Category: Online Exhibitions

HOLOSCENES | Lars Jan on ikono TV

Wednesdays and Sundays in November, 9pm

On Internet stream, SmartTV app, AppleTV. Or watch it anytime on ikono On Demand

HOLOSCENES is a public performance and series of multi-platform artworks that embody the trauma of flooding, driven by the concern that our troubled relationship to water will become the central issue of the 21st century. The project directly connects the everyday actions of individuals to global climate change, while contemplating the evolution of our capacities for empathy and long-term thinking. Presented in public space, the centerpiece of HOLOSCENES is a large aquarium that floods, drains, and floods again. The flooding aquarium is inhabited by a rotating cast of performers conducting everyday behaviors sourced from collaborators across the planet. HOLOSCENES has been presented in Toronto, Sarasota, and Miami, London, Abu Dhabi, and in New York’s Times Square.

Tierra | Regina José Galindo Online Exhibition

September, Wednesdays and Sundays at 9pm
On Internet stream, SmartTV app, AppleTV. Or watch it anytime on ikono On Demand

Regina José Galindo was born in 1974 in Guatemala City. She has completed residencies with Le Plateau, Paris (2005); Artpace, San Antonio, Texas (2008); and Chateau Třebešice, Czech Republic (2009).

Working in the context of a newly democratized society, Galindo has developed a socially and politically motivated practice in which she strives to acknowledge the thirty-six years of civil war her country endured, but also looks forward to a more peaceful and productive future. In her most celebrated work, Who Can Erase the Traces? (Quién puede borrar las huellas?, 2003), she walked barefoot through the streets of Guatemala City, from the Palacio Nacional de la Cultura to the Corte de Constitucionalidad, carrying a basin filled with human blood into which she periodically dipped her feet. The trail of footprints visualized her reaction to the recent news that Efraín Ríos Montt, a former military dictator responsible for the most destructive period of the country’s internal conflict, had been permitted to run for president despite constitutional prohibitions. In this work, the line between Galindo’s body as object and subject was so subtle that the blood covering her feet appeared to be her own; she embodied the war’s victims, taking their blood as hers and appropriating their suffering.

Larissa Sansour on ikonoTV

August 2017, Mondays at 09:00pm and Fridays at 09:30pm
On Internet stream, SmartTV app, AppleTV. Or watch it anytime on ikono On Demand

In the Future They Ate from the Finest Porcelain (2016) completes Larissa Sansour’s science fiction trilogy along with A Space Exodus (2008) and Nation Estate (2012). Under the common themes of loss, belonging, heritage and national identity, the three films each explore different aspects of the political turmoil the Middle East. While A Space Exodus envisions the final uprootedness of the Palestinian experience and takes the current political predicament to its extra-terrestrial extreme by landing the first Palestinian on the moon, Nation Estate reveals a sinister account of an entire population restricted to a single skyscraper, with each Palestinian city confined to a single floor. In the trilogy’s final instalment, In the Future They Ate from the Finest Porcelain, a narrative resistance leader engages in archaeological warfare in a desperate attempt to secure the future of her people. Using the language of sci-fi and glossy production, Sansour’s trilogy presents a dystopian vision of a Middle East on the brink of the apocalypse.

Sebastián Díaz Morales on ikonoTV

July, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9pm
On Internet stream, SmartTV app, AppleTV. Or watch it anytime on ikono On Demand

Sebastián Díaz Morales was born in 1975 in the Argentine city of Comodoro Rivadavia. His pictorial language bears the mark of this “Capital of the Wind”, as it is called, situated in an isolated spot between the Atlantic Ocean and the Patagonian Desert. As Morales himself says, the experience of growing up in an extreme environment in the middle of nowhere led to a special way of perceiving reality.

His films and videos, which he has been producing since 1998, show that reality is nothing more than a figment of the imagination. Every figure and every narrative in them is a metaphor for the boundary between reality and fiction. His films revolve around the suspension of time and the displacement of space and time through the constant dreaming and reconstruction of reality.

