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Point Of View – docu

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full flickr set -> https://www.flickr.com/photos/bartholl/sets/72157650965201646/

Wow!! What a great opening last night! Thx so much to Babycastles for having me!

Aram Bartholl: Point Of View

at Babycastles (FB), New York City
Feb 20. – April 10, 2015,
Preview Feb 19, 6:00 pm (RSVP)

Workshop on opening night:
Build your own POV head band for your phone!

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‘Point Of View’ questions the current paradigm shift of perspective. What is the role of the hand held screen framing our everyday life? How has gaming shaped the representation of our digital self?

Over the past 100 years the screen has moved constantly closer to our eyes. Most people today spend significantly more time looking at smart-phone screens than at computer screens or TVs (not to mention the cinema screen Games have been an important driving motor for the development of digital culture in the past four decades. The first person view popularized by early computer games like Doom and Duke Nukem has now entered the  real world with the growing popularity of head-mounted cameras. GoPro and Google Glass users generate a constant stream of pictures with their hands in view like a digital avatar. A whole range of digital glasses are poised to enter the market. The Oculus Rift promises the classic idea of cyberspace an immersive reality, while people in public extend their body with a selfie stick. Is the view leaving our body now? Will the picture frame finally disappear?

Let’s enjoy the last years of looking at each others screens in public transportation or over the shoulder in Let’s Play gaming videos. The point of view is changing.

Aram Bartholl 2015

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See also the docu vid by Becky Stern, thx for that!!

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See also: How to make a POV headband for your phone

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February 20th, 2015 at 10:36 pm

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You always wanted to shoot hands free Point Of View video but there is no Google Glass or a GoPro around? Here is how you can make a simple POV headband to shoot video from your forehead with your phone!  “Yes, I am actually filming you!”

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1. Materials & tools: Sticky velcro, headband, scissors, needle and thread.

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2. Stick the sturdy side of the velcro to your phone.

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3. Any headband, winter or sports stlyle should be fine.

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4. Stick the soft side of the velcro to the headband. For safety do a few stiches on the four corners.

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5. Stick the phone to the headband.

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6. Done! Make a lot of them! Shoot POV video together with your friends!

Aram Bartholl: Point Of View at Babycastles (FB), NYC
Feb 20. – April 10, 2015, Preview Feb 19, 6:00 pm (RSVP)
Workshop on opening night: Build your own POV head band for your phone!

Point Of Vision video shooting experiments with Atlantic Center of the Arts residents: Bonnie Ebner, Sally Hill, Maja Kalogera, Katie Loughmiller, Jane Remick, Tom Smith, Chase Starr, Merav Tzur at BayBar New Smyrna Beach, Oct 2014
THX everyone!!! :))

See also KATSU Mumble Cam™ for super quick & dirty POV video shooting!

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February 11th, 2015 at 5:44 pm

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Point Of View

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Atlantic Center of the Arts, residents, Florida, Oct. 2014

Point Of View

solo show by Aram Bartholl
at Babycastles (FB), New York City
Feb 20. – April 10, 2015,
Preview Feb 19, 6:00 pm (RSVP)

Workshop on opening night:
Build your own POV head band for your phone!

Statment:

‘Point Of View’ questions the current paradigm shift of perspective. What is the role of the hand held screen framing our everyday life? How has gaming shaped the representation of our digital self?

Over the past 100 years the screen has moved constantly closer to our eyes. Most people today spend significantly more time looking at smart-phone screens than at computer screens or TVs (not to mention the cinema screen Games have been an important driving motor for the development of digital culture in the past four decades. The first person view popularized by early computer games like Doom and Duke Nukem has now entered the  real world with the growing popularity of head-mounted cameras. GoPro and Google Glass users generate a constant stream of pictures with their hands in view like a digital avatar. A whole range of digital glasses are poised to enter the market. The Oculus Rift promises the classic idea of cyberspace an immersive reality, while people in public extend their body with a selfie stick. Is the view leaving our body now? Will the picture frame finally disappear?

Let’s enjoy the last years of looking at each others screens in public transportation or over the shoulder in Let’s Play gaming videos. The point of view is changing.

Aram Bartholl 2015

 

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January 22nd, 2015 at 12:26 pm

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You are not checked in

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Offline Art: ‘Your are not checked in’

at ‘Capture All!’, Transmediale, Berlin, 28.1.-1.2. 2015
curated by Aram Bartholl

Six positions capturing the state of social, mobile and post anything.

High Retention - Slow Delivery!!
Constant Dullaart, video 10:00 min, 2014
Artificial quantified social capital redistributed, Social media Socialism. 2.5 million Instagram followers were bought and distributed amongst a personal selection of the art-world active on Instagram.

A Letter To Young Internet Artists
Emilie Gervais, website, 2014
Art movements are as irrelevant as categorizing art under medium labels, because 2014 is about life.

Anti-social media protest
Citizens Against Social Media, protest, 2014
PROTEST AT THE SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK ROTTERDAM 2014

*PLSS
Claudia Mate, video, 2:12min,  2014
Portable Life Support System for the contemporary man.

lotru-on-hotpink.com – No Original Research series
Evan Roth, website, 2014
A series of websites, each created from a single animation and audio file found on wikipedia.org

Excellences & Perfections Video Essay
Amalia Ulman, video, 10:31min, 2014
A scripted online performance on Instagram and Facebook.

