Laufende Termine

Mind Over Matter

11. December 2020 – 15. March 2021
Gruppenausstellung, Technische Sammlungen Dresden, Dresden

MIND OVER MATTER, eine englische Redewendung, die mit der deutschen Volksweisheit DER WILLE VERSETZT BERGE verglichen werden kann.

Die Redewendung wird ebenso in der Parapsychologie für die Beschreibung von paranormalen Phänomenen, wie z.B. der Psychokinese verwendet. Es sollen im Rahmen der Ausstellung und des Vortragsprogramms vor allem Fragen der Bewusstseinsforschung, des Machine Learning und der Struktur des Selbst und Selbsterlebens nachgegangen werden. Seit jeher werden diese Fragen im Rahmen von Science-Fiction Literatur, aktuellen Filmreihen wie Matrix oder Westworld in Zukunftssettings projiziert, die mittels fortschrittlicher Technologie die Frage zu lösen versuchen, wie sich Geist und Bewusstseinsphänomene innerhalb von komplexen Materieansammlungen, die aus kleinsten, atomaren Bestandteilen zusammengefügt sind, entwickeln und manifestieren
kann. Diese aktuellen philosophischen Fragen, die sich anhand unserer technischen Errungenschaften in Hinblick auf elektronische Datenverarbeitung und umfassende Massenkommunikation mit neuer Vehemenz stellen, sind aber bereits seit Jahrhunderten auch in unseren Breiten im Zentrum der philosophischen Spekulationen, angefangen beim Bewusstseins- und Gottesbegriff von Rene Descartes und Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz im 17. Jahrhundert. Es werden unterschiedliche philosophische Grundfragen nach der Struktur des Seins, der Materie und der Zeit aufgeworfen, die mittels technologischer und künstlerischer Versuchsanordnungen erforscht werden.

Die Frage nach der Natur unseres Bewusstseins, und wie es möglich ist, dass es in unserem Universum existiert und es erlebt, ist wohl das faszinierendste Rätsel, mit dem wir konfrontiert sind. Das Forschungsgebiet der Künstlichen Intelligenz (KI) wurde nicht zuletzt ins Leben gerufen, um darauf eine Antwort zu finden. Die Medienkunst bezieht sich seit ihren Anfängen auf die Erforschungen dieses Verhältnisses von Mensch, Technologie und Bewusstsein, unter Zuhilfenahme technologischer und künstlerischer Modelle und technischer Hilfsmittel. In dem Versuch, auf Computern die kognitiven Prozesse des Menschen zu realisieren, entwickeln wir ein testbares Verständnis und Begriffe davon, wie elementare Informationsverarbeitungsprozesse zu komplexem Erleben führen, es handelt sich um nicht weniger als dem Versuch einer Theory of Everything , mittels der Spiegelung und Überführung in ein maschinell-abstraktes Informationsverarbeitungssystem, welches aber nach dem Vorbild der menschlichen Informationsverarbeitung modelliert wurde.

Was unterscheidet heutige KI-Systeme vom menschlichen Geist? Die heutigen Anwendungen der KI konzentrieren sich vor allem auf die Klassifikation von Daten und die Steuerung technischer Systeme. Unser Geist ist jedoch mehr als ein Klassifikator: er erschafft aktiv ein dynamisches Modell der Umwelt, einen Traum, der in den sensorischen Daten verankert ist, und den er erlebt und reflektiert. Künstlerische Arbeiten, die diese Modellierung in technischer wie humanistischer Hinsicht exerzieren und reflektieren sollen vorgestellt und diskutiert werden, dabei sind lokale, nationale und internationale Beiträge eingeladen.

Seasons of Media Arts

9. September 2020 – 31. March 2021
Gruppenausstellung, ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe

Seasons of Media Arts. Stadt der partizipativen Visionen
ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien

Light installations, media projections on building facades and streets, artistic interventions, and experimental events will transform Karlsruhe during the »Seasons of Media Arts« into a stage for innovative, cooperative, and networked media art. Since September 11, 2020, a variety of media-based artistic projects has been on show in the urban space of Karlsruhe. These projects, accompanied by special programs designed by various institutions and initiatives in Karlsruhe, invite the public to interact and explore our information- and media technology-based reality.  Here, »media« are understood literally as expressive tools that open up artistic access to current issues such as the climate crisis or democracy in the age of social media.

with:
Aram Bartholl, Michael Bielicky, Jonas Denzel, Holger Förterer, Walter Giers, Mira Hirtz, Eva Judkins, Ulf Langheinrich, Alexander Liebrich, Christian Lölkes, Betty Rieckmann, Sabine Schäfer, Marie Sester, Ulrich Singer, Pong.Li Studios, Xenorama, Marco Zampella,

