Conference ›EVERY STEP YOU TAKE‹, 12.-15. November 2015, Dortmund

Opening this Thursday! (12th November 2015, 18:00, Dortmunder U, Cinema, free admission) Welcome addresses, opening lecture (de) by Hans Ulrich Reck (Academy of Media Arts Cologne), film programme, part I: “Living Data” with works by Walter Koch, Ridley Scott, Norman Cowie, Emma Charles, Steffen Köhn, Jen Liu, introduction: Florian Wüst.

And this is just day one. Programme booklet (Programmheft): www.medienwerk-nrw.de/news/everystepyoutake

I’m on a panel with someone from the fantastic Peng!Collective on Sunday Nov 15, from 17.30-18.30, talking about my Hop 3 project currently on show here in Cologne, and how art & activism can go together.

On Saturday Nov 14, Holly Herndron will perform together with Mat Dryhurst in the context of the medienwerk.nrw conference “Every Step You Take” – Art and Society in the Data Age” , at Dortmunder U – Centre for Art and Creativity. Admission is free! Please RSVP here: tickets@medienwerk-nrw.de

Video: Holly Herndon/Metahaven (already a classic)

Jake Applebaum at Schauspiel Köln & Update

Unmissable events at Schauspiel Köln: A play about Wikileaks and the NSA, a panel discussion with, among other figures central to current affairs, Jake Applebaum, and on Sunday, the beginning of a discussion series called Surviving under Surveillance.

Saturday 23 Nov 2013: Assassinate Assange – Reloaded
von Angela Richter
Regie: Angela Richter

Sunday 24 Nov: Assassinate Assange – Reloaded
von Angela Richter
Regie: Angela Richter
Anschliessend Diskussionsreihe
Überleben unter Überwachung
Jacob Appelbaum lädt ein


We’ll make the Sunday events an excursion, keep your ticket and receipt, and we’ll reimburse you.

Some selected material on Applebaum: His keynote talk at last year’s Chaos Communication Congress:

And an interview in N+1 mag. Note, both of these are from before the NSA revelations, and in retrospect look quite lucent. Quote:

But the thing is, taking precautions with your communications is like safe sex in that you have a responsibility to other people to be safe—your transgressions can fuck other people over. The reality is that when you find out it will be too late. It’s not about doing a perfect job, it’s about recognizing you have a responsibility to do that job at all, and doing the best job you can manage, without it breaking down your ability to communicate, without it ruining your day, and understanding that sometimes it’s not safe to undertake an action, even if other times you would.



I have some comments and notes that I would like to share with you, but please post yours here below first (anonymously if you like).

A good and a bad review: http://www.ksta.de/kultur/mrs-heart,15189520,25127138.html

The bad one is more interesting: http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/buehne-und-konzert/mister-heart-12679064.html

If I may translate the last paragraph, about the power of art:

“All the theater would need to do, in order to do justice to the issues at heart, is ‘just’ to develop the self-confidence and go back to its roots and trust its artistic powers and possibilities. Then it would be, by pulling the audience into a process of understanding that is, by being subjective, ambiguous, playful and exceeding the simple transmission of information, the last public space that the NSA can not spy on. A medium that would be as suspicious as it would be indispensable.”

Im Original:

“Dabei müsste das Theater, um dem Thema gerecht zu werden, „nur“ das Selbstbewusstsein entwickeln, sich auf die eigenen Wurzeln zu besinnen und seinen künstlerischen Möglichkeiten zu vertrauen. Dann wäre es, wie es den Zuschauer in einen subjektiven, vieldeutigen, spielerischen, über die bloße Mitteilungsebene weit hinausgehenden Verstehensprozess zieht, der letzte öffentliche Ort, in den die NSA nicht hineinspionieren kann. Und als Medium so verdächtig wie unverzichtbar.”

Learn about me: Curiosity

All the cameras on the Curiosity probe:

  • Mast Camera (MastCam)
  • Chemistry and Camera complex (ChemCam)
  • Navigation cameras (Navcams)
  • Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS)
  • Hazard avoidance cameras (Hazcams)
  • Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI)
  • Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer (APXS)
  • Mars Descent Imager (MARDI)




MARDI camera

Werkschau Kenneth Anger | 08.03.2010 | 15.03.2010 | BLACK BOX Düsseldorf

 Werkschau Kenneth Anger | 08.03.2010 | 15.03.2010 | BLACK BOX Düsseldorf



alle Veranstaltungen finden statt in der
BLACK BOX im Filmmuseum, Schulstraße 4, Düsseldorf-Altstadt

Montag 8. März 2010 | 18:30 Uhr
“Anger me”

USA 2006, 72’, OF, Blu-ray
R.: Elio Gelmini, mit Kenneth Anger, Jonas Mekas

Full HD-Projektion (technische Unterstützung: SIGMA Düsseldorf)

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Montag 8. März 2010 | 20:00 Uhr
Filme von Kenneth Anger (1)

Das Programm:
Fireworks (USA 1947, 16’36) / Puce Moments (USA 1949, 6’29) / Rabbits Moon
(USA 1950/ 71, 7’02) Eaux d´Artifice (USA 1953, 13’13) / Inauguration of the
Pleasuredome (USA 1954, 38’). Alle Filme: OF, Blu-ray

Full HD-Projektion (technische Unterstützung: SIGMA Düsseldorf)

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Montag 15. März 2010 | 18:00 Uhr
“One Plus One”

GB 1968, 101’, OmU, DVD
R.: Jean-Luc Godard, mit Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman,
Charlie Watts, Marianne Faithfull, Anita Pallenberg, Anne Wiazemsky

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