Current Events

Urban Art Biennale

26. April – 10. November 2024
Biennial, Völklinger Hüttte, Saarbrücken

The World In My Hand

18. April – 31. October 2024
Group Show, Alexanser Tutsek-Stiftung, München

The World in My Hand explores the smartphone as both object and aesthetic inspiration for artistic creation. It comments on public debates surrounding the many uses of smartphones: from always-on media consumption to digital detox, from swiping and matching to ghosting and blocking, from language atrophy to information overload, from resource depletion to status symbol.

The curators, Dr Jörg Garbrecht and Katharina Wenkler, have chosen a narrative approach to the exhibition. In eight chapters, they summarize various aspects and debates surrounding the smartphone, ranging from the launch date of our daily digital companion to its characteristic touchscreen and the contractions of time and space it enables. Deeply personal moments – such as Ai Weiwei’s selfie at the moment of his arrest or Sergey Melnitchenko’s photograph of his son during a blackout in Kyiv – appear alongside themes of perception and presentation of the self, as realized in the glass sculpture Stability by Julija Pociūtė. Other subjects include: looking for love online, as in Ariane Forkel’s Casanova’s Kabinett or John Yuyi’s Tinder Match; the complexities and pitfalls of digital communication, for example in the works of James Akers or Alejandra Seeber; and the smartphone as a means of staying in touch during pandemic lockdown isolation, for instance in the work of George McLeod. Edward Burtynsky’s photograph of lithium mines in the Atacama Desert calls attention to the topic of raw materials for electronic devices.

With works by:
Tornike Abuladze, James Akers, Ai Weiwei, Kate Baker, Aram Bartholl, Tillie Burden, Edward Burtynsky, Yvon Chabrowski, Julia Chamberlain, Rachel Daeng Ngalle, Erwin Eisch, Ariane Forkel, Shige Fujishiro, Valentin Goppel, David Horvitz, Artem Humilevskyi, Gudrun Kemsa, Zsuzsanna Kóródi, Brigitte Kowanz, George McLeod, Sergey Melnitchenko, Jonas Noël Niedermann, Julian Opie, Cornelia Parker, Katie Paterson mit Zeller & Moye, Julija Pociūtė, Rebecca Ruchti, Karin Sander, Jeffrey Sarmiento, Alejandra Seeber, JanHein van Stiphout, Jolita Vaitkute, Sascha Weidner, John Yuyi, Jeff Zimmer

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Decoding the Black Box

27. January – 2. June 2024
Group Show, Galerie Stadt Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen

Die Ausstellung Decoding the Black Box bringt Künstlerinnen und Künstler zusammen, die Licht in diesen dunklen Raum und die Prozesse werfen, die sich in ihm ereignen. Sie legen dabei nicht nur die Funktionsweisen digitaler Technologien wie beispielsweise von künstlicher Intelligenz offen, sondern visualisieren zugleich die Auswirkungen, die sie auf unsere Wahrnehmung von Realität und unser In-der-Welt-Sein haben. Während sie die ökonomischen und machtpolitischen Strukturen der digitalen Technologien und insbesondere des Internets transparent machen, zeigen sie Gegenentwürfe für eine dezentralisierte, humanere und demokratischere Nutzung ebendieser auf.

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Upcoming Events

Flussbad Berlin

11. – 30. September 2024
Group Show, Roter Saal, Berlin

Recent Events

Killyourphone workshop

13. April 2024
Workshop, Transmediale exhibition hosted by Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin

14:00 – 16:00

Killyourphone is an open workshop format. Participants are invited to make their own signal blocking phone pouch. In the pouch the phone can’t send or receive any signals. It is dead! This workshop was run for the first time at the Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg end of 2013.

Stitch Incoming!!

25. March 2024
Curatorial, Speed Show at Web Cafe, Athens

Monday 25th of March, 7:00 PM at Web Cafe, Eptanisou 40, 113 61 , Kypseli – Athens

with:
!Mediengruppe Bitnik with Selena Savić & Gordan Savičić , Ingrid Hideki, Joanna Bacas, Kyriaki Goni, Maria Mavropoulou, Marina Gioti, Marsunev, Nadja Buttendorf, Theo Triantafyllidis

Curated by Aram Bartholl & Socrates Stamatatos

Speed Show lands in Greece, the country of souvlaki, the sun (yes we can claim that they originated a celestial body), ouzo, feta, an enormous financial debt. Currently, Greece is also trending for all the wrong reasons namely, gentrification, queerphobia, state crimes and more dystopic incidents.
As 2024 unfolds, we find ourselves amidst a whirlwind of confusion, bombarded with a cacophony of online horrors to consume, an attention span further abbreviated by TikTok’s algorithm and the barrage of incoming stitches.

Stitches Incoming serve as a conduit for creators to engage and converse, traversing from one topic to the next. They have evolved into a new social fabric, weaving connections within an ever-shifting digital and physical landscape while also serving as a testament to personal and collective traumas, both past and present.

