Exposition : FROM BITS TO PAPER* du pixel au papier, sortez des écrans !
Le Shadok, Fabrique du Numérique
8.3. – 5.6.2016
Artistes exposés : James Bridle, Darko Fritz, Peter Jellitsch, Vincent Broquaire, Aram Bartholl, Clément Valla, Christopher Baker, Albertine Meunier, Daan Van Den Berg, Felix Heyes et Benjamin West.
Commissaire d’exposition : Filipe Pais
Partenariat : XPO ART Studio
Quantified Life and the Social Question
March 11–May 9, 2016
Opening: March 10, 7pm
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Contributions and works by Vito Acconci, Timo Arnall, Mari Bastashevski, Grégoire Chamayou, Emma Charles, Mike Crane, Arthur Eisenson, Harun Farocki, Charles Gaines, Melanie Gilligan, Goldin+Senneby, Avery F. Gordon, Laurent Grasso, Orit Halpern, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Ben Hayes, Douglas Huebler, Tung-Hui Hu, On Kawara, Korpys/Löffler, Lawrence Liang, Noortje Marres, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Henrik Olesen, Matteo Pasquinelli, Julien Prévieux, Jon Rafman, Miljohn Ruperto, RYBN.ORG, Dierk Schmidt, Nishant Shah, Eyal Sivan & Audrey Maurion, Deborah Stratman, Alex Verhaest, Gwenola Wagon & Stéphane Degoutin, Stephen Willats, Mushon Zer-Aviv, and others. And in The White Room: Jacob Appelbaum & Ai Weiwei, Aram Bartholl, Tega Brain & Surya Mattu, James Bridle, Julian Oliver & Danja Vasiliev, Veridiana Zurita, and contributions by Open Data City, Peng! Collective, Privacy International, Share Lab, Malte Spitz, and others.
An exhibition by Haus der Kulturen der Welt in collaboration with the Tactical Technology Collective, co-curated by Stephanie Hankey, Marek Tuszynski, and Anselm Franke.
Nervous Systems takes place as part of 100 Years of Now. Supported by Open Society Foundations and Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council.
‘Keep Away From Children’ by Nadja Buttendorf & Aram Bartholl, 2016
Speed Show LA: Manifesto
7:00-10:00 PM, Thursday, February 18, 2016, fb-event
at iPC Bang Internet Cafe, http://www.yelp.com/biz/i-pc-bang-internet-cafe
401 S Vermont Ave, Koreatown,
Los Angeles, CA 90020
A manifesto is a published verbal declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer, be it an individual, group, political party or government. A manifesto usually accepts a previously published opinion or public consensus and/or promotes a new idea with prescriptive notions for carrying out changes the author believes should be made. It often is political or artistic in nature, but may present an individual’s life stance. [Wikipedia]
Manifestos have always played an important role in art movements. The tutorial for how to become a successful artist could be “Step 1: Write a manifesto!…” Sometimes the manifesto itself becomes the art work, or in other cases the opposite happens. A kind of unwritten manifesto is in place, an art scene influencing and quoting each others’ work with their own set of rules and aesthetic ideas. It also happens that an art work has strong manifesto qualities itself or that a single piece represents a whole generation of art. Computer code is by definition a manifesto, a set of rules which are interpreted by the machine. While we’ve been looking at screens and talking about the Internet, the physical manifestation of art work has played a particularly important role over the last ten years.
The very first Speed Show took place in Berlin in the summer of 2010. Six years later, after many Speed Shows world wide and a couple years break, I am very pleased to present the first Speed Show in Los Angeles. More than 20 artists, international and local, from LA, will present a wide range of art from classic works to brand new pieces. It is again an interesting moment (like in 2010) to take a look at the different generations of net artist, Internet artists, art under the influence of the Internet etc … A lot has happened since 2010. Different art scenes developed and moved on, the art world got closer to the Internet and Snowden drained our comfortable bath of naivety. LA 2016! Time for a new manifesto?
Aram Bartholl 2016, Los Angeles
Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke
Alexei Shulgin & Natalie Bookchin
Curated by Aram Bartholl
What is a Speed Show?
