Group Exhibition: Libidinal Economies: Art in the Age of Bull Markets

Libidinal Economies: Art in the Age of Bull Markets
Curated by Juli Carson and Michael Moshe Dahan
Oct 03, 2015 to Dec 12, 2015
Reception: Saturday, October 3, 2015 – 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Libindinal Economies: Art in the Age of Bull Markets takes as its economic mise-en-scène the bull run market of 1982 (that
crashed in 1987), tracing its origins in monetary policies of the 1970’s, and mapping its echoes in the recent redux of
this bull run from 2009 to the present. The New York Stock Exchange (where the selling and buying of securities, currency and commodities takes place)and the art world (where the critique ofWall Street culture is derived and scripted) presumably constitute two distinct psychic and fiscal economieslocated in two different physical locations. The former is supposed to be rational, mathematical and regulated, the latter libidinal, creative and subversive. However, that isn’t true. The art world, in fact, has proven to be the bohemian substrate of the real deal, the bottom line, of the financial market. The gallery system, in the 80s and even more so recently, is the physical location – the center of mass – where these two celestial bodies effortlessly orbit each other with near mathematical precision. In this way, the economic and aesthetic spheres share a gravitational pull because they are – libidinally and economically – inextricably connected. Given so, Libidinal Economies showcases film works –experimental, narrative, and documentary – that are provoked by this cultural condition. As such, we are to consider these films as demonstrating various critical positions of resistance to the art market. But in so doing, this critique is made, naturally, from the inside, as there no longer is any way out of this closed system.

Artists: Yael Bartana, Maura Brewer, Hollis Frampton, Constanze Ruhm, Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy, Axel Stockburger and Christoph Meier, Michael Snow, Benjamin Van Bebber and Bastian Zimmermann

University Art Gallery | 712 Arts Plaza | Irvine, CA 92697-2775 | tel. 949 824 9854
Hours | Tuesday – Saturday | 12-6 PM

Group Exhibition: Social Glitch

Opening: Thursday 24.09. 2015 – 19 pm Kunstraum Niederösterreich

Herrengasse 13, 1014 Wien, Áustria

Exhibition from 25.09. – 05.12. 2015

AUSSTELLUNG | WORKSHOPS | INTERVENTIONEN: Lawrence Abu Hamdan (LB/UK), Heath Bunting (UK), Pablo Chieregin (IT/AT), Ines Doujak & John Barker (AT/UK), Sylvia Eckermann (AT), Earth Sensing Association (Nabil Ahmad, BD/UK), Harun Farocki (DE), Thomas Feuerstein (AT), Forensic Architecture (Susan Schuppli, Eyal Weizman et al., UK), Bernhard Garnicnig & Lukas Heistinger (AT), Christina Goestl (AT), Ayesha Hameed (CA/UK), Marlene Hausegger (AT), Mathias Kessler (AT/USA), Elvedin Klačar (AT), Mark Lombardi (USA), Manu Luksch (AT/UK), Jennifer Mattes (DE/AT), Gerald Nestler (AT), Godofredo Pereira (PT/UK), Axel Stockburger (AT), Gerald Straub (AT), technopolitics, UBERMORGEN (Hans Bernhard & lizvlx, USA/CH/AT), Stefanie Wuschitz (AT), The Yes Men (USA).

PERFORMANCES (in Kooperation mit WUK.performing.arts)
Ursula Endlicher (AT/USA, mit Frans Poelstra (NL/AT)
Deborah Hazler, Angry Agnes Productions (AT)

KLANGINSTALLATIONEN (in Kooperation mit TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien)
Volkmar Klien (AT)
Szely (AT)

Codes drive imaging media in science, art and architecture; inform economy and politics; facilitate social practices and digital communication; define the New Aesthetics of algorithmic procedures. Their discrete operations, executed in between processes of modeling, evaluation, debugging and optimization, are, however, subject to the contingency of unexpected events and failures.

“Glitch” is a term that denotes electric and electronic malfunctions in information data flows. Against the background of a world of experience shaped by technology and media, the term describes flaws and blurs manifesting in image interferences and bugs, amongst others. While they display undesired problem areas in the art of engineering, their effects and artifacts have been made the material of aesthetic experiments in media art and related fields since the 1960s.

The “peaks” of these glitches, however, increasingly flash over and affect the social realm. SOCIAL GLITCH, therefore, takes such events as its starting point for an actualization and reconsideration beyond media-immanent questions. Instead, the project focuses on new approaches from different artistic fields that address the performance of events, which in a kind of “negative transcendence” exert their influence into society and individual biographies. Thus, they reveal central issues at stake today, be they caused by defects (such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill), produced deliberately (such as manipulations disclosed by Edward Snowdon) or the result of algorithmic forms of speech (such as financial flash crashes). We coined the term “social glitch” to address these events and occurrences in terms of a historic-technological continuity of intensifying escalations.

SOCIAL GLITCH assembles artistic projects that range from subversive and playful interventions, fictive and performative narratives to speculative experiments and research-based visualizations and interpretations of factual circumstances. The common theme behind these different approaches is an (often activist) engagement with and a radical interest in the “deep horizons” of the sea changes we are witnessing today, together with attempts to “enhance the resolution” of what we perceive and how we might thus improve knowledge and informed decision-making. The (media) aesthetics of error, which have shaped the glitch theme in recent decades, are thus expanded and differentiated in favor of an aesthetics in the field of consequences to evoke and formulate concrete social and political potentials besides artistic ones.

Hence, SOCIAL GLITCH examines the controversial consequence whether art still delivers radically critical aesthetics beyond the interests of the contemporary art market by taking a leading role in conceptualizing and focusing our perception for cultural, social and political change.

Group Exhibition: 4 works, 3 artists, one projection

The departure point of the exhibition is the very question of launching a new art space. It hints at the realities in which Rib begins its operation. The aim of this exhibition is to introduce Rib as an ambitious gesture of minimal expectations, and to commit to the ‘Real’ of art. The displayed works remind us of the often unsettling ambiguities in the art world and the affirmative possibilities within its given limitations.

Katendrechtse Lagedijk 490B
3082 GJ Rotterdam— The Netherlands—

Group Exhibition: Yolo

Fernis på udstillingen Yolo på Godsbanen
6 – 29. august

Opening August 6, 17:00

Nina Millin (US)
Anders Christian Eriksen (DK)
Axel Stockburger (A)
Tanja Nis-Hansen (DK)
Joan Ross (AU)
Lars Mikkes (DK)

Godsbanen, Skovgaardsgade 3, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark

Artist Edition for Streulicht Magazine

DOUBLE ZEBRA PENETRATION (2015) Axel Stockburger, Print Edition for Streulicht Magazine N°6


28.5.2015, 7 PM – 11 PM
TBA21 / Die Au
Scherzergasse 1A, 1020 Vienna

Group Exhibition: 12. Bienal de la Habana

12. Bienal de la Habana, May 22 – June 22 2015

Between the Idea and the Experience

Amid the celebrations for the 30th anniversary of the Havana Biennial, the curatorial team Jorge Fernández Torres, Margarita González Lorente, Nelson Herrera Ysla, José Manuel Noceda Fernández, Ibis Hernández Abascal, Margarita Sánchez presents the Twelfth Edition to be held between 22 May and 22 June 2015. With Nikolaus Gansterer, Johann Lurf und Axel Stockburger three artists from Austria also participate in the Havana Biennial. The projects were realized in Havana in collaboration with the Austrian curator Ursula Maria Probst and the curatorial team.

Axel Stockburger’s contribution to the twelfth Havana Biennial is a video piece entitled Mi Gesto Final. The video was shot in the countryside outside Havana and relates to the Cuban computer game; Gesta Final. In this first-person shooter, players can experience the Cuban revolution from an individual perspective. The video piece consists of tracking shots through dense jungle, grasslands, and mountain forest, while the audio consists of accounts, from different players, of their (virtual) experiences of the revolution. Mi Gesto Final engages with the meaning of the history of the Cuban revolution for contemporary young Cubans and asks how historical events are mediated by digital games. It is precisely the historical character of an event such as a revolution that stands in stark contrast with the perpetual repetition of actions in a computer game. In this sense the piece opens up a space for the negotiation of the possibilities of radical political action within technological and cultural frameworks characterised by digital simulation.

The video will be presented in Havana by four people with tablet PCs and headphones, who offer these devices to the audience and thus enable a very private and individual viewing experience. This form of presentation is conceptually informed by the current system of digital media dissemination in Cuba, called “Pakete”, where individuals share data via hard drives and flash media.

The project was funded by the Austrian Bundeskanzleramt für Kunst, as well as the Austrian Embassy in Cuba.

Participants: Aman Mojadidi, Zolaykha Sherzad, Jeanno Gaussi, Anri Sala, Carsten Nicolai, Gregor Schneider, Tino Sehgal, Mohamed Bourouissa, Eduardo Tomas Basualdo y Sofía Bothlingk, Dolores Cáceres, Joaquín Fargas, Adrián Villar Rojas, Leonello Zambon, Nelson González, Nikolaus Gansterer, Johann Lurf, Axel Stockburger, Ewan Atkinson, Koen Vanmechelen, Peter De Cupere, Naziha Mestaoui, Stéphane Gilot , AVAV, Audiovisual ao Vivo, Louise Ganz, Eduardo Kac, Leandro Nerefuh, César Oiticica Filho, Opavivará !, Regina Silveira,, Octavo Plástico, Nicolás Paris, Manuel Santana, Jean Mukendi Katambayi, Han Sungpil, Glenda León, Habana {re} generación y Esterio Segura, Lázaro Saavedra,, Candelario, Josuhe Pagliery, Reinier Nande, Yornel Martínez, 3stado Sólido, Rafael Villares, Felipe Dulzaides, Elizabet Cerviño, Luis Enrique López Chávez, Jorge Luis Marrero, Mauricio Abad, Nestor Siré, Humberto Díaz, José Eduardo Yaque, Omar Estrada, Rodolfo Peraza, Yornel Martínez, Guillermo Ramírez Malberti, Fidel García, Nelda Castillo y El Ciervo Encantado, Vilma Bartolomé y Espacio Creativo, Renán Rodríguez, Meira & Toirac, Levi Orta, David Bade – Tirzo Martha  Francisca Benítez, Pablo Brugnoli y publicación Spam City, CRAC. Colectivo artístico, Guisela Munita, Alicia Villarreal  , Andrés Tapia Urzua , Lin Yilin, Cuqui Jerez, Maria Jerez, Esperanza Collado, LA RIBOT, Joseph Kosuth, Seamus Farrell, Daniel Buren, Didier Faustino, Mohamed Bourouissa, Henri Tauliaut, Sandra Monterroso, Nikhil Chopra, Anish Kapoor, Shilpa Gupta, Eugenio Tibaldi, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Ebony G. Patterson, Ingrid Mwangi, Robert Hutter, Steeve Bauras, Carlos Amorales, Sandra Calvo, Gilberto Esparza, Demián Flores y La Curtiduría, Héctor Zamora, Dr. Lakra, Fredman Barahona, Emeka Ogboh, Victor Ekpuk, Marte Johnslien, Ignas Krunglevicius, Pikene PA Bröen, Antonio Jose Guzmán, Verónica Wiese, Jose Carlos Martinat, César Cornejo, Chemi Rosado, Raúl Tamayo Morilla, Serigne Mbaye Camara, Momar Seck, Mary Sibande, James Webb, Bridget Baker, Robin Rhode, Lang&Baumann, Alonso + Craciun, Tamara Cubas, Guillermo Zabaleta, Colectivo Pico Estudio, Juvenal Ravelo

Group Exhibition: Smells Like Teen Spirit


Monday, March 30. 2015 – 19 pm
Opening Speech: Petra Nol

with: Ole John Aandal (NO), Claudia Balsters (DE), DK (SI), Paul Kranzler (AT), Sira-Zoé Schmid (AT), Axel Stockburger (AT)

Fotogalerie Wien
Association for the Promotion of Art Photography and New Media
Währinger Strasse 59/WUK, 1090 Vienna, Austria

Book Presentation: Blockbuster

Vienna-based artist Axel Stockburger presents his book Blockbuster (Revolver Publishing). This artist’s book features a selection of Stockburger’s works, addressing the idiosyncratic worldof fan culture in arenas such as computer games, anime, manga, and cosplay.
In conversation with curator and Spike editor Christian Kobald

Friday, 5 December, 7pm


Interview: Ruth Sonderegger

Interview mit Axel Stockburger von Ruth Sonderegger für Medienimpulse (german)


Quantitative Easing (for the street) is a temporary installation at the Kunstplatz Vienna. The project was curated by Muntean/Rosenblum and funded by KÖR (Kunst im öffentlichen Raum) Vienna.

Opening: Tuesday, May 27 2014, at 16:30 pm, Kunstplatz Graben, Graben Nr. 21, 1010 Wien

Opening Speakers:

- Martina Taig, director of KÖR
- Muntean / Rosenblum, artists and curators
- Gerald Nestler, artist and theorist
- Andreas Mailath-Pokorny, city council for Arts and Science

The artist is present.

Public Talk: Wednesday, June 18 2014, 18 Uhr, Kunstplatz Graben,  Graben Nr. 21, 1010 Vienna

- Elisabeth Springler, economist, WU Wien, FH Wien
- Andreas Kailich, asset manager
- Beat Weber, economist, OeNB





more information about the project here >>>

Group Exhibition: Prousts Fragebogen

Elektrohaus Hamburg presents

Prousts Fragebogen
with works by  Amalie Jakobsen (DK), Rosa Joly (FR), Phelim McConigly (IRE), Julia Metropolit (FR), Axel Stockburger (DE), Yuki Terasaka (JA)

Opening: Fr. 25.4, 19 Uhr
Exhibition Duration: 26.4 – 1.5
Opening Hours: Sa. – So. 15:000 -18:00
Pulverteich 13, Hamburg

Proust’s Questionnaire brings together the work of  ​six​ artists​ working​ in different media who respond to important questions of culture with an emphasis on language and its transformative potential as an analytical movement that is at once combat and caress. The form of the questionnaire was not originally intended for artists, but refers​ ​to social practices in the delicate salons and drawing rooms of 19th ​ century ​Paris and London. In Prousts Questionnaire, the hybrid emerges in the steady and meditative repetition of homely questions. Are these artists in love? Yes, since they are waiting. As such, desire – which is to say the interstice between these artists and the Other – constitutes a transformative temporality from which new agency can become.


exhibition of Nicolas Jasmin’s PERMANENT

Tuesday  22.04.2014, 19:00 – 21:00

Blickle Raum Spiegelgasse
Spiegelgasse 2, Dachgeschoß
1010 Vienna



Group Exhibition: DaDaDa Academy: STOCKBURGER / PENKER / FAUST

20.12.2013 19:30 – 05.01.2014, Centralna Postaja, Koroška cesta 5, 2000 Maribor

The presentation Stockburger/Penker/Faust engages with the relationship between the age old cultural form of the mask and contemporary forms of subjectification that owe to masking, such as fashion or Avatars in Online Games and cosplay. As Claude Levi Strauss has shown, the mask can become that which separates nature from culture, while at the same time enabling the transformation into a spirit or an animal, in animistic and spiritist cultures. The presented works of Elisabeth Penker, Axel Stockburger and Marina Faust aim to situate themselves in the interstices between mask and person.

Screening: Fat Finger Confession

“Fat Finger Confession” is part of the program Screening Room: Vienna
organised by Regina Barunke
25.10.2013 – 19:30
Temporary Gallery , Mauritiuswall 35, Köln

Artist Talk: Process Yerevan

Artist Talk, invited by Vahe Budumyan ( on August 29, 2013 – 7:00 pm at PROCESS,
1 Saryan Street, Yerevan, Armenia.

Screening: J Comme Jeu

Un abécédaire d’œuvres vidéos, filmiques et multimédias…
Un cycle proposé par Nathalie Hénon et Jean-François Rettig.

“J comme Jeu” – Juli 10. 2013 – 19:30
La Gaîté Lyrique | Le lieu des cultures numériques
3bis Rue Papin 75003 Paris, France

Les artistes réinterprètent et détournent le jeu, notamment vidéo, explorent l’interstice réel ou numérique. Une séance conçue elle-même comme un jeu. Le hasard et le public en décident le déroulement.

