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Point Of View

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Atlantic Center of the Arts, residents, Florida, Oct. 2014

Point Of View

solo show by Aram Bartholl
at Babycastles (FB), New York City
Feb 20. – April 10, 2015,
Preview Feb 19, 6:00 pm (RSVP)

Workshop on opening night:
Build your own POV head band for your phone!

Statment:

‘Point Of View’ questions the current paradigm shift of perspective. What is the role of the hand held screen framing our everyday life? How has gaming shaped the representation of our digital self?

Over the past 100 years the screen has moved constantly closer to our eyes. Most people today spend significantly more time looking at smart-phone screens than at computer screens or TVs (not to mention the cinema screen Games have been an important driving motor for the development of digital culture in the past four decades. The first person view popularized by early computer games like Doom and Duke Nukem has now entered the  real world with the growing popularity of head-mounted cameras. GoPro and Google Glass users generate a constant stream of pictures with their hands in view like a digital avatar. A whole range of digital glasses are poised to enter the market. The Oculus Rift promises the classic idea of cyberspace an immersive reality, while people in public extend their body with a selfie stick. Is the view leaving our body now? Will the picture frame finally disappear?

Let’s enjoy the last years of looking at each others screens in public transportation or over the shoulder in Let’s Play gaming videos. The point of view is changing.

Aram Bartholl 2015

 

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January 22nd, 2015 at 12:26 pm

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You are not checked in

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Offline Art: ‘Your are not checked in’

at ‘Capture All!’, Transmediale, Berlin, 28.1.-1.2. 2015
curated by Aram Bartholl

Six positions capturing the state of social, mobile and post anything.

High Retention - Slow Delivery!!
Constant Dullaart, video 10:00 min, 2014
Artificial quantified social capital redistributed, Social media Socialism. 2.5 million Instagram followers were bought and distributed amongst a personal selection of the art-world active on Instagram.

A Letter To Young Internet Artists
Emilie Gervais, website, 2014
Art movements are as irrelevant as categorizing art under medium labels, because 2014 is about life.

Anti-social media protest
Citizens Against Social Media, protest, 2014
PROTEST AT THE SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK ROTTERDAM 2014

*PLSS
Claudia Mate, video, 2:12min,  2014
Portable Life Support System for the contemporary man.

lotru-on-hotpink.com – No Original Research series
Evan Roth, website, 2014
A series of websites, each created from a single animation and audio file found on wikipedia.org

Excellences & Perfections Video Essay
Amalia Ulman, video, 10:31min, 2014
A scripted online performance on Instagram and Facebook.

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The OFFLINE ART exhibition format:

Browser-based digital art works are broadcast locally from wifi routers which are not connected to the Internet. Each art work is assigned a single wifi router which is accessible through any device, like smart-phones, tablets or laptops. To access the different art works, the visitor has to connect to each network individually. The name of the network reflects the name of the artist. No matter what URL is opened, only the specific artwork appears in the browser. A small web server holding the art piece is installed on a USB flash drive which is connected to the router. Like frames holding the art, the routers are hung in the exhibition space which is otherwise empty. The art i tself becomes visible only on the visitor’s private screen.The pieces are locally widely accessible but disconnected from the Internet.

prior show in the offline art exhibition format at xpo gallery 2013


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January 14th, 2015 at 4:15 pm

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ClampIt 500

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DIY hard drive crushing for small offices and homes.
Aram Bartholl 2015

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January 2nd, 2015 at 3:34 pm

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