Artist Duo Ubermorgen.com Celebrate Tenth Anniversary with New Book: Media Hacking vs.Conceptual Art

For the first time and marking UBERMORGEN.COM ‘s 10-year anniversary, a critical examination of the complete body of work of the artist duo lizvlx and Hans Bernhard is presented in the form of a 200 page book, which includes more than 200 color pictures.

A highly varied assortment of critics, curators, and artists reflect on UBERMORGEN.COM’s border crossings in the channels of global mass media and on their radical actions above the abyss of the international art scene. It is this conglomerate of conceptual art, software art, fine art, media hacking, net.art and media actionism that makes UBERMORGEN.COM the hybrid Gesamtkunstwerk that stands out in Europe’s media art avant-garde.

It includes texts and interviews by and with Inke Arns, Florian Cramer, Régine Debatty, Raffael Dőrig, Marina Grzinic, Jacob Lillemose, Alessandro Ludovico, Stefan Nussbaumer, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Domenico Quaranta, Yukiko Shikata, Cornelia Sollfrank, Grischinka Teufl and Peter Weibel.

The project section of the catalogue features exemplary projects such as [V]ote-Auction, the Generator Tetralogy, the Psych|OS cycle and the EKMRZ Trilogy: GWEI – Google Will Eat Itself, Amazon Noir – The Big Book Crime and The Sound of eBay.

The Monograph is a joint effort from three solo exhibitions held at the Basler Forum für Neue Medien [plug.in] (2005), at HMKV – Hartware MedienKunstVerein Dortmund (2006) and at Overgaden Contemporary Art Institute Copenhagen (2006).

UBERMORGEN.COM is an artist duo created in Vienna, Austria, by Lizvlx and Hans Bernhard, a founder of etoy. Behind UBERMORGEN.COM we can find one of the most unmatchable identities – controversial and iconoclast – of the contemporary European techno-fine-art avant-garde. Their open circuit of conceptual art, drawing, software art, pixelpainting, computer installations, net.art, sculpture and digital activism (media hacking) transforms their brand into a hybrid Gesamtkunstwerk. UBERMORGEN.COM’s work is unique not because of what they do but because how, when, where and why they do it. The computer and the network are (ab)used to create art and combine its multiple forms. The permanent amalgamation of fact and fiction points toward an extremely expanded concept of one’s working materials, that for UBERMORGEN.COM also include (international) rights, democracy and global communication (input-feedback loops). “Ubermorgen” is the German word both for “the day after tomorrow” or “super-tomorrow”.

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