featured ongoing HTML-movement
performance (since 2006):
html_butoh and the html-movement-library
It all started in December 2005...
HTML code is read as choreography, while physical movement
videos are based on different HTML tag functionality.
"html_butoh", commissioned by Turbulence.org and
developed throughout 2006, launched in January 2007
and has been continuously running and
"performing" the 500 most "popular"
websites a day since then! *
Review originally published on Furtherfield.org (pdf)
* Note: Flash has played an intrinsic part in the
display of videos in the work. Now that Flash is
obsolete (as of Jan 12, '21) check back for updates
on preservation and documentation of "html_butoh."
featured intelligent spaces
& algorithmic performances:
FAR-FLUNG's (fx) form - Module 2
An alert space and algorithmic performance
Eyebeam - June 10, 2017
Trailer, Full Video, and event program.
featured real-time weather-data
Here are some of them:
A REAL-TIME WEATHER-DATA DRIVEN THEATER PERFORMANCE
WUK, Vienna - November, 2015
FAR-FLUNG follows function
A REAL-TIME WEATHER-DATA DRIVEN THEATER PERFORMANCE
xMPL at Contemporary Art Center, Irvine,
October 11-13, 2013
Light and Dark Networks
TWO ONLINE DATA DANCES
Artport @ Whitney.org
December 15, 2011 - March 5, 2013
More info and demos.
A LIVE NETWORKED WEATHER-DATA MAKE-UP PERFORMANCE
Digital Media Festival, Woodstock, VT,
June 22-July 7, 2012
|Partly Cloudy Structures
AN ONLINE DATA PERFORMANCE
Kulturmöllan, Lövestad, South Sweden,
July 10-31, and continuing online.
featured Dance the Internet!
The Ten Most Visited
A ten part performance series:
Here are two of them:
The Ten Most Visited #2 -
Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn, NY,
October 3, 2009
A great review at Brooklyn Rail
The Ten Most Visited #8 -
Light Industry, Brooklyn, NY,
March 3, 2009
|featured video installation:|
@ Location 1, New York, fall '09
@ Postmasters Gallery, New York, spring '10
@ CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, fall/winter '10/11
@ Zero1Biennial in San Jose, CA, fall/winter '12
@ Momentum Worldwide/Kunsthaus Bethanien, Berlin, winter '12
@ ISEA2013, Sydney, spring/summer '13.
These started 10 years ago in 2004...
The hyperlinked tree structures of a website
became the blueprint for building these objects.
Their code was taken on a specific day like any other portrait.
Website Wigs visualize websites like microsoft.com
and google.com (below) in the form of a wig.
Recently @ The Hive, "Traces of Life", online, fall '20
Previously @ paraflows Festival, Vienna, fall '12
Previously @ transmediale.11, Berlin, winter '11.
new events & reviews plus more...
⇨ This website was built in 2006, and
includes earlier versions dating back to
the 90ies. Content gets added regularly.
A new design is in the making...
The print rendition of Light and Dark Networks
is out now as part of WittenLab Magazine #02!
View online, or better, order
your own printed copy!
Plus great articles, reads, and reflections
on scientific, artistic, and philosophical
approaches towards networks!!
Contributions are German or English.
In conversation at CLOSE-UP!
I gave a talk (on Zoom) about my recent networked works,
followed by great conversations with Witten Lab &
Witten University/Herdecke, students, and guests!
On Tuesday July 13, 202.
|RECENTLY: Light and Dark Networks @ We:Link-Sideways |
@ Chronus Art Center, Shanghai.
Light and Dark Networks consists of two online "data performances"
— taking place at sunset and sunrise, respectively — inspired by
the structures of natural networks and affected by weather and
environmental changes in Shanghai. The piece was originally
commissioned for Sunrise/Sunset for artport at the Whitney
Museum of American Art's website in 2011 using NYC data.
Depending on the time of day virtual creatures — a spider
in her spiderweb, during daytime, or mushrooms popping
out from their mycelium, during nighttime,
(which I'm impersonating) — perform
different "data dances"...
Check in on them occasionally...
...until May 23!
A conversation organized by Chronus Art Center & Dunes Workshop
With Ursula Endlicher, exonemo, CHEN Feiyue & LI Yalun, Meuko!Meuko! & NAXS Corp.
In English (with Chinese translation) / Chinese
May 15, 2021
Light and Dark Networks @
HeK.ch - Haus der Elektronischen Künste, Basel
Very excited that Light and Dark Networks
intervened with HeK's website - "driven"
by local weather data in Basel...
From January 15 to March 7, 2021
|CURRENTLY: We=Link: Sideways @ Chronus Art Center, Shanghai.|
I am utmost excited and very honored to be part of WE=Link:Sideways
an exhibition about the history of net art at the Chronus Art Center
curated by Zhang Ga, opening on November 21, 2020.
The exhibit shows 22 works by 28 artists and artist collectives,
from the pioneers of net art to millennials!
Works can be visited in the gallery and online until May 23, 2021.
