LANGUAGE CODE exhibition

opening 17-18-19-20 MARCH 2011
from 10-14H morning / 16-20H noon

Tlf: (+34)933020630
Dirección:C/ Sant Pau 58 Bajos
08001 Barcelona
metro: Liceu

An exhibition about code, failure aestehtics, narratives, art&language, digital art, minimalism, conceptual art. Influenced by the media theories as the language of media by marshal mc luhan, the turing machine by allan turing, roy ascott, … A project about the mechanization of life into a global computer intelligent system of knowledge through a brain powerfull connectivity .
code as language, drawing as language, capitalism as language, maths as language, music as language….

artists and artworks
Konrad Becker (Autonomedia). Strategic Reality Dictionary. book

Jorn Ebner. JC (remixed). A selection of 10 Electronic Drawings used for Ars Electronica Festival 2006 commission, a visualisation for Concerto for Prepared Piano and Orchestra by John Cage 10 drawings contact: Doerrie * Priess

Rupert Goldsworthy . Consuming//Terror : Images of the Baader-Meinhof. Verlag Dr Muller, 2010.

Karl Holmqvist. I’m with you in rockland. 2005. video

Fran Ilich. Ensayos de literatura online. Nuevas narrativas digitales. El zorro de la mesa.  Sound work. Different chapters.

Michael Kargl aka Carlos Katastrofsky (contx3t). Landscapes. Prints.

Ambient Information Systems. Manu Luksch & Mukul Patel. Love, Piracy and the Office of Religious Weblog Expansion. performance, installation, online project, artists book.

Joseph Moore, Permutation Software generating poems of Brion Gysin, video 4.32min.

Laure Provoust. OWT. Video DVD 2 min. 2007.

Roy AscottBlackboard Notes, 1967, Poster special, edición de 1000, producido por KURATOR para la exposición “After the Net 2.0”, 2009.

Exhibition will show as well documentation of Wittgenstein, Futurism, Art&Language, Fluxus, Sol Lewitt, John Cage, …

In collaboration with Conservas / La Agencia / / LiminalB / Taxonomedia / Stuff in a Blank  / MOT International / Hollybush Gardens / Ritter-Zamet /

An exhibition about computer code, contemporary narratives, digital art, minimalism and conceptual art. It is exploring the different discourses in the social science (politics, programming or music) to understand the evolution of language, from Wittgenstein to Casey Reas. It also expresses the logical purpose of language based in intentionality for the development, progress and evolution of this human science based in linguistics and semiotics. In this way, databases and programming codes are the most sophisticated languages in evolution. As L. Wittgenstein concluded, the best way to express an idea, rather than from paragraph, is the sentence. Here begins a way to think through propositions, closely related to minimalism, where the phrase as a unitary and essential expression refers to the essence of computing and programming language. Participating artists: Konrad Becker, Jorn Ebner, Rupert Goldsworhty, Brion Gysin, Karl Holmqvist, Fran Ilich, Carlos katastrofsky, Manu Luksch & Mukul Patel, Joseph Moore, Laure Provoust. From 17 to 24 March 2001. In Canning, C / Sant Pau 58, bajos. Barcelona 08001. curated by Laura P.Gracia

From LANGUAGE to CODE ascii and binary language computation . Ascii code The American Standard Code for Information Interchange (acronym: ASCII; pronounced /ˈæski/, ASS-kee)[1] is a character-encoding scheme based on the ordering of the English alphabet. ASCII codes represent text in computers, communications equipment, and other devices that use text. Most modern character-encoding schemes are based on ASCII, though they support many more characters than did ASCII. ASCII includes definitions for 128 characters: 33 are non-printing control characters (now mostly obsolete) that affect how text and space is processed;[6] 94 are printable characters, and the space is considered an invisible graphic.[7] The most commonly used character encoding on the World Wide Web was US-ASCII[8] until December 2007, when it was surpassed by UTF-8.[9][10][11 The American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) was developed under the auspices of a committee of the American Standards Association, called the X3 committee, by its X3.2 (later X3L2) subcommittee, and later by that subcommittee's X3.2.4 working group. The ASA became the United States of America Standards Institute or USASI[12] and ultimately the American National Standards Institute. Binary code The Alphabet in Binary Code You can find out the binary representation of numbers, punctuation marks and other characters from the “Ascii Conversion Table” on the Cornell Center for Materials Research website.

