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Table of Contents:     absinthe                                                    
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   Rogue States (working title) - Media Circus Reader                              
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    computer fine arts //                                             
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   Vaneigem on Revolutionary Society               [.m]                            
     "Bureau of Public Secrets" <>                                     

   C-level proudly announces Tekken Torture Tournament                             
     "geert lovink" <>                                                

   CALCULATED CINEMA                                                               
     "geert lovink" <>                                                

   Truth and Reconciliation Conference: May 18-19-20, 2001 - Belgrade              
     "geert lovink" <>                                                

   Re: finisage pending                                                            
     "Luchezar Boyadjiev" <>                                       

   "du bist die welt" -                            
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   mental states                                                                (Sarah Thompson)                                           

   Bergen Festival of Contemporary Music                                                                                                

   DOODS Audio Collage                                                             
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   Robert Weissman: A Call to Defy Corporate Domination                            
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   ARTLAB-Prospect5 "R111"(michael saup+supreme particles)                         
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Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 00:54:21 -0700
From: m e t a <>
Subject:     absinthe






Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 00:11:16 +1000 (EST)
From: MC Reader <>
Subject: Rogue States (working title) - Media Circus Reader

(please forward on to like-minds)


We are producing a Reader with a working title 'Rogue States' for the Media 

The Media Circus is a gathering of people who create, consume, critique and 
distribute media content that challenges, questions and expresses our culture, 
our society and the way we live. The event happens in Melbourne from the 13th to 
15th July, 2001, and will be comprised of screenings, workshops, forums and 

Call for content:

This is a call for printable content to be considered for inclusion in the 
Reader which will aim to present a snapshot of the state of the international 
media circus and provide views and ideas on how we can identify and tackle the 
sensorial bombardment, establish mental defence shields and develop our own 
media to challenge the established and propagate new stories in our community. 

Here are a list of words and phrases which will provide further guidance as to 
the nature of content we are calling for: transnational protests and the and machines; counter-culture-corporations and their tricks; 
public relations, think-tanks, robot-artists, automatic journalists and traitor 
academics; getting nasty - surveillance and censorship; misrepresentations, 
deceptions and lies; new and converged media, hackers, viruses; political arts, 
hip-hop, graffiti, and comedy.

We are especially keen to give space to stories from the invisible - from new 
people and people who are outside the outside - from the colonies, the remote 
regions and  the developing and 3rd worlds. 

So we ask you to go berserk. We do not have much time. Maybe you know of content 
in the public-domain compatible with being re-published in our Reader or maybe 
you want to write something fresh. Don't forget images. 

Our deadline for content is 15 June 2001. 

Here's how you get involved: 

If you have content which you feel should be considered for inclusion or have 
any queries relating to content - please email 

All messages sent to the above address will be sent to the editorial collective.

If you have any other queries or problems, reply to this email -

Once printed, Rogue States (working title) will be distributed internationally 
to key media activist collectives and cultural organisations. The publication 
will be in English however its content will call in to 'copyleft' and we would 
welcome repurposing and translations as long as the moral rights of the author 
and the publication is respected. It will also be available on da net.

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Who is behind MediaCircus and the Reader?

There is a small collective of volunteers who are organising MediaCircus and the 
publication of Reader. We are genuinely interested in fostering a strong 
progressive and critical media culture and come from various places but are 
currently based in Melbourne. Our past and current involvements cover a broad 
range of media and cultural practice and activism, including 
melbourne.indymedia, S11 protests, National Young Writers Festival, exploring 
the sociology of activism, investigating surveillance, organising screenings and 
events, facilitating email lists, and making art content. We are students, 
academics, media makers, writers and people wanting to create a more sustainable 
future. Some of us do stuff with SKA TV, Voiceworks, Radio 3CR, Friends of the 
Earth and The Paper. Some of our names are Nik Beuret, Marni Cordell, Sam de 
Silva, Aizura Hankin, Alex Kelly, Rachel Maher, Lachlan Simpson  and Karen 

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Media Circus Reader


Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 17:28:50 -0500
From: computer fine arts <>
Subject:  computer fine arts //

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Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 18:55:50 -0700
From: "Bureau of Public Secrets" <>
Subject: Vaneigem on Revolutionary Society               [.m]

The final chapter of Raoul Vaneigem's book "From Wildcat Strike to Total
Self-Management" has just been translated into English for the first time.
It's online at

While the early parts of the book deal with radical tactics within
present-day society, this final chapter considers how a noncapitalist and
nonhierarchical society might function following a successful revolution.

