Hans Bernhard is a writer, actionist and a media artist working in the field of media hacking, txt-modification and net.art. Since the mid-1990s, he has been a frequent speaker at conferences and universities worldwide, and has exhibited his work in venues such as Laboral Gijon (Spain), SFMOMA (US), transmediale Berlin (Germany), Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Japan), MOCA Taipei (Taiwan) and Mumok Vienna (Austria).
Born in New Haven, US, Bernhard is now a citizen of Switzerland and the US. He founded the multi-awarded and much talked about etoy.com and UBERMORGEN.COM (consulting, e-marketing, incubation, media hacking agency) as well as initiating and being involved in strategic consulting / communication consulting on projects such as [V]ote-auction, NAZI~LINE, bmdi.de, bannster.net. He has studied visual communication, digital art and aesthetics in Vienna, San Diego, Pasadena and Wuppertal. He is keen on attention and unsure about his hairstyle.
UBERMORGEN.COM is an artist duo created in Vienna, Austria, by lizvlx and Bernhard. Behind UBERMORGEN.COM one finds one of the most unmatchable identities – controversial and iconoclastic – of the contemporary European techno-fine-art avant-garde. Their open circuit of conceptual art, drawing, software art, pixel painting, computer installations, net.art, sculpture and digital activism (media hacking) transforms their brand into a hybrid Gesamtkunstwerk. The computer and the network are (ab)used to create art and combine its multiple forms. The permanent amalgamation of fact and fiction points toward an extremely expanded concept of one’s working materials that for UBERMORGEN.COM also include (international) rights, democracy and global communication (input-feedback loops). “Ubermorgen” is the German word both for “the day after tomorrow” and “super-tomorrow”.
UBERMORGEN & KHM Cologne, Black Mirror Institute
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