Media Hacking vs. Conceptual Art – an artist talk!
Date & Time
July 21, 2016, 8:00pm–9:00pm
Machine Project
Free for members
Free for non-members

Come to Machine Project Thursday, July 21st at 8:00pm for a talk by special guests UBERMORGEN.

In this 45 minute talk, UBERMORGEN will discuss some of the key projects of their career, including Vote Auction where they bought and sold electoral votes during the 2000 Bush v. Gore presidential election, Superenhanced and Torture Classics exploring US “enhanced interrogation,” and a host of other schemes and artistic interventions these Northern Europeans have devised over the years. Stay tuned for upcoming collaborations with their figure skating children…



lizvlx (AT, b. 1973) and Hans Bernhard (CH/USA, b. 1971) are European artists who work in installation, video, code and performance. They are doing strange things with software & hardware. Their early work is referred to as ‘Media Hacking’ and ‘Online Performance’, combining various forms of digital media into artistic action. In 2000, they created Vote-Auction, a vote-selling/buying online platform and were described by CNN as ‘maverick Austrian business people’. The New York Times called their 2005 ‘Google Will Eat Itself’ project ‘simply brilliant. Their main influences are Rammstein, Samantha Fox, Guns N’ Roses & Duran Duran, Pfizer’s Olanzapine & Hoffmann’s LSD, Lindt’s Dark Chocolate & KFC’s Coconut Shrimps Deluxe.The have shown their work in major international institutions such as the Centre Pompidou, MoMA, Sydney Biennale, MACBA Barcelona, New Museum New York, SFMoma, ICC Tokyo, Gwangju Biennale and were commissioned by Serpentine Galleries London & Whitney Museum New York.