All posts by Zsolt Mesterhazy

The Burrow

The Burrow is a pav­il­ion of The Wrong Bien­nale (Nov 2019 – Mar 2020), en­vision­ing the inter­net as myriads of inter­twin­ing under­ground tun­nels; where places of ref­uge co­incide with the secret bases of those must be hidden from. The show was curated by Aad Björkro and is a sibling of the Very Large Works pavilion by Bjørn Magn­hild­øen and Zsolt Mester­hazy.

Inspired by aard­varks, who will dig to escape when threat­ened, and leave their burr­ows for others to use when relo­cating. The aard­vark reminds us to think with our claws. No one expects us to dig when they force us to move; still in com­pli­ance but keep­ing our place. Then we can tickle the feet of our oppres­sors as they try to pass.

Emerged in the tunnels we tried to listen to those who must never speak, look for things we have lost and spy on the spies spying on us. For display we gathered rel­ics from our past, expan­sions of the hidden, con­nect­ions to the else­where and lessons for the future. We are now glad to invite you to see what we have found.


The exhib­it­ion con­sists of 25 individual works by 27 parti­ci­pa­ting art­ists:
Isabelle Arvers, Johannes Birringer, Brad Brace, Yu Cai, disnovation.org, Ursula Endlicher, Antje Feger, Sophie Fields, Benna Gaean Maris, Fabian Heller, Garrett Lynch IRL, Amelia Marzec, Luis Mercado, Zsolt Mesterhazy, Joseph Moore, Abe Morrison, Stefanie Reling-Burns, ronnie s, Ausín Sáinz, Alan Sondheim, Y Divya Sri, Benjamin Stumpf, Pall Thayer, Juergen Trautwein, Angelika Vardalou, ( ), Almond Yeggs

https://thewrong.org/

Very Large Works

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VERY LARGE WORKS is an online show organised by http://noemata.net/, containing a pavilion of https://thewrong.org/ new digital art biennale (Nov 2019 – Mar 2020) curated by Bjørn Magnhildøen and Zsolt Mesterhazy.

URL: http://verylarge.works/

The exhibition contains platforms for open and collaborative works, in addition to individual works. 76 artists participate (including The Burrow), with 43 more taking part in the discussions (see bottom):

THE ALPHABET (Platform)
Bruce Barber, Domenico Barra, Peter Basma-Lord, Lavoslava Bencic, Lawrence Bird, Johannes Birringer, Aad Björkro, Brad Brace, The Burrow (Platform), Samuel Brzeski, Chris Byrne, Christian Bøen (Termodress), Joana Chicau, Ludovic Coutinho, Cyborg Art Collective Cyborg Matrix (Platform), Antonela Debiasi, Y.Divya Sri, #DUMPHAUS (Platform), Dave Evans, Luca Forcucci, Benna Gaean Maris, Edoardo Gaudieri, Ben Grosser, Gottfried Haider, Max Herman, James A. Hutchinson, Hypercollective Autobiography (Platform), ca_jaeger__at__protonmail.com, Karl Heinz Jeron, Cyrus LK, Nicole Kouts, Erica Lapadat-Janzen, Joseph Moore. Rubén Möller, Novi Otten Erytryalsilani, Karina Palosi, Dominik Podsiadly, Julian Priest, Stefanie Reling, Anthony Robinson, João Rocha, Letta Shtohryn, Chan SomethingStar, Alan Sondheim, The Sunderland Pavilion (Time tunnel), Daniel Temkin, Pall Thayer, Elle Thorkveld, Jurgen Trautwein, A.P. Vague, Catalina Vallejos, Angelika Vardalou, Stephanie Vella, The VteX Files (Platform), Roland Wegerer, Neale Willis, White Page Gallery (Platform)

From The Burrow:

