificial intelligence takes up various forms of embodiments, it portrays a world of the near future. We are able to take the perspectives of fictitious, newly born, digital and globally networked entities and can set out on a journey through the feelings, fears and hopes of interconnected beings.

Diplom Theory
Prof. Dr. Marc Ries


My theoretical side to my project concerns the music of posthumanism. I developed the theoretical and practical work in parallel and in close relation to one another. The music of posthumanism—a multifaceted term that seeks to grasp and define the present and future state of humanity—is a form of music that appears to be increasingly dislodging humanity from the core of creative activity. The compositions that stem from computer-based systems can can hardly be distinguished from those by human artists. As a consequence, questions arise of just how the creative process, the sound and the reception of music will develop in the future as well as what roles technologies and people will play in this process.


Alexander Sahm is a sound and media artist with a focus on performative show formats. His artistic research focuses on post-humanist approaches in contemporary music and pop culture as well as the creation of immersive soundscapes. Alexander has been studying Electronic Media at the University of Art and Design Offenbach from 2012 to 2020 and at the Collage of Design and Innovation at Tongji University Shanghai in 2017/18. His works and pieces have received multiple awards and have been presented at the Hellerau European Center of the Arts Dresden, Worm Rotterdam, Palais Pupulaire Berlin and the Max-Planck-Institute for Empirical Aesthetics Frankfurt am Main.



2020 Digi-Conference, Mousonturm, Frankfurt

2019 Gallery.Delivery, Roehrs & Boetsch, Berlin/Zürich

2019 BBB_ Japan Tour mit Octopussy

2019 B3 Award Show, Frankfurter Buchmesse

2019 BAUWHAT?, Staatstheater Darmstadt

2018 LoadNext, Saasfee*Pavillion Frankfurt/Kressmann-Halle Offenbach

2018 Fluent Arts Project, Osnabrück

2018 Monitoring Festival, Kasseler Dokfest

2018 Klangstärke Festival, Hildesheim

2018 PalaisPopulaire, Deutsche Bank, Berlin

2018 Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik, Frankfurt

2018 Favoriten Festival, Künstlerhaus Dortmund

2018 Young Urban Performance Festival, Osnabrück

2018 Transeuropa Fluid Festival, Hildesheim

2018 Festival der jungen Talente, Frankfurter Kunstverein

2018 Dgtl Fmnsm Festival, Hellerau – European Center of the Arts Dresden

2018 Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen

2018 I am a Problem, MMK Frankfurt

2018 BBB_ Japan Tour

2017 Rekonstruktion der Zukunft, Festspielhaus Hellerau Dresden

2017 WORM Rotterdam (NL)

2017 Membrana Project_documenta14, Stellwerk Kassel

2017 Node Festival, Frankfurt

2017 Zukunftsvisionen Festival, Görlitz

2017 Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main

2017 LAF, Pforzheim

2017 NXS Release, Amsterdam (NL)

2017 Transmediale Vorspiel, Panke Club Berlin

2017 Good day to have a good day Exhibition, Meet/n/Work, Frankfurt

2017 Amp, Album release show, Frankfurt

2016 UCC Upper City Center, Offenbach

2016 Opencreek Shownight, Offenbach

2016 Scripted Spaces Exhibition, Satellit, Berlin

2015 Out-of-Range Types, Saasfee*pavillon, Frankfurt



2018 Web-Residency Favoriten Festival, Dortmund

2018 Residency at Transeuropa Fluid, Hildesheim

2017 Residency at Hellerau – European Centre for the Arts Dresden



2020 Scholarship by Hessian Cultural Foundation

2018 First place of Samsung Moving Image Award, HfG Offenbach

2018 Grant of Rita Höfer Foundation, Sparkasse Frankfurt

2017 Production grant by Musikfonds e.V., Germany

2017 One year scholarship of the Art Association Frankfurt, Kuenstlerhilfe Frankfurt e.V.

2017 HfG Offenbach Annual Exhibition Award of the Art Association Frankfurt



2020 Digital Identities, Feminist Futures, The CtrlZ.AI Zine Fair, Barcelona, print

2019 The Assembled Human, exhibition catalog Museum Folkwang, Essen, print

2018 Fist Draft on Technospirituality, “Shared Spaces” exhibition catalogue, Kunstverein Aschaffenburg & HfG Offenbach, print

2018 WDR 5 Scala Radio Broadcast

2018 Zwischen Dystopie und Utopie, Schirn Mag, online

2017 BBB_ at Radio X, Frankfurt a.M. (DE)

2017 Zukunftsvisionen, exhibition catalogue, Hochschule Zittau-Görlitz, print

2017 172 neue Buchprojekte, Museum for Applied Arts, Frankfurt, print

2017 Video Premiere: BBB_ Nobody, Kaltblut Magazine, online

2017 Video Premiere: BBB_ Nobody, Lodown Magazine online

2017 Interview Alla Popp, Missy Magazine, online

2017 Keine Dekoration, Schirn Mag, online

2017 The Future Is Now, Schirn Mag, online

2017 Journal Frankfurt, online