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July 2, 2019

A Speed Show on the Post-Digital Self

curated by
Anika Meier & Aram Bartholl
5.7.2019, 7:00 – 10:00pm
Internet Cafe – Midnightshop
Schönhauser Allee 188, Ecke Torstr., 10119 Berlin

Participating artists:
Lisette Appeldorn, Jeremy Bailey, Nadja Buttendorf, Petra Cortright, Constant Dullaart, Tom Galle, Lauren Huret, Johanna Jaskowska, Andy Kassier, Hanneke Klaver, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Echo Can Luo, Ines Marzat, Jillian Mayer, Andy Picci, Selam X

Social media algorithms have a preference for faces. People prefer friends to strangers and are more comfortable with the familiar in general. This preference applies to their own faces, too. Studies have shown that people like their mirror-reflected face most because that is how they are used to seeing themselves. “The selfie,” writes Nathan Jurgenson, “lets us share that mirror-view, what we see when contemplating our self, considering what we are.” Science is not yet convinced of what the critics are absolutely sure of: people who take selfies are narcissistic exhibitionists.

These days, when a person takes a photo to their plastic surgeon, it is of their own face. Smoothed and beautified by Snapchat and Instagram filters, it is the new ideal. Filters make people feel attractive. Masks and filters function as a barrier between the individual and the world, and people have always felt the need to change themselves by wearing makeup, getting plastic surgery, donning masks ,or using filters that simultaneously hide and reveal. Mask culture, thousands of years old, is currently undergoing a digital renaissance. Software-driven face-recognition apps on smartphones enable a new, shared experience of this ancient tradition. “The self one tries to express tends to be new, exciting, confessional, sexy, etc., because it plays as an advertisement. Identity is a series of ads for a product that doesn’t exist,” writes Rob Horning on digital identities.

In the early 1980s Lynn Hershman Leeson addressed the ways media changes the view of the self and promotes stereotypical norms in her series “Phantom Limbs.” Jeremy Bailey has been playing with floating, 3D objects in front of the camera since the early 2000s. The elaborate hardware and tracking programs he began with have now completely disappeared into the smartphone. Petra Cortright started using commercially-available webcam software with basic effects and folklore-inspired filters to create her series of YouTube portraits in 2009.

Now, a new generation of net artists is reflecting on the presentation of faces in the digital age. @AndyKassier, for example, explains in his video how to make the perfect selfie, while @jillianmayer gives tips on how to hide from surveillance cameras with makeup in her tutorial. @andypicci uses filters to criticise the desire for image cultivation in the era of social media and @johwska addresses the sort of beauty ideals promoted by celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner every day. The @selamxstudio collective, in turn, shows what happens when a beauty AI does Kyle Jenner’s make-up.


The SPEED SHOW exhibition series was conceived by artist Aram Bartholl in June 2010. The basic idea of this exhibition format is to create a gallery like opening situation for browser-based internet art in a public cyber cafe or internet shop for one night. The exhibition format is free and can be applied by anyone at any place.

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Speed Show LA: Manifesto

February 3, 2016

Additivism Manifesto
by Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke

Speed Show LA: Manifesto

7:00-10:00 PM, Thursday, February 18, 2016, fb-event
at iPC Bang Internet Cafe, http://www.yelp.com/biz/i-pc-bang-internet-cafe
401 S Vermont Ave, Koreatown,
Los Angeles, CA 90020


A manifesto is a published verbal declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer, be it an individual, group, political party or government. A manifesto usually accepts a previously published opinion or public consensus and/or promotes a new idea with prescriptive notions for carrying out changes the author believes should be made. It often is political or artistic in nature, but may present an individual’s life stance. [Wikipedia]

Manifestos have always played an important role in art movements. The tutorial for how to become a successful artist could be “Step 1: Write a manifesto!…” Sometimes the manifesto itself becomes the art work, or in other cases the opposite happens. A kind of unwritten manifesto is in place, an art scene influencing and quoting each others’ work with their own set of rules and aesthetic ideas. It also happens that an art work has strong manifesto qualities itself or that a single piece represents a whole generation of art. Computer code is by definition a manifesto, a set of rules which are interpreted by the machine. While we’ve been looking at screens and talking about the Internet, the physical manifestation of art work has played a particularly important role over the last ten years.

The very first Speed Show took place in Berlin in the summer of 2010. Six years later, after many Speed Shows world wide and a couple years break, I am very pleased to present the first Speed Show in Los Angeles. More than 20 artists, international and local, from LA, will present a wide range of art from classic works to brand new pieces. It is again an interesting moment (like in 2010) to take a look at the different generations of net artist, Internet artists, art under the influence of the Internet etc … A lot has happened since 2010. Different art scenes developed and moved on, the art world got closer to the Internet and Snowden drained our comfortable bath of naivety. LA 2016! Time for a new manifesto?

Aram Bartholl 2016, Los Angeles

Participating artist:

Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke
Nadja Buttendorf
Petra Cortright
Caitlin Denny
Constant Dullaart
Kate Durbin
Joel Holmberg
Ann Hirsch
Parker Ito
Yung Jake
Guthrie Lonergan
Sara Ludy
Jonas Lund
Michael Manning
Signe Pierce
Casey Reas
Borna Sammak
Alexei Shulgin & Natalie Bookchin
Eddo Stern
Merav Tzur

Curated by Aram Bartholl

Borna Sammak 2016

What is a Speed Show?

The SPEED SHOW exhibition series was conceived by the artist Aram Bartholl in June 2010. The basic idea of this exhibition format is to create a gallery like opening situation for browser based internet art in a public cyber-cafe / internet-shop for one night. The exhibition format is free and can be applied by anyone at any place.

The SPEED SHOW exhibition format:

Hit an Internet-cafe, rent all computers they have and run a show on them for one night. All art works of the participating artists need to be on-line (not necessarily public) and are shown in a typical browser with standard plug-ins. Performance and live pieces may also use pre-installed communication programs (instant messaging, VOIP, video chat etc). Custom software (except browser add-ons) or off-line files are not permitted. Any creative physical modification to the Internet cafe itself is not allowed. The show is public and takes place during normal opening hours of the Internet cafe/shop. All visitors are welcome to join the opening, enjoy the art (and to check their email.)

All shows at http://speedshow.net


UPDATE! (23.2.2016)

The show was a great success! Thx everyone for joining last thursday! Please find below all descriptions and links to the art works!



All pictures on flickr!! https://www.flickr.com/photos/bartholl/albums/72157664287535699


Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke
The 3D Additivist Manifesto
The 3D Additivist Manifesto blurs the boundaries between art, engineering, science fiction, and digital aesthetics. We call for you –artists, activists, designers, and critical engineers – to accelerate the 3D printer and other Additivist technologies to their absolute limits and beyond into the realm of the speculative, the provocative and the weird. Morehshin Allahyari is a new media artist, art activist, educator, and occasional curator. She was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States in 2007. Her work extensively deals with the political, social, and cultural contradictions we face every day. Daniel Rourke is a writer/artist and academic based in London. His work exploits speculative and science fiction in search of a radical ‘outside’ to the human(ities).

Nadja Buttendorf
Nadja’s magnetic Nail Art Studio
“In Nadja’s magnetic Nail Art Studio we do magnetic Nail Enhancement. Instead of implants, we are doing EXPLANTS! Feel Electric Magnetic Waves! It makes your life easier and more beautiful!” Nadja Buttendorf is a Berlin based jewelry artist specialized in questions of cybernetic enhancements of the human body, alien speculative scenarios and posthuman jewelry. She is a founding member of the Cyborg eV Berlin and is known to have coined the term ‘explants’. Get your nails magnetic tonight at the Speed Show!

Petra Cortright
“What do you do for a living? Do you think your job relates to your art practice in a significant way?” “uhh can i skip this one lol. when i worked at office depot i had an office depot twitter account. the account was suspended, but it scraped it together in a gif.” (Rhizome artist profile interview) Petra Cortright uses a range of mediums, both digital and analog, to explore the aesthetics and performative cultures of online consumption.

Caitlin Denny
2009 – 2011
Jstchillin.org served as an online art gallery for a large community of net artists between the years 2009 and 2011. Co-creator Caitlin Denny published several essays, web works and manifestos to accompany the monthly exhibitions, as well as a primer to the site before exhibitions started appearing. The open tabs via browser represent archived and live versions of these net-manifestos, speaking to the link rot and obsolescence issues surrounding born digital archives today – especially those of online art communities. Caitlin Denny (San Diego, 1986) is a California based filmmaker, artist and archivist. She is currently attending UCLA’s Master of Library and Information Science program with a focus on media archives. ,

Constant Dullaart

http://tinyurl.com/tnx-flashart, http://tinyurl.com/tnxfriezz, http://tinyurl.com/tnx-artf, https://soundcloud.com/constantdullaart/balconism-mixdown https://www.google.com/search?q=%27on+balcony+with+phone%27&biw=1333&bih=668&source=lnms&tbm=isch&

A new “-ism” calls for sovereign expression in the 21st century, acronyms, typos, leetspeak, and kaomoji included. The manifesto was published by Dullaart through website error message of the art magazines frieze.com, flashart.com and artforum.com in fall 2015. Constant Dullaart is a former resident of the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, living and working mostly in Berlin. His work often deals with the effects and affects of contemporary communication and mass media, both online and offline.

Kate Durbin
The Supreme Gentleman
The Supreme Gentleman is a performance of Isla Vista shooter Elliot Rodger’s final YouTube address, where he states that he will destroy all “you girls” who have ignored him and treated him “like a mouse.” He claims he will become “like a god.” Not long after filming the video and uploading it to the Internet, Rodger killed six people and injured fourteen others, before killing himself. Like the Oracle of Delphi, I wanted to channel “the god” and transmit/transmute his sick words through my body, the type he had objectified in life (blonde, white). Kate Durbin is a Los Angeles based artist and writer whose work deals with digital media, gender, and popular culture. Recently she was the Arts Queensland 2015 Poet in Residence.,

Joel Holmberg
Anything in here will be replaced on browsers that support the canvas element
With a search and documentation of ‘Anything in here will be replaced on browsers that support the canvas element’ Holmberg deconstructs the classic web 2.0 animated tag cloud in macro lens vision with the precision of a wild life TV documentary of an almost extinct species. Joel Holmberg combines and manipulates existing material to make witty and evocative works in a variety of media. He also creates sculpture, video, books, and Web-based projects, including an archive of responses to questions on Yahoo! Answers (yahoo.answers.com). Holmberg is a founding member of the Internet surfing club Nasty Nets.