Morales works with various filmic techniques, for example montage, cartoon-like dissociations or slow motion. Sound also plays a leading part, whether in the form of noise or film music. Some of the works are reminiscent of science fiction. Their narrative style and dialogues are of a minimalist character, yet their imagery evokes associations by which the viewer discovers a new take on reality.

Radiofare #2 on Dublin Digital Radio

Radiofare’s second broadcast will take place on Tuesday 11 July from 10pm – 11pm on Dublin Digital Radio (

Radiofare is a new monthly programme of curated sound art and experimental work. The project aims to transgress the ordinary boundaries of radio by creating a platform for the disruptive and unexpected. Selected work loosely responds to the history, politics and technologies of mainstream, pirate, and DIY radio, and the manipulation of radio as a tool of mass communication.

Curated by Rory Caraher and Kerry Guinan.

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Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker on ikonoTV

Thursdays and Sundays at 09:00pm
Berlin / NY / Shanghai Time
On Internet stream, SmartTV app, AppleTV. Or watch it anytime on ikono On Demand

Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker began collaborating in 2006. Their videos playfully explore the intrinsic properties of found objects to generate incisive and poetic social criticism. The works combine a painterly treatment of color and composition with a meticulous handling of rhythm and sound.

DARKWOOD | David Ian Bickley at Sedition Art Online

1 May 2017 to 1 May 2018

DARK WOOD is a single channel immersive audio visual work by David Ian Bickley. Since the forest as an objective entity lies outside cultivation, it is can be seen as outside reason and also intellect, and as such a journey into the forest represents a decent into the human subconscious. Entering the DARKWOOD is a threshold symbol; the soul entering the perils of the unknown; the realm of death; the secrets of nature, or the spiritual world which man must penetrate to find meaning.

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Temporal Maps | Thiago Rocha Pitta on ikono TV

1 to 31 May

Wednesdays at 09:00pm
Berlin / NY / Shanghai Time
On Internet stream, SmartTV app, AppleTV. Or watch it anytime on ikono On Demand

Sao Paulo, Brazil-based artist Thiago Rocha Pitta’s (b. 1980) temporal and sensitive body of work depicts interventions with the environment from his native Brazil.

In this series, Rocha Pitta develops his study of nature through videos, each depicting a different desert terrain in Argentina. Referred to as “maps,” these videos capture a deceptively small physical alteration in the land that causes it to either fall, collapse, or become wet or dry. Although an organic process is not at play here (the alterations are the artist’s experiments), the videos still surge with activity and transformation which allude to universal forces like entropy and death. Enacting a cascade of sand like an hourglass, or a desiccation of a small stream of water, Rocha Pitta suggests that physical dynamism is not only the prerogative of living beings, and further, that maps cannot adequately represent the ongoing effects of time. Viewed together, Rocha Pitta’s videos are a meditation on the formation and deformation of geological processes. Individually, they act like monochrome digital frescoes, amplifying the sometimes small, but nonetheless destructive forces that act incrementally together on the bedrock of our planet.

Calligraffiti | USUGROW and Stohead online, ikono TV

Mondays and Fridays at 9:30pm
Berlin / NY / Shanghai Time

How to Watch?
In April 2017 on Internet stream, SmartTV app, AppleTV. Or watch it anytime on ikono On Demand

A decade ago Dutch artist Niels Shoe Meulman coined the word Calligraffiti for the title of his exhibition, which aimed at approaching traditional handwriting with contemporary mediums and – as he claimed – a metropolitan attitude. Since then, the word Calligraffiti started to define a specific form of artistic expression employing calligraphy, typography and graffiti, and it evolved considerably under the influence of artists merging new techniques and alphabets.

The program “Calligraffiti” is part of ikonoTV’s monthly focus “Masters of Ink” (April 2017) and shows two different approaches to calligraphy and urban art by focusing on the practice of USUGROW and Stohead.

