Laufende Termine

Urban Art Biennale

26. April – 10. November 2024
Biennial, Völklinger Hüttte, Saarbrücken

The World In My Hand

18. April – 31. October 2024
Gruppenausstellung, 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



Kommende Termine

25 Jahre Stiftung Springhornhof

21. September – 3. November 2024
Gruppenausstellung, Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen

Flussbad Berlin

11. – 30. September 2024
Gruppenausstellung, Roter Saal, Berlin

Vergangene Termine

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

!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

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 Archiv für Schlagwort: chinachannel

Open Email Conversation

Februar 13, 2009

> Hi,
> I came across your website,
> and I’m just curious as to a few things.
> 1) Why are you so interested in China’s affairs to the extent that you
> have to create this website?
> 2) Don’t you think that it’s none of your business to comment on other
> countries‘ affairs when every country is run in its own way and has
> its own unique circumstances?
> 3) Who do you think you are to criticize how another country is being
> run when you probably have not even truly experienced life in that
> country, and have most likely only read biased Western media reports
> about that country?
> As a Chinese person, I am very proud of the accomplishments my country
> has made in recent years, both economic-wise and politically. No
> doubt, China still has many problems to deal with. BUT, China is a
> large country with 4 times the population of the US, and governing
> such a large, developing country has its many many difficulties. It’s
> like saying leading a team of 10 vs a team of 40 — a lot more rules
> and procedures have to be established when directing a larger group.
> In early 20th Century Germany, was human rights a big feature of your
> government? Weren’t the two World Wars both started by your
> government, leading to thousands of deaths, rapes, and mutilations.
> What about the Holocaust, the propaganda, the SS and military police.
> Let me assure you that China is today nowhere close to anything your
> German government has ever done. I have lived in China for years and
> live there is almost just as normal as any Western country.
> If you have ever been to mainland China, you would have probably
> noticed that local Chinese people are generally VERY friendly and
> genuinely kind to foreigners like yourself. Contrary to what the media
> portrays Chinese as being hostile, evil, or cunning, we are actually
> very nice towards Westerners, and genuinely so. I’m appalled that you
> guys reciprocate us with such hostile attitudes.
> As for your website, I do applaud you for your IT capabilities.
> Regards,
> Jonathan


hi jonathan,

thx for your detailed email and critisism.
i ve been in shangahi last october for 10 days and this was the most
interesting trip i did in the last years. i enjoyed it a lot. yes,
your people are very friendly. yes, you should be proud about the
accomplishments and yes the west has a lot of prejudice about china,
very true. there is a lot to learn about china and i recommended everybody to go there

we a re not judging on the whole country and on everybody. there is
also cristisism on western companies on our page. it s not about
comparing who is better.

yes, germany has a dark history. we are quite aware of that and we are
not hiding that. but i hope we learned a lot from that history. and
exactly cause of that it is so important to take care of human rights,
freedom of speech and democracy. we are living in a globilized and
digitized era. its good to be interested in other countries affairs. it
s good to have constructive critisim on each other. because of the fact
that china does so well and is so big (and yes you guys definately doing
a good job in getting 1,4 billion people organized) it also gains a lot of
attention. when you are famous and well known a lot of people talk about
you and look very exactly at what you do. (same for USA). i think china
has to get used to that to some extend. critisism does not mean you are
bad! but i think there is also a big cultural difference in this
point and west is not quite aware of that.

on the other hand this whole project is an awareness campaign on how
important free internet is for the west. a lot of countries do censor the
internet (and china just became the best example). in europe
and especially in germany right now there are groups in politics
and currents who are trying to censor the internet, too. a free internet
is very crucial for getting things improved anywhere. the uncensored net is not
saving the world just by being there but it is a basic layer in the
digital age. we have to learn a lot on how to deal with the new
connectedness and there are fundamental changes going on in many fields.

maybe you wanna also take a look at the project i did in shanghai and
what my thoughts were then.

i hope my response did made clear that we are not on a hostile mission
at all. i hope that western media becomes less snobish and prejudiced on
china. i hope the best for your country and all your people.

congrats! your english is much better than mine.

best regards

Take a trip to China

Oktober 28, 2008

While I was still in Shanghai (eARTS festival) our Firefox add-on ChinaChannel went finally online. Being in China this tool is kind of useless because the web there is just like that. It feels kind of normal and sometimes slow but it is very hard to tell the difference between ‚real‘ or censored timeouts while you surf on political limits.
But after 10 days of Shanghai I recommend everybody not just to take a virtual but a real trip to China. It is kind of easy to sit in Europe/America and to discuss the problems of Asia/China without having experienced these countries. There is a lot to talk about. Go there and take a look.
The Firefox add-on China Channel offers internet users outside of China the ability to surf the web as if they were inside mainland China. Take an unforgetable virtual trip to China and experience the technical expertise of the Chinese Ministry of Information Industry (supported by western companies). It’s open source, free and easy.
Become a Chinese Internet tourist:
A new project by Evan, Tobi and myself, with input from Michael, and Jamie.

Web2.0 – China Channel

Oktober 5, 2008

Evan Roth and myself in collaboration with Tobi, Michael, and Jamie are showing a new piece at Videotage, Hong Kong consisting of an installation (titled: „Web 2.0“) and a Fire Fox Plugin (titled: „China Channel„)

Videotage Hong Kong
Exhibition: October Contemporary 2008 – SECOND LIFE
Opening: Oct 4 (Sat), 7-11pm
Exhibition Period: Oct 6 (Mon) to Nov 4 (Tue)

Pictures, documentation and text on Evans blog. Project page coming soon.