6.1.2010 | 20:00 |@mamuta
UBERMORGEN.COM is an artist duo created in Vienna, Austria, by lizvlx and Hans Bernhard. Behind UBERMORGEN.COM we can find one of the most unmatchable identities – controversial and iconoclastic – of the contemporary European techno-fine-art avant-garde. Their open circuit of conceptual art, drawing, software art, pixel painting, computer installations, net.art, sculpture and digital activism (media hacking) transforms their brand into a hybrid Gesamtkunstwerk. The computer and the network are (ab)used to create art and combine its multiple forms. the permanent amalgamation of fact and fiction points toward an extremely expanded concept of one’s working materials that for UBERMORGEN.COM also include (international) rights, democracy and global communication (input-feedback loops). “Ubermorgen” is the German word both for “the day after tomorrow” and “super-tomorrow”.
In the lecture they will present some of their past projects 1999-2009 and focusing also in the current project they are working on “superenhanced” .
An UBERMORGEN.COM lecture split into two. The first part of the talk will focus on their oeuvre 1999-2009 featuring main projects such as The Election Trilogy including [V]ote-Auction, the EKMRZ Trilogy including GWEI and the Generator Tetralogy with the 2001 Injunction Generator. The second part of the lecture will focus on their 2008-09 research-project “Superenhanced” dealing with Enhanced Interrogations (torture), Child Imprisonment, Extraordinary Renditions, Supermax (high-security prisons) and the interrogation-software “Superenhanced Generator”. They will to tell you about the research, the methodology, the terminology, their artistic approach, the technology, the performances and the personal aspects of this project.
Ubermorgen residency at Mamuta is possible thanks to Pro-Helvetia (Switzerland) and BMUKK (Austria) support