Jaime Davidovich, Gordon Matta Clark : Reality Properties : Fake Estates (Vidéo, noir et blanc, 7 min., 1974-1975)
Jodi : Max Payne Cheats Only (Création numérique, couleur, [extrait] 5 min., Pays-Bas, 2006)
Joan Leandre : In the Name of the Kernel Series – Magic Line (Création numérique, couleur, 22 min. 54s., Espagne, 2011)
Baden Pailthorpe : Formation V (Création numérique, couleur, [extrait] 5 min., Australie, 2011)
Benjamin Nuel : L’Hôtel (Vidéo, couleur, 10 min., 2008)
Axel Stockburger : White Transformer (Vidéo, couleur, 7 min. 16s., Autriche, 2011)
Raphael Siboni, Fabien Giraud : Friendly Fire (Vidéo, couleur, 11 min. 14s. , France, 2007)
Federico Solmi : Douche Bag City (Animation, couleur, 8 min., Italie/USA/Australie, 2009)

Group Exhibition: Glitch

GLITCH Unser Schreibzeug arbeitet mit an unseren Gedanken
18.05. – 29.06.2013

Sylvia Eckermann, Thomas Feuerstein, Christina Goestl, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Gerald Nestler, Axel Stockburger, Peter Szely

Opening Friday, 17.05.2013 – 20:00h
Soundperformance Peter Szely / discussion with the artists: 18.05.2013 – 18:00h

Kunstraum Innsbruck
Maria-Theresien-Straße 34, Arkadenhof
6020 Innsbruck, Austria,

Solo Exhibition – Poster Series: Worldeater Saprophyt

Worldeater: Saprophyt,  from April 2013

Series of posters for public space, 594mmx841mm, 6 color print, 2013
500 / of which edition of 100 numbered/signed

Axel Stockburgers project for Saprophyt consists of a series of posters that will be visible in teh Viennese public space from April 2013. The starting point for this poster is a listing of all the names of people who were engaged throughout the last 4 years of Saprophyts existence as an art space. In this sense the work continues Stockburgers engagement with forms of representation of what he understands as “cultural islands”. This approach takes a critical stance in relation to the economics of attention that are increasingly influencing the field of art production and reception. Saprophyt as a physical space is translated into a network of relations and infiltrates public space.

Plakatserie im öffentlichen Raum, 594x841mm, Offsetdruck, 6-farbig, 2013
500 Stück / Edition von 100 Stück nummeriert/signiert

Axel Stockburgers Arbeit für Saprophyt besteht aus einer Serie an Posters, die ab April 2013 im öffentlichen Raum in Wien plakatiert werden. Der Ausgangspunkt für diese Plakate ist eine Auflistung der Eigennamen aller bis dato an Saprophyt beteiligten Personen die graphisch als eine Art Insel von Bezügen repräsentiert werden. Einerseits folgt Stockburger damit seiner Untersuchung voneinander getrennter kultureller Inseln, wie sie in seiner Serie “Worldeater” anhand von verschiedenen Formen von Auflistungen erscheinen. Andererseits wird hier die im Rahmen der Aufmerksamkeitsökonomie stattfindende Wertsteigerung von Namen als Marken, auch und gerade im Feld der Bildenden Kunst, in den Vordergrund gerückt. Der physikalische Ort Saprophyt wird damit medial in den öffentlichen Raum, Cafés, Offspaces, Galerien und Clubs übertragen und aufgelöst.

Film & Art Festival: Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid

as part of the “TOPOGRAPHIES VIRTUELLES” exhibition during Rencontres Internationales /Paris/Berlin/Madrid

DU 1er AU 8 DÉCEMBRE 2012

Une œuvre différente chaque jour présentée en boucle. Il ne s’agit pas d’une exposition dans l’espace, mais dans le temps. Jour après jour se dessine un questionnement sur la notion de réécriture des espaces virtuels. Avec: Joan LEANDRE, Marcel WESDORP, Baden PAILTHORPE, Axel STOCKBURGER, Francis NARANJO, Hubert CZEREPOK, Burkhard VON HARDER.

13 Avenue du Président Wilson – 75116 Paris
Métro: Ligne 9, stations Iéna et Alma Marceau

Panel Discussion: Music and Computer Games

Friday 16.11.2012, 12:00 – 13:30, Herz Jesu Kirche, Köln

Panel Discussion about the relationship between music and digital game culture as part of the Next Level Conference 2012, Cologne with: Frank Barknecht, author and developer, Johannes Kreidler, composer. Moderation: Patrick Hahn, Producer Opera Stuttgart

Exhibition: left & right

Left as leaving something, left as leftist, art gratuit, art in public space, street art, theft and inspiration, left China, Austro Sino leftists, history left, media left, left Austria, the Tao and Te, way and the virtue, the instant, the official.

Right as right, as right side, right as conservative, Yin and Yang, dichotomy, right to do so, the unofficial, fundamental normative rules.

The works of 38 artists in this years Austro Sino Arts Program exhibition are not to be interpreted as “Western art presented in China”. Many of these works were made here in China. The artists made China just as well their home as the place they originate from. This year, ASAP introduces an indoor and outdoor exhibition curated by Lukas Birk and Karel Dudesek supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture and the Austrian Cultural Forum Beijing.

Indoor Opening: October 13, 2012, 4 -8pm
Location: Hong Studio, Diplomatic Compound 10-2-43, Sanlitun Dongsanjie, Beijing
Duration: from 13th to 21st of October, 2012
Publication: a 245 page catalogue will be published

Indoor exhibition at Hong Studio, Beijing: In this year’s 4th exhibition, “The Embassy of the Arts” shows artists from Austria, Canada, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, France, Spain and the USA. The works on display have been created by Franz Amann, G.R.A.M., Christine Cheung, Marianne Csaky, Dextro, Oda Fiskum, Jorge Fuembuena, Fanni Futterknecht, Sylwia Gorak, Frederique Hervet, Tina Hochkogler, Richard Hoeck, Michael Höpfner, Christian Hutzinger, Shana Kaplow, Sylvia Kummer, Li Qiang, Camilo Latorre, Moritz Majce, Lisa Meixner, Moira Zoitl & Ralf Hoedt, Moritz Neumüller, Joyce Rohrmoser, Christian Rupp, Florian Schmeiser & Ma Jia, Markus Sepperer, Joe Sneed & Jordan Mitchell, Jan Šrámek, Axel Stockburger, Veronika Vlková, Heimo Wallner, Wei Shen, Roswitha Weingrill, Kathryn Zazenski, Andreas Zingerle & Linda Kronman and Anne Zwiener.

Exhibition: Games People Play: Round 2

Exhibition: Games People Play: Round 2

6 October–10 February

Exhibition and Dome launch: all welcome Sunday 7 October 2-4pm

2.30pm – Introduction to the exhibition by Clive Adams, CCANW’s Director. Refreshments. Music.

In this year of the London Olympics and Paralympics, Games People Play explores what games can tell us about human nature. This second part focuses on contemporary photography and video by 16 important international artists who use sporting imagery to make wider comments on the human condition. Here, we see explorations of territorial control and attachment to a team, fascination with spectacle and the culture of competition.

Artists: Stefan Banz, Bleda y Rosa, Nicolai Howalt, Hans van der Meer, Martin Parr, Newsha Tavakolian, Gustavo Artigas, Joseph DeLappe, Harun Farocki, Cao Fei, Julie Henry, Monika Oechsler, Caitlin Parker, Axel Stockburger, Spencer Tunick, Nives Widauer.

CCANW, Haldon Forest Park
Exeter EX6 7XR
T: 01392 832277 E:

Seminar: Counter-Production

7. September bis 16. Dezember 2012

13. September 2012, 19 Uhr
Drei Seminare mit Publikumsbeteiligung

Diese Veranstaltung wird einige der von der Ausstellung thematisierten Aspekte reflektieren und sie im Licht verschiedener Praxen und Expertisen in den Blick nehmen.

