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: November 2007

Pic of the day: Ghostbuster

November 29, 2007


How about a public space concert composed for 8 musicians playing this wonderfull instrument?

(This guy in front of my window really gave me a hard time today.)

Blib festival

November 27, 2007


I would love to go to the blib festival NYC next weekend. I just love 8-bit sound, e.g. bitshifter . Probably I did spend to much time on my C64 back in the days.
🙂

I still have to improve on my recently bought nanoloop sequencer for gameboy classic. First audio sequencing software I ever used.
Pump up the volume!

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Parcel art!

November 27, 2007


Call for participation. Nice concept!

This part I like best 🙂

“We would like to point out, that all pieces of work will be displayed in the exhibition in the »Bishkek Art Center« (possibly in the Bishkek Museum of Fine Arts). The exhibition will be opened on 29 March 2008. All parcels or letters, including contents, as installation or object, will be displayed according to the instructions of the artists. …”
www.paeckchen.org

via Marikke , thx!

Skulpturenpark Berlin

November 26, 2007


Skulpturenpark Berlin do have interesting public space exhibitions (and also made my Sanbox Berlin project possible, thx!)

“LANDSCAPES OF DESIRE” CONTEMPORARY ART STRATEGIES IN THE URBAN CONTEXT.

NOVEMBER 2007 – Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum

Wednesday 28th of November 7:30 pm

The Lecture will take place in the atelier and exhibition space of the artists
Neue Grünstrasse 20 Berlin-Mitte
Subway Stop U2 Spittelmarkt.

Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum is a project by five artists who founded KUNSTrePUBLIK e.V. Matthias Einhoff, Philip Horst, Markus Lohmann, Harry Sachs and Daniel Seiple. Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum is located on an urban wasteland which was formerly the “Mauerstreifen,” the military zone within the Berlin Wall. It remains vacant to this day. With approximately 5 hectares of open lots, it offers a vast space and unique history to host various socio-cultural activities. Modecentrum, a former fashion center, sits on the southwest boundary of this area. On the third floor, KUNSTrePUBLIK e.V. has rented an 800 square meter hall with windows which face this vacant land. Rather than encouraging “plop art” or following the tradition of many open-air museums, Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum is interested in sculpture as a process that has the potential to reveal and critique the social, historical, and structural contexts provided by the site. It is not interested in placing objects into an already cultivated urban or park landscape.
http://www.skulpturenpark.org

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move.it!! beta – Bremen, 20.10.2007

November 26, 2007


BNC in Bremen has organised a city tour questioning role of city planning an PR. And they laser tagged 🙂

“move.it!!
An einem Abend im Oktober zieht move.it!! nach Anbruch der Dunkelheit an verschiedene Plätze der Stadt. Alle diese Orte prägen das Leben in der Stadt. Mit Projektionen, Geschichten, Licht- oder Toninstallationen etc. interpretiert und verändert move.it!! die ursprünglichen Funktionen und Bedeutungen dieser Koordinaten städtischen Lebens temporär…..”

link

pics on flickr

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Urban hacking

November 21, 2007

Nice urban intervention by Mexican artist ,Gilberto Esparza. Urban Parasites
via Jonah www.coin-operated.com

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Lindenstrasse

November 20, 2007


I am not the typical gallery visitor but on friday I went so see the opening of a group exhibition at gallery Gregor Podnar at a brand new ‘gallery-mall’ Lindenstrasse 35, Berlin Mitte. Why don’t they have a big checkout counter downstairs in the lobby? 😉

I love Ariel’s very nice understatement like untitled airplane (in the clouds?).

Some more pics on flickr.

“re:place” conference and “9 evenings” exhibition at tesla

November 20, 2007


I went to re:place media art history conference last week, listening to some panels and talks. I did like the poster presentations, in Pechakucha style ( 10 presenters in 1 h) a lot. A 2,5 h panel with 4 panelists is sometimes quite long. But over all I got some interesting insights in media art history.
On Saturday I met Eva de Groote from Vooruit.be at Tesla to take a look at the “9 Evenings Reconsidered: Art, Theatre, and Engineering, 1966” exhibition, originaly shown at MIT.
It was great fun to see today, in the era of the end of media art, the very beginning, the original equipment and beautiful movie documentations of 1966.

“9 evenings reconsidered: art, theatre, and engineering, 1966” at Tesla
opening hours:
10.11 through 02.12.2007
tues through sun, 6 pm – 10 pm

More pics of re:place conference and 9evenings exhibit on flickr.

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International Festival: “On the Town” screening

November 16, 2007


I would love to see that movie screening tomorrow, but I couldn’t get a cheap flight to NYC any more 😉
I met Tor Lindstrand at Ars07, we had an interesting panel discussion on PublicSpace-DigitalSpace relation together with Stefan Dösinger and Mirjam Struppek.
I like the work of International Festival, the mixture of theater, performance and any kind of space a lot.

Screening at
Storefront for Art and Architecture
17.10. 2-4 PM

Find more details on the flyer.

As part of PERFORMA07, New York’s second biennial of new visual art performance, International Festival takes on the monumental task of re-shooting the entirety of On The Town (98 minutes), Stanley Donen’s seminal 1949 dance film featuring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, and others, in order to produce an inter-textual fiction engaging with the spatial and social geographies of New York City.

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Exhibition “Like to Like”

November 15, 2007


Ariel Schlesinger invites everybody to join the opening of the group exhibition “like to like” he is part of.

Opening Friday. 16 November 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Galerija Gregor Podnar
Lindenstr. 35 | 10969 Berlin