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"It's a bug hunt!!" featured in 'The Art of Future Warefare'

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Indeed! 'The Art of Future Warefare' featured our little mash-up!

Artists Johannes Grenzfurthner and James Brothwell from monochrom have taken the iconic M41A rifle from the 1986 film Aliens and placed it in the hands of a Muppet — Kermit The Frog. The incongruous 1950s style pop art drawing is titled It's A Bug Huntfitting given a frog's natural appetite and Kermit's origins in that post-war decade. Those who have seen the film will recall the memorable line uttered by the film’s laconic Corporal Hicks, a United States Colonial Marine who sees through his commanding officer’s spin on their orders to investigate some kind of alien life form, a xenomorph. In the end, the 22nd Century’s most advanced weapons and fiercest fighters are no match for what they find.


Traceroute: We finished our documentary roadtrip

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Eddie Codel, Jenny Marx and Johannes Grenzfurthner finished their 7000 miles roadtrip for the upcoming documentary "Traceroute" --. and what a journey it was! We will keep you updated!

"Traceroute: A Personal Journey Full Of Dangers, Creatures And More Or Less Precarious Working Conditions"

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Interview with Johannes Grenzfurthner in Makeplus (Chinese)

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Pretty detailed interview with Johannes Grenzfurthner in Makeplus (Chinese).


"Die Gstettensaga": We got a honorable mention at 'The DIY Film Festival 2015' in Los Angeles

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"Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl" "Gstettensaga" got a "honorable mention" at the DIY Film Fest in Los Angeles.
The award ceremony was held in LA, March 6, 2015.


Arse Elektronika: Sex, Tech and the Future of Screw-It-Yourself @ CMU Pittsburgh

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A little lecture performance by Johannes Grenzfurthner / monochrom, as part of Paolo Pedercini's class at CMU.
We may not forget that mankind is a sexual and tool-using species.
From the depiction of a vulva in a cave painting to the newest internet porno, technology and sexuality have always been closely linked. New technologies are quick to appeal to pornography consumers, and thus these customers represent a profitable market segment for the suppliers of new products and services.
Currently, all factors show that high-tech developments owe a great deal of their success to the need for further sexual stimulation. One could cite the example provided by the science-fiction concept of a full-body interface designed to produce sexual stimulation. But it isn't science fiction anymore. It's DIY.
As bio-hacking, sexually enhanced bodies, genetic utopias and plethora of gender have long been the focus of literature, science fiction and, increasingly, pornography, this year will see us explore the possibilities that fictional and authentic bodies have to offer. Our world is already way more bizarre than our ancestors could have ever imagined. But it may not be bizarre enough. "Bizarre enough for what?" -- you might ask. Bizarre enough to subvert the heterosexist matrix that is underlying our world and that we should hack and overcome for some quite pressing reasons within the next century. Don't you think, replicants?
February 24, 2015, 6:30 PM on CMU main campus in Pittsburgh/USA, College of Fine Arts building, 3rd floor, room 307.

"Die Gstettensaga": Finalist at 'The DIY Film Festival 2015' in Los Angeles

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"Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl" is a finalist at the 'DIY Film Festival' in Los Angeles. We are nominated for "Best Film".
The award ceremony will be held in LA, March 6, 2015.


TimeOut Israel interviews Johannes Grenzfurthner about sex, tech and Arse Elektronika

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"It's a bug hunt!!": monochrom's Johannes Grenzfurthner and James Brothwell present Kermit and his beloved M41A

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This is Kermit. This is his M41A. There are many air cooled, electronic pulse action, selective-fire automatic rifles like it, but this one is his. His M41A is his best friend. It is his life. He must master it as he must master his life — just not under the primary rainbow connectors.

Hi-resolution reproduction of original drawing from 2015.

Created by Johannes Grenzfurthner (of monochrom) and James Brothwell (of Impeccable Flith)

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"Venus of Strapondorf": monochrom's Johannes Grenzfurthner and Jenny Marx team up to empower our all-time favorite paleolithic goddess

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Venus of Willendorf — our all-time favorite paleolithic goddess — is turning the fertility game on its lubed head. This is gonna be fun!

Hi-resolution reproduction of original drawing from 2015.

Created by Johannes Grenzfurthner (of monochrom) and Jenny Marx

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"Die Gstettensaga" nominated for several awards at 'International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema 2015'

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Great news!