The SPEED SHOW exhibition series was conceived by the artist Aram Bartholl in June 2010. The basic idea of this exhibition format is to create a gallery like opening situation for browser based internet art in a public cyber-cafe / internet-shop for one night. The exhibition format is free and can be applied by anyone at any place.
The SPEED SHOW exhibition format:
Hit an Internet-cafe, rent all computers they have and run a show on them for one night. All art works of the participating artists need to be on-line (not necessarily public) and are shown in a typical browser with standard plug-ins. Performance and live pieces may also use pre-installed communication programs (instant messaging, VOIP, video chat etc). Custom software (except browser add-ons) or off-line files are not permitted. Any creative physical modification to the Internet cafe itself is not allowed. The show is public and takes place during normal opening hours of the Internet cafe/shop. All visitors are welcome to join the opening, enjoy the art (and to check their email.)
All shows at http://speedshow.net
The show was a great success! Thx everyone for joining last thursday! Please find below all descriptions and links to the art works!
All pictures on flickr!! https://www.flickr.com/photos/bartholl/albums/72157664287535699
Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke
The 3D Additivist Manifesto
The 3D Additivist Manifesto blurs the boundaries between art, engineering, science fiction, and digital aesthetics. We call for you –artists, activists, designers, and critical engineers – to accelerate the 3D printer and other Additivist technologies to their absolute limits and beyond into the realm of the speculative, the provocative and the weird. Morehshin Allahyari is a new media artist, art activist, educator, and occasional curator. She was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States in 2007. Her work extensively deals with the political, social, and cultural contradictions we face every day. Daniel Rourke is a writer/artist and academic based in London. His work exploits speculative and science fiction in search of a radical ‘outside’ to the human(ities).
Nadja’s magnetic Nail Art Studio
“In Nadja’s magnetic Nail Art Studio we do magnetic Nail Enhancement. Instead of implants, we are doing EXPLANTS! Feel Electric Magnetic Waves! It makes your life easier and more beautiful!” Nadja Buttendorf is a Berlin based jewelry artist specialized in questions of cybernetic enhancements of the human body, alien speculative scenarios and posthuman jewelry. She is a founding member of the Cyborg eV Berlin and is known to have coined the term ‘explants’. Get your nails magnetic tonight at the Speed Show!
“What do you do for a living? Do you think your job relates to your art practice in a significant way?” “uhh can i skip this one lol. when i worked at office depot i had an office depot twitter account. the account was suspended, but it scraped it together in a gif.” (Rhizome artist profile interview) Petra Cortright uses a range of mediums, both digital and analog, to explore the aesthetics and performative cultures of online consumption.
2009 – 2011
Jstchillin.org served as an online art gallery for a large community of net artists between the years 2009 and 2011. Co-creator Caitlin Denny published several essays, web works and manifestos to accompany the monthly exhibitions, as well as a primer to the site before exhibitions started appearing. The open tabs via browser represent archived and live versions of these net-manifestos, speaking to the link rot and obsolescence issues surrounding born digital archives today – especially those of online art communities. Caitlin Denny (San Diego, 1986) is a California based filmmaker, artist and archivist. She is currently attending UCLA’s Master of Library and Information Science program with a focus on media archives. ,
http://tinyurl.com/tnx-flashart, http://tinyurl.com/tnxfriezz, http://tinyurl.com/tnx-artf, https://soundcloud.com/constantdullaart/balconism-mixdown https://www.google.com/search?q=%27on+balcony+with+phone%27&biw=1333&bih=668&source=lnms&tbm=isch&
A new “-ism” calls for sovereign expression in the 21st century, acronyms, typos, leetspeak, and kaomoji included. The manifesto was published by Dullaart through website error message of the art magazines frieze.com, flashart.com and artforum.com in fall 2015. Constant Dullaart is a former resident of the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, living and working mostly in Berlin. His work often deals with the effects and affects of contemporary communication and mass media, both online and offline.