We=Link: Sideways is co-presented online with Haus der
Elektronischen Künste (Basel), ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Karlsruhe, V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media (Rotterdam), Ars at
CERN (Geneva), Elektra (Montreal) and many others, and presented
in collaboration with artport of The Whitney Museum of American Art.
A great essay titled "Sideways" by Zhang Ga accompanying the
exhibit We=Link: Sideways is published on Leonardo.
"The exhibition 'takes the purported net art's *dead end* as
a new starting point to chart a discursive trajectory of the practices
since then, in the many manifestations of network-based art...
Sideways reveals the continuum of the Avant-garde *nettitudes* inherent
in the works of these net artists... Two works under the auspices of
SUNRISE / SUNSET will take over the exhibition website and several
partner institutions' websites... by direct intervention based on local
time and environmental data... revealing the intrinsic logic of locality
in globality, and the disruptiveness and transformative nature
of the network."
"Traces of Life at the Hive Art Community"
by Danni Shen for Creatrix Magazine,
November 15, 2020. It states: "In the interconnected networks of the Internet, where freedom
is increasingly indistinguishable from control, Traces of Life
offers up strategies to diversify and decentralize virtual space
through creating community, cultural narratives, empower
marginalized voices and collectives, while deconstructing and
complicating lived experience in and out of the infosphere."
|RECENTLY: interACTicons @ The Hive|
I've been recently invited (Oct 22, 2020) by The Hive
to perform a networked performance piece from 2011
- interACTicons. A challenge to work within
the constraints of Zoom!
"interACTicons" questions online activities and re-enacts
social-media terminology. Using its audience-submitted video
database (collected in 2011-12) to replace "likes" or "follows"
et.al. in websites with video enactments of these terms, the
performance is driven by a historical list of the most used
social-media sites from 9 years ago, while its score is built on
the fly. Following this data stream Yuki Kawahisa and I will
re-enact ideas from back then and juxtapose these with a new
physical vocabulary - on Zoom.
Part of The Hive Art Community's exhibit "Traces Of Life"
curated by Fang Yu Liu and Kathie Halfin. Other performers
this evening were Cayla Skillin Brauchle and Jana
|December 6 & 7, 2019: WATCH THE DOCUMENTATION
Power Line Feeds invited two guests at a time
to enjoy a three-course meal served on a set of
interactive dinnerware that visually communicates
their dinner eating process to the other diner...
|November 1, 2019 - March 1, 2020:
Happy having taken part in The Burrow,
a pavilion of The Wrong Biennial, with a new piece
from my online series Input Fields Forever!
Input Fields Forever: Roots is a short procedural narrative
of two superimposed systems - HTML pull-down menus
and roots on a forest floor... taking the user out of
'user input", HTML pull-down menus answer their own questions...
The exhibition of The Burrow is curated by Aad Björkro and
includes 25 works by 27 participating artists.
|October 23 - December 7, 2019
Exciting times: developed a new work
at the Interactive Residency at Laboratory, Spokane, WA!
"The Insulator Project"/"Power Line Feeds"
superimposes a variety of networked systems
- electrical power, Internet,communication,
local food, and society - creating
procedural narratives experienced
as sensorial system theater.
|October 25, 2019 - November 4, 2019
edible HTML prints on archival paper are part of
Feels Like a New Beginning, a group show of 21 ChaNorth
alumni, opened on October 25, 2019 at Chashams's Gallery
One Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn.
Curated by Brigitta Varadi and Peter Fulop.
Thrilled having just been invited to participate in
a2p, a new form of online exhibition
and experiment in artist-to-artist collecting,
invited and curated by exonemo, Casey Reas,
Addie Wagenknecht, and Rick Silva.
A great experience to connect and exchange artworks
with so many fellow Internet and digital artists.
Trades happened using blockchain...
|July 18, 2019: ON SALE NOW
Thrilled being part of the WORDHACK ANTHOLOGY,
an archive-ready desktop app with works from over 50
past speakers at Wordhack, the monthly series of
presentations centered around language and technology,
at Babycastles in NYC.
Edited and Produced by Todd Anderson.
Enjoyable and inspiring residency at the magical
Marble House Project in Vermont! A fantastic group of
hosts and artists...
At ART SEED, the monthly presentations of all residents,
and inspired by the surrounding vegetable fields,
I introduced a new net art work-in-progress,
INPUT FIELD reversal,
STAY TUNED for its launch in the next year!
Watch 3 min of nature, guests, and events changing
in 6 months at the INPUT FIELD FORM #2
from April - November 2018.
Plus, new photos, dishes and the menu from the last
INPUT FIELD FORM #2 NYC DINNER in November!
Edible HTML is materialized code
that revolves around a shared
|November 14, 2018
The dinner table was set for serving edible HTML
at the INPUT FIELD FORM #2 NYC DINNER
on November 14...
