Current Events

The Glass Room

18. January – 26. November 2022
Group Show, MOD, Adelaide

The Glass Room MOD
The Glass Room is a public intervention that aims to educate about technology. With a sleek tech shop vibe, visitors can freely and critically discuss their relationships with data privacy.

Having toured Europe and the US, it will be visiting Australia for the first time in 2022.

From the tech boom to tech backlash, our understanding of the digital has become both deeply personal and deeply political. Our desire for convenience has given way to questions about the trade-offs for how much we can control our data and our understanding about how it is used.

The Glass Room is a place to explore these ideas. The objects here bring to life the hidden aspects of everyday technologies and examine how they are changing the way we live. The objects in The Glass Room provide unconventional and unexpected ways of seeing your relationship with your data.

As technology becomes embedded in every part of our lives, The Glass Room helps you look deeper into the digital: Does your personal data say everything about you, or is it an imperfect portrait? Do more tools, apps, and information make us better and more efficient, or are we giving away more than we want in return? What goes on behind the screens and inside the black boxes of the devices we interact with everyday? If we knew, would we still sign in or click ‘I agree’? How much trust do users invest in big tech companies, and what can be done if that trust is broken? If you want to learn more, you can visit our Data Detox Bar to pick up our Data Detox Kit, which offers you simple tips to enhance your digital privacy, security, and wellbeing.

Featured Artists:

Dries Depoorter, Aram Bartholl, Kiki Mager, Bengt Sjölén, Danja Vasiliev, Sebastian Schmieg, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Tega Brain / Sam Lavigne, Kyriaki Goni, La Loma, and Tactical Tech

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Upcoming Events

On Equal Terms

15. – 25. September 2022
Group Show, Uferhallen, Berlin

From September 15 to 25, the Uferhallen will present the group exhibition On Equal Terms.

A large majority of Berlin-based artists are trying to resist the eco‐ nomic displacement of spaces for artistic experimentation. However, their language is sometimes forced to conform to a similar logic, as workplaces and artistic networks are labelled as “creative hubs” and “cultural capital.” In the struggle against the gentrification of spaces for living and working, these same spaces necessarily become subject to the cultural economy’s valorization process. What is the price to pay for entering the political bidding war for space? What is the relationship between cultural and monetary capital? Are both sides of the conversation on equal terms?

The group show examines, among other things, how art deals with mechanisms of the partly voluntary, partly forced commodification of cultural and artistic values. The exhibition will showcase works by approximately 25 artists from Uferhallen

Recent Events

DFG-Schwerpunktprogramms „Das digitale Bild”

7. – 9. July 2022
Talk, Online, Munich, Marburg

Metapolitisches Hüpfen

10. June 2022
Performance, Grosse Bergstrasse / Goetheplatz, Hamburg

Symposium und antifaschistische Hüpfburg
Große Bergstraße/ Goetheplatz, Hamburg
13:00-19:00 Uhr

Mohamed Amjahid (Vortrag & Diskussion)
Wie aus der Parallelgesellschaft herausspringen?
Über homogen weisse Räume in der Stadt

Aram Bartholl (Performance & Gespräch)
Greetings from Hamburg!
Wie umgehen mit geschichtsrevisionistischer Architektur?

Eduard Freudmann (Vortrag)
Kontextualisierung, Umgestaltung, Weggestaltung
Künstlerische und aktivistische Auseinandersetzungen mit geschichtspolitischen Manifestationen im öffentlichen Raum

Cornelia Siebeck (Thesen & gemeinsames Nachdenken)
Was wir „vergessen“ haben, oder:
Für eine Erinnerungsarbeit ohne Selbstvergewisserung

Nora Sternfeld (Vortrag)
Errungene Erinnerungen
Kontaktzonen umkämpfter und geteilter Geschichte

