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Imagine you Wake Up and There is no Internet

22. October – 16. November 2020
Group Show, Romantso, Athens

Opencoil

16. October – 1. November 2020
Group Show, Berlin, Berlin

you are hereby invited to the opening of OPENCOIL.show

with most cities pavements flooded by ‘dockless sharing vehicles’, OPENCOIL presents works by 10 artists specially selected to fill the vacuum between private and public space. this show is an experimental attempt to physically engage with the rise of ‘landfill capitalism’ by reclaiming ‘micro-mobility’ infrastructure. decentralised and climate neutral. helmets not included.

concept & curated by Dennis de Bel & Anton Jehle

participating artists: Aram Bartholl, Constant Dullart, Dennis de Bel & Anton Jehle, JODI, Jonas Lund, Martin Howse, Mediengruppe Bitnik!, Rosa Menkman, Sarah Grant, Sofya Aleynikova

opening:
oct 16th, 7pm / zentrum f netzkunst, haus der statistik

showcase:
oct 17th / ko-markt, haus d statistik

roaming speedshow:
oct 26th – nov 1st / berlin

 

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OPENCOIL – The roaming Speedshow

Die Ausstellung OPENCOIL setzt sich mit den Auswirkungen von Mikro-Mobilitätsdiensten auf den Stadtraum auseinander, indem sie ihre dezentrale Infrastruktur als Ausstellungsraum nutzt und gleichzeitig die Bedingungen und Auswirkungen dieser Infrastrukturen auch zum Thema macht.

10 Künstler*innen wurden eingeladen, ihre Arbeiten auf einem kleinen Wifi Controller mit ~2MB Offline-Speicher zu präsentieren.

Diese „digitalen Galerieräume“ werden an 10 zufällig ausgewählten E-Scootern angebracht.
So fährt die Ausstellung, von den Nutzer*Innen der Roller unbemerkt, als „roaming Speedshow“ durch die Stadt.

Der aktuelle Standort der Kunstwerke kann ab dem 26 Oktober über diese Website verfolgt werden. Damit die Werke betrachtet werden können, muss die „Roller-Galerie“ im Stadtraum gefunden werden.

Sobald der Roller angemietet ist, erhalten die Besucher*innen über ihr persönliches Smartphone, Zugang zu dem 2MB großen Galerieraum und den ausgestellten Werken.

Während Kapazitätsbeschränkungen und die bevorzugte Vermeidung von Zusammenkünften in geschlossenen Räumen, traditionelle Galerien und Museen vor Herausforderungen stellen, zielt OPENCOIL darauf ab, die Ortsunabhängigkeit des Online mit der Materialität des Offline (und umgekehrt) zu verbinden. Die Infrastruktur der „Mikro-Mobiltitätsdienste“ wird übernommen – klimaneutral und dezentral.

Die Gehwege vieler Städte auf der ganzen Welt wurden in den letzten Jahren von sogenannten ‘dockless sharing vehicles’ regelrecht überflutet. Mit Versprechungen von Umweltfreundlichkeit und Elektromobilität, besetzten diese Risikokapitalismus Aktivisten die Grauzone zwischen privatem und öffentlichem Raum auf den Straßen unserer Städte. Diese gewissenlose Gewissenhaftigkeit der “Mikro-Mobilitätsdienste” wirft jedoch wichtige Fragen zu städtischem Raum, Eigentum, Agentur, Produktion, Ökologie und sehr spätem Kapitalismus auf.

Wie umgehen mit der Inbesitznahme öffentlichen Raums?
Welche Werkzeuge und Wege gibt es sich diesen zurückzuerobern?

OPENCOIL soll nicht nur ein Pandemie-tauglicher Weg sein, um Kunst im öffentlichen Offline-Raum zu zeigen. OPENCOIL ist auch eine kreative (Um-)Nutzung von E-Scootern, ein Versuch, sich ihnen mit künstlerischen Mitteln zu nähern.
Gezeigt werden Arbeiten, die sich mit Fragen der Überschneidung von öffentlichem und privatem Raum, dem Umgang mit Ressourcen sowie mit Greenwashing, Risikokapitalismus und Vandalismus befassen.

 

Better Off Online

9. September – 30. November 2020
Group Show, KÖNIG GALERIE / KÖNIG DIGITAL, Online

#KönigDigital: The international group show „better off online“ is presented by @koeniggalerie as part of @arselectronica. Enter the exhibition by typing ars.webb.game in your browser.

https://ars.webb.game/

“It is increasingly necessary to be able to think new technologies in different ways, and to be critical of them, in order to meaningfully participate in that shaping and directing“, writes James Bridle in his book “New Dark Age. Technology and the End of Future“. During the lockdown nearly everything that was left for the art world to connect, share and experience were digital devices and new technologies. The digital boom was hit by a wave of criticism of technology. Artists have always worked with new technologies, and at the same time critically question them.

