Current Events

Out Of Bounds

1. February – 2. March 2024
Group Show, SEAGER gallery, London

The first in a four-part exhibition series exploring how artists make work with and about video games, Out of Bounds is an exhibition investigating the architecture of game spaces. The exhibition will reflect upon how artists use game development software within their practice to comment upon the video game landscape, alongside our collective fascination with seeing what’s beneath the surface of both the games we play and the spaces we encounter on a daily basis.

Each exhibition in the series will be accompanied by a reading list of books that inspired the ideas behind the exhibition, as well as a number of books selected by the exhibiting artists that inform their practice, available to read within the gallery space.

With artworks from Aram Bartholl, Bob Bicknell-Knight, Alice Bucknell, Mario Mu, Rosa-Maria Nuutinen, Everest Pipkin, Amba Sayal-Bennett and Mathew Zefeldt, curated by Bob Bicknell-Knight.

Curated by Bob Bicknell-Knight

Transmediale Exhibition: you’re doing amazing sweetie

31. January – 29. February 2024
Group Show, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin

Exploring the horror of content, the 37th edition of transmediale you’re doing amazing sweetie questions how logics of content production determine and frustrate our relations to technology. The festival takes place from January 31 to February 4, 2024 at silent green Kulturquartier, Akademie der Künste, and Haus der Kulturen der Welt. The festival’s main exhibition will be on view at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien.

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

Urban Art Biennale

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

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.

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.

Home Smart Home

8. March – 30. May 2024
Solo Show, Kunstverein Rotenburg, Rotenburg

Für die Ausstellung „Home Smart Home“ rüstet Aram Bartholl den Turm des Kunstvereins Rotenburg mit einer Vielfalt an Home-Überwachungskameras aus. Neben versteckten Kameras, den sogenannten “Nanny Cams”, experimentiert Bartholl auch mit 360° „Lightbulb“-Kameras, die mit Licht und Lautsprechern ausgestattet sind. Der Markt für Überwachungskameras im privaten Bereich ist in den letzten Jahren enorm gewachsen. Das Bedürfnis nach Kontrolle des eigenen Privatraums spiegelt sich in dieser Entwicklung wider und ist ein Teil der von Vertrauensverlust geprägten digitalen Gesellschaft.

 

Der Kunstturm
4 Etagen – 122 Stufen – 24 m

Eigentlich sollte der nicht mehr benötigte Schlauchturm der Feuerwehr Mitte der 90er Jahre abgerissen werden, um Parkraum für das Erlebnisbad “Ronolulu” zu schaffen. Aber Peter Möhl, damaliger Geschäftsführer der Stadtwerke und damit Eigentümer des Turms, schwebte eine sinnvolle Nachnutzung vor. Zusammen mit dem 2. Vorsitzenden des Kunstvereins, dem Architekten Jürgen Lohmann, wurde die Idee geboren, den Turm zu einer Galerie umzubauen.
Lohmann entwarf einen modernen Anbau als Entree, ließ vier Ebenen in den Turm einbauen und führte die erforderlichen Sanierungsmaßnahmen mit viel Rücksicht auf die vorhandene Bausubstanz durch. Seit 1996 ist der “Kunstturm” Domizil des Kunstvereins Rotenburg e.V. und, wie es der Kulturminister des Bundes (Beauftragter der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien), Bernd Neumann, anlässlich eines Besuchs seinerzeit formulierte, “ein Leuchtturm der Kunst in Niedersachsen”.

Recent Events

Killyourphone workshop

24. February 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.

#linkchain – workshop by Nadja Buttendorf

22. February 2024
Workshop, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Osnabrück

BYOP – Bring Your Own Pulli and print it! Besucher:innen sind eingeladen einen Pullover oder T-Shirt mitzubringen, um diese vor Ort bedrucken zu lassen. Mit der Robotron #linkchain. Die #linkchain ist ein YouTube-Link. Der Link führt zu Nadja Buttendorfs Webserie Robotron: Robotron – a tech opera SEASON 3D. [Eine Webserie ist eine Serie im Internet.]. Robotron – a tech opera ist die erste Seifenoper, die in der Computerindustrie der DDR spielt. Sie beschäftigt sich mit der Computerentwicklung und dem Alltag in Ostdeutschland. [Eine Seifenoper ist eine Serie. Oft geht es um Liebe und um Beziehungen.]

Der Workshop ist kostenfrei. Du musst dich nicht anmelden.
Bring einen Pullover oder ein T-Shirt mit!

Teil des Vermittlungsprogramms zur Ausstellung Ihr Paket ist abholbereit(08.07.2023–25.02.2024) von Aram Bartholl in der Kunsthalle Osnabrück.

