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There is an interesting essay, The Migration of Social Exchange, recently posted on Hyperallergic by James Holland. He mentions my Databody piece from spring 2001 (yes, prior to 9/11). Nice that it is still relevant after over a decade. This is a thoughtful piece that ruminates on the changing landscape of what it means to be social.

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Aram Bartholl 2013

#SPEEDPROJECT of the day! feels like there is a series coming of this … :))

picture by Jason Eppink! THX!!

THX everyone!! YOUR ART!! party (my b-day party, 40!) at Panke, Berlin was a blast!! Thx for showing up, bringing and making all these beautiful necklaces. WoW!! When you see a workshop table like this above at the end of the night you know the concept worked really well ;)) Thx to Panke and team, was truly awesome!!

Bling credits to @TBX for
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10pm, December 29, 2012
@ PANKE club
Gerichtstr. 23, Berlin Wedding,
5th backyard map!!

FB event –

Show off all your works from your phone/tablet/etc wrapped as COOL necklace jewelry.
You are the SHOW!!

Aram Barholl40!!! 2012


Live sets:
- Comfort Fit (Tokyo Dawn Records)
– Curating Youtube

DJ sets:
- BarNerby (Support Your Local Ghetto)
- Justas Fresh (mondayJazz, Lithuania)
- more tba!!


How to make a YOUR ART!! golden necklace

Bring your art to the PARTY and make your own YOUR ART!! golden necklace.
Anything goes!! Show your latest digital shit from any suitable device!!
Hey ARAM, I don t have a touch phone!” No problem!!
Bring your paintings and hang them from your neck!! :))

Bring your:
- nokia phone,
- touch phone,
- tablet,
- laptop,
- framed prints or PAINTINGS!!
- what ever you want, hang it from your neck!

Gold chain, gold cardboard & tools etc will be provided.

How to find PANKE

Gerichtstr. 23, Berlin Wedding, 5th backyard map!!

Panke e.V. Gerichtstr. 23, Hof V. 13347, Wedding, Berlin

CU there!!

I am glad to be featured in this very diverse refreshing overview on contemporary art.

Beyond Contemporary Art

Etan Jonathan Ilfeld

250 x 250 mm (9¾ x 9¾ in)
240 pages with 150 illustrations
Paperback with flaps
ISBN 978-1-908126-22-1
October 2012

£24.95   €29.95   US$39.95

In this book, the author surveys the key concepts and ideas that have reverberated throughout the art world in the last decade through studying the artists who have created them. From blockbuster museum exhibitions to influential art fairs and art-stars, the ever-expanding contemporary art world has been increasingly integrated into popular culture. While highlighting established artists such as Gerhard Richter, the book also includes emerging and mid-career artists whose work ranges widely. Artists such as Jeremy Wood who plots his movement across the globe through GPS tracking, Tatsuo Miyajima who does digital light displays, Eduardo Kac who does transgenic bio-art or Santiago Sierra who paid workers to shift a heavy rock back and forth are among the international artists included in this book. Often controversial, these artists push the boundaries of what would traditionally be considered art.

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“Wo, bitte, geht’s zur realen Welt?” by Ricarda Stiller, 11.12.2012 08:00 Uhr


Was macht das Internet mit uns?

Mit dem Internet potenziert sich die Medienkritik in dem Maße, wie sich das Medium in alle erdenklichen Lebenssituationen ausbreitet. Vom Überall-Internet sind wir nicht mehr weit entfernt, vielleicht ist es sogar schon da. Nur an den Endgeräten wird noch gearbeitet. Längst besteht die Möglichkeit, dass der Kaffeevollautomat sich seine Software eigenständig über das Web aktualisiert. Konnte man sich vor zehn Jahren kaum eine Verwendung für Tablet-Computer vorstellen, wird man sich in zehn Jahren kaum noch vorstellen können, dass man seinen Alltag ohne einen Tablet-PC bewältigen kann.

Die Frage, was der Computer, das Internet, die sozialen Netzwerke oder Computerspiele mit uns anrichten, stellen sich nicht nur Soziologen, Medienanalytiker, Kulturwissenschaftler oder Psychologen, die zu diesem Thema den Büchermarkt fluten. Den aus Bremen stammenden und in Berlin lebenden Medienkünstler Aram Bartholl beschäftigt dieses Thema derart, dass es sich in fast allen seinen Arbeiten in irgendeiner Form wiederfindet.

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I am very pleased to announce the latest DVD vol.4  for the install at the MMI. Was fun to dig through big stacks of DVDs to make this 78 chapters video DVD. Enjoy! :)

‘Home Entertainment’ Aram Bartholl. 2012, 31 mins. video DVD.
DVD Dead Drop vol.4 at the Museum of Moving Image, NYC
December 7, 2012–January 31, 2013

The reign of the DVD is over, and with it the era of the extra. Before home entertainment was streamed from the cloud, movies came on DVDs that contained more than just the featured attraction. Studios added bonus content like behind-the-scenes documentaries and audio commentaries to make DVDs more desirable to consumers.

But DVDs also came with undesirable extras that were universally frustrating to captive audiences waiting for their movie to begin: unskippable content. Trailers for upcoming movies, promotional spots, and other unwanted clips all found their way immovably in front of featured attractions.

Home Entertainment is a collection of media found on DVDs from around the world that you always wanted to skip, but couldn’t: international copyright warnings, home entertainment publisher logos, studio and distributor bumpers, anti-piracy propaganda, and more. This time, however, all the clips are chaptered, so you can finally skip them.