Joan Heemskerk and Dirk Paesmans, collectively known as JODI, are rightfully venerated for their countless contributions to art and technology, working as an artistic duo since the mid-90’s. Generally referred to as pioneers of “net.art,” that oft-misunderstood “movement” combining the efforts of artists using the internet as a medium circa 1994, JODI is revered not only for their artistic meditations on the increasing presence of new technology in our daily lives, but also for their fuck-if-I-care attitude toward both the establishments of the technology and art worlds. JODI’s famous five-word “acceptance” speech—if you could call it that—for their 1999 Webby Award in art, simply read, “Ugly commercial sons of bitches.” (Rhizome)

Ann Hirsch
MANIFESTO is the video that introduces the series of 30 short screengrab videos from my online project hornylilfeminist.com. Ann Hirsch is a video and performance artist who examines the influence of technology on popular culture and gender. Her immersive research has included becoming a YouTube camwhore with over two million video views and an appearance as a contestant on Frank the Entertainer…In a Basement Affair on Vh1. She was awarded a Rhizome commission for her two-person play Playground which debuted at the New Museum and was premiered by South London Gallery at Goldsmiths College.

Parker Ito
images 2005 – 2015
2005 – 2015
An image archive from 2005 – present. Parker Ito is an American artist whose work primarily consists of painting, installation, and web based imagery. Ito is one of many YIBA. His internet-influenced approach to art results in large bodies of work produced in short amounts of time. He has exhibited in the United States, Europe, and notable cities worldwide. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

Yung Jake
Yung Jake’s music video for “Both” recalls a night at the club through two interacting Snapchat stories. Each screen gives different perspectives as viewers follow Yung Jake through his night at the club. Viewers need to line up two phones to watch the video in full. The title “Both” refers to the fact that Jake wants to make both: art and hip hop. Jake, who got his BFA from CalArts, turned to the rap world due to frustrations with the art world’s inability to avoid talking about race. “Everytime I made a painting it was about being black all da sudden,” he explained to LA Weekly. “So I started making raps about pretty-hoe-bitches and suddenly blackness wasn’t an issue anymore.”

Drone Drawing
The video ‘KATSU Drone Drawing 2015 on Kendall Jenner’ documents the first to a large audience known drone graffito intervention in public space by the artist KATSU. Location: Kendall Jenner’s face, Calvin Klein Jeans billboard, East Houston St, NYC.2015. KATSU is an artist, vandal and hacker who works in Brooklyn, New York. He works with technology, vandalism, and includes commentary on commercialism, privacy and digital culture. As a result his work includes traditional graffiti, digital media and conceptual artwork.

Guthrie Lonergan
California License Plate Text Editor
“The California state automobile license plate is arguably the sexiest form of unique alphanumerical government identification. I’ve created a simple text editor which places text typed via the user’s keyboard onto California state license plates, 7 characters at a time. …”Text editor” is probably too flattering a label for it, but it does have a blinking cursor and wraps words at the edge of the page. You can create sentences and paragraphs of license plates. The return key works, too.” Guthrie Lonergan’s work has been exhibited internationally, including the New Museum in New York and MOCA in Los Angeles and the first Internet Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. He is a co-founder of Nasty Nets Internet surfing club and is participating in the upcoming 2016 “Made In LA” biennial at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.

Sara Ludy
Low Prim
2012 – 2016
“Low Prim is a growing collection of low-resolution found images (real estate ads, product photography, webcams, Google similar images, etc) that I group together to create a sense of place.” Sara Ludy’s practice investigates the confluence of the physical and virtual. Her works include websites, animation, photography, sculpture, and audio-visual performance. Previous exhibitions of her work include among others the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago; Berkeley Art Museum, California; Honor Fraser, Los Angeles; bitforms gallery, New York; Postmasters Gallery.

Jonas Lund
Investment Advice
Investments are hard; Stocks, Mutual funds, Index funds, Prospectus, Up, Down, Long, Short, Hedge, Execute, Sell, Arbitrage, Leverage, Convergence, Reinvestment risk, Prepayment, Straddle/strangle, HFTs, the Boston Shuffler, Dark Pools. Each financial system or trade follows a pattern, a preset selection of rules and options all adhering to and aiming for growth. These patterns can also become material for other more fluid automated investment advice as depicted in this piece. Jonas Lund is a Swedish contemporary media artist who creates paintings, sculpture, photography, websites and performances in which he incorporates data he extracts from studies of art world trends and behavior.

Michael Manning,
Things That Are The Internet in Apple Casual
“Things That Are The Internet in Apple Casuall’ is a j-query slide show of texts that people submitted to an email address regarding the question ‘What is the Internet?’ Michael Manning is a Los Angeles based artist who explores alternative approaches to producing and distributing traditional art objects using technology and social networking. Most recently he has had solo presentations at Retrospective Gallery, New York, American Contemporary, New York, Bill Brady KC @ NADA Miami 2013 and Smart Objects, Los Angeles.

