(That is what hydrogen atoms are capable of when you give them 15 billion years to evolve.)
monochrom is an art-technology-philosophy group having its seat in Vienna and Zeta Draconis. monochrom is an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe work, pop attitude, subcultural science, context hacking and political activism. monochrom has existed in this (and almost every other) form since 1993. [more] [deutsch]


Our news feed, shoggoths. Our mission is culture-archeological digs into the seats (and pockets) of ideology and entertainment.
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monochrom is partner of "Media Arts Cultures" joint master degree

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The MediaAC master program answers the needs of the evolving fields related to the future and heritage of Media Arts Cultures. Our global digital world is filled with new media culture that encompasses the big questions of today such as the processes of globalisation, utopias of neuroscience, political repression, big data, and the growing world-wide surveillance. Thus, the analysis of media arts cultures is socially and culturally enlightening. The examination of evolving media art forms offers technological insights, which are vital to the next generation of software and hardware engineers, as well as to cultural practitioners. Media Arts have great potential for critical reflection and future innovation. They are especially vulnerable to decay as media evolution accelerates and require new methods of digital heritage preservation.

Mission: The MediaAC Consortium of four universities and influential global associated partners from the creative and cultural sector dedicate to grow a new generation of professionals based on the future needs of the field and grounded in rigorous academic training.

Danube University Krems (coordinating partner)
Aalborg University (full partner)
University of Lodz (full partner)
City University Hong Kong (full partner)
assocoated partners - Ars Electronica, DAM, FACT, Laboratory of Research in Art and Techno Science, monochrom, transmediale, ZKM.

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Austrian Cultural Forum NY recommends "Die Gstettensaga" at NYC Indie Filmfestival

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The NYC Independent Film Festival (October 15 - 19, 2014) is happy to have an Austrian film showing in the festival this year:

Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl

Directed by: Johannes Grenzfurthner

Written by: Johannes Grenzfurthner, Roland Gratzer

Cast: David Dempsey, Eva-Christina Binder, Evelyn Fürlinger, Harald Homolka-List, Jeff Ricketts, Joe Baumgartner, Lukas Tagwerker, Martin Auer, Roland Gratzer, Sophia Grabner, Stuart Freeman

The growing tension between the last two remaining superpowers -­ China and Google -­ escalates in the early 21st century, and results in the global inferno of the 'Google Wars'. But the years go by, radioactive dust settles on old battlegrounds, and a New World rises from the ashes of the old.
Fratt Aigner, a seedy journalist, and Alalia Grundschober, a nerdy technician, live and work in Mega City Schwechat: the biggest semi-urban sprawl in the foothills of what remained of the Alps. Newspaper mogul Thurnher von Pjölk assigns them a special task: to venture into the boondocks of the Gstetten and find the legendary Echsenfriedl. It is the beginning of a journey full of dangers, creatures and precarious working conditions...

Screening:

October 17, 2014 3:30 PM at the Grand Theatre. 
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2600 Magazine reviews "Die Gstettensaga": A Call To Class Consciousness For Hackers

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Wonderful review of "Die Gstettensaga" by Ishan Raval published in the autumn 2014 issue of 2600 Magazine!



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"Die Gstettensaga" in Denver: Best Hacker Feature 2014 at "PhutureCon Festival"

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"Die Gstettensaga" won Best Hacker Feature 2014 at PhutureCon Festival.
PhutureCon Festival will take place October 11 in Denver, Colorado.

Johannes Grenzfurthner will be present to talk about monochrom and "Die Gstettensaga".


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Dispatch from Arse Elektronika -- Some Things Games Can Learn from Sex & Tech

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Mattie Brice wrote a great piece about Arse Elektronika 2014.
This past weekend, I went to the annual sex and tech conference in San Francisco, Arse Elektronika. This was actually the first conference I spoke at back in 2012 when it was specifically about play and games, and I got to come again this year to see what new projects people thinking and crafting about sex were up to. This conference tends to attract a cross-section of toy makers and academics interested in sex topics, but also nets in software people and artists.

