Today there is great awareness of how one's own lebenswelt is determined by systems: technological, political, social, data, economic or power systems are just a few examples. The question is how one positions oneself within each and all of the systems. The desire to act beneath their radars, subvert, transfer or shed light on their sometimes shadowy structures is the basis of the artistic work in this exhibition.
Franz Alken, Minerva Cuevas, Calin Dan, Andrea Fraser, Hans Haacke, Mark Lombardi, Cildo Meireles, David Still, Josh On, Santiago Sierra, Silke Wagner, 0100101110101101.org
Today there is great awareness of how one's own lebenswelt is determined by systems: technological, political, social, data, economic or power systems are just a few examples. The question is how one positions oneself within each and all of the systems. The desire to act beneath their radars, subvert, transfer or shed light on their sometimes shadowy structures is the basis of the artistic work in this exhibition. The goal is not the total destruction of a system, but finding and using windows within them and take action. It is more about staging the disruption as a statement and an attitude. Systems, inherently surrounded by an aura of cool authority, are not untouchable. There is hope for the individual to find a place for him or herself with the system and act.
24 September, 2004 - 9 January 2005
Opening Reception: 24 September 2004, 8 pm
20 October, 7 pm:
How I Learned to Love the Virus
Welcoming Address: Martin Schumacher, Senator for Culture City of Oldenburg
Look for the aesthetic in that which you fear.
26 November, 9 pm in o-eins radio and television:
Bukarest Stereo by Calin Dan
A media experience at home. Tune into both o-eins radio and television to experience a combined broadcast with Romanian beats and video. Bucharest is defined by fast streams of audio and visual signals. Autonomous and interdependent, they build a complicated, immersive and exhausting landscape irritating our senses and inducing addiction. Bukarest Stereo is a free sample for Oldenburg.
28 November, 3 pm:
Systems - or how does it work...
Live presentation of the theater-video performance resulting from a workshop for teenagers. The workshop takes place in cooperation with the Oldenburger Kulturetage from 4 September to 28 November.
Workshop registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
20 December, 9.05 - 11 pm in o-eins:
Santiago Sierra, The Displacement of a Cacerolada
On 20 December, 2001 the Argentinian banking system collapsed. People filled the streets, banging on metal pans and the steel sheets that erected to protect the banks. Since then, the Cacerolazos have become a symbol for successful popular rebellion and are now a traditonal feature of international days of protest. Sierra's audio takes will be broadcast and put into context on radio o-eins.
25 and 26 December, 1 January 11 am - 5 pm,
24 und 31 December closed.
2,50 / 1,50 EUR
every Sunday at 3 pm
Group tours by appointment
A CD-ROM will be released on the occassion of the exhibition.
Edith Russ Site for Media Art