Arse Elektronika: Sex, Tech and the Future of Screw-It-Yourself @ CMU Pittsburgh
We may not forget that mankind is a sexual and tool-using species.February 24, 2015, 6:30 PM on CMU main campus in Pittsburgh/USA, College of Fine Arts building, 3rd floor, room 307.
"Die Gstettensaga": Finalist at 'The DIY Film Festival 2015' in Los Angeles
The award ceremony will be held in LA, March 6, 2015.
TimeOut Israel interviews Johannes Grenzfurthner about sex, tech and Arse Elektronika
"It's a bug hunt!!": monochrom's Johannes Grenzfurthner and James Brothwell present Kermit and his beloved M41A
Hi-resolution reproduction of original drawing from 2015.
Created by Johannes Grenzfurthner (of monochrom) and James Brothwell (of Impeccable Flith)
Link to products (posters, mugs, shirts, pillows, duvets, all you can wish for!)
"Venus of Strapondorf": monochrom's Johannes Grenzfurthner and Jenny Marx team up to empower our all-time favorite paleolithic goddess
Hi-resolution reproduction of original drawing from 2015.
"Die Gstettensaga" nominated for several awards at 'International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema 2015'
The jury at the 7th International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema (London, UK, February 2015) nominated "Gstettensaga" for several awards!
RE/Search announces a monochrom ValuPak!
We are also offering a ValuPak of (4) books by the techno-futuristic Austrian collective monochrom - write us at email@example.com & in the subject line write "monochrom ValuPak" and we will send you your own secret coded discount offer, just for YOU! (Well, It will be $50 plusshipping which is $10 US. Sorry, add $50 for /foreign/ shipping)Link
Arse Elektronika: MP3 archive (2007-2014) online
We took some time and edited and uploaded all the available recordings of Arse Elektronika talks and presentions.
"Hackeando los espacios": Spanish translation of "Hacking the spaces" is out
Johannes Grenzfurthner y Frank Apunkt Schneide son miembros de monochrom, un grupo de arte, tecnología y filosofía con base en Viena y en Zeta Draconis. El artículo original puede encontrarse en http://www.monochrom.at/hacking-the-spaces.Link
"Die Gstettensaga": International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema 2015 Official Selection
The festival will be held in London, UK, February 25-28, 2015.
It's time for Roboexotica 2014
Roboexotica is the annual festival where scientists, researchers, computer experts and artists from all over the world build cocktail robots and discuss technological innovation, futurology and science fiction.Until recently, no attempts had been made to publicly discuss the role of cocktail robotics as an index for the integration of technological innovations into the human Lebenswelt, or to document the increasing occurrence of radical hedonism in man-machine communication. Roboexotica is an attempt to fill this vacuum. It is the first and, inevitably, the leading festival concerned with cocktail robotics world-wide. A micro mechanical change of paradigm in the age of borderless capital. Alan Turing would doubtless test this out. Cheers!
Roboexotica is a coproduction of monochrom, Shifz and the Bureau for Philosophy.
December 4-7, 2014 in Vienna, Austria.
monochrom presents Jack Sargeant: William S. Burroughs in the World Beyond Literature
Lecture and film screening at Raum D / quartier21.
As an author Jack Sargeant's work has been described as "dangerously inspirational" his numerous books include Deathtripping: The Extreme Underground, Naked Lens: Beat Cinema (both now in their third English language editions), and many others. He has written on film and culture for numerous books, anthologies and journals, and has written introductions for books by Lydia Lunch, Romain Slocombe, Joe Coleman, Cat Hope and for William Burroughs' Unforgettable Characters.
monochrom wants you to go down: SIX FEET UNDER CLUB -- in Vienna
6fuc in Vienna, Austria @ Schwelle7
November 28, 2014
In the age of data mining, a person's sex life may contain less embarrassing details than their web search history. Does it make sense that the former is a tightly guarded secret while the latter is shared with anonymous corporations daily? Even though a sexual nature is one of the few things most humans share in common, our social convention is to push all trace of it out of the public sphere. The Six Feet Under Club offers attendees a unique opportunity to experience the warping of public and private intimate space.
Couples can volunteer to be buried together in a casket beneath the ground. The space they occupy will be extremely private and intimate. The coffin is a reminder of the social norm of exclusive pair bonding "till death do us part". However, this intimate scene will be corrupted by the presence of a night vision webcam which projects the scene on to an outside wall. The audience will be privy to the scene inside, but the volunteers in the coffin will be completely isolated from them. The scenario keeps the intimacy of a sexual moment intact while moving the private act into public space. It can be seen as an absurd parody of pornographic cinema or an examination of the high value placed on sexual privacy. Either way, won't you become a member of the Six Feet Under Club?
Neutral.it reviews "Die Gstettensaga"
The latest film by Johannes Grenzfurthner is set in a post-atomic future born from the ashes of the Google-war, a destructive global war of the twenty-first century between the two last superpowers: China and Google. “Social developments confront us with new tasks. Now we are dealing with nerds”. These are the words of Thurnher von Pjölk the evil monopolist of print, declaring his expansionist ambitions in a world of new technologies. [...]Link
"Dogs Playing D&D": Media feedback!
"Hey, Dog's Playing Poker, you're great and all, but Dogs Playing Dungeons and Dragons is the best dog painting in the history of all dog paintings. The end." (Meredith Woerner, io9)
"The clutter and atmosphere are really true to the gaming experience, and I’d never thought before about the similarities between poker and RPGs as social bonding experiences." (Chris Hall. Dogster)
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monochrom is an art-technology-philosophy group having its seat in Vienna and Zeta Draconis. monochrom is an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe work, pop attitude, subcultural science, context hacking and political activism. Our mission is conducted everywhere, but first and foremost in culture-archeological digs into the seats (and pockets) of ideology and entertainment. monochrom has existed in this (and almost every other) form since 1993.
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