What’s interesting for me about this group of people who convene over sex and tech is how similar and different the mood is to my experience in video games. The demographics are about the same, with maybe the ratio of women you’d see at an indie games event, so higher than the industry but not as much as men. But there is an unspoken understanding  of non-judgment that I see in the kink community in SF that makes it easier for people to bend outside of gender norms for the most part. If anything, a lot of baggage around heteronormativity and monogamy is left behind, but technocentrism and the centering of hegemonic masculinity’s relationship with sex still exists. An interesting site of reference if you want to see the dynamics where fluid sexuality is a thing and how men, and sometimes others, relate to each other in a context they don’t really get to outside of these situations. So I wanted to share with you all my thoughts on some of the presentations and how they relate to our realm of play.
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Arse Elektronika 2014 on Boing Boing

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Cory Doctorow featured Arse Elektronika 2014!
The theme this year is "trans*.*" and the event features "Talks, machines, games, workshops and performances;" runs from Oct 2-5 at San Francisco's Chez Poulet (3359 Cesar Chavez St).

Trans is a Latin noun or prefix, meaning "across", "beyond" or "on the opposite side". What does that mean for sex and technology?

Transitions, translations, transgressions, transistors & transducers, transactions, transmission (specifically sexually transmitted infections), transdermal?

Brief comment: opening night is at Chez Poulet, the other events are at the Center for Sex and Culture and Noisebridge (see schedule).

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Johannes Grenzfurthner about Gstettensaga and Israel on TLV1

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Johannes Grenzfurthner, an Austrian filmmaker and artist, came to Tel Aviv's Utopia Film Festival to promote his indie film 'The Gstetten Saga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl,' and talked to TLV1 about why, even as a left-wing European intellectual, he finds it more important than ever to take a trip to Israel.
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Arse Elektronika 2014 / Final Schedule: TRANS*.*

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It! Is! Ready!
Schedule for Arse Elektronika 2014!
HERE!




New monochrom group image: puppets!

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Our new monochrom group image. Puppets by Evelyn Fürlinger. Image by Lorenz eSeL Seidler.

Upper left: cat.
Lower right, first row: Evelyn Fürlinger, Günther Friesinger, Harald Homolka List, Daniel Fabry, Anika Kronberger
Lower right, second row: Roland Gratzer, Franz Ablinger, Frank Apunkt Schneider
Lower right: bottom: Johannes Grenzfurthner



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Image link (Flickr)



"Die Gstettensaga": Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival 2014 Official Selection

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"Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl" has been selected to screen at the Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival 2014.
The festival will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, October 22-25, 2014.



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Johannes Grenzfurthner/monochrom: Tel Aviv Tour 2014

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Monday, September 17, 2014
17:00 - 20:00 - Robots in Human Society conference @ Utopia
Location: Tel Aviv Cinematheque

20:30 - 21:15 - Sex panel at Idea Bazaar @ Utopia
Location: Tel Aviv Cinematheque
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
17:00 – Utopia Panel at DLD Location
Hatachana Compound – Hamered St. on the corner of Koyfman St.

20:15 – First screening of "Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl"
Location: Tel Aviv Cinematheque
21:00 - 23:00 – Video Plus - The Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
18:00 – 21:00 – Artist's Workshop – with Johannes Grenzfurthner
Location: Artport - 55 Ben Tsvi Rd., Tel Aviv

23:00 - 00:15 - Second screening of "Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl" @ Utopia
Location: Tel Aviv Cinematheque
Thursday, September 18, 2014
13:00 - 19:00 - The Utopia Futurological Congress
Location: Hemda – Hapardes 7, Tel Aviv



"Die Gstettensaga" at Ninth Street Independent Film Center (SFO)

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"Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl" will be shown at the Ninth Street Independent Film Center in San Francisco on September 30, 8 PM (door: 7:30).

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Arse Elektronika 2014: Ticket sale starts NOW!

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Buy.

Your.

Tickets.

Now.

HERE.

 

 




monochrom: Trailer for /slash Filmfestival Vienna 2014

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Johannes Grenzfurthner wrote/directed the trailer for Vienna's /slash Filmfestival 2014.

The video was produced by monochrom with help of such great folks as Rich Llewellyn Gibson, Daniel Hasibar and Josef P. Wagner!

Check it out!


Link (Video)



Die Gstettensaga: Winner of Award of Merit 2014 at "The Indiefest Film Awards"

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WINNER! Johannes Grenzfurthner ("Die Gstettensaga") won the Award of Merit at The Indiefest Film Awards.
The Indiefest Film Awards take place in San Diego, California.


Wohooo!

