Current Events

Mind Over Matter

11. December 2020 – 15. March 2021
Group Show, Technische Sammlungen Dresden, Dresden

MIND OVER MATTER, eine englische Redewendung, die mit der deutschen Volksweisheit DER WILLE VERSETZT BERGE verglichen werden kann.

Die Redewendung wird ebenso in der Parapsychologie für die Beschreibung von paranormalen Phänomenen, wie z.B. der Psychokinese verwendet. Es sollen im Rahmen der Ausstellung und des Vortragsprogramms vor allem Fragen der Bewusstseinsforschung, des Machine Learning und der Struktur des Selbst und Selbsterlebens nachgegangen werden. Seit jeher werden diese Fragen im Rahmen von Science-Fiction Literatur, aktuellen Filmreihen wie Matrix oder Westworld in Zukunftssettings projiziert, die mittels fortschrittlicher Technologie die Frage zu lösen versuchen, wie sich Geist und Bewusstseinsphänomene innerhalb von komplexen Materieansammlungen, die aus kleinsten, atomaren Bestandteilen zusammengefügt sind, entwickeln und manifestieren
kann. Diese aktuellen philosophischen Fragen, die sich anhand unserer technischen Errungenschaften in Hinblick auf elektronische Datenverarbeitung und umfassende Massenkommunikation mit neuer Vehemenz stellen, sind aber bereits seit Jahrhunderten auch in unseren Breiten im Zentrum der philosophischen Spekulationen, angefangen beim Bewusstseins- und Gottesbegriff von Rene Descartes und Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz im 17. Jahrhundert. Es werden unterschiedliche philosophische Grundfragen nach der Struktur des Seins, der Materie und der Zeit aufgeworfen, die mittels technologischer und künstlerischer Versuchsanordnungen erforscht werden.

Die Frage nach der Natur unseres Bewusstseins, und wie es möglich ist, dass es in unserem Universum existiert und es erlebt, ist wohl das faszinierendste Rätsel, mit dem wir konfrontiert sind. Das Forschungsgebiet der Künstlichen Intelligenz (KI) wurde nicht zuletzt ins Leben gerufen, um darauf eine Antwort zu finden. Die Medienkunst bezieht sich seit ihren Anfängen auf die Erforschungen dieses Verhältnisses von Mensch, Technologie und Bewusstsein, unter Zuhilfenahme technologischer und künstlerischer Modelle und technischer Hilfsmittel. In dem Versuch, auf Computern die kognitiven Prozesse des Menschen zu realisieren, entwickeln wir ein testbares Verständnis und Begriffe davon, wie elementare Informationsverarbeitungsprozesse zu komplexem Erleben führen, es handelt sich um nicht weniger als dem Versuch einer Theory of Everything , mittels der Spiegelung und Überführung in ein maschinell-abstraktes Informationsverarbeitungssystem, welches aber nach dem Vorbild der menschlichen Informationsverarbeitung modelliert wurde.

Was unterscheidet heutige KI-Systeme vom menschlichen Geist? Die heutigen Anwendungen der KI konzentrieren sich vor allem auf die Klassifikation von Daten und die Steuerung technischer Systeme. Unser Geist ist jedoch mehr als ein Klassifikator: er erschafft aktiv ein dynamisches Modell der Umwelt, einen Traum, der in den sensorischen Daten verankert ist, und den er erlebt und reflektiert. Künstlerische Arbeiten, die diese Modellierung in technischer wie humanistischer Hinsicht exerzieren und reflektieren sollen vorgestellt und diskutiert werden, dabei sind lokale, nationale und internationale Beiträge eingeladen.

Seasons of Media Arts

9. September 2020 – 31. March 2021
Group Show, ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe

Seasons of Media Arts. Stadt der partizipativen Visionen
ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien

Light installations, media projections on building facades and streets, artistic interventions, and experimental events will transform Karlsruhe during the »Seasons of Media Arts« into a stage for innovative, cooperative, and networked media art. Since September 11, 2020, a variety of media-based artistic projects has been on show in the urban space of Karlsruhe. These projects, accompanied by special programs designed by various institutions and initiatives in Karlsruhe, invite the public to interact and explore our information- and media technology-based reality.  Here, »media« are understood literally as expressive tools that open up artistic access to current issues such as the climate crisis or democracy in the age of social media.

with:
Aram Bartholl, Michael Bielicky, Jonas Denzel, Holger Förterer, Walter Giers, Mira Hirtz, Eva Judkins, Ulf Langheinrich, Alexander Liebrich, Christian Lölkes, Betty Rieckmann, Sabine Schäfer, Marie Sester, Ulrich Singer, Pong.Li Studios, Xenorama, Marco Zampella,

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Upcoming Events

Decision Making – L’instant décisif

9. December 2021 – 13. March 2022
Group Show, Canadien Cultural Centre, Paris

Decisions are the result of complex cognitive processes. Considering them collectively when they involve our shared futures makes them harder to make. But, more and more often, we include machines into such processes through algorithms qualified as decisional. Of course, it raises questions that artists know how to put into perspective. Because of the age that we are currently living in, a brief instant regarding the whole history of our planet, is decisive considering the choices available to us for a responsible development of Artificial Intelligence. Therefore, it is now that human rights are at stake, for instance, about what will emerge from the use of our personal data. The consideration of artworks coming from decisive processes connecting humans to machines could only spring us into an immediate future that still belongs to us.