* * *

The Bureau of Public Secrets website features many other texts by Raoul
Vaneigem, Guy Debord, and other members of the Situationist International,
the notorious avant-garde group that helped trigger the May 1968 revolt in

PO Box 1044, Berkeley CA 94701, USA


Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 10:20:12 +1000
From: "geert lovink" <>
Subject: C-level proudly announces Tekken Torture Tournament

From: "Pam" <>
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2001 5:18 PM
Subject: C-level proudly announces Tekken Torture Tournament

C-level proudly announces Tekken Torture Tournament, a
one-night event combining the latest video game technology,
untapped public aggression and painful electric shock.

Willing participants will be wired into our custom  fighting
system - A modified Tekken III Playstation console which
converts virtual damage into bracing, but non-lethal, electric shocks.

The Tournament will take place at the C-level lab in Chinatown,
Los Angeles on Saturday, May 19th, 2001 between 8pm and 12am.
The Tekken Torture Tournament is free for both spectators and
competitors, and open to the general public.

For more details and to register to compete :

* If you plan to compete in the tournament sign up now at:

C-level is a co-operative lab formed to share physical, social and
technological resources. Members include artists, programmers,
writers, designers, agit-propers, filmmakers and reverse-engineers.
Located in a basement in Chinatown Los Angeles, C-level serves
to host a variety of events including screenings, performances,
lectures, debates, and tournaments. In addition, the c-level server
provides a range of services such as email, web based software
applications and streaming media events.

For directions and a map to C-level :

Please direct additional questions to:

We hope to see you on Saturday!


Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 09:59:38 +1000
From: "geert lovink" <>

From: "constant" <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2001 6:46 AM

16 TO 22 /05 /2001
16/05 + 17/05 20:15
18/05 to 22/05 22:15

Calculated Cinema is a seven part series that focuses its attention on the
pioneering use of computers and electronics in experimental films. It looks
at the creation of new procedures in animation and, explores movement, light
and synchronicity between music and image, weaving a fabric of
cross-references. These concerns range from the first avant-garde groups, to
examples in more recent work, from the binary geometry of calculated images
to other arithmetical applications based on stills, and other principles of
systematic composition. The juxtaposition of different techniques, eras,
aesthetic directions, and very diverse natural images serve to establish
both the relationships and contrasts that pertain to this field, and which
can be observed in the works of artist-film-makers as Oskar Fischinger, Mary
Ellen Bute, John and James Whitney, Jordan Belson, Peter Kubelka, Werner
Nekes, Larry Cuba and Robert Darroll.

16 05  20:15
Calculated cinema will be introduced by Eugeni Bonet (SP) writer, film
maker, curator and tutor at the Fine Arts Department, Barcelona.

 1 Notions of Calculus 16 /05
 2 Elements of Image 17 /05
 3 Geometry and Oscillographs 18 /05
 4 Arithmetic of Frame and Bit 19 /05
 5 Lumigraphy, Chromophony and Abstronica 20 /05
 6 Machine-Language: Permutations 21 /05
 7 Cosmic Arabesque        22 /05


A miscellaneous programme conceived as an introduction to the overall
series. It presents a synthetic evolution of computer-assisted animation:
between analogue and digital machinery, abstraction and representation,
geometry and fiction, arithmetic and visual music. It includes a documentary
about the working procedures developed by John Whitney. Other
cross-references are inserted in various forms of animation and arithmetic
construction based on objective images which lead into the content of other

München-Berlin Wanderung
Oskar Fischinger, 1927 (5 min.)

James Whitney, 1963-66 (10 min.)

John Whitney, 1961 (7 min.)

Poemfield 5 (Free Fall)
Stan Vanderbeek, 1967 (7 min.)

