Current Events

The Glass Room

18. January – 26. November 2022
Group Show, MOD, Adelaide

The Glass Room MOD
The Glass Room is a public intervention that aims to educate about technology. With a sleek tech shop vibe, visitors can freely and critically discuss their relationships with data privacy.

Having toured Europe and the US, it will be visiting Australia for the first time in 2022.

From the tech boom to tech backlash, our understanding of the digital has become both deeply personal and deeply political. Our desire for convenience has given way to questions about the trade-offs for how much we can control our data and our understanding about how it is used.

The Glass Room is a place to explore these ideas. The objects here bring to life the hidden aspects of everyday technologies and examine how they are changing the way we live. The objects in The Glass Room provide unconventional and unexpected ways of seeing your relationship with your data.

As technology becomes embedded in every part of our lives, The Glass Room helps you look deeper into the digital: Does your personal data say everything about you, or is it an imperfect portrait? Do more tools, apps, and information make us better and more efficient, or are we giving away more than we want in return? What goes on behind the screens and inside the black boxes of the devices we interact with everyday? If we knew, would we still sign in or click ‘I agree’? How much trust do users invest in big tech companies, and what can be done if that trust is broken? If you want to learn more, you can visit our Data Detox Bar to pick up our Data Detox Kit, which offers you simple tips to enhance your digital privacy, security, and wellbeing.

Featured Artists:

Dries Depoorter, Aram Bartholl, Kiki Mager, Bengt Sjölén, Danja Vasiliev, Sebastian Schmieg, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Tega Brain / Sam Lavigne, Kyriaki Goni, La Loma, and Tactical Tech

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Upcoming Events

I am not a Robot

16. September – 27. November 2022
Group Show, Ludwig Múzeum, Budapest

I am not a Robot. On the Borders of the Singularity.

As a harbinger of the (supposedly) imminent arrival of the Singularity, the exhibition explores the powerful impact of technological development on our daily lives.

One of the defining global phenomena of our time is digitalisation, which has transformed human life in an evolutionary leap over the past decades, rewriting centuries of fixed habits, forms and behavioural patterns. The digital turn is still ongoing, with our lives moving from offline to online, and the digital presence growing rapidly. Digital technology in its current state is a new normativity that is part of work and life: not an enemy, not a friend, but a natural part of life…

On Equal Terms

15. – 25. September 2022
Group Show, Uferhallen, Berlin

From September 15 to 25, the Uferhallen will present the group exhibition On Equal Terms.

A large majority of Berlin-based artists are trying to resist the eco‐ nomic displacement of spaces for artistic experimentation. However, their language is sometimes forced to conform to a similar logic, as workplaces and artistic networks are labelled as “creative hubs” and “cultural capital.” In the struggle against the gentrification of spaces for living and working, these same spaces necessarily become subject to the cultural economy’s valorization process. What is the price to pay for entering the political bidding war for space? What is the relationship between cultural and monetary capital? Are both sides of the conversation on equal terms?

The group show examines, among other things, how art deals with mechanisms of the partly voluntary, partly forced commodification of cultural and artistic values. The exhibition will showcase works by approximately 25 artists from Uferhallen

Recent Events

DFG-Schwerpunktprogramms „Das digitale Bild”

7. – 9. July 2022
Talk, Online, Munich, Marburg

Metapolitisches Hüpfen

10. June 2022
Performance, Grosse Bergstrasse / Goetheplatz, Hamburg

Symposium und antifaschistische Hüpfburg
Große Bergstraße/ Goetheplatz, Hamburg
13:00-19:00 Uhr

Mohamed Amjahid (Vortrag & Diskussion)
Wie aus der Parallelgesellschaft herausspringen?
Über homogen weisse Räume in der Stadt

Aram Bartholl (Performance & Gespräch)
Greetings from Hamburg!
Wie umgehen mit geschichtsrevisionistischer Architektur?