What unites the participating digital artists? Perhaps everything and nothing simultaneously… Departing from the traditional Speed Show setup, where artworks are carefully stacked inside internet cafe computers, and drawing inspiration from the structure of TikTok stitches, each piece seems to propel the conversation forward, or perhaps uses the next as a springboard for its own narrative.

Stitch this and stitch that, we have everything you ever wanted (maybe) ! Are we stuck in an infinite loop of sh*tposting, valuable content, the highlight of social issues, personal and interpersonal experiences?
Maybe! Come and find out…

More info on Speed Shows at https://speedshow.net/stitch-incoming/

Killyourphone workshop

23. March 2024
Workshop, Transmediale exhibition hosted by Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin

14:00 – 16:00

Killyourphone is an open workshop format. Participants are invited to make their own signal blocking phone pouch. In the pouch the phone can’t send or receive any signals. It is dead! This workshop was run for the first time at the Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg end of 2013.

Killyourphone workshop

9. March 2024
Workshop, Transmediale exhibition hosted by Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin

14:00 – 16:00

Killyourphone is an open workshop format. Participants are invited to make their own signal blocking phone pouch. In the pouch the phone can’t send or receive any signals. It is dead! This workshop was run for the first time at the Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg end of 2013.

Blog Archive for Tag: call

25m Fire Hose

June 17, 2010


Call for street art city intervention: “What can I (you) do with a fire hose?” I found it in the trash the other day. Post your idea in the comments. You can have it!

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AMS -> TXL ?

May 22, 2009

Hey everyone! I lost an important item at Amsterdam airport. I am looking now for someone who is travelling from Amsterdam to Berlin anyway and who could collect it at lost&found Schipohl on this weekend. Any ideas? Thx for help!

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Call for USB art!

April 23, 2008


Call for participation. Miriam Winkels and LaForge started a nice competition for USB stick case mods. Please post your results in the USB-ish flickr group and also take a look at the nice USB can opener. 🙂

I am still waiting for USB-art exhibitions (or am I missing something, please correct me.)

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KUNSTFONDS 2008

February 21, 2008


Good news! Just go a letter from Stiftung Kunstfonds
(german state art funding institute) with a confirmation for a working grant for 2008! Congratulations to all other46 artist who will receive the same grant.

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Call: Join “Urban Media Salon” during Transmediale

January 11, 2008


The Urban Media Salon which I am part of opens its doors during Transmediale Berlin. Have you already booked a flight? Wanna join?

Urban Media Salon is a monthly meeting of a tight, expert network of Berliners. Selected guests are invited to discuss the interactions between the space of city and current media phenomena. Exclusive to the transmediale.08, Urban Media Salon is offering a special network event. Get involved in an evening full of uncertainties that will bring you together with 7 other guests of transmediale over dinner in a private apartment. After accepting the binding invitation, the organizers will contact you and decide which of the 7 covert locations would be right for you.

Interested parties please registrate through the Salon Website until January, 29, 2008.
http://culturebase.org/home/urbanmediasalon/

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Artist in Residence in World of Warcraft

January 9, 2008


This is great! A residency in World of Warcraft. Just think about it …

Ars Virtua Artist-in-Residence (AVAIR): World of Warcraft Residence :: Call for Proposals :: Deadline: January 15, 2008 :: Jurors: Eddo Stern, James Morgan, Amy Wilson, and Jay Van Buran

via Networked Performance

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Give me an “A” !

January 9, 2008


Open call · “Second Inclusiva-net Meeting: Digital Networks and Physical Space” (Deadline 30 January)

Sounds like an interesting event.

Nice pic, I like all the “A”s.
🙂

via Networked Performance

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Generator.x 2.0, Call

December 5, 2007


Marius Watz offers an interesting workshop during Clubtransmediale in Jan 08 on generative art involving digital fabrication. Nice! I’ll definately take a look, I love the fablab stuff …

Generator.x in collaboration with Club Transmediale and [DAM] presents Generator.x 2.0: Beyond the screen, a workshop and exhibition about digital fabrication and generative systems.

Digital fabrication (also known as “fabbing”) represents the next step in the digital revolution. After years of virtualization, with machines and atoms being replaced by bits and software, we are coming full circle. Digital technologies like rapid prototyping, laser cutting and CNC milling now produce atoms from bits, eliminating many of the limitations of industrial production processes. Once prohibitively expensive, such technologies are becoming increasingly accessible, pointing to a future where mass customization and manufacturing-on-demand may be real alternatives to mass production…

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“von Heiner bis Müller” – Drawer Art

August 23, 2007


Jana Linke & Juliane Zelwies from K1-Labor did send me a call for a drawer art exhibition. Artists are invited to apply to fill his or her own drawer at the opening 28.September (- 7.Oktober 2007). nice idea.

hmm… i got some First Person Shooter cards left over somewhere …

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Call for participation at Laboral workshop

June 4, 2007


I have been asked to join this workshop “Modding, Reversing and Intervening
in Today’s Gaming Worlds” at Laboral. 02.07.07 – 27.07.07
Unfortunately I will be in holidays for the Second Life part end of june. Sounds like a good program.
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