Diana Baldon, Kuratorin, Kunstkritikerin, Direktorin von Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm (Englisch)
Luke Skrebowski, Kunsthistoriker und Dozent, University of Cambridge, Cambridge (Englisch)
Axel Stockburger, Künstler und Dozent, Akademie der bildenden Künste, Wien (Deutsch)

Talk: The film that attracts you and eludes you, the film

Blickle Series #1 :
Der Film, der Sie anzieht und der sich Ihnen entzieht, der Film
The film that attracts you and eludes you, the film
4. Juli 2012, 19.00 Uhr
Blickle Cinema, 21er Haus, Schweizergarten, Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien

Filmscreening followed by a talk with Axel Stockburger and Bettina Steinbrügge

Film program:
Jeanne Faust, IV, 2005, Video, 9 min
Jesper Just, Bliss and Heaven, 2005, Super 16 mm, 9 min
Antek Walczak, Paris from behind, 1999, Video, 25 min
Andree Korpys, Markus Löffler, Villa Feltrinelli,2008, HD Video, 15 min

Exhibition: humanimals

an infraspecies exploration

Venue: Baba Vasa’s Cellar
Marica 22 Street
Shabla, Bulgaria

Мазето на баба Васа
Ул. Марица 22
Град Шабла

Opening: 10.08.2012

Curator: Axel Stockburger


Søren Engsted (DK)
Karine Fauchard (FR)
Julie Gufler (DK)
Jane Heiss (DE)
Nicolas Jasmin (FR)
Dejan Kaludjerović (AUT/CS)
Barbara Kapusta (AUT)
Isabella Kohlhuber (AUT)
Lazar Lyutakov (BG)
Johannes Porsch (AUT)
Franz Schubert (AUT)
Signe Ross (NZ)

In 1970 the Belgian concept artist Marcel Broodthaers decided to conduct an interview with a cat, asking numerous slightly esotheric questions about trends in the the art market and issues of aesthetics. Naturally the cat answered in her appropriate way, miaowing and purring after every question. Nearly thirty years later, the French Philosopher Jacques Derrida similarly positioned the encounter with a cat as an event signifying the complex relationship between human and animal. Following a scene where his cat observes him stepping out of the shower he asks: “before the cat that looks at me naked, would I be ashamed like an animal that no longer has the sense of nudity? Or on the contrary, like a man who retains the sense of his nudity? Who am I therefore? Who is it that I am (following)? Whom should this be asked of if not of the other? And perhaps of the cat itself? (Jacques Derrida, 1997).

These two positions became the starting point for the exhibition humanimals – an infraspecies exploration, which showcases a range of international artists who approach the emergence of the dividing line between human and animal. In his book “the open” Giorgio Agamben traces the history of the philosophical operation aimed at bringing about what it means to be human, a process he calls “the anthropological machine”. This process has seen many different stations, from Descartes
characterisation of animals as mechanical entities lacking a soul, over Jakob von Uexkülls declaration of a multitude of different parallel lifeworlds, towards Donna Haraway’s notion of animals as “significant others”. The artists in humanimals – an infraspecies exploration engage with this “anthropological machine” according to their respective practices, ranging from photography over painting, drawing, video and installation.

Invited Talk: Post Media Conditioning: A technopolitical perspective on contemporary art

Axel Stockburger – O Condicionamento Pós-Guerra – Uma Perspectiva Tecno-política da Arte Contemporânea

Saturday, June 2, 2012, 19:30  pm

as part of the  Emoção Art.ficial 6.0 symposion  between Mai 31 and June 2 at Itau Cultural Centre  – curated by Fernando Oliva

with Laymert Garcia dos Santos, Lisette Lagnado, Arto Lindsay, Chris Kubick, Anne Walsh, Mario Ramiro, Rod Dickinson, Roberto Winter.

Itaú Cultural | Avenida Paulista 149 - Paraíso - São Paulo SP, Brazil.

Panel Discussion: Autistic architecture and advanced urban marginality

Bawag Contemporary, Vienna

January 25, 2012, 8:00 pm

Franz Josefs Kai 3, 1010 Vienna

Gabu Heindl (Architect, GABU Heindl Architecture)
Martin Guttmann (Artist)
Michael Obrist (Architect, Feld72)
Axel Stockburger (Artist)

Discussion moderated by: Max Kintisch

Contemporary architecture is marked by the proliferation of sublime landmark buildings, of icons serially produced by a few gifted individuals that more often than not remain indifferent to the local context in which their products are embedded in. What Maria Kaika calls autistic architecture is a practice of thinking and planning the urban that demonstrates a “pathological self-absorption and preoccupation with the self to the exclusion of the outside world”‘. In the world city, the sublime ghettos in the sky of Nouvel, Liebeskind and the likes coexist with concentrated pockets of urban poverty build on the sediments of old and ultimately undesirable infrastructures. The icons of this new architecture give up on the possibility to “reclaim, remake or re-impose meaning” for the city, only to leave behind an accumulating “sediment” of old, worn-out junk spaces on its margins each time the tide goes in and out.

Exhibition: Troubling Research. Performing Knowledge in the Arts

Participants: Carola Dertnig, Teresa Maria Diaz Nerio, Diedrich Diederichsen, Simonetta Ferfoglia, Simone Forti, Patricia Grzonka, Ugo Guarino, Nina Herlitschka, Tom Holert, Carrie Lambert Beatty, Anita Moser, Gina Pane, Heinrich Pichler, Johannes Porsch, Nicole Sabella, Johanna Schaffer, Janine Maria Schneider, Stefanie Seibold, Axel Stockburger, Tanja Widmann, Maria Ziegelböck

Opening | 24.11.2011, 7.00 p.m.
Exhibition | 25.11.2011 – 31.12.2011
Venue | xhibit, exhibition rooms of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Vienna

An exhibition as part of an interdisciplinary research project supported by the WWTF in the context of the Art(s)&Sciences Call 2009.
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10 am – 6 pm
Closed on the 24. and 25.12.2011, open to the public on the 26.12.2011

You sometimes need a label that does not necessarily provide an instrument for locating anything but may be used like a screwdriver to open something within an institution. (Simonetta Ferfoglia, gangart)

The exhibition Troubling Research. Performing Knowledge in the Arts presents results of investigations, discussions, and other processes that have taken place at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in the context of the interdisciplinary research project of the same name supported by the WWTF. The artists and theorists participating in the project deal with the institutional desire for modes of cooperation between art and science, putting the new disciplinary formation that presently establishes itself under the name of “artistic research” or “art-based research” at art universities under pressure in argumentatively aesthetic terms.

Exhibition: Nothing in the World but Youth

Turner Contemporary

Kent CT9 1HG

17 September 2011 – 8 January 2012

Inspired by Margate, a seaside town associated throughout history with youth experience, Nothing in the World But Youth encompasses the excitement, energy and pulsating creativity of the young, bringing together over 200 works by 94 artists in an examination of youth. The exhibition reflects and examines the complex picture of teenage lives and the differing views society has of its young people since the end of the nineteenth century. It includes works by internationally and nationally acclaimed artists, including Henry Moore, Peter Blake, Sarah Lucas, Andy Warhol, Mark Leckey, Jim Lambie and David Hockney.

These will be exhibited alongside early works by JMW Turner, who visited Margate regularly during his own adolescence.

The exhibition will take four main themes as a starting point to consider society’s ambivalent views of its own young people, whilst celebrating teenagers’ vibrant culture and the important role they play in society: Place, Space and Territory; Groups and Individuals; Rebellion and Responsibility; and Boys, Girls, Sexuality and Growing Up.

Reflecting the vibrancy of youth culture, it will also include objects such as a jacket customised by David Bowie as a teenager, iconic footwear, and a collection of magazines, posters, and other memorabilia from the post-punk period from the Mott Collection. There will also be a special selection of films about adolescence available for visitors to watch at their leisure.

“Nothing in the World But Youth is an exciting and vibrant exhibition containing a huge range of artworks. Although it focuses on what it is to be young, the theme is universal and the content is sure to spark memories for all our visitors, young or old. The theme of youth is also particularly relevant to Margate, and the town’s own connection with youth culture”

Victoria Pomery, Director Turner Contemporary.

Artists: Henry Moore, Peter Blake, Sarah Lucas, Andy Warhol, Jim Lambie, Ross Sinclair, Corrine Day, Francesca Woodman, Santiago Mostyn, Gerald Leslie Brockhurst, Paula Rego, Sadie Benning, OZ Magazine, Martin Boyce, David Rayson, Mark Quinn, Peter Blake, Mark Leckey, Michelle Sank, August Sander, Humphrey Spender, Ron Mueck, Axel Stockburger, David Hockney, David Haines a.o.

Solo Exhibition: Jingshenfenxi

Opening: Saturday 30.07.2011 – at organhaus - Chongqing – China

Residency: Chengdu/China

Between October and December 2010 i spent some time in China working on several projects. see more here…

Talk: Freetalk at shanstudio audiovisual artlab

On Wednesday 22.12.2010 – 15h – 17h at shanstudio, Beijing

address: Dongcheng distrect, Anding men nei, N29 hua yuan hutong dong xiang,
Sweetness Home appt 3-2danyuan, room 302. Bejing.CHINA.   map
please contact by email to tell us if you want to join this event.
We also will set up a live streaming for this freetalk. Please go online at shanavlab on Dec.22th (Wednesday) at 3pm on time and follow us for chatting.