Warum sind Daten poltisch? – Von digitalen Diensten zu realen Ungerechtigkeiten

14. January 2024
Workshop, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Osnabrück

15:00 – 17:00 Uhr

Jeden Tag produzieren wir alle Unmengen an Daten. Doch was passiert eigentlich damit? Und was haben unsere Daten mit sozialer Gerechtigkeit zu tun? Damit beschäftigt sich das Studienprojekt Data Ethics Outreach Lab. Masterstudierende der Universität Osnabrück richten den Blick auf die gesellschaftlichen Auswirkungen von Daten. Es beleuchtet, wie durch die Verarbeitung von Daten Machtungleichheiten entstehen. In dieser interaktiven Veranstaltung zeigt das Forschungsprojekt, warum Daten und Datenschutz uns alle etwas angehen.

Die Veranstaltung ist kostenfrei. Du musst dich dafür nicht anmelden.

Die interaktive Informationsveranstaltung ist Teil des Vermittlungsprogramms zur Ausstellung Ihr Paket ist abholbereit (08.07.2023–25.02.2024) von Aram Bartholl in der Kunsthalle Osnabrück.

Reparatur- und Nachhaltigkeitsmesse „2.Chance!“

13. January 2024
Workshop, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Osnabrück

13:00 – 18:00 Uhr

Bei der Reparatur- und Nachhaltigkeitsmesse 2. Chance! stellen die verschiedenen Reparatur-Gruppen aus Osnabrück und Umgebung sich und ihre Ziele vor. Interessierte Besucher:innen können gebrauchte, reparierte Elektro-Geräte kaufen. Dazu gibt es verschiedene Informationsangebote und eine Einladung zum gemeinsamen Gespräch über das Thema Nachhaltigkeit. Zusammen denken wir auch über unsere eigene Verantwortung nach.

Die Veranstaltung ist kostenfrei. Du musst dich nicht anmelden.

Teil des Vermittlungsprogramms zur Ausstellung Ihr Paket ist abholbereit(08.07.2023–25.02.2024) von Aram Bartholl in der Kunsthalle Osnabrück.

Blog Archive for Tag: fffffat

YOUR ART!! Party at F.A.T. GOLD at Eyebeam

April 9, 2013

YOUR ART Party – FAT GOLD at Eyebeam from Aram Bartholl on Vimeo.

YOUR ART!! party at Eyenbeam last Saturday was super cool!! As part of the F.A.T. GOLD program visitors were invited to build a golden necklace to show art from their phones.  The concept is based on an intervention I did with Khoi Vinh during the Seven on Seven conference at Rhizome 2012.  More documentation about the F.A.T. GOLD exhibition at Eyebeam to come.









http://www.flickr.com/photos/bartholl/sets/72157633205582132/

‘Express Yourself’ intervention with Khoi Vinh during the Seven on Seven conference at Rhizome 2012.

Prior YOUR ART!! party at my birthday party in Berlin Dec 2012



http://www.flickr.com//photos/bartholl/sets/72157632425447016/
 

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TPB AFK bootleg

February 12, 2013


Last Friday I made a cam bootleg of the world premiere of the TPB AFK film at Berlinale. Whole story and video etc can be found on FFFFFAT :))

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YOUR ART!!

October 25, 2012

!!! POSTPONED TILL MARCH13 DUE TO STORM SANDY !!!

http://fffff.at/your-art/

FAT LAB WANTS YOUR ART!!

Participate!! Be part of FAT GOLD at EYEBEAM Nov 2012!!

The YOUR ART!! killer exhibition series includes:
YOUR ART!! KARAOKE ARTIST PANEL
YOUR ART!! GOLDEN NECKLACE PARTY
YOUR ART!! DEADDROP SHOW
YOUR ART!! ENDLESS SCREENING
Submit your ART today and be part of this awesome series!! FAT will show all your pieces during FAT GOLD!! Be included in the YOUR ART!! DEADDROP SHOW. Everything will be uploaded onto this DeadDrop and will be available to the public 24/7. (You can also upload your works there any time yourself)!! Also, your files will be projected in YOUR ART!! ENDLESS SCREENING in maximum size in the FAT GOLD exhibition. If you are in NYC drop by and make your own YOUR ART!! GOLDEN NECKLACE. Show off your works on your personal phone necklace at the FAT GOLD closing party or participate in the YOUR ART!! KARAOKE ARTIST PANEL discussion. Present and discuss works ( you’ve never seen before as if their where your own 🙂 and win a YOUR ART GOLDEN USB DRIVE!! It s gonna be KILLER!!
Aram Bartholl 2012

YOUR ART!! GOLDEN NECKLACE test run with Khoi Vinh during Rhizome Seven on Seven

SUBMIT your art here  YOURART@datenform.de

(links preferred!!)

!!! POSTPONED TILL MARCH13 DUE TO STORM SANDY !!!

include: name, titel, year, website
deadline: Nov 5, 2012
FAQ in the comments
F.A.T. GOLD: Five Years of Free Art & Technology
AT EYEBEAM
November 5–17, 2012,
Grand opening Nov 7, closing party Nov 11, more TBA soon
www.gold.fffff.at

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YYEAAAHHH FFFFFAT 5 GOOOOLD

October 24, 2012

!!! POSTPONED TILL MARCH13 DUE TO STORM SANDY !!!

HANG ON!! 2 WEEKS TO GO! BE READY FOR THE MONSTER!!

