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“Socially Active”

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Thx to whole curator and production team!

An exhibition of interactive artworks exploring contemporary sociality

Opening Night: 23rd April 2009 6-8pm, Exhibition Continues: 24th April – 30th May

Artists: Aram Bartholl, Cao Fei, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Paul Notzold and Thomson and Craighead

Curated by: Rachael Baum, Vivian Choi, Helena Copsey, Sue-Na Gay, Grace Zihua Lu and Sara Taylor

The University of Essex Gallery

pics by Rachael Baum

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April 25th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

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"Are you social?" – Tattoos documentation

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Finally I have a documentation for the tattoos online. Initially they served as flyers for the Friends project but since they are more than just a flyer I decided to document them on the “Are you social?” project page.

On top of that I published my first Instructable manual. Where to get and how to apply? It’s all here.

Have fun with them. I still have plenty. ;-)

Thx to Veronika Becker for helping me out with the design.

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October 1st, 2008 at 8:31 pm

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"Are you social?" at Nimk

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Netherlands Media Art Institute formerly known as Montevideo in Amsterdam will show the “Are you social?” T-shirt in the upcoming exhibition “My [public] space”.

My [public] space
:: May 24 –- June 21, 2008
:: Opening May 23, 5:00 p.m.
:: Netherlands Media Art Institute, Keizersgracht 264, 1016 EV Amsterdam
with Aram Bartholl, Hasan Elahi, Martijn Engelbregt, Kota Ezawa, Dora García, Susan Härtig, Jill Magid, Eva and Franco Mattes a.k.a. 0100101110101101.ORG, Eduardo Navas, Guy Ben-Ner, Marisa Olson.

The exhibition ‘My [public] space’ is a follow-up to the exhibition ‘Territorial Phantom’. In the previous exhibition the occupation of and claims to space by corporations, organizations or countries was central. My [public] space goes more deeply into the blurring of private and public information and spaces.

The copious use of digital, network and mobile technologies has had an enormous influence on our concept of public and private space, and calls up new questions about the conditions for these environments. Public space is not longer something that we can leave or exclude. Through wireless technologies – chat, mail, GSM – the public is everywhere: in our homes, our beds and even our bodies. What is private any more? What consequences does this muddying of the public and exposure to the public gaze have? Public space has become a ‘hybrid’: an entanglement of the public and private spheres

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May 13th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

New Project: "Are you social?" – T-shirt

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The “Are you social?“-T-shirt is a co-production of Kosmar and myself. This piece has been shown for the first time at 2nd City Ars Electronica 07. More pictures and the complete project description can be found here.

I met Kosmar the first time at the plazes party in May2007 where I was performing the “Speech Bubble” project. Since then I kept following him on all kinds of social web platforms, especially twitter. I really learned a lot about social software and it is very interesting to keep up with this still vastly growing development on the web. Kosmar designed hundreds of social web micro buttons which everybody may use on his blog. I had the idea to design a T-shirt with these icons.

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November 1st, 2007 at 3:43 pm

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