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‘Your parcel has been delivered (to your neighbour)’

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20.1.2018, 7:00 pm – Installation/performance – ‘Your parcel has been delivered (to your neighbour)’

For his ongoing installation Aram Bartholl collects different objects and materials of the contemporary commerce and public space to rearrange them at the exhibition space. The elements refer to radical shifts in markets, rising control and a life under the influence of constantly improved algorithms, startup pressure and ‘bullshit jobs’. Over the period of the exhibition the installation is rearranged and changes in dialogue with the audience.

25.1.2018, 7:00 pm – Workshop – ‘Got a few minutes?’

Got a few minutes? is an open workshop format which invites the audience to experiment in a series of actions and micro performances. With different tasks involving a range of contemporary devices and objects the participants execute and invent unique interactions. Consume, control and privacy are some of the core topics which serve as a basis for this examination of the hyper commercial contemporary life.
 

IMPORT PROJECTS
KEITHSTRASSE 10
10787 BERLIN
http://import-projects.org/
 

Your parcel has been delivered (to your neighbour)

‘Your parcel has been delivered (to your neighbour)’ is a performance and ongoing installation that involves rental bikes being retrieved from public space and placed in the private gallery space. Rental bikes in public usually fall over at some point, or get kicked over by pranksters. Nobody cares. All rental bikes collected are laid out—their quasi-natural status—on the floor of the gallery. A PTZ (pan tilt and zoom) CCTV dome camera, typical for surveillance in public, auto-tracks and records the process. Visitors are invited to become a temporary owner of one of the bikes by renting it.

In recent years, Internet startup market logic has reached far beyond classic online markets. More and more ‘IRL’ economies are being affected by the ‘disruptive’ force of the new business model from California. With the efficiency of networked software, low-wage outsourced labor, and data delivering customers the only goal is growth. The startup doesn’t need to be profitable. In fact, one of the golden rules is not to make a profit, not to pay tax, and to be much cheaper and smarter than everyone else until competitors go bankrupt.

In the beginning, this ‘game’ was played solely within data-based information business. Google and Facebook led the way and showed us how to make money from user data while giving away products for free. Today, we are witness to slow changes in the cityscape. Streets have been crowded with delivery vans for years. Delivery businesses boomed in the wake of ever-increasing online shopping. Order anything! They’ll deliver it to your neighbour immediately. Instant rental cars, gamified Pokemon crowds, and bicycle food delivery armies followed. Very recently, Berlin’s public space has become crowded with at least 20 different brands of rental bikes. New startups, local and international. All of them have the same old idea: “Rent a bicycle where ever you are!” All of them burn a lot of VC (venture capital) money and bikes increase to possibly become the monopoly in this field.

Public space is increasingly inhabited by advertising and corporate models. The colorful bikes scattered all over the city are a very visible sign of the uberfication of private life and commercialization of public space.

Aram Bartholl, 2018
 

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January 12th, 2018 at 6:18 pm

Stream Capture

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Stream Capture explores the role and position of the landscape and natural environment within a world shaped by technology and digital media.

Through the use and lens of digital tools and technology, Stream Capture asks how we might engage with a reimagining of the natural environment if we cannot physically enter it. The work in the exhibition explores human perception, simulation, mapping, time and scale shifts, and historical study and preservation. The exhibition offers a sense of the future and the possibility of movement from place to place (here to there) and from time to time (present to future).

MCAD Gallery
Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 9:00 a.m.Sunday, March 4, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
Opening Reception: Friday, January 19, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

The artists featured in the exhibition work in a range of media, including prints, installation, projection, video, software, video games, sculpture, plants, and electronics.

Featured Artists

Stream Capture is curated by Ben Moren, assistant professor of media arts at MCAD.

Image credit: Sara Ludy, Pond Wave, 2017, 4K animation

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January 8th, 2018 at 10:34 pm

Festival Besides The Screen

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Besides the Screen / Más Allá de la Pantalla, surgió con el objetivo de reunir proyectos de investigación dedicados al cine, sus instancias de distribución y consumo. Hoy en día los modos de comprender este medio se han transformado, las nuevas tecnologías influyen en los medios audiovisuales haciendo de cualquier pantalla, no sólo un dispositivo o soporte, sino una herramienta para la reflexión ambiental y sociopolítica.

