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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Upcoming Events

25 Jahre Stiftung Springhornhof

21. September – 3. November 2024
Group Show, Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen

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: fps

Babycastles presents DADAMACHINIMA

February 2, 2011


Babycastles presents DADAMACHINIMA
Curated by Walter Langelaar of WORM (Rotterdam)
Opening 7pm on Friday, February 4th. On view until Sunday, March 7th 2011.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=194553047227854

WORKS: FPS [first peron shooter] by Aram Bartholl | Mary Mack 5000C by Kaho Abe & Lina Fenequito |Composite Club by JODI | Levelhead by Julian Oliver | Video Terraform Dance Party by Jeremy Bailey 

Opening Night Performances: Lovid, Radio Shock, Casperelectronics, DUBKNOWDUB, Dan Friel LoVid will also debut a performance of ‘Catchy’
DADAMACHINIMA explores tactics of emergent gameplay, disrupted modes of interactivity, and brute-force hacks of contemporary (video)game interfaces and environments. This exhibition focuses on artists that have subverted the way we interface with videogames. From bleeding-edge AR combined with papercraft and FPS memes, or early Italian cinema done over by messed up Eyetoy cams, artists explore alternate forms of gaming.
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“Sight”

December 16, 2009

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And another group show on almost the same date as Liverpool with First Person Shooter. Thx to Damiano Colacito (great works!) for the invitation! Would love to join!
“Sight”
museo laboratorio
18.12.2009 – 23.01.2010
vernissage 18.12.09 7:00 pm
Museolaboratorio ex manifattura tabacchi
Vico Lupinato 1, 65013
Città Sant’Angelo (PE), Italy
Tel. +39 (0)85 960555
Direttore Enzo De Leonibus
info@museolaboratorio.org
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“Space Invaders”

December 16, 2009

First Person Shooter will be part of the upcoming game art show “Space Invaders”at FACT Liverpool UK.
Exploring the blurred boundaries between video-game space and real space

FACT launches a season of gaming with Space Invaders, a group exhibition that brings art and gaming cultures together. From retro text-based role-playing games, to the detailed city maps found in the latest Grand Theft Auto, Space Invaders draws on these sources of artistic inspiration and explores the increasingly blurred boundaries between video-game spaces and real spaces.
Friday 18 December 2009 – Sunday 21 February 2010
FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool

with
Blast Theory, Aram Bartholl, Bill Viola, Cao Fei, Ludic Society, Riley Harmon, Jeremy Bailey, Ubermorgen.com, Julian Oliver, Yuichiro Katsumoto, Anita Fontaine and Michael Pelletier, Mark Essen, …

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How to build a pair of “First Person Shooter” glasses under consideration of health & safety regulations

November 17, 2009


This video addresses all curators and production managers who are interested in showing Aram Bartholl’s art piece “First Person Shooter” in a public exhibition but who are at the same time concerned about health and security issues. Yes, it is possible to show this piece with all it’s features and DIY part in a public place! Some simple rules and classic tools will prevent that exhibition visitors run amok or commit suicide in the show.
First released on fffff.at

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Mirror Mirror

October 22, 2009

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I am showing First Person Shooter and 1H (video & object) at BYU MOA
Mirror Mirror: Contemporary Portraits and the Fugitive Self
Brigham Young University Museum of Art:
October 23,  2009 – May 8, 2010
Opening: Thursday, October 22, 2009 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm

This exhibition explores how we shape our identities and how we seek to change perceptions of ourselves. Works by multiple local and international artists trace the influences of rituals, facades, social media, and the family from various perspectives, in examining what it means to be human beneath the veneers we accumulate in society.
Picture: Mark Khaisman, Ani and Sofie, 2007. Packaging tape on Plexiglas in
light box.