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"Die Gstettensaga": NYC Independent Film Festival 2014 Official Selection

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"Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl" has been selected to screen at the NYC Independent Film Festival 2014.
The festival will be held in New York, October 15-19, 2014.



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Microfilmmaker Magazine awards "Gstettensaga" their "Award of Superiority"

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Microfilmmaker Magazine awards "Gstettensaga" their "Award of Superiority" (with a rating of 9.5/10). Oh my! What an honor!
Their choice of blurring languages, occupations, and post-apoc mythos has created a strange cross between L. Frank Baum’s underappreciated Oz series (“Underappreciated?? But everybody saw the Wizard of Oz, right?” Yeah, but how many people are aware that there are 44 books in the OZ series, with 14 penned by Baum himself???), Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, and Samuel Beckett plays like Endgame. As I said before, improbably, this actually works out.
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Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl is as avant-garde as you can possibly get, with commentaries on everything from technology, nerd culture, totalitarianism, and religion, and featuring homages to everything from Fritz Lang’s Metropolis to The Blair Witch Project to Ylvis’ “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say).” And somehow it all works surprisingly well together.

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Die Gstettensaga: Best Narrative Feature 2014 at "The Maker Film Festival"

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WINNER! "Die Gstettensaga" won Best Narrative Feature 2014 at The Maker Film Festival.
The Maker Film Festival took place August 9-10, 2014 in Durango, Colorado.


Electric shivers of pride!

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Laughing Squid features "Die Gstettensaga" at Maker Film Fest of Durango

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The first Maker Film Festival, a showcase of films by and about the maker movement, takes place August 9th and 10th, 2014 at the Powerhouse Science Center in Durango, Colorado. The festival will include a screening of the feature length documentary Maker and a talk by artist Johannes Grenzfurthner of Austrian art group Monochrom.

Inspiring innovation, creation and discovery are at the heart of the maker movement and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate those endeavors than through Film. The Maker Film Festival sets out to highlight movements that are changing the world through action, showcase technologies that are enabling powerful new modes of expression, and relish in the incredible things that happen when people of all ages are empowered to create.

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Die Gstettensaga: Best Foreign Cult Movie 2014 at "Fright Night Film Festival"

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WINNER! "Die Gstettensaga" won Best Foreign Cult Movie 2014 at Fright Night Film Festival.


The award is a fuckin' skull. Jesus H Christ! Yes!

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Gstettensaga: Echsenfriedl Fan Art!

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We learned that an anonymous fan created a wonderful piece of Echsenfriedl fan art! It's a wonderful wood/metal sculpture! AMAZING!


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Die Gstettensaga: Best Hacker Feature 2014 at "PhutureCon Festival"

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WINNER! "Die Gstettensaga" won Best Hacker Feature 2014 at PhutureCon Festival.
PhutureCon Festival will take place October 11 in Denver, Colorado.


Proudness, very much so!

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"Die Gstettensaga": New Orleans Comic Expo 2014 Official Selection

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"Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl" has been selected to screen at the New Orleans Comic Expo 2014.
The festival will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 21-23, 2014.



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monochrom @ "Make your movie: a conversation with the low-budget feature filmmakers of Fright Night/Fandomfest"

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Panelists will each briefly talk about the challenges they faced and the hurdles they overcame, from funding to
final cut, to finish their feature film that is screening at Fright Night / Fandomfest. The group will field questions from aspiring filmmakers, encouraging everyone to make a movie of their own!

Panelists:
Sophia Cacciola / Michael J. Epstein (Somerville, MA, USA) - TEN (movie)
Johannes Grenzfurthner/monochrom (Vienna, Austria): Die Gstettensaga
Eamon Hardiman (Charleston, WV, USA) - Pig Girl
David L. Eblen (Portland, OR, USA) - Ravana's Game
Jesse Knight (Boone, NC, USA) - The Orbs
Jaysen Buterin (Greensboro, NC) - The Gospel According to Booze, Bullets & Hot Pink Jesus

Spread the word!

August 2, 2014; 12:15 pm at room 211 at Fright Night/Fandomfest in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Boing Boing features our "Gstettensaga" North America tour

monochrom content info
Award-winning post-apocalyptic hackploitation comedy 'Die Gstettensaga' is coming to a couple North American hacker conventions, film festivals and other cool locations.

July 28 it will be shown at Betalevel (a mysterious art dungeon in LA's Chinatown), August 1 at Fright Night Film Fest in Louisville, KY, but also at Gen Con, The Indie Gathering, SF Global Movie Fest etc. Or, well, PirateBay.
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Hedonistika Reader: Call for Papers

monochrom content info
"Hedonistika: Montréal" was an exhibition held at the Musée d’art contemporain in Montréal as part of the International Digital Arts Biennial (BIAN) in May 2014. The exhibition was a multi-modal event that brought together food scholars, artists, and roboticists to examine the innumerable (and often hidden) ways in which technology and food are related. By engaging with the hegemony-challenging ideology of hacking and creating, participants interrogated and exposed the mutually constructive bonds of food and tech, while proposing alternative, playful, and stimulating reconfigurations. The event proposed a hack: a hybrid of bricolage, play, criticality, and cross-disciplinary collaboration. The goal of Hedonistika was to reflect and perhaps undo the assumptions and habits that frame our everyday interactions with both food and technology, while making evident their often-neglected entanglements. The goal was to merge research-creation with critical analysis, and community engagement with celebration. To compliment the exhibition catalogue we are now looking for papers that explore the critical issues within these realms.

See http://janetingley.com/hedonistika/ and http://www.hedonistika.com/ for details of the exhibition.

We are looking for a diverse range of text – from academic to more experimental. Your contribution should not exceed 40 000 characters including the title, a short biography (max. 10 lines) and references. In addition, the number of images (diagrams, etc.) should be reduced to an absolute minimum. The images must be sent as separate files in print-quality (300dpi) and must be accompanied by complete captions (copyright information, source, etc.). The language of publication is English.

We would like you to complete the finished text by October 31st 2014 by the latest and send the electronic version (as a Word document, Times New Roman, font size 12 for the main text, font size 10 for block quotations) to <office AT monochrom.at>

Thank you in advance for your efforts!

Very best wishes,
Guenther Friesinger, Johannes Grenzfurthner, Jane Tingley and Simon Laroche
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Video online: "Fuckhackerfucks! An audience bashing" @ HOPE X

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Johannes of art tech group monochrom will indulge in a public rant about hacker culture and why it has to be saved from itself. Expect strong language, indecency, and valid critique of the status quo of hackdom. (No wonder his 2008 Google Tech talk got censored and never made it onto Google’s YouTube channel.)
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Fuckhackerfucks! An audience bashing @ HOPE X

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Johannes Grenzfurthner of art tech group monochrom wants to indulge in a public rant about hacker culture, and why it has to be saved from itself. Expect strong language, indecency and valid critique of the status-quo of hackdom. (No wonder his 2008 Google Tech talk got censored and never made it on Google's YouTube channel.)

At HOPE X (July 20, 2014; 1 PM), Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City, USA.




"Die Gstettensaga": Utopia Festival Tel Aviv 2014 Official Selection

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"Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl" has been selected to screen at Utopia Festival of Fantastic Film Tel Aviv 2014.
The festival will be held in Tel Aviv, Israel, September 13-20, 2014
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Grand Opening: monochrom's "Wellness As Usual" in Vienna

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monochrom – the special interest group for art, theory and context-crafting – is determined to confront you with a multi-layered uber-reception of individual bliss.
Dozens upon dozens of New Age/Relaxation/Esoterica CDs will be played simultaneously, in absolute darkness, and therefore create a cacophonic mist of well-being – an uneasy slur of chilloutlandishness. Whale songs and babbling creeks, synth mountains and harp surges!
n equals n plus x. And x is always radical stress relief!
Experience how the merciless juxtaposition of individual oases of full frontal feelgoodness becomes a painfully energizing sensation.
Don't miss it!

Where? At Raum D, Quartier 21, Museumsquartier.
First slot: Saturday, July 12, 2014; 7 PM. BE ON TIME!
More slots: July 13-20; always 7 PM.

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[mono Projects]
So far we have translated 41% of all our projects to English.

Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl (Feature film)

The Man (Short film)

Nothing To Hide (Documentary feature film)

ProPool

23 Works (Short films)

Wellness As Usual

Context Hacking (Essay)

Context Hacking (Reader)

The Altogether Horrid Street Ballad Of Paratii

Earthmoving (Short film)

Sierra Zulu (Feature film project)

Hedonistika

Enforce (Short film)

Carpet (Short film)

They used to be better

Video Jingle(s)

monochrom's ISS

Soviet Unterzoegersdorf / Sector 2 / The Adventure Game

Lidl-Girl (Music video)

Rated R Us

Portraying The Terran Condition (Game)

alt.backen: monochrom's early phase picture begging outreach interface

Antidev

Title Sequence

monoleaks

Operation Overhead

Dismalware

Tasty (Short film)

The Earth Has Been Destroyed (Music video)

Six Feet Under Club

Krach: Anderswo (Single)

monochrom's Raw Image Format / Archive

Climate Training Camp

Soviet Unterzoegersdorf vs. Cheetos (Short Films, Ads)

Krach der Roboter: Hello World!

BP, listen up!

Wikileaks: The Ballet (feat. Unicorns)

Google Wars / RPG Extravaganza

Slacking is killing the DIY industry (T-Shirt)

Carefully Selected Moments / CD, LP

Freedom is a whore of a word (T-Shirt)

#fullboycott

International Year of Polytheism 2007

For you (Short film)

Santa Claus Vs. Christkindl: A Mobster Battle

Could It Be (Video clip)

Pot Tin God

Hacking the Spaces

Kiki and Bubu and The Shift / Short film

Kiki and Bubu and The Privilege / Short film

Kiki and Bubu and The Self / Short film

Kiki and Bubu and The Good Plan / Short film

Kiki and Bubu and The Feelings / Short film

Sculpture Mobs

Nazi Petting Zoo / Short film

The Great Firewall of China

KPMG / Short film

The BRAICIN / Short film

Soviet Unterzoegersdorf / Sector 1 / The Adventure Game

I was a copyright infringement in a previous life (T-Shirt)

Brave New Pong

Leben ist LARPen e.V.

One Minute / Short film

Firing Squad Euro2008 Intervention

RFID Song

The Hackbus

A tribute to Honzo

Lessig ist lässig

I can count every star in the heavens above -- The image of computers in popular music

All Tomorrow's Condensations / Puppet show

Bye Bye / Short film

Revaluation

PC/DC patch

Proto-Melodic Comment Squad

myfacespace.com

The Redro Loitzl Story / Short film

Hax0rcise SCO

Law and Second Order (T-Shirt)

They really kicked you out of the Situationist International?

Death Special: Falco

Applicant Fisch / Short film

When I was asked to write about new economy

Taugshow #6

Taugshow #7

Taugshow #9

Taugshow #10

Taugshow #11

Taugshow #14

Taugshow #15

Campfire at Will

Arse Elektronika 2007, 2008, 2009 etc.

The Void's Foaming Ebb / Short film

Remoting Future

When you / Short film

Elf

Free Bariumnitrate

Toyps / Typing Errors

ARAD-II Miami Beach Crisis

The Charcoal Burner / Short film

Digital Culture In Brazil

Hegemonchhichi

Nation of Zombia

Lonely Planet Guide action

CSI Oven Cloth

Dept. of Applied Office Arts

Farewell to Overhead

Google Buttplug

Fieldrecording in Sankt Wechselberg / Short film

Dark Dune Spots

Campaign For The Abolition Of Personal Pronouns

Zeigerpointer

Space Tourism

In the Head of the Gardener

Entertainment (Unterhaltung) / Short film

Cthulhu Goatse

Nicholas Negroponte Memorial Cable

Coke Light Art Edition 06

Experience the Experience! (West Coast USA/Canada Tour 2005)

April 23

Overhead Cumshot

Irark / Short film

Wart

Instant Blitz Copy Fight

A Patriotic Fireman

A Micro Graphic Novel Project

Noise and Talk

The Exhilarator

H&M

The Flower Currency

Gastro-Art/Gastrokunst

A Holiday in Soviet Unterzoegersdorf

How does the Internet work?

Paraflows 2006 and up

Special Forces

Coca Cola

About Work

Turing Train Terminal

Me / Short Film

Massive Multiplayer Thumb-Wrestling Network

Doormat

Some Code To Die For

The Year Wrap-up

Soviet Unterzoegersdorf Metroblogging

Project Mendel

Display, Retry, Fail

Manifesto of Ignorantism

Actionfilm

Towers of Hanoi

Heisenberg

Opto-Hedonism

Every Five Seconds an Inkjet Printer Dies Somewhere

Milk

Mobutobe

Brandmarker

We know apocalypses

452 x 157 cm² global durability

A Good Haul

Blattoptera / Art for Cockroaches

Minus 24x

Gladiator / Short Film

Eden

An attempt to emulate an attempt

Paschal Duct-Taping

Laptop Crochetication

Russka

Somewhere in the 1930s

Soul Sale

The Department for Criticism against Globalisation

Dot Smoke

Georg Paul Thomann

Nurgel Staring

War On

Let's network it out

Nude

Mackerel Fiddlers

Whales

Disney vs. Chrusov / Short film

Bulk Mail

Easter Celebrations

Mouse Over Matter

Condolence for a Crab

Force Sting

Turning Threshold Countries Into Plows

System

A Noise

A. C. A.

Hopping Overland

Achy Breaky Heart Campaign

Hermeneutic Imperative III

Holy Water / Franchise

Roböxotica // Festival for Cocktail-Robotics

Spears

Engine Hood Cookies

Ikea

The Watch

Creative Industry 2003

This World

Cracked Foundation For The Fine Arts

Sometimes I feel

Fit with INRI

Growing Money

Catapulting Wireless Devices

Buried Alive

Illegal Space Race

Magnetism Party

Brick of Coke

1 Baud

Scrota Contra Vota

Direct Intervention Engine

Oh my God, they use a history which repeats itself! (T-Shirt)

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I remember when I first rented Alien at a local video rental store. I couldn't wait to get home and finally see it. But at the point where the beast should have burst out of the little guy's breast there was nothing left to see except interference - all the freak-fans who had previously rented the movie had rewatched that very scene again and again and so often that the tape was completely buggered. Art shouldn't have a rewind button. Period.
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Upcoming
performances & lectures in English language (rss) (ics)
 

"die gstettensaga: the rise of echsenfriedl" -- thiller chiller film festival 2014
a postapocalyptic sci-fi-horror-fantasy epic by johannes grenzfurthner. co-produced by monochrom/traum&wahnsinn/orfiii air.
october 22-25, 2014; at the thiller chiller film festival 2014 in grand rapids, michigan, usa.

"die gstettensaga: the rise of echsenfriedl" -- new orleans comic expo 2014
a postapocalyptic sci-fi-horror-fantasy epic by johannes grenzfurthner. co-produced by monochrom/traum&wahnsinn/orfiii air.
november 21-23, 2014; at the new orleans comic expo 2014 in new orleans, usa.

"die gstettensaga: the rise of echsenfriedl" -- kombüse
a postapocalyptic sci-fi-horror-fantasy epic by johannes grenzfurthner. co-produced by monochrom/traum&wahnsinn/orfiii air.
november 21, 2014; 8 pm - kombüse, graz, austria.

monochrom's "six feet under club" in vienna
in the age of data mining, a person's sex life may contain less embarrassing details than their web search history. does it make sense that the former is a tightly guarded secret while the latter is shared with anonymous corporations daily? even though a sexual nature is one of the few things most humans share in common, our social convention is to push all trace of it out of the public sphere. the six feet under club offers attendees a unique opportunity to experience the warping of public and private intimate space.

at monochrom's 6fuc events, couples can volunteer to be buried together in a casket beneath the ground. the space they occupy will be extremely private and intimate. the coffin is a reminder of the social norm of exclusive pair bonding "till death do us part". however, this intimate scene will be corrupted by the presence of a night vision webcam which projects the scene on to an outside wall. the audience will be privy to the scene inside, but the volunteers in the coffin will be completely isolated from them. the scenario keeps the intimacy of a sexual moment intact while moving the private act into public space. it can be seen as an absurd parody of pornographic cinema or an examination of the high value placed on sexual privacy. either way, won't you become a member of the six feet under club?
november 28, 2014 (7:00 pm) at schwelle7 (rotenlöwengasse 12 / ecke glasergasse 12; 1090 vienna, austria).

roboexotica 2014
roboexotica is the annual festival where scientists, researchers, computer experts and artists from all over the world build cocktail robots and discuss technological innovation, futurology and science fiction. cheers!
roboexotica is coproduction of monochrom, shifz and the bureau for philosophy.
december 4-7, 2014 in vienna, austria.


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