Curated by Amanda McDonald Crowley
Hosted by Hypen-Hub
||October 11, 2018
INTERVIEW conducted by Harvestworks
during the Artworks & Experiences Exhibition
on Governor's Island, Spring/Summer/Fall 2018
||April - November, 2018
INPUT FIELD FORM #2 transformed the online
ChaNorth residency artists' application form - the
HTML form that gathered user information through
Input Fields - into an agricultural field growing
vegetables and herbs at ChaNorth in Pine Plains,
Over spring, summer and fall different vegetables and
herbs have been growing and were freshly harvested for
every tour and special event.
Thanks to everyone who came by for any of the monthly
sampling tours through the fields to taste some
INPUT FIELD FORM #2 was built in April 2018
and was active and visitable until early November 2018.
Thrilled to be part of the Hypen-Hub Community
|| May 25 - October 21, 2018
TWO COMPANION PLANTS, a new project
featuring an electronic outdoor plant
which sends environmental data to its
companion plant indoors, was living
on Governors Island, Nolan Park Bldg 8a,
as part of THE TEAM LAB
- Artworks and Experiences exhibition
This exhibit included works by artists Kristin Lucas,
Carla Gannis, Beth Bradfish/Connie Noyes, Brian Jacobs,
and THE TECHNE LAB of CU Boulder: Michael Theodore,
Ryan Wurst, Laura Hyunjhee Kim, and Mark Amerika!
|July 21, 2018
at Governors Island, Nolan Park Bldg 8a,
THE TEAM LAB - Artworks and Experiences
As plants communicate with one another via their root
network and in a "wireless" way via chemical signals,
TWO COMPANION PLANTS playfully reflects on the
communication between neighboring plants and transfers
the beneficial planting style of companion planting
into the electronic world...
||June 20, 2018
Thrilled to be included in this Streaming Museum feature:
"Collect art by 3 pioneer digital artists - Carla Gannis,
Ursula Endlicher, Mark Amerika, featured in exhibitions in NYC"
||May 17, 2018
Enjoyed giving my ARTIST TALK
and hear all other presenters
at WordHack, Babycastles / 14th Street NYC
||May 11-12, 2018
ENDLICHER AUTOMAT 1.0
will premier in the US this week at
Creative Tech Week 2018 on Fri & Sat May 11 & 12, 2018,
at NYIT Auditorium on Broadway!
Here are links with more info on the
CTW Conference on Friday, May 11
and the Open House on Saturday, May 12
PLUS: Watch the Video Interview
conducted by Daniel Durning during CTW!
PROCESS PARK RESIDENCY
GROWING / MAKING EDIBLE HTML...
Developing a new INPUT FIELD FORM (#2)
at ChaNorth Upstate NewYork:
translating the online application <input> fields
that artists had to fill out
in order to apply for the ProcessPark
residency at ChaNorth, into an
agricultural field growing
vegetables and herbs...
INPUT FIELD FORM (#2) continues on site
until end of 2018!
|January 20, 2018
NEW DOCUMENTATION ON VIEW!
Check out the photo documentation of Input Field Form!
Read all about the development of this large scale outdoor installation
that translated an online form field into an agricultural field
and dinner event at Agrikultura in Hyllie/Malmo, Sweden,
last July and August!
|January 15, 2018
Thrilled having works from my
Input Fields Forever series included in
the StreamingWorks Collection!
Browse and - collect!
||October 25 - November 16, 2017
processing at GPLcontemporary, Vienna, Austria
- as part of Vienna Art Week.
In this fantastic group show, my brother Michael and I were collaborating
on the first emanation of the long-term project Endlicher Automat...
The English translation for this automat as a "finite state machine"
defines it as a mathematical model of computation, a system
which can only be in exactly one of a finite number of states
(endlicher = finite) at any particular moment.
Enacting this simple computational rule in a performative take,
the Endlicher siblings make this abstract machine "their" automat.
||September 14, 2017
Artist Talk at SFPC Salon
Honored having been invited to speak at this year's Salon at the
School for Poetic Computation in NYC!
|July 1 - August 27, 2017
Input Field Form translates Agrikultura's
artist submission form - its HTML-based input fields -
into fields of radishes, potatoes and other vegetables,
as well as soil and electronics, and invites the audience for sampling
of the harvested "data."
At Agrikultura in Hyllie/Malmo, Sweden.
||June 10, 2017
FAR-FLUNG's (fx) form - Module 2 invites the visitor
into an "alert" space eager getting to know its audience.
Taking note of the visitors' behavior it will "reward" its audience
with a performance based on their collected data...
Exhibited/performed at Eyebeam, Industry City, Brooklyn.
||Launched May 20, 2017
Article/Interview on ARTS.CODES
|May 14, 2017
Alone, Together Artist Talk(s) and Conversation with Zachary Kaplan and Michelle Jaffe
At LevyArts, NYC.
|May 12 and 13, 2017
Input Field (Password) Plates at the Creative Tech Week's Arts Hub
Knockdown Center, Brooklyn, NY
|May 9, 2017
Artist Talk at MVR
hosted at Eyebeam, Industry City, Brooklyn,
in collaboration with Pioneer Works.
|April 26, 2017
New York University IDM Graduate Colloquium Speaker Series /
Eyebeam Lecture Series.
|January 13 - June 13, 2017
Totally thrilled about my Project Residency at Eyebeam
I have been working on the third and last development round
of the FAR-FLUNG project called FAR-FLUNG's (fx) form.
| February 25, 2017
Open Studios at Eyebeam
Current residents presented works-in-progress!
I introduced the next two volumes of FAR-FLUNG's (fx) form - Module 1.
After filling Volume 1, I invited all visitors to continue writing or
drawing ideas of relationships between networked culture and
performance praxis into Volume 2 and 3...
More on Open Studios...
|Fall Semester 2016
Very happy having been given the opportunity to teach Interactive Media
at Digital Arts Department at Pratt!
|November 9, 2016
Artist talk at the Film and Media Department at Hunter College,
invited by Andrew Demirjian and Ricardo Miranda Zuniga.
|November 4-6, 2016|
I just had the chance to introduce the very first module for the third
and last development round for the FAR-FLUNG project,
a data-driven performance / research series which questions
the physical and metaphorical interfaces between computers
FAR-FLUNG's (fx) form - Module 1, Volume 1 is a booklet that
invites everyone to fill out printed "pull-down" menus from the web
while being inspired by a variety of three keyword options of networked
culture such as "randomness", "interactivity", "quantification",
At Radical Networks
Chemistry Creative, 315 Ten Eyck Street, Brooklyn NY
| September 13-30, 2016
It was great to be in the Faculty & Staff Exhibition
at Pratt's Digital Arts Department / DDA Gallery!
The group show featured an amazing line-up
of artists who are teaching and working at Pratt Digital Arts.
I showed two pieces from my Input Fields Forever series.
These depict HTML-based Input Fields that are constantly populated
with real-time data from online newspapers, inserting sometimes
slightly disturbing sometimes more playful sets of keywords
based on current news feeds.
|May 3-8, 2016
In my artist talk during Creative Tech Week I presented a few pieces from
the last 20 years working with the Internet, and also more recent works
This talk was part of a week of presentations and panels with a fantastic
group of artists at curators taking place at the CTW Arts Hub
at the Clemente Soto Center, in the LES in NYC.
|April 29 -30, 2016
New real-time data driven works of my HTML-based series Input Fields Forever
were on display at the EXPO during Creative Tech Week in Industry City, Brooklyn, NY.
|December 13, 2015 - January 24, 2016|
My solo show called Input Fields Forever featuring new works has been
on display at Air Circulation in Bushwick|Brooklyn, NY.
I showed three new works that transform Internet structures into objects:
a series of HTML-based "drawings", a video-performance / digital sculpture, and
a dinner table / video installation, where Web Input Fields become physical:
Turned into ceramic plates they transcend their usual function of "taking" users'
personal data by "giving back" to the audience - by serving finger-food and
|November/December 2015 news:|
Photos and a short trailer are up online from Far-Flung's future
my most recent performance that premiered on November 20 @ WUK in Vienna.
Live-performed movement and computer generated video, lighting, sound and wind
are influenced by the same data structures – weather conditions and
time-of-day data from locations around the globe are changing the theater space
from one moment to the next.
|Review November 2015:|
Der Standard / Vienna: Der Glaubensschrott des Digitalfundamentalismus
- in german.
|November 20, 2015|
Far-Flung's future @ WUK in Vienna.
Live-performed movement and computer generated video, lighting, and sound
are influenced by the same data structures – weather conditions and
time-of-day data from locations around the globe are changing the theater space
from one moment to the next.
The score of the performance is determined by the "system" and structured
into random time units. A cast of computer functionalities turned human
carry out their labors within unpredictable sequences –acts–
of "on" and "off".
Far-Flung's future was produced for SOCIAL GLITCH,
curated by Sylvia Eckermann, Gerald Nestler und Max Thoman
in cooperation with Bettina Kogler / WUK.performing.arts
und kunstraum NIEDEROESTERREICH.
Far-Flung's future was kindly supported by Wien Kultur/City of Vienna.
|Spring News 2015|
Very happy and honored that my Internet art work Light and Dark Networks
is now part of the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art.
|March 2 - April 2, 2015|
My new project-in-progress called INPUT FIELDS FOREVER,
an ongoing series of HTML "drawings" / vignettes,
is reflecting on Input Fields in websites, and their main function
there as "viscous collectors" of personal information...
In INPUT FIELDS FOREVER a user can follow a completely
INPUT FIELDS FOREVER were part of NetArtizens - 0p3nr3p0
an online exhibit/project by
Furtherfield with Nick Briz & Joseph Yolk Chiocchi
as part of Art of Networked Practice
|November 28 - December 31, 2014
I am very happy having been part of a show
titled "Net Work" at Platform Munich, Germany, curated by Gretta Louw. The artists shown in this
exhibit are part of Gretta's ongoing project,
the "Net Work Compendium", a database of
performative, net-based art practices.
|October 21, 2014|
The Old Internet is outmost thrilled to receive compliments in:
"Pratt Upload Recap: The Post Human Panel", on Art F City,
when Corinna Kirsch states: "...I'm a fan of "The Old Internet,"
a live performance where [Ursula Endlicher] dresses up as an old man
who talks about ye olden days of the world wide web.