Calculated Movements
Larry Cuba, 1985 (6 min.)

Experiments in Motion Graphics
John Whitney, 1967-68 (13 min.)

24 Frames per Second
Takahiko Iimura, 1975-78 (12 min.)

Terminal Self
John Whitney Jr., 1971 (7 min.)

approximate length: 67 min.


The synthesis and analysis of images through basic formal elements ­ dot and
line, pixel and grid ­ and through a range of procedures that go from hand
to machine and optics to digitalisation. From McLaren¹s direct film
animation methods to the trigonometric functions of programming languages.
Braids that create geometric rhythms, pointillist mosaics, symmetrical
loops, combinations of form and exuberant chromatics. Closing this
programme, the film by Foldès was one of the firsts to use the computer in
order to automate the interpolation procedures of animated cinema.

Norman McLaren / Evelyn Lambart, 1960 (5:30 min.)

Norman McLaren / Evelyn Lambart, 1962 (5:30 min.)

Norman McLaren / Evelyn Lambart, 1965 (5:30 min.)

Organisation II
Christian Lebrat, 1977 (5 min.)

3/78 (Objects and Transformations)
Larry Cuba, 1978 (6 min.)

Matrix III
John Whitney, 1972 (11 min.)

Joost Rekveld, 1991-94 (4 min.)

Autour de la perception
Pierre Hébert, 1968 (16 min.)

Peter Foldès, 1971 (8 min.)

approximate length: 67 min.


Euclidean and spontaneous drawings, between the compass and electronics,
analogy and algebra, symmetry and the one-off gesture, the machine and the
organic. Hybrid creations that fuse electronics and photography, calligraphy
and electronics, music and optics. Discovery of the oscilloscope, the
graphic tablet and the Totalization technique or ³animation of illusory
solids² (introduced by Alexeieff / Parker in an exceptional series of
commercial advertisements).

Around is Around
Norman McLaren / Evelyn Lambart, 1951 (10 min.)

Rectangle et rectangles
René Jodoin, 1984 (8 min.)

Oskar Fischinger, 1926 (4 min.)

Stan Vanderbeek, 1971 (6 min.)

Euclidean Illusions
Stan Vanderbeek, 1980 (10 min.)

Mood Contrasts
Mary Ellen Bute, 1956 (6:30 min.)

Denys Irving, 1969 (8 min.)

Color Commercials
Alexandre Alexeieff / Claire Parker, 1952-61 (8 min.)

Come Closer
Hy Hirsh, 1953 (7 min.)

approximate length: 68 min.


Here the binary system is mostly translated into the fundamental contrast
between black and white, light and dark. Black and Light is the title of one
of the programme¹s most amazing films: a very literal case of film produced
with a computer. The radical sobriety of the metric or arithmetically
structured films by Kubelka, Kren and Brand (plus Iimura on programme one)
is situated in contrast to Larry Cuba¹s hypnotic geometrical permutations
and to the charming digital harmonies to be found in other programmes.

Peter Kubelka, 1956-57 (3 min.)

Peter Kubelka, 1957-58 (2 min.)

Arnulf Rainer
Peter Kubelka, 1958-60 (6:30 min.)

Black and Light
Pierre Rovère, 1974 (8 min.)

Two Space
Larry Cuba, 1979 (8 min.)

3/60 Bäume im Herbst
Kurt Kren, 1960 (5 min.)

31/75 Asyl
Kurt Kren, 1975 (8:30 min.)

Bill Brand, 1972 (26 min.)

approximate length: 68 min.


The Whitney brothers¹ early exercises in ³audiovisual music² are compared
with other works by four generations of artists, all of which belong to an
artistic tradition of light and movement, colour and sound. An art with
multiple manifestations in kinetic and light sculpture, new instruments of
projection and visual music, procedures for the synthesis of sound and
images, and from abstract cinema to electronic media.

Opus I (Lichtspiel)
Walter Ruttmann, 1920 (8 min.)

Lichtspiel: Schwarz-Weiss-Grau
László Moholy-Nagy, 1930 (5:30 min.)

