Video online: "Fuckhackerfucks! An audience bashing" @ HOPE X
Johannes of art tech group monochrom will indulge in a public rant about hacker culture and why it has to be saved from itself. Expect strong language, indecency, and valid critique of the status quo of hackdom. (No wonder his 2008 Google Tech talk got censored and never made it onto Google’s YouTube channel.)Link (video)
Fuckhackerfucks! An audience bashing @ HOPE X
Johannes Grenzfurthner of art tech group monochrom wants to indulge in a public rant about hacker culture, and why it has to be saved from itself. Expect strong language, indecency and valid critique of the status-quo of hackdom. (No wonder his 2008 Google Tech talk got censored and never made it on Google's YouTube channel.)
At HOPE X (July 20, 2014; 1 PM), Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City, USA.
"Die Gstettensaga": Utopia Festival Tel Aviv 2014 Official Selection
The festival will be held in Tel Aviv, Israel, September 13-20, 2014.
Grand Opening: monochrom's "Wellness As Usual" in Vienna
Die Gstettensaga: Best Foreign Horror Feature 2014 at "The Indie Gathering International Film Festival"
The Indie Gathering will take place August 15th-17th at The Clarion Inn & Conference Center in Hudson, OH.
"Let Me Ascertain You" features Johannes/Six Feet Under Club
This first podcast in the series focuses on death as the ultimate turn-on. To start us off, we have Stephen Plunkett performing a monologue from an interview we did with famed porn director Craven Moorehead. Then we have Sam Breslin Wright performing an interview with Johannes, an Austrian who runs an arts/technology festival that buries people alive, aptly named, "The Six Feet Under Club." Following that, cabaret superstar Lady Rizo performs her original song “Under” which she wrote with Yair Evnine. This song is based on our interview with Kitty, a "Six Feet Under Club" participant who got buried alive with her lover.Link
Upcoming Gstettensaga screenings in Roswell, Munich and Linz
Roswell, New Mexico (at Roswell International Sci Fi Film Festival): Friday, June 27, 2014Oh yes!
"Die Gstettensaga": /slash Filmfestival 2014 Official Selection
The festival will be held in Vienna, Austria, September 18-28, 2014.
Film Threat loves "Die Gstettensaga"
We got . Sweet jeebus.
Grenzfurthner's outspoken, swiftly flying little flick is the must-see indie of 2014, as far as I'm concerned. Everyone, be they intellectuals, political-types, or simply those that love great blackly comic, sensual horror, will fall madly in love with Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl. See it, as soon as possible, and I promise you'll never be bored at the movies again.Link
Furtherfield reviews "Die Gstettensaga"
Die GstettenSaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl is an Austrian hackploitation art house film by Johannes Grenzfurthner, mastermind of the international art-technology-philosophy group monochrom, co-produced by the media collective Traum & Wahnsinn. Reimagining the makerspace as grindhouse, the story is set in the post-apocalyptic aftermath of the “Google Wars” – an armed global conflict between the last two remaining superpowers China and Google - which has turned what remained of the Alps into a Gstetten.Link
Update: edition mono/monochrom
We just updated the page of edition mono/monochrom, our little publishing house. And we have brand new books to offer! In English (the language of business) and German (the language of guilt)!
Arse Elektronika 2014 / Call for Submissions: TRANS*.*
monochrom's festival on sex and tech!
October 2-5, 2014 in San Francisco, USA.
Call for talks, performances, games, workshops, machines, systems!
Trans is a Latin noun or prefix, meaning "across", "beyond" or "on the opposite side". What does that mean for sex and technology?
Submit a talk, a performance, a game, a workshop, a machine, a system!
"Die Gstettensaga": PhutureCon 2014 Official Selection
The festival will be held in Denver, Colorado, October 11, 2014.
"Die Gstettensaga": Review on nitrocellulose
"The Gstettensaga: The Rise of Eschenfried" is a social-commentary sausage, run through a Monty Python meat grinder and seasoned with a sprinkling of "Kin-dza-dza!" Two heroes search for the elusive Echsenfriedl (translation: Freddy Lizard) as they wonder a post-apocalyptic world armed with the "newest" gadgets (a VHS camera and a "field telephone" connected to a 10-foot-tall satellite dish carted around in a wheelbarrow). Most of the movie has a no-budget, anti-aesthetic, DIY, zombie-flashmob vibe, while other parts are beautifully filmed and prove surprisingly striking.Link
"Die Gstettensaga": Fusion Festival 2014 Official Selection
The festival will be held on the location of the Lärz airfield in Mecklenburg/Germany, June 25-29, 2014.
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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Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl (Feature film)