Eduard Freudmann (Vortrag)
Kontextualisierung, Umgestaltung, Weggestaltung
Künstlerische und aktivistische Auseinandersetzungen mit geschichtspolitischen Manifestationen im öffentlichen Raum

Cornelia Siebeck (Thesen & gemeinsames Nachdenken)
Was wir „vergessen“ haben, oder:
Für eine Erinnerungsarbeit ohne Selbstvergewisserung

Nora Sternfeld (Vortrag)
Errungene Erinnerungen
Kontaktzonen umkämpfter und geteilter Geschichte

Gegenwärtig sind wir mit einer rechten Metapolitik konfrontiert, die mit kulturellen Setzungen versucht zivilgesellschaftliche Überzeugungen und kulturelle Diskurse jenseits von Parlamenten nach eigenen Vorstellungen zu verändern. Während das Konzept der Metapolitik eigentlich für den Aufbau einer demokratischen Zivilgesellschaft gedacht war, zielt die Neue Rechte darauf ab, gesellschaftliche Komplexität auf essentialistische Vorstellungen von Kultur, Nation und Volk zu reduzieren. Mit Rekonstruktionen historischer Architektur, ideologischer Inanspruchnahme von Orten, aber auch Angriffen auf Parlamente versucht sie abgeschlossene Identitäten zu konstruieren. Im Ringen um die kulturelle Hegemonie entwendet die Neue Rechte auch den Künsten ihre Strategien, mit denen zuvor noch für eine offene und vielfältige Gesellschaft eingetreten wurde. Sie richtet die performativen Methoden nun gegen die vielfältige Kultur selbst. Dafür dreht sie das kritische Potential der Künste in eine affirmative Symbolhaftigkeit um und verwendet das progressive Moment der Künste für ihre regressiven Ideen.

Obwohl die permanente Gefahr besteht, die entwickelten künstlerischen Praxen in den Händen von Personen mit autoritären und völkischen Vorstellungen wiederzufinden, besteht nach wie vor die Notwendigkeit mit Kunst Ideen davon zu entwickeln, wie wir als Gesellschaft gerne zusammenleben wollen. Metapolitisches Hüpfen bietet den Anlass, rechte Metapolitik zu diskutieren und schafft zugleich den Raum, um Gegenstrategien zu entwickeln. Um die Frage nach dem Umgang mit symbolischen Räumen so zuzuspitzen, dass sie sichtbar und diskutierbar wird, wird das Hambacher Schloss als Symbol für Demokratie aber auch nationalistische Vereinnahmung in eine antifaschistische Hüpfburg transformiert. Die Architektur wird zur Infrastruktur für ein eintägiges Symposium im öffentlichen Raum, das Widersprüchlichkeit zulässt und auf dem nicht nur theoretisch, sondern auch praktisch und performativ Strategien gegen rechte Metapolitik entwickelt, erprobt und debattiert werden.

Mit: Mohamed Amjahid, Aram Bartholl, Eduard Freudmann, Cornelia Siebeck und Nora Sternfeld
Konzeption: Frieder Bohaumilitzky
Grafikdesign Flyer & Plakat: Torben Körschkes

www.metapolitisches-huepfen.de

DeadDrops in H4v4n4

23. – 31. May 2022
Group Show, El Paquete Semanal, Havana

DeadDrops in H4v4n4 and !!!Sección ARTE [No. 37], Paquete Semanal, collaboration with Nestor Siré [May, 2022] Cuba.

Video des Monats

1. – 31. May 2022
Solo Show, HMKV, Dortmund

In the series HMKV Video of the Month, HMKV presents in monthly rotation current video works by international artists – selected by Inke Arns”

“TOP25”, 2018, video, 5:44 min

TOP25 is a series of short 3D animation sequences featuring the 25 most used passwords in the world. Standard, easy-to-guess passwords like ‘123456’ or ‘admin’—frequently the default preset passwords for routers and other devices in the past—still pose a significant security threat to computer systems in general. This collection of well-known passwords is presented in a style of 3D animation often used for YouTube intros. It is very common practice among YouTubers to use short and very to-the-point 3D animations of their logo and name to introduce their channels, and a whole scene of young YouTubers exchange and share the 3D source files (Blender 3D) online to help new channel producers generate their own intros. Though the animations are remixed and altered, the general aesthetics follow a very clear visual concept. All sequences in this video are original designs and arrangements by different creators; the text has been altered to match the top 25 passwords.

 

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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