Signe Pierce
signe -pierce
American Reflexxx is a short film documenting a social experiment that took place in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Director Alli Coates captured performance artist Signe Pierce as she strutted down a busy oceanside street in stripper garb and a reflective mask. The pair agreed not to communicate until the experiment was completed, but never anticipated the horror that would unfold in under an hour. The result is a heart wrenching technicolor spectacle that raises questions about gender stereotypes, mob mentality, and violence in America. Directed by: Alli Coates. Signe Pierce (b.1988) is a photo, video, and performance artist uses who her body, her lens, and her surroundings to frame questions regarding the perception of actual reality within an increasingly digital society. She has notably exhibited and performed at the MoMA, the Metropolitan and the Palais De Tokyo among others. She is based between New York, Los Angeles, and the Internet.

Casey Reas
Century reflects, deconstructs and offers dialog with elements of well known iconic paintings of the 20th century “There is no reason that those need to be actual paintings” Manual: The image changes each second. Click to pause the image. Click and drag to modify the image. Press the left and right arrow keys to change the composition. Press “F” to go full screen. Casey Reas writes software to explore conditional systems as art. Through defining emergent networks and layered instructions, he has defined a unique area of visual experience that builds upon concrete art, conceptual art, experimental animation, and drawing. While dynamic, generative software remains his core medium, work in variable media including prints, objects, installations, and performances materialize from his visual systems.

Borna Sammak
Computers are gay

“Been super busy moving out of LA and then in Puerto Rico (don’t ask- I don’t know why) I def won’t be able to swing making something for the speed show – which bums me out cuz I really wanted to. You can use the computers are gay thing if you’d like. But the way I see it – it’s an Aram Bartholl piece not a Borna Sammak piece 😉 Xoxo – we’ll get it right next time” (Borna) “Borna Sammak is a cutting edge contemporary artists I know but often struggles to deliver work on time. Therefore I show his strong quote above in lack of an actual piece.” (Aram)

Alexei Shulgin and Natalie Bookchin
Introduction to net.art
Alexei Shulgin & Natalie Bookchin’s “Introduction to net.art” serves as a self aware, tongue-in-cheek manifesto for the net.art scene of the 90’s. The central component of the work is its text – a simplified beginners guide to net.art, followed by DIY instructions on how one can become a net artist. Steps are listed such as “Preparing Your Environment”, followed by potential modes of working and genres one might adhere to for the production of successful net.art. Other sections include “What You Should Know”, “Critical Tips and Tricks for the Successful Modern net.artist”, and “Utopian Appendix (After net.art)”. In 1999 this text was exhibited engraved in stone. This piece effectively embodies the transgressive, and humorously self-aware style of the 90’s net.art scene. (Rhizome)

Eddo Stern
Best Flamewar Ever
A two channel 3D computer animation diptych recreating an online flame war about degrees of expertise around the computer fantasy game Everquest. The specific points of contention may appear recondite at first glance, but gradually the unfolding narrative acquires an unexpected pathos and reveals a glimpse into the shifting codes of masculinity. Eddo Stern works on the disputed borderlands between fantasy and reality, exploring the uneasy and otherwise unconscious connections between physical existence and electronic simulation. His work explores new modes of narrative and documentary, experimental computer game design, fantasies of technology and history, and cross-cultural representation in computer games, film, and online media.

Merav Tzur,
Confidential Parent/Unborn Child Agreement
It is only natural that, without much reflection, humans continue to perform the functions which they were born to execute– producing new generations of children at a rate of 131.4 million births per year. But does anyone ever consider asking their children whether they want to be alive? Does anyone ever deliver a document stating terms and conditions, risks and benefits of being alive to their children? This Confidential Parent/Unborn Child Agreement will assure a fair disclosure of what is to be expected if one chooses to experience being alive. Born on a Kibbutz in Israel and immigrated to the US on her own when she was twenty-two, Merav Tzur received her MFA from UC Berkeley and BFA from California College of the Arts. Her work has been shown at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Kroswork Gallery, SOMArts Gallery, SFPAI, A Simple Collective, and Root Division and in Israel.

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SPEED SHOW: GML docu by ARTE creative

October 31, 2012

Thx Martin!!

Musik: akia, aladiné

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SPEED SHOW:GML flickr set

October 4, 2012


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Vanity Surf Performance

June 13, 2012

(shot and edited(!) on a phone)


Magnotta Speedshow  – A vanity surf performance at
Internetcafe Helin, Karl-Marx-Straße 156, Berlin g-maps
8-10 pm, Tuesday 12th of June,  2012

Killing is bad, mailing bodyparts is worse, vanity surfing (while getting caught) is cool!

One week after Magnotta got caught we present a vanity surf performance at the exact same Internetcafe in Berlin where Magnotta was arrested while vanity surfing! Be invited to join and vanity surf yourself!