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Kommende Termine

Decision Making – L’instant décisif

9. December 2021 – 13. March 2022
Gruppenausstellung, Canadien Cultural Centre, Paris

Decisions are the result of complex cognitive processes. Considering them collectively when they involve our shared futures makes them harder to make. But, more and more often, we include machines into such processes through algorithms qualified as decisional. Of course, it raises questions that artists know how to put into perspective. Because of the age that we are currently living in, a brief instant regarding the whole history of our planet, is decisive considering the choices available to us for a responsible development of Artificial Intelligence. Therefore, it is now that human rights are at stake, for instance, about what will emerge from the use of our personal data. The consideration of artworks coming from decisive processes connecting humans to machines could only spring us into an immediate future that still belongs to us.

Curated by Dominique Moulon & Alain Thibault

Domestic Drama

2. December 2021 – 20. February 2022
Gruppenausstellung, Halle Für Kunst, Graz

Museum of Cryptography

5. September – 31. December 2021
Gruppenausstellung, Museum of Cryptography, Moscow

2021 году в Москве откроется первый в России Музей криптографии.

Широкой аудитории будет представлено прошлое, настоящее и будущее криптографии, математики и смежных дисциплин. Музей криптографии станет новой точкой притяжения на карте города — местом, где доступно и просто говорят о развитии современных технологий.

Здание, в котором будет расположен Музей криптографии, впервые откроет свои двери для широкой публики. В советские годы это была знаменитая «шарашка» в Марфино, где ученые разрабатывали аппаратуру для шифрования телефонной связи.

Важной частью музея станут мультимедийные экспонаты, инфографика и интерактивные островки формата look&feel, а также редкие экземпляры научных трудов.

Внимание! Молодежная команда Музея криптографии сформирована. Подробности

How to Win at Photography

5. June 2021 – 5. September 2021
Gruppenausstellung, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur

Vergangene Termine

Owned By Others

1. December 2020 – 31. January 2021
Gruppenausstellung, Museum Tropicana, Berlin

Owned by Others is an artistic endeavor uncovering narratives, places, and artifacts from, around, and on Berlin’s Museum Island. The dialogical initiative fosters actions, interventions, research, performances, and social encounters in the public realm which link the island’s multi-layered history-scapes to global contemporary artistic practices. The project unfolds in fall 2020 through a series of interventions, a map-based website, and a publication. As collaborations span from Baghdad to Guatemala City, from Addis Ababa to Tijuana, and from Singapore to Dakar, the démarche revolves around the structures of Museum Island. The Initiative translates ongoing political discussions into contemporary, post-national collaborations, relations, and methods that negotiate globality, historicity, and the present.

OWNED BY OTHERS
Fremdbesitz and tracing narratives of an island

Owned by Others is an artistic endeavor uncovering narratives, places, and artifacts from, around, and on Berlin’s Museum Island. The project assembles methods for thinking about and tactics for claiming the site as a new city center of the commons. Who is responsible for telling the story of this place, and where might they be stuck in times of the pandemic?

RE-INVENT CENTRALITY
A map-based website www.ownedbyothers.org and public archive as well as events, exhibitions, and weekly gatherings complete the project. The physical center of all processes is the newly established Museum Tropicana at Spreeufer 6 opposite the Berliner Schloss. It accommodates the Owned by Others offices; hosts a supporting program with exhibitions, presentations, and lecture performances; and convenes a weekly Tuesday evening get-together strictly following the latest hygiene regulations.

a project by Lutz Henke & Raul Walch

With contributions by:
Adam Kraft, Andreas Gehrke, Anna-Sophie Springer, Albrecht/Wilke, Alvaro Urbano, Aram Bartholl, Arijit Bhattacharyya, Cinema Lada, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Ina Weise & Marcus Große, Jeewi Lee & Aliou Badou Diack, Kasia Fudakowski, K-Verlag, Lutz Henke, Miguel Buenrostro, Peter Behrbohm,  Raul Walch, Regina José Galindo, Santiago Sierra, Tarkib, Teresa Margolles, Yuichiro Tamura, Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin, Zoë Claire Miller, Zuzanna Czebatul

Zeitmaschine

12. November 2020
Talk, FH Potsdam, Potsdam

Zeitmaschine: A mini conference at FH- Potsdam

with:
Kim Albrecht
Aram Bartholl
Dorit Mielke

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Technology Off Screen

Oktober 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

Mai 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/

My talk at CCC congress

Januar 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“

Dezember 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“

Juli 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

März 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

Dezember 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

Juni 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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