Aram Bartholl – Blog

AV / DV

without comments

avdv-equilibrium-4

AV / DV
intervention & object
rubber, metal, 40x5x2cm, video 1:49 min

AV /DV is a customized 40 cm pressure hose – AV  Auto valve / DV Dunlop valve adapter – to balance pressure between a car and bicycle tire. First tested and shown at Remind me later solo show at Kunstverein Arnsberg.

avdv-equilibrium-2

avdv-equilibrium-1

avdv-equilibrium-7

avdv-equilibrium-5

avdv-equilibrium-6

Written by Aram

July 22nd, 2016 at 11:33 am

#remindmelater DOCUMENTATION

without comments

remind-me-later-arnsberg-01

remind-me-later-arnsberg-02

remind-me-later-arnsberg-03

remind-me-later-arnsberg-04

remind-me-later-arnsberg-08

remind-me-later-arnsberg-05

remind-me-later-arnsberg-11

remind-me-later-arnsberg-06

remind-me-later-arnsberg-07

remind-me-later-arnsberg-09

remind-me-later-arnsberg-10

ARAM BARTHOLL
Remind Me Later
8.07. – 28.09.2016

Kunstverein Arnsberg e.V.
Königstraße 24
59821 Arnsberg
www.kunstverein–arnsberg.de

Thanks to the whole team of the Kunstverein Arnsberg!! It was a crazy good week putting this together with a lot of help of many people, thank you everyone! THX to Vlado Velkov making all this possible! :))

remindmelater--arnsberg-thumbnails

All pictures -> flickr.com/photos/bartholl/albums/72157670961661206/with/28305068065/

Written by Aram

July 14th, 2016 at 5:12 pm

Remind me later

without comments

greenscreen-la-1-ucla

KUNSTVEREIN ARNSBERG

ARAM BARTHOLL
Remind Me Later
8.07. – 28.09.2016

Eröffnung der Ausstellung und Sommerfest im Garten des Kunstvereins
am Freitag, 8.07.2016, 19 Uhr

Kunstverein Arnsberg e.V.
Königstraße 24
59821 Arnsberg
www.kunstverein–arnsberg.de

Written by Aram

June 18th, 2016 at 7:45 pm

Posted in uncategorized

Tagged with

L.A. Cosmetics

without comments

la-cosmetics

L.A. Cosmetics
by Nadja Buttendorf & Aram Bartholl
public intervention, video 2:41 min
June, 2016

credits: Lee Tusman on lookout! Thx! :))

Written by Aram

June 13th, 2016 at 9:23 am

Long Lasting LED

without comments

long-lasting-led

‘Long Lasting LED’
by Nadja Buttendorf & Aram Bartohll
Video, 2:02 min
Los Angeles
2016

Written by Aram

May 30th, 2016 at 2:46 pm

Posted in uncategorized

Going to the beach

without comments

going-to-the-beach-venice-los-angeles

“Going to the beach”
Venice, Los Angeles 2016

Live stream intervention involving a green screen, periscope.tv & Venice. Thanks to the team!! Credits to: Nadja Buttendorf, Theo Triantafyllidis, Lee Tusman, Ashley B. & periscope.tv

going-to-the-beach-venice-los-angeles-thumbs

All pics on flickr!!

Written by Aram

May 23rd, 2016 at 7:31 am

Build And Run

without comments

build-and-run-2
This is a screen shot of the very first computer game I ever made!! You can download it for PC here or play it online here!

Build And Run
dimension: 1024 x 768px, medium: computer game, PC & web
Aram Bartholl
2016

 

 

Written by Aram

May 18th, 2016 at 2:54 am

Posted in uncategorized

Tagged with

CryptoNails & KillYourPhone

without comments

killyourphone-cryptonails-3

The workshop night at Machine Project in L.A. with Crypto Nails by Nadja Buttendorf and KILLYOURPHONE.COM  was very much fun! Thx to Machine Project for hosting this event!! & thx to the people for stat-us.org for inviting us!! Also thanks  to Simon Steiner from Otis for this super cool handmade screen print poster!!

http://machineproject.com/2016/events/kill-your-phone-crypto-nails/
Saturday, April 30, 8:00pm–10:00pm
1200 N Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA

killyourphone-cryptonails-1

ALL PICTURES on flickr!!

Written by Aram

May 17th, 2016 at 11:46 pm

Posted in uncategorized

Tagged with ,

How to share a UCLA all day parking ticket

without comments

ucla-sharing-parking-ticket-how-to-3

How to share a 12,-$ UCLA parking ticket:

  1. Get your 12,- $ all day visitor parking ticket .
  2. Leave it in the car as long as you park at UCLA.
  3. When you leave pass it on!

Written by Aram

May 17th, 2016 at 7:13 am

Posted in uncategorized

Tagged with , ,

DOMENICO QUARANTA: Oh, When the Internet Breaks at Some Point

without comments

An essay by Domenico Quaranta about the piece Keepalive recently published on mefsite.wordpress.com – MEDIA IN THE EXPANDED FIELD, A collaborative platform for the participants in the think tank ‘Media in the Expanded Field’, curated by Montabonel & Partners.
THX!!