En esta ocasión se llevará a cabo una mesa de diálogo, así como una exhibición especial para el cierre del Taller Aproximaciones a la Museografía Actual 2017.

Patio Colón y Auditorio LAA
Sábado 2 de diciembre

Mesa de diálogo | 15 a 17 h
Cine independiente, arte contemporáneo y sus espacios de exhibición.
Imparten: Gabriel Menotti (UFES) y Stefania Charitou (BUAP)

Exhibición | 17 a 22 h
con proyecciones, videos esféricos, instalaciones y otros trabajos audiovisuales de APOTROPIA (Itália), Polliana Dalla Barba (Brasil), Aram Bartholl & Curatingyoutube.net (Alemania), Ignez Capovilla (Brasil), Ricardo Carioba (Brasil), Carla Chan (Hong Kong), Tobias Gaede (Brasil), Claire Hentschker (Estados Unidos), Tadeu Jungle (Brasil), Evan Meaney (Estados Unidos), Chiara Passa (Itália), Giovanni Salice (Itália), Julian Scordato (Itália), Santiago Tavera (Canadá), Patrick Tarrant (Reino Unido).

Entrada libre

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December 1st, 2017 at 6:49 pm

Aluhut workshop, Technische Sammlungen Dresden

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ALUHUT/Tinfoil hat workshop & lecture

Saturday 7.10.2017, 4pm;
Technische Sammlungen Dresden

part of the exhibition:

http://www.whenmachinesaredreaming.net/
21.10. – 14.11.2017

Nach dem fulminanten Start mit der Lecture von Joscha Bach, lädt das Netzwerk Medien Kunst am 7.10. zum Artist Talk mit Aram Bartholl sowie anschließendem Aluhut-Workshop. Als Kick-Off im Rahmen der Ausstellung „When machines are dreaming“ und der Konferenz „Datenspuren“ des Chaos Computer Club. Die Ausstellung sowie die Konferenz eröffnen am 21.10.2017.

 

 

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October 6th, 2017 at 11:34 am

immaterial, Kunstverein Bochum

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Vier Positionen zeitgenössischer Skulptur
www.kunstverein-bochum.de
18.6. – 3.9.2017

A/A (Andreas Greiner und Armin Keplinger)
Aram Bartholl
Reiner Maria Matysik
Katrin Wegemann

Eröffnung am Sonntag, den 18. Juni 2017 um 11 Uhr
Es sprechen: Richard Hoppe-Sailer (1. Vorsitzender Kunstverein Bochum)
Reinhard Buskies (Kurator der Ausstellung)

Das Ausstellungsprojekt immaterial untersucht gegenwärtige Optionen von Skulptur unter der Prämisse eines wechselsei- tigen Verhältnisses von Präsenz und Transzendenz. Mehr als andere Kunstformen erscheint die Skulptur bestimmt von einer spezifischen Dialektik, von einem essentiellen Bezug zur Welt der Dinge und einer zugleich über das Dingliche hinaus- weisenden Dimension. Grundsätzlich bewegt sich Skulptur in einem Spannungsfeld zwischen dinghaftem Objekt und ikonischem Zeichen, zwischen materieller Gestalt und imma- teriellem Gehalt. In heutigen Zeiten, in denen sich zusehends materielle und nichtmaterielle, insbesondere digitale Sphä- ren ergänzen und gegenseitig durchdringen, erweist sich Skulptur als Medium der Reflexion für neuartige Strukturen und Prozesse, deren Auswirkungen inzwischen nicht nur alle Bereich des privaten wie des öffentlichen Lebens betreffen, sondern mehr noch unseren Begriff von Wirklichkeit verän- dern. Die vorgestellten Positionen agieren an Schnittstellen von Kunst, Naturwissenschaft und avancierten Technologien wie Bio- und Geo-Engeneering oder weltumspannenden Datennetzen. Sie fragen nach Material und Materialität sowie nach Prozess und Form, spüren stabilen und labilen Zustän- den sowie den Eigendynamiken geschlossener oder offener Systeme nach.

