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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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30c3-talk-hello-world-link

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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picture by nibbler.de

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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OFFLINE ART: Hardcore – documentation

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THX everyone! The show came out really cool! Perfect setup and beautiful hardcore Netart!! :)) More about the OFFLINE ART exhibition format can be found here and an opening speech by Olia Lialina for the first edition is here.

OFFLINE ART: Hardcore

Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany
August 30  – October 13 2013

curated by Aram Bartholl

‘Hardcore’ features a selected group of artists representing a wide range of radical approaches contrasting the mainstream idea of the digital image and web culture. Referring to subcultures in music during the 80s & 90s todays hardcore attitude can be found in various media and genres on the Internet. In the glossy controlled era of Facebook, Apple, and Google hardcore artists challenge conventions with radical points of view and hard core works.

production: Klara Pietrzak
code: Matthias Strubel
credits: xpo gallery

All pictures on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bartholl/sets/72157635466755374/

with:

CONSTANT DULLAART
TOS (2013)
video

DEANNA HAVAS
Found Abstract Renders (2012)
Digital Image, .PNG

EI JANE JANET LIN in collaboration with MIAO JIAXIN
Collaborations #3 (2010)
video

EVA AND FRANCO MATTES aka 0100101110101101.org
Emily’s Video, extract (2012)
video

EVAN ROTH
http://kamasutra-on-dimgray.com (2013)
website

JODI
???? Representing  6′  Rainer Brendel  (2013)
website

JON CATES
(k)NEW.ERR▷ (2013)
HTML

LORNA MILLS
PUNCH (2013)
found animated gif collage

JEREMIAH JOHNSON
Enduring Potential (2013)
Website

PENELOPE UMBRICO
TV from Craigslist (2008- ongoing)
digital files of various sizes

ROSA MENKMAN
Beyond Resolution (2013)
website

SAKROWSKI aka. CuratingYouTube
CM-Version 2013 (2013)
video 18 min

UBERMORGEN
YouTube Comments (2013)
PNG, MKV

VUK ĆOSIĆ
Documenta DONE (1997)
website

The OFFLINE ART exhibition format:

Browser-based digital art works are broadcast locally from wifi routers which are not connected to the Internet. Each art work is assigned a single wifi router which is accessible through any device, like smart-phones, tablets or laptops. To access the different art works, the visitor has to connect to each network individually. The name of the network reflects the name of the artist. No matter what URL is opened, only the specific artwork appears in the browser. A small web server holding the art piece is installed on a USB flash drive which is connected to the router. Like frames holding the art, the routers are hung in the exhibition space which is otherwise empty. The art i tself becomes visible only on the visitor’s private screen.The pieces are locally widely accessible but disconnected from the Internet

Aram Bartholl 2013

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September 9th, 2013 at 2:11 pm

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‘Per Tweet ins Museum’

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‘Per Tweet ins Museum’

Zwanzig Jahre ist es her, dass Künstler die ersten Arbeiten für das Internet entwickelt haben. Diese sogenannte Netzkunst aber blieb der Kunstszene bis heute fremd und fand kaum je Eingang in Institutionen. Das allerdings könnte sich in den kommenden Jahren ändern.

Tilman Baumgärtel

http://www.nzz.ch/aktuell/feuilleton/kunst_architektur/per-tweet-ins-museum-1.18145506#

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September 7th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

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Fridericianum Drop

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September 2nd, 2013 at 1:04 pm

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Calendar Update

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Current & upcoming shows / talks / workshops:
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9.-.10.12
Play & Make
Conference, Düsseldorf, Germany

7.-10.11. 2013
The Influencers Festival
theinfluencers Barcelona, Spain

27.10.2013
YIA ART FAIR #03 Paris
with XPO gallery, Paris,, France

24.10. – 30.11.2013
Echtzeit
Stadtgalerie Bern, Switzerland

8 -11.10.2013
RENEW
Rixc festival, Riga, Latvia

27/28/29.9.2013
Todaysart
Todaysart festival, The Hague, Netherlands

27.9.- 6.12. 2013
FACELESS part 2
quartier 21/ INTERNATIONAL
Museums Quartier, Vienna
group show

20. – 27.09.2013
local.#non.access
KM temporär, Berlin, Germany
group show

14.9.2013
Synthesize!
Symposium , FHNW, Basel , Switzerland

11.9.- 30.10.2013
In Medias Res
Galerie Verney-Carron, Lyon, France
Curateur : Alexis Jakubowicz
with: Rodrigo Arteaga (Chili), Aram Bartholl (allemagne), Patricia Camet (Pérou), Gloria Friedmann (France), Eva Jospin (France), Benjamin Mecz (France), Genêt Mayor (suisse), Simon Nicaise (France)

30.8.-13.10.2013
OFFLINE ART: Hardcore
at Kasseler Kunstverein, Germany
curation Aram Bartholl
with: Constant Dullaart, Deanna Havas
Ei Jane Janet Lin, Eva & Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.org, Evan Roth, JODI, Jon Cates, Lorna Mills, Jeremiah Johnson, Penelope Umbrico, Rosa Menkman, Sakrowski aka curatingYouTube, UBERMORGEN, Vuk Ćosić

30.8.-13.10.2013
Hello world!
solo show at Kasseler Kunstverein, Germany

 

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past shows …

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August 21st, 2013 at 3:11 pm

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