The jury at the 7th International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema (London, UK, February 2015) nominated "Gstettensaga" for several awards!

- Best Foreign Language Feature Film
Günther Friesinger, Johannes Grenzfurthner

- Best Soundtrack
Daniel Hasibar

- Best Director of a Foreign Language Film
Johannes Grenzfurthner


RE/Search announces a monochrom ValuPak!

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Oh yes!
We are also offering a ValuPak of (4) books by the techno-futuristic Austrian collective monochrom - write us at info@researchpubs.com & in the subject line write "monochrom ValuPak" and we will send you your own secret coded discount offer, just for YOU! (Well, It will be $50 plusshipping which is $10 US. Sorry, add $50 for /foreign/ shipping)

Arse Elektronika: MP3 archive (2007-2014) online

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Hey brainpervs!

We took some time and edited and uploaded all the available recordings of Arse Elektronika talks and presentions.
They can be found on the "Schedule" pages (on the front page for 2014, and in the archive section for all AEs 2007-2013). Just click on MP3!



"Hackeando los espacios": Spanish translation of "Hacking the spaces" is out

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Johannes Grenzfurthner y Frank Apunkt Schneide son miembros de monochrom, un grupo de arte, tecnología y filosofía con base en Viena y en Zeta Draconis. El artículo original puede encontrarse en http://www.monochrom.at/hacking-the-spaces.

Fue traducido por Barbanegra en hackerspaces.org, de donde derivó esta versión traducida por Mauricio Pasquier Juan (mauricio@pasquierjuan.com.ar).

Una proclama crítica, de lo que fue, es y será un hackerspace (o hacklab, para el caso)

"Die Gstettensaga": International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema 2015 Official Selection

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"Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl" has been selected to screen at the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema 2015.
The festival will be held in London, UK, February 25-28, 2015.


It's time for Roboexotica 2014

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Roboexotica is the annual festival where scientists, researchers, computer experts and artists from all over the world build cocktail robots and discuss technological innovation, futurology and science fiction.Until recently, no attempts had been made to publicly discuss the role of cocktail robotics as an index for the integration of technological innovations into the human Lebenswelt, or to document the increasing occurrence of radical hedonism in man-machine communication. Roboexotica is an attempt to fill this vacuum. It is the first and, inevitably, the leading festival concerned with cocktail robotics world-wide. A micro mechanical change of paradigm in the age of borderless capital. Alan Turing would doubtless test this out. Cheers!

Roboexotica is a coproduction of monochrom, Shifz and the Bureau for Philosophy.

December 4-7, 2014 in Vienna, Austria.

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monochrom is an art-technology-philosophy group having its seat in Vienna and Zeta Draconis. monochrom is an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe work, pop attitude, subcultural science, context hacking and political activism. Our mission is conducted everywhere, but first and foremost in culture-archeological digs into the seats (and pockets) of ideology and entertainment. monochrom has existed in this (and almost every other) form since 1993.

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Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl (Feature film)

It's a bug hunt!! (Kermit goes Aliens)

The Man (Short film)

Dogs Playing D&D

Venus of Strapondorf

Nothing To Hide (Documentary feature film)


23 Works (Short films)

Wellness As Usual

Context Hacking (Essay)

Context Hacking (Reader)

The Altogether Horrid Street Ballad Of Paratii

Earthmoving (Short film)

Sierra Zulu (Feature film project)


Enforce (Short film)

Carpet (Short film)

They used to be better

Video Jingle(s)

monochrom's ISS

Soviet Unterzoegersdorf / Sector 2 / The Adventure Game

Lidl-Girl (Music video)

Rated R Us

Portraying The Terran Condition (Game)

alt.backen: monochrom's early phase picture begging outreach interface


Title Sequence


Operation Overhead


Tasty (Short film)

The Earth Has Been Destroyed (Music video)

Six Feet Under Club

Krach: Anderswo (Single)

monochrom's Raw Image Format / Archive

Climate Training Camp

Soviet Unterzoegersdorf vs. Cheetos (Short Films, Ads)

Krach der Roboter: Hello World!

BP, listen up!

