Aram Bartholl – Hurt me plenty

Foto: Aram Bartholl (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Aram Bartholl gibt eine Tour durch seine Ausstellung „Hurt me plenty„, die sich klug und kleinem Augenzwinkern hier und da mit unserem Eintritt ins digitale Zeitalter, Privacy, Überwachung, Netzneutralität, etc. auseinandersetzt. Noch bis zum 1. November 2014 in der DAM Gallery in Berlin zu sehen. Mehr Fotos gibts auf seinem Flickr-Account.

YouTube: Private tour of ‚Hurt me plenty‘

In his solo show Aram Bartholl exhibits a new series of works inspired by the questions and developments engaging humankind’s ‘entry’ into the digital realm and the role of the first person as ‘shooter’. Bartholl deconstructs stereotypes about pixel imaging with unique large-scale works that are subtly combined with a series of pieces about issues of privacy, surveillance and net neutrality. With this exhibition, Bartholl proposes a new discourse that challenges the current debates about surveillance versus the seemingly antiquated ideas and images of ‘cyberspace’.

The Tree of 40 Fruit – Sam Van Aken


YouTube: The tree of forty fruits: Sam Van Aken at TEDxManhattan (via @tanith)

The Tree of 40 Fruit„ von Sam Van Aken ist ein Baum-Hybrid, irgendwo zwischen Kunst und Forschungsprojekt. Der Baum trägt 40 verschiedene Steinfrüchte, wie z.B. Kirschen, Pflaumen, Nektarinen, Aprikosen, etc.  Ausschließlich alte Sorten, jenseits dessen, was sonst heutzutage kommerziell angebaut wird.

The Tree of 40 Fruit is an ongoing series of hybridized fruit trees by contemporary artist Sam Van Aken. Each unique Tree of 40 Fruit grows over forty different types of stone fruit including peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and almonds. Sculpted through the process of grafting, the Tree of 40 Fruit blossom in variegated tones of pink, crimson and white in spring, and in summer bear a multitude of fruit. Primarily composed of native and antique varieties the Tree of 40 Fruit are a form of conversation, preserving heirloom stone fruit varieties that are not commercially produced or available.

Partizipative Kunstscheiße


Partizipative Kunstscheiße – eine Bedürfnisanstalt“ ist ein Kunstprojekt von Markus Gustav Brinkmann, bei dem du auf unerfüllte Bedürfnisse buchstäblich scheißen kannst. Ich zitiere:

  1. Du besuchst mich beim interaktiven Kunstprojekt “KUBUS” am 9./10.08 in Hildesheim
  2. Du schreibst dein Bedürfnis auf.
  3. Du legst den Zettel in eine Dose.
  4. Du scheißt drauf. Das ganze kann vor Ort passieren oder du bringst die Scheiße in einem schwarzen Hundekotbeutel mit.
  5. Wir dosen das Ganze ein.
  6. Wir schicken die Dose an eine Institution, die wir für die ganze Scheiße verantwortlich machen.
  7. Du fühlst dich leichter.

Die erforderlichen Dosen samt Eindosungsmaschine werden bei Startnext gecrowdfundet. Jetzt aber schnell! (via rebel:art)

Pulp: Common People (Theme from Star Wars)

Vimeo: Common People (Theme from Star Wars) from Okarola on Vimeo.

Nach längerer Pause hat Okarola mal wieder eins seiner audiovisuellen Mashups zusammengeschraubt. Diesmal remixt er „Common People“ von Pulp mit The Bordens „Theme from Star Wars“. Was seine Mashups für mich herausragend macht ist, dass es ihm immer wieder gelingt, Songs, die ich schon x-Mal gehört habe, neue Facetten und Bedeutungsebenen abzugewinnen. Neben dem Video gibt’s das MP3 wie immer bei Soundcloud.


Ein bisschen Medienkleinkunst für zwischendurch. Vorsicht, kann Augenbluten und nervöse Zuckungen auslösen. (via @HardwareHacks & @antiprodukt)

#cachemonet is an exploration into the serendipitous collisions that occur between two randomly generated arrays. the arrays contain a mix of costume and found .gifs sourced from tumblr … The site uses two separate random arrays that generate animated compositions using two planes, a fixed foreground element, and a repeated background element. A new random composition is generated by page refresh every four seconds. Where paired with audio, the application explores the possibility of an autonomous robot as a video director.

„Instant Art Career“ von Niklas Roy & Kati Hyyppä

YouTube: Instant Art Career (via rebel:art)

Mal wieder eine schöne Installation von Niklas Roy, der in Zusammenarbeit mit Kati Hyyppä für das Katowice Street Art Festival den Kunstbetrieb ein bisschen auf die Schippe genommen und einer Menge Menschen ein Lächeln ins Gesicht gezaubert hat. Mehr auf seiner Seite:

There are many artists in this world, but also many people who could be artists, although they are not. These people might just be stuck in their daily business, being unaware of the exciting possibility to lead the prestigious life of a professional artist. We tackled this issue at the Katowice Street Art Festival by providing anyone with the opportunity to become an artist instantly. For that purpose, we constructed a “Public Painting Machine” and installed it inside a gallery window. People on the street could paint with the machine by pulling on ropes which were hanging outside. The machine bridged the gap between ordinary street life and the glamorous world of art. It launched hundreds of art careers and created skyrocketing fame, which culminated in cash revenue for the artists… Niklas Roy: Instant Art Career

Großstädte als Kaleidoskop-Video im Zeitraffer

Vimeo:Mirror City Timelapse (via Beautiful/Decay)

Michael Shainblum nimmt uns mit auf einen psy­che­de­lischen Städte-Trip nach Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angeles und Chicago. Noch ein paar Tage Hitze und ich schieb so eine Kaleidoskop-Optik auch ohne Video.

Mirror City is a visual story through some of the great American cities: Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. These clips were all processed from their original form, into the kaleidoscopic visuals that you see in this video. Many people visit these large cities every day, and all of these places have been shot and filmed, but I wanted to emulate these urban landscapes in a way that nobody has even seen before. I wanted to put man-made geometric shapes, mixed with elements of color and movement to create less of a structured video, and more of a plethora of visual stimulation. The video starts off with simple mirrors and recognizable architecture, as the video progresses, so does the visual stimulation, showing the real abstraction of the piece. I have worked on this piece for an extremely long amount of time. I have spent time mirroring images and videos for the past five years, and I have been working on this specific piece for about four months. I felt it was time to combine Timelapse photography and the simplicity of a kaleidoscope, and create Mirror City.

The Teletext Social Network

Social-Teletext-Network-03The Teletext Social Network ist ein Projektvorschlag von Philipp Ronenberg, redundant gewordene elektronische Informations-Technologie für persönliche Zwecke zu nützen. Ich wäre sofort dabei… (via prosthetic knowledge)

The Teletext Social Network uses analogue television broadcasting to provide a wireless communication infrastructure. Users can communicate without depending on network providers or governmental institutions. The network users themselves maintain the network. In 2012, most of the broadcasting television channels in the UK switched from analogue to digital broadcasting, resulting in the analogue spectrum frequencies becoming free.