MICHAEL KRAG AKA CARLOS KATASTROSKY title: landscapes year: 2007 transfer prints on paper In order to guarantee the data transfer between two or more computers and to be able to identify the receivers explicitly, the network nodes of the Internet consist of so called IP-addresses. The seemingly accidental arrangement of this combination of numbers and the resulting – partly even extremely conflicting – virtual neighbourhoods are examined in landscapes (2007). In the course of this further development of the two Internet based works neighbourhood research (2004) and area research (2004), IP-addresses were brought to paper by means of printing transfer, in order to provide the viewers with an extract of the virtual in real space. The artist works on the net as cartographic concept and copies the context, in which websites like Google, CNN or Wikipedia are anchored. Translated into the gallery space, the viewer eventually finds him- or herself vis-à-vis works on paper se aesthetics remind of conceptual, text-based strategies of design. In this way, the context of the shown IP-addresses is also reflected formally: in a landscape open downwards and upwards, consisting of numbers, letters and signs.exhibited at: 05/12 – 07/12 2008 interference mikrogalleriet, Copenhagen, Denmark . 06/10-19/10 2007 stimulus/response, Projektraum Sonnensegel, Vienna, Austria

FRAN ILICH Intervention and exhibition of server the common collaborative activist mexican group platform for native rights server Fran Ilich is a Tijuana born cyberpunk, writer and media artist, mainly working on theory and practice of narrative media. During the early nineties was involved with Contra-Cultura (menor) and the independent media scene in Tijuana, where he was known to be an eclectic producer working with literature, photography, comics, videofilms and electronic music. Because of this was identified as part of the Generation X Mexican literature, with other writers like Guillermo Fadanelli & Nahief Yeyha. In the year 2000 he initiated the Borderhack festival in the Mexican side of the Tijuana-San Diego borderwall, and moved to Mexico City to become an editor for the magazine Sputnik Cultura Digital. In 2002, he worked as a researcher for Centro Multimedia del Centro Nacional de las Artes. In 2005 after the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle meetings in Chiapas with Subcomandante Marcos and EZLN, launched the autonomous server In 2007 the magazine he edited, Sab0t, was presented at Documenta 12 magazines.[1] His latest novel is Tekno Guerrilla, a story set in the Tijuana of the HEM (Hecho En México) graffiti crew. In January 2009, during 1er Festival Mundial de la Digna Rabia of the Zapatista Army he was one of the keynote speakers on the panel of “Otra Comunicación, Otra Cultura. Since then he has mainly focused on the cooperative media conglomerate Diego de la Vega S.A. de C.V.  documenta magazines website Homepage Diego de la Vega S.A. de C.V. Fiction Department Possible Worlds 
KONRAD BECKER  AUTONOMEDIA Exhibiting -Tactical Reality Dictionary, Cultural Intelligence and Social Control, Selene Verlag Wien, Autonomedia New York (2002)  -Tactical Reality Dictionary, Russian translation and Foreword by Oleg Kireev, Ultraculture Publishing, Moscow (2004)  -Strategic Reality Dictionary. Deep Infopolitics and Cultural Intelligence, Autonomedia New York (2009) Konrad Becker is an interdisciplinary communication researcher, director of the Institute for New Culture Technologies/ t0, and World-Information Institute (World-Information.Org), a cultural intelligence provider. Co-founder and chairman of Public Netbase (1994 – 2006), he has been active in electronic media as an artist, author, composer as well as curator, producer and organizer. Becker realized numerous electronic intermedia productions, exhibitions, conferences and event designs for international festivals and cultural institutions as well as a range of interventions in public space. Publication of media works, electronic audiovisuals, texts and books, lectures at various universities and participation in many conferences. He has published extensively on theoretical backgrounds of electronic “underground” practice and pioneered contemporary techno culture. The Book Strategic Reality Dictionary Deep Infopolitics and Cultural Intelligence Konrad Becker/WII Autonomedia ISBN 978-1-57027-202-8 160 pages, with an Introduction by Brian Holmes and an Afterword by Steve Kurtz/Critical Art Ensemble “With his seventy-two keys, Konrad Becker aims to unlock the gates of strategic reality: its construction over centuries, its imposition through stealth and force, its dull and laborious maintenance, and its dissolution and destruction by those who can’t take it anymore.”  Brian Holmes “The ways of the past and the artisans of the invisible real call out to the forces of the new. Under these conditions, the radically repressed once again become necessary sources of knowledge for the management of the real/hyperreal.”  Critical Art Ensemble (CAE) autonomedia POB 568 Williamsburg Station Brooklyn, New York 11211-0568 USA, Wikipedia,,,,,, Monoton

AMBIENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS. MANU LUKSCH & MUKUL PATEL.  love, piracy, and the office of religious weblog expansion, 2009 Mixed media (performance, installation, online project, artists’ book). Text based on an interview with Ali Alizadeh by Mukul Patel, February 2008 Website coding: Elke Michlmayr Supported by: Arts Council England; BMUKK Austria Love, Piracy, and the Office of Religious Weblog Expansion is the transcript of an interview with Iranian philosopher Ali Alizadeh about the history of censorship in Iran from the 1979 Revolution to the age of Google. This text is censored draconically: of the philosopher’s 1,500 word-long responses, only one word is left legible, and it is a different one that survives in each copy of the edition of 1,500. Owners of the book can undermine the censor’s efforts by sharing the unique word of text left visible in each copy. Once a word has been submitted to the website, it is permanently revealed online. The entire text will be rendered visible only if all book owners share their words online.