F.A.T. GOLD: Five Years of Free Art & Technology
curated by Lindsay Howard
AT EYEBEAM
November 5–17, 2012
www.gold.fffff.at/

I am very much looking fwd to the upcoming FAT lab show FAT GOLD  at Eyebeam NYC in 2 weeks. CU there!!

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ONLINE GALLERY PLAYSET

May 23, 2012

[first published on fffff.at/online-gallery-playset]

Make your own gallery today! Curate awesome art from the Internetz and run your first show in 5 min!

ONLINE GALLERY PLAYSET from Aram Bartholl on Vimeo.

You always dreamt to run your own gallery? This is your chance! Make your
own gallery in less than 5 minutes. Curate the best online shows ever!

  1. Dowload the ONLINE GALLERY PLAYSET (A3 or 2 pages A4)
  2. Print, cut and make your very own white cube.
  3. Curate awesome art from the Internetz.
  4. Develop a precise hanging layout. (…cut some frames)
  5. and install the art! (…match browser windows with frames)

BANG!! You just made your first show! Invite your
friends and play together. It‘s super easy and sooo much fun!!
Aram Bartholl 2012 for TAXI art magazin






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How To Avoid Facial Recognition

May 15, 2012

or ‘YOU GOTTA FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT TO PAAARTY (ANONYMOUSLY!!)

How To Avoid Facial Recognition from Aram Bartholl on Vimeo.

This is not a hoax! It really works! But you ll need some extra training for your neck muscles 😉 Don’t be worried about party pictures any more. Just keep your head tilted when ever a friend pulls a camera or you travel to the UK. You’ll be safe! In case you are not an expert in software like Kyle’s ofxFaceTracker you can also test this just with your phone or camera. Facial recognition is default nowadays (especially on all the Faceboogles….)!!


by Kyle McDonald & Aram Bartholl
Berlin 2012
first posted on fffff.at/how-to-avoid-facial-recognition May 9 2012

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How To Turn Code Into Art

October 12, 2011

[1st published on fffffat]

Art aware hackers!! Your code can be art! Yes, no kidding!!!

Recent events have shown again that computer code and its power is still underestimated by the public and governments. The way software is written, it s quality, openess, closedness etc. has a very high impact on which way society is taking.  Some small changes or features in code can result in an enormous loss of democratic values or lead to a hidden surveillance state.  Because comparably only few people can read and understand code it is so important we communicate it, discuss it in public and make it art! 🙂
Congrats to the CCC for revealing and revers engeneering this incredible piece of software and to FAZ (a leading german news paper, circulation of 360.000) which went of the charts by printing 5 full pages assembler code. Awesome!

BOINGBOING: Chaos Computer Club cracks Germany’s illegal government malware, a trojan that spies on your PC and lets anyone off the street hijack it
Germany’s Chaos Computer Club published the sourcecode for a piece of malware used by the German government to spy on citizens. The software was discovered in the wild and reverse engineered. It can be used to spy on or control remote PCs. Because of flaws in the software, anyone who was infected with this by German police was vulnerable to spying by “anyone on the street.” The German supreme court banned the use of trojans to spy on German citizens in 2008. ….

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Free Ai Weiwei – glasses !!

June 17, 2011

[first released on fffff.at]

Make your own FREE Ai Weiwei glasses today!! Download the post card PDF, print double sided, cut and mount the parts!! Show off your pair of FREE Ai Weiwei glasses!!
Aram Bartholl 2011

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Ai Weiwei – FUCK OFF – Bookmarklet

May 26, 2011

[1st released on fffff.at]

Say it like Ai Weiwei!! Make some noise!! Free Ai Weiwei!!


Drag and drop the link below to your bookmarks tool bar above (tutorial below). Hit the FUCK OFF – Bookmarklet in desired situation while you surf the web! Say it like Ai Weiwei!! Post your screen shots in the comments!

Ai Weiei – FUCK OFF – Bookmarklet

FUCK OFF !! Deutsche Bank, BMW and Siemens for keeping their mouths shut about Ai Weiwei’s arrest. Yes, just keep sponsoring art shows and culture in China and pretend nothing has happend …. FUCK OFF !!!



Based on the awesome

>> Kanye Vision Bookmarklet <

by Evan Roth & Tobias Leingruber 2009

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The Legendary Night at Roter Krebs 2010

May 26, 2011

[1st released on fffff.at]

FAT at Roter Krebs, Ars Electronica 2010 from Aram Bartholl on Vimeo.

Last year I curated the program for the category Digital Communities at Ars Electronica 2010. The whole thing was called TELE-INTERNET and a mix of talks, workshops, lab, hacker space and performances. We also had a night program at Roter Krebs (which is definately the best party place in Linz!!). Looking back this night was very special and became one of my personal highlights in F.A.T. history !! (…besides the TM fake G-car 🙂 Finally I managed to get it documented! Enjoy!!
[VIDEO links: TELE-INTERNET, evan-roth.com/cream, tortureclassics.com and Theo’s awesome mixes ]

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