Polka Graph
Mary Ellen Bute, 1952 (4 min.)

Hy Hirsh, 1956 (7 min.)

Film Exercise 1
James & John Whitney, 1943 (5 min.)

Film Exercises 2-3
James & John Whitney, 1944 (4 min.)

Film Exercises 4-5
James & John Whitney, 1945 (12 min.)

Mary Ellen Bute, 1954 (5:30 min.)

# 3
Joost Rekveld, 1994 (4 min.)

Stan Vanderbeek, 1968 (6 min.)

approximate length: 61 min.


Computer language goes in search of the human being¹s natural language and
other mechanical inventions incorporating random functions, permutation
algorithms, procedures for the analysis and sequential composition of images
and text. The films on this programme combine texts and picture elements of
differing nature (from abstraction to representation), operating
permutations and dealing with semantic issues. All of these filmmakers have
gone through different techniques in their filmographies, with and without
the assistance of computers and data processing machines.

Filmblock I (random/text I/text II/go/orange)
Marc Adrian, 1962-64 (16 min.)

Poemfield 2
Stan Vanderbeek, 1971 (5 min.)

Word Movie/Fluxfilm 29
Paul Sharits, 1966 (4 min.)

Malcolm Le Grice, 1972 (10 min.)

Paul Glabicki, 1983 (28 min.)

Moe¹s Field
Robert Darroll, 1993-96 (10 min.)

approximate length: 73 min.


The perfect geometry of the circle (mandala) is one of the shapes that runs
throughout this programme: from Belson¹s cosmological visions to
Emshwiller¹s solar disc and Vegter¹s nocturne. From Fischinger to the
Whitney brothers, Belson, Stehura, etc., ancestral Oriental philosophies and
their symbolic graphics and rituals blend with the impact of science and
contemporary thought (from the theory of relativity to cybernetics), poetry
with world prose, and mathematics with the meditation machine (the yantra).
After all, Yin and Yang already described the binary system a long, long
time ago.

James Whitney, 1950-57 (8 min.)

Radio Dynamics
Oskar Fischinger, 1943 (4 min.)

Cibernetik 5.3
John Stehura, 1961-65 (8 min.)

Piece Mandala/End War
Paul Sharits, 1966 (5 min.)

Jordan Belson / Stephen Beck, 1974 (10 min.)

Celery Stalks at Midnight
John Whitney, 1952 (3 min.)

John Whitney, 1975 (8 min.)

Ed Emshwiller, 1979 (3 min.)

Bart Vegter, 1993 (13 min.)

approximate length: 62 min.

Programme notes by Eugeni Bonet


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Bruxelles 1000 Brussel
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Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 09:24:41 +1000
From: "geert lovink" <>
Subject: Truth and Reconciliation Conference: May 18-19-20, 2001 - Belgrade

From: <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2001 12:12 AM
Subject: Truth and Reconciliation Conference: May 18-19-20, 2001 - Belgrade

The international conference "In Search of Truth and Responsibility -
Towards A Democratic Future", to be held in Belgrade on May 18-20
2001, will be the first such opportunity to discuss these issues since
the dramatic events of September 24 and October 5 2000.   

The participation of a large number of experts from around the world,
the Balkans region and our country is not the only reason why this
conference is important. It also marks the launch of the long and
painful process of confronting the truth, examining the
responsibility, and ultimately working towards reconciliation in the
whole of south-east Europe. Most people in Yugoslavia and Serbia, as
well as experts in the field, are more willing than ever before to
face up to what has been happening in our most recent past. At the
same time, public awareness is growing ever stronger that if we do not
confront our past it will be impossible to bring about the necessary
democratic reforms and modernisation of our society as a whole.          

The varied experiences of truth and reconciliation commissions from
Latin America, South Africa and Asia suggest that there is no
universal model for responding to the challenges of the past. Also
valuable are the diverse experiences of post-Communist eastern
European countries in embarking on the process of adopting democracy
and confronting their own pasts, with varying degrees of success.
Clearly, justice in times of transition is not an entity which can be
automatically replicated or applied.       