JORN EBNER . JC (remixed) . a selection of 10 Electronic Drawings used for Ars Electronica Festival 2006 commission, a visualisation for Concerto for Prepared Piano and Orchestra by John Cage 10 drawings contact: Doerrie * Priess. Jorn Ebner was born in Bremerhaven, Germany in 1966 and lives in Berlin, Germany. He attended Universität Hamburg, Germany (1990-95), Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Italy (1997) and Central St Martins College of Art, London (1995-98). He has exhibited in USA, Canada, Brazil, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Ireland and the UK. Recent exhibitions include ‘A room inside them’ and ‘Uncommon ground’, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne, ‘Inkubator 2’, Durham Art Gallery and DLI Museum, Durham, ‘Projectables Exhibition’, 7th Mercosul Biennial, Santander Cultural, Porto Alegre and ‘FILE RIO 2009’, Oi Futuro Cultural Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, ‘Rotate’, Contemporary Art Society, London, ‘Kennfaden Kunst’, Marstall in Schloß Ahrensburg, Trittau, Germany, ‘Contemporary Flânerie: Reconfiguring Cities’, Oakland University Gallery, Rochester, Michigan, USA, ‘2008 (12th) Japan Media Arts Festival’, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan (2009). 1966 * Bremerhaven, Germany 1990 – 1995 Magister: Universität Hamburg 1995 – 1998 BA (Hons): Central Saint Martins, London 2002 – 2005 AHRC Research Fellow: Fine Art, Newcastle University

JOSEPH MOORE, Permutation Software Generating Poems of Brion Gysin.   Documentation of Eight Poems by Brion Gysin realized by Joseph Moore. video 4.32min..  new York based artist Joseph Moore wrote the software “Permutations” for the currently running exhibition Brion Gysin: Dream Machine on display at The New Museum for Contemporary Art in New York. The Exhibition is a retrospective of the work of the painter, performer, poet, and writer Brion Gysin (born 1916, Taplow, UK–died 1986, Paris). Working simultaneously in a variety of mediums, Gysin was an irrepressible inventor, serial collaborator, and subversive spirit whose considerable innovations continue to influence musicians and writers, as well as visual and new media artists today. The “Permutations” software by Joseph Moore is a “version” of the program developed by Ian Sommerville and Gysin in 1960 to permute poems. Moore has attempted to create a realization of the work that is sensitive to the original and its process. At the same time, it is a new version, a collaboration done in the spirit of an artist whose work provides a critique of conventional notions of authorship. Moore believes that it is also in the spirit of the work to share copies of it and made his “Permutations” Software avilable to download from Github. The concept and artistic process of this project is fascinating.

KARL HOLMQVIST . I’m with you in rockland, 2005, video 25min. Holmqvist is an artist that works mostly with text material, publications and readings. During the last years he has also made . a number of performances on the tours and shows Make it Happen has arranged, he also used to be a member of Chihuahua. Karl Holmqvist has previously released 21 poems on CD-rom. (…) Finishing a Masterpiece and Getting it on the Shelves (how to get a book published) Writing a book is a monumental task in itself. The process is long, drawn out and grueling. Even if you thoroughly enjoy writing and writing on the same subject for an extended period of time, you will no doubt be exhausted by the writing of a book. Getting that book published, however, will take even more time and effort than producing the thing in the first place. Are you thinking about writing a book? Have you already written one and now are just wondering how to get a book published? If you are, read on. Here are a few tips on how to get from the starting line to triumphantly crossing the finish line. Writing that Book When starting out writing your book, before you are ready to consider how to get a book published, you may already feel daunted. To write a successful book you need to start out with some original thought. You probably have plenty of originality, but you may have trouble getting your ideas into a coherent flow of information that will be digestible by the general public. The first step is to create a book skeleton. You need to organize your thoughts into a progression of chapters. If your book will be non-fiction, start with a table of contents. (…) THANKS TO HOLLYBUSH GARDENS GALLERY, LONDON

