Ideas Worth Spreading (TED Talks)…

Bring your own Power Point presentation to Eyebeam and deliver, document, edit and upload your own pirate TED talk. Ideas Worth Spreading is part of F.A.T. Lab’s FAT GOLD exhibition, which is on view until April 20th.

(Use the keyword #pirateTED when uploading your TED content.)

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Flight Mode

This Wednesday at 7pm my new solo show will open at the Aksioma Institute for Contemporary Art in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The exhibition, Flight Mode, is a collection of new and existing work that was created entirely in airports and airplanes. More info here.

Flight Mode
Aksioma | Project Space
Komenskega 18, Ljubljana
Artist’s presentation and exhibition opening: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 7 pm
March 27 – April 12

Big thanks to Janez Janša and everyone at Aksioma (Sonja Grdina, Mojca Zupanič and Valter Udovičić) for making this happen. Additional thanks to Roman Ulčnik and Adria Tehnika for their support.

Offline Art exhibition at XPO Gallery

( by Evan Roth, 2013, collection of Hampus Lindwall.) is a new piece that premiered at XPO Gallery’s OFFLINE ART: new2 exhibition in Paris, curated by Aram Bartholl on February 21, 2013. The piece is part of a larger series named, which was commissioned by the Museum of Moving Image in New York City.

OFFLINE ART: new2 was one of the more interesting art openings I have been to in a long time, due primarily to Aram’s concept and curation, Olia Lialina’s opening remarks and the vision of XPO Gallery. I was very happy to be exhibiting with Aram along side Cory Arcangel, Kim Asendorf, Claude Closky, Constant Dullaart, Dragan Espenschied, Faith Holland, JODI, Olia Lialina, Jonas Lund, Phil Thompson, Emilie Gervais & Sarah Weis.

Photos courtesy of Aram Bartholl

Photos courtesy of Aram Bartholl

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A Tribute To Heather

I’m excited to announce the launch of a new series of pieces commissioned by the Museum of Moving Image in New York. A Tribute To Heather is a collection of ten new One Gif Compositions created from single animated gif files found on Heather’s Animations. Heather’s Animations is a hand crafted personal archive of early Animated Gifs that has remained online, free for all and relatively unchanged since 1999.

The exhibition can be seen online at and on the 50 foot projection wall at the Museum of Moving Image until June 30. Each piece will be exhibited for a full day on a two-week cycle. More info can be found on the Museum of Moving Image’s site here.

Big thanks to the Museum of Moving Image for commissioning the series and Jason Eppink for all of his help in making it happen.

Works include:

‘Casual Computing’ Solo Exhibition

Solo exhibition by Evan Roth

January 23, 2013 – May 10, 2013

Kibel Gallery
University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation
Building 145, College Park, Maryland 20742

I’m really excited to return to my alma mater for this solo exhibition at the University of Maryland’s Kibel Gallery. Photos coming soon.


“Casual Computing is a selection of new and existing works from Evan Roth that highlight his interest in the role of technology in society. With pieces including prints, sculptures, videos and websites, his work is less defined by medium and genre than by its appropriation of popular culture. Whether realized online, in the studio, in the city or at the airport, Roth questions the sacred nature of technology and experiments with showing it creative disrespect. Roth is fascinated with the misuse of seemingly rigid systems, and the effect that philosophies from hacker communities can have when applied outside of computer screens. Casual Computing highlights a changing and empowering approach towards technology as it becomes more commonplace.

Casual Computing will be on display at the University of Maryland’s Kibel Gallery in the School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation from January 23, 2013 – May 10, 2013. This will be Roth’s first time displaying work in UMD’s School of Architecture since he graduated there in 2000. This exhibition, curated by Ronit Eisenbach, is an exciting homecoming for the artist.”

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Ginger Bread: X-MIX 2012

Welcome to the 9th annual X-MIX, an end of the year mixtape celebration. As always, these aren’t necessarily songs released this year, but just a collection of the favorite things I’ve been listening to in 2012. Merry X-MIX Internet!


