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Killyourphone Tutorial Video

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Beautiful  Killyourphone tutorial on http://www.technikjournal.de :)) thx!!

Nähanleitung für ein tragbares Funkloch

Wie schützt man sich mit Nadel und Faden vor der NSA? Der Berliner Künstler Aram Bartholl hat eine Lösung: Sein Projekt “Kill Your Phone” ist eine Handytasche aus Spezialvlies, die das Telefon abhör- und ortungssicher macht. // Von Falko Klöpper

 

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June 12th, 2014 at 10:26 am

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In the meanwhile on Instagram …

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Maddecent.com fans on Instagram like very much the DVD Deaddrop install it seems. :)) and Dismagazine.com too :))))

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June 7th, 2014 at 9:57 pm

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DOWNLOAD HERE!!

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In case you missed the DVD Dead Drop install at the Museum of Moving Image last year visit the show Hyper-Resemblances up at Wallach gallery right now. I am showing a documentation of the DVD Dead Drop install there and you are invitved to DOWNLOAD ALL 10 DVD Volumes from a local hard drive to your computer! Quick quick, before the show is over!!

HYPER-RESEMBLANCES
at Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University NYC
April 22–June 7, 2014

curated by Alison Coplan
with: Aram Bartholl, BFFA3AE, Nicolas Ceccaldi, Petra Cortright, Aleksandra Domanović, Marisa Olson, Hito Steyerl and Ryan Trecartin.

An exhibition in three parts, Hyper-resemblances explores how both modern and contemporary artists have experimented with different notions of representation as filtered through psychological, mechanical and digital lenses. In interchanges between embodied vision and the external world across various media, the grouping of works focuses on relationships between subjectivity, image production and reality. This show examines the role of the artist in reflecting and shaping images of both the self and “society.” Through modes of conceptual self-portraiture, montage and digital mediation, these artists subjectively construct contemporary consciousness. Hyper-resemblances is curated by Alison Coplan, Heidi Hirschl, and Kathleen Langjahr.  It is the second presentation of the MODA Curates series—an annual opportunity offered by The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery and the MA in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies Program (MODA) for outstanding curatorial proposals related to students’ theses. Coined by Jacques Rancière, the term “hyper-resemblance” deftly embodies the theoretical underpinnings of each curator’s project: it refers to an image that refuses to be defined by the reality in which it resides and, rather, establishes its origin and interior identity in the pursuit of a truer vision. Alison Coplan’s REALITY FX explores how artists both create and expose constructions of reality, mediated by the digital technology with which we experience the world. These works challenge the concept of a hegemonic reality put forward by modern media industries and demonstrate how existing power dynamics can be rearranged when artistic subjectivity engages with these technologies. The artists featured here are: Aram Bartholl, BFFA3AE, Nicolas Ceccaldi, Petra Cortright, Aleksandra Domanović, Marisa Olson, Hito Steyerl and Ryan Trecartin.

The Wallach Art Gallery is located on the eighth floor of Schermerhorn Hall on Columbia’s Morningside Heights campus, 116th Street and Broadway, in Manhattan. The gallery is free and open to the public from Wednesday through Saturday, 1- 5 pm. For more information, call 212-854-2877 or visit columbia.edu/cu/Wallach.

 

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May 16th, 2014 at 10:35 am

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KILLYOURPHONE at re:publica

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Make your own mobile phone blocking pouch!!
This workshop took place, May 6, 2014, at re:publica conference, Berlin
more info at KILLYOURPHONE.COM

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April 28th, 2014 at 2:47 pm

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For Your Eyes Only

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I’m currently guest teaching a semester at Merz Akademie in Stuttgart. (Thx to Olia for the invitation!) “For Your Eyes Only” is the title of the class. We are looking into the hype about wearables like Oculus Rift, Google Glass and smart watches and all these new gadgets. What makes sense, what’s retro lost, how can we combine, what can we make better etc…?  Yesterday the students were testing (fake) Oculus rift VR glasses in downtown Stuttgart. What would it be like people wearing those in public space? Today 90% of passengers in public transport are looking at their phones. Why not wearing a full VR (virtual reality) helmet?? :) Surprisingly many people recognized the dummies as Oculus gear. Will we walk around like this in a few years?? ;)

All about the new VR hype on http://www.roadtovr.com/

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April 10th, 2014 at 4:36 pm

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My talk at CCC congress

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJBv-4uDdmY

My talk at 30C3 congress in Hamburg last weekend. You can find all recordings of all talks also here http://media.ccc.de/browse/congress/2013/index_1.html Good stuff!

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January 2nd, 2014 at 10:55 am

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Kill Your Phone! workshop at #30C3

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I had a lot of fun running this workshop at the congress last week. Visitors were invited to make their own blocking pouch. We had tons of interesting discussions at the table and it showed a lot of people know much about radio waves and frequencies but often have a hard time working the sewing machine :))
Thx for joining! to be continued…

 

“Open workshop to passively block your phone from sending and receiving. Make your own signal blocking Faraday pouch! How to wrap your phone to kill any wireless connection? How to pack your phone so it can’t record any sound? Which materials work best? Where to get them? What are the cheapest and fastest solutions? We have cloths, tools and a sewing machine. Feel free to join! Bring your own stuff!

http://killyourphone.com/

https://events.ccc.de/congress/2013/wiki/Projects:Kill_Your_Phone!

at 30C3: 30th Chaos Communication Congress
December 27th to 30th, 2013 Hamburg

 

 

 

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January 2nd, 2014 at 10:53 am

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Hello World! at 30C3

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I’m very pleased to announce my talk ‘Hello Work!’  at #30C3, the hacker congress by Chaos Computer Club. I love this annual event and I’ve been coming here since end of the 90′s. The congress is the place where I actually started to show my art 10 years ago, a perfect place to test prototype interventions or last minute workshop ideas :)). It is an honor to have the opportunity to present a full length talk with such an exquisite audience in this special year 2013. Thx to the art&beauty team Gregor & Mey!

https://events.ccc.de/congress/2013/Fahrplan/events/5611.html

Hello World!

