exstrange – live exhibition project

webwork as web.pilgrimage is the new web-project of CuratingYouTube.net Since quite some time I was working in a daily manner. Every workday I was streaming one hour my webwork – which means logging in into the network and its service offers. The-login, the sign-in its like a proof of existence. I’m doing so to speak nothing (more) but the network starts to vibrate and it becomes from day to day more work. And now I (as CYT) was invited to participate at the online exhibition #exstrange, initiated by Marialaura Ghidini and Rebekah Modrak.

#extrange is a live exhibition project that uses the online marketplace eBay as a site of curatorial operation, artistic production and cultural exchange within the geographical boundaries enabled by the commercial platform we are adopting — the various ‘national’ eBay sites. #exstrange is a series of “artworks as auctions” created for eBay, using the entire listing (descriptive text, images, pricing, and categories) as material to build the artwork. Exhibited for 7 days only, these site-specific artworks use eBay’s categories (Real Estate, Healthcare, Agriculture, and Personal Security, …) to reach particular audiences beyond physical barriers. Each auction is maintained by its creator so that bidder interactions and comments are incorporated in real time as part of the work, and this website maps the interactions between sellers and bidders. The curators — Marialaura Ghidini and Rebekah Modrak — created #exstrange to explore collective strategies of production and communication online that enable meaningful encounters between passers-by and auctions, and between artists and audiences.

I participated logically as webwork. I’ve captured the stream when I was signing in and setting up my exhibition participation on Ebay. Its a bit like a feedback loop, and this is all what we do on the web – in the end its all a cybernetic feedback loop – only to proof our existence as a being in presence – …
(and one edge remark more: one can see – I’m totally ill at the moment, so the webwork has to pause a bit – but after I will be recreated I will continue working)

webwork as web.pilgrimage

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GallerySurfing 06 with Jan Robert Leegte

6th GallerySurfing Session. this time with Jan Robert Leegte. We take his solo Exhibition at carrollfletcheronscreen  from 07312016 as starting point to talk about his works in general.

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GallerySurfing –– Workshop

I’ll be moderating a workshop at the Academy of fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. We will examine the ways of reviewing web phenomena, and research how theory and subjective reflection could find adequate modes of expressing a web-experience and web-critique on the web.





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Switch Off at Tele-Gen

“switch off” is my part at the great TELE-GEN exhibition at Kunstmuseum-Bonn curated by Dieter Daniels, Stephan Berg (and Sarah Waldschmitt as curatorial assistant). Switch Off is a series of (50) grids including ~ 500 videos about the transition moment from analoge to digital TV …

Auerbach, Tauba (US), Baumgartner, Christiane, Biel, Joe (US), Bulloch, Angela (CDN), John Cage (US), César (FR), Yvon Chabrowski, Mel Chin & The GALA Committee (US), Bruce Conner (US), Thomas Demand, Simon Denny (NZ), Draeger, Christoph (CH/USA) / Reynolds, Reynold (D/USA), Harun Farocki (CZ), François, Michel (F), Karl Gerstner (CH), Gilligan, Melanie, Groebel, Mathias, Lee Friedlander (US), Karl Otto Götz, Caroline Hake, Vania Heymann (IL), Denis Hopper (US), Hurtig, Stephan, Isidore Isou (RO), Christian Jankowski, Kuball, Mischa, Fabio Mauri (IT), M + M, Bjǿrn Melhus (NO), Meyer, Bea, Nam June Paik (KP), Polster, Ulrich, Tobias Rehberger, Edgar Reitz, Sakrowski, Robert, Christoph Schlingensief, Rosefeldt, Julian, Paul Thek (US), Günther Uecker, Van Gogh TV, Angel Vergara (ES), Wolf Vostell, Andy Warhol (US), Lawrence Weiner (US), Tom Wesselman (US), Joseph Zehrer

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


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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: http://creative.arte.tv/de/magazin/gallery-surfing-mit-kim-asendorf-und-robert-sakrowski

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