26. June 2012 - 20:00
Hacked digital cameras, huge smileys and whipped mountains – Artist Talk with Julius von Bismarck
His works are a mixture of art, technology and science. With a trick he sneaks into images of harmless tourists, the next time he climbs a mountain and whips the Alps. Technical finesse and subversive humor are German artist’s Julius von Bismarck characteristic features.
Julius von Bismarck works with what looks like a normal camera with a powerful flash device and external battery. The camera does not take pictures, it transmits visual symbols to other photographs. The artist preferably uses this camera at important happenings, such as Obama’s visit in Berlin or at the Pope’s mass in Madrid. His latest project is Punishment, where the artist whips the Alps or the Jesus statue in Rio de Janeiro. In Lindau he installed a oversize smiley symbol on a lighthouse in the harbor to visualize the mood of the public.
Julius von Bismarck is the first time prize winner of the new Collide@ CERN project that is organized by CERN, the european organization for nuclear research, and Ars Electronica. In the occasion of :digital brainstorming, he will be speaking about his projects and his experiences at CERN.
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