monochrom Canada/USA tour // monochrom on tour: "We're great together, the liberal society and its enemies!"
--- Mercer Union, Toronto/ON; Thursday July 13th, 2006; 8pm.
--- HOPE 6, Hotel Pennsylvania, Area B; NY/NY; Friday July 21, 2006; 3pm.
--- Zeke's Gallery, Montreal/QB; Saturday July 29, 2006; 7:30pm.
monochrom from Vienna is a collective, operating worldwide, that deals with technology, art, context hacking and philosophy and was founded in 1993. monochrom is an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe work, pop attitude, subcultural science and political activism. Their mission is conducted everywhere, but first and foremost in culture-archeological digs into the seats (and pockets) of ideology and entertainment.
monochrom has released a leftist retro-gaming project, established a 1 baud semaphore line through the streets of San Francisco, started an illegal space race through Los Angeles, buried people alive in Vancouver, and cracked the hierarchies of the art system with The Thomann Project. In Austria they ate blood sausages made from their own blood in order to criticize the grotesque neoliberal formation of the world economy. Sometimes they compose melancholic pop songs about dying media and hosted the first annual and inevitably leading festival concerned with cocktail robotics. At the moment they're planning a conference about pornography as one of the driving forces of technological innovation. Also they do international soul trade, propaganda camps, epic puppet theatre, aesthetic pregnancy counseling, food catering and -- sorry to mention -- modern dance.
monochrom's medley is a little tour-de-farce about their projects and political motivation. Altogether, this evening will be a joyful bucket full of good clean fanaticism, crisis, language, culture, self-content, identity, utopia, mania and despair, condensed into the well known cultural technique of a gala show. Powernapping highly welcome.
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.
External monochrom links:
[ P r o j e c t s ]
Soviet Unterzoegersdorf / Sector 2 / The Adventure Game
Krach der Roboter: Hello World!
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
Santa Claus Vs. Christkindl: A Mobster Battle
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 / Short film
Soviet Unterzoegersdorf / Sector 1 / The Adventure Game
I was a copyright infringement in a previous life (T-Shirt)
Firing Squad Euro2008 Intervention
I can count every star in the heavens above -- The image of computers in popular music
All Tomorrow's Condensations / Puppet show
The Redro Loitzl Story / Short film
Law and Second Order (T-Shirt)
They really kicked you out of the Situationist International?
When I was asked to write about new economy
Arse Elektronika 2007, 2008, 2009 etc.
The Void's Foaming Ebb / Short film
The Charcoal Burner / Short film
Fieldrecording in Sankt Wechselberg / Short film
Campaign For The Abolition Of Personal Pronouns
Entertainment (Unterhaltung) / Short film
Nicholas Negroponte Memorial Cable
Experience the Experience! (West Coast USA/Canada Tour 2005)
A Holiday in Soviet Unterzoegersdorf
Massive Multiplayer Thumb-Wrestling Network
Soviet Unterzoegersdorf Metroblogging
Every Five Seconds an Inkjet Printer Dies Somewhere
452 x 157 cm² global durability
Blattoptera / Art for Cockroaches
An attempt to emulate an attempt
The Department for Criticism against Globalisation
Disney vs. Chrusov / Short film
Turning Threshold Countries Into Plows
Roböxotica // Festival for Cocktail-Robotics
Cracked Foundation For The Fine Arts
Oh my God, they use a history which repeats itself! (T-Shirt)