The Supreme Gentleman
The Supreme Gentleman is a performance of Isla Vista shooter Elliot Rodger’s final YouTube address, where he states that he will destroy all “you girls” who have ignored him and treated him “like a mouse.” He claims he will become “like a god.” Not long after filming the video and uploading it to the Internet, Rodger killed six people and injured fourteen others, before killing himself. Like the Oracle of Delphi, I wanted to channel “the god” and transmit/transmute his sick words through my body, the type he had objectified in life (blonde, white). Kate Durbin is a Los Angeles based artist and writer whose work deals with digital media, gender, and popular culture. Recently she was the Arts Queensland 2015 Poet in Residence.,
Anything in here will be replaced on browsers that support the canvas element
With a search and documentation of ‘Anything in here will be replaced on browsers that support the canvas element’ Holmberg deconstructs the classic web 2.0 animated tag cloud in macro lens vision with the precision of a wild life TV documentary of an almost extinct species. Joel Holmberg combines and manipulates existing material to make witty and evocative works in a variety of media. He also creates sculpture, video, books, and Web-based projects, including an archive of responses to questions on Yahoo! Answers (yahoo.answers.com). Holmberg is a founding member of the Internet surfing club Nasty Nets.
Joan Heemskerk and Dirk Paesmans, collectively known as JODI, are rightfully venerated for their countless contributions to art and technology, working as an artistic duo since the mid-90’s. Generally referred to as pioneers of “net.art,” that oft-misunderstood “movement” combining the efforts of artists using the internet as a medium circa 1994, JODI is revered not only for their artistic meditations on the increasing presence of new technology in our daily lives, but also for their fuck-if-I-care attitude toward both the establishments of the technology and art worlds. JODI’s famous five-word “acceptance” speech—if you could call it that—for their 1999 Webby Award in art, simply read, “Ugly commercial sons of bitches.” (Rhizome)
MANIFESTO is the video that introduces the series of 30 short screengrab videos from my online project hornylilfeminist.com. Ann Hirsch is a video and performance artist who examines the influence of technology on popular culture and gender. Her immersive research has included becoming a YouTube camwhore with over two million video views and an appearance as a contestant on Frank the Entertainer…In a Basement Affair on Vh1. She was awarded a Rhizome commission for her two-person play Playground which debuted at the New Museum and was premiered by South London Gallery at Goldsmiths College.
images 2005 – 2015
2005 – 2015
An image archive from 2005 – present. Parker Ito is an American artist whose work primarily consists of painting, installation, and web based imagery. Ito is one of many YIBA. His internet-influenced approach to art results in large bodies of work produced in short amounts of time. He has exhibited in the United States, Europe, and notable cities worldwide. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
Yung Jake’s music video for “Both” recalls a night at the club through two interacting Snapchat stories. Each screen gives different perspectives as viewers follow Yung Jake through his night at the club. Viewers need to line up two phones to watch the video in full. The title “Both” refers to the fact that Jake wants to make both: art and hip hop. Jake, who got his BFA from CalArts, turned to the rap world due to frustrations with the art world’s inability to avoid talking about race. “Everytime I made a painting it was about being black all da sudden,” he explained to LA Weekly. “So I started making raps about pretty-hoe-bitches and suddenly blackness wasn’t an issue anymore.”
The video ‘KATSU Drone Drawing 2015 on Kendall Jenner’ documents the first to a large audience known drone graffito intervention in public space by the artist KATSU. Location: Kendall Jenner’s face, Calvin Klein Jeans billboard, East Houston St, NYC.2015. KATSU is an artist, vandal and hacker who works in Brooklyn, New York. He works with technology, vandalism, and includes commentary on commercialism, privacy and digital culture. As a result his work includes traditional graffiti, digital media and conceptual artwork.
California License Plate Text Editor
“The California state automobile license plate is arguably the sexiest form of unique alphanumerical government identification. I’ve created a simple text editor which places text typed via the user’s keyboard onto California state license plates, 7 characters at a time. …”Text editor” is probably too flattering a label for it, but it does have a blinking cursor and wraps words at the edge of the page. You can create sentences and paragraphs of license plates. The return key works, too.” Guthrie Lonergan’s work has been exhibited internationally, including the New Museum in New York and MOCA in Los Angeles and the first Internet Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. He is a co-founder of Nasty Nets Internet surfing club and is participating in the upcoming 2016 “Made In LA” biennial at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.
