Library Rhythm

CYT arbeitet mit Youtube als kulturellem Archiv. In der Ausstellung Library Rhythm stellt CYT 16 Youtube-Filme gegenüber, in denen YouTube-typische Motive und Ausdrucksformen wie ASMR-, HOW TO-, Vlog-, Finger Drumming- oder Dance-Videos auf den Bibliothekskontext bezogen sind. Die ausgestellten Videos lassen durch ihre spezifische klangliche und visuelle Ästhetik in der Bibliothek ein rhythmisches Universum aus kulturellen Praktiken wie Blättern, Schreiben, Lesen, Denken und Tanzen entstehen.
Die durch die Digitalisierung stattfindende Beschleunigung und fortschreitende Fragmentierung des Körpers spiegeln sich in den in den Videos dargestellten unmittelbaren, künstlerischen Ausdrucksformen wie Tanz und Musik. Gleichzeitig hat die Web-Videokultur eine eigene Ästhetik hervorgebracht, die eine sich der Beschleunigung verweigernde Sehnsucht nach Entspannung, nach sinnlichen Ereignissen und nach Momenten der Stille formuliert. In der Ausstellung vereinen sich Fragmente wie Finger, Kopf, Füße in der Poesie und Musikalität von Alltagsgesten und tänzerischen Ausdrucksformen zu einem utopischen Ganzen.

Library Rhythm

Posted in CYT-GRID, exhibition, GRID | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

NEWMAN Festival

NEWMAN Festival
3rd-6th July 2015
Druskininkai, Lithuania

After curating the main exhibition of transmediale 2015, together with D. Dragona, Erikah from Panke e.V. asked me to curate the exhibition for the NEWMAN festival in Lithuania. This festival was held for the first time and was done by a group of enthusiasts and a lot of great people supporting the idea to bring a “new media” festival to Druskininkai. We got the possibility to use temporarily a forma kids gallery in an old typical Lithuanian wooden house. The exhibition featured following artists:

Pussykrew (Polen) / Claudia Mate (Spain) / LaTurbo Avedon (Internet) / Eva Papamargariti (Greek) / Mitch Posada (United States) /Constant Dullaart (Netherland) /  Conor McGarrigle (Ireland) / Sebastian Schmieg  (Germany) / Baden Pailthorpe (Australia) / Freyja Vandenboom (Belgien)

The Festivals Website gives a good overview of all participants. The official festival documentation is on Facebook NEWMAN EXHIBITION & TALKS von Arthur Bulota. Nevertheless I thought it would be also nice to share all the atmospheric pictures here too:

Below you’ll find the introductory text to the NEWMAN exhibition in english and german – Continue reading

Posted in exhibition | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The C(h)roma Show

CYT will participate with street sound at The C(h)roma Show on Thursday 4 December, 7 to 9 pm, at the Croma store in Indiranagar, Bangalore.

The group show is curated by  by Marialaura Ghidini and Tara Kelton (for T.A.J. Residency and SKE Projects).
Featuring video and sound works by:

Adam Asnan / Gilles Aubry / Prerna Bishoi, Namrata Mehta and Sindhu Thirumalaisamy / Atul Bhalla / Charles Broskoski / curatingYouTube / Benedict Drew / Constant Dullaart / Harm van den Dorpel / Alyse Emdur / Nihaal Faizal / Jamie George / Richard Healy / Fabienne Hess / Oliver Husain / IOCOSE / Pooja Iranna / Candice Jacobs / Shreyasi Kar / Tara Kelton / Lindsay Lawson / Marc Lee / Gil Leung / Michael Takeo Magruder / Rosa Menkman / Misery Connoisseur / Pramod Pati / Lucy Pawlak / Sreshta Rit Premnath / Sebastian Schmieg / Annalisa Sonzogni / Mariam Suhail / Evan Roth / Sindhu Thirumalaisamy / Penelope Umbrico / Avinash Veeraraghavan / Asim Waqif / YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES / Carlo Zanni


The detuned television flickers grey, waiting to be flooded with colour, waiting for the image. Grey as no image, is a shrinking violet, shy and indecisive, caught in the shadows almost unnoticed. You can travel from it to black or white. Neutral, it does not shout its presence. Unlike red, which creates noise on video, this detuned grey is source of light, contradicting Wittgenstein’s remark that ‘Whatever looks luminous does not look grey.’ — Derek Jarman, Chroma. A Book of Color, 1994

Posted in event, exhibition | Leave a comment

pixxelpoint festival 2014

The Website from the pixxelpoint festival 2014 in Nova Gorica is online. This years festival is curated by Igor Štromajer under the title “non-art” -

To paraphrase Hardt and Negri: the aim of this year’s festival is to showcase the best selection of non-artistic works of media artists.