Begleitprogramm:
am Sonntag, den 9. Juli 2017 um 11 Uhr
Kuratorenführung mit Reinhard Buskies
am Freitag, den 28. August 2017 um 19 Uhr
Podiumsdiskussion

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May 29th, 2017 at 10:58 pm

Calendar update

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Current & upcoming shows / talks / workshops

10.6.-1.10.2017
Skulptur Projekte Münster
LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, Münster
curated by Britta Peters, Kaspar König, Marianne Wagner
with: Ei Arakawa, Aram Bartholl, Nairy Baghramian, Cosima von Bonin, Andreas Bunte, Gerard Byrne, “Camp” , Michael Dean, Jeremy Deller, Nicole Eisenman, Ayşe Erkmen, Lara Favaretto, Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Monika Gintersdorfer, Pierre Huyghe, John Knight, Xavier Le Roy, Justin Matherly, Sany, Christian Odzuck, Emeka Ogboh, Peles Empire, Alexandra Pirici, Mika Rottenberg, Gregor Schneider, Thomas Schütte, Nora Schultz, Michael Smith, Hito Steyerl, Koki Tanaka, Oscar Tuazon, Joelle Tuerlinckx, Cerith Wyn Evans, Herve Youmbi, Barbara Wagner,

12.-13.5.2017
Re-Configuring Anonymity
Symposium 2017, Uni Bremen

17.3.-30.4.2017
BoCA
Biennial of Contemporary Arts, Lisboa & Porto, Portugal
with: Ana Borralho & João Galante, Anastasia Ax, Anthony Hamilton & Alisdair Macindoe (AUS), Aram Bartholl, Cecília Bengolea & Nigga Fox , Crinabel Teatro & Digitópia, Diogo Evangelista, Filipa Francisco & Pedro Tudela, Florentina Holzinger & Claudia Maté, François Chaignaud & Marie-Piere Brébant, Damien Jalet & Gilles Delmas, Héctor Zamora, Ivan Argote, Jan Martens, Jenny Hval, Jérôme Bel , João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, …. among others

16.3.-2.4.2017
Das ist kein Bild. Das ist ein Bild
Burg Galerie im Volkspark, Halle

15.3.-15.4.2017
evanescence
peer to space Online

6.3.2017
Artist talk:Never Worry Again
Bard College Berlin

4.-26.3.2017
Jeu et Diversion
La Festival Art Souterrain, Montreal

4.3.-27.4.2017
Nothing to hide?
Real Art Ways Hartford, CT, USA
curated by Edward Shanken & Jessica Hodin
with: Franco and Eva Mattes, Aram Bartholl, Paolo Cirio, Eric Corriel, Hassan Elahi, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Jonas Lund, Julian Oliver, Trevor Paglen, Ryder Ripps, Bjorne Schuelke, Michelle Teran,

13.1.-31.3.2017
Iconomania
MAIF Social Club, Paris

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more ….

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March 1st, 2017 at 7:09 pm

Artist Talk – Bard college Berlin

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On Monday, March 6th 2017 at 5:00pm, Bard College Berlin has the pleasure to host conceptual artist Aram Bartholl for a guest talk titled “Never Worry Again.” The artist will be speaking about his artistic practice as well as sharing and discussing a wide range of recent works. This talk is open to the public. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Time: Monday, March 6, 2017 from 5:00pm
Venue: Bard College Berlin, Lecture Hall
Platanenstrasse 98a, 13156 Berlin (map)
Admission free

http://www.berlin.bard.edu/news/events/eventsview/archive/2017/february/article/march-6-never-worry-again-artist-talk-by-aram-bartholl/

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February 28th, 2017 at 5:59 pm

Kill your phone machine…

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KILLYOURPHONE at Machine project LA
http://machineproject.com/2016/events/kill-your-phone-crypto-nails/Saturday, April 30, 8:00pm–10:00pm
1200 N Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA

“Join us in the Machine Project storefront on Saturday, April 30th at 8pm for an evening of counter-surveillance fun organized by the Cryptoparty team, featuring special guests Aram Bartholl and Nadja Buttendorf.