Just trying to imagine the Internet in the 90s, even, proves difficult;
there's so few archives around to showcase what Aunt Sue's Geocities
looked like. So it's a fine and noble task to keep circulating that historical memory. "
|October 18, 2014
Pratt Upload: Meme You and Everyone We Follow"
In this day-length event I presented my work on a panel titled "Post Human",
focusing on the "characters" in my web and performative work from the last 20 years.
Artists/theorists on the panel with me were Anthony Antonellis, Meredith Bak, and
Zach Blas. Chair: Stephanie Boluk.
|October 9-12, 2014
I showed my "old classics" - Website Wigs - at
the art silicon valley / san francisco art fair in San Mateo,
curated by Isabel Draves / LISA (Leaders in Software and Art),
who brought altogether 22 tech artists to the art fair!
Website Wigs are the hyper-link structure of Websites braided into the hair of Wigs.
Website Wigs of Microsoft and Google will be on display and for sale!
|July 22, 2014
I had the pleasure to give a talk about my work at an event titled
>>WOMEN IN ART AND TECHNOLOGY<< at A.I.R Gallery, organized by Amelie Marcek.
My fantastic co-speakers were Adrianne Wortzel, Bang Geul Han, and Johanna Romer.
I talked about my works from the last 23 years - that's when I started
working with tech!
Artists were also invited to showcase works in the gallery, and I displayed "html_butoh"
- once again - which, as an ongoing real-time HTML/video clip performance,
includes a lot of ideas about what still intrigues me about juxtaposing Web code with
choreography, one of my ongoing research topics...
|January 31, 2014
FAR-FLUNG FOLLOWS FUNCTION' DOCUMENTATION NOW ONLINE!!
Check out the new website for >>Far-Flung follows function<<!!
See photos, a video-documentation, and get the background info around the production
of Far-Flung. Enjoy the ride...
|January 20, 2014
>>Interview @ VIDEO VORTEX/Network Cultures<<
I got interviewed by Marta Burugorri for Video Vortex.
We did a Skype interview, and she asked me, among several topics,
more in detail about my works that run on video-databases,
such as the HTML-movement-library and the interACTicons library.
Watch the video and my floating thoughts here!
|October 10-12, 2013
>>Far-Flung follows function<< turns a theatrical space into a networked application
played by commedia dell'arte characters and live weather data.
Residency and Performance @ Experimental Media Performance Laboratory, UC Irvine, Ca.
Performance dates were October 10, 11, and 12, 2013.
|October 12 - November 27, 2013
My piece >>Partly Cloudy Structures<< was shown at IMC Lab + Gallery in
Climate Art: New Ways of Seeing Data, curated by Isabel Draves.
The show was part of Marfa Dialogues/NY, a citywide examination of climate change science,
environmental activism and artistic practice taking place
throughout New York October and November 2013.
|July 6 - August 4, 2013
Contemplative, playful, and slightly absurd, >>HTMLinstrument<< invites
the audience to pluck a virtual wooden string instrument, that changes shape
for different HTML tags that appear in the source code of the exhibit's Website
for INSTRUMENT, the second triennial exhibition at the Kulturmöllan in Lövestad,
South Sweden. More info on INSTRUMENT here.
The show opened July 6 and ran till August 4, 2013.
|June 8 - 16, 2013
>>Facebook Re-enactments<< @ ISEA2013, Sydney, Australia
Facebook Re-enactments was part of three Streaming Museum internationally touring
exhibitions which were presented during ISEA 2013 Sydney by Urbanscreens TV.
Location: The Concourse, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood Sydney NSW 2067
Dates: During ISEA June 8 - 16, screenings continued until July 28.
|October 16, 2012
VIDEOS FROM LIGHTNING TALKS ARE ONLINE!
Videos of the "Leaders in Software and Art Conference"
@ Guggenheim Museum Oct 16, 2012.
Check out my contribution...!
|October 16, 2012
>>LISA (Leaders in Software and Art) Conference<< @ Guggenheim Museum, NYC.
--brought together artists, curators, developers, researchers, collectors,
practicing at the intersection of art and technology.
|January 27, 2012 - March 5, 2013
...>>Light and Dark Networks<< - two online data performances on
took over the entire Museum's website at sunrise and sunset.
Light and Dark Networks was commissioned by The Whitney Museum of American Art
as part of the Internet art series "Sunset and Sunrise" curated by Christiane Paul.
>> More details on the project go here: lightdarknetworks.ursenal.net.