I’m very proud to present “Der Klotz” (the chunk:) in this fantastic context.

the chunk

der Klotz

And also I’m looking forward to do a Gallery Surfing session AFK (away from keyboard;) together with the festivals curator – Igor Štromajer.

participating artists:

Andrej Tišma, Anne Elisabeth Tassel, Gašper Mali, Marco Pelos Spaniol, Miha Oven, Taja Košir Popovič, Žan Anthony Setnikar, Annie Abrahams, Aphra Tesla Operating System Incorporated & Neven M. Agalma, Barbara Hindahl, bituur esztreym & renata avila, Constant Dullaart, Denis Mavrič, Digital Story Creator, Gretta Louw, Hannes Seidl, Inga Mijatović & Luka Pompe, Inga Mijatović, Intimidad Romero, Irena Pivka & Brane Zorman, Jan Robert Leegte, Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Jelena Marković, Joško Bohunsky, Karen Eliot, Karl Heinz Jeron, Kitty Taylor, Lavoslava Benčić, Lucille Calmel, Luka Pompe, Luka Prinčič, Michaël Borras A;K.A Systaime, Mindaugas Gapševičius, Pila Rusjan & Dejan Štefančič, Robert Sakrowski, ronnie s, son:DA, Stefan Doepner & Jakob Harisch, UBERMORGEN.COM, Valérie Wolf Gang, Vlado G. Repnik, Zečica Jensen

Posted in event, exhibition, Gallery Surfing, live | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Darknet – From Memes to Onionland. An Exploration» Kunsthalle St. Gallen !Mediengruppe Bitnik and :digital brainstorming

CYT is participating with “Anonymous: A Shared Identity in the era of a global networked society.” in frame of the exhibition «The Darknet – From Memes to Onionland. An Exploration», curated by !Mediengruppe Bitnik and :digital brainstorming, at Kunst Halle St. Gallen

exhibition docu pictures

exhibition setting – screen-cast and online terminal with the exhibition ….

!Mediengruppe Bitnik,AnonymousCory Arcangel
Aram BarthollHeath BuntingSimon DennyEva and Franco MattesSeth PriceRobert SakrowskiHito SteyerlValentina Tanni

“There is a parallel world beneath the surface of the Internet: the Darknet is an encrypted, invisible network that cannot be accessed by conventional browsers or search engines but is nevertheless used by millions. This digital territory is the impulse for cooperation between the artist collective !Mediengruppe Bitnik, the project :digital brainstorming from Migros-Kulturprozent and Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen.

Forms of organisation, structures and communications systems which penetrate everyday life but which are largely unknown to the public will be examined with the help of other artists, theoreticians and hackers.

The exhibition «The Darknet – From Memes to Onionland. An Exploration» will open Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen for interdisciplinary expeditions and encompass themes such as copyright, privacy, illegality and resistance.


Posted in exhibition, Video-Grid | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Gallery Surfing

This is the first episode of the gallery surfing sessions realized for ARTE creative -

to see all links and the full description (fr/germ) go here:

Posted in Gallery Surfing, Interview | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Gallery Surfing exhibited

Gallery Surfing Session S01E01 is now exhibited as an InterNetArtActivity at the Galerie Umakart Lidická 40, in Brno. This presentation is curated and dubbed by Barbora Trnková & Tomas Javurek.

Posted in exhibition, Gallery Surfing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Gallery Surfing 03 – mon3y as an 3rror –

this time in our gallery surfing session we visited the exhibition M0N3Y AS AN 3RRROR | MON3Y.US — — curated by an unknown curator under the pseudonym “Vasily Zaitsev” – (german)

– let’s watch netart

- for an easy navigation, see the video chapter markers below Continue reading

Posted in Gallery Surfing | Tagged | 1 Comment

Gallery Surfing – 02 – FacebookGalleries -

The second gallery surfing session is now online – this time, with our guest Annet Dekker Gallery Surfing visited some facebook-galleries (German/English)

– let’s watch netart

4:43 #h0000ff
23:10 GalleryOnline [ ]
56:55 Thomas Cheneseau…

Links in der Reihenfolge iher Erwähnung ––> Continue reading

Posted in Gallery Surfing, Reflektion | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Desktop Screenshot Collections 1997 – today

now my second screensaver exhibition is published (first one was Interiors). You can download the “Desktop Screenshot Collections 1997 – today” Exhibition from the  ScreenSaverGallery

↓  for Mac OS X (10.7+)

for Windows (XP+)

Desktop 2014-01-05 um 13.11.43

“Desktop Screenshot Collections 1997 – today” text by sakrowski | translated by mary meixner

The desktop is considered as one of the earliest metaphors for Graphical User Interfaces of personal computers. It has become an icon of graphical operating systems and their surfaces.

The exhibition “Desktop Screenshots Collection 1997–today” presents a compilation of network activities that had the computer desktop as their topic. This exhibition does not point to the subject of the desktop metaphor per se, nor it tries to investigate the importance of a desktop in its function as an interface for the computer. This exhibition is about screenshots presenting desktops in specific states or situations. The collection thus oscillates between staged self-expression, prototypical design exploration and private insight.

The aesthetics of the desktop-screenshot phenomenon is also fascinating in its working outside the art operating system. The “Desktop Screenshot Collection” exhibition is realized as a screensaver, not as web exhibition; that is because the connection between the desktop image and the screensaver is quite close, and even has its own small tradition: the Deskswap by Mark Daggett, or the anthropological screensaver by Constant Dullaart. The content of the exhibition is pre-determined by the number of already existing compilations, exhibitions, and collections that we researched in great detail, reaching from Desktop IS to the internet forums or tumblers. For our project we have also set up a dropbox which can be used by anyone who would like to submit for the exhibition of their desktop screenshots. Uploading an image will directly include your screenshot among the exhibited works.

The selection of the desktop background image is often one of the first actions in a new computer system. This process can be compared to a seizure. The appropriation of the device, the first „configuration“, can be understood as an attempt to correspond to the capitalist/mass social ideal with the act of apparent individuation – an ostensible variation in the sameness.1

Continue reading

Posted in article, exhibition, text | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment