UBERMORGEN.COM – MEDIA HACKING VS. CONCEPTUAL ART
HANS BERNHARD / LIZVLX
Alessandro Ludovico (Ed.)
Christoph Merian Verlag
ISBN 978-3856164607, Euro 24,00
For the first time and marking UBERMORGEN.COM ‘s 10-year anniversary, a critical examination of the complete body of work of the artist duo lizvlx and Hans Bernhard is presented in the form of a 200 page book, which includes more than 200 color pictures.
A highly varied assortment of critics, curators, and artists reflect on UBERMORGEN.COM’s border crossings in the channels of global mass media and on their radical actions above the abyss of the international art scene. It is this conglomerate of conceptual art, software art, fine art, media hacking, net.art and media actionism that makes UBERMORGEN.COM the hybrid Gesamtkunstwerk that stands out in Europe’s media art avant-garde.
It includes texts and interviews by and with Inke Arns, Florian Cramer, RÃ©gine Debatty, Raffael DÃ¶rig, Marina Grzinic, Jacob Lillemose, Alessandro Ludovico, Stefan Nussbaumer, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Domenico Quaranta, Yukiko Shikata, Cornelia Sollfrank, Grischinka Teufl and Peter Weibel.
The project section of the catalogue features exemplary projects such as [V]ote-Auction, the Generator Tetralogy, the Psych|OS cycle and the EKMRZ Trilogy: GWEI – Google Will Eat Itself, Amazon Noir â€“ The Big Book Crime and The Sound of eBay.
The Monograph is a joint effort from three solo exhibitions held at the Basler Forum fÃ¼r Neue Medien [plug.in] (2005), at HMKV – Hartware MedienKunstVerein Dortmund (2006) and at Overgaden Contemporary Art Institute Copenhagen (2006). Funded by Bundesamt fuer Kultur Switzerland, Danish Art Council, net.ART council Texas USA and Migros-Kulturprozent Switzerland.