However, there is a consensus: namely that, in both social and
political terms, one cannot strive towards a better future if burdened
by the lies and concealed crimes which strike at the heart of humanity

The conference "In Search of Truth and Responsibility - Towards A
Democratic Future" will give us the chance to examine and reconsider
the various ways in which truth and reconciliation commissions have
worked. This in turn will have a far-reaching and profound impact on
the wider public debate about this issue within Yugoslav society.    

Over a hundred experts from home and abroad have confirmed thus far
their participation in the event. Yugoslav President Vojislav
Kostunica and the director of the Institute for Justice in Transition,
Alex Boraine, will open the conference.   

Radio & TV B92 organize

Truth and Reconciliation Conference:
May 18-19-20, 2001 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) - Belgrade


Friday, May 18



- - Vojislav Kostunica *, president of FR Yugoslavia
- - Alex Boraine *, president of the International Centre for
Transitional Justice and vice-president of the Truth and
Reconciliation Commission for South Africa  

18:00 - 19:00

Saturday, May 19 

09:00 - 11:00
Serbia at a Crossroads: Why is it necessary to confront the past?

- - Vojin Dimitrijevic * - Belgrade Centre for Human Rights
- - Misha Glenny *- the author of the books "The Fall of Yugoslavia" and
"The Balkans 1804 - 1999" 
- - Srdjan Bogosavljevic* - Presentation of Strategic Marketing Research

Chair: Veran Matic

* confirmed attendance
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:30
How to Confront the Past: The Experiences of Others

- - Ivan Vejvoda * - Fund for an Open Society
- - Francisco Guterres *, National Reconciliation Commission of Timor
- - Aryeh Neier * - Open Society Institute
- - Jose Miguel Vivanco *, a Chilean lawyer, Director of the Americas
Division of Human Rights Watch 
- - Radmila Nakarada, Truth &  Reconciliation Commission for Yugoslavia

Chair: Zarko Puhovski
Rapporteur: Pol van Zyl

13:30 - 15:00 

15.00 - 18.00
Truth and Justice: Legal issues in the International and Local Context

- - Leposava Karamarkovic, President of the Serbian Supreme Court
- - Momcilo Grubac*, Federal Minister of Justice
- - Abdul Tejan - Cole*, Sierra Leone Bar Association, Campaign for Good
Governance and University of Sierra Leone 
- - Hans Holthuis * - Registrar of the ICTY
- - Jakob Finci * - Truth & Reconciliation (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
- - Diane Orentlicher * - professor of Law at American University

Chair: Ivan Jankovic
Rapporteur: Jadranka Jelincic

Saturday Evening - Concert "Serbia: Sounds global"
Cultural Centre B92 - Cinema Rex

If you are interested in attending the Concert please confirm when you
register for the Conference 
 Sunday, May 20

Responsibility and Reconciliation

- - Goran Svilanovic * - Minister of Foreign Affairs of FR Yugoslavia
- - Albie Sachs * - Justice of the Constitutional Court, South Africa
- - Adam Michnik * - publicist, editor-in-chief of Gazeta Wyborcza
- - Natasa Kandic * - Humanitarian Law Fund
- - Jacques Paul Klein * - Special Representative of the Secretary
General and Coordinator of the United Nations Operations in Bosnia and
Herzegovina, UNMIBH  

Chair: Sonja Liht
Rapporteur: Vesna Terselic

12:30- 14:00 
Reparation and Reform of Institutions 

- - Zoran Djindjic* - Premier of the Serbian Government
- - Filip Vujanovic * - Premier of the Montenegrin Government
- - Slobodan Homen * - Otpor
- - Freimut Duve * - OSCE Media Representative, Germany
- - Drinka Gojkovic * - Documentation Centre 'Truth, Responsibility and
- - Laslo Sekelj * - sociologist, Institute for European Studies

Chair: Barbara Davis
Rapporteur: Biljana Kovacevic-Vuco

16:30- 17:00
Coffee Break


- - Alex Boraine *- Vice president of the Commission for Truth &
Reconciliation of South Africa, now president of the International
Centre for Transitional Justice  
- - Dragoljub Micunovic * - President of the Chamber of Citizens of the
Federal Parliament 
- - Veran Matic * - ANEM Chairman & Editor in Chief of RTV B 92

