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: random screen

Random Screen (v.3)

March 5, 2010

Short video docu on “Random Screen” v.3 2009  (finally HD)

Random Screen (v.3) from Aram Bartholl on Vimeo.

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The art of art packaging

March 1, 2010


(Random Screen back from Korea … )

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Lack of electricity

October 22, 2009

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I am showing Random Screen at
Lack of electricity
2009. 10.22(thu) – 11.19(thu)
OPENING 2009. 10.22(thu) PM 5:00

Venue:
Space CAN (46-26 Seongbuk dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, Korea, 136-822)

Artists:
아람바톨Aram Bartholl,
헤르빅바이저Herwig Weiser,
박준범June-bum Park,
전병삼Byeong-sam Jeon,
정흥섭Heung-sup, Jung

[text below is raw OCR]

The media art works are focused on the miraculous techniques and astonishment as tt_e meaning of the works ratt_er
than the contents, with using of the digital technology, In other word, the audienceC participation of push ing buttons and
sensor detdion become accepted as an aesthetic communication , These situations intensifies the various aspects of
media art function,
A purpose of the exhibit_an, 4Lack af Electricity-Unplugged Media Art> is reinterpreting the media art and camplement
limitations of media art. This p0ject Degins with the question, ‘Where do we find the meaning of media art when the
electricity is out?”. since tt_e electricity is an indispensable element for the process of media art. Tt_ is project signifies the
mean_ng of electricity in med_a art,

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Random Screen at C.A.R.

June 8, 2009

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Zeche Zollverein Mischanlage is a great space for exhibitions. Random Screen during C.A.R. last weekend.

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3some

May 10, 2009

Random Screen, Paper Pixels and On at “Springt!” Bremen from Aram Bartholl on Vimeo.

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Kunstfrühling Bremen

May 7, 2009


I am showing Paper Pixels, Random Screen and On at Artspring Bremen 2009. An old 180x80m train garage space is filled with all galleries and museums of the region of Bremen, plus a group show ‘springt!’ curated by Dirck Möllmann.

Opening tonight! 7 pm
Güterbahnhof, Bremen, DE
open 7.-25.5.2009

Diana M. Alonso, Aram Bartholl, Norbert Bauer und Ralf Tekaat, Achim Bertenburg, Achim Bitter, Katja Blum, Susanne Bollenhagen, Reinhold Budde, Claudia Christoffel, Derk Claassen, Irmgard Dahms, Stefan Demming, Harald Falkenhagen, Christiane Fichtner, Max Frisinger, Anja Fußbach, Herwig Gillerke, Christian Haake, Jutta Haeckel, Margrét Rós Harõardóttir, Marikke Heinz-Hoek, Rosa Jaisli, Annika Kahrs, Hanswerner Kirschmann, Martin Koroscha, Korpys / Löffler, Sandra Kuhne, Ralf Küster, Patricia Lambertus, Susanne Laufer, Veronika Maier, Achim Manz, mark, Daniela Marschall, Jub Mönster, Horst Müller, Cordula Prieser, Ina Raschke, Talal Refit, Felix Rehfeld, Preechaya Siripanich, Anna Solecka, Marina Steinacker und Susanne Katharina Willand, Kinki Texas, Mei-Shiu Winde-Liu, Christian Wolter

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“Random Screen” at 5 minute museum

February 13, 2009


I’ll be showing Random Screen at

5 minute museum
Eindhoven, NL
March 5th – 21st 2009

5 Minute Museum initiated by STRP and art space MU is a special project room in the heart of Strijp S a former Philips factory location in Eindhoven that is being transformed into a cultural hub. At the moment industry has just left the site (leaving mostly gigantic monumental factory complexes empty) and young designers and artists are taking over. In this phase STRP and MU initiated the plan to begin a new museum concept that focuses on just one work every month that gets a space of its own of about a 70 square meters. Visitors must be able to experience this work in the most direct and individual way possible, being able to be grasped by it for at least 5 minutes or more.

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“Random Screen” at Lab30

October 22, 2007


I will show Random Screen including a build your own pixel workshop at the media art festival

Lab30 Augsburg, DE.
25.-27.10.2007

The program looks quite promising.

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Pic of theday: Random Screen Color!

May 9, 2007


Michael took this picture of this wonderful color changing pixel clock. Very nice combination of analogue and digital. But it says LED, no tea candles in there, thats for sure.
Thx Michael!

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Press: Bauwelt on Transmediale, Random Screen and Second Life

April 27, 2007


Bauwelt is the weekly german standard in architecture. Thanks to Matthias Böttger who wrote this article about the Transmediale07 talking about my piece “Random Screen” and the Second Life panel I was on.

Bauwelt 17/2007 Page 4

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