WARP ZONES: encountering spatial practices in contemporary game related media art

at: Arte e Novas Espacialidades: Relações Contemporâneas no Oi Futuro, Belo Horizonte

September 14.2010 – 19h

Oi Futuro Belo Horizonte

Av. Afonso Pena, 4001


Interview: Axel Stockburger’s Game/r Spaces

This interview is part of GameScenes’ ongoing series on the pioneers of Game Art and the early days of the GameArt World. The conversation between Axel Stockburger and Mathias Jansson took place in June 2010 via email.

Exhibition: Videorama – Hong Kong

Videorama: Artclips from Austria
Para/Site Art Space Gallery 2
Curated by Angela Stief

Artists: Renate Bertlmann, BitteBitteJaJa, Paul Divjak , Thomas Draschan, Tomas Eller, Tina Frank / Peter Rehberg, Rainer Ganahl, Nicolas Jasmin, Anne JermolaewaSusi Jirkuff, Leopold Kessler, Dariusz Kowalski, Sabine Maier, Josh Müller, Rudolf Polanszky, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Station Rose, Markus Schinwald, Veronika Schubert, Franz Schubert, Hubert Sielecki, Axel Stockburger, Erwin Wurm

Organized by: Kunsthalle Wien (Vienna)

Videorama assembles Austrian single channel video and film works most of which date from the past ten years. Relying on both sophisticated and simple means, the artists, often working with existing pictures from the field of art or the everyday world, included short film, animated film and documentary pieces. While Nicolas Jasmin appropriates, abstracts, and develops his conceptual film works by using fragments from movies, the candle of Franz Schubert’s animation recalls Gerhard Richter’s great art and Sonic Youth’s realm of pop culture.

The screening version of the exhibition Videorama, which might be divided into the sub-categories -Narrations,- -Extensions,- and -Clips,- comprises short films which not only lure us into fictitious creative and surrealist worlds like Markus Schinwald’s work, but also allow us to experience the artists’ pleasure in their act of story-telling like in the case of Josh Müller’s contribution.

Based on dolly drives, stationary camera set-ups, and documentary strategies, the videos by Paul Divjak, Leopold Kessler, Dariusz Kowalski, and others reveal unusual locations as well as socio-political content and, above all, atmospheric conditions. Here we are being confronted with contemplative pictorial epics alongside images that are exciting and full of suspense.

This languid lingering on images provides a marked contrast to the main focus of the program on clip-like videos by such artists as Tina Frank/Peter Rehberg, Thomas Draschan, Susi Jirkuff, or Axel Stockburger that promise amusing entertainment while displaying structural similarities to music videos and advertising clips. Thomas Draschan, BitteBitteJaJa, and Axel Stockburger sample fragments to arrive at a new whole that unfolds as a digital montage in orchestral juxtapositions or sequences.

The pictures shown in Videorama go against the tide of the times in a sometimes perfectionist, sometimes trashy way. While Rudolf Polanszky may sometimes reveal absurdities far beyond the accepted and draw on the eccentric and the world of outsiders, Erwin Wurm’s filmic One Minute Sculptures and Anna Jermolaewa’s Affentheater, for example, evince a definite sense of humor that hits the nail on the head.

Videorama comes to Hong Kong as the result of an exhibition exchange between Para/Site Art Space and Kunsthalle Wien (Vienna).

Image: Morgan WONG Wing-fat, Plus Minus Zero, 2010

For media contact, please contact: Dominique Chiu
Tel: +852 2517 4620

Opening Friday 16 July 2010, 7pm

Para/Site Art Space
G/F, 4 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
free admisiion

Exhibition: Videorama – Salzburg

24.06.10 - 10.10.10

Museum der Moderne Salzburg
Museum der Moderne Mönchsberg
Am Mönchsberg 32
A-5010 Salzburg
fon 43-662-8042/2541

Exhibition: DaDa Da Academy archive: ON VIEW

Saturday, June 19, 2010
7 P.M. – Corridor Gallery, 36 Konstantin Stoilov Str., Plovdiv
Opening “DaDa Da Academy archive: ON VIEW” with works by Iris Brosch, Selma Doborac, Marina Faust, Lazar Lyutakov, Albert Mayr, Prodan Markov, Alexandar Peev, Elisabeth Penker, Panos Papadopoulos, Maximilian Pramatarov, Susanne Rogenhofer, Tamuna Sirbiladze, Axel Stockburger, Dorota Walentynowicz.

SITES + SUBJECTS: Performance Art Weekend

Screening: Multiplexed 1.1

Wednesday 7th of April 2010, 6:30 PM

Itäiinen Rantakatu 8, 20700 Turku, Finland

An evening of contemporary Austrian video works, programmed by Sumu artist-in-residence David Muth. Including work by Dariusz Kowalski, Annja Krautgasser, Andrea Maurer and Thomas Brandstätter, Josh Müller, David Muth, Axel Stockburger and

Artist Talk: as part of VIDEORAMA

KUNSTHALLE wien, halle 2, 04. November 2009 17:00
with Rainer Ganahl, Massimiliano Gioni, Susanne Jirkuff, Angela Stief, Axel Stockburger, Ian White

Moderation: Walter Seidl

Exhibition: Videorama

Art Clips from Austria KUNSTHALLE wien, hall 2, November 04th, 2009 – January 10th, 2010

Jurors: An international jury comprised of Sabine Himmelsbach, Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, Massimiliano Gioni, New Museum, New York, and Ian White, Whitechapel Gallery, London, will select the artists and works from the ursula blickle videoarchiv for the exhibition together with Angela Stief.

Curator: Angela Stief

Participating artists:
Klaus Auderer, Renate Bertlmann, BitteBitteJaJa (Ulu Braun/Roland Rauschmeier), Paul Divjak, Thomas Draschan, Tomas Eller, Tina Frank/Peter Rehberg, Rainer Ganahl, GRANULAR SYNTHESIS/Kurt Hentschläger & Ulf Langheinrich, Johannes Hammel, Nicolas Jasmin, Anna Jermolaewa, Susanne Jirkuff, Leopold Kessler, Dariusz Kowalski, Stephan Lugbauer, Sabine Maier, Ursula Mayer, Mara Mattuschka & Gabriele Szekatsch, Josh Müller, Rudolf Polanszky, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Markus Schinwald, Franz Schubert, Veronika Schubert, Walter Seidl/Stefan Geissler, Hubert Sielecki, Station Rose, Stermann & Grissemann, Axel Stockburger, Erwin Wurm, Heimo Zobernig.

A cooperation project of: Kunsthalle Wien, URSULA BLICKLE STIFTUNG, Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien

Solo Exhibition: WORLDEATER

OPENING RECEPTION*: OCTOBER 20, 2009 / 7pm – 10pm

EXHIBITION: OCT 21,2009 – DEC 11, 2009


A – 1020 Vienna
+43 699 11911 60…6

Screening: Summer Reading

July 9 – August 1, 2009

curated by Mike Bouchet, with special guest Luke Butler.

Featuring: Lucas Ajemian | Daniel Beerstecher | Cedric Brelet von Sydow | Die Tödliche Doris (The Deadly Doris) | Sebastian Clough | Martina Geiger-Gerlach | Oliver Heinzenberger |Patrick Jackson | Byung Chul Kim | Florian Klette | Susanne Krepp | Dana Munro | Shane Munro| Peter Müller | Palm D’Or Entertainment inc. | Anahita Razmi | Michael C. Riedel I Christina Rodrigo Marco Schmitt I Axel Stockburger | Kestutis Svirnelis | Tyler | Nicolas Jasmin | Virginie Yassef and many many more…

INVISIBLE-EXPORTS 14A Orchard Street, New York NY 10002 >> 212 226 5447

Exhibition: TALK TALK – Das Interview als künstlerische Praxis

Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig, 27. 5 – 27. 6. 2009

Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz, 26. 9. – 28. 11. 2009, in Kooperation mit steirischer herbst

Galerie 5020, Salzburg, 3. 12. 2009 – 31. 1. 2010

Projektidee: Marc Ries
KuratorInnen: Reinhard Braun, Hildegard Fraueneder, Marc Ries + IAG-Leipzig

Mit Arbeiten von Roozbeh Asmani (D), Gregory Bateson (GB/USA),  Ursula Biemann (CH), Sabine Bitter, Helmut Weber (A/CAN),  Jörg Burger (A), Yvon Chabrowsky (D), Dellbrügge & de Moll (D), Jeanne Faust (D), Andrea Fraser (US), Till Gathmann (D); Ronald Gerber (D), Jochen Gerz (D/IRL), Jean-Luc Godard (F), Klub Zwei (A),Kathi Lackner (A), Katarina Matiasek (A), Alex McQuilkin (US), Björn Melhus (D), Antoni Muntadas (E), Daniel Pflumm (D), Mark Raidpere (EST), Oliver Ressler & Dario Azzellini (A/D/VEN), Julika Rudelius (NL), Corinna Schnitt (D/US), Axel Stockburger (A/GB), Telewissen (D), Kerry Tribe (US), Ingrid Wildi (CL/CH), Manuela Zechner (A/GB)

Exhibition: After The End / Faux Raccords

Edificio de Tabacalera, Madrid – 16 April – 16 May 2009 – OPENING on April 16 > 19:00

“After the end / Faux raccords” is a research project about the possible images within our society of omnipresent images. The project is approached critically and reflexively, using the internet as a medium and singular aesthetic approaches in order to essentially question our era: signs and images being recycled, their misappropriation, their suspension, data circulation through the internet, work, economy, utopia. This exhibition is interrupted by breaks where links question our image within contemporary culture.

with: Tony Cokes (US), Thomas Köner (DE), Antoni Muntadas (ES), Hans Op De Beek (BE), Charly Nijensohn (AR), RYBN (FR), Manuel Saiz (ES), Corinna Schnitt (DE), Ubermorgen (AT), Lawrence Weiner (US), Axel Stockburger (AT)…

Screening: ritesinstitute – Austrian Art Videos/Films

19/4/09 – 20:00h – CCA Center for Contemporary Art, 5 Kalisher St., Tel Aviv

Parallel to the „Oy Wina“ Film festival in the cinematheque, the Center of Contemporary Art, shows a compilation of nine Austrian art videos at the suggestion of the city of Vienna. The vdeos range from the avant-garde of the 1960ies/1970ies (Valie Export, Kurt Kren) to the contemporary digital and conceptual video art (Michael Aschauer, Klub Zwei, Virgil Widrich, Axel Stockburger). Although this sample consists of a variety of artistic approaches, all the projects have one aspect in common: they question the mode of the medium „film,“ exploring its construction of perception and „cultural memory“ through the production of certain images.

Curated by Friedemann Derschmidt and Karin Schneider (ritesinstitute).

Screening: Multiplexed

E:vent Gallery, 96 Teesdale Street, London E2 6PU

Friday 12th of December, 2008, 8 – 10pm

E:vent presents an evening of contemporary Austrian video works, organised by David Muth. Including work by Tomas Eller, Dariusz Kowalski, Annja Krautgasser, Josh Müller, David Muth and Axel Stockburger.

Exhibition: It’s All In The Game

AVECOM – CBKArnhem, NL, 08.10.08 – 26.10.08

participating artists: Artekton (NL) – Bas van Beek (NL) – Wouter Bijl
(NL) – Cactus (SW) – Robbie Cornelissen (NL) -
Mark Essen (USA) – Eteam (USA) – Gijs Gieskes (NL)
- Wannes Goetschalckx en Ruben Kindermans (BE) –
Hooliganship (USA) – Frank ter Horst (NL) – Karl
Klomp & TOKTEK (NL) – Keith Lam (HK) – Walter
Langelaar (NL) – Javier Lloret (ES) – Peter Luining
(NL) – Marc Maurer (NL) – Mumbleboy (NL) – Leonard
van Munster (NL) – Jan van Nuenen (NL) Ton
van Rijswijk (NL) – Petri Purho (FI) – Gordan
Savicic (AT) – Axel Stockburger (GB/AT) – Boris
Tellegen (NL) – Danja Vasiliev (RU) – Daniël van
der Veer (NL) – Marieke Verbiesen (NL/NO) – WISE
(GE) – Michiel van der Zanden (NL) – Andreas
Zecher (SE) – Bas Zoontjens (NL/GE)

Exhibition: Homo Ludens Ludens

Exhibition: 18th April – 22nd September 2008
Symposium: 19th – 20th April 2008

LABoral Centro de Arte y
Creación Industrial, Gijón

LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial presents HOMO LUDENS LUDENS, an international exhibition and symposium exploring games as a critical element in our daily lives and a speculation on the emergence of the “Homo Ludens Ludens”: the contemporary playing man. What does it mean “to play” and to be “a player”?

The goal of this Symposium, organised jointly with The Planetary Collegium, is to provide the framework for contemporary play, to highlight its interdisciplinary nature, and to show the multifaceted reality of our present-day entertainment society.

ARTISTS PARTICIPATING IN THE EXHIBITION: John Paul Bichard, France Cadet, Derivart, Devart, Hannah Perner-Wilson & Mika Satomi, Ge Jin, Vladan Joler, Radwan Kasmiya, John Klima, La Fiambrera Obrera & Mar de Niebla, Danny Ledonne, Valeriano López, Ludic Society, Marcin Ramocki & Justin Strawhand, Martin Pichlmair & Fares Kayali, Brian Mackern, Larry Miller, MIT Lab – Drew Harry & Dietmar Offenhuber & Orkan Telhan, Molleindustria, Julian Oliver, Orna Portugaly & Daphna Talithman & Sharon Younger, Personal Cinema & the Erasers, Rolando Sánchez, Alex Sanjurjo, Gordan Savicic, Axel Stockburger, Silver & True, Román Torre, David Valentine/MediaShed (ft. Methods of Movement), Volker Morawe & Tilman Reiff, William Wegman.

SYMPOSIUM PARTICIPANTS: Roy Ascott, Laura Baigorri, Laura Beloff, Erich Berger, José Luis de Vincente, Julian Dibbell, Daphne Dragona, Wolfgang Fiel, Gonzalo Frasca, Luis Miguel Girão, Margarete Jahrmann, David McConville, Guto Nóbrega, Julian Oliver, Paolo Pedercini, Mike Phillips, Martin Pichlmair, Michael Punt, Nicolas Reeves, Natacha Roussel, Semi Ryu, Anne Marie Schleiner, Natasha Vita-More, McKenzie Wark, Monika Weiss.

Erich Berger, Chief Curator, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón
Laura Baigorri, New Media Arts Curator, Barcelona
Daphne Dragona, New Media Arts Curator, Athens

LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial is a space for artistic exchange. It is set up with the purpose of establishing an effective alliance between art, design, culture, industry and economic progress and the goal of becoming a space for interaction and dialogue between art, new technologies and industrial creation. It throws a special spotlight on production, creation and research into art concepts still being defined.

Opening Hours: Wednesday to Monday, 12 noon – 8 pm
LABoral Centre for Art and Creative Industries
Los Prados, 121
33394 Gijón (Asturias) Spain
Tel: +34 985 185 577

Exhibition: Real Life

curated by Sarah Sparkes

Layla Curtis, CMPW (Chris Coombes, John Moseley, Julian Wakeling, Harry Pye),
Gordon Beswick, Sarah Doyle, Lizzie Hughes, Romain Forquy, Axel Stockburger,
Heidi Stokes, Geraldine Swayne, Ricarda Vidal, Josie Wood,
Andrew Cooper and Sarah Sparkes (fabrication of Agit Train Cinema).

Private View 4-8pm Thursday 6th March
Exhibition continues March 7th – 15th 2008
Opening hours: Thursday – Friday 4-7, Saturday 1-6
Portman Gallery, Morpeth School, Portman Place, London E2 0PX
(Tube: Bethnal Green)

What is real? how can we be sure that this world is nothing more than an illusion, and that life is just a dream? ‘Real life’ is an exhibition in which artists use film and photography as a means to capture their own sensations and experience of the external, whether analytical, intellectual or emotional, and allow us a transitory, illuminated insight into the world from behind their eyes.

