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: October 2020

Swan Presence

October 23, 2020

A swan obsessed with Obsolete Presence. Picture by Simon Fischer: CC BY 2.0

Seasons of Mediaarts, ZKM Karlsruhe 2020

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“The Pool” – Documentation

October 20, 2020

This is a physical and metaphorical pool.

19. & 20.9.2020

THE POOL
Heybeliada – İstanbul

Curated by Ece Cangüden & Marian Luft

View documentation –> http://thepool.space/the-days-are-just-packed

with/ Accel Arcana, Adrian Altman, Albin Looström, Alessandro Nucci, Alexandra Koumantaki, Ana Castillo, Anastasia Bay, Andrew Rutherdale, Anna Slama & Marek Delong, Anna Walther, Aram Bartholl, Arthur Golyakov, Ben Sang, Berkin Gülten, Bernhard Holaschke, Bob Bickell-Knight, Bora Akıncıtürk, Buğra Erol, Botond Keresztesi, Cem Örgen, Christian Bär, Christian Kölbl, Christian Schellenberger, Clemens Reinecke, Daniel Peder Askeland, Don Elektro, Felix Amerbacher, Felix Thiele, Filippo de Marchi, Florian Birk, František Hanousek, George Jacotey, Naomi Gilon, Hanna Stiegeler, Hugo Laporte, Iain Ball, İlayda Tunca, Ivan Pérard, Jakub Hajek, Jakub Hošek, Jean-Damien Charmoille, Jennifer İpekel, NDRAP Development / Jens Ivar Kjetså, Jeronim Horvat, Jirka Pfahl, Joachim Coucke, Johanna Blank, Johanna Invrea, Julie Maurin, Julien Saudubray, Julius Heinemann, Julius Pristauz, Justin Ortiz, Kaan Ülgener, Karoline Schneider, Katya Quel Elizarova, Kerim Zapsu, Kid Xanthrax, Kıvılcım Güngörün, Korto Bojovic Amar, KOTZ, Leon Leube, Lucia Leuci, Maya Hottarek, Mert Diner, Undergroundflower, Merve İşeri, Michala Paludan, Michèle Pagel, Miguel Martin, Mikkel Carl, Naomi Gilon, Neckar Doll, Nicolas Pelzer, Nik Timková, Omsk Social Club, Oya Kalkavan, Özgür Can Taşcı, Paul Barsch, Paul Bowler, Peggy Pehl, Pınar Marul, Salvador Marino, Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld, Sascha Mikloweit, Selver Yıldırım, Seyhan Musa, Şiir, Sirmon SR, Sophia Oppel, Ștefan Tănase, Steffen Zillig, Stine Deja, Süper Normal, Szilvia Bolla, Thea Mantwill, Tissue Hunter, Ute Richter, Vanya Venmer, Vilte Fuller, Vitaly Bezpalov, Vojtěch Hlaváček, Yein Lee, Zeynep Birced

In the swimming pool of the lost paradise that keeps its former glory alive by the wildness of weeds. We take you in from the lower entrance of the land, which is covered with iron bars. You climb up the ivy tunnel wrapped in rusty iron construction and reach into the realm of that anything and everything is true if you simply believe it to be true!
THE POOL sustains the future, where the dirty, deadly and almost lost one will be reproduced as a magnificent source of life.

THE DAYS ARE JUST PACKED

The physical manifestation of our online beings
As a fluid leaking out of the digital purgatory
We are spreading momentary existences
Ruins from today‘s prophecies
Just as stone tablets
Mutating in reverse

Dear post-social primates
You are the territory
Even if you are far
You can be close

Creations from a Polluted Lagoon: The Pool’s debut show on Heybeliada / Review by Matt Hanson on Exhibist.
https://exhibist.com/creations-from-a-polluted-lagoon-the-pools-debut-show-on-heybeliada/

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Obsolete Presence on Shutterstock

October 2, 2020

I m very pleased to announce that my work Obsolete Presence, currently on view at ZKM Karlsruhe has finally made it to the stock photo website Shutterstock. This is in particular interesting because I’ve been working with watermarked stock photo since a few years now. The circle has finally closed. :))

All pics tagged with Bartholl on Shutterstock here.

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Technology Off Screen

October 1, 2020


Aleksandra Domanovic talking about an original robot arm from Yugoslavia of the 70’s.

Vienna Contemporary

Sunday, 27 September 2020, 1:30-2:30 pm

ArtTech Talk: Technology Off Screen

Artists are increasingly using new techniques and materials that address our relationship to a technological world. Artist Aleksandra Domanovic emerged with work that directly addressed a screen context with her collaborative project vvork.com before establishing a largely sculptural practice that incorporates 3D printing and ideas around the use of technology and biological innovations. Aram Bartholl is a Berlin-based conceptual artist whose work unpicks the digital and the physical in inventive ways.

Speakers:
Aleksandra Domanovic, artist
Aram Bartholl, artist
Moderated by Francesca Gavin, art theorist, curator and writer

 

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