Participating artists:
Kjellgren Alkire
Valerie Atkisson
Aram Bartholl
Dawoud Bey
Rebecca Campbell
Ben Coonley
Doug Dubois
Hasan Elahi
Harrell Fletcher
Douglas Gordon
Mary Henderson
Oliver Herring
Amy Jorgensen
Mark Khaisman
Jeff Larsen
Nikki Lee
Mike McGlothlen
Feng Mengbo
Julie Moos
Takashi Murakami
Julian Opie
Lydia Panas
Rachel Papo
Przemyslaw Pokrycki
Nate Ronniger
Lincoln Schatz
Michael Scoggins
Andrew Sexton
Amy Sillman
Beat Streuli
Endocrom


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“Socially Active”

April 25, 2009


Thx to whole curator and production team!
An exhibition of interactive artworks exploring contemporary sociality

Opening Night: 23rd April 2009 6-8pm, Exhibition Continues: 24th April – 30th May
Artists: Aram Bartholl, Cao Fei, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Paul Notzold and Thomson and Craighead
Curated by: Rachael Baum, Vivian Choi, Helena Copsey, Sue-Na Gay, Grace Zihua Lu and Sara Taylor
The University of Essex Gallery
www.sociallyactive.org.uk
pics by Rachael Baum

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DADAMACHINIMA

December 10, 2008


My last trip this year! (But not my last talk 😉
See you in Amsterdam.
(Ludic Society)
DADAMACHINIMA
avant-garde videogame modification
Exhibition 19 dec 2008 – 1 march 2009
Opening do. 18 dec 20.00 en afterparty with:
Electrolust, Krach Bar, Poppekastkrakers and Pornologic
at PLANETART Medialab Artspace
Wibautstraat 150 Amsterdam,NL
DADAMACHINIMA explores tactics of emergent gameplay, disrupted modes of interactivity,
and brute-force hacks of contemporary (video)game interfaces and environments.
Joan Leandre – *In the Name of Kernel!…* – Song of the Iron Bird
Marc van Elburg – |pongmachine|
Julian Oliver – Trapped Rocket
Gordan Savicic – Insert Coin / Chakramat
Ludic Society – Objets Celibataires / New Bachelor Machines (Selection)
Gottfried Haider – Hidden in Plain Sight
JODI – Composite Club 2.0++
Walter Langelaar – nOtbOt
Aram Bartholl – First Person Shooter
Paul B. Davis – Five In One: Fantasy Cutscenes #2
Friedrich Kirschner – guest curator/director Machinima FilmFest

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eARTS Shanghai

October 16, 2008


I’ll be be part of the workshop “Urban Space. Time to Play” 19th – 22th Oct. next week at eARTS Shanghai. I am looking forward to it and I am curious to test China for some paper based realtime urban adventure action. Stay tuned! More info

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“AVATAR the new you”

August 31, 2008


I’ll show “First Person Shooter” at the Australian Centre for Photography in the exhibition “AVATAR the new you”.

5 September – 4 October 2008
Australian Centre for Photography
www.acp.org.au
257 Oxford Street Paddington NSW 2021
Sydney

Pic: Daniel Handal “Anita and Pink Wall” 2006

AVATAR the new you

MYFANWY ASHMORE (CANADA), ARAM BARTHOLL (GERMANY), TOBIAS BERNSTRUP (SWEDEN), ZENG HAN & YANG CHANGHONG (CHINA), DANIEL HANDAL (USA), CLAUDIA HART (USA), CEES-JAN KIEWIET / WYRIHAXIMUS (NETHERLANDS), DAVID MELÉNDEZ (MEXICO), STEVE MILLER / ARAHAN CLAVEAU (UK), MELISSA RAMOS & , RHYS TURNER (AUSTRALIA), JUSTIN SHOULDER (AUSTRALIA) TALE OF TALES GAME DESIGN FORUM (BELGIUM). CURATED BY MALCOLM SMITH

The original Avatars came from Indian mythology; they were the bodies the Gods used when they chose to walk upon the earth. Today the term Avatar is more commonly associated with the graphical action figures we use when we play games in online worlds. Like virtual alter-egos, our avatars can be whoever we want them to be; musclebound commandos, lithe blood elves, penguins or Pokemon. If you are on Facebook, Myspace, a dating site or if you can Google yourself, you have a virtual identity. As more and more of our time is spent online; socialising, conducting business, broadcasting our opinions or looking for love; the way we are perceived there is becoming as important as in real life. Avatars are more than a puppet or a plaything; they are the new you. The artists in this exhibition are inspired by Popular Culture rather than High Art, through games such as World of Warcraft or Half Life, virtual environments such as Second Life or the Sims, or content sharing sites such as Flickr, and Youtube. They question conventional attitudes towards gender, spirituality, violence, technology,sexualitt and identity, examining how these issues have been transformed by online technologies.

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let's MAKE something …

December 20, 2007


Hey Bre, it was fun having you around at my workshop yesterday.

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