video: 4:06 min
I ve been looking at these cheaply produced, super low resolution LED signs (the IRL animated gif ;-) for a while already. End of last year I filmed this meaningfull pair in a kiosk window in Berlin and fell in love with them. First I used the picture for the SPEED SHOW 5 title in Paris but I had to take it a bit further. :) You find LED signs in any shopping window especially in EU these days. There are also many OPEN signs in US but hardly any INTERNET signs. I had to change that! :)
The OPEN INTERNET intervention was produced during my residency stay at EYEBEAM.
DISCLAIMER: Don’t do this at home …ähhh … at the city trains U-Bahn or S-Bahn. They check those quite often. The bus driver in the city might ask you for a ticket or yell at you but you can always try to just walk in. At Tegel nobody cares AT ALL …. enjoy the coffee places in Berlin! ( That’s all what we have ;-)
See also James’ UK bus hack!
1. Download your pass here.
2. Print it on heavy paper, both sides.
3. Insert your name with a pen.
4. Visit MOMA a whole year for free!
You are only eligible to obtain an MOMA artist annual pass (25,-$) (regular entrance fee 20,- $ !!!) if you can proof that you had ‘OFF-LINE’ !!! art shows. Can you believe that? Online art doesn’t count in?!? We need to change that.
The making of the Free MOMA pass:
Let’s scan this!
It seems I am artist number #7156 who got an artist pass. (This year? Since the system was implemented? Doesn t matter in fact.) The entrance guard will just scan the code and look at the read out if the pass is valid. Code format is CODE_39. Ok nice!
Let’s scan the whole thing in high res!
We better generate that magic code A000000000007156 again at Online Barcode Generator for better print quality :-) You might wanna also just become the artist pass owner #7155 in case they kick Aram Bartholl out of the DB for some reason. ;-)
Done! I recommend the Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures show on 5th floor. Awesome! Let’s meet for a make out flashmob in that ‘exhibtion’ cinema ;-)
[You might also just go to Free Friday Nights, held every Friday evening from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m :-)]
PS: See also James’ http://fffff.at/how-to-sneak-into-the-venice-guggenheim/ :-)
A new piece which I made for the platform arte creative (which went online today!). Featured works in this intervention: ‘404’ by JODI 1997, ‘C.R.E.A.M.’ by Evan Roth 2010, ‘therevolvinginternet.com’ by Constant Dullaart 2010, ‘Super Mario Clouds’ by Cory Arcangel 2002
video 6:09 min
Aram Bartholl 2011
The expressions published in this site are all in the public domain. You may enjoy, use, modify, snipe about and republish all F.A.T. media and technologies as you see fit.