Saturday Matinee – ‘The Stuff of Life’ artists’ film screening, curated by Ricarda Vidal,at 3pm on Sat 15th March

Exhibition / Performance: Abstracts Of Syn

Performance – Axel Stockburger / Nicolas Jasmin – Friday 18.01.08/18h

arge kunst / galerie museum – Via Museo 29
I – 39100 Bozen – Bolzano

tel +39 0471 971 601
fax +39 0471 979 945

tue-fri 10 am – 1 pm, 3 – 7 pm, sat 10 am – 1 pm, sun and mon closed

ABSTRACTS OF SYN – Edition Medienturm, curated by Sandro Droschl

Rosa Barba / Jan St. Werner, Tomas Eller, Tina Frank / Florian Hecker, Karø Goldt / rashim, Andrés Ramírez Gaviria, G.R.A.M. / reMI, Dariusz Kowalski / Stefan Németh, Annja Krautgasser / Martin Siewert, Jan Robert Leegte, Lia / @c, Christopher Musgrave / Xopher Davidson, N.I.C.J.O.B. / Hüseyin Evirgen, Karina Nimmerfall, Dietmar Offenhuber / tamtam, Pfaffenbichler.Schreiber / Bernhard Lang, reMI, Axel Stockburger, Gerold Tagwerker / Siegrun Appelt / Martin Brandlmayr, Marius Watz.

Invited Talk / Screening: MUSIC:MIRROR:PROPHECY

, Vienna, Thursday, December 13, 2007, 7-9 pm

The Presentation is part of a series of events called 6 sessions that runs until January 2008. The films of the American artists Gabriel Shalom and Nate Harrison presented by Axel Stockburger were first seen in Europe in 2005 as part of the screening program organized in Stuttgart by Cornelia and Holger Lund of FLUCTUATING IMAGES.

HOUSE (USA, 2005) by Gabriel Shalom
is a video documentation on the various styles of house music and the corresponding music machines, such as the legendary Roland TB 303 Bass Line.

BASSLINE BASELINE by Nate Harrison (USA, 2005)
is a video essay that follows the invention, the failure, and the subsequent return of the Roland TB 303 Bass Line over the last two decades of the 20th century. After the screening, Axel Stockburger, prompted by an idea from the French theorist Jacques Attali, will consider the extent to which developments affecting technological, economic, and social aspects of the musical field have consequences for the cultural landscape as a whole.

Invited Talk: Modalities of Space in Video and Computer Games

As part of the program ON/OFF at the Architectural Department RWTH Aachen, 19.11.2007. Invitation by Georg Rafailidis.

Panel Discussion : Your Space Is Not Myspace

User Generated Content meets Contemporary Fine Art

Sat 17.11.2007, 18h, at kM > showroom, Gumpendorferstr. 23, 1060 Vienna.

As part of the exhibition protophysik 1 at km>showroom F.E.Rakuschan und Axel Stockburger discuss issues surrounding social networks and contemporary fine art.

Exhibition: Zero Gamer

At the London Games Festival Fringe 2007, HTTP Gallery presents the Zero Gamer exhibition in the festival lounge at 01zero-one before its presentation at HTTP Gallery. 22-26.10.07- continues at HTTP gallery -2-18.10.07.

Curated by Ruth Catlow, Marc Garrett (HTTP/ and Corrado Morgana.

Zero Gamer looks at games played, unplayed and unplayable, the spectator and the spectacle. Sometimes we just like to watch, and machinima, gameplay videos and spectator gaming events take the activity out of interactivity. Zero Gamer presents games that play themselves, video documents of in-game performance, game engine experiments and challenging documentaries on gameplay.

With: Myfanwy Ashmore, JODI, Axel Stockburger, Corrado Morgana, Eric Fredricksen, Ljudmila.

I also wrote a keynote text for the show that can be read here >>>

Exhibition: Images

a project by spike art magazine in cooperation with Into Position
Opening: 25.09., 6 pm
Duration: 26.09. until 07.10.
Bauernmarkt 1, 2. Stock, 1100 Vienna One artistic work leads several different lives: as an original, a reproduction, a story and a memory. The exhibition Images is concerned with the idea of the reproduction as a picture. Not as appropriation, but rather as part of everyday life: the reproduction of artistic works in catalogues, books, magazines, portfolios, press folders, archives and on websites, as well as their aesthetic structures. In the variety of ways they appear, these “secondary pictures”, which are omnipresent in the art world, constitute an enormous parallel exhibition above and beyond temporal and local conditions. In this sense, these “pictures of pictures” are not actually a secondary phenomenon at all, but a separate field with its own definable significance. Images asserts that parallel pictures are autonomous and have an aura of their own, which is derived from the particular features of their materials, colours and dimensions, but is also based on the paths these pictures take through the imagination – as well as the pragmatism of their distribution.
With: John Armleder, Daniel Baumann, Catrin Bolt, Burghard, Plamen Dejanoff, Severin Dünser, Christian Egger, Cyprien Gaillard, Mario García Torres, Liam Gillick, Hans-Jürgen Hafner, Nicolas Jasmin, Christian Kobald, Sonia Leimer, Christian Mayer, Jonathan Monk, Marcus Neufanger, Flora Neuwirth, Falke Pisano, Seth Price, Stefan Sandner, Christoph Steinegger, Axel Stockburger, Betty Tompkins, Rita Vitorelli, Arye Wachsmuth

Invited Talk: Visual Music – Synchronicity

CAMP Festival, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart - 17.08.07 19h
I have been invited to give a talk about Visual Music by Holger and Cornelia Lund of fluctuating images.
The talk discusses the emergence of audiovisual aesthetical systems designed by artist for an active audience as a novel paradigm in opposiion to the cassical performer – audience divide.

Exhibition: Play Safe – Battlefields in the Playground


Yael Bartana (IL), Ralph Borland (ZA/IE), Joost Conijn (NL)
Gintaras Makarevicius(LT) & Axel Stockburger (DE)
Curated by Jonathan Carroll

‘Imagine the folly of allowing people to play elaborate games which do nothing whatever to increase consumption. It’s madness. Nowadays the Controllers won’t approve of any new game unless it can be shown that it requires at least as much apparatus as the most complicated of existing games.’ Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, 1932. Play Safe is a group exhibition exploring the interest of artists in several aspects of the creativity of play, from children’s inventiveness and adventure to artists who use new media to explore the area of computer games. While play has developed into a sophisticated means of simulating war it has also become a method of peaceful protest against civil and other injustices. In an increasingly regulated society, play is one of the few remaining arenas where scenarios can be tested without risk of censure. Play Safe encompasses play from the innocent play-acting of children to adults who return to a form of play as a political tool.

Invited Talk: Wargames – Battlefields in the Playgrounds

Project Art Center, Dublin, Ireland – 26 JULY 6PM – 4.30PM

The Presentation addresses the overwhelming presence of war related
imagery and action in contemporary digital games. It aims to trace the relationship between
military research and the entertainment industry that has led to the emergence of the military
entertainment complex and presents critical approaches to this subject by artists.

Exhibition: Fresh Trips

Fr 29.06.2007 19:00 – Sa 04.08.2007 16:00 Ausstellung

Festival of contemporary art aspects
a cooperation of & Kunstraum Innsbruck

Invited Talk: Playing at Freedom

22.06.07 – 19h
Im Rahmen der Ausstellung: Pensée Sauvage – von Freiheit (29.05-08.07) Frankfurter Kunstverein
Steinernes Haus am Römerberg, Markt 44, D-60311 Frankfurt am Main
Öffnungszeiten: Di-So: 11-19 Uhr


Der Vortrag positioniert Spiel als einen idealen Ort um den Begriff
menschlicher Freiheit zu untersuchen. Unter anderem wird die paradoxe
Situation dass gerade aus regelgebundenem Verhalten im Spiel eine
spezifische Form der Freiheit entstehen kann angesprochen. Die Rolle
des Spiels als einer Form, die alle anderen menschlichen
Tätigkeitsfelder gegenwärtiger Gesellschaften beeinflusst, wird dabei
in Bezug zu Fragen nach den Bedingungen politischer
Handlungsfähigkeit gesetzt.

Workshop: Being Played

23 June 14-18h, Im Rahmen der Ausstellung: Pensée Sauvage – von Freiheit (29.05-08.07) Frankfurter Kunstverein
Steinernes Haus am Römerberg, Markt 44, D-60311 Frankfurt am Main
Öffnungszeiten: Di-So: 11-19 Uhr

Der workshop beschäftigt sich mit dem Begriff der Freiheit in der
gegenwärtigen Computerspielkultur. Wie frei ist der Spieler eines
Spieles tatsächlich? Während des Spielens werden Themen wie die
Konfigurierbarkeit von Spielen, sowie ökonomische und legale
Strukturen in den gegenwärtigen Unterhaltungswelten von den
Teilnehmern gemeinsam untersucht.