>>Projet Octopus / pour une exposition en ligne / towards an online exhibition<<
A exhibition/project by M. Aktypi et N. Frespech, part of the Symposium "Forms and
processes in art practices within digital culture",
at Centre Rabelais in Montpellier, France.
Symposium: 26 & 27 November, 2012.
The exhibition will stay online.
Online performance participation in >>Angry<< by Annie Abrahams
during 121212 UpStage Festival of Cyberformance.
More info on the project/history of "Angry."
12/12/12 at 7PM Paris time / 1PM East Coast/New York time
and 12/13/12 7AM New Zealand time.
|November 9 - December 2, 2012
@ Momentum Worldwide/Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin
Streaming Museum is curating five video programs for
Momentum Worldwide, including
>>Artistic License in Silicon Valley<<
|September 14 - December 8, 2012
@ ZERO1 Biennial, San Jose, CA.
Streaming Museum is curating a group exhibition called
>>Artistic License in Silicon Valley<< for ZERO1 Urban Screen,
presenting "unique perceptions of technology in global digital culture."
I am participating with "Facebook Re-enactments", where I am impersonating
people who share the same name on Facebook...
The screening premiered on September 14, 2012, at 9:30PM.
Exact schedule on ZERO1's website.
|Oct 25, Nov 1, 2 and 3, 2012
Online performance participation in >>Huis Clos / No exit<< by Annie Abrahams
@ Edinburgh College of Art during Remediating the Social - ELMCIP conference.
with Igor Stromajer, Nicolas Frespech, Ruth Catlow and Ursula Endlicher.
More info about Huis Clos/Annie Abrahams.
|September 13 - October 20, 2012
>>interACTicons<< @ paraflows.7 Festival for Digital Art and Culture
in Vienna, Austria @ "Das Weisse Haus".
The festival's theme this year was "reverse engineering" -
"interACTions" invites the audience to re-enact social media terminology and to be part of an going data-performance!
|September 22, 2012
>>LOW LIVES: ISEA2012<<
A selection of videos from the Low Lives networked performance series
were screened during ISEA2012. The program included performance videos
from 30 international artists as they were streamed live.
My contribution: >> The Old Internet Slide Show...<<
LOW LIVES @ ISEA2012: Machine Wilderness
National Hispanic Cultural Center- 1701 4th St. SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico
|July 12 - August 4, 2012
Summer Group Show Permanent Collection
at Nancy Margolis Gallery in Chelsea. Artists were invited to reflect on works from
the MoMA collection. I re-staged Bruce Nauman's "Art Make-Up: No.1 White, No.2 Pink,
No.3 Green, No.4 Black". My "digital make-up" deteriorates continuously...
|June 22 & 23, 2012
>>Remote Schmink-a-thon<< at Woodstock Digital Media Festival, Vermont.
Remote Schmink-a-thon (Weather Data Make-Up Marathon) is a live networked
and streaming video performance taking place in the woods around Woodstock, VT,
on Saturday, June 23, in the afternoon.
The audience can watch from afar a wood creature's make-up session which is changing
based on current weather data reports. For a close-up the spectators can access
the creature's hand mirror via their cell phones.
The installation version can be viewed at Artistree Gallery during the group show
"Micro", which opens Friday, June 22 at 8:30PM, and will run until July 7, 2012.
Woodstock Digital Media Festival
Woodstock, VT on June 22 & 23, 2012
|April 27-28, 2012
>>The Old Internet Slide Show<<- Online performance during the
Low Lives 4 - Networked Performance Festival on April 28, 2012 at 5:07 PM EST.
The Old Internet will reminisce on its infancy and youth and recite statements
from the early net days. Each declaimed quote follows a ride down an infant's slide.
To be efficient and deliver as many statements/packets as possible in 5 minutes
the Old Internet gets quite a work-out...
Links: Low Lives Festival and The Old Internet Performance Series
|March 20, 2012
New Publication: My work interACTicons is included in >>Emergency INDEX<<,
a "new yearly edition documenting performance in the words of its creators." March 20 at 7PM: Presentation at The Kitchen, which will show movies of some of the performances from the book (including a short docu about interACTicons) as well as several live performances.
|February 7, 2012
Rhizome Editorial:>>The Whitney Artport<< - elaborates on Light and Dark Networks,
my new commission for the Artport as part of Sunset/Sunrise... and other Artport news
such as Scott Snibbe's new iPhone app "Tripolar". Read on...
|October 28, 2011
Participation in Annie Abraham's "Angry Women" video/online performance at
the show "Training for a better world", CRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Sete, France.
Throughout the month of August >>interACTicons, remixed<<
was shown at the LISA (Leaders in Software and Art) screening series
@ Big Screen Plaza in midtown, New York.
The screening also included works by Mark Napier, Dennis H. Miller, and Matt Pearson.
>>interACTicons, remixed<< is a social-media terminology re-enactment using online
video clips collected earlier this year during the transmediale.11 festival in Berlin, Germany,
for the interACTicons project.
More info on interACTicons, remixed here.
More info on the interACTicons project, here.
|July 14, 2011
An article about >>Facebook Re-enactments<<
on Arts|Blog.it, written by penelope.di.pixel. (italian)
|June 23-26, 2011
>>The Old Internet... ...is the Electronic Man<<
The Old Internet celebrates Marshall McLuhan's centennial by connecting to
Salvatore Iaconese and Oriana Persico's "The Electronic Man" Project
via its digital tongue... @ ADD Festival, MACRO Museum, Rome, June 23-26 2011.
|March 31, 2011
>>Free Culture Incubator Workshop No 5:
Get your message across - platforms, tools and strategies to reach your audience.<<
Online Live Stream Interview conducted by Ela Kagel on Thursday March 31, 2011. transmediale Beyond.
|February 1 - March 23, 2011
>>The Simulationists: Mixed Reality Performance<<
@ School of the Art Institute of Chicago
I exhibited and performed a new project called
>>Website Annotations/Impersonations: SAIC.edu<<,
part installation part performance, each influencing the other's appearance while collecting audience submission - via twitter.
The event was curated by Claudia Hart, Mark Jeffery and Judd Morrissey.
The exhibitions ran from February 1 - March 23, 2011.
Reception, Symposium and Performance: Friday, February 18, 2011.
SAIC Betty Rymer Gallery and SAIC 012 Performance Space,
280 S. Columbus Dr., Chicago, Il.
|February 16, 2011
Video Interview of several artists who were participating in transmediale.11:
FACEBOOK UND DIE TRANSMEDIALE - DEIN GESICHT GEHÖRT UNS (eng/de)
includes statements reg. the use of FB, and some info reg. interACTicons.
conducted during the tm festival in Berlin by Wiebke Pöpel for 2010LAB.tv.
|February 9, 2011
Video Interview on interACTicons @ transmediale on
>>A New Days' Work, Electronic Art of the 21st Century,
Delivered Daily<< conducted during the tm festival in Berlin by Zack McCune.
|February 3, 2011
Video Docu: >>ARTE Creative - your network for
contemporary culture :: transmediale.tv :: Day 2 of transmediale.11<<
with Impressions and fragments of interACTicons...
|February 1 - 6, 2011
@ Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany.
I presented a new project called >>interACTicons<< which is reflecting on and enacting
our activities on social networking sites.
The project includes an online archive collecting audience ideas, a walk-in workshop and installation, and a performance of the 40 most used social networking sites,
embodied by two dancers, Andrea Jane Dispenziere and Regina Sobel.
The festival ran from February 1-6, 2011, with the performance on Feb. 6 at 7:30PM.
November 11, 2010 - January 6, 2011
>>the future is not what it used to be<<
at the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle., Warsaw, Poland.
A group show bringing together artists engaged in the Internet shaped culture, curated by Magdalena Sawon.
There is a catalog - NEW: plus an online version of it - accompanying the exhibtiion.
August 12, 2010
Artist Talk @ >>LISA (Leaders In Software in Art) salon<< at
The Project Room For New Media at The Chelsea Art Museum.
Other presenters that evening were Jack Toolin, Daniel Beunza, and Scott Draves.
July 10 - 31, 2010 -- web showcase ongoing
>>Shadow & Light<< @ Kulturmöllan in Lövestad, South Sweden.
This exhibition was curated by Marek Walczak, Lars Eklöw, Johanna Kindvall & Anna-Maria
Eklöw and was featuring works on the theme of shadows and light.
I have been showing a new web-driven installation called >>Partly Cloudy Structures<<
featuring a spider-like creature who takes on residency in the mill and online;
her movements and actions are influenced by the local real-time weather data...
The exhibition ran from July 10 - 31. The web version of Partly Cloudy Structures stays online.
June 11 - 28, 2010 -- web showcase ongoing
>>Made In Internet<< @ ArtBoom Festival in Krakow, Poland and online.
In this showcase, which was curated by Marcin Ramocki and featured
24 international web-based artists, I was showing a piece called
>>3 min html-movements"<<, a video enactment of the Artboom Festival website's
source code - used as choreography for HTML inspired short dance and performance clips.
The festival ran from June 11 til June 28.
The web showcase remains online.
March 5 to June 11, 2010.
>>Hair Tactics<< @ Jersey City Museum
On view was a new Website Wig built upon braiding the hyper-link structure
of www.jerseycitymuseum.org - the museum's website - into color-coded and
May 29, 2010
Participation in Annie Abraham's: >>Huis Clos : No Exit - On Translation<<
@ Netherland Media Art Institute in Amsterdam.
A telematic performance with 6 performers.
May 6, 2010
>>"Follow The Old Internet's Plan<<
Performance at Chashama Harlem Studios Gallery
461 West 126th Street, NYC
The Old Internet performed May 6th's stock quote percentage of the "backbone's"
- original and often bought out or merged - companies such as LVLT, ATT, or AOL...
The performance took place within the exhibition "Stitched Topographies"
by Christine Gedeon.
