Current Events


25. February 2023 – 25. February 2024
Group Show, Museum of Communication, Kopenhagen

Communication pervades our lives more than ever before. With the digital channels, we are constantly accessible and can publish ourselves wherever and whenever we want. But despite the many great opportunities, the tide of information may often appear confusing, polarizing or hateful, and our public conversation is challenged.

On November 19, 2022, ENIGMA will open new exhibition areas and a large children’s area, in which we look forward to welcoming everyone.

Behind the screens. 50 years of computer art.

22. January – 4. June 2023
Group Show, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn

Online, interactive and endless ones and zeroes in algorithms and coding; digital art, in all its forms and designs, is occupying an increasingly important place. And not only that. The growth and developments in the field of digital art also force us to think about the definition and meaning of concepts such as ‘unique’ and ‘authentic’. With more than 50 works by 29 artists, the group exhibition Behind the screens – 50 years of computer art shows the various forms of digital art and the developments from the 1970s to the present. A large part of the works of art in this exhibition come from a private collection from Apeldoorn, which includes a number of iconic works of art and gives an impression of the development of digital art.



Upcoming Events

Ihr Paket ist abholbereit

8. July 2023 – 25. February 2024
Solo Show, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Osnabrück

2023 👋🏻 I am looking fwd to this solo. It will be the 30th anniversary of the Kunsthalle and 375 Jahre Westfälischer Friede 2023. The Kunsthalle is partly located in a former church. It’s quite a space to work in 😮😅 looking fwd to this! It will be a fun project. 🙂 Stay tuned! ✨


17. June – 23. July 2023
Group Show, Projectspace A:D:, Berlin

Recent Events

Weak Signals

12. May 2023
Talk, UdK Berlin, Berlin

Artist talk at Weak Signals. New Narratives in Art, Prof. Lukas Feireiss & Prof. Dr. Florian Hadler. Weak Signals. New Narratives in Art and Technology

Tilt Shift – Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie

28. April – 7. May 2023
Group Show, Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, Darmstadt

Tilt/Shift – Experiment as Normality
Even in our society’s fields of activity we previously believed to be safe, the contemporary crises prevalent worldwide are revealing to us a long-inconceivable collapse. Although no claim can be laid on a normal state of the world, the feeling of security is dwindling for an ever-growing number of people: habitual viewpoints are breaking away, certainties are shifting. The promise that all will remain well, or that things will be all right again, is currently unravelling and is almost impossible to carry into tomorrow from today. Even people who, thus far, imagined themselves to be safe in their habitat are noticing that their everyday life is under ever-more frequent threat. Thought patterns are being queried and discussed – constructively by groups and individuals, but also in a polarising way by fact-twisters. Old discourses on euro-centrically and post-colonially influenced views of the world – in macro and in micro – are being sustained and propagated. Times of crisis not only signify uncertainty, but are also able – despite it all – to highlight opportunities. Partly out of necessity, potentials are examined at all levels for open spaces, new phenomena and further developments. Will the experiment of constantly having to refocus become the normal state now? How can photography capture the enormous changes? What images allow us to better understand an uncertain, diverse world subject to turbulent and complex transformation – and to keep an eye on the experiment’s open outcome?

Let’s Do It All!

11. March – 21. May 2023
Group Show, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel


Blog Archive for Tag: chat

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September 22, 2009

( More physical speech bubbles … the ‘be Berlin’ city ad campaign runs already for a while, found this morning at SXF, Berlin)

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May 15, 2009

(Chat during 25c3. NOOOO, @Bre !!!!!!! THAT’S SUPER COOOOOOL !!!!!! ;;;;;;-))))))

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March 27, 2009

There are just too many advertisement speech bubbles around …

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2 VIP passes

March 12, 2009

Chat” will be shown during (quite big!) STRP festival 3./4.4.09, Eindhoven, NL. I have 2 VIP full week guest passes available for you. 1st and 2nd comment on this post will make it. Check the line up! Don`t miss Aphex Twin!

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eARTS Shanghai workshop documentation

November 4, 2008

V2 Lab Rotterdam invited Daan Roosegaarde and me to run each a four day workshop track during the eARTS festival Shanghai 19.-22.10.2008. The title of the workshop setup by V2 was “Urban Space. Time to Play.” The idea was to develop with chinese students a work wich would be presented in public space at the end of the festival. During these 4 days we had a lot of lectures, introductions and discussions. The students came from different schools of Shanghai and had different backgrounds, but mostly design and media design. After I introduced my style of work and a range of materials the Students were invited to develop their own concept. After four intense days of working, discussing, translating and testing my workshop track resulted in two different public space interventions. “Jump’n Run Shanghai” and
“QQ PaperChat”. Although the police intervened and we had to stop our public action we had a lot of fun and lot’s of reactions from the public audience.
I think it was for all of us (especially eARTS) quite an experiment to do this kind of public intervention in China. The people in the street were very curious and totally not used to it. I was told Shanghai plays a special role in China (yes, the city is quite special 😉 and that it was not possible to do these kind of interventions i.e. in Beijing. But let’s just try. 🙂 There is a lot to learn about China. There are of course strict rules in this country but it seams to me that these rules are quite flexible (to a certain extent). I got quite different feedback from chinese people on how they rate what you could or could not do in public space. Let’s join them to work on that and to extend that fuzzy border … 😉
Thanks to all the participants. You were a wonderfull group and I hope you had a good time.
Thanks to the eARTS team: especially to Iris Huang, Xuan Xuan and Chen.
Thanks to V2 Lab: Michel, Simon, Anne and Alex.
I had a very good time and I am looking forward to learn more about Asia.


All pictures on flickr.
Picture on top by Simon, thx!
His set also with pics of Daans workshop.

Workshop and public performance movie doucmentations

Jump'n Run Shanghai from Aram Bartholl on Vimeo.

“Jump’n Run Shanghai” is an adaption of the video game Super Mario reenacted in front of the South Railway Station Shanghai on 22.10.2008.

QQ PaperChat from Aram Bartholl on Vimeo.

“Jump’n Run Shanghai” and “QQ PaperChat” movies are as well online on the Chinese Youtube

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More Speech Bubbles

October 31, 2008

I have that feeling 2008 (or 2007 already) is the year of the speech bubble. I keep seeing them everywhere …

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Chat at Researchers' Night Zurich

September 30, 2008

Zurich was great fun. The first time that I had so many kids using Chat. All pics on flickr.

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July 27, 2008

Sherwood Forlee designed a nice paire of speakers in speech bubble design. Hmm… that is maybe a good alternative for “Chat” 😉

Thx for the link Peter!

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“Chat” and “WoW” Futuresonic pics

July 26, 2008

Drew pointed me out that there are beautiful pictures of Chat and WoW taken during Futuresonic online.

Picture and copyright by Jan & Emily Dixon

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“Chat” at Futuresonic

May 12, 2008

Chat at Futuresonic a week ago was great fun. We started at the Acadamy before the Wire concert (pic) and then had fun in public space on Oxford road. Best anecdote happend in the end at Contact Theater. Someone with an open Skype video channel on his laptop had his online contact chatting to one of the speech bubbles via webcam. Hehe. So in the end Chat went back online.

… “OMG, Nooo, doooon’t do it. It’s too dangerous. The on- offline cycle will be closed. A black web-time hole will suck in all matter … aahhhhrg !!! “

Thanks for the nice pic, Jerry!

(btw, next Chat performance at german web conference in Hamburg on 15.5.2008)

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