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!Mediengruppe Bitnik

Dada. State of the Reference

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Webpage. Based on: Man Ray, The Poet, 1938

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In Dada. State of the Reference, !Mediengruppe Bitnik lets Google evaluate Man Ray’s The Poet by inputing the image into its similar images search. What does the machine see in this piece of art? What’s the state of art as it is determined by one of the most influential knowledge gate-keepers in the world? Man Ray’s The Poet is the input for a recursive images search. Unfortunately the image stream immediately leaves the realm of art. Moving directly to the latest mens hairstyles to Bruce Lee and Vietnamese celebrities, perfect smiles, women with headaches, smiling boys, plastic surgery, celebrities with blond hair, hairstyles for women. The recursive loop ends in its 1321st iteration with an image of a Nespresso machine.

!Mediengruppe Bitnik (read – the not mediengruppe bitnik) live and work in Zurich/London. They are contemporary artists working on and with the Internet. Their practice expands from the digital to affect physical spaces, often intentionally applying loss of control to challenge established structures and mechanisms.

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Eva and Franco Mattes

Kiki Freelancers Worldwide

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Digital image. Based on: Man Ray, Masque Kiki, 1962

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In Kiki Freelancers Worldwide, Eva and Franco Mattes hired a freelance worker through an online marketplace to paint her face like Man Ray’s Masque Kiki. The Mattes, who have been exploring online economies and outsourced means of production in recent works such as BEFNOED (2013-), Image Search Result (2014-) and Dark Content (2015), here play on the sharp contrast between Kiki de Montparnasse, an icon of female independence and intellectual freedom, and the anonymous online worker. Or, is participation in online cultures that is becoming uncannily similar to a form of exploitation?
Eva and Franco Mattes are an artist duo based in New York. Since the second half of the 1990s, they have explored the impact of technology and the web on society almost nonstop, exploiting the potential of narrative construction, identity theft, simulation and real-world intervention introduced by digital media.

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Marco Cadioli

DADAclock

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A functioning Pendulum clock for Web and Mobile (for Chrome, Safari, Android, iOS). Based on: Man Ray, Long Distance, 1926

 

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Rory Laycock

Social Influence

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Digital Collage. Based on: Man Ray, Main Ray, 1935.

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“Culture increasingly demands our attention, whereby the social influencers maintain they grasp over an ever developing platform. With the social presence of the spectator and performer the public has to select and share themselves to now be present”. Rory Laycock

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Zaven Paré

Stéréopticon yourself

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Object. Based on: Marcel Duchamp, Handmade Stereopticon Slides, 1918

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“This reinterpretation of the Duchamp’s stereoscopic photography is called “Stéréopticon yourself”. It is another kind of 3D device supposedly made to appreciate such stereoscopic image. The two circle parts have been realized with laser cutting in order to reproduce the pyramidal form we find in the original stereoscopic photography by Duchamp. In a typical dada spirit, when looking inside the lenses, the spectator sees finally nothing…”

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Claudia Hart

Kiki.obj

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Gif made from 3d animation. Based on Magazine Covers: DADA PHONE Paris, March 1920; 391 New York, N.3, Club Dada Berlin, 1918;  New York Dada New York, April 1921; Cannibale Paris, 25 May 1920;  Die Schammade Köln, February 1920; DER ZELTWEG Zürich, November 1919

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“I made a model of Kiki in 2008 to use for another project based on all of the various photos of Man Ray.   I turned her head around, breaking her neck, to turn her into an “impossible object,” a kind of Sphinx.   I then imagined her as a Times Square billboard, and covered her with flashing billboards, but made from the original Dada magazine covers.  The purpose of the work is to turn  Kiki into a goddess, the “Kiki.obj.”

 

Claudia Hart has been active as an artist, curator and critic since 1988. She works with digital trompe l’oeil as a medium, directing theater and making media objects of all kinds. These include multi-channel 3D animation installations, sculptures using industrial production techniques such as Rapid Prototyping, CNC routing, and virtual and mixed reality environments, and  augmented-reality custom apps. Hart’s works deal with issues of representation, and the role of the computer in shifting contemporary values about identity and what might be called the natural. Her project is to de-masculinze the culture of corporate technology by inserting the irrational and the personal into the slick, overly-determined Cartesian world of digital design. She is widely exhibited and collected by galleries and museums including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum, the New Museum, Eyebeam Center for Art + Technology, where she was an honorary fellow in 2013-14.  She works with Transfer gallery in New York.  She is married to the Austrian media artist Kurt Hentschlager, and lives in Chicago where she is a tenured professor at the School of the Art Institute.

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Thomas Israel

Lazlo/cinetic/generative/dada.isr

Generic art piece (video extract). Based on: Lázló Moholy-Nagy, Mord auf den Schienen, 1925.

 

 

“Video capture of a cynical and generative work, created from “Mord auf den Schienen” by Lázló Moholy-Nagy and an automatic image search on the internet corresponding to the term “Dada”.

Hardware: computer and 4K screen
Software: Isadora
Maximum size: 2297/3175 pixel
Extract size: 781/1080 pixel”

Thomas Israel

 

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Di-Andre Caprice Davis

d A _ r a s e

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Animated Gif. Based on: Club Dada Berlin, 1918 ; Rongwrong, New York, 1917; Man Ray, Cactus, 1943

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Florian Kuhlmann

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Javascript function generating textpoeams on html-webpage. Based on: all dada works available on dadaclub.online

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“A tiny little javascript generates random text poems from title of the dada works. each new poem is unique and only exists for the time the webpage is loaded. klick on it to destroy last poem and generate a new one”. Florian Kuhlmann

 

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GolemKlonVIII

variables @ vanishing point


 
object 1 (sky) // object 2 (sea) // object 3 (Sehpyramide). raw data from object 3 (vertex points) imported to Audacity – streched audio file influence the distortion of the sea – two cameras separated by average human eye distance – rendered out for Stereoskopie (Box mounted on Head).
Based on: Marcel Duchamp, Handmade stereopticon slides, 1918

 

“The -object 3- illustrate the triangle relationship between   Francis Picabia — Gabrielle Buffet — Marcel Duchamp. Together they were sitting in the vine restaurant „Simplicissimus“ (Alter Simpl ,Munich). Duchamp sketched one Sehpyramide with one vanishing point on a wet napkin. After heavily drinking Absinthe he added another vanishing point with more distance from the center – further he explained to Francis that this point represents you // my friend. During the consequential massive dispute they destroyed some furniture from the pub and Gabrielle permanently screeching “The image is the mother of the word”. Kathi Kobus (Pub owner) has thrown them all out. Outside on the street they also demageged one brand-new Litfaßsäule. Bavarian police came and arrested Francis Picabia and Gabrielle Buffet. Marcel Duchamp took the train back to Paris.
source: GolemKlonVIII”

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Renee Carmichael

crypto-arse

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Animated Gif. Based on Magazine Cover: DADA PHONE Paris, March 1920.

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“I noticed a cryptic layer of the magazine pages behind the cover and used that as inspiration. The quote is supposedly by Francis Picabia. We never know what codes are lurking behind unless we move our arses to look”. Renee Carmichael

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