Your phone is the window to your soul. Keeper of credit cards, holder of location data, archive of incriminating voice memos. Kill Your Phone! In this open source workshop, Aram Bartholl and the LA Cryptoparty crew will teach you to make a special signal-blocking phone pouch, to keep your ever-vulnerable Glowing Brick of Light safe from the vast array of threats facing the modern citizen, including but not limited to: CIA operatives, Russian teenagers, NSA contractors, and Glop-dwelling cyber-urchins. Feel free to bring clothes of your own to modify for wearable wave-blocking.

But that’s not all! After your phone is shielded safe and sound, it’s time to weaponize your fingers with Nadja’s Magnetic Nail Art Studio. Equip your nails with custom EXPLANTS, as we magnetize our fingertips for crypto-defense. Blank credit cards with the swipe of a finger, conveniently hold metal objects, feel the magnetic waves, change your report cards!

This event is open to all. $5 suggested donation to cover material costs. Bring a sewing machine if you have one!”

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April 19th, 2016 at 9:20 pm

Talk at LACMA Lab

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Offline/Online Convergences: Aram Bartholl and Kathy Rae Huffman
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | 7 pm
LACMA, Art + Technology Lab, Art of the Americas Building
Los Angles

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April 10th, 2016 at 3:41 am

Regeneration Movement

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國立臺灣美術館│National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
Exhibition Dates: 2016-03-19 ~ 2016-05-22

The development of new technologies and the resulting electronic products, continuously inspire the human imagination for life in the future. The application and consumption of electronic technology has gradually and unconsciously mired us in the logic of commerce and the cycle of innovation and outdatedness. Technological products become obsolete and are replaced at an increasing rate, creating a severe problem of electronic waste. “Waste” is a relative concept that leads us to contemplate how values are formed and abandoned. The process by which value is transformed and rediscovered is what the exhibition seeks to explore.

With the re-creation of electronic waste in daily life as a starting point, the artists participating in this exhibition are like contemporary alchemists who distill renewed value and significance from discarded objects. In biological terms “regenerate” refers to a process of reconstruction, recovery, and growth; this exhibition tries to extend this definition to its aesthetic connotations. How do new media artists who use technology as a creative medium respond to, query, and inspect the ethical issues of contemporary technology through their work? A state of global crisis has been created by the rapid pace of resource consumption, continued production, and discarding. When all aspects of contemporary life has in effect been constructed by that intimate union of technology and capital, human beings find themselves dependent upon nature as they simultaneously attempt to alter it. What future of peaceful coexistence between nature and technology can artists envision? The “Regeneration Movement” goes beyond the reutilization and repair of reclaimed objects, and hints at possibilities for correction, adjustment, and re-innovation in the multiple relationships and contexts between humans and the material environment, nature, and technology.

With the “Regeneration Movement” as a purport, this exhibition presents the creative rendering and contemplations of 16 different groups of artists along two main trajectories: “Transformation and Recycling: the Power of Circulation,” and “Hybridity and Symbiosis : Ecological Imagination from an Interdisciplinary Perspective “Transformation and Recycling” attempts to loosen the preset functional contexts of electronic logic that recreate new technological rules to reverse passive consumption and production settings, and to liberate the intended functions of objects; while simultaneously re-excavating preexisting histories and memories of media. “Hybridity and Symbiosis” brings out possibilities for reversed resource discovery and energy conversion with the fusion of interdisciplinary methodology of art, design, the sciences and imaginative experimental projects; and even portending a direction for future evolution and proffer possibilities for a sustainable coexistence with the environment.“Regeneration Movement” revisits the balanced and circular relationship among technology, human beings and the nature, in an effort to find possible indications for a sustainable co-existence future in the dynamic and intertwined network of our living systems through artistic perspective.

Participating Artists:
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Aram Bartholl
CHENG Hsien-Yu
CHI Po-Hao
Gilberto Esparza
Benjamin Gaulon, Gijs Giskes, Karl Klomp, Tom Verbruggen
Kosuke IKEDA
Cecilia Jonsson
Luxury Logico
Yuko MOHRI
SEAD (Space Ecologies Art and Design)
Kentaro TAKI
Unknown Fields Division
WANG Lien-Cheng
XXLab
Pinar Yoldas

Curator:
FAN Hsing-Yu

https://www.ntmofa.gov.tw/

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March 8th, 2016 at 6:50 am