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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.

prior show in the offline art exhibition format at xpo gallery 2013


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January 14th, 2015 at 4:15 pm

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ClampIt 500

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DIY hard drive crushing for small offices and homes.
Aram Bartholl 2015

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January 2nd, 2015 at 3:34 pm

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»Hard Drive Punch« Destroying data as a performative act

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The 31st Chaos Communication Congress was very much fun!
Thx to the CCC and Gregor Sedlag for having me again a speaker. Please check out the talk above!  #31C3

http://events.ccc.de/congress/2014/Fahrplan/events/6595.html

lecture: »Hard Drive Punch«
Destroying data as a performative act

In general data is stored on technically sensitive systems and can easily be lost. At the same time files today appear often as indestructible once uploaded to the Internet.

In this presentation I will talk about a variety of approaches on data destruction and how these connect to current events and questions in society. From professional hard drive punch systems and art projects to DIY thermite melting, the art of destroying data is a wide spread cultural phenomenon.

Workshop: Bring your old hard drives to have them crushed with the IDEAL 0101 hard drive punch or cut the data platter yourself by hand.
Competition: You think you can still recover files from this drive? Which methods are the best?

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December 30th, 2014 at 10:18 pm

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BRING YOUR OWN DISK (AND CRUSH IT!!) 
at 31C3 the 31st Chaos Computerclub Congress, Hamburg. Dec 27 – 30. 2014

Lecture: »Hard Drive Punch« Kaputtmachen von Daten als performative Praxis
Dec 28, 7pm http://events.ccc.de/congress/2014/Fahrplan/events/6595.html

Workshop: BRING YOUR OWN DISK (AND CRUSH IT!!)  with the IDEAL 0101 hard drive puncher and other tools…!!
Dec 29, 2-4pm

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December 26th, 2014 at 12:38 pm

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Hello World! video documentation

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Aram Bartholl: Hello World! from olafval on Vimeo.

Einzelausstellung im Kasseler Kunstverein 30.8. – 13.10.2013 kasselerkunstverein.de
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OFFLINE ART: Hardcore
Gruppenausstellung kuratiert von Aram Bartholl

Siehe auch:
Aram Bartholl kommentiert einen Video-Walk durch seine Ausstellung: youtube.com/watch?v=A58qKJWNVM4
OFFLINE ART: Hardcore Video-Demo: youtube.com/watch?v=VuVJD0W1di8

thx Olaf!!

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December 14th, 2014 at 9:50 pm

Killyourphone at Sankt Gallen Kunsthalle

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«The Darknet – From Memes to Onionland. An Exploration»
Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen
18. Oktober 2014 – 11. Januar 2015

Mit Arbeiten von: !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Anonymous, Cory Arcangel, Aram Bartholl, Heath Bunting, Simon Denny, Eva und Franco Mattes, Seth Price, Robert Sakrowski, Hito Steyerl, Valentina Tanni

, 14 Uhr

Workshop II «KillYourPhone» mit Aram Bartholl 

KILLYOURPHONE.COM ist ein offenes Workshopformat. Unter Anleitung des deutschen Konzept- und Medienkünstlers Aram Bartholl und mit Hilfe des Teams der Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen werden die Teilnehmenden eingeladen, Handytaschen zu nähen, die Funksignale blockieren. Das Telefon kann in dieser Tasche weder senden noch empfangen und ist komplett vom Netz abgeschnitten. Während des Workshops spricht der Künstler auch über seine Arbeit und die allgegenwärtige Überwachung.

Nach dem Workshop findet um 16.30 Uhr ein Artist Talk mit Carmen Weisskopf und Domagoj Smoljo von der !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Aram Bartholl, Carolin Wiedemann (Soziologin, Universität Hamburg) und Giovanni Carmine statt.

Die beiden Veranstaltungen, Workshop und Artist Talk, laufen unter dem Titel «Here, but Invisible»

 

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December 5th, 2014 at 2:34 pm

The Darknet review in Kunstforum

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Dominique von Burg, “The Darknet – From Memes to Onionland. An Exploration.” Kunstforum Nr. 229, Seite 286, 2014

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December 5th, 2014 at 2:25 pm

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Web We Want

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Killyourphone and What is a pixel? workshops

at Web We Want festival at the Southbank Centre London,
Nov 29/30 2014

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November 28th, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Hurt me plenty review – Motherboard

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Review of Hurt me plenty on Motherboard Vice http://motherboard.vice.com/read/hurt-me-plenty

by Doug Berend
thx!!

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November 21st, 2014 at 4:28 pm

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End User
International artists take a critical approach to the complexities of the internet
Thu 27 Nov 2014–Sun 18 Jan 2015

Hayward Gallery

A group of contemporary international artists take a critical approach to the complexities of the internet. Their artworks examine how the web alters social relations and raises questions about identity, privacy, and the ownership of information.

End User includes work by Cory Arcangel, Aram Bartholl, Ami Clarke, Tyler Coburn, Jon Rafman, Erica Scourti and Liz Sterry.

Thursday 27 November 2014 – Sunday 18 January 2015

http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/end-user-1000613

 

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November 8th, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Kuenstler

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Essay about my work by Annette Doms. Thx!

KÜNSTLER
Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst
Aram Bartholl, 12 pages, 8 pages colored folded cover.

Erscheint viermal jährlich mit insgesamt
28 Künstlermonografien auf über 500 Text-
und Bildseiten und kostet im Jahresabonnement
einschl. www.kunsthandel-verlag.de

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November 4th, 2014 at 5:22 am

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Paradise

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Re-staging Jennifer in Paradise by Constant Dullaart at Bahia Honda State Park, Florida Keys. Thx for the cool photoshop replies Constant!! :)))  Picture and concept by Meraz Tzur , “Fun Florida vacation” re-staging series during  ACA residency 2014.

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November 2nd, 2014 at 7:18 pm