2012 – 2016
“Low Prim is a growing collection of low-resolution found images (real estate ads, product photography, webcams, Google similar images, etc) that I group together to create a sense of place.” Sara Ludy’s practice investigates the confluence of the physical and virtual. Her works include websites, animation, photography, sculpture, and audio-visual performance. Previous exhibitions of her work include among others the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago; Berkeley Art Museum, California; Honor Fraser, Los Angeles; bitforms gallery, New York; Postmasters Gallery.
Investments are hard; Stocks, Mutual funds, Index funds, Prospectus, Up, Down, Long, Short, Hedge, Execute, Sell, Arbitrage, Leverage, Convergence, Reinvestment risk, Prepayment, Straddle/strangle, HFTs, the Boston Shuffler, Dark Pools. Each financial system or trade follows a pattern, a preset selection of rules and options all adhering to and aiming for growth. These patterns can also become material for other more fluid automated investment advice as depicted in this piece. Jonas Lund is a Swedish contemporary media artist who creates paintings, sculpture, photography, websites and performances in which he incorporates data he extracts from studies of art world trends and behavior.
Things That Are The Internet in Apple Casual
“Things That Are The Internet in Apple Casuall’ is a j-query slide show of texts that people submitted to an email address regarding the question ‘What is the Internet?’ Michael Manning is a Los Angeles based artist who explores alternative approaches to producing and distributing traditional art objects using technology and social networking. Most recently he has had solo presentations at Retrospective Gallery, New York, American Contemporary, New York, Bill Brady KC @ NADA Miami 2013 and Smart Objects, Los Angeles.
American Reflexxx is a short film documenting a social experiment that took place in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Director Alli Coates captured performance artist Signe Pierce as she strutted down a busy oceanside street in stripper garb and a reflective mask. The pair agreed not to communicate until the experiment was completed, but never anticipated the horror that would unfold in under an hour. The result is a heart wrenching technicolor spectacle that raises questions about gender stereotypes, mob mentality, and violence in America. Directed by: Alli Coates. Signe Pierce (b.1988) is a photo, video, and performance artist uses who her body, her lens, and her surroundings to frame questions regarding the perception of actual reality within an increasingly digital society. She has notably exhibited and performed at the MoMA, the Metropolitan and the Palais De Tokyo among others. She is based between New York, Los Angeles, and the Internet.
Century reflects, deconstructs and offers dialog with elements of well known iconic paintings of the 20th century “There is no reason that those need to be actual paintings” Manual: The image changes each second. Click to pause the image. Click and drag to modify the image. Press the left and right arrow keys to change the composition. Press “F” to go full screen. Casey Reas writes software to explore conditional systems as art. Through defining emergent networks and layered instructions, he has defined a unique area of visual experience that builds upon concrete art, conceptual art, experimental animation, and drawing. While dynamic, generative software remains his core medium, work in variable media including prints, objects, installations, and performances materialize from his visual systems.
Computers are gay
“Been super busy moving out of LA and then in Puerto Rico (don’t ask- I don’t know why) I def won’t be able to swing making something for the speed show – which bums me out cuz I really wanted to. You can use the computers are gay thing if you’d like. But the way I see it – it’s an Aram Bartholl piece not a Borna Sammak piece ;-) Xoxo – we’ll get it right next time” (Borna) “Borna Sammak is a cutting edge contemporary artists I know but often struggles to deliver work on time. Therefore I show his strong quote above in lack of an actual piece.” (Aram)
Alexei Shulgin and Natalie Bookchin
Introduction to net.art
Alexei Shulgin & Natalie Bookchin’s “Introduction to net.art” serves as a self aware, tongue-in-cheek manifesto for the net.art scene of the 90’s. The central component of the work is its text – a simplified beginners guide to net.art, followed by DIY instructions on how one can become a net artist. Steps are listed such as “Preparing Your Environment”, followed by potential modes of working and genres one might adhere to for the production of successful net.art. Other sections include “What You Should Know”, “Critical Tips and Tricks for the Successful Modern net.artist”, and “Utopian Appendix (After net.art)”. In 1999 this text was exhibited engraved in stone. This piece effectively embodies the transgressive, and humorously self-aware style of the 90’s net.art scene. (Rhizome)
Best Flamewar Ever
A two channel 3D computer animation diptych recreating an online flame war about degrees of expertise around the computer fantasy game Everquest. The specific points of contention may appear recondite at first glance, but gradually the unfolding narrative acquires an unexpected pathos and reveals a glimpse into the shifting codes of masculinity. Eddo Stern works on the disputed borderlands between fantasy and reality, exploring the uneasy and otherwise unconscious connections between physical existence and electronic simulation. His work explores new modes of narrative and documentary, experimental computer game design, fantasies of technology and history, and cross-cultural representation in computer games, film, and online media.