Isabelle Arvers, Basel Embassy (Tunnel), Aad Björkro, Yu Cai, DISNOVATION.ORG, Ursula Endlicher, Antje Feger & Benjamin F. Stumpf, Sophie Fields, Benna Gaean Maris, Fabian Heller, Garrett Lynch irl, Amelia Marzec and Abe Morrison, MEGALITH (Tunnel), Luis Mercado, Zsolt Mesterhazy, Joseph Moore, NETARTFORSTORAGE (Tunnel), Stefanie Reling, ronnie s, Ausín Sáinz, Pall Thayer, Jurgen Trautwein, Angelika Vardalou, Almond Yeggs 


MORE INFO

Closed open call, and background: http://verylarge.works/call.html
Working sheet pad:https://bblab.space/p/r.296258e67102944e88438d5e2209ad7d
Contact: mail__at__noemata.net

Part of https://thewrong.org new digital art biennale

A selection for OPT-OUT

OPT-OUT Landing page

Opt-Out is organized by Parallel Polis in Prague on 04-05-06.10.2019. There will be a small selection of planter signs with QR codes present for works by Domenico Barra, Karl Heinz Jeron, Florian Kuhlmann, Bjørn Magnhildøen, Zsolt Mesterhazy, Karina Palosi, Dominik Podsiadly, Guido Segni, Jasna Velickovic, Alex Zakkas. Thanks to Rad0van Misovic!

On the history of Parallel Polis idea: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_Polis

Site: https://opt-out.hcpp.cz/

White Page Gallery Network

OPENING A WHITE PAGE GALLERY

IT IS VERY EASY. YOU ONLY HAVE TO CREATE AND SHARE A BLANK WEBPAGE ON YOUR WEBSITE THAT WILL WORK AS AN ONLINE GALLERY, YOU WILL BE THE HOST OFFERING YOUR ONLINE SPACE, COLLABORATION AND SUPPORT TO THE GUESTS WHO WILL WISH TO EXHIBIT THEIR PROJECT ON YOUR’S WPG. IT IS YOUR SPACE AND YOU WILL MAKE THE RULES, OF COURSE, SO ACCEPTING A PROPOSAL IT IS NOT MANDATORY. IT IS YOUR WEBSITE SO YOU WILL HAVE TO UPLOAD AND SET THE GUEST’S PROJECT AND ITS CONTENTS ON YOUR WHITE PAGE GALLERY. ONCE YOUR WHITE PAGE GALLERY IS ONLINE, GET IN TOUCH AND WE WILL LIST YOUR’S WPG ON THIS WEBSITE TOGETHER WITH THE OTHER WHITE PAGE GALLERIES ONLINE.

EXHIBITING ON A HOST’S WPG

GET IN TOUCH WITH THE HOST YOU WANT TO WORK WITH. EVERY WHITE PAGE GALLERY IS RUNNED BY THEIR HOSTS AND PROPOSALS MUST BE MADE DIRECTLY TO THEM. EVERY WHITE PAGE GALLERY IS INDEPENDENT.

TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE WHITE PAGE GALLERY READ http://www.whitepagegallery.network/

FOR FURTHER ENQUIRES PLEASE CONTACT THE EMAIL BELOW

youarewelcome@whitepagegallery.network

WannaTry (Again)?

Beach Edition

Between 12 – 25 August, 2019, the exhibition was organized by noemata in collaboration with browserbased.org, in the streets and on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Handing out works from Aad Björkro(SE), Igor and Ivan Buharov (DE/HU), Chaise group (Facebook), Jagoda Dmochowska (NL/PL), Silvia Gatti (NL/IT), Ben Grosser (US), Tibor Horvath (DE/HU), Florian Kuhlmann (DE), Bjørn Magnhildøen (ES/NO), Zsolt Mesterhazy (NL), Karina Palosi (NL/HU), Dominik Podsiadly (PL), Predictiveartbot.com(WWW), Jasna Velickovic (NL/ RS), Alex Zakkas (NL/GR) and Joubin Zargarbashi (NL/UK/IR).