Curated by Dominique Moulon & Alain Thibault

Domestic Drama

2. December 2021 – 20. February 2022
Group Show, Halle Für Kunst, Graz

Museum of Cryptography

5. September – 31. December 2021
Group Show, Museum of Cryptography, Moscow

2021 году в Москве откроется первый в России Музей криптографии.

Широкой аудитории будет представлено прошлое, настоящее и будущее криптографии, математики и смежных дисциплин. Музей криптографии станет новой точкой притяжения на карте города — местом, где доступно и просто говорят о развитии современных технологий.

Здание, в котором будет расположен Музей криптографии, впервые откроет свои двери для широкой публики. В советские годы это была знаменитая «шарашка» в Марфино, где ученые разрабатывали аппаратуру для шифрования телефонной связи.

Важной частью музея станут мультимедийные экспонаты, инфографика и интерактивные островки формата look&feel, а также редкие экземпляры научных трудов.

Внимание! Молодежная команда Музея криптографии сформирована. Подробности

How to Win at Photography

5. June 2021 – 5. September 2021
Group Show, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur

Recent Events

Owned By Others

1. December 2020 – 31. January 2021
Group Show, Museum Tropicana, Berlin

Owned by Others is an artistic endeavor uncovering narratives, places, and artifacts from, around, and on Berlin’s Museum Island. The dialogical initiative fosters actions, interventions, research, performances, and social encounters in the public realm which link the island’s multi-layered history-scapes to global contemporary artistic practices. The project unfolds in fall 2020 through a series of interventions, a map-based website, and a publication. As collaborations span from Baghdad to Guatemala City, from Addis Ababa to Tijuana, and from Singapore to Dakar, the démarche revolves around the structures of Museum Island. The Initiative translates ongoing political discussions into contemporary, post-national collaborations, relations, and methods that negotiate globality, historicity, and the present.

OWNED BY OTHERS
Fremdbesitz and tracing narratives of an island

Owned by Others is an artistic endeavor uncovering narratives, places, and artifacts from, around, and on Berlin’s Museum Island. The project assembles methods for thinking about and tactics for claiming the site as a new city center of the commons. Who is responsible for telling the story of this place, and where might they be stuck in times of the pandemic?

RE-INVENT CENTRALITY
A map-based website www.ownedbyothers.org and public archive as well as events, exhibitions, and weekly gatherings complete the project. The physical center of all processes is the newly established Museum Tropicana at Spreeufer 6 opposite the Berliner Schloss. It accommodates the Owned by Others offices; hosts a supporting program with exhibitions, presentations, and lecture performances; and convenes a weekly Tuesday evening get-together strictly following the latest hygiene regulations.

a project by Lutz Henke & Raul Walch

With contributions by:
Adam Kraft, Andreas Gehrke, Anna-Sophie Springer, Albrecht/Wilke, Alvaro Urbano, Aram Bartholl, Arijit Bhattacharyya, Cinema Lada, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Ina Weise & Marcus Große, Jeewi Lee & Aliou Badou Diack, Kasia Fudakowski, K-Verlag, Lutz Henke, Miguel Buenrostro, Peter Behrbohm,  Raul Walch, Regina José Galindo, Santiago Sierra, Tarkib, Teresa Margolles, Yuichiro Tamura, Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin, Zoë Claire Miller, Zuzanna Czebatul

Zeitmaschine

12. November 2020
Talk, FH Potsdam, Potsdam

Zeitmaschine: A mini conference at FH- Potsdam

with:
Kim Albrecht
Aram Bartholl
Dorit Mielke

Blog Archive for Tag: chat

Find 3 errors in this picture

September 22, 2009

speechbubble-berlin-ad
( 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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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO……..

May 15, 2009


DON’T MISS THE KANYE WEBST WEEK AT FFFFF.A.T. LAB !!!!
(Chat during 25c3. NOOOO, @Bre !!!!!!! THAT’S SUPER COOOOOOL !!!!!! ;;;;;;-))))))

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Inflation

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 Youku.com 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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Speakers

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 www.next08.com german web conference in Hamburg on 15.5.2008)

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