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My photograph Quanta Resources, Pittston, PA, from the Sites Unseen series is included in the exhibition Gatsby Revisited in the Age of the One Percent from March 13 – April 15 at the Contemporary Art Gallery on the campus of UConn, Storrs.

Other artists are: Tina Barney, Man Bartlett, James Casebere, Jessica Craig-Martin, Patricia Cronin, Sebastan Errazuriz, Shepard Fairey, Eric Fischl, Charles Hagen, Alex Katz, Robert Longo, Julian Opie Martin Parr, Julika Rudelius and Elizabeth Shrier.

Closing reception on April 15th!

WARNING:If you are a photosensitive epileptic you might need help to have your phone set back to normal. (looks very much like a JODI piece :)))

Google Portrait: Kate Middleton
Charcoal on Paper
100 x 100 cm

Aram Bartholl, 2013

On display at DAM Berlin at Art13 London  March 1-3 2013

Good by Kate! Was cool hanging out!



Flickr picture set of OFFLINE ART: new2 opening at xpo gallery in Paris last Thursday. The opening was magic! Thx to all the artist taking part in this experiment! Thx to xpo gallery for making this possible! Thx to Olia Lialina for the fabulous opening speech! Thx everyone!

The Vertical Cinema night at Platoon last Monday was really cool!! Good crowd and lot of fun!! Thx to Platoon for hosting us!

Part one of the Archive documentary: features Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive and his colleagues Robert Miller, director of books, and Alexis Rossi, director of web collections. On a mission to create universal access to all knowledge, the Internet Archive’s staff have built the world’s largest online library, offering 10 petabytes of archived websites, books, movies, music, and television broadcasts.

The video includes a tour of the Internet Archive’s headquarters in San Francisco, the book scanning center, and the book storage facilities in Richmond, California.

I am showing  a new work at DAM Frankfurt “BACK TO BACK” , opening next Sunday . “Graphic Arrays” is about screen resolutions and aspect ratios and how these evolved over the laste decades. The left board is dedicated to more recent mobile vertical resolution ending at iPad retina. The right board represents the long history of desktop screen pixel sizes starting with the classic VGA (640×480) IBM standard from 1987 till todays common 2560×1600 desktop monsters.  It’s also fun to look up the top screen resolutions of Internet users for each year, sometimes even sorted by country (which it was up to date).  My first screen ever was a PAL 576×768 on a C64. Currently I am looking at 2560×1440 vastness. Of course the DPI(PPI) has increased immensely over the years, especially with all the mobile screens recently. It feels weird to look at a 5:4 SXGA screen (1280×1024, my favorite!)  today, almost portrait ration?!? At the same time when you cut a piece of paper in 16:9 format it looks overkill horizontal. But we mostly look at ratio all day, (our glowing window of desire … (in 16:9 …;))
See also related the project.

BACK TO BACK at DAM Frankfurt
Opening, February 17  2013, 11 am – 15 pm
Exhibition: 20th February – 27th April 2013

with: Aram Bartholl (D), Eelco Brand (NL), Joan Leandre (ES), Gerhard Mantz (D), Manfred Mohr (D), Vera Molnar (F), Frieder Nake (D), Casey Reas (US)

Graphic Arrays

media: paper, aluminum dibond,
dimensions: 90 x 56 cm,  54 x 72 cm

Aram Bartholl 2013

artist statement:
240×320, 240×400, 320×480, 480×640, 480×800, 540×960, 600×960, 600×1024, 640×960, 768×1024, 720×1280, 1366×768, 800×1280, 1080×1920, 1536×2048 640×480, 768×576, 800×600, 1024×600, 1024×768, 1152×720, 1280×720, 1280×768, 1280×800, 1152×864, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1360×768, 1366×768, 1440×900, 1600×900, 1400×1050, 1680×1050, 1600×1200, 1920×1080, 2048×1152, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440, 2560×1600



Last Friday I made a cam bootleg of the world premiere of TPB AFK film at Berlinale. Whole story and video etc can be found on FFFFFAT :))

WNYC and PRI’s Studio 360 did a great feature on my Stranger Visions project:

I received an anonymous sample of hair, and made a portrait of this person’s DNA – see the results below!

Kurt Anderson's DNA Portrait

Kurt Anderson’s DNA Portrait (age 25)
Photo by Julia Lowrie Henderson + Montage by Stefan Sierhej