Monat: Juli, 2012

_ Johannes P Osterhoff

Interface Artist Johannes P Osterhoff publishes everything he does on his iPhone as a live stream of screenshots on the web. The performance is called „iPhone live“, and was launched on 29 June 2012, the iPhone’s 5th anniversary.

As with his last piece „Google“ [http://google.johannes-p-osterhoff.com] , with the current performance comes a manifesto:

„I, Johannes P Osterhoff, shall do another one-year performance piece.
The piece is called „iPhone live“ and documents the activities performed on my mobile phone during this year.
Activities can be seen streamed on iPhone-live.net [http://iphone-live.net/] and during public projections.
The performance shall start on June 29, 2012 and shall end on June 29, 2013.
I shall not use other mobile phones during this year.“

To make this live stream possible, Osterhoff had to jailbreak his device. He uses screenshots the iPhone automatically makes when he presses the home button.

„For this performance, I additionally installed two shell scripts on my jailbroken iPhone. The first one duplicates each screenshot so that the files cannot be overwritten the next time the app is minimized. And the second one uploads these screens automatically to this site and publishes them.“

These scripts are executed regularly in the background by means of launch demons facilitating the live stream.

The term One-year Performance has been coined in the 1970s by Tehching Hsieh, a Taiwanese performance artist based in New York. Of his own free will, Hsieh for example spent one year captured in a cage, punched a time clock every hour on the hour for one year, or spent one year entirely outside of any building.

Osterhoff updates the One-Year Performance as a genre and takes it into the domain of life blogging and mobile user interfaces.

Johannes P Osterhoff [http://johannes-p-osterhoff.com] is not a media but an interface artist. Since the rounded buttons of Windows were replaced by cornered ones, he keeps a wary eye on the interfaces of pop culture. He borrowed the „Submit Button“ from Windows and rebuilt it in real space (2003), his „Aqua“ series (2005-) consists of elements from the Apple operating systems. Its counterpart, „Aero“ (2007), encapsulated Windows’ iconic overpopulation, „Defence“ (2008-) captures the mania for security on interface level. Works like the acclaimed adbusting “Freedom from Porn” or the iPhone game „Tell 2.0“ (both 2010) are artistic statements on the user experience of closed platforms. In 2011 he published all his Google searches in a first one-year online performance called „Google“.

Since June 29, 2012 his iPhone is streamed live and publicly on the web.

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Vernissage iPhone live | Johannes P Osterhoff | 04.08. 19.00Uhr

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Der Berliner Künstler Johannes P Osterhoff streamt seit dem 5. Geburtstag des iPhones (29. Juni) den Inhalt seines iPhones im Rahmen einer einjährigen Performance öffentlich ins Netz.

Am Anfang der Performance steht folgendes Manifest:

I, Johannes P Osterhoff, shall do another one-year performance piece.
The piece is called „iPhone live“ and documents the activities performed on my mobile phone during this year.
Activities can be seen streamed on http://www.iphone-live.net and on public projections.
The performance shall start on June 29, 2012 and shall end on June 29, 2013.
I shall not use other mobile phones during this year.

Um diesen Live-Stream zu ermöglichen, greift Osterhoff zwar auf ein iPhone mit Jailbreak zurück. Er benutzt Screenshots, die das Gerät automatisch erstellt, wenn User den Home-Button drücken und das Gerät einen Zoom-Effekt anzeigt.

For this performance, I additionally installed two programs on my jailbroken iPhone. The first one duplicates each screenshot so that the files cannot be overwritten the next time the app is minimized. The second one uploads these screens automatically to this site and publishes them.

Um die Aktivitäten auf dem iPhone möglichst in Echtzeit auf die öffentliche Website zu übertragem werden diese Programme automatisch im Hintergrund in regelmäßigen Abständen ausgeführt.

iPhone live im Digitalblog, Süddeutsche.de.

Johannes P Osterhoff ist Interface-Künstler und beschäftigt sich mit aktuellen Benutzerschnittstellen aus künstlerischer Perspektive.
Zu seinen Arbeitet zählen z.B. „Freedom from Porn“ (Adbusting zur Markteinführung des iPads 2010), „Google“ (die erste Ein-Jahres-Performance, bei der Osterhoff sein Suchverhalten mit Google veröffentlichte), „Aqua“ (großformatige Bilder, die aus Fragmenten des Apple-Betriebssystems zusammengesetzt wurden) und „Home Sweet Home“ (ein Nachbau des Home-Folder-Icons von OS X).

Blind Desert | Konzert | 27.07 | 20.00 Uhr

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Die Free-Jazz Gruppe Blind Desert[Marc Wilkins (ts), Ager Bogoe (db), Jens Lopes (dr)] spielt bei am Freitag ab 20:00 bei freiem Eintritt im Bauer&Ewald!

zum reinhören: Blind Desert auf myspace

Neuer Termin für das Konzert von Elisa Day | Sa. 15.08. | 20.30 Uhr

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Das Konzert musste  mitte Juli aus privaten Gründen leider abgesagt werden. Es wird aber nachgeholt am 15.08, 20.30 Uhr.

Es gibt wieder Musik! Die Singer-Songwriter Combo Elisa Day spielt bei uns. 

„Cello, drums, Gitarre und Gesang.

…meist melancholisch, melodisch eingängig, tight“

Zum reinhören: http://soundcloud.com/elisa-day-2

Los gehts um 20.30, wie gewohnt freier Eintritt bei temporärer (und kostenloser) Vereinsmitgliedschaft.

Kommt reichlich, es lohnt sich!