Opening: Friday, July 8th 2016, 4 pm to 9 pm Introduction: Claudia Dichter, 6 pm Location: 235 Media, Am Kölner Brett 1, 50825 Cologne, Germany
At the opening of the 32nd roof of REMOTEWORDS on July 8, 2016, a radio-controlled CCTV drone from TIMESCOPE films will fly over the roof of 235MEDIA, broadcast the aerial view and reveal the message. Claudia Dichter will introduce in the action at 6pm.
The words have been selected by the Cologne Artist Marcel Odenbach after a poem by Ingeborg Bachman from 1952.
For the artists, this particular message questions media images in general and pleas for a constant interrogation of “photographic authenticity”. Thereby they take into account the critical analyses of digital utopias during the 1980’s and 90’s as well as the prevailing, increasing manipulation of mass media in semi-democratic states.
REMOTEWORDS.25 „White Ground Black Square“ on the roof of the Academy for Media Arts Cologne is already updated. The roof was installed and opened in January 2015 at their 25 years celebrations ceremony.
The QR code that is painted with the size of 121 squaremeters consists of 1056 single squares and can be scanned directly from the Google Earth web-interface.
„White Ground Black Square“ refers to the famous painting of Kasemir Malewitch. Precisely 100 years after its creation and by the means of multiplication, the (analogue) black square turns to (digital) pixels that do not only work as an image but also as a machine-readable code.
During the Ghetto Biennale in Port au Prince, REMOTEWORDS was invited to talk with Richard Fleming and Jake Nussbaum from RADYO SHAK about the work ONE EARTH UNITES MANY WORLDS and their new inscription authored by Claudel Casseus: RW.31 REVIV in Port au Prince, that both were developed with the Ghetto Biennale and supported by Atis Rezistans.
RADYO SHAK was the voice of the Ghetto Biennale LAKOU 2015 and did broadcast Ghetto Biennale happenings, amplified through speakers and PA set up in the Grand Rue. It is organized by Clocktower Productions and Richard Fleming on the occasion of the 4th Ghetto Biennale in Haiti.
Clocktower Productions is a non-profit art institution working in the visual arts, performance, music, and radio Founded in 1972. Clocktower Radio was founded in 2003 as one of the first all-art online museum radio stations in the world.
RADYO SHAK is the voice of the Ghetto Biennale LAKOU 2015 and will broadcast Ghetto Biennale happenings, amplified through speakers and PA set up in the Grand Rue.
Radyo Shak is organized by Clocktower Productions and Richard Fleming on the occasion of the 4th Ghetto Biennale in Haiti, in collaboration with Pioneer Works.
Clocktower Productions is a non-profit art institution working in the visual arts, performance, music, and radio. Founded in 1972 in Lower Manhattan by MoMA PS1 Founder Alanna Heiss, Clocktower is the oldest alternative art project in New York, and its radio station, Clocktower Radio, was founded in 2003 as one of the first all-art online museum radio stations in the world.
REMOTEWORDS takes part in the 4th Ghetto Biennale (KREYÒL, VODOU and the LAKOU):
Forms of Resistance) and will work together with the local Haitian artist and writer Claudel Casseus. Following the ‘resisting’ principle of this years’ Biennale, Casseus’ knowledge and use of the Kreyól language will form a common departure point to develop a message on site during the biennial. ghettobiennale.org
Also have a look at the Crowd funding campaign for the Ghetto Biennale catalogue.