What do you think about this playful performance?

YoungMi Lamine  |  28 April 2020

With the quarantine hitting everyone, a lot of galleries are repurposing some performances from their artists.

Here is the perfect example of  !Mediengruppe Bitnik with their work called “Opera Calling” initially exhibited in 2019 at SuperDakota Gallery.

About the Artists

© Courtesy of the artist.

!Mediengruppe Bitnik (read – the not mediengruppe bitnik) are the artists Carmen Weisskopf and Domagoj Smoljo.

Carmen Weisskopf, born 1976

Domagoj Smoljo, born 1979

The artists live and work in Berlin. They are working on and with the internet. Their practice expands from the digital to affect physical spaces, often intentionally applying loss of control to challenge established structures and mechanisms. !Mediengruppe Bitnik works formulate fundamental questions concerning contemporary issues.

Their works have been shown internationally including Palais de Tokyo, Nam June Paik Art Center, Shanghai Minsheng 21st Century Museum, City Art Gallery Ljubljana, Kunsthaus Zürich, NiMk Amsterdam, Space Gallery London, Cabaret Voltaire Zurich, Beton7 Athens, Museum Folkwang Essen, Contemporary Art Center Vilnius, Beijing «Get it louder» Contemporary Art Biennial, La Gaîté Lyrique Paris, Gallery EDEN 343 São Paulo and the Roaming Biennale Teheran…

They have received awards including Prix de la Société des Arts Genève, Swiss Art Award, Migros New Media Jubilee Award, Honorary Mention Prix Ars Electronica…

© Courtesy of the artist.

Key Achievements

2018 Swiss Media Art: Pax Art Awards 2018, Basel (CH)

2017 Prix de la Société des Arts Genève, Geneva (CH)

2016 Honorary Mention, Prix Ars Electronica, Linz (AT)

2015 Artists Stipend, City of Zurich, Zurich (CH)

Past Shows and Fair Booths

Solo Shows

2020 !Mediengruppe Bitnik: Old Work, Laboratory of Art and Form – LOAF, Kyoto (J)

2020 Work Hard. Have Fun. Make History., Kortil Gallery, Rijeka (HR)

2019 Swiss Media Art: !Mediengruppe Bitnik, House of Electronic Arts, Basel (CH)

2018 Decisions, Decisions, Decisions, Super Dakota, Brussels (BE) Come Chat With Me, ArtLab, Lausanne (CH)

2017 Are you online now?, Annka Kultys Gallery, London (GB)

2017 Alexa, Who is Joybubbles, Société des Arts Genève, Palais de l’Athénée, Genève (CH)

2017 Come chat with me, Art Lab, EPFL, Lausanne (CH)

2017 Is anybody home lol, EIGEN+ART Lab, Berlin (DE)

2017 Desperate times call for desperate measures, lol, Swissnex Gallery, San Francisco (US)

2017 Is Anyone Home Lol, Kunsthaus Langenthal, Langenthal (CH)

2017 Random Darknet Shopper, Aksioma, Ljubljana (SI)

Group shows

2020

Exposition Data Dating, Watermans Art Center, London (UK)

Selphish, an exhibition of the self, Montpellier (FR)

2019

There is a Beginning in the End-The Secret Tintoretto Fraternity, 58th Venice Biennale, Venice (IT)

Playmode, MAAT: Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon (P)

Tomorrows – urban fictions for possible futures, Le lieu unique, Nantes (FR)

Futures of Love, Magasins Généraux, Seasons #2, Pantin (FR)

Behnid The Screen, KINDL, Berlin (DE)

Conspiratorial Aesthetics, Cressman Center for Visual Art, Louisville, Kentucky (US)

Pagena und andere schräge Vögel, Musée visionnaire Zürich, Zürich (CH)

Twitter @BITNK

Instagram @mediengruppe_bitnik

Website

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