“Internet cafes are not just vaguely unglamorous places for ethnic minorities and communications challenged, they do have a genuinely bad reputation.” [Olia Lialina – ‘Still There‘] Where else a social network killer can be caught? Of course in the Internet cafe!

by Constant Dullaart, CuratingYoutube, Olia Lialina & Aram Bartholl

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BBC report on 'When We Were Kings'

July 30, 2011

BBC on ‘When We Were Kings’ solo Speed Show by Evan Roth

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SPEED SHOW: 'Internet Treffpunkt' – solo show Constant Dullaart

June 17, 2011


Internet pieces only!! Ongoing series, recent and new works!

7:00 – 22:00 PM, June 23rd, 2011
at Internet@Treffpunkt
Adalbertstr. / Naunynstr. (map)
10997 Berlin

RSVP http://on.fb.me/jzFDjN

curated by Aram Bartholl

All upcoming shows and archive on http://speedshow.net/

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May 3, 2011

I am very please to go live today with a brand new speedshow.net website, designed and WP-themed by Saskia Aldinger. Awesome!!! Thxxx!!!

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EXPOSITION EXPRESS numéro 5: 'Open Internet' – Docu

January 19, 2011

[ english here ]

EXPOSITION EXPRESS numéro 5 ‘Internet Libre’  jeudi dernier était hyper pète-cul!!! Merci à tout le mondes! Merci aux artistes pour leur participation et merci a Anne Roquigny et Marie Lechner pour l’ invitation et la collaboration! Paris, Je <3 ! (et je reviendrai en mai pour une présentation à la Gaîté Lyrique)


EXPOSITION EXPRESS numéro 5: ‘Open Internet’
Welat Internetcafe
12 Rue d’Enghien, Paris
7:00-11:00 PM, January 13th 2011

F.A.T. Lab After:
Le dune café http://www.ledune.fr
18 avenue Claude Vellefaux, 75010 Paris

Commissariat artistique et production :
Aram Bartholl, Marie Lechner & Anne Roquigny

Artistes invités :
Anonymous, Jean-Baptiste Bayle, Christophe Bruno & Samuel Tronçon, Claude Closky, Marika Dermineur, Caroline Delieutraz, Constant Dullaart, JODI, Jérôme Joy, Tobias Leingruber, Aymeric Mansoux & Dave Griffiths & Marloes de Valk, Albertine Meunier, Geraldine Juarez feat. M.I.A., Evan Roth, Systaime, VideOdrome mailing list, La Quadrature du Net (Jérémie Zimmermann). programme complèt cf. ci-dessous

SPEED SHOW vol.5:’Open Internet’ – Paris from aram bartholl on Vimeo.

Open Internet

2010 a montré l’impact de la culture Internet libre à grande échelle. Les gouvernements et les lobbies industriels s’évertuent plus que jamais à mettre en place de nouvelles réglementations et outils pour contrôler le net. L’Internet doit rester ouvert et neutre! Assurez-vous que votre vie (en ligne) ou que votre activité professionnelle ne dépende pas d’une seule grande entreprise ou de restrictions gouvernementales. Il est important de toujours remettre en question les structures du net et d’échapper au conformisme social qui empêche tout recul. L’art sur internet et les sous cultures du réseau jouent un rôle de vigie, questionnant au quotidien les failles du web et les industries numériques transnationales.

Nous sommes très heureux, pour le SPEED SHOW vol.5 ‘Open Internet’ – Paris,  de présenter une sélection d’artistes internationaux et d’exposer des pièces récentes, dont certaines créées spécialement pour “Open Internet “. Les oeuvres interrogent l’impact de la culture pop du réseau, de l’open source, des pratiques amateurs et des engagements radicaux pour l’Internet ouvert.

Aram Bartholl 2011

SPEED SHOW manifeste

Repérez un cybercafé, louez tous les ordinateurs dont il dispose et organisez une exposition pour la soirée. Toutes les oeuvres des artistes participants doivent être en ligne (pas nécessairement publiques) et montrées dans un navigateur équipé des plug-ins standards. S’il s’agit d’une performance ou d’oeuvres en direct, elles doivent utiliser exclusivement des programmes préinstallés (messagerie instantanée, chat vidéo, voix par IP etc…). Les logiciels customisés (à l’exception des extensions de navigateur) ou les fichiers off-line ne sont pas admis. Les modifications physiques du cybercafé ne sont pas autorisées. L’exposition est publique et se tient durant les heures d’ouverture habituelles du cybercafé. Tous les visiteurs sont bienvenus au vernissage, pour découvrir des oeuvres artistiques (et pour consulter leur mail).

Aram Bartholl 2010

Artistes invités :


Anonymous est le nom adopté par un groupe constitué d’hacktivistes et d’utilisateurs de 4chan qui met en place des manifestations et autres opérations sous cette étiquette conceptuelle (Anonyme). Ce nom fait généralement office de couverture pour des acteurs de l’underground. L'”OPERATION BLING” est un appel à s’insurger contre la censure gouvernementale et celle des puissants de ce monde au regard des récents évènements liés, entre autres, à Wikileaks. “Ecrivez sur tous vos billets de banque “You are anonymous” (tu es anonyme) et laissez le système faire le reste.”