Exhibition: Driven

Group Exhibition curated by Sarah Sparkes

30 June – 29 Juli, Private View June 29 – 6-9 pm

Fieldgate Gallery 14 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES

Exhibition: Video As Urban Condition

a project exploring how video shapes urban experience
curated by Anthony Auerbach
Lentos Kunstmuseum/Museum of Modern Art Linz
Free entrance 19 April–27 May 2007

Exhibition: Gameworld

30/03/07 – 30/9/07 at LABORAL CENTRE FOR ART & CREATIVE INDUSTRIES, Gijon, Spain.
Group-exhibition curated by Carl Goodman (Museum of the Moving Image, New York) and Daphne Dragona (Mediaterra Festival) .

Gameworld explores video games as an art form and presents contemporary art related to video games. Via these dual lines of investigation, the exhibition explores video and computer games as entertainment, art form, agent of innovation, and cultural force.

Gameworld is conceptualized as two hemispheres, one focusing on internal considerations (game history and design) and the other on external considerations (how games are shaping culture), linked via a third, intermediate, section devoted to alternative games and current games research.
Participant artists:

Peggy Ahwesh (US)
Cory Arcangel and Paper Rad (US)
Aram Bartholl (DE)
Jonathan Blow / Number None (US)
Ian Bogost/ Persuasive Games (US)
Chris Burke (US)
Thatgamecompany (Jenova Chen, Niki Clark, Austin Wintory)
Brody Condon (US)
Joseph DeLappe (US)
Dirk Eijsbouts (NL)
Eastwood Group (SV)
Mary Flanagan (US)
La Fiambrera Obrera (ES)
Fur Collective (DE)
Brent Gustafson (US)
Friedrich Kirschner (DE)
John Haddock (US)
Hitlab (NZ)
Walter Langelaar (BR)
Joane Leandre (ES)
Danny Ledonne (US)
The Ludic Society (Margarate Jahrman and Max Mowitzer) AT/CH)
Miltos Manetas (US/GR)
Eva and Franco Mattes (a.k.a. 0100101110101101.ORG) (IT)
Julian Oliver (DE/NZ)
Ken Perlin and Gerry Seidman (US)
Michael Mateas and Andrew Stern (US)
Niklas Roy (DE)
Douglas Edric Stanley (FR)
Eddo Stern (US)
Axel Stockburger (DE)
Keita Takahashi (JP)
Tale of Tales (Auriea Harvey and Michaël Samyn) (BR)
Workspace Unlimited (Thomas Soetens and Kora Van den Bulcke) (BR)

Exhibition: Potential Dialogue – Facts and Fiction

Group-exhibition curated by Christiane Krejs, Kunstraum Noe
November 17 – 26, 2006, RCM Museum, Nanjing, China.

I am collaborating with Nikolaus Gansterer on a project entitled Bureau of Rich Harvest.

Film Festival: Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin

23/11/06 – 2/12/06

showcases my work Boys in the Hood.

Screening + electro lounge – Address: Place Georges Pompidou – 75004 Paris – M° Châtelet-Les-Halles/ Rambuteau / Hôtel de Ville.

Invited Talk: Replay

Dundee Contemporary Arts / DCA, Scotland on the 15/11/06 11h

Exhibition: Grounded

E:vent Gallery, 96 Teesdale Street, London E2 6PU

28/10/2006 – 19/11/2006

iimage: Nikolaus Gansterer (2003) Micro Society

Curator: Axel Stockburger
Artists: Axel Stockburger, Josh Muller, Nicolas Jasmin, Jonathan Quinn, Nikolaus Gansterer, Douglas Fishbone
Private View: Friday 27 October, 6–10pm
Gallery opening hours: Fri – Sun, 12 – 6pm
Opening night performance by Douglas Fishbone, 9pm
The group exhibition GROUNDED brings together a diverse range of international artists. It aims to show work that deals with processes of modeling and simulation, activities that form the conceptual backbone of digital culture. However all of the artists involved are tackling this subject with an array of practices that are firmly rooted in physical environments, from architecture to installation thus addressing important elements of digital culture with essentially non-digital means. In this sense the exhibition attempts to question the notion of media art as overtly shaped by technology in order to foster an understanding that reaches beyond technological determinism.

more info at:
020 7613 0300

Discussion Panel: Salon or Seminar (Resonance FM)


Salon or Seminar @ E:vent
What does media art and digital media mean to you?
Discuss its connotations, relevance and influence with an influential panel of experts.
Drinks from 6pm, debate 7-8pm

Tuesday 24th October 2006
Panelists include:
JJ Charlesworth (art critic/writer),
Axel Stockburger (artist and games theorist),
Sue Thomas (author of Hello World: Travels in Virtuality)
Marina Vishmidt (writer, installation artist)
Chaired and organised by Cecilia Wee (Rational Rec, Resonance FM)

Exhibition: Gaming Realities

Technopolis, Athens Greece 4-8.10.2006

The exhibition is part of the 7th International Art + Technology Festival
and the GAMING REALITIES Conference

More information and details: and Gaming Realities
or contact us

tel +302106460748
FAX +302106470069

Screening: Vital – International Videoart 2006

Wednesday June 28, 2006
The video We Accept has been selected for the international V.I.V.A. Festival at Zwolle, NL.

Niels van Tomme, Belgium
Claire Cooke, onedotzero, London
Celine Brouwez, Belgium
Pim Trooster, Holland

Artist Book / Exhibition: CENTREFOLD

Reza Aramesh has invited me to contribute to CENTREFOLD the artist book series he curates.

CENTREFOLD will be presented at ZOO Artfair in London between 13.10.06-15.10.06

Exhibition: Reboot – Works from the Jim Barr and Mary Barr Collection

Saturday 26.08.06 – Sunday 12.11.06 – Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand

My piece PSX Warriors: Gran Turismo is part of the collection/show.

In 2001, the exhibition Good Work brought classic works from the Jim Barr and Mary Barr loan collection together with works recently acquired by the Wellington collectors. Reboot takes stock of a further five years in the collection’s life and showcases the multimedia energy of their recent acquisitions – from videos through to wall paintings. Including young New Zealand artists such as Eileen Leung and Glen Hayward alongside international luminaries such as Paul McCarthy, Ricky Swallow and Gillian Wearing, Reboot reveals the international range of the Barrs’ recent acquisitions, and testifies to their belief that collecting art ought to be a ‘partisan, passionate and polemical’ act.
A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition.

Exhibition: Marte e Aqui

27.08.06 – 15h – 24h

Rua Simpatia 265, Vila Madalena, Sao Paulo, Brazil

curated by Fernanda Chieco, Juliana Monachesi, Ana Texeira, Renato Dib

Radio Interview: Art and War

I have been invited to one part of the 5 part Art and War series organised by Cecilia Wee on the London based Radio Station Resonance FM. We will talk about the relationship between computer games and the military entertainment complex and the impact of military topics and themes on game culture.
If you are interested tune in on Saturday 05.08.06 – 12:00 – 12:30.

Exhibition: Brilliant City

5 June – 1 July 2006

Starkwhite is pleased to present Brilliant City from 5 June to 1 July 2006. Located in New Zealand on Auckland’s Karangahape Road, Starkwhite presents a programme of artists’ projects, solo shows, iindependently curated exhibitions and occasional forays into new music and interdisciplinary practices. Starkwhite also represents artists from New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific rim.

Please contact the gallery for further information on the exhibition.

510 Karangahape Road, Auckland, New Zealand
Tel. +64 9 3070703
Monday to Friday 11.00am to 6.00pm
Saturday 11.00am to 5.00pm

Talk: Game Architecture

Studio Lainer at Acadamy of Fine Arts Vienna, May 24/06 14:00.

Live Performance: Simultan 02 Festival

May 19/06 – video performance with the South African sound artist Mark Schreiber at Simultan02 – International video/sound experimental festival in Timisoara , Romania.

Screening: videoDictionary

The videoDictionary collection that includes my work race is shown at Image Forum Festival in Tokyo

on May 4/06.