Julius von Bismarck is a rising visual arts artist who grew up in Germany and Saudi Arabia. After the MFA-program at Hunter College New York he joined the Universitaet der Kuenste, Berlin, and the Institut fuer Raumexperimente of Olafur Eliasson. His work, which is established between art, science and technology is in particular a conflict with perception, manipulation and the documentation of urban space.
In 2008, he won the top prize at Ars Electronica for the Image Fulgurator, a hacked camera that injected stealth images into other people’s photos when they weren’t looking.
In 2012, von Bismarck was chosen to be the first ever artist in residence at CERN—the world’s largest particle physics laboratory. The work he produces there, Versuch Unter Kreisen (2012), consists of four lights hanging from a ceiling, swinging in apparent chaos before suddenly appearing perfectly in harmony.
Gilles Jobin and the German visual artist decided to collaborate together after Gilles’s residence at Cern in 2013 during which he created QUANTUM.
In more recent work, von Bismarck has moved away from his reliance on technology, turning his attention towards the natural world. For example with Some pigeons are more equal than others (2012), von Bismarck and artist Julian Charriere took ordinary grey pigeons and dyed their feathers, releasing the birds back into their original urban environments in Berlin, Venice and Copenhagen. The artist places unexpected new information into our field of vision.