Experiencing a global lockdown is an excuse for utopian escapism into a game environment as the only place left to experience and interact with art. The British artist Thomas @Webb built a virtual world for new media artists to share their thoughts on what technology is and could be.

The WORLD WIDE WEBB is a virtual world the digital visitor enters through the browser on a smartphone. It is a multiplayer video game, a digital exhibition space and a world full of art and characters the visitor is invited to interact with. Webb recreates the social spontaneity of the world pre-Covid-19. Net art is presented in its genuine medium, the digital realm, where video art is also easily accessible. The visitor meets AI avatars designed by Webb, to reflect the human nature and to question the use of technology in the digital age.

Artists: Koo Jeong A, Aram Bartholl, Alice Bucknell, Arvida Byström, Stine Deja, Keiken, Kesh, Jonas Lund, Rachel Maclean, Tabor Robak, Manuel Rossner, Nicole Ruggiero, Sebastian Schmieg, Thomas Webb

Concept: Anika Meier & Thomas Webb

Erneuerbare Medien

28. August – 8. November 2020
Group Show, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg

Erneuerbare Energiequellen und Nachhaltigkeit sind Themen von hoher gesellschaftlicher Brisanz. Auch die Kunstwelt macht sich immer mehr Gedanken dazu. Das geht so weit, dass die Frage aufkommt, inwieweit man sich in der Kunstproduktion und Ausstellungspraxis ebenfalls um das Energiesparen und die Erneuerbarkeit der Energie kümmern muss. Wie weit kann sich der Kunstbetrieb gegen den drohenden Klimawandel engagieren? Wie kann sich dieses Engagement konkret in den Medien der Kunst niederschlagen? Die Ausstellung “Erneuerbare Medien” ist der Versuch, Technologie, Ökologie und künstlerische Praxis zusammen zu denken. Sie versammelt eine Reihe künstlerische Arbeiten, welche auf regenerativen Energien beruhen oder sie thematisieren.

Aram Bartholl, Joseph Beuys, Joaquin Fargas, Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller, Martin Kaltwasser, Emanuel Mooner und Ingo Schulz Pop Up Shop mit Produkten von Little Sun (gegründet von Olafur Eliasson)

Kuratiert von Dr. Justin Hoffmann

Kuratiert von Dr. Justin Hoffmann

Parallel zeigt der Kunstverein Wolfsburg vom 28.08-20.09.2020 im Raum für Freunde die Ausstellung “NRG!” anlässlich des arteen 2020, dem Wolfsburger Kunstpreis für Kinder und Jugendliche. Es werden alle diesjährigen Einreichungen zum Thema “NRG!” gezeigt, kuratiert von Markus Georg, Lokale Liaison.

Die Ausstellung ist ein Projekt der phaenomenale und wird gefördert vom Niedersächsischen Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur, der Stiftung Niedersachsen, Neuland und der Stadt Wolfsburg

The Sea Is Glowing

20. August – 30. October 2020
Group Show, Exportdrvo, Rijeka

An international group exhibition which deals with the invisible economics linked to the sea. With their works, world-respected artists deal with unusual and radical phenomena, from strange online shops to the empires of amateur pornography and other golden coasts.

In the geographical sense, Europe is a maritime continent: considering the ratio of the length of the coast to the total land surface, Europe has more contact with the sea than any other continent. For Rijeka, the port, as well as the sea, is not only a place of loading and unloading or the arrivals and departures of boats. The port is the heart of the city and symbolically important for the identity of the city. This is why the sea, i.e. new forms of work and economy which are connected to the sea, is extremely important for both Rijeka and Europe.

The Sea is Glowing exhibition focuses primarily on new invisible economies that are inextricably linked to the sea, such as the exploration of oil and ores in the depths of the sea, the establishment of offshore tax havens on the coasts and the launch of libertarian start-ups in self-sufficient colonies which float in international waters. All of the mentioned activities are part of the new economies which include new forms of work (such as care and welfare) or new forms of capital circulation (such as free ports). Considering the (occasional) specificity of their tax models, port cities such as Rijeka are very important for such types of economies. The exhibition brings together the works of artists who investigate unusual Amazon shops, the increasingly present outsourcing of healthcare, “the black chimneys” and deep-sea mining, the hidden offshore havens, the dark empires of amateur pornography and other golden coasts.

