Since the iPhone's 5th anniversary, I publish the activities on my iPhone as live stream during the second one-year performance. Calls, messages, mails, all welcome!
On February 3, I participated in the panel “Isolation and Empowerment after Web 2.0” and presented recent performances and the works that inspired them.
Since the One-Year Piece was already over during transmediale 2k+12, a collaborative one-week edition ducumented participants' searches during the festival.
“Google” received a Honorary Mention at the Expanded Media Preis Network Culture at Stuttgarter Filmwinter and almost won the audience award from ARTE creative :)
Seminar at Merz Akademie about the Uncanny Valley of User Interface Design. Projects between abstraction and realism, symbols and images.
In my recent seminar at BTK, students made arty apps—ones that most likely would not be approved by Apple. We therefor opened Another App Store.
Since January 1, I publish all my Google search queries in a one-year online performance called Google. Feel free to recommend and buy queries.
At Merz Aka we played the Swabian Masters of Firewall Ball. Several bruises and broken bones later, we came up with a new set of rules for the aspiring sport.
Home is where one's heart is—with a solid door, curtains and shuttered windows. My new construction of the Home icon from OS X awaits its inhabitants.
Destilling Google Juice was not for the good of humanity. It turned out to be addictive. Don't drink Google Juice! I founded an abstinence movement instead.
The return of the Aqua series after a long time: a portrait of Steve Jobs emerging from all possible window control bubbles the OS X interface has to offer.
Play Firewall Ball until no brick of the famous icon rests on one another! The highly official sport for the 21st century premiered at Ars Electronica this summer.
The long-awaited update of Schiller's famous piece. Freedom is timeless and so is playful insurrection.
Grab your iPhone and play along at Ars Electronica.
Spontaneous opening of an Apple-like bookstore at a local Ikea mall (Tempelhof). We used the books from there, the iPad we made from cardboard.
Recently I was able to distill the mysterious Google Juice, the etheral substance that floats between web pages. Get your bottle! Beware, it is addictive!
Steve Jobs offered iPad users “freedom from porn.” And yet the iPads' measures offer an unprecedented porn experience. Ad-busting from Berlin Mitte.
Seeing now through dim Windows obscurely, but then face to face; now I know partially, but then I shall know as I also have been known. 1 Corinthians 13:12
In the shades of evening lectures the Drop Shadow Talks present projects influenced and inspired by the inerplay of art and user interface.
Outrage in the art world—rounded corners and a crude gloss effect applied to the icon of Suprematism. Kazimir Malevich would turn in his grave.
Defence is a selection of aluminium shields extracted from the interface of Windows Vista. They can be used in sword fight or similar combat.
I uploaded a digital version of Kazimir Malevich's famous Black Square to Flickr. Because of a bug in the uploader, it turned out entirely black.
The population of Windows Vista has gone to holiday in protected mode. The wanted to shut down gracefully. But on the way home they crashed anyway.
Diptych on the romantic feelings operating systems can develop when in close touch. The desktop icons have a picnic then they go swimming—on wallpapers.
The first print made of Vista wallpapers and icons (in various sizes). Lucky me! There are 256 by 256 pixel big images in the many concealed DLL files!
Why the standard icons for my digital images on Windows could be sold at bargain bins and why a collector from New York pays a small fortune for my version?
I printed the iPhoto and iMovie icon from OS X on canvas, packed them in foley and tried to sell them without being recognized as Apple for 5 € each.
Made of the animation when a program is deleted from the dock of OS X. A very glossy and big print on plastic. Quoting Cory's work with all due respect.
The very last boiling up of Aqua took place at Galerie 35 in Berlin. The long running series of prints evaporated into Aero and is since then gone forever.
Even more water and drops. Almost floating out of the print. As all Aqua II, this diptych was shown at great ABC Gallery at Art Strelka in Moscow, too.
Imagery inspired by the Nature screensaver. Even though water in combination with electrified technology is dangerous, it is all over the operating system.
Seeing true colors and yet color blind? Test your eye-sight with another print on perspex from the Aqua series. Also made of OS X interface elements only.
If I could take the scrollbars out of OS X, I think they would be blue light sabers. The force is with this big perspex print—if dark or light side is uncertain.
A series of prints on perspex with about a flooding kitchen. The prints consisted of interface elements like scrollbars from OS X and were shown at EMAF.
I found a dusty oil painting similar to the famous Windows XP wallpaper on my parents' attic. The history of computer graphics has to be rewritten.
A 50 by 100 cm large-scale real-life model of a submit button from the web's early age, my first interface artwork ever and almost replaced by Like and +1 buttons.