Gegenwärtig sind wir mit einer rechten Metapolitik konfrontiert, die mit kulturellen Setzungen versucht zivilgesellschaftliche Überzeugungen und kulturelle Diskurse jenseits von Parlamenten nach eigenen Vorstellungen zu verändern. Während das Konzept der Metapolitik eigentlich für den Aufbau einer demokratischen Zivilgesellschaft gedacht war, zielt die Neue Rechte darauf ab, gesellschaftliche Komplexität auf essentialistische Vorstellungen von Kultur, Nation und Volk zu reduzieren. Mit Rekonstruktionen historischer Architektur, ideologischer Inanspruchnahme von Orten, aber auch Angriffen auf Parlamente versucht sie abgeschlossene Identitäten zu konstruieren. Im Ringen um die kulturelle Hegemonie entwendet die Neue Rechte auch den Künsten ihre Strategien, mit denen zuvor noch für eine offene und vielfältige Gesellschaft eingetreten wurde. Sie richtet die performativen Methoden nun gegen die vielfältige Kultur selbst. Dafür dreht sie das kritische Potential der Künste in eine affirmative Symbolhaftigkeit um und verwendet das progressive Moment der Künste für ihre regressiven Ideen.

Obwohl die permanente Gefahr besteht, die entwickelten künstlerischen Praxen in den Händen von Personen mit autoritären und völkischen Vorstellungen wiederzufinden, besteht nach wie vor die Notwendigkeit mit Kunst Ideen davon zu entwickeln, wie wir als Gesellschaft gerne zusammenleben wollen. Metapolitisches Hüpfen bietet den Anlass, rechte Metapolitik zu diskutieren und schafft zugleich den Raum, um Gegenstrategien zu entwickeln. Um die Frage nach dem Umgang mit symbolischen Räumen so zuzuspitzen, dass sie sichtbar und diskutierbar wird, wird das Hambacher Schloss als Symbol für Demokratie aber auch nationalistische Vereinnahmung in eine antifaschistische Hüpfburg transformiert. Die Architektur wird zur Infrastruktur für ein eintägiges Symposium im öffentlichen Raum, das Widersprüchlichkeit zulässt und auf dem nicht nur theoretisch, sondern auch praktisch und performativ Strategien gegen rechte Metapolitik entwickelt, erprobt und debattiert werden.

Mit: Mohamed Amjahid, Aram Bartholl, Eduard Freudmann, Cornelia Siebeck und Nora Sternfeld
Konzeption: Frieder Bohaumilitzky
Grafikdesign Flyer & Plakat: Torben Körschkes

www.metapolitisches-huepfen.de

DeadDrops in H4v4n4

23. – 31. May 2022
Group Show, El Paquete Semanal, Havana

DeadDrops in H4v4n4 and !!!Sección ARTE [No. 37], Paquete Semanal, collaboration with Nestor Siré [May, 2022] Cuba.

Video des Monats

1. – 31. May 2022
Solo Show, HMKV, Dortmund

In the series HMKV Video of the Month, HMKV presents in monthly rotation current video works by international artists – selected by Inke Arns”

“TOP25”, 2018, video, 5:44 min

TOP25 is a series of short 3D animation sequences featuring the 25 most used passwords in the world. Standard, easy-to-guess passwords like ‘123456’ or ‘admin’—frequently the default preset passwords for routers and other devices in the past—still pose a significant security threat to computer systems in general. This collection of well-known passwords is presented in a style of 3D animation often used for YouTube intros. It is very common practice among YouTubers to use short and very to-the-point 3D animations of their logo and name to introduce their channels, and a whole scene of young YouTubers exchange and share the 3D source files (Blender 3D) online to help new channel producers generate their own intros. Though the animations are remixed and altered, the general aesthetics follow a very clear visual concept. All sequences in this video are original designs and arrangements by different creators; the text has been altered to match the top 25 passwords.

 

Blog Archive for Month: August 2007

Second Life documentation screening

August 29, 2007


Susanne Jäger und Joachim Stein show the documentary film:

“MEIN WUNDERBARES ICH – Der andere Alltag in Second Life”/
“Wonderfull Myself – different everyday life in Second Life”

produced for WDR.

August 29, 10:30 pm
Doors open at 9:30 pm
at
GALERIE 35
Simon-Dach-Str. 35
10245 Berlin

The film will be aired on WDR at the same time and we are planing to have a premiere in Second Life simultanously at NewBerlin.