No Future
Jean-Baptiste Bayle

“NF! est né en 2010, 10 ans après le futur, 100 ans après le futurisme. Le nofuturisme a pour but de favoriser l’émergence d’une nouvelle radicalité à même de résister au « bluff technologique » dans un contexte où corruption, apathie et renforcement de la propriété intellectuelle servent de ciment à une spoliation généralisée des droits humains fondamentaux.” NF déconstruit les techniques de désinformation et le spectacle de la propagande, via une collection de journaux télévisés extraits de films(http://www.nofuture.biz ) un journal de sous-veillance twitter (http://paper.li/n0_futur3), et de cartographies critiques « d’ un contre-imaginaire décolonisé »
Jean Baptiste Bayle est un artiste, inactiviste, bricodeur. A l’«upgrade» permanent, moteur de l’économie numérique, il oppose le «downgrade», tentative de «résister à ce délire de technologies inutiles», de réfléchir à une alternative aux logiques propriétaires et de construire un futur collectivement par le partage des savoirs libres.

Christophe Bruno et Samuel Tronçon

Artwar(e) est une plate-forme de « gestion des risques artistiques » dont l`ambition est de reformuler l’histoire de l’art, les attitudes performatives et relationnelles, ainsi que les pratiques curatoriales, en utilisant des concepts récents issus du marketing, comme les « courbes de Hype ». Christophe Bruno propose une réflexion critique sur les phénomènes de réseau et de globalisation dans les champs du langage et de l’image. Il a été primé pour le Google Adwords Happening (à Ars Electronica) et pour Human Browser. A partir de mars 2011, il sera commissaire d’exposition pour l’espace virtuel du Jeu de Paume.

Claude Closky
Connu pour sa série, toujours en cours, de pages web uniques et minimales, Claude Closky pose à l’internaute la question de l’avenir et du passé dans un diagramme sans fin. Combien de temps nous reste-t-il? Qu’est-il arrivé dans le passé? Pourquoi y a -t-il si peu de futur? Des questions cruciales pour la société et l’humanité sont concentrées dans des diagrammes standards du langage stéréotypé Powerpoint. Existe-t-il une loi fondamentale qui régit notre futur ou passé ?

Le Monde.fr
Marika Dermineur
Le Monde.fr est un site qui détourne les pages du quotidien national de référence, Le Monde. Il permet à l’internaute de remplacer n’importe quel mot du site par un autre mot, via un site miroir. L’oeuvre questionne le vocabulaire médiatique, l’impact des mots, expressions et courants dans l’actualité. Marika Dermineur est artiste, co-auteur notamment de Google House, qui construit en temps réel une maison à partir d’images de pièces d’habitation trouvées sur Internet, membre du collectif Rybn, responsable d’Upgrade! Paris et commissaire d’exposition, dont la dernière Politique 0 s’est déroulé au Centre Niemeyer, siège du Parti Communiste français.

Blue meme
Caroline Delieutraz
Les visages d’humanoïdes à la peau bleue se succèdent dans un morphing hypnotique, des Zotriens d’Ulysse 31 aux Na’vi d’Avatar, des Draags, géants bleus de la Planète sauvage, aux « programmes » de Tron.
Caroline Delieutraz extrait ces personnages de leur univers d’origine pour les associer dans une fiction commune. « Figures de l’étrange, mi-humain mi-autre chose (animal, extra-terrestre, robot…), ils représentent l’altérité. Ici, ils forment une sorte de communauté d’êtres hybrides…qui ne cessent de s’auto-engendrer. » Caroline Delieutraz questionne l’identité numérique, les conventions cartographiques. Elle est membre du collectif Microtruc (http://microtruc.net/) invité en ce moment à l’espace virtuel du Jeu de Paume, qui imagine des dispositifs navigant entre espace physique et espace virtuel.

Constant Dullaart
De sa série actuelle d’oeuvres portant sur les attributs d’Internet (thedisagreeinginternet.com ou therevolvinginternet.com etc.) Constant Dullaart pose la question de la personnalité d’Internet. A travers ses interventions discrètes via Iframe, Internet semble s’humaniser et faire preuve d’émotions. La page de recherche de Google, presque transparente et toujours légère (mais qui pèse lourd sur nos esprits par l’utilisation inconsciente et massive que nous en faisons) est défigurée par un détournement ludique du code qui remet en jeu nos attentes face à Internet.

Le duo d’artistes JODI est célèbre pour son travail consistant à déconstruire les logiciels et les systèmes en ligne depuis deux décennies. La base de données et les interfaces de programmation ouvertes de services comme Google Maps/ Earth permettent une variété infinie d’expressions visuelles imprévisibles. La série Geogoo de JODI a débuté avec des mash-ups aléatoires d’icônes Google Maps éparpillées à travers le globe et se poursuit par un voyage automatisé dans Google Streetview. Un tour de Paris mécanique contrôlé par une machine qui réinterprète les images satellites de Google d’une manière inattendue.

Jérôme Joy et le collectif nocinema.org
2011 (nouvelle version)
Nocinema.org emporte le spectateur aux quatre coins du monde, en diffusant des images d’une sélection de webcams en direct. Road movie impressionniste généré live en ligne, sur une bande son mixée en direct, à partir d’une base de données sonores continuellement mise à jour, nocinema.org, documentaire/fiction en ligne au déroulé imprévisible est un film sans début ni fin, sans acteurs ni scénario, excepté les histoires qu’on se construit en suivant le film des images et des sons streamés. L’application est développée par Jérôme Joy, compositeur, explorant notamment la musique en réseau, il est le co-directeur de recherche de Locus Sonus, laboratoire de recherche en art audio.