Confidential Parent/Unborn Child Agreement
It is only natural that, without much reflection, humans continue to perform the functions which they were born to execute– producing new generations of children at a rate of 131.4 million births per year. But does anyone ever consider asking their children whether they want to be alive? Does anyone ever deliver a document stating terms and conditions, risks and benefits of being alive to their children? This Confidential Parent/Unborn Child Agreement will assure a fair disclosure of what is to be expected if one chooses to experience being alive. Born on a Kibbutz in Israel and immigrated to the US on her own when she was twenty-two, Merav Tzur received her MFA from UC Berkeley and BFA from California College of the Arts. Her work has been shown at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Kroswork Gallery, SOMArts Gallery, SFPAI, A Simple Collective, and Root Division and in Israel.
Current & upcoming shows / talks / workshops
Skulptur Projekte Münster
LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, Münster
19.3. – 22.5.2016
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taipeih
27.2. – 5.6.2016
Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
14.2. – 17.4.2016
Welcome Wutwut Werther
23.1. – 12.3.2016
Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam
at UCLA Design Media Arts
15.12.2015 – 15.1.2016
easy!upsteam gallery, Munich
5.12.2015 – 28.2.2016
Wie leben? Zukunftsbilder von Malewitsch bis Fujimoto
Wilhelmhack Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein
22.11.2015 – 20.3.2016
Vögel Kultur Zentrum, Pfäffikon, Schweiz
Penny Press The Internet
Aram Bartholl, 2015
Follow, Nov 2015
at FACT Liverpool
Get your souvenir of the Internet! A classic, hand-cranked penny press machine produces elongated coins in four different designs, each a stereotypical icon representing the Internet. At the cost of one British pound and some elbow grease, visitors are invited to destroy a penny and create, in a small ‘performance,’ the Internet as a souvenir token. The @ sign, the globe and the wifi symbol are reminiscent of an earlier Internet era. The Internet is not a place; it has now permeated every aspect of our lives. ‘Penny press the Internet’ historicises the Internet and at the same time questions its current status.
edition of 50, all four designs with keyring, numbered and signed, available at FACT
untitled-2 (plastic bag)
Aram Bartholl, 2015
size: 50 x 60 cm
group show at easy upstream gallery, Munich
opening December 14, 7 pm
Zukunftsbilder von Malewitsch bis Fujimoto
5. Dezember 2015 – 28. Februar 2016
Wilhelm-Hack-Museum Ludwigshafen am Rhein
People have been dealing with concepts and visions for shaping the world of tomorrow since time immemorial. How do we want to live? What kind of housing do we want to live in? How do we want to work? Our society is influenced by visions of the future, in particular those put forward by artists, architects, and scientists. And yet our present is always the future of yesterday, because many of these ideas remain visions, others have been brought to fruition. The exhibition How to Live? Visions of the Future Yesterday and Today at the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum presents designs for the future from the areas of art, architecture and design ranging from the Russian avant-garde to our current digital era, and plots a multifaceted history of the future.
