Wednesday, October 28, 2009

[Yasmin_discussions] Announcement: Upgrade! Berlin with F.A.T. Lab and Artzilla / Sat. Oct 31st


this is the first time I am posting to the list, so I quickly introduce myself: Ela Kagel, freelance curator and producer / I organise the Upgrade! meetings in Berlin, and I am involved in Public Art Lab and in the program team of the transmediale festival for art and digital culture.

I want to invite all of you who will be in Berlin for Helloween to join us for our Helloween Upgrade! event with presentations, exhibition opening, drinks and music:

F.A.T. Lab presentation & Artzilla "Skate The Web" opening with Aram Bartholl and Tobias Leingruber!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31st 2009, 8pm at BETAHAUS Berlin, Prinzessinnenstrasse 19-20, directly at Moritzplatz.

Aram Bartholl and Tobias Leingruber will present The Free Art and Technology (F.A.T.) Lab:

F.A.T. Lab is an organization dedicated to enriching the public domain through the research and development of creative technologies and media. Release early, often and with rap music. This is Notorious R&D. The entire F.A.T. network of artists, engineers, scientists, lawyers,
musicians and Bornas are committed to supporting open values and the public domain through the use of emerging open licenses, support for open entrepreneurship and the admonishment of secrecy, copyright monopolies and patents.

F.A.T. Lab is nominated for the transmediale award 2010.

Aram Bartholl and Tobias Leingruber are both members of the F.A.T. Lab collective and will talk about their own artistic practice, too.

On the same night Tobias Leingruber will present including the opening of his "Skate The Web" solo show at Betahaus. is dedicated to the development of experimental browser software. The platform collects and exhibits creative works, shares code and tutorials, and publishs news from the scene.
Internet artists, street artists and skateboarders are using public architecture in ways, the creators didn't expect it to be used. is a collection of browser modifications which challenge our online society by pointing out cultural clashes, remixing existing
structures in uncommon ways, and using public online services to create art work. Let?s SKATE THE WEB! Artzilla was presented at WORM Rotterdam and ROFL-Con New York.

Please find more infos here:

This event is a cooperation with the transmediale festival for art and digital culture: and Public Art Lab Berlin (

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