The exhibition presents the works of 15 European and global artists and groups: Aram Bartholl (DE), Ursula Biemann (CH), DISNOVATION.ORG (FR/PL), Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman / Daniel Keller (US), Steffen Köhn (DE), Lawrence Lek (GB), Rebecca Moss (GB), Jenny Odell (US), Elisa Giardina Papa (IT), Lisa Rave (DE), Marie Reinert (FR), Tabita Rezaire (GF), RYBN (FR), Sebastian Schmieg (DE), and Hito Steyerl (DE).

The curator of the exhibition is Inke Arns (DE), famous for her work in media art. She is the artistic director of the Dortmund Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV) organisation and the curator of numerous international exhibitions that have been shown around Europe and the world – from Berlin, Glasgow and Warsaw, from Ljubljana and Nova Sad, all the way to Moscow, Tel Aviv and Hong Kong.

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A Brief Inquiry Into Empty Space

5. – 7. October 2020
Group Show, ZhdK, Zurich

06.10. – 07.10.2020, 10:00 – 18:00

Toni Campus, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich

A Student Study Group exhibition project by the Department of Fine Arts

Exhibitors
Albert Allgaier
Olga Antonova
Aram Bartholl
Louis Loup Collet
Catherine Duboutay
Jana Eberhardt
Gloria Galovic
Ceal Floyer
Josephine Gemsch & Arielle Tarzia
Arjun Gilgen
Christian Indergand & Max Ehrengruber
Swetlana Heger
Nazira Karimi
Hannah Mevis
Martina Morger
Annaïk Lou Pitteloud
Elodie Pong
Mélia Roger
Rebecca Solari
Ilona Stutz
Otto Szabo
Selina Feuerstein
Mélanie Therond
Steve van den Bosch
Leopold van de Ven
Gregor Vogel
Erwin Wurm

Organizers
Olga Antonova
Luca Basello
Gloria Galovic
Otto Szabo
Mélanie Therond
Gregor Vogel

Mentors
Swetlana Heger
Elodie Pong
Marie France Rafael

Opening:
05.10.2020, 6pm, rooftop

Exhibition:
6.10.2020 – 7.10.2020

Rooms:
3.E08
Galerie 1
Galerie 2
Kunstraum 5.K12
7.K01
Dachterrasse

Toni Campus
Zurich

ArtTech Talk: Technology Off Screen

27. September 2020
Talk, Vienna Contemporary, Vienna

Sunday, 27 September 2020, 1:30-2:30 pm

ArtTech Talk: Technology Off Screen

Artists are increasingly using new techniques and materials that address our relationship to a technological world. Artist Aleksandra Domanovic emerged with work that directly addressed a screen context with her collaborative project vvork.com before establishing a largely sculptural practice that incorporates 3D printing and ideas around the use of technology and biological innovations. Aram Bartholl is a Berlin-based conceptual artist whose work unpicks the digital and the physical in inventive ways.

Speakers:
Aleksandra Domanovic, artist
Aram Bartholl, artist
Moderated by Francesca Gavin, art theorist, curator and writer

Olympics x Art

25. September – 10. October 2020
Group Show, Co Gallery, Paris

Faster? Higher? Stronger?

This group show explores aesthetic and mentalities related to sports: to go beyond your limits, to feel part of a community, to be tied to a territory and to try to take care of it as we are taking care of ourselves. Marketing, major brands and sponsors of the Olympics induce us to think that sports are also a way of life: adapt your style, improve your fitness, optimize your performance, transform your body.

In times of mass circulation of images, these injunctions influence our canons of beauty and our behaviour, leading to obsession with self-optimization, driving us to be always more competitive and more productive. But this year, the Olympics have been postponed; no competition, time out.
So: Faster? Higher? Stronger?*

curated by Alexis Loisel-Montambaux
conceived by Victor Le de Doisy & Jonathan Schurdevin

The Days Are Just Packed

18. – 20. September 2020
Group Show, THE POOL, Istanbul

THE POOL is a new artist run initiative organized by Ece Cangüden and Marian Luft.
Our aim is to speculate, develop and display new dynamic, collaborative, interdisciplinary
aesthetics and attitudes. THE POOL is meant to function as an independent and
international platform for exhibitions, research and residency.

THE POOL is based in Heybeliada, an island in Istanbul, Turkey. The place itself is an old
villa with a huge abandoned property including an old pool which will function as the main
exhibition space. It has a beautiful view to the asian skyline of Istanbul. Wild horses hanging
out of the property.

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Technology Off Screen

October 1, 2020


Aleksandra Domanovic talking about an original robot arm from Yugoslavia of the 70’s.

