Auto Italia in Mousse and Post Matter!

We’d like to share two recently published articles with you, From Performance To Post-Performance, a conversation between Catherine Wood, Marie De Brugerolle and Marie Canet in Mousse (Summer 2014) and an interview with Auto Italia on PostMatter.

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A Horn Of Plenty At The All You Can Eat Buffet Of Nothing

The event this coming Saturday is called: “A Horn Of Plenty At The All You Can Eat Buffet Of Nothing” which maybe sounds negative – but don’t worry – it’s actually positive: we’re going to bring a horn of plenty to fill up that empty buffet.

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opti-ME* reviewed in Art Monthly

We’re excited to share a review of opti-ME* and Banner Repeater’s Snow Crash, published in the current issue of ArtMonthly (June 2014), that considers the performative subjectivities realised in both projects.

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How do we want to work in the future? Drills are methods for self-discipline, ways to explore artistic practice and routines to develop in order to see ourselves and our artistic practices differently. Click below to DO THE DRILL. Drill Practice is a collaborative project between Auto Italia and BAFA CSM students, with contributions from Keshav Anand, Sofia Lavalle, Nicole read more

opti-ME* Online Commission: Sascha Pohflepp: "The Currency of Living Matter (Every Thought Is Sunlight)"

As part of opti-ME*s investigation into embodied value, identity economics, and human exchange, artist Sascha Pohflepp presents a speculative executive toy modeled on the body’s very own ‘molecular currency’ in The Currency of Living Matter (Every Thought Is Sunlight). Converting organic into digital 'money', he maps in a closed circuit the energy needed for the bio-mechanical production of five US dollars read more

Auto Italia at Kunstvlaai, 21-25 May

We're excited to announce that Auto Italia will be participating in this year's Kunstvlaai in Amsterdam, 21st-25th May. Developed in close collaboration with Theo Cook, Pablo Jones-Soler and Michael Oswell, Auto Italia will present a billboard-based piece, installed in the Amstelpark alongside work from over 50 artist-led initiatives from around the world. Kunstvlaai is a platform for experimental art practices; read more

Ingo Niermann at opti-ME*

As part of opti-ME* we're looking for people interested in taking part in a workshop - The Artist as Material - with writer Ingo Niermann, based on his concept of self-determined drill. This focused, small workshop will take place on Saturday May 24th from 2pm onwards, where Niermann will work with the group to explore ideas and methodologies for how artists might read more


Now available, from us to you, a *FREE* ringtone, comprised of the auto-tuned and pitch shifted sounds of Lady Gaga and Marina Abravomic in physical and emotional turmoil. Answer your calls after a duet of despair. GAGAVIC RINGTONE iPHONE VERSION GAGAVIC RINGTONE EVERYONE ELSE VERSION The ringtone gifts a special mobile-momento re-edit of DJ and producer Pierre LX's future-Muzak commission read more

In the Memewhile – Justin Jaeckle at opti-ME*

Join us for - In the Memewhile - as Justin Jaeckle leads the next stage of our project - opti-ME* - with an evening of high performance [anxiety] and socialised futures. On Saturday 10th May we’re opening our doors for a take over by a syndicate of participants to explore the #MEMEWHILE with early evening meditative vibes, pizza and live streaming read more

Special Service: open call / spring 14 Premiere

open call / spring 14 PREMIERE / TALKSHOW open call / spring 14 is an intimate talkshow brought to you by Special Service with Preston Chaunsumlit and Christopher Kulendran Thomas, hosted by Britta Thie. The event includes a premiere of the first Special Service casting tapes produced during their residency at Auto Italia as part of opti-ME*. Special Service have read more