DOMENICO QUARANTA: Oh, When the Internet Breaks at Some Point

keepalive-neuenkirchen-aram-bartholl-05-1000

“Walked out this morning / Don’t believe what I saw / A hundred billion bottles / Washed up on the shore / Seems I’m not alone at being alone / A hundred billion castaways / Looking for a home” The Police, “Message in a Bottle”, 1979

Back in October 2010, German artist Aram Bartholl cemented 5 USB flash drives in various locations in New York, as part of an Eyebeam residency. [1] Referring to the way, in espionage, items are passed between two individuals using a secret location and without an actual meeting, he called the project Dead Drops. The first five dead drops were empty, except for a small readme file explaining the project. A dedicated website was set up, featuring a video tutorial and a simple “how to” and inviting people to participate in the project.

In interviews, Bartholl explained that at the beginning he was just fascinated by the power of an image: a small data container plugged in the wall, in public space, and a person trying to access it with her own device. He invited people to participate by dropping files in and taking files out, installing their own dead drop and sending the GPS coordinates to Bartholl. As in many collaborative projects, he wasn’t particularly confident about people’s participation, and he believed that the project was conceptually strong enough even in the shape of a small, five-nodes network. But people liked the idea, and as I’m typing on my keyboard today, the online database features almost 1500 registered dead drops for a total storage space of 9891 gigabytes. I installed my own a while ago and I’ve noticed some others along the years, and I’ve always been fascinated by the precariousness of these tiny, rusty artifacts. I’ve never seen anybody plugging in, and probably most of them are almost empty, or out of work. But they are, still, extremely powerful as an image.

Message in a Bottle

“A Dead Drop is a naked piece of passively powered Universal Serial Bus technology embedded into the city, the only true public space. In an era of growing clouds and fancy new devices without access to local files we need to rethink the freedom and distribution of data. The Dead Drops movement is on its way for change! Free your data to the public domain in cement! Make your own Dead Drop now! Un-cloud your files today!!!” Aram Bartholl, “The Dead Drops Manifesto”, 2010 [2]

The dead drops network emerged in an age that saw a major shift in the general perception of the internet as a public space. Widespread Wi-Fi access, the massive adoption of social networking sites, and the advent of smartphones made people start to think about the internet as a new public space, with no physical boundaries and infrastructure, where data can be shared and taken easily and seamlessly. The metaphor of the cloud, already used in the Nineties to describe the internet, became more and more popular in the late 2000s, when cloud computing emerged – further reinforcing the idea of an immaterial public space and eroding the difference between public and private, local and shared. As Annet Dekker wrote in 2008:

……

READ ON FULL ESSAY HERE

Written by Aram

May 15th, 2016 at 11:55 pm

Posted in press

Tagged with

Kill your phone machine…

without comments

killyouphone-machine

KILLYOURPHONE at Machine project LA
http://machineproject.com/2016/events/kill-your-phone-crypto-nails/Saturday, April 30, 8:00pm–10:00pm
1200 N Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA

“Join us in the Machine Project storefront on Saturday, April 30th at 8pm for an evening of counter-surveillance fun organized by the Cryptoparty team, featuring special guests Aram Bartholl and Nadja Buttendorf.

Your phone is the window to your soul. Keeper of credit cards, holder of location data, archive of incriminating voice memos. Kill Your Phone! In this open source workshop, Aram Bartholl and the LA Cryptoparty crew will teach you to make a special signal-blocking phone pouch, to keep your ever-vulnerable Glowing Brick of Light safe from the vast array of threats facing the modern citizen, including but not limited to: CIA operatives, Russian teenagers, NSA contractors, and Glop-dwelling cyber-urchins. Feel free to bring clothes of your own to modify for wearable wave-blocking.

But that’s not all! After your phone is shielded safe and sound, it’s time to weaponize your fingers with Nadja’s Magnetic Nail Art Studio. Equip your nails with custom EXPLANTS, as we magnetize our fingertips for crypto-defense. Blank credit cards with the swipe of a finger, conveniently hold metal objects, feel the magnetic waves, change your report cards!

This event is open to all. $5 suggested donation to cover material costs. Bring a sewing machine if you have one!”

Written by Aram

April 19th, 2016 at 9:20 pm

Posted in uncategorized

Tagged with

Never worry again

without comments

amazon-dash-button-drone-strike

Result of a Twitter conversation. ‘Never worry again”, Photoshop, Aram Bartholl, 2016

 

Written by Aram

April 17th, 2016 at 2:27 am

Posted in speedproject

Tagged with ,

Talk at LACMA Lab

without comments

lacma-talk-deaddrops

Offline/Online Convergences: Aram Bartholl and Kathy Rae Huffman
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | 7 pm
LACMA, Art + Technology Lab, Art of the Americas Building
Los Angles

Written by Aram

April 10th, 2016 at 3:41 am

‘Hey man, you can pay with card!’

without comments

diy-popup-gallery-venice
DIY popup gallery Venice beach.

Written by Aram

April 9th, 2016 at 2:24 am

Posted in uncategorized

DIY Car Seat Wedge Cushion #LA

without comments

  diy-car-seat-cushion-wedge-1 diy-car-seat-cushion-wedge-2 diy-car-seat-cushion-wedge-3

A DIY car seat wedge cushion made from a 8$ yoga mat! Los Angeles style #SPEEDPROJECT of the day!

speedproject-approved-stamp-30

Written by Aram

April 7th, 2016 at 4:29 am

Posted in uncategorized

Tagged with