participating artists: Otl Aicher, Josef Albers, Gerd Arntz, Aram Bartholl, Bernd und Hilla Becher, Max Bill, Martin Boyce, Marcel Breuer, Richard Buckminster-Fuller, Lee Bul, Ulrich Burandt, Vincent Callebout, Hussein Chalayan, Charlie Chaplin, Christo, Luigi Colani, Joe Colombo, Constant, Kate Cooper, COOP Himmelb(l)au, Le Corbusier, Karsten Crohn, CUCULA, Chris Cunningham, Björn Dahlem, Guy Debord, Theo van Doesburg, César Domela, Wolfgang Döring, Franz Dutler, Charles und Ray Eames, Hans-Georg Esch, Herbert Falk, Harun Farocki und Antje Ehmann, Luka Fineisen, Hermann Finsterlin, Christine Francis, Sou Fujimoto, Naum Gabo, Hans Rolf Garnich, Gebrüder Lumière, Frank Gehry, Sigfried Gideon, Christoph Girardet, Jean Gorin, Eileen Gray, Walter Gropius, Hans Gugelot, Andreas Gursky, Simon Gush, Haus-Rucker-Co, Pascal Häusermann, Robert Häusser, Paul Hildinger, Ryōji Ikeda, Arata Isozaki, Karl Hans Janke, Pierre Jeanneret, Walter Jonas, Hans von Klier, Frauke Koch-Weser, Rem Koolhaas, Paul Klee, Kisho Kurokawa, Hanns Lack, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Fritz Lang, Hans-Jörg Lannoch, Bart van der Leck, Van Bo Le-Mentzel, Ila Bêka und Louise Lemoine, Hans Lindinger, El Lissitzky, Adolf Luther, Heinz Mack, Kasimir Malewitsch, Enzo Mari, Mathieu Mercier, Marlies Matthis, Bernd Meurer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Ernst Möckl, Piet Mondrian, László Moholy-Nagy, Lucia Moholy-Nagy, Nicolas Moulin, Hans Nagel, Oskar Nerlinger, Constant Nieuwenhuys, Verner Panton, Charlotte Perriand, Giancarlo Piretti, Davide Quayola, Dieter Rams, Willi Ramstein, Heinz Rasch, Tobias Rehberger, Tejo Remy, Gerhard Richter, Gerrit Rietveld, Günter Ferdinand Ris, Alexander Rodtschenko, Hans Nick Roericht, Eric Rossicci, August Sander, Richard Sapper, Tomás Saraceno, Hans Scharoun, Antje Schiffers, Oskar Schlemmer, Klaus Schmitt, Jean-Louis Schoellkopf, Franz Wilhelm Seiwert, Herbert Selldorf, Dan Tobin Smith, Mart Stam, Anton Stankowski, Andrew Stanton, Philippe Starck, Markus Sternlieb, Robert Stieler, Jane Stockdale, Giotto Stoppino, Ian Steyaer, Jacques Tati, Bruno Taut, Terreform ONE, Augustin Tschinkel, Günther Uecker, Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart, Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Michael Wallraff, Bruno Weil , Len Wiseman, Michael Wolf, Peter Würmli, Erwin Wurm, Tokujin Yoshioka, Walter Zeischegg, Heimo Zobernig,
Artist profile, part of http://www.absolutart.com/de/
From 27th November – 6th December, AbsolutArt.com opens it’s doors to the public and welcomes you to the Absolut Art Apartment at Moritzplatz, where we will showcase our Berlin Edition featuring 40 of the most exciting artists from Germany’s capital!
Open Daily. Free Entry.
Over 50 artworks on display and for sale, 27th Nov – 6th Dec, 11am to 7pm
Atelier, Top Floor, Prinzenstrasse 84, 10969, Berlin
Absolut Art is on a mission to close the gap between artists creating and people collecting. We are an e-commerce entry-point to discover and collect contemporary art by promising and prominent artists from vibrant art scenes around the world, with 110 artists hailing from Los Angeles, Berlin, and Stockholm soon on offer.
When ever I see a product like this below I think WTF?!? I started this tumblr blog to collect these a while ago, feel free to submit!… –>> http://wtf3d.tumblr.com/
A blog about nonsense 3D marketing speak.
“Ultra 3D” products which have nothing to do with actual 3D (in terms of vision) and which are most of the times three dimensional anyway. But obviously they sell much better because they are 3D enhanced!! Totally unrelated…!! You are 3D too!!
POST HACK or How To Send A Letter For Free:
A letter is a message written with a pen on a piece of paper (dead tree) which gets delivered in its physical original form[!!] to the recipients physical home address (house in a city i.e.). Wow, pretty cool concept, no?
- Materials: Paper (blank paper is ususally almost impossible to find but if you’re lucky there might be some sheets left in a printer near by), Pen (just ask your friend or cubical neighbor for a pen to borrow. I recommend to keep it after writing the letter, you might need it again later…)
- Write a letter (ask your friend for a FB like or something…) and fold the paper to an envelope (see video)
- Adress!: Now the important part! On the envelope
swapp the names of sender and recipient!put the real recipient in the field of the sender and make up a non existing address for the official recipient field.
