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: February 2011

Calendar Update

February 24, 2011

Current & upcoming shows / talks / workshops
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4.7. -18.9.2011
From here on
Les Rencontres d’Arles 2011, Photo Festival, Arles, France
curated by Clement Cheroux, Joan Fontcuberta, Erik Kessels, Martin Parr & Joachim Schmid
with: Roy Arden, Aram Bartholl, Penelope Umbrico, Doug Rickard, Thomas Mailaender, Mishka Henner, Willem Popelier, Frank Schallmaier, Andreas Schmidt, Jens Sundheim, Jon Rafman, Hermann Zschiegner … among others
9.-18.6.2011
Portraits
OFFF festival & Sonar festival, Barcelona, Spain
curated by Hector Ayuso
with: Random International, Marnix de Nijs, Daito Manabe, Rafael Lozano Hemmer, Aram Bartholl, Daniel Rozin, among others …
6.-10.6.2011
New Media Pathway
Merzakademie, Stuttgart, Germany
Wahlwoche guest teaching
25.5.2011
Digital Folklore
Conference cycle at Gaite Lyrique, Paris, France
curated by Marie Lechner
with: Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied, JODI, Aram Bartholl
13.05 – 28.09.2011
Gate(way)s
Kumu, Tallin, Estonia
curated by Sabine Himmelsbach
with: Aram Bartholl, Clara Boj & Diego Diaz, Boredom Research, Petko Dourmana, Escoitar, Mindaugas Gapsevicius, Kirsten Geisler, Ingo Günther, Hanna Haaslathi, Katarzyna Krakowiak, Christina Kubisch, Andrea Kuluncic, Marc Lee, Les Lien Invisibles, Tapio Mäkelä, Jenny Marketou, Eva & Franco Mattes, Tanja Ostojic, Julius Popp, RIXC, Saso Sedlacek, Zoltan Szegedy-Maszak / Marton Fernezelyi, Thomson & Craighead, Timo Toots, Anna Trapenciere, You Must Relax
12.5.2011
Stilvorlagen #6
HAW design department, Hamburg, Germany
Lecture cycle
27.-30.4.2011
Transit///Stasis
SFAI’s Thesis 2 Collaborative project, San Francisco, USA
with: Aram Bartholl, Christen Sperry-Garcia, Julie Cloutier, Nick Bastis, and Resonant City.
21.-24.4.2011
Electron Fesival
Festival des cultures electroniques de geneve, Geneva, Switzerland
curated by: Raffael Doerig
with: !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Aram Bartholl, René Bauermeister, Christian Croft & Andrew Schneider, Joseph Delappe, F.A.T. Lab, Shiho Fukuhara & Georg Tremmel, Andy Guhl & Norbert Moeslang, Florian Kaufmann & Michael Egger, Leopold Kessler, Christin Lahr, Eva & Franco Mattes, Manu Luksch, Nikolas Neecke, Ubermorgen, Julius von Bismarck
7.-9.4.2011
Share Conference
State of Exit Foundation, Belgrade, Serbia
with: Data Mining – Google – Rafe Kaplan, Political Party – Pirate Party – Amelia Andersdotter, Crisis Mapping – Crisis Mappers – Patrick Meier, Generative Art – V2 – Joost Rekveld, Digital Rights – Electronic Frontiers Foundation – Katitza Rodriguez, Mapping – Ushahidi – Jaroslav Valuch, Mobile Activisam – Mobileactive.org – KatrinVerclas, Blogging Disidents – Global Voices – Sami Ben Gharbia, Dead Drops – Aram Bartholl, Copyright – Electronic Frontiers Foundation – Kurt Opsahl, Civic media – MIT Media Lab – Chris Csikszentmihályi, Art and Data – MakroLab – Marko Peljhan, Flash Mobs – Improv Everywhere – Brian Fountain and Robyn Sklarenm, Future / SF / DIY – Wired Blog – Bruce Sterling, Flattr – Peter Sunde, Community – 4Chan Moot, Blogging – Yahoo News – Andrew Golis, Polical Tribes – Sam Graham-Felsen, Community – Couchsurfing, Mobile Community – FourSquare, Crowdfunding – Kickstarter, DIY Books Digitising – Marin Seric
14.-15..3.2011
CrossLab
Willem de Kooning Akademie, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Presentation and workshop.
with: Melanie Rieback PhD,Jon Stam, Aram Bartholl, Danja Vasiliev & Julian Oliver, Aart Muis/Rob Donkers, Rob van Kranenburg
9.3. – 12.9.2011
Identités précaires
Jeu de Paume, Virtual Space, Paris, France
curated by Cristophe Bruno
with: Les Liens Invisibles, Eva and Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.org, the Yes Men, Heath Bunting, Cornelia Sollfrank, LAN, Michael Mandiberg, Fanette Muxart et Clode Coulpier, Julien Levesque, Mouchette, Luther Blisset, among others
26. – 28.2.2011
Phaenomenale
Satellite event, Edith Russ Haus, Oldenburg, Germany
“Friends” workshop, Aram Bartholl
4.2. – 15.3.2011
Alternative Controllers
Devotion Gallery, New York, USA
curated by Walter Langelaar, Babycastles Resident
with: Aram Bartholl, JODI, Julian Oliver, Kaho Abe ….among other
26.01 – 24.4.2011
The Uncommon Portrait
Portsmouth Museum of Art, Portsmouth, USA
curated by Stephanie C. Holt
with: Do Ho Suh, Martin Schoeller, R. Luke Dubois, Daniel Rozin, Jun-Jun Sta. Ana, Laylah Ali, Aram Bartholl, Noah Kalina, Michael Ferris Jr., WK Interact, and Evan Roth … among others
Fall 2010 / Spring 2011
Artist in residence at
EYEBEAM art & technology center, New York, USA
current residents:Aram Bartholl, Stefani Bardin, Tahir Hemphill,Ted Southern; current fellows: Aaron Meyers, Brooke Singer, Jacob Ciocci, Jon Cohrs, Kaho Abe

Past events & shows….

OPEN INTERNET

February 23, 2011

OPEN INTERNET from Aram Bartholl on Vimeo.

OPEN INTERNET
public intervention
video: 4:06 min
Aram Bartholl
2011
I ve been looking at these cheaply produced, super low resolution LED signs (the IRL animated gif 😉 for a while already.  End of last year I filmed this meaningfull pair in a kiosk window in Berlin and fell in love with them.  First I used the picture for the SPEED SHOW 5 title in Paris but I had to take it a bit further. 🙂 You find LED signs in any shopping window especially in EU these days. There are also many OPEN signs in US but hardly any INTERNET signs. I had to change that! 🙂
The OPEN INTERNET intervention was produced during my residency stay at EYEBEAM.

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AIR

February 18, 2011


JODI killed it at Foxy Productions last week!
http://blogs.artinfo.com/imageconscious/2011/02/16/jodis-blow-out-performance-at-foxy-production/

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Open Source Exhibitions

February 16, 2011

“Mostre open source” article by Domenico Quaranta, on the SPEED SHOW series and Rafael Rozendaals BYOB (Bring your own beamer 🙂 shows in Flash Art Italy, Issue 290, February 2011, p. 32. – Read the article on Domenicos blog (italian)

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Hang 'Em High

February 16, 2011

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by zweintopf
Graz Marienplatz 1, 2009
Kran, Kranführer, LED Lichtschläuche, Steuerung, Benzinaggregat
all pictures by Marcus Auer


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February 15, 2011


(found at Gerichtstr. Berlin)

DIY bicycle path

February 15, 2011


Awesome! via @sinkdeep

Crrracck

February 14, 2011


The open-close sound and feel of the makerbot printed heart boxes is awesome!! You get easily addicted. * crrack ….crrracck ….* It’s a bit like the joy of cracking pringles with you mouth.  thx @bre!
Unrelated:
So strange that guy with the crazy look on the flight yesterday tried to attack me with a plastic spoon …. 😉

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How to save 2,30 € for a latte in Berlin

February 14, 2011

[first released on F.A.T.]


How to take a free bus ride from Aram Bartholl on Vimeo.
DISCLAIMER: Don’t do this at home …ähhh … at the city trains U-Bahn or S-Bahn. They check those quite often. The bus driver in the city might ask you for a ticket or yell at you but you can always try to just walk in. At Tegel nobody cares AT ALL …. enjoy the coffee places in Berlin! ( That’s all we have 😉
See also James’ UK bus hack!

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Street Art

February 12, 2011


(found on Bedford and 7th, Wbrg, NYC)

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