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[Nettime-bold] Arkzin-Zagreb: Broadcasting 01-Brian Holmes

From: "dejan krsic" <>
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2001 9:15 AM
Subject: Broadcasting 01

net.culture club [MAMA]
announce initial event of the BROADCASTING PROJECT [dedicated to Nikola
Tesla] & [artEfacts] ongoing series of lectures

10_06_01_sunday. 20:00h
Net.culture club [mama], Preradovi eva 18, Zagreb, Croatia

Brian Holmes is an art critic, cultural theorist and political activist,
living in Paris, France. He writes for Parachute Magazine (Montreal) and
Springerin (Vienna), contributes frequently to nettime, and is a member of
the French activst group Ne Pas Plier (Do Not Bend).

His lecture in Zagreb, entitled "Broadcast Culture and Reciprocal Futures,"
explores the possible roles of art practices in the political conflict, now
emerging on a world scale, between a neoliberal media populism based
essentially on broadcast technologies and feedback information, and an
alliance of self-organized, self-educating associations, increasingly able
to transform free-market technologies into instruments of democratic
exchange over the shape of the very near future. Images of one of the more
recent episodes in the political confrontation - the FTAA summit in Quebec,
Canada - will provide a closer look at a few artistic practices that
weren't discussed on TV.

next on "Broadcasting project": Hans Ulrich OBRIST, 12_06_01_tuesday
and Diedrich DIEDRICHSEN, Iara BOUBNOVA, Renata SALECL, Viktor MISSIANO...
/exact dates will be announced/

BROADCASTING PROJECT [exhibition, performances, concerts, lectures,
workshops, live & media events ... on various locations in the city and
cyberspace, fall/winter 2001.]
Broadcasting project moves in opposition to the oppression of monologue and
centralised patriarchal infotainment. Key questions are communication and
mediation. Succes of mediated communication depends on the conditions under
which the exchange takes place - those conditions are not primary
technological but social, economical, culural, political...
... stressing the concepts of communication-as-art and
art-as-communication, we want to continue promotion, public presentation
and media intervention of socially relevant art practice...
Broadcasting project is envisioned as anenergizing, electryfying series of
events that will provide powerful surplus of energy to the stalled  Zagreb
social/cultural/arts scene...
Life and inventions of Nikola Tesla represent historical reference, and
theoretical trigger is found in Bertolt Brecht's txt "The Radio as an
Apparatus of Communication" [1932]

" is one-sided when it should be two-. It is purely an apparatus
for distribution, for mere sharing out. So here is a positive suggestion:
change this apparatus over from distribution to communication. The radio
would be the finest possible communication apparatus in public life, a vast
network of pipes. That is to say, it would be if it knew how to receive as
well as transmit, how to let the listener speak as well as hear, how to
bring him into a relationship instead of isolating him."
Bertolt Brecht, "The Radio as an Apparatus of Communication" (1932)


Project supported by:
Ministarstvo kulture RH
OSI Arts & Culture Network program
OSI Cultural Link program

Dejan Krsic
Arkzin d.o.o.
Ilica 176/1
HR-10000 Zagreb

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