- NO STAMP!! Send it off and wait for the letter to ‘return’ to the ‘sender’.
How does it work? The postal service will try to deliver the letter to the recipients home. Due to wrong address it will fail and the letter will ‘go back’ to ‘the sender’ which is the real recipient. In my first try below I just swapped sender and receiver which led to a visit at the post office in Berlin where I had to reject my own letter to make it ‘go back’ to ‘the sender’ in Berlin.
Since I put my real address as recipient the Deutsche Post did send me a note (another piece of paper!) to my Berlin address to let me know they have a letter for me. They also announced it’s gonna cost extra money because the sender was so stupid to put no stamp.
So I went to the Post office on Torstrasse in Berlin and told the clerk that I don t know the sender and that I m not gonna pay 62 cents + 51 cents fine for this strange piece of paper. No problem she said and filed it away…
Finally!! Yesterday on Sunday (prolly on Saturday, five days later) the letter arrived at Constants place in Berlin. Thanks for the tweet! :) https://twitter.com/constantdull/status/657978567381397504 Love it! What a beautiful envelope with all these extra notes and stamps on it.
Clear text passwords leaked from Yahoo in 2012 projected in public space at the national library Montreal, October 2015.
Aram Bartholl 2015
Pictures and video, Nelly-Eve Rajotte, THX!!
Programming Sebastian Schmieg, THX!
Save the data!
27.09. – 22.11.15
Von Kunst und datenträgern
Kunstpalais Erlangen · www.kunstpalais.de
In Erlangen, der Stadt, in der mit Entwicklung des mp3-Formats die Digitalisierung einen ganz bedeutenden Entwicklungsschritt getan hat, fokussiert mit der Gruppenschau „Save the Data!“ erstmals eine Ausstellung das Zusammenspiel von bildender Kunst und verschiedenen Speichermedien.
Auf welche Weise werden die technischen Speichermedien – aktuelle und überholte – für den künstlerischen Ausdruck genutzt, und wie werden deren unterschiedliche Bedeutungsebenen miteinander verwoben? Welchen Einfluss hat die Digitalisierung auf die Bildgenerierung in den Medien Fotografie, Film und Skulptur? Inwieweit wird der Bedeutungswandel, den die Speichermedien von analog bis digital in den letzten Jahren und Jahrzehnten erfahren haben, durch den künstlerischen Umgang mit ihnen hinterfragt?
Schallplatten, Compact Discs und CD-ROMs, vor allem aber Musikkassetten, Disketten und VHS-Tapes verschwinden einerseits zunehmend aus dem täglichen Gebrauch –andererseits taucht solcherlei Hardware in den letzten Jahren vermehrt in Museen und Galerien auf. Als künstlerischer Werkstoff sind sie für viele Künstler zunehmend von Interesse, und auch der Betrachter freut sich über die Wiederbegegnung mit solchem zum Teil allzu vertrauten Material. Der einst gefürchtete Bandsalat, das Rattern des Filmprojektors, die Mixkassette für die Liebste oder das Bild von Regalen voller Videokassetten gehören im täglichen Leben zwar meist der Vergangenheit an, doch die damit verbundenen Gefühle zwischen Nostalgie und Zukunftseuphorie kommen umso stärker zum Tragen und werden von den Künstlern ganz gezielt eingesetzt. Der Aspekt des verborgenen Gehalts, den die gespeicherten, aber dennoch unsichtbaren Daten den Werken hinzufügen, spielt hierbei für viele eine weitere große Rolle.
Zum anderen entstehen mit Elementen des ganz zeitgenössischen Umgangs mit Dateien und Speicherstrukturen auch neue ästhetische Prototypen: so beispielsweise das Fenster im Internetbrowser oder das Raster des Bildbearbeitungsprogramms. Auch diese haben seit einiger Zeit in der künstlerischen Produktion ihren festen Platz. Vergangenheit und Zukunft werden auf diese Weise in der Schau „Save the Data!“ dicht verwoben – spannend, sinnlich wie intellektuell ansprechend und nicht zuletzt durchaus humorvoll.