List of participants:

- - Abouzeid Frances*, Media Development Loan Fund
- - Ackovic Dragoljub*- Rominterpress
- - Ahmetaj Nora* - lawyer
- - Alomerovic Sefko - Helsinki Committee for Human Rights, Sandzak
- - Anastasijevic Duska* - Humanitarian Law Fund
- - Antic Cedomir - historian
- - Asiel Isak - Rabbi of Yugoslavia
- - Barovic Nikola - attorney at law
- - Batic Vladan* - Minister of Justice of the Republic of Serbia
- - Bettyar Ivan*, Senior Political Affairs Officer, UN Liaison Office,
- - Bigovic Radovan - Dean of the Faculty of Theology, Serbian Orthodox
Church in Belgrade, member of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission 
- - Biserko Sonja* - Helsinki Human Right Committee, Belgrade
- - Bishop Artemije - Eparchy of Raska & Prizren region
- - Bishop Lavrentije * - Episcope of the Eparchy (the Episcopate) of
Sabac & Valjevo region 
- - Bogosavljevic Srdjan* - Strategic Marketing, Belgrade
- - Bonnot Maurice*, Head of Mission of Council of Europe, Belgrade
- - Boraine Alex*- Vice president of the Truth & Reconciliation
Commission for South Africa, now International Centre for Transitional
- - Bostrom Ann Marie* - Swedish Helsinki Committee, Belgrade
- - Bratuljevic Natalija* - Swedish Helsinki Committee, Belgrade
- - Broz Svetlana * - president of the Collegiate Body of the Children's
Embassy, Sarajevo 
- - Butler Tom* , Harvard University, Boston
- - Cerovic Aida - journalist, Novi Pazar
- - Countryman Thomas* , Director, South cental European Affairs,
Department of State, Washington D.C. 
- - Curgus Velimir *- author, Fund for an Open Society, Belgrade
- - Darmanovic Srdjan* - Centre for Democracy (CEDEM), Podgorica
- - Davies Jackie*, OneWorld International, London
- - Davis Barbara* - Chief of Mission, UNHCHR in FRY (Feb.1998-Feb.2001)
- - Debeljak Jasmina* - Swedish Helsinki Committee, Belgrade
- - Dereta Miljenko - director, Civil Initiatives, Belgrade
- - Dimic Ljubodrag - historian, member of the Truth & Reconciliation
Commission, Belgrade 
- - Dimitrijevic Vojin* - lawyer, director of Belgrade Centre for Human
Rights, Belgrade 
- - Dizdarevic Srdjan* - Helsinki Human Rights Committee of Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Sarajevo 
- - Djeric Vladimir*- Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Belgrade
- - Djindjic Zoran* - President of the Government of the Republic of
Serbia, Belgrade 
- - Djukanovic Zoran* - Press Now, Amsterdam
- - Djukic Slavoljub* - journalist and publicist, member of the Truth &
Reconciliation Commission, Belgrade 
- - Duhacek Dasa* - Women's Studies, Belgrade
- - Dujovic Sasa - Union of the Disabled War Veterans, Belgrade
- - Duve Freimut* - OSCE Media Representative, Wien
- - Finci Jakob* - president of the Citizen Association 'Truth and
Reconciliation', Sarajevo 
- - Fjodorov Petar* - President of the Concentration Camp Prisoners'
Union from the former Yugoslav Republics, Belgrade 
- - Galo Igor* - Homo, Pula
- - Glenny Misha* - historian and journalist, London
- - Gojkovic Drinka* - Documentation Centre "Truth, Responsibility and
Reconciliation", Belgrade 
- - Grubac Momcilo* - Federal Minister of Justice, Belgrade
- - Guterres Francisco* - National Reconciliation Commission of Timor
Lorosae, East Timor 
- - Harringer Anne*, International Monitor Institute, Los Angeles
- - Hedl Drago* - Feral Tribune, Zagreb
- - Hellman Matias* