[spectre] UBERMORGEN.COM necessary - 23.2.2006

Hans Bernhard play at ubermorgen.com
Thu Feb 23 16:41:16 CET 2006



UBERMORGEN.COM Personal Exhibition

Fabio Paris Art Gallery, Brescia
25.2. - 8.4.06, Opening 24.2., 19h

Text by Domenico Quaranta attached*

Thanks to Franco & Eva Mattes,


"Smile Machines" Exbhibition
Akademie der Kuenste, Berlin
3.2. - 19.3.06 (opening Transmediale 06)

The Psych|OS-Generator
creating [F]originals


Psych|OS "hansbernhardblog"
daily log of psychotropic drugs & food


Psych|OS Paintings
Zyprexa "Lilly 1112" and "Lilly  4117"


GWEI - Google Will Eat Itself Web-Site
feat. Alessandro Ludovico vs. Paolo Cirio




v.2.0, creating [F]originals


the UBERMORGEN.COM Catalogue



Lizvlx, Hans Bernhard & Billie-Ada




*UBERMORGEN.COM (lizvlx/Hans Bernhard)
Lilly controls my Foriginals

Text by Domenico Quaranta

For their first Italian personal exhibition, the Austrian artist duo
UBERMORGEN.COM* (lizvlx/Hans Bernhard) is showing a synthesis of their
recent work -- a subtle membrane connecting the digital and the
biological: a mix that UBERMORGEN.COM, an identity that lives and  
works on
the Net, experienced on their own bodies. One of the best-known  
of the net.art scene, UBERMORGEN.COM are the theorists of digital
actionism, a radical practice of artistic action which experiments on  
market of attention and takes place in mass media. The most astonishing
result of this kind of practice so far has been Vote-Auction (2000),  
a web
site that, during the American  presidential elections 2000, helped  
sell their vote in an auction. The legal prosecution against
UBERMORGEN.COM, and the media hysteria it produced, are an integral part
of the whole project. During this mass-media-performance, UBERMORGEN.COM
were interviewed up to 30 times per day. CNN produced a 30 minutes  
show on
the project in their legal format Burden of Proof. In this feature,
UBERMORGEN.COM never comment on whether the project was a real threat to
the integrity of the U.S. election or wheter it was a political satire.

In the mass media storm, the digital actionist works with her whole  
as well as part and victim of the network around her. “We are  
children of
the 1980s, We are the first internet-pop-generation... Hans Bernhard is
loaded with 10 years of internet & tech [digital cocaine], mass media
hacking, underground techno, hardcore [illegal] drugs, rock&roll  
and net.art jet set...” Hans Bernhard`s neuronal networks are  
connected to
the global network, and his mental illness – the bipolar affective
disorder that in March 2002 sent him to a mental hospital – is the
network's illness. The video called Psych|OS (2005)** sums up that
experience, in which those two levels – digital and real, bio & tech,
nervous system and operative system – merge.

This nervous system, infected by the hi-tech, needs a treatment, and the
hi-tech society prescribes its remedies, “bio-chemical 'agents' which
control the internal information flow”. Olanzapine, an antipsychotic  
produced by the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly as Zyprexa®, is one of
these agents. In the digital prints** Zyprexa “Lilly 1112” and Zyprexa
“Lilly 4117” (2006), UBERMORGE.COM paints the drug molecular structure,
but during this translation process the molecule discovers to be made by
bits. “Just pixels on a screen, just ink on paper”, like Foriginals
(forged originals), the conceptual device UBERMORGEN.COM uses to change
legal documents into legal art.

The title of the show – a declaration of poetics that seems to be a
declaration of love – derives from this process. “Lilly controls my
Foriginals” means “Lilly controls my artistic work”, where Lilly just
seems to be a woman’s name, is in fact the name of a pharmaceutical
company. Lilly “controls”, inspires as well as oversees, supervises the
contact between my brain and my hard drive.

UBERMORGEN.COM’s focus on “the pixel as the molecule” and technology  
as a
hidden demon relates to the technology industries newest gadgets -- RFID
(Radio Frequency Identification) chips are one of the leading  
of the future: an identification system that can collect diverse
information about the products it is attached to as well as the person
that has made purchase of the product. From a formal point of view, RFID
chips reveal an organic structure, surprisingly similar to a cellular
structure. With the ART FID (2005) series**, UBERMORGEN.COM uses the
visual impact of a suprematist painting, and tells us about this mix
between biotechnologies and digital technologies, this neverending
overlapping of two contiguous levels that is shaping our identity.

via Alessandro Monti 13 - 25121 Brescia
tel. 030 3756139 - skype: fabioparisbs

from february 25 to april 8 2006
OPENING saturday, february 25, 18.00

* http://www.ubermorgen.com
** http://www.ubermorgen.com/CATALOGUE


Hans Bernhard
UBERMORGEN.COM / etoy.holding

Skype Hans_Bernhard
Studio +43 1 236 19 85
Mobile +43 650 930 00 61
Email hans at ubermorgen.com


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