with: Timo Arnall (GB), Aram Bartholl (DE), Viktoria Binschtok (RU), Gregor Hildebrandt (DE), Ronnie Yarisal und Katja Kublitz (CH und DK), Via Lewandowsky (DE), Joep van Liefland (NL), Florian Meisenberg (DE), Yuri Pattison (IE), Gebhard Sengmüller (AT)
Full project page here!! –> http://www.datenform.de/keepalive-eng.html
Aram Bartholl 2015
permanent outdoor installation
material: rock, steel, router, usb-key, thermoelectric generator, fire, software, PDF database
size: 100 x 110 x 90 cm
at Landart Kunstverein Springhornhof Neuenkirchen, Niedersachsen, Germany
commissioned by Center for Digital Cultures, Leuphana University Lüneburg
curated by Andreas Broeckmann, Leuphana Arts Program
inauguration: Sunday, August 30, 2015, 11:00 am at Springhornhof
The boulder from the region Neuenkirchen, Niedersachsen contains a thermoelectric generator which converts heat directly into electricity. Visitors are invited to make a fire next to the boulder to power up the wifi router in the stone which then reveals a large collection of PDF survival guides. The piratebox.cc inspired router which is NOT connected to the Internet offers the users to download the guides and upload any content they like to the stone database . As long as the fire produces enough heat the router will stay switched on. The title Keepalive refers to a technical network condition where two network endpoints send each other ‘empty’ keepalive messages to maintain the connection. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keepalive To visit the piece please arrange an appointment with Springhornhof.de.
The project “Keepalive” by Aram Bartholl was realised in the context of the research project “Art and Civic Media”, as part of the Innovation Incubator Lüneburg, a large EU project funded by the European Fund for Regional Development and the Germna State of Lower Saxony.
Official Invitation (german)
You are warmly invited to the Keepalive opening on Sunday, 30th of August 2015
11.00 a.m. Meeting point at Kunstverein Springhornhof
Leave for Hartböhn by car (approx. 10 min) or by bicycle (approx. 20 min, rental bikes are available)
Greeting: Prof. Dr. Martin Warnke (Chair of Art Association)
In discussion: Andreas Broeckmann (Leuphana Arts Program) & Aram Bartholl
Food, drinks and data sharing at the campfire
“Keepalive” by Aram Bartholl (*1972 in Bremen) looks just like a normal rock from the outside. There is no sign that the stone, which lies inconspicuously in Lüneburger Heide on the edge of idyllic Hartböhn, contains hundreds of digital books. An internal thermoelectric generator and WiFi router must be activated by a lighting a fire under the rock before an electronic survival guide library can be accessed. Data and text can also be added by smartphone or laptop.
Media artist Aram Bartholl works with paths of knowledge and information communication that work against the developments of the digital age and question our handling of data. In this and other projects, he undermines power structures and control mechanisms in the use of internet services and data transmission, mostly through the introduction of a random, uncontrollable element.
In “Keepalive” the stone itself becomes the data medium. In a very archaic, but at the same time clandestine manner, information can be exchanged only locally — in contrast to networked servers, services and clouds worldwide, this rock is not connected to the internet. You have to get close to nature in the countryside, find the stone and make a fire to activate the data source. Anyone can do it once they have found out the exact location of the stone from either the nearby Kunstverein Springhornhof or another source.
Following the advice in the survival guides prepares you — this is the promise at least — for solo survival in the chaotic world of computer programming as much as for solo survival in the wilderness. “Keepalive” examines what “survival” really means and sounds out our true needs. The work resists the centralising forces of the Internet, raises questions about the democracy of knowledge management and ignites an autonomy backlash.” (Jennifer Bork)
The “Keepalive” project by Aram Bartholl was created in conjunction with the research project “Art and Civic Media” as part of Innovations-Inkubators Lüneburg, a major EU project supported by the European Regional Development Fund and the State of Lower Saxony.
ALUHUT WORKSHOP (tin foil hat workshop)
at Chaos Communication Camp 2015 http://events.ccc.de/camp/2015/wiki/Main_Page
Make your own aluminum hat (much better than tin foil!!) to protect yourself from any waves and all surveillance!! It is very very safe! :)) Just drop by!
DAY 2, Friday 14.8.2015, 14:00 – 18:00 h
C-base village, next to BER.