manifesto (part 1)

v1 28.07.2009 (RC1, 10.05.2009) *


our work is curiosity driven research.
sampling is our basic principle of production.
it is visual. it is textual. we code recombinations.
we modify your plain-text.
The UM.BOOK**: we relabeled a peter weibel text as an hans ulrich obrist text. then we transformed a hans ulrich obrist interview with matthew barney into an interview by peter weibel with UBERMORGEN.COM.

we have no political agenda in our work.
this is true for our ideas, research and production.
the perception of our work is out of our control and we do not intend to control that either.
we have no intention, no goals. we feed our own curiosity
we are non-ideological.
our primary goal is research for our own interests. We experiment in the legal, technological, social, economical field; satisfying our own personal needs.
From this independent perspective we can freely investigate into whatever we are interested in.

we understand the things that happen around us and to us. We analyze
system configurations and we then recombine our findings, the facts and
the fiction into false originals, foriginal stories. we contextualize
technology with pseudo-politics, social messages with commerce.

we are not bound to any medium. although in most cases the core of a
project or a work is digital and happens online, it beginns as a small
concept text, some images and some code. it is carried on in a huge
cloud of research data.
the transfer of the digital to the physical
transforms online actions into supercharged images (prints/photos),
installations and sculptures.

our goal:
we impact your personal and individual experience
to look for the emotional kick and feedback,
to outsource responsability
to involve the audience emotionally

what we do is not pop art

it is rock art.

we are children of the 1980s. we are the first internet-pop-generation. we
grew up with radical Michael Milken, the king of junk bonds and
mythical Michael Jackson, the king of junk pop. during the 1990s we
loaded ourselves with technology, we call it digital cocaine, with mass
media hacking, underground techno, hardcore drugs, rock&roll lifestyle
and net.art jet set.

our neuronal networks and brain structures were similar to the global
synthetic network we helped building up and maintained subversive
activity within. and then they got infected: waves of mania and
depression ran through the technical, social and economic structures.

contemporary high-tech societies deal with hardcore brains using bio-chemical agents to control the internal information flow, we call them psychotropic drugs.

but how can we treat a mentally ill global network?



Full manifesto (4 parts)