Scroll down to see entry for the former WannaTry show organized by #browserbased that took place in Loutraki, Greece, as part of TILT platform’s IASIS/ HEALING exhibition, July 12 – Aug 4, 2019.

Or click here for Noemata!
http://bit.do/e9xyF – WannaTry (Again)? – Beach Edition pdf 12,7MB

WannaTry?

Home Edition cover
Home Edition

For IASIS/ HEALING by Tilt Platform in Beau Rivage, Loutraki, Greece, between 12.07 – 04.08.2019.

“They must invariably have hope!”

The street lottery seller is aware that he is “selling hope”. That’s the trade he is into and it’s the same for him and those who buy it from him. He doesn’t know which ticket will win. If he doesn’t sell all the tickets he buys wholesale, he may win. But mostly he loses of course, like most people who gamble. He walks his neighborhood, he knows people and people know him. He jokes and comments and circulates daily news. So he is bound by community customs and ethics. For example, one told us when we asked what makes a street seller good at his job, that besides being a talented seller, he must also have a sense of responsibility and be trusted. He said something hard to translate: “if you see a man devastated and nervous you must be careful or you will ruin him”. But most people buy lottery tickets when they feel hopeful and lucky. One told us that he once won a lot. He bought a hotel for his brothers. And they left him on the street.

“Some play for the moment, some play professionally and some others are mad”

Organized by Bjørn Magnhildøen(ES/NO), Alex Zakkas (NL/GR), Joubin Zargarbashi (NL/UK/IR) and Zsolt Mesterhazy (NL) to bring works from Igor and Ivan Buharov (DE/HU), Chaise group (Facebook), Jagoda Dmochowska (NL/PL), Silvia Gatti (NL/IT), Ben Grosser (US), Tibor Horvath (DE/HU), Florian Kuhlmann (DE), Bjørn Magnhildøen (ES/NO), Zsolt Mesterhazy (NL), Karina Palosi (NL/HU), Dominik Podsiadly (PL), Predictiveartbot.com (WWW), Jasna Velickovic (NL/ RS), Alex Zakkas (NL/GR), Joubin Zargarbashi (NL/UK/IR).

http://bit.do/e4iJX – WannaTry? – Home Edition pdf 14,4MB!

IASIS/ HEALING was organized by https://tiltplatform.com/

Near Enough?

by Karina Palosi

A shout out to all who participated in the 3rd NFCDAB in the Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam: Alan Sondheim, Alex Zakkas, Alexander Christiaan Jacob, Alex Ness, Amelia Marzec, Annie Abrahams, Anita Lugomer, Andrzej Kołomański, Anon, Anthony Stephenson, Artem Gavrilyuk-Bozhko, Ayshe Kizilçay, Ben Grosser, Bjørn Magnhildøen, Bob BrueckL, Bransha Gautier, Chih Yang Chen, Cyborg Art Collective (CHARLES M. ALAN), Daniel Temkin, David Quiles Guillo, Diana Galimzyanova, Domenico Dom Barra, Dominik Podsiadły, Diego Bernaschina, Diego Faskner Silveira, Diego Fernando Ospina Melo, Egbert de Boer, Emilie Gervais, exonemo, FACEGRUBER, Filipe Matos, Florian Kuhlmann, Frère Reinert, Guido Segni, HYENAZ, – Hyeseon Jeong, Kihuun Park, Jiha Jeon, UBERMORGEN -, Iza Koczanowska, iXtupor, Jacob Kok, Jagoda Dmochowska, Jan Robert Leegte, Janusz Brudniewicz, Jarkko Räsänen, Jarosław Potoczny, Joana Chicau, Joonas Westerlund, Joubin Zargarbashi, Juan Manuel Morales, Julie Libersat & Adam Love, Kappala Kumar, Karina Mitchell, Karina Palosi, Karl Heinz Jeron, Konstantina Mavridou, Kyriaki Goni, Lanny Quarles, Leroy Brothers, Maarten Schuurman, Marcus Guttenplan, Mario Santamaria, Martine Folkersma, Mike Wessling, Mira Boczniowicz, Morten Skogly, Nancy Mauro Flude, Nick Mattan, Nikos Voiatzis, Olga Guse, Paweł Marcinek, Paweł Mikułowski, predictiveartbot.com, Rad0van Misovic, Robert Lisek, Sander Veenhof, Sarawut Chutiwongpeti, Silvia Gatti, Tibor Horvath, Ynfab Bruno, Zsolt Mesterhazy & many more!