Vienna Contemporary

Sunday, 27 September 2020, 1:30-2:30 pm

ArtTech Talk: Technology Off Screen

Artists are increasingly using new techniques and materials that address our relationship to a technological world. Artist Aleksandra Domanovic emerged with work that directly addressed a screen context with her collaborative project vvork.com before establishing a largely sculptural practice that incorporates 3D printing and ideas around the use of technology and biological innovations. Aram Bartholl is a Berlin-based conceptual artist whose work unpicks the digital and the physical in inventive ways.

Speakers:
Aleksandra Domanovic, artist
Aram Bartholl, artist
Moderated by Francesca Gavin, art theorist, curator and writer

 

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Online, Offline and all-over the city

May 7, 2015

re:publica 2015 - Tag 3
pic by re:publica/Jan Zappner
aram-barhtoll-rp15
picture by Gonvalo Forte (Thx for uploading this to the piratebox.cc I had running on stage :)))

Talk: Online, Offline and all-over the city
Thursday, May 7, 2015 – 13:45 to 14:15
https://re-publica.de/ conference, Berlin
“Art projects with and about the Internet, computers and society! Aram Bartholl will present an overview of his past , often site-specific works and projects including USB ‘DeadDrops’ (they caused a lot of alarm lately) , IRL ‘Map’ marker or ‘KILLYOURPHONE.COM’ mobile phone blocking pouches. ”
Slides & LINKS! -> http://datenform.de/rp15/

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My talk at CCC congress

January 2, 2014

30c3-talk-hello-world-link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJBv-4uDdmY
My talk at 30C3 congress in Hamburg last weekend. You can find all recordings of all talks also here http://media.ccc.de/browse/congress/2013/index_1.html Good stuff!

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ADP Lecture Series

November 26, 2012

I ll give a talk on Wednesday afternoon, November 28 at UCLANADP Lecture Series

The ADP Lecture Series is an exciting and dynamic yearly guest-lecture programme which invites internationally distinguished designers, artists, performers and theorists to engage with and inspire students, staff and researchers both within and outside of the University of Central Lancashire.

ADP Lecture Series 2012-13

CULTURE RE-CODED:
Location, Identity and Reality in the Digital Age

OVERVIEW:

ADP LECTURE SERIES
The lecture series presents a fantastic opportunity for undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals to engage first-hand with the ideas, practices and concerns of renowned creative practitioners in a way that brings together areas of art, design and performance, stimulating debate and provoking critical dialogue.
A total of eight lectures* will take place on afternoons throughout the 2012/13 academic year, each one featuring a different guest speaker.

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“me you and everyone we know is a curator”

December 16, 2009

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Upcoming saturday I’ll present my work at this symposium. If you happend to be in Amsterdam drop by chek it out …
A symposium about quality in an age of visual overload
While museums are developing strategies to digitalise their collections, online cultural production is growing steadily, with hundreds of thousands of new images posted each day. A lot of potentially interesting work is being produced online, which never reaches the physical world. The distribution of this high quality work is increasingly decentralised, leaving museums, foundations and professional magazines at a loss on how to redefine their role as gatekeepers. On the other hand, the time spent daily behind the computer on internet networking is pushing the demand for a physical experience of our fleeting culture. Designers, artists, mediators and policy makers need to redefine their position, because new technologies define to a large extent today’s possibilities and means of presentation and archiving. The search is for new quality criteria, new frames of references, and alternative methods for enabling connections between the virtual and the physical space of today’s culture.
Venue: Paradiso, Weteringschans 6, Amsterdam
Entrance: €25, €10 (students)
Pre-sale : AUB Ticketshop Amsterdam, Ticket Service Nederland
Reservations: symposium@graphicdesignmuseum.com
Language: English

Program Saturday December 19th 2009
10.00    Doors open
10.25    Mieke Gerritzen: Welcome
10.30    Bruce Sterling: Envisioning tomorrow’s digital culture
11.15    Julia Noordegraaf: Performing archival material online
11.35    Sarah Cook: Curatorial strategies for online artistic production
11.50    Coffee break
12.05    Rick Poynor: Design criticism in the blogosphere
12.35    Sophie Krier: me you and everyone we know is a curator
12.45    Metahaven: Visual identity in the age of digital standards
13.00    Lunch break
14.00    Andrew Keen: Digital Vertigo: selecting talent in the age of social media
14.45    Aram Bartholl: Online visual culture in physical space
15.00    Dagan Cohen (Upload Cinema): Bringing web films to the big screen
15.15    Willem Velthoven (Mediamatic): Please try a new search to see less results
15.30    Coffee break
15.45    Henk Oosterling: Introduction
16.00    Debate on the changing position of policy makers and institutions with representatives
of Dutch funds and museums
16.30    Drinks
Moderator: Koert van Mensvoort (artist/scientist)
Visual Interventions: Sander van der Pavert (LuckyTV)
Organization: Graphic Design Museum
Concept: Sophie Krier, Mieke Gerritzen
Design: Metahaven

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Talk at Weissensee

November 8, 2009

weissensee
I’ll give a talk at the Art School Weissensee Berlin tomorrow.  Prof. Barbara Junge runs a “Virtual/Real” course within the Visual Communication department this semester and invited me to show my work.

