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Das Skateboard, das Nintendo spielte… ?

§P¡NdLe .. so der Titel, vielsagend und doch ein wenig kryptisch, genau das richtige für die, die ein wenig tüfteln wollen, was dieses Skateboard mit eingebautem Nitendo kann, möchte, wie das denn alles funktioniert, was genau überhaupt funktionieren soll, und wie beziehungsweise was das alles eigentlich ist.
Und diese Verwunderung ist vielleicht auch die Fragestellung des Kunstwerks an seine Betrachter… Kunst als Idee, als Anregung, als Phantasie… über Partituren, die der Boden schreibt….

Hinter der §P¡NdLe oder dem §P¡NdLe stehen die Künstler Gordan Savicic und Philipp Lammer.

Im Gespräch mit – Philip Lammer:

USB-Sticks im Gemäuer Wiens… ein Projekt von Aram Bartholl
Coded Cultures 2011

analog – aber bitte digital. statt aus der internetcloud, überraschungsinformationen aus der hauswand….
aram bartholl sucht nach löchern im gemäuer der stadt… schließt diese wieder und hinterlässt dort einen usb stick zum datenaustausch im öffentlichen raum.

Christian Falsnaes about art

Torture Classics at Coded Cultures

Liz Vlx about the project “torture classics”

FILE Festival Sao Paulo 2011

FILE Festival, Sao Paulo. Huge city, huge exhibition. Like every year, the File Festival manages to show a wide variety of international contemporary new media art. Installations, Performances, Machinima, Animations, Webart,… But they also host Workshops dealing with newest technics and tools and a Symposium which addresses current topics and therefor is a good discursive platform for new media art.

A big difference to most of the new media art festivals is the wide-ranging audience visiting the exhibition. With about 1000 visitors per day and a period of one month it does not only adress the typical new media art nerds.

Because i participated with my installation “skia” in the exhibition and the symposium i had a very limited time frame to document the artworks.

But i even managed to get Christobal Mendoza for an interview, whos collaborative work “nervous structure” was one of my favourites.

Another very poetic and beautiful piece was ADA, an analog interactive installation by Karina Smigla-Bobinski.

The next work i have to explain a bit…. If you stand in front of this screen, your face is tracked and alternately displayed with some movie scenes, where the head of the actors are on the same position in the framing as yours… It is called “movie mirrors” and was made by Ali Miharbi from turkey.

French Pavillon- Biennale Venice 2011

Christian Boltanski has built a huge scaffold supporting a long conveyor-belt, printed with babies, displayed birth- and starving-rate, made a game out of it and called it “Chance”.”The unfolding of life and the incessant rhythm of birth raise the question of the universal and the unique in a way, to ponder what distinguishes one from the other…” (Jean-Hubert Martin)

Having a seat after this interview, relaxing from running around for hours, on one of three very old chairs placed beside this pavillon, a strange whispering voice stated to ask “is it the last time?” repeatedly, so that I needed some time until I recognized that it was comming from my chair.-spooky!

For those who don´t have the ability to visit venice until end of november and also for those who just like killing time, they´ve installed a homepage where you can play this game “Chance” too.
Christian Boltanski promises to send you a surprise in the case you win.

The Stateless Pavilion – Pirate Camp

The new project devised by the Italian art group CONIGLIOVIOLA – is the first itinerant artists’ camping program created to give free hospitality to a selection of young international artists during the most important contemporary art events worldwide.

In true corsair style, the PIRATE CAMP will – for the very first time – break the well-entrenched rule that outlaws camping in the lagoon!

The Stateless Pavilion, as the first PIRATE CAMP has been dubbed, aims to focus attention on the topic “extra-territoriality” as a condition typical of artists that comes to expression in the project’s two key figures: the pirate and the camper.The status of not-belonging-to-places, inhabiting places while remaining outside the concept of territorial ownership, becomes a status of statelessness, of not-belonging-to-any-state, in the context of the Venice Biennale, whose mainstay is the fact that its every edition is built on an offering – and a reiteration – of the representation of national identities, by “national” pavilions.

Video by Philipp Köster and Wasserbloom, Interview and edit by Wasserbloom

Daito Manabe: Body Hack

After flying to Berlin, a night without sleep and a full day workshop Daito showed us how his Body Hack works and how it developed.

atom performance @ soundframe 2011

Das soundframe Festival freute sich heuer über Christopher Bauder [white void] und Robert Henke [monolake], die mit ihrer ATOM Performance den Marx Palast rockten. Leider konnte die Installation aus technischen Gründen nicht wie ursprünglich geplannt in den Rinderhallen aufgebaut werden, da sich dies gegenseitig sehr positiv ausgewirkt hätte. Die Installation hätte sicher noch etwas mehr Platz vertragen, dafür wirkten die kolossalen Räumlichkeiten der Rinderhallen leider etwas leer. Trotzdem genossen wir es die Performance, die mittlerweile seit 5 Jahren um die Welt tourt, einmal live zu erleben. Gleichzeitig mit dem Event eröffnete auch die MediaOpera, die seit ca. einem Monat in den Rinderhallen ihre Dependance hat und der Wiener Visualistenszene eine Spiel- und Experimentierstätte bietet. Das heisst in den Rinderhallen könnte in Zukunft noch einiges Interessantes passieren. Platz und Technik gibts jedenfalls ohne Ende.
Wir baten Robert Henke und Christopher Bauder unter den tagR.umbrella >

Interview: Peter Schlager
Kamera: Andreas .muk. Haider
Andreas .muk. Haider

WOPPOW @ transmediale11

A Berlin-Mitte concept store, a sweatshop at Haus der Kulturen… übermorgen embraces the capital of young creative fashion, right after Berlin fashion week, by unveiling their WOPPOW collection at the 2011 Transmediale exhibition. WOPPOW functions as an elaborate fashion marketing campaign for Somali pirates. is run by lizvlx and Hans Bernhard, an artist duo living in Vienna. They went all the way for this project, visited sites of piracy, and joined forces with kenian fashion designer Otieno Gomba.

At the Transmediale we met Gomba and Hans…

Interview: Franziska Mayr Keber
Camera: Andreas muk Haider
Edit: Andreas muk Haider

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