Online | Dividual Notebook Project by Dividual Notes

May 2017 to June 2017

Dividual Notebook is a web-based project by Dividual Notes, a collaborative art team of visual artists and partners Jean_Louis Baudry and Brigit Egging and their son and writer Tobias Baudry. The Dividual Notebook Project is a web based project which started in May 2016 running until June 2017.
The aim of the project is to create a body of work that reflects their individual and shared thoughts, as voluntary emigrants, on being and leaving home, and how their identities have been shaped by notions of belonging. |

Levi van Veluw on ikono TV

March, Thursdays + Sundays at 9:00pm on Internet stream, SmartTV app, AppleTV.

Or watch it anytime on ikono On Demand

Levi van Veluw was born in the Dutch town of Hoevelaken in 1985 and studied at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem.

Since graduating in 2007, Levi van Veluw has produced multi-disciplinary works that includes photographs, videos, sculptures, installations and drawings. This varied body of work has been showcased in many different locations across Europe and the United States, earning him a number of nominations and awards.

Peking Opera | Varvara Shavrova on ikonoTV

In February 2017 on Internet stream, SmartTV app, AppleTV. Mondays and Fridays at 9pm Berlin / NY / Shanghai Time.
Or watch it anytime on ikono On Demand

Peking Opera is one of China’s most revered traditional music and theatre art forms. Hailed by the Chinese Government as a ‘national treasure’ and the ‘pride of the Chinese people’, Peking opera also faces the challenges that are typical to many global art forms today: that of staying ahead of the times and allowing modernization, and at the same time of preserving its tradition. With he advent of new and mostly westernized pop culture into modern‐day China, Peking Opera is endangered to be sublimated onto the outskirts of the Chinese entertainment industry.

Varvara Shavrova was born in Moscow and studied fine art at the Moscow Polygraphic Institute. After 15 years in London, she moved to Beijing, where she lived and worked for over five years. Now based in Dublin, Shavrova has shown in numerous public institutions and has curated significant exhibitions in Russia, China, Ireland and the UK.

StableHausLive Spring 2017 | OffenhausLive Online Exhibition

Participating artists: Susan Walsh, Alessio Mazzarulli, Jennifer Crawley, Yosef Reznikov, Bradley Matson, Hannah Shergold, Susan Proctor Hume, Roger Salucci, Lawnspeak, Karen Hughes, J. Hunter Fleming, Guiseppe Amato, Axelle Kieffer, Patrick Higgins.

OffenhausLive is a creative endevour dedicated to showcasing and supporting artists of all disciplines. Established in 2015 by the artist Alexander Paul OffenhausLive has grown in number to include artists from around the world. The panel of judges include Lindsay Douglas, Cathy Randell, Alexa Gilweit, Jeremy Oversier, Katie Corris, Charlie Forgham-Bailey and Alexander Paul. ​

Winners will be selected to join the Xzibit Project –

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Inner Land | Group Show on Ikono TV

Thursdays and Sundays at 9.30pm in January on Internet stream, SmartTV app, AppleTV.
Or watch it anytime on ikono On Demand

Featuring films from Nicolas Rupcich, Shingo Yoshida, Carla Chan, Jacques Perconte, Nicolas Rupcich and many more.

Since the 18th Century, the process of industrialization drastically modified the relationship between the individual and the landscape. With the expansion of urban areas and the proliferation of constructions and infrastructures, our visual field experienced a radical change: architecture-overloaded urban environment progressively hid the horizon, almost impeding us to gaze at the open land. With the evolution of a new, overcrowded environment and the sudden proximity of buildings, the open outlook shrank into tunnel vision.

Nature almost disappeared or became part of a urban planning in which meadows were covered with fields of concrete and an increasing number of taller buildings serve to an ever-growing population. The skyline has replaced the profile of mountains; concrete, plastic and glass have replaced organic matter.

The traditional connotation and experience of a landscape is today completely transfigured, and it is in some ways configured in an experience that is physically confined to the outskirts of our daily life. Moreover, the urban landscape has now become our actual “natural” landscape.

With this in mind, the program “Inner Land” brings together a selection of video works with the aim of observing and exploring the way artists deal today with the environment and the notion of landscape, and the issues that eventually arise when the natural and the artificial overlap.

