Transmediale 2013 BWPWAP Berlin/DE:29.01-03.02.2013

To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail. – Mark TwainSoftware is mind control—get some. – i/o/d Through a selection of 13 artists, Tools of Distorted Creativity questions the notion of creativity that has been instrumental to the development of the personal computer, from its first stationary instantiations in the 1980s to today’s mobile devices. Since its introduction, the personal computer has embodied the dream of the creative machine that allows the user to expand and explore her creative potential, rather than making her a slave of the machine. The personal computer itself is, however, only half of this story about machine-aided creativity. The other and equally important half of the story are the software tools at the user’s disposal within the machine environment. Each of these hundreds of thousands of tools presents certain forms of perception, ways of thinking and modes of acting, that in turn activate certain kinds of creativity. So rather than being a general notion, creativity needs to be recognized as a multiplicative and diverse form of practice. Creativity also needs recognition as the source of open potential for tools yet to be invented.

/ Tuesday 31 Jan 2012 - Opening Night 17:00 transmediale 2012 Exhibition Vernissage Dark Drives. Uneasy Energies in technological Times curated by Jacob Lillemose with artworks from Ant Farm, William S. Burroughs and Antony Balch, Art 404, Bjørn Erik Haugen, Bureau of Inverse Technology (B.I.T.), Chris Burden, Chris Cunningham/Aphex Twin, Constant Dullaart, Costanza Candeloro and Luca Libertini, Daniel García Andújar / Technologies To The People, Heath Bunting, Jack Caravanos (Blacksmith Institute), Vibek Raj Maurya, Jaromil, Jennifer Chan, JK Keller, JODI, jon.satrom, Junko & Mattin, Marcelina Wellmer, Matteo Giordano, Karla Grundick and Mistress Koyo, Paidia Institute, Peter Luining, Ruth White, SPK, Steina and Woody Vasulka, Sture Johannesson, Nikola Tesla, Jay Dahl, TR Kirstein, Tracy Cornish, UBERMORGEN.COM, VNS Matrix, [epidemiC], Franco Berardi, Eva and Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.ORG

14 > 23 February 2012 STUK arts centre Leuven The theme of this eleventh edition of Artefact is The Social Contract. That term has been used in political and philosophical theories since the 17th century, but still emerges regularly today, in interviews with politicians, political party programs and debates. Even the early adopters of the social contract theory, such as John Locke, Thomas Hobbes and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, used and interpreted the concept in different ways. The classic interpretation concerns the relation between the individual as a citizen and a political entity, in which the individual sacrifices part of his freedom and power in order for the state to offer safety and social and economic security to the citizen. But what is the position of the social contract in our current times of crisis in a globalized world?

[gallery=42] THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF IRATIONAL.ORG: Tools, Techniques and Events 1996-2006 Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina Dunavska 37, Novi Sad, Serbia Curators: Inke Arns (Dortmund) and Jacob Lillemose (Kopenhagen) Dates: 28. October - 27. November 2008. from 9-17h, during weekends from 9-14h; Museum is closed on Mondays. Production: New Media Center_kuda.org, Novi Sad, http://www.kuda.org Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund, http://www.hmkv.de Co-producers of the show: Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, http://www.msuv.org Institute for Flexible Culture and Technologies - Napon, Novi Sad, http://www.napon.org

Izložba čuvenih pionira net.arta

kustosi:Inke Arns, Jakob Lilemoze (Jacob Lillemose)

Muzej savremene umetnosti Vojvodine, Novi Sad

Dunavska 37, Novi Sad

28. Oktobar - 27. Novembar 2008.

Otvaranje izložbe: Utorak 28. Oktobar, u 20:00 časova

Producent izložbe:

Muzej savremene umetnosti Vojvodine, Novi Sad

Koproducenti izložbe :

Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund

Centar za nove medije_kuda.org, Novi Sad

Institut za fleksibilne kulture i tehnologije – Napon, Novi Sad

Irational je neformalna grupa Å¡est internacionalnih net i medijskih umetnika koji su se svojevremeno okupili oko servera irational.org, kojeg je osnovao britanski net umetnik Heath Bunting 1996. ÄŒlanovi Irational.org su: Daniel G. Andujar (Valensija/Å panija), Rachel Baker (London/Velika Britanija), Kayle Brandon (Bristol/Velika Britanija), Heath Bunting (Bristol/Velika Britanija), Minerva Cuevas (Mexico City/Meksiko), Marcus Valentine (Bristol/Velika Britanija)

[Essay] Jacob Lillemose fortæller i dette essay om Daniel Garcia Andújars installation X-Devian. The New Technologies To The People System og om baggrunden for dette værk Af Jacob Lillemose Foto: Århus Kunstbygning

Udstillingen X-Devian. The New Technologies To The People System blev vist i Ã…rhus Kunstbygning fra 12. maj til 10. juni 2007 www.aarhuskunstbygning.dk

Udstillingsbillede fra Ã…rhus Kunstbygning

akb x-devianThe New Technologies To The People® System By Jacob Lillemose In 1999, when the art and technology festival Ars Electronica awarded The Golden Nica, first prize in the ”.net” category, to the programmer Linus Torvalds for his development of the Linux operating system, it was pointing in general to the relationship between free software and art, and more specifically to the affinity between free software and that part of contemporary art which is concerned with software’s constantly increasing influence on social, economic and political conditions. Like Linux, this part of contemporary art works against the proprietary software industry’s standardization, repression and rationalization of the software culture, and instead explores alternate possibilities for freeing the software culture through more open, expressive and speculative processes. On a more indirect level, Ars Electronica’s choice of Linux also emphasized another relationship between free software and this contemporary art, i.e. the idea informing both that software is not just a question of programming, but of producing culture - of understanding and using technology as a means of engaging in a social context. According to the founder of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) Richard Stallman, free software is about ”practical material advantages” but also about ”what kind of society we want to live in, and what constitutes a good society”. 1 Stallman himself imagines an extremely collective and creative society founded on the freedom to ”use, study, copy, modify and redistribute software”. For him, the free software’s fundamental abolishment of intellectual property rights represents a chance to structurally and conceptually ”reprogram” society for the better, and this is an opinion he shares with much of contemporary art.

X-Devian. The New Technologies To The People System 2003- Social event in public space: production, promotion and distribution of FLOSS software and advertising video x-devian.org Presented with advertising video in the exhibition, and during the Irational Action Weekend in Dortmund Judging from the