Author of AAbA LOGFILE
UBERMORGEN.COM* Founded in 1995 by lizvlx and Hans Bernhard
Born Austria, 1973, and USA, 1973
Live and work in Vienna and St Moritz
‘If art and art production politicizes itself, it becomes political and ceases to be art’
UBERMORGEN.COM Manifesto, 2009
UBERMORGEN.COM’s research-based practice is driven by a desire to satisfy their own curiosity, without the constraints of having a defined political agenda or preconceived beliefs. Their open-ended investigations focus on the concept of corporate and governmental authority, power structures, and institutional and individual responsibility. The material they source and sample is eventually used to infiltrate, or hack the net and mass media; even a press release becomes a ’Media-Hack‘, an opportunity to let loose a contentious issue into the world. Once in circulation, it is manipulated and moulded by different agents, constantly evolving and adapting to this journey becoming installations, videos, websites, actions, pixel paintings and photographs, often involving unaware audiences in the process.
UBERMORGEN.COM have exhibited worldwide in museums, galleries and biennales including MUMOK Museum of Modern Art, Vienna; MACBA, Barcelona; ARS Electronica, Linz; SFMOMA, San Francisco; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Centre Pompidou, Paris; New Museum, New York; Malmö Konsthall; NTT ICC Museum, Tokyo; MoCA Taipei; Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz; WRO Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw and Prague; Sydney and Gwangju biennales. They have received numerous prizes and awards such as ARCO Beep, Swiss Art, Ars Electronica and IBM New Media.
*Ubermorgen: German for “the day after tomorrow” and “super-tomorrow”
Published: Jan 2012
450 Pages Hardcopy