“Behind the Smart World” exhibition, AMRO – Art Meets Radical Openness 2016

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Waste(d)!

AMRO – Art Meets Radical Openness 2016, Linz
Festival Dedicated to Art, Hacktivism and Open Culture
Waste(d)!
25.05-2
8.05.2016

 

AMRO is a biennial community festival in Linz that probes and engages with new challenges between digital culture, art, everyday life, education, politics, and taking action.

This year’s festival “Waste(d)!” is devoted to aspects of the conditions of our digital infosphere that are increasingly perceived as complex. The act of saving, deleting, or resurfacing data and information has taken on a life of its own, is monitored, monetized and waste valuable natural resources.

What is the cultural, social, philosophical, ecological, and economic significance of producing, saving, deleting, and resurfacing data?

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Exhibition in conjunction with AMRO 2016: Waste(d)!
Opening: Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 7:30 pm
KunstRaum Goethestrasse

Agbogbloshie is a district in the teeming metropolis of Accra in West-African Ghana. The world’s largest electro-waste dump is located here. Twenty-two hard drives brought back to Austria from this dump are the starting point for the exhibition. Alongside the material and exploitative dark sides of the dirty business with electronic waste, the exhibition brings together artistic positions dealing with the value of digital information and our constant production of data. The saving, deleting and resurfacing of information is part of our everyday life. We leave not only material traces that have disastrous effects on people and our environment, but also digital traces, the value of which is to be called into question.
A project by Linda Kronman and Andreas Zingerle (KairUs) realised in cooperation with servus.at.

Audrey Samson, Emilio Vavarella, Fabian Kühfuß, Fictilis, Ivar Veermäe, Joakim Blattmann, Andreas Zingerle and Linda Kronman (KairUs), Martin Reiche, Michael Wirthig, Michaela Lakova, Owen Mundy, Raphael Perret, Shu Lea Cheang, Simon Krenn, Matthias Urban, Times of Waste, Wolfgang Spahn.

with workshops by Audrey Samson (Digital Data funeral (selfie)) and Fieke Jansen and Ling Luther from the Tactical Tech collective.

Exhibition: 26 May 2016 – 10 June 2016
Opening hours and registration for guided tours: www.radical-openness.org

Partners:
KunstRaum Goethestrasse xdt, Art University Linz, afo architecture forum upper austria
Funded by: The Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria, City of Linz (LinzImPULS), Art University Linz
Supported by: Canada Council for the Arts, OCA: Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Material Sponsoring: MGG – Müller-Guttenbrunn Group

Exhibition statement and abstracts about the artworks

 

Andreas Zingerle; Ushi Reiter and Susanne Blaimshein during the opening speech
Andreas Zingerle (KairUs) with Uschi Reiter (servus.at, AMRO festival) and Susanne Blaimschein (Kunstraum Goethestrasse) during the opening speech

 

 

 

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Emilio Vavarella: THE ITALIAN JOB | Job n.2, An-Archiving Game

 

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Emilio Vavarella: THE ITALIAN JOB | Job n.2, An-Archiving Game (detail)

 

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Visitors during the opening looking at Shue Lea Cheangs video work “Bodies of planned obsolesence”

 

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Wolfgang Spahn: Bilder einer Ausstellung

 

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Wolfgang Spahn talking about the technical setup of his work

 

 

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Michael Wirthig: Headcrash (Videostill)

 

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Owen Mundy: I know where your cat lives

 

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Martin Reiche: Shell performance

 

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Martin Reiche: Shell performance (detail)

 

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Fabian Kühfuss: Shopimation

 

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Raphael Perret: Recycling Yantra

 

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Raphael Perret: Recycling Yantra

 

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Raphael Perret talking about his field trip to India

 

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Matthias Urban, Simon Krenn: Transposon

 

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Matthias Urban, Simon Krenn: Transposon

 

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Linda Kronman, Andreas Zingerle (KairUs): Forensic fantasies: #1 Not a blackmail

 

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Linda Kronman, Andreas Zingerle (KairUs): Forensic fantasies: #2 Identity theft

 

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Linda Kronman, Andreas Zingerle (KairUs): Forensic fantasies: #3 Found footage stalker

 

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Research group: “Times of Waste”
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Research group: “Times of Waste” Field guide and audio essay (work in progress)

 

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Flavia Caviezel and Yvonne Volkert from the research group “Times of Waste” explaining their research process

 

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Activist group Fictilis: Wildcat hauling

 

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Michaela Lakova: DEL?No, wait!REW
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Michaela Lakova: DEL?No, wait!REW

 

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Michaela Lakova: DEL?No, wait!REW

 

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Michaela Lakova: DEL?No, wait!REW

 

Ivar Vermäe: Center of doubt

 

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Joakim Blattmann: Location

 

 

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Audrey Samson: Goodnight sweetheart

 

Workshops:

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Workshop by Audrey Samson
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Workshop by Audrey Samson
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Workshop by Audrey Samson

 

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Workshop by Tactical Tech members Fieke Jansen and Ling Luther

 

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Workshop participants figuring out how the Internet works.

 

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Meta-data exercise

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What meta-data does an image, video, text file etc. contain?

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How are our smart-phones tracked?

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What can you tell about the owner of a phone just by looking at it for 3 min? … pretty much.

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How can we make our phones more secure?

 

Coverage:

Radio feature: FROzine: “Elektroschrott und Datenmüll – ein brisantes Politikum”

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Mit Uschi Reiter (Sprecherin servus.at) und Andreas Zingerle (Künstler und Kurator). Moderation: Martin Wassermair

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OE1 Feature: Digital.Leben:

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OE1 Feature: matrix:

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Press reports:

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