Track listing:
– Chelsea Peretti: Wolf Blitzer
– Iggy Azalea: My World
– SBTRKT: Trials of the Past
– Curren$y: Showroom
– Clams Casino: Palace
– Waka Flocka Flame: Triple F Intro
– Purity Ring: Fineshrine
– Amerigo Gazaway: Runnin’ (Bizarre Tribe)
– Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean: Clique
– Purity Ring, Obedear
– Beastie Boys, Pass the Mic
– Dolly Parton, Puppy Love
– Angel Haze, Wicked Moon
– Stevie Wonder, Village Ghetto Land
– Boldy James, I Sold Dope All My Life
– XXYYXX, Alone
– SBTRKT, Wildfire
– Chelsea Peretti: Wolf Blitzer

Ghosts of X-MIX past: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Multi-Touch Portraits: From/To Commissions

Multi-Touch Portraits: From/To Commissions
Thumb prints on tracing paper
4.25″ x 2.5″

Multi-Touch Portraits: From/To Commissions are created by typing the subject’s email address into the mail app on a smart phone with inked fingers. The pieces aim to create a connection between the generic gestures associated with typing on a touch screen device with the specific identities of the painter (‘from’) and the subject (‘to’).

The From/To Commissions are part of a larger series called Multi-Touch Paintings, which are created by performing simple routine tasks on multi-touch handheld computing devices with inked fingers. The series is a comment on computing and identity, but also creates an archive of this moment in history where we have started to manipulate pixels directly through gestures that we were unfamiliar with just over 5 years ago.

Angry Birds All Levels

(Photo by Seb Lee-Delisle)

Angry Birds All Levels
Ink on tracing paper
188cm x 150cm

With over 1 billion downloads, some have argued that Angry Birds will soon trump Mario Brothers and Mickey Mouse in cultural pervasiveness. Beyond visualising the game, the piece also aims to make apparent the amount of time and repetitive gestures required to “win” the game. The resulting visualisations contrast the excitement that happens in the gaming environment with the monotony that actually takes places in the physical world. Ultimately, the piece aims to glorify and critically question this new kind of gaming interaction that never leaves our pockets.

Angry Birds All Levels is a new piece currently on display at the Science Gallery in Dublin. From the Science Gallery:

Angry Birds is a new piece by Evan Roth that comments on the rise of casual gaming, identity and our relationship with mobile devices. Consisting of 300 sheets of tracing paper and black ink, it’s a visualisation of every finger swipe needed to complete the popular mobile game of the same name. The gestures exist on a sheet of paper that’s the same size as the iPhone on which it was originally created. Angry Birds is part of a larger series that Roth has been working on over the last year called Multi-Touch Paintings. These compositions are created by performing simple routine tasks on multi-touch handheld computing devices [ranging from unlocking the device to checking Twitter] with inked fingers. The series is a comment on computing and identity, but also creates an archive of this moment in history where we have started to manipulate pixels directly through gestures that we were unfamiliar with just over 5 years ago. In the end, the viewer is presented with a black and white representation of the gestures that have been prescribed to us in the form of user interaction design.


A simple piece of software got us through the dark ages of computing before the Internet allowed us to waste company time more effectively. Now you can reconnect with this old friend on the other side of the computer screen. Solitaire.exe is a physical pixel-for-pixel recreation of the popular computer card game included in the Windows 98 operating system.

This signed and numbered edition of 500 decks was created exclusively for The Cooper-Hewitt. These official Bicycle® Playing Cards are printed on linen by The United States Playing Card Company. Decks can be purchased online at The Cooper Hewitt Shop (sold out).

Collect the WWWorld @ 319 Scholes

(Thanks to Lindsay Howard for the photos.)

Internet Cache Self Portrait: July 17, 2012
Latex saturated wet strength wallpaper
154″ x 121″
New York

I was excited to contribute a new piece to Domenico Quaranta‘s Collect the WWWorld: The Artist as Archivist in the Internet Age currently on display at 319 Scholes. More photos from the exhibition can be viewed here.

Participating artists include:
Alterazioni Video, Kari Altmann, Gazira Babeli, Kevin Bewersdorf, Aleksandra Domanovic, Constant Dullaart, Elisa Giardina Papa, Travis Hallenbeck, Jason Huff, JODI, Olia Lialina & Dragan Espenschied, Eva and Franco Mattes, Oliver Laric, Jon Rafman, Ryder Ripps, Evan Roth, Ryan Trecartin, Brad Troemel, Penelope Umbrico, and Clement Valla.