April 18, 2010
Mirror, Mirror review >>A Portrait of a Portrait of a Portrait<<
by Michelle Levy, ARTslanT, April 18, 2010
April 2 - May 8, 2010
>>Mirror, Mirror<< @ Postmasters Gallery,
a group exhibition of nine artists engaged with contemporary portraiture in all media.
I showed the video installation Facebook Re-enactments - video reenactments
of people on Facebook who share the same name...
March 22, 2010
>>THEATER 2.0...<< A Video-Interview with 2010LAB.tv
I am talking about the crossover of Internet, Performance and Installation in my work...IN GERMAN.
2010Lab.tv is part of "Ruhr.2010 - Kulturhauptstadt Europas".
December 17 - 19, 2009
>>Website Impersonations: The Next Generation<<
@ SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 in Yokohama, Japan.
Joined by one dancer - Yuka Takahashi - I invited the audience to take part
to perform and "deconstruct" HTML of three Websites: yahoo.co.jp,
fc2.com, and google.jp. The performances took place within
the Web-driven installation. Click here for the Art Gallery Preview Video.
November 13, 2009
>>Facebook User Labor Enactments<<
@ "The Internet as Playground and Factory"
a conference on digital labor at the New School.
For this performance I have been working with five performers and
also invited the audience to take part. This time I used an XML-based
language called ULML (=User Labor Mark-Up Language),
developed by Burak Arikan, as choreography.
| November 2009
>>Space and Cyberspace: URSULA ENDLICHER'S Internet in the Round<<
Review by Mary Love Hodges, The Brooklyn Rail, November 2009
| September 9 - October 31, 2009
>>Levels of Undo - Virtual Residency Project<<
@ Location One/New York.
I showed new works reflecting on: the peculiar
exchanges with my virtual residency mate(s), the long
and winding road of working online for one and
a half decades, and my deep and mysterious
experiences with facebook...
| October 3, 2009
>>Website Impersonations: The Ten Most Visited #2 - www.google.com.<<
@ Center for Performance Research
With google.com my ten-part cycle of "Website Impersonations:
The Ten Most Visited" is done.
This live performance series, which utilizes Web Code
as choreography, includes dancers, performers,
and the audience - right on stage.
|September 29, 2009
Vera List Center for Arts and Politics
>>Changing Labor Value<<
PANEL DISCUSSION & ART INSTALLATION
@ The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor, New York City
Panel: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Installation: 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.
My facebook performance from the Website Impersonations series is included
in the Web-based project installation of the event.
May 15 - August 15, 2009
>>Three-months Virtual Residency<<
Theme:Levels of Undo @ Location One/www.location1.org
Follow the blog discussion here.
June 6, 2009
>>Website Impersonations: The Ten Most Visited #3 - www.live.com<<
studios on view, New York
March 17, 2009
7:00 pm @ Studio for Interrelated Media
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
621 Huntington Avenue, Boston
March 13, 2009
>>Great Dance Blog:<<
Creating Dance from Wikipedia's HTML Tags
Review/Blog Post about Website Impersontation #6
by Doug Fox.
March 3, 2009
>>Theater of Code<<
Curated by Christiane Paul
I showed a new part of the Website Impersonations:
The Ten Most Visited series. This time: #8 - facebook.com.
This event at Light Industry also included performances
and interventions by MTAA and Adrianne Wortzel.
December 11, 2008
The Ten Most Visited #6 -
A new part of this live/Web performance
series @ LABfactory
In cooperation with AIKO.
September 15, 2008
In dialog with Ela Kagel
Part of Curediting by
VagueTerrain and CONTEXT.NET
August 1, 2008
>> Interface Cultures -
Artistic Aspects of Interaction<<
by CHRISTA SOMMERER, LAURENT
MINGONNEAU, and DOROTHEE KING (eds.)
"Mulitple Media Works" --
Essay about my Internet-based and
>>ursula blickle video archiv at
Inclusion of my Works into Archiv
May 29, 2008 - 8PM
Lecture and Sneak Peek into Rehearsal
for upcoming Website Impersonation
Performance with Aiko (photo) at LABfactory
in Vienna in December '08.
May 19-24, 2008
>>Theater am Neumarkt<<
A theater/Internet project by Ursula
Endlicher, Ela Kagel, and Anke Zimmermann.
Blog, Workshop with invited artists in theater
space and online, and performance @
Theater am Neumarkt, Zürich, Switzerland
May 22, 2008
Review of Exhibit at Galerie Dana Charkasi, Vienna
May 7 - June 21, 2008
>>Gallery Dana Charkasi<<
"Website Portrait Performacnes + Website Wigs"
Solo Show, Two multiple-media installations.
(Image: Detail from Website Portrait Performances -
www.whitehouse.gov. Opening May 7, 6-8PM
May 1, 2008
>>Multiplace 2008 / network culture festival<<
"Choreography of the html code"
Presentation and Discussion. Viera Levitt, moderator,
(SK/US) in conversation with Ursula Endlicher (A/US) at
FreeDom, SK_Bahon (near Bratislava)