* GWEI and Amazon Noir have been realized in collaboration with Alessandro Ludovico & Paolo Cirio.
Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art Ljubljana is proud to announce “EKMRZ Trilogy”, the first solo exhibition of UBERMORGEN.COM in Slovenia.
UBERMORGEN.COM is attracted to the surface of Google, Amazon and eBay, the three historical e-giants who have brilliantly managed to survive the dotcom boom and bust. Back then and still today, the three kings form the powerful spearhead of e-commerce (EKMRZ). By creating the third piece – the Sound of eBay – we wrap up the trilogy we have started in 2005 with the killer concept GWEI - Google Will Eat Itself and carried forward in 2006 with the dark Amazon Noir.
UBERMORGEN.COM is an artist duo created in Vienna, Austria, by lizvlx and Hans Bernhard. Behind UBERMORGEN.COM we can find one of the most unmatchable identities – controversial and iconoclastic – of the contemporary European techno-fine-art avant-garde. Their open circuit of conceptual art, drawing, software art, pixel painting, computer installations, net.art, sculpture and digital activism (media hacking) transforms their brand into a hybrid Gesamtkunstwerk. 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” and “super-tomorrow”.
lizvlx lizvlx is an austrian net.artist working in the fields of digital imagery, media actionism and programming. She studied both commercial sciences as well as fine arts in Vienna and now works out of St. Moritz and Vienna. Using technology, computers, and sculpture as media since 1994, she has exhibited her net.art works in venues like the Ars Electronica (Austria), the Konsthall Malmoe (Sweden), the NTT ICC Museum (Japan), ARCO (Spain) or the Lentos Kunstmuseum (Austria). lizvlx was also a founding member of 126.96.36.199 and of netznetz.net. lizvlx is allergic to milk protein and enjoys changing hair colors.Hans Bernhard Hans Bernhard is a swiss-american writer, actionist and digital artist working in the field of media hacking, txt-modification, conceptual art and net.art. Living and working in Vienna and St. Moritz. Since the mid-1990’s, he has been a frequent speaker at conferences and universities worldwide, and has exhibited his work in venues such as Laboral Gijon (Spain), SFMOMA (USA), ZKM (Germany), New Museum New York (USA), Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Japan), MOCA Taipei (Taiwan) or Mumok Vienna (Austria). Hans Bernhard is a co-founder of etoy (www.etoy.com). He studied visual communication, digital art, and aesthetics in Vienna (Weibel), San Diego (Manovich), Pasadena (Lunenfeld), and Wuppertal (Brock). Hans Bernhard weighs 130 Kgs (290 pounds), is keen on attention and gets a new haircut in every city he travels to.
UBERMORGEN.COM: EKMRZ Trilogy
Produced by Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana
Co-produced by City Art Museum Ljubljana
Executive producer: Marcela Okretič and Janez Janša
Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, Austrian Cultural Forum Ljubljana and the City of Ljubljana.
Special thanks: Fabio Paris Art Gallery, Inke Arns, Jana Renée Wilcoxen, RPS d.o.o., David Tavčar
Aksioma - Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana