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Babycastles presents DADAMACHINIMA

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Babycastles presents DADAMACHINIMA
Curated by Walter Langelaar of WORM (Rotterdam)
Opening 7pm on Friday, February 4th. On view until Sunday, March 7th 2011.

WORKS: FPS [first peron shooter] by Aram Bartholl | Mary Mack 5000C by Kaho Abe & Lina Fenequito |Composite Club by JODI | Levelhead by Julian Oliver | Video Terraform Dance Party by Jeremy Bailey 

Opening Night Performances: Lovid, Radio Shock, Casperelectronics, DUBKNOWDUB, Dan Friel LoVid will also debut a performance of ‘Catchy’
DADAMACHINIMA explores tactics of emergent gameplay, disrupted modes of interactivity, and brute-force hacks of contemporary (video)game interfaces and environments. This exhibition focuses on artists that have subverted the way we interface with videogames. From bleeding-edge AR combined with papercraft and FPS memes, or early Italian cinema done over by messed up Eyetoy cams, artists explore alternate forms of gaming.

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February 2nd, 2011 at 8:32 pm


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And another group show on almost the same date as Liverpool with First Person Shooter. Thx to Damiano Colacito (great works!) for the invitation! Would love to join!


museo laboratorio
18.12.2009 – 23.01.2010
vernissage 18.12.09 7:00 pm

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Vico Lupinato 1, 65013
Città Sant’Angelo (PE), Italy
Tel. +39 (0)85 960555
Direttore Enzo De Leonibus

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December 16th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

“Space Invaders”

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First Person Shooter will be part of the upcoming game art show “Space Invaders”at FACT Liverpool UK.

Exploring the blurred boundaries between video-game space and real space

FACT launches a season of gaming with Space Invaders, a group exhibition that brings art and gaming cultures together. From retro text-based role-playing games, to the detailed city maps found in the latest Grand Theft Auto, Space Invaders draws on these sources of artistic inspiration and explores the increasingly blurred boundaries between video-game spaces and real spaces.

Friday 18 December 2009 – Sunday 21 February 2010
FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool

Blast Theory, Aram Bartholl, Bill Viola, Cao Fei, Ludic Society, Riley Harmon, Jeremy Bailey,, Julian Oliver, Yuichiro Katsumoto, Anita Fontaine and Michael Pelletier, Mark Essen, …

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December 16th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

How to build a pair of “First Person Shooter” glasses under consideration of health & safety regulations

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This video addresses all curators and production managers who are interested in showing Aram Bartholl’s art piece “First Person Shooter” in a public exhibition but who are at the same time concerned about health and security issues. Yes, it is possible to show this piece with all it’s features and DIY part in a public place! Some simple rules and classic tools will prevent that exhibition visitors run amok or commit suicide in the show.

First released on

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November 17th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

Mirror Mirror

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I am showing First Person Shooter and 1H (video & object) at BYU MOA
Mirror Mirror: Contemporary Portraits and the Fugitive Self

Brigham Young University Museum of Art:

October 23,  2009 – May 8, 2010
Opening: Thursday, October 22, 2009 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm

This exhibition explores how we shape our identities and how we seek to change perceptions of ourselves. Works by multiple local and international artists trace the influences of rituals, facades, social media, and the family from various perspectives, in examining what it means to be human beneath the veneers we accumulate in society.

Picture: Mark Khaisman, Ani and Sofie, 2007. Packaging tape on Plexiglas in
light box.

Participating artists:

Kjellgren Alkire
Valerie Atkisson
Aram Bartholl
Dawoud Bey
Rebecca Campbell
Ben Coonley
Doug Dubois
Hasan Elahi
Harrell Fletcher
Douglas Gordon
Mary Henderson
Oliver Herring
Amy Jorgensen
Mark Khaisman
Jeff Larsen
Nikki Lee
Mike McGlothlen
Feng Mengbo
Julie Moos
Takashi Murakami
Julian Opie
Lydia Panas
Rachel Papo
Przemyslaw Pokrycki
Nate Ronniger
Lincoln Schatz
Michael Scoggins
Andrew Sexton
Amy Sillman
Beat Streuli

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October 22nd, 2009 at 1:21 pm

“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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My last trip this year! (But not my last talk ;-)
See you in Amsterdam.

(Ludic Society)

avant-garde videogame modification

Exhibition 19 dec 2008 – 1 march 2009
Opening do. 18 dec 20.00 en afterparty with:
Electrolust, Krach Bar, Poppekastkrakers and Pornologic

at PLANETART Medialab Artspace
Wibautstraat 150 Amsterdam,NL

DADAMACHINIMA explores tactics of emergent gameplay, disrupted modes of interactivity,
and brute-force hacks of contemporary (video)game interfaces and environments.

Joan Leandre – *In the Name of Kernel!…* – Song of the Iron Bird
Marc van Elburg – |pongmachine|
Julian Oliver – Trapped Rocket
Gordan Savicic – Insert Coin / Chakramat
Ludic Society – Objets Celibataires / New Bachelor Machines (Selection)
Gottfried Haider – Hidden in Plain Sight
JODI – Composite Club 2.0++
Walter Langelaar – nOtbOt
Aram Bartholl – First Person Shooter
Paul B. Davis – Five In One: Fantasy Cutscenes #2
Friedrich Kirschner – guest curator/director Machinima FilmFest

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December 10th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

eARTS Shanghai

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I’ll be be part of the workshop “Urban Space. Time to Play” 19th – 22th Oct. next week at eARTS Shanghai. I am looking forward to it and I am curious to test China for some paper based realtime urban adventure action. Stay tuned! More info

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October 16th, 2008 at 11:29 am

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"AVATAR the new you"

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I’ll show “First Person Shooter” at the Australian Centre for Photography in the exhibition “AVATAR the new you”.

5 September – 4 October 2008
Australian Centre for Photography
257 Oxford Street Paddington NSW 2021

Pic: Daniel Handal “Anita and Pink Wall” 2006

AVATAR the new you


The original Avatars came from Indian mythology; they were the bodies the Gods used when they chose to walk upon the earth. Today the term Avatar is more commonly associated with the graphical action figures we use when we play games in online worlds. Like virtual alter-egos, our avatars can be whoever we want them to be; musclebound commandos, lithe blood elves, penguins or Pokemon. If you are on Facebook, Myspace, a dating site or if you can Google yourself, you have a virtual identity. As more and more of our time is spent online; socialising, conducting business, broadcasting our opinions or looking for love; the way we are perceived there is becoming as important as in real life. Avatars are more than a puppet or a plaything; they are the new you. The artists in this exhibition are inspired by Popular Culture rather than High Art, through games such as World of Warcraft or Half Life, virtual environments such as Second Life or the Sims, or content sharing sites such as Flickr, and Youtube. They question conventional attitudes towards gender, spirituality, violence, technology,sexualitt and identity, examining how these issues have been transformed by online technologies.

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August 31st, 2008 at 8:06 pm

let’s MAKE something …

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Hey Bre, it was fun having you around at my workshop yesterday.

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December 20th, 2007 at 9:29 am

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