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“Art in the age of digital distribution”

July 3, 2009

Sounds very interesting! Unfortunately I won’t be in Berlin that day.

art in the age of digital distribution

kunst unter den verhältnissen digitaler distribution

artist talk at newthinking store

künstlergespräche bei newthinking

how has the internet changed art? how about artists? is there a diversification of art forms, places, practices, and theories that has accompany the rise of the net? is art something to be open sourced, or does it come from a tradition of openness? in 1936, walter benjamin wrote about the ways in which mechanical reproduction had altered the very idea and spirit (aura) of art. to re-imagine that essay, what is the work of art in age of digital reproduction and global networked culture? wie hat das internet die kunst verändert? und die künstler? gibt es veränderte kunstformen, orte, praktiken und theorien, die die entstehung des internets begleitet haben? ist kunst etwas, das öffentlich zugänglich gemacht werden soll, oder kommt die kunst aus einer tradition der offenheit? 1936 schrieb walter benjamin darüber in welcher art und weise die mechanische reproduzierbarkeit die idee und die aura der kunst verändert hat. wenn wir in uns diesen aufsatz wachrufen, was ist dann die funktion der kunst im zeitalter digitaler reproduktion und globaler netze?

branda miller and steve pierce

media-artists, -activists and -organizers, professors and founders of

medienkünstler, -aktivisten und -organisatoren, professoren und gründer von

the sanctuary for independant media

http://www.mediasanctuary.org

“the sanctuary for independent media” is a telecommunications production facility dedicated to community media arts, located in an historic former church at in north troy, ny. the sanctuary hosts screening, production and performance facilities, training in media production and a meeting space for artists, activists and independent media makers of all kinds. “der zufluchtsort für freie medien” ist eine produktionsstätte für telekommunikation, die freien medienkunstprojekten zur verfügung steht. es ist eine ehemalige, historische kirche in der 6.straße in 3361 nord troy, new york. dort gibt es einrichtungen zur filmproduktion und vorführung, kurse in medienproduktion und freien raum sich zu treffen für künstler, aktivisten und freie medienproduzenten jeder art.

susanne gerber and kathy rae huffman in conversation with branda miller, steve pierce

susanne gerber und kathy rae huffman im gespräch mit branda miller, steve pierce

friday july 10th 2009 7.00 pm

newthinking store tucholskystr. 48 10117 berlin

freitag 10.juli 2009 19.00 uhr

newthinking tucholskystr. 48 10117 berlin

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Upgrade! Berlin presents, Jon Cates

March 21, 2009


I am going to see Jons talk at Art Claims Impulse Berlin tonight. Come and join!

Art Claims Impulse invites Upgrade! Berlin

Saturday 21.03.09, 8pm

Upgrade! Berlin presents, Jon Cates (Chicago)
a selection of his work:

jonCates makes, organises and teaches experimental New Media Art. His projects have been presented internationally at various events in locations such as Beijing, Madrid and Mexico City; nationally in Chicago, New York and Boston and are widely distributed online. Art Games, video, experimental Machinima, Computer Witchcraft, digitalPunk and Noise music are some of the unstable categories that his work playfully moves through.

jonCates teaches in the New Media path of study of the Film, Video & New Media Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His research and writings are on Media Art Histories and related subjects. In 2007, he initiated the Phil Morton Memorial Research Archive to archive and freely distribute the Media Art work of Phil Morton and associated research. He writes on these topics for Furtherfield.org as well as in other online and offline publications.
For more information about Jon please see here: http://systemsapproach.net/

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Artzilla @25C3

December 29, 2008


During the lightening talks today at 25c3 Tobi-X presented his Artzilla platform and I brievly introduced our (+Evans) ChinaChannel addon. 10 talks of 4:30 min is a very effecient format for presentations.

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60 seconds

June 6, 2008

3Minutes from Steffen Kasperavicius on Vimeo.

Steffen Kasperavicius counts three times 60 seconds layered in one movie. Nice vid!
Thanks for the invitation to Halle Burg Giebichenstein / Werkleitz Gesellschaft, Steffen!

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