RUPERT GOLDSWORTHY consuming//Terror : Images of the Baader-Meinhof. Verlag Dr Muller, 2010. Rupert Goldsworthy is a British artist, curator and writer who became renowned in the mid-Nineties and early 2000s for running an artist-run gallery project in Berlin and then in New York. Goldsworthy’s own art addresses taboos (political and emotional) using post-Pop Methodology. His concerns include the Cold War, colonial history and the iconography of Seventies radicalism. Mark Stewart writes on the book: “CONSUMING//TERROR: Images of the Baader-Meinhof” traces the visual history of the Red Army Faction (RAF) an “urban guerilla cell” active in West Germany in the 1970s-80s and its relations both to the history of Left-wing iconography and the genre of radical chic. The study explores the way in which the RAF, like Che, have seeped into popular culture, fashion, and high art, moving through contexts where they become floating signifiers for rebellion without clear political or historical referent. “Goldsworthy documents the resistance of the cell. Terror repackaged and on sale again.” THANKS TO RITTER/ZAMET, LONDON

LAURE PROUVOST OWT. Video DVD 3 min. 2007. LP 24h Laure Prouvost, is an artist and filmmaker who lives and works in London, England. She graduated from Central St Martins College of Arts in 2002 and her MFA … Laure Prouvost uses the irresistible pull of the narrative tradition within film to seduce and entertain the viewer with witty and mesmerising juxtapositions of text and image. Yet implied storylines are quickly undermined by out-of-context comments and visuals that introduce a surreal dimension to the viewing experience.  It, heat, hit 2010 is a new work that constructs and propels an inferred story through a fast-moving sequence of written commentary and excerpts of everyday incidents and pictures that have been filmed by the artist. Innocent and pleasing images, such as a swimming frog or snowy street scene, are followed by statements of love and implied violence. These are inter-cut with strange, disconnected images, such as close-ups of flowers, body parts or food.  The mood of the film gradually becomes darker and more unsettling, though nothing is stated directly. The growing intensity of the film is reinforced by the oppressive rhythm of a drum which accompanies snatches of music and speech. As with Prouvost’s other films, the pace tests the limits of perception and makes it hard to take in every image and comment. Repeated viewing subtly shifts what is understood each time, as Prouvost highlights the slipperiness of meaning and notions of reality. selected biography: Laure Prouvost was born in 1978 in Croix-Lille, France, and lives and works in London. She graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Arts in 2002. In 2009 she completed the LUX Artist Associate Programme. Her work, which includes painting, video, sound and site-specific work, has been exhibited widely and solo exhibitions include After the boutcher, Berlin (2009) Lighthouse, Brighton. Group exhibitions and screenings include Whitechapel Art Gallery; BFI, London; EAST International, Norwich; MOT Gallery, London; Guangzhou Triennial; St Gervais Centre, Geneva (2008). She won the EAST International Award 2009 in Norwich, UK. Since 2003 she has also been Director of, the online platform for artists’ work in moving images. THANKS TO MOT INTERNATIONAL , London

- thursday 17/03/2011 at 18.00H OPENING.

- saturday 19/03/2011 at 16.00H TALKS
the weight of words, de stuff in an blank. on-line exhibitions.
with miquel garcia, lua coderch

- saturday 19/03/2011 at 18.00H TALKS
media art. conservation and distribution.
with Vanina hofman and angie bonino

- sunday 20/03/2011 at 18.00H SCREENING.
Laure Prouvoust, OWT, Video DVD 3 min. 2007,

John Angel Roka, Re-write the body, DVD 7min. 2005,
Claudius Maximus, New Experiments (video),
Noishx, Transcode,
Anaisa Franco, Parnoia, Dream Machine,
Ricardo Cancado, Representa Corisco, music by filastine, 2010
Joseph Moore, Permutation Sofwre, Poems by Brion Gysin, 2010.

-during the exhibition, WORKSHOP contemporary art theory, based in texts of EIPCP, and using Cut-up method of Burroughs, reintepretating Kathrin Busch, Hito Steyerl, Casey Reas, Guy E. Debord, Thomas Dreher, Art&Language, Walter Benjamin, Ludwig Wittgenstein,….

Opening 17th thursday march 2011 at 18H
exhibition runs from 17th to 20th march 2011
from 10h-14h and 16h-20h

Venue: Conservas
ART that Works. Art, politics and other excess. Space in constantevolution for creation, interchange, conexions, experimentation,learning and transformation in general. Conservas is also a theatercompany. Conservas produces actions, media-actions and other Tools.Conservas is finally, a festival bienal that allows us see and represent what is happening. Conservas is not a placebo cultural
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Dirección:C/ Sant Pau 58 Bajos
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John Angel Rodriguez, Redefinir el cuerpo, dvd video 7min. 2005