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Second Life related lecture program during Ars Electronica 07

August 28, 2007

Beside the hundreds of panels and lectures during Ars Electronica here all Second Life related talks:
Main Panel Sa. 7 pm at Kunstuniversität Linz / K2 (Audimax)
Everything you ever wanted to know about Second Life
about the impact of Second Life onto future developments of digital communities.
Paricipants:
Robin Harper (Vice-president of Lindenlab, Community Development, US),
Aram Bartoll (Artist, DE),
Drew Harry (Sociable Media Group, MIT Medialab, US),
Andreas Lange (Scientist, DE)
Eva & Franco Mattes (Artist, IT/US) a.k.a. 0100101110101101.ORG
Talks and guided tours in Second Life
at Second City Shop Marienstrasse 4:
Do. 6.9.07 – Architecture
2 pm “New Berlin” Jan Northoff & Tobias Neiseke”
4 pm Production of Architecture” Tor Lindstrand
Fr. 7.9.07 – Metaverse
2 pm “History of Metaverse” Andreas Lange
4 pm “World of Warcraft” Joichi Ito
Sa. 8.9.07 – Art
5 pm “Synthetic performances” Eva & Franco Mattes a.k.a. 0100101110101101.ORG
Su. 9.9.07 – Business
2 pm “Marketing in Second Life: A Sightseeing Tour” Peter Harlander
Mo. 10.9.07 – Culture
2 pm “Nekos, Furrys and more” Jürgen Höbarth
4 pm Orkan Telhan, Dietmar Offenhuber
Panel discussion at Mobiles Ö1 Atelier / Hauptplatz

Fr 7.9. 6 pm
“Public Space – Virtual Space”, How does digital media / virtual worlds affect public city space and architecture?
Mirjam Struppek (Urban Media Researcher, DE)
Tor Lindstrand (Production of Architecture, SE)
Jan Northoff (Co-founder of NewBerlin in Second Life, DE)
Aram Bartholl (Artist, DE)
su 9.9 15 pm
“Second Life as a Mirror of Society” What can we learn from social phenonemon in Metaverses for Society in Real Life?
Daphne Dragona (Independent New Media Arts Curator, GR)
UlrichGötz (Game Design Zurich University of Arts, DE)
Stephan Dösinger (Concept Architect, DE)
Aram Bartholl (Artist, DE)

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Roter Krebs

August 24, 2007


Looking forward to see you at Roter Krebs during Ars. The most important place during the festival 😉

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“Tree” test print

August 24, 2007


Tree” test print just came in, nice!

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“von Heiner bis Müller” – Drawer Art

August 23, 2007


Jana Linke & Juliane Zelwies from K1-Labor did send me a call for a drawer art exhibition. Artists are invited to apply to fill his or her own drawer at the opening 28.September (- 7.Oktober 2007). nice idea.

hmm… i got some First Person Shooter cards left over somewhere …

call

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Monotheism

August 22, 2007


This is my new monotheistic note book sticker which doesn’t accept any other stickers next to it. 😉

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“Tree” at Ars Electronica

August 21, 2007


I posted already serveral times about the Tree project. Finally this project will be produced by Ars Electronica 07 for 2nd City Marienstrasse. And it’s going to be not just one Second Life tree but a small forest 🙂 , 4-5 trees (less than in the image) will rezz on a empty space in Marienstrasse.

Recall

August 21, 2007


Why would you call a company which destroys data “recall”?

Second Life Default Crate

August 21, 2007


I am finally back from vacation and offline time and now fully dedicated to preparation and production of all my projects, workshops and stuff at 2nd city Marienstrasse Ars Electronica 07. Ars Electronica team here in Linz is working under full steam to get everything done till the festival starts 5.9.-11.9. 2007.

First samples and objects from the all over design I did for Marienstrasse are already done. On the left you see a 50x50x50 cm default Second Life crate. In total there will be at around 25 plain and also printed cubes scattered over Marienstrasse. I love the default wood version! You find these standard cubes in Second Life everywhere.

I’ll keep you posted about progress of production of Ars Electronica 2007. It’s going to be big and fun!

Street Pixels

August 6, 2007


My office colleagues Holger and Tobias are testing manual pixel-action.

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