Great big thanks to the many staycationers who visited the show!

For last but not least many thanks to the Tolhuistuin for hosting Near Enough?!

3rd Near-Field Communication Digital Art Biennale – Call for works!

open call for works
Near Enough? – the amsterdam edition of the 3rd near-field communication digital art biennale – is calling for works! the idea is to take advantage of the potentials of near field (mis)communication and other sharing technologies for showcasing and making web-based digital art in outdoors settings. after gol(No) and warsaw(PL), #nfcdab#3 will come to amsterdam(NL) and go on to valencia(ES), wroclaw(PL) and possibly prague(CZ), berlin (DE), and athens(GR). the works are being shared between nodes! deadline for submissions is 31 july 2018!
exhibition dates: 5 -12 august 2018 with the exception of 11th.
technology:
NFC tags, QR codes, routers (free hotspots), sensors. 
keep in mind: A. human sensory pack, B. sensors in mobile devices, see: https://www.w3.org/2009/dap/
what we’re looking for:
– contextual, parasitic, virtual, imaginary, descriptive, phenomenological, mapping art.
– parasitic on art context and on human perception.
– the character is lo-budget and lo-tech, even to the degree of being ‘bricked’ (unresponsive) as a strategy against the spectacle which is technology.
– a focus on the relation between inert physical objects and their virtual counterpart in a broad sense being objects of our perception – coming alive, activated by innate or prostetic sensors.
– fictionalization, obfuscation, and muddling of information, activating associative, lateral, derailing storylines. a staging of events, not for common digestion all bombyx (written on a box of canned silk worm pupaes). there should always be the possibility that the biennale doesn’t exist. it may be a practical joke or simply a hallucination of arcane references found in public spaces, toilet walls, and bricked streets. 
– the works can be textual descriptions of possible or impossible artworks for the locations. invert works to ‘prompts’ for activating the subject ‘in place of the work’.
– alternative mapping strategies between physical and virtual.
– how the tech can be used to invert modes of exhibition and perception.
– people can act like sensors, works can be prompts – an activation of your innate senses.
– descriptive art, the code-tag can act as a prompt for people to write, to email, web or nfc message board.
– a description of a virtual or imaginary artwork, or reinterpretation of a real (or virtual!) work at site.
– hybrid object, virtual-real, the tag refers to its virtual counter-part, complement/undermine/commenting it.
– an object’s memory, available to the decoder, and collected by (mail/web/nfcboard).
– virtual graffiti, a camera obscura – creating of an inverted virtual-physical space.
– ambulating, walking, tagging, flaneur.
submit:
– content playable or bricked on mobile, portable devices, human senses and imagination.
– whatever you can conjure up related to the call, even if  it is of a contrary stance.
– interventions and tripwires.
– submissions should contain: title, author, url or file(s), sticker graphics fitting on 9x 4,5cm in a landscape orientation with QR code title, author + whatever. we will print, cut and paste them onto the plantersigns. multiple stickers with QR codes are possible when needed! see: more works or text based works that are longer than approx. 255 words presented only on QR code. if you wish you can send us a NFC tag or an explanation why you need a NFC tag! sorry, guys we are working with a shoestring budget! 
via email
    to: iheartmyart@browserbased.org
    subject: Near Enough? nfcdab# 2018
we will be greatful if you spread the word and forward the call!
organizers:

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