Wikileaks: The Ballet (feat. Unicorns)

Google Wars / RPG Extravaganza

Slacking is killing the DIY industry (T-Shirt)

Carefully Selected Moments / CD, LP

Freedom is a whore of a word (T-Shirt)


International Year of Polytheism 2007

For you (Short film)

Santa Claus Vs. Christkindl: A Mobster Battle

Could It Be (Video clip)

Pot Tin God

Hacking the Spaces

Kiki and Bubu and The Shift / Short film

Kiki and Bubu and The Privilege / Short film

Kiki and Bubu and The Self / Short film

Kiki and Bubu and The Good Plan / Short film

Kiki and Bubu and The Feelings / Short film

Sculpture Mobs

Nazi Petting Zoo / Short film

The Great Firewall of China

KPMG / Short film

The BRAICIN / Short film

Soviet Unterzoegersdorf / Sector 1 / The Adventure Game

I was a copyright infringement in a previous life (T-Shirt)

Brave New Pong

Leben ist LARPen e.V.

One Minute / Short film

Firing Squad Euro2008 Intervention


The Hackbus

A tribute to Honzo

Lessig ist lässig

I can count every star in the heavens above -- The image of computers in popular music

All Tomorrow's Condensations / Puppet show

Bye Bye / Short film


PC/DC patch

Proto-Melodic Comment Squad


The Redro Loitzl Story / Short film

Hax0rcise SCO

Law and Second Order (T-Shirt)

They really kicked you out of the Situationist International?

Death Special: Falco

Applicant Fisch / Short film

When I was asked to write about new economy

Taugshow #6

Taugshow #7

Taugshow #9

Taugshow #10

Taugshow #11

Taugshow #14

Taugshow #15

Campfire at Will

Arse Elektronika 2007, 2008, 2009 etc.

The Void's Foaming Ebb / Short film

Remoting Future

When you / Short film


Free Bariumnitrate

Toyps / Typing Errors

ARAD-II Miami Beach Crisis

The Charcoal Burner / Short film

Digital Culture In Brazil


Nation of Zombia

Lonely Planet Guide action

CSI Oven Cloth

Dept. of Applied Office Arts

Farewell to Overhead

Google Buttplug

Fieldrecording in Sankt Wechselberg / Short film

Dark Dune Spots

Campaign For The Abolition Of Personal Pronouns


Space Tourism

In the Head of the Gardener

Entertainment (Unterhaltung) / Short film

Cthulhu Goatse

Nicholas Negroponte Memorial Cable

Coke Light Art Edition 06

Experience the Experience! (West Coast USA/Canada Tour 2005)

April 23

Overhead Cumshot

Irark / Short film


Instant Blitz Copy Fight

A Patriotic Fireman

A Micro Graphic Novel Project

Noise and Talk

The Exhilarator


The Flower Currency


A Holiday in Soviet Unterzoegersdorf

How does the Internet work?

Paraflows 2006 and up

Special Forces

Coca Cola

About Work

Turing Train Terminal

Me / Short Film

Massive Multiplayer Thumb-Wrestling Network


Some Code To Die For

The Year Wrap-up

Soviet Unterzoegersdorf Metroblogging

Project Mendel

Display, Retry, Fail

Manifesto of Ignorantism


Towers of Hanoi



Every Five Seconds an Inkjet Printer Dies Somewhere




We know apocalypses

452 x 157 cm² global durability

A Good Haul

Blattoptera / Art for Cockroaches

Minus 24x

Gladiator / Short Film


An attempt to emulate an attempt

Paschal Duct-Taping

Laptop Crochetication


Somewhere in the 1930s

Soul Sale

The Department for Criticism against Globalisation

Dot Smoke

Georg Paul Thomann

Nurgel Staring

War On

Let's network it out


Mackerel Fiddlers


Disney vs. Chrusov / Short film

Bulk Mail

Easter Celebrations

Mouse Over Matter

Condolence for a Crab

Force Sting

Turning Threshold Countries Into Plows


A Noise

A. C. A.

Hopping Overland

Achy Breaky Heart Campaign

Hermeneutic Imperative III

Holy Water / Franchise

Roböxotica // Festival for Cocktail-Robotics


Engine Hood Cookies


The Watch

Creative Industry 2003

This World

Cracked Foundation For The Fine Arts

Sometimes I feel

Fit with INRI

Growing Money

Catapulting Wireless Devices

Buried Alive

Illegal Space Race

Magnetism Party

Brick of Coke

1 Baud

Scrota Contra Vota

Direct Intervention Engine

Oh my God, they use a history which repeats itself! (T-Shirt)