How to make art after Snowden?

Day 2: 2013-12-28
Start time: 11:30 am

 

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December 26th, 2013 at 11:16 pm

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Dropping the Internet

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Dropping the Internet
Aram Bartholl
2013

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October 31st, 2013 at 5:56 pm

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Here is Kassel!!

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October 31st, 2013 at 4:22 pm

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Jean-Paul Sartre en Libération

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During the fiac art fair the newspaper Libération had a special edition (October 24, 2013)  in which all pictures where replaced by pictures of art pieces. Ususally Liberation features every day on their last page a portrait of a person. I had the honor to draw the Jean Paul Sartre portrait for this special edition…

Aram Bartholl, «Portrait Google de Jean-Paul Sartre», 2013, fusain, 1m x 1m. Courtesy XPO GALLERY, Paris.

La 40e édition de la FIAC coïncide avec les 40 ans de Libération. Il fallait à cette occasion lier la création contemporaine à l’histoire du quotidien fondé en 1973 sous l’égide de Sartre.
L’artiste allemand Aram Bartholl signe un hommage à l’auteur des Mots, sans en écrire un seul. Ce QR code tracé au fusain, une fois scanné sur un smartphone, renvoie automatiquement vers les dix premières pages Google de la recherche «Jean-Paul Sartre». Aussitôt archivé et sans cesse actualisé, le visage du philosophe est sanctuarisé par l’information.

Alexis Jakubowicz et Jean-Brice Moutout Fondateurs de NonPrintingCharacter

http://www.liberation.fr/culture/2013/10/23/aram-bartholl_941821

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October 28th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Wat is Dada? – reaction piece

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Wat is Dada? – reaction piece I made for MOTI HOTEL

MOTI HOTEL September 28th 2013 until June 1st 2014 at the Museum of the Image, Breda, Netherlands – http://www.motimuseum.nl/en/exhibitions/current/moti-hotel/2199

MOTI, Museum of the Image, possesses a very unique collection, which provides the basics for the visual culture we live in. Therefore, the museum wants to show its historic collection in a special way, this fall.

MOTI will invite 20 international and national artists to be their guests in the rooms in MOTI HOTEL. Among these guests are Antoine Peters, Hendrik Vibskov, Piet Parra and Philips Design. All guests will react to highlights of MOTI’s collection. What will be done to the I Love New York-logo by Milton Glaser? What reaction will be given to Anthony Burrill’s Work Hard & be Nice To People? You will be able to see the answer in MOTI HOTEL!

The participating designers are: Aram Bartholl, Anthony Burrill, Juul Hondius, Noortje van Eekelen, Paula Scher, Akatre, Martijn Engelbregt, NL Architects, Pinar & Viola, Niels Schrader, Antoine Peters, Dawn, Maurer United, Honey & Bunny, Atelier Ted Noten, Harmen Liemburg, MVRDV, AKV|St.Joost, Pictoplasma, Herman van Bostelen and Lucky TV - Sander van de Pavert.

The public may choose three of their favourite new works from the exhibition. MOTI will purchase these three works to be part of the museum’s collection. Thus, because of this exciting exhibition, we expand our beautiful collection even further.

 

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October 16th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

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0,16 at Kasseler Kunstverein

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Stefan Bast introduces 0,16 to a school class during a tour of ‘Hello World!‘  at Kasseler Kunstverein, October 2013.

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October 2nd, 2013 at 11:06 am

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Are you human? (steel)

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Are you human?
(ongoing series 2009 – 2013)
550 x 130, 10mm steel
2013

Shown at ‘Hello World!! solo show at Kasseler Kunstverein, Sept 2013

CAPTCHA codes are small images we encounter on the internet almost every day. To prove to the server that we are human we have to decode the distorted random letter-number word. CAPTCHA is the acronym for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart” and was developed in 2000. While at the Turing test humans were to decide if they chat with a program or another human. Today the computer is asking us if we were human. At the same time often it is quite difficult to decode these bend letters and numbers but spammers write specialized software which still is capable to do so. Are you human?

It is also interesting that CAPTCHA codes are generated by a script in the very moment a website is requested. In fact each code is unique but forgotten in digital nirvana very quickly. Once used (or failed) it will never appear as alike again. While many other files on the Internet are being copied and multiplied CAPTCHA codes stay in an ephemeral blind spot. They seem light, sometimes like a micro poem but they ask us the very existential question in an era of digital life.

This code was found on yahoo.com in spring 2013.

 

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September 23rd, 2013 at 9:07 am

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‘Hello World!’ Pictures & Tour, Kassel

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September 9th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

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