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Audible Forms on ikono TV

ikono-decIn December 2016 on Internet stream, SmartTV app, AppleTV. Or watch it anytime on ikono On Demand.

The special program Audible Forms focuses on the use, representation and visualization of music in contemporary art, bringing together both synaesthetic and non-synaesthetic approaches with a particular focus on video works. The title quotes the homonymous work by Italian artist
Michele Spanghero.

The first part of Audible Forms brings together works employing instruments and sound techniques in an experimental or metaphorical manner. Berlin-based composer Ulrike Haage’s work “Between Sound and Silence” (2013) explores the particular sound of the monastery Lüne in Lüneburg, with a poetic interplay of sound and image. Russian artists Mikhail Basov and Natalia Basova’s silent work “Film for Imaginary Music” (2014), shows an old vinyl disc incessantly rolling along the shore, driven by an invisible external force. In Romy Pocztaruk’s “Suite Transbrasil” (2011), an old phonograph inside a fish tank plays Omar Fontoura’s composition, especially created for the unveiling of the Trans-Amazonian Highway in 1972. The program also features works by Adel Abidin, Mounir Fatmi, William Kentridge and Jaan Toomik.

The second part of Audible Forms focuses on synaesthetic techniques and the visualization of music. NY-based artist Neil Harbisson was born colorblind and is the first person in the world who has an antenna implanted in his head which allows him to listen to colours by transforming chromatic shades into specific tunes. His work “Sonochromatic Music Scale” (2011) introduces us to his peculiar way of seeing colors exclusively through sounds. Mateo Amaral’s ongoing project “Una Piedra Negra” is a digital animation in the form of experimental abstraction, ranging from science fiction, noise and psychedelia. Pierce Warnecke’s work explores the hidden, frantic life of inanimate objects by experimenting with abstract manipulation of sounds and images (“Silent Light Reveals the Unreal”, 2016). Audible Forms also includes works by Thorsten Fleisch, Carlotta Piccinini and Daniel Schwarz.

HEED FM | Garrett Phelan

garrett-phelan22 October to 18 November

HEED FM is a new commissioned work of art by artist Garrett Phelan. It is a 28-day anonymous sound broadcast portrait created through conversations with individuals and groups from all backgrounds aged 18–25, inhabiting Dublin.

The month-long FM radio and web broadcast is a constant stream of conversation without music, advertisements, news, presenters, weather, time or jingles. It presents recordings made over an eight-month period with a generation whose opinions and beliefs are rarely heard in the public sphere and who lack institutional advocacy on their behalf. HEED FM shuns pre-conceptions and de-sensationalizes this generation without judgement, giving time and voice to the ambitions, aspirations and passions of those that took part.

All of those that contributed to HEED FM were also invited to contribute creative work as part of the branding of the project, the resulting artworks can be viewed on, all contributions are included in advertising and promotional material and no editorial framework was applied.

HEED FM takes the form of an independent, temporary licensed FM radio station, running for 24 hours, 7 days a week over a 28-day period. It is supported by The Arts Council as an Open Call Project in their ART: 2016 programme as part of Ireland 2016.

Broadcast Details
HEED FM will be broadcast to the Greater Dublin Area on HEED FM 94.3 from 22nd October – 18th November 2016.

It will also be broadcast to Dublin and Cork on Digital Radio, DAB/DAB+.
HEED FM 94.3 (Dublin Only) | DAB/DAB+ (Dublin and Cork only) (online live stream)

Pale Blue Dot | October on ikonoTV

ikono-octSince the birth of the Space Age the mystery related to the cosmos with the possibility of leaving terrestrial gravity has been a strong driving force in artistic practice.

October’s program “Pale Blue Dot” on ikonoTV brings together a selection of works born through this great inspiration combining both the ancient dream of flight with more recent scientific research of space exploration.

This month of October you can enjoy on ikono:

Pale Blue Dot
A program combining contemporary video works with ikono’s productions on Old Masters pieces
Thursdays and Sundays at 9PM
Berlin / NY / Shanghai Time

Michael Najjar
Artist of the Month
Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:00PM
Berlin / NY / Shanghai Time

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