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: December 2008

Artzilla @25C3

December 29, 2008


During the lightening talks today at 25c3 Tobi-X presented his Artzilla platform and I brievly introduced our (+Evans) ChinaChannel addon. 10 talks of 4:30 min is a very effecient format for presentations.

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25C3 “nothing to hide”

December 27, 2008


For all who are not at the congress anyway. The Chaos Communication Congress (the 25th year!) organised by the CCC is an excellent 4 day conference on technology and society with an focus on privacy, open software and free technology. Check out the four day program and and tune in one of the 3 live video streams!

Interface Studies III

December 20, 2008


Another VERY SAFE ATM fraud projection system I recently discovered in the Netherlands. A sticker shows how the original card slot looks like. Wow that’s such a great idea. 😉 The user would recognize a difference between the original and manipulated slot. And there is absolutely no way to get around this protection system because nobody would ever come up with the idea to change the sticker too …. omg

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To Go

December 20, 2008


(Probably I’ve seen to many airports this year …. found on Ackerstr, Berlin)

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Smile

December 20, 2008


(Found on Ackerstr. , Berlin)

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Tourist Trap

December 12, 2008


A trap for wall memorial tourists and a lot of other beautiful pieces by Ivan Argote on www.ivanargote.com

Opening tonight!

“Valeur Ajoutée”
Pauline Bastard (F)
Ivan Argote (COL)

at Hamish Morrison gallery

OPENING: FRIDAY, 12th DECEMBER, 6 PM
12th DEC. 2008 – 21st FEB. 2009

Haiku

December 11, 2008


(Hmm …. found in Berlin, Mitte)

DADAMACHINIMA

December 10, 2008


My last trip this year! (But not my last talk 😉
See you in Amsterdam.
(Ludic Society)
DADAMACHINIMA
avant-garde videogame modification
Exhibition 19 dec 2008 – 1 march 2009
Opening do. 18 dec 20.00 en afterparty with:
Electrolust, Krach Bar, Poppekastkrakers and Pornologic
at PLANETART Medialab Artspace
Wibautstraat 150 Amsterdam,NL
DADAMACHINIMA explores tactics of emergent gameplay, disrupted modes of interactivity,
and brute-force hacks of contemporary (video)game interfaces and environments.
Joan Leandre – *In the Name of Kernel!…* – Song of the Iron Bird
Marc van Elburg – |pongmachine|
Julian Oliver – Trapped Rocket
Gordan Savicic – Insert Coin / Chakramat
Ludic Society – Objets Celibataires / New Bachelor Machines (Selection)
Gottfried Haider – Hidden in Plain Sight
JODI – Composite Club 2.0++
Walter Langelaar – nOtbOt
Aram Bartholl – First Person Shooter
Paul B. Davis – Five In One: Fantasy Cutscenes #2
Friedrich Kirschner – guest curator/director Machinima FilmFest

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DIGITAL PORTRAITS

December 10, 2008


I love this one! Linda was part of the Second City workshop space at Ars Electronica 2008 with the project Export to World (together with Sascha). I like this fashion/3D papercraft fusion development a lot. Nice one Linda!
Digital t-shirt project by MASHALLAH.DESIGN and LINDA KOSTOWSKI.

A MAZE.

December 10, 2008


See you tonight at A MAZE!
A MAZE.JUMP ‘N RUN 03 –
WED. 10.12.2008 –
KIM A MAZE.
Brunnenstr.10, Berlin

A MAZE. … celebrating the convergence of computer games and art
A MAZE. is an exhibition and a conference on the subject of the convergence of computer games and art. It creates potential behind the ambivalent medium. Computer games is the basis of reflection, construction and discussion of new interactive content. A MAZE. offers a platform for interdisciplinary exchange and
encourages the creative and active shaping of the medium beyond established games concepts.