Facebook Resistance
Tobias Leingruber
« Facebook est en passe de devenir le système dominant en matière d’identités sociales et dicte la manière dont nous devons nous comporter. Devons nous nous satisfaire de la manière dont Facebook visualise notre identité en ligne ou souhaitons-nous la changer? Cette modification peut être aussi insignifiante que l’ajout d’une image de fond. Facebook conçoit votre identité en ligne de la même manière qu’IKEA conçoit votre intérieur. La seule façon de singulariser vos étagères BILLY est d’y déposer vos photos de famille. La “Résistance Facebook” est une initiative de recherche qui prend acte de l’immuabilité de Facebook en tant que système dominant de gestion d’identité en ligne. Cette recherche porte sur les moyens de modifier les règles à l’intérieur même du système, au niveau local, par l’utilisation d’extensions Firefox.” TL

Naked on Pluto
Aymeric Mansoux / Dave Griffiths / Marloes de Valk

Naked on Pluto est un jeu textuel multijoueur sur Facebook. Le joueur se retrouve tout nu isolé sur la planète Pluto, le Las Vegas du système solaire, paradis des consommateurs et des multinationales du divertissement. Il peut explorer, acheter des gagdets inutiles, parler aux bots insipides, s’amuser avec ses amis et se prélasser dans le conformisme de son nouveau foyer. Un meilleur des mondes dont on ne peut s’échapper. Pourquoi d’ailleurs, puisqu’il est façonné pour assouvir vos moindres désirs. Le jeu explore les limites et la nature des réseaux sociaux de l’intérieur, et s’accompagnent d’interviews d’experts sur la manière dont nos données privées sont utilisées. Un projet sous GNU d’Aymeric Mansoux, Marloes de Valk et Dave Griffiths, trois artistes impliqués dans la promotion du logiciel libre, dont le développement est documenté sur www.facebook.com/is.so.convenient ou http://pluto.kuri.mu

Tea Time with Albertine
Albertine Meunier
Demandez-leur ce qu’est un hacker, un flashmob, un spam, un smiley ou un octet, les demoiselles sont incollables. Dédée, Dolorès, Gisèle, Annick, Jacqueline ont en commun d’être toutes des femmes de plus de 80 ans, et n’avaient pour la plupart jamais mis les doigts sur un ordinateur. Jusqu’à ce qu’elles découvrent l’atelier Tea Time With Albertine, qu’anime, depuis mars 2008, la netartiste Albertine Meunier : une initiation au Web pour les seniors qui se déroule tous les quinze jours à Paris. A chaque fois qu’elles découvrent un nouveau concept, elles réalisent une vidéo qui alimente un glossaire internet. Albertine Meunier est active sur le réseau depuis 1998, elle s’est intéressé entre autres, aux questions de la vie privée et de l’exploitation des données personnelles (My Google Search History)

M.I.A. Mixtape mirror de Geraldine Juarez
« Les récents évènements démontrent qu’il est notoirement difficile de contenir l’information et que cette dernière peut aisément ressortir n’importe où. F.A.T emploie les mêmes principes pour maintenir le mix Vickileekx de M.I.A en accès libre et gratuit pour tous. De surcroît, vous n’avez même pas à donner votre e-mail!
Si néanmoins, vous souhaitez télécharger la version de ce mix faisant de la rétention de données, vous êtes priés d’aller sur le site VickiLeekx.com de M.I.A et d’y inscrire votre e-mail.» GJ

Mashed Up Mashup
Evan Roth
Célèbre pour ses logiciels libres mâtinés de culture pop, EvanRoth remixe deux albums de GirlTalk qui sont, à l’origine, une bouillie auditive de samples dans le but de produire l’ultime album de mashup. Le sample et le remix existent depuis longtemps en musique, notamment dans le hip-hop. A l’ère d’Internet, des licences libres et de la culture de partage, c’est devenu la discipline par excellence. Mashed up Mashup est une parfaite représentation du chaos actuel entre copyright et licence libre sur Internet.

My facebooklife
Michaël Borras a.k.a Systaime… un pur rejeton de la culture numérique, celle qui rebat les cartes de nos identités, de notre rapport au monde. Trublion du réseau, il remixe le flux, égratigne les puissants et les poseurs, tout en mettant en lumière notre dépendance médiatique. Avec My facebooklife, Systaime joue avec l’interface très formatée du réseau social Facebook qu’il fait muter quotidiennement.

VideOdrome Mailing List
« Shh, not a word, videospam only». VideOdrome est une liste de diffusion, où les participants conversent exclusivement par vidéos interposées, pêchées sur le web. Une fois qu’on a souscrit à l’énigmatique liste (http://lists.machineaecrire.com/mailman/listinfo/videodrome), Videodrome ouvre ses vannes, distillant dans votre boîte aux lettres ses images séditieuses en flux continu, accaparant rétines et temps de cerveau disponible avec le spectacle ahurissant de ce vortex vidéo qu’est YouTube, entre mamies flingueuses, tourette karaoké, porn olympics, feu de bois et autres «sarkoseries».

Robocopyright ACTA
La Quadrature du net (Jérémie Zimmermann)
La Quadrature du Net est une organisation de défense des droits et libertés des citoyens sur Internet. Elle promeut une adaptation de la législation française et européenne qui soit fidèle aux valeurs qui ont présidé au développement d’Internet, notamment la libre circulation de la connaissance. À ce titre, la Quadrature du Net intervient notamment dans les débats concernant la liberté d’expression, le droit d’auteur, la régulation du secteur des télécommunications ou encore le respect de la vie privée.

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SPEED SHOW vol.5: ‘Open Internet’ – Paris

January 7, 2011

[First posted on FAT – fffff.at/speed-show-5
Facebook invite on.fb.me/eu3Wg3 ]

The SPEED SHOW series is coming Paris! It’ll be awesome! We will rock the place and on top we’ll kill the night with a F.A.T. lab after party at Le dune! Spread the news! Bring all your friends! Book your flight today!

SPEED SHOW vol.5: ‘Open Internet’
Welat Internetcafe
12 Rue d’Enghien, Paris (G-map)
13th January  2011
7:00-11:00 PM

F.A.T. lab after party at

Le dune cafe http://www.ledune.fr
18 avenue claude vellefaux, Paris


Curated and produced by:

Aram Bartholl, Marie Lechner & Anne Roquigny

Participating artists:
Anonymous, Jean-Baptiste Bayle, Christophe Bruno & Samuel Tronçon, Claude Closky, Marika Dermineur, Caroline Delieutraz, Constant Dullaart, JODI, Jérôme Joy, Tobias Leingruber, Aymeric Mansoux & Dave Griffiths & Marloes de Valk, Albertine Meunier, Geraldine Juarez feat. M.I.A., Evan Roth, Systaime, VideOdrome mailing list, La Quadrature du Net (Jérémie Zimmermann)

Open Internet

2010 showed the full scale beauty of open Internet culture. Governments and industrial lobbies are trying more than ever to establish new regulations and tools to control the net. The Internet must stay open and neutral! Avoid being shut down by government and make sure your (online-) life or business is not dependant on a single large company or governmental restrictions. It is important to keep rethinking net structures to escape from the mainstream social vortex which is incapable of reflecting on itself. Internet art and net subcultures play an important role in questioning and deconstructing everyday web defaultism and global, digital industries.

We are very pleased to present an exquisite selection of internationally-known artists at SPEED SHOW vol.5 ‘Open Internet’ – Paris. A wide range of brand new art works created especially for ‘Open Internet’ discuss the current impact of Internet pop culture, open source, minimal amateur and radical options of the Open Internet. A combination of excellent Paris-based, internationally-know artists and restless Open Internet advocates form the perfect base for a promising opening night at the awesome Welat cyber cafe Paris.

Aram Bartholl 2011

French version

SPEED SHOW vol.5: ‘Open Internet’
Welat Internetcafe
12 Rue d’Enghien, Paris (G-map)
13th January  2011
7:00-11:00 PM

F.A.T. lab
Le dune cafe http://www.ledune.fr
18 avenue claude vellefaux, Paris

Commissariat artistique:

Aram Bartholl, Marie Lechner & Anne Roquigny

Artistes invités:
Anonymous, Jean-Baptiste Bayle, Christophe Bruno & Samuel Tronçon, Claude Closky, Marika Dermineur, Caroline Delieutraz, Constant Dullaart, JODI, Jérôme Joy, Tobias Leingruber, Aymeric Mansoux & Dave Griffiths & Marloes de Valk, Albertine Meunier, Geraldine Juarez feat. M.I.A., Evan Roth, Systaime, VideOdrome mailing list, La Quadrature du Net (Jérémie Zimmermann)

Open Internet

2010 a montré l’impact de la culture Internet libre à grande échelle. Les gouvernements et les lobbies industriels s’évertuent plus que jamais à mettre en place de nouvelles réglementations et outils pour contrôler le net. L’Internet doit rester ouvert et neutre! Assurez-vous que votre vie (en ligne) ou que votre activité professionnelle ne dépende pas d’une seule grande entreprise ou de restrictions gouvernementales. Il est important de toujours remettre en question les structures du net et d’échapper au conformisme social qui empêche tout recul. L’art sur internet et les sous cultures du réseau jouent un rôle de vigie, questionnant au quotidien les failles du web et les industries numériques transnationales.

Nous sommes très heureux, pour le SPEED SHOW vol.5 ‘Open Internet’ – Paris,  de présenter une brochette d’artistes internationaux avec un éventail de pièces récentes, dont certaines créées spécialement pour “Open Internet “. Elles interrogent l’impact de la culture pop du réseau, de l’open source, des pratiques amateurs et des engagements radicaux pour l’Internet ouvert. Un assortiment d’excellents artistes français et internationaux couplés à de fervents défenseurs du libre sont les ingrédients d’une soirée prometteuse au sympathique cybercafé Welat.

Aram Bartholl 2011

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