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ckster – Hacking Festival Bern

if you happen to be in Bern, please join us for „ckster – Hacking Festival“
at PROGR_Zentrum für Kulturproduktion (April 24-25),


QR-Code Hack


 Politisch-sexuell motivierten Guerilla-Aktionen: Alexandra Thein von der FDP hängt aktuell mit der Botschaft “Liebe kennt keine Grenzen” in Berlin auf diversen Plakatflächen und lädt Interessierte per QR-Code zu ihrem Wahlwerbespot ein. Was die Chefin des Landesverbandes der Liberalen nicht wusste: Viele der Codes führten zu einem Porno. Unbekannte überklebten den Original-Code. Der verschwindend geringe Aufwand macht die Aktion noch genialer. Kommentar von Frau Thein: “Widerlich.” via schleckysilberstein

Mark Jenkins: Go Figure!

American artist Mark Jenkins’s urban (and rural) interventions are street-smart—in the truest sense of the word.
Jenkins creates and sets free a colorful cast of characters by way of clear tape casts: the homeless, kids, vagrants, polar bears, and horses (to name but a few) all take their place in the wild, wild urban space, while interacting with the surrounding buildings and public places that provide the context and set the stage. Positioning them around the world, Jenkins’ sculptures have made their way around the world in cities throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Disturbing, humorous, and enigmatic in equal measures, Mark Jenkins enlists his hyper-realistic sculptures into the service of, for example, Greenpeace, as well as for exhibitions, performances, art galleries, and workshops. We met the Washington, DC-based Jenkins in Berlin, where he was contributing to a dance theatre piece.

lately in New York..

via College Humor

Banksy in NY (meat transport)



100 Urban Trends

A Glossary of Ideas from the BMW Guggenheim Lab (Berlin)

100 urban trends

Klicke, um auf 100_Urban_Trends_1106_3MB.pdf zuzugreifen


plus there will be soon an exhibition about it at the Guggenheim in NY (October 11, 2013–January 5, 2014)

CityLeaks: #Impressions #Live Paintings

For the last three weeks more than 30 representatives of the fine, performing and applied arts have turned the City of Cologne into a huge stage and canvas for contemporary urban art. Accessible for everyone the created artworks hopefully affect the political, social and aesthetic awareness of residents and visitors.
From today till sunday there is still a chance to watch Live paintings by TIKA (Lichtstraße 24), Debug Visuals (Hansemannstraße 2), Sten Lex (Hospelstraße 4) and Zezao (Bürgerhaus Stollwerk).

Here are some festival impressions, for further information visit

//Last chance//CityLeaks Indoor Exhibition

Next Sunday (22.9.) the CityLeaks Urban Art Festival in Cologne is coming to an end, so you shouldn’t miss the chance to visit the Indoor Exhibition „I’m still here. Being public indoors“ with lots of renowned artists as well as young talents opening up a critical discourse about public space and urbanity. Open every day from 11am to 9pm// Festivalcenter Marienstr. 73// Cologne// free entrance!

10 Jahre Mocmoc

gerade wieder sehr aktuell:
anlässlich des 10jährigen Bestehen von Mocmoc wird der frühere Streit um Kunst+ Politik, Demokratie, Identität, öffentlicher Raum und Strategien nochmals hervorgeholt.
Ostschweiz am Sonntag 15.9.13; Thurgauer Zeitung 16.9.13; weitere infos zum Mocmoc von Com&Com; Dokfilm über Mocmoc

Urban Interventions Manifest

UI Manifest
Eine englische Fassung wird Ende November bei PCA Press Paris in der Publikation ’70 Assignments: The Future of the Foundation Course in Art and Design’ erscheinen.

Die Kategorisierungen der Urban Interventions sind inspiriert durch einige der Kapitel in Klanten/Hübner: Urban Interventions.