Aram Bartholl at [DAM] Berlin
In cooperation with the last Transmediale 2012 which ran from 31 january until 5 february under the title “in/compatible” in the HKW the gallery [DAM] Berlin is showing the first solo exhibition of new media artist Aram Bartholl (*1972 in Bremen) who lives and works in Berlin. In “Reply All” Bartholl deals in different ways with the topics of computer and internet and constantly blurs the borders between the real and the digital world.
In various positions Bartholl demonstrates discourses of power in the digital world. The human being seems submitted to the laws of the binary code. However, the people also have free access to information worldwide. The artist’s works don’t come to live only because of looking at them but more of the thougt-provoking impulses which Bartholl initiates. They come to a life of their own that is emerged through the participation of the viewer. Space, feel of the surface and political potency mark Bartholls works and aren’t only bound to digitalism. The medium of the internet is treated critically, mocked, projected into the analogue world and becomes a punching ball of our imagination.