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Preview of the project: huwwara _ anybody, looking
Opening Friday January 29th, 18.00  20.00
Official opening by Andreas Broeckmann 19.00 hrs
January 30  January 31 2010, 13.00  18.00 hrs, free entrance
Netherlands Media Art Institute
Keizersgracht 264, Amsterdam

a participative dis/play
A female voice recounts the TV-report about an interrupted and failed
suicide attack by a Palestinian boy on an Israeli checkpoint. Or is the
voice narrating a dream about the hybridisation of the suicide bomber
with a military robot and its surrounding security architecture, merging
both and turning them into an undecodable, computer-animated being?

huwwara _ anybody, looking is an installation consisting of different
sets, media and viewing formats (an audio piece, a single-screen
computer animation, a double-screen interactive video). The installation
is based on the re-enactment of video footage, archived on Youtube, of a
report from Israeli TV Channel 2. The installation enables the observer,
placed in a "third position", a vexing immersion into his/her ways of
looking at, and perceiving of, extremely overcoded protagonists such as
suicide bombers and high-tech military actors. Interjected is a doubled,
apparently inconspicuous view of the neutral silhouette of a Palestinian
city at night. The display of the restaged TV scene provides access to a
"narrative of strangeness", an opaque extension to the existing
demonizing imagery applied from both sides of the political antagonism
in the Middle East, as well as a displacement of super-hero figurations
from adolescent role model techniques.

Beam Me Up
Plug-in Basel, January 15th to March 14th, 2010
Wednesday to Sunday 1pm to 5pm
Guided tours: February 7th and March 7th, 2pm

knowbotic research shows a new online version of
the project: macghillie - just a void

<http://www.beam-me.net/>Beam me up is an online
project that invites artists and authors from different countries to concern
themselves with the concept of space in the form
of art contributions and essays. Interpretations of
the concept of space are here based on both
pictures and texts, on artistic and philosophical models
as well as on scientific experience.

Art contributions by:
Alec Finlay, Byker/Newcastle; Hoio / Samuel
Herzog, Zrich; Esther Hunziker, Basel; Jieming Hu, Shanghai;
Knowbotic Research, Zrich; Marc Lee, Zrich;
Zhenhua Li, Beijing; Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Jamie OShea, New York;
Tania Ruiz Gutierrez, Paris; Keiichiro Shibuya,
Tokyo; Alan Sondheim, New York; Monica Studer / Christoph van den Berg, Basel;
Genxiong Tan, Shanghai; Joe Winter, New York; Carlo Zanni, Mailand.

Feedforward. The Angel of History
Cleaning up after the 20th century. What is progress now?
LABoral Centro de Arte, Gijón, Spain, 22.10.2009  05.04.2010

Feedforward. The Angel of History addresses the
current moment in history where the wreckage of political conflict
and economic inequality is piling up, while
globalized forces largely enabled by the “progress” of digital information
technologies inexorably feed us forward. The
exhibition title references Paul Klee’s painting “Angelus Novus,” which
Walter Benjamin famously interpreted as an “angel
of history” transfixed  by the wreckage of the past that is piling up
in front of him while being propelled backwards
into the uncertain future by a storm from paradise(progress).
CURATORS: Christiane Paul & Steve Dietz

ARTISTS: AES+F, Christopher Baker, Stella
Brennan, Paul Chan, Nancy Davenport, Nonny de la
Peña y Peggy Weil, Hasan Elahi,
Cao Fei, Bárbara Fluxá, Daniel García Andújar,
Fernando García-Dory, Goldin + Senneby, Harwood, Wright, Yokokoji,
Knowbotic Research + Peter Sandbichler, Langlands
+ Bell, Jennifer + Kevin McCoy, Margot Lovejoy, Naeem Mohaiemen,
Ali Momeni + Robin Mandel, Carlos Motta, Trevor
Paglen, Rachael Rakena, Fez Fa’anana, Brian Fuata, Stephanie Rothenberg +
Jeff Crouse, System-77CCR Consortium, Piotr
Szyhalski, Tamiko Thiel + Teresa Reuter, Carey Young

MyWar - Identity and Appropriation under War Condition
Dates: 12 March - 30 May 2010 at FACT, Liverpool (private view 11 March)

Blog, participate and share are the battle cries
of a media culture in which the boundaries
between private and public, personal and
political have been eroded by social media.
This exhibition, MyWar - Identity and
Appropriation under War Condition, explores the impact of
web 2.0 on the experience of war.

The show seeks to pinpoint real and imagined
levels of moral implication in wars that are often
only experienced in a mediated form. It presents
art and media projects with a radically personal
affection to war, whether as reality or fiction,
motivated by serenity, desperation, projection, or hysteria.

Exhibition co-curated by FACT and Edith Russ Site
for Media Art, Oldenburg, in cooperation with ISEA2010 RUHR.

Silicon Dreams
DATES: February 9th  March 21th 2010
PLACE: TABAKALERA , San Sebastián, Spain

knowbotic research shows a new, a camouflage
version of the my Black Cat project:

Boris Debackere, Etoy, Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry
Gelfand, José Manuel Berenguer,
Knowbotic Research, Marcel.lí Antúnez, Sachiko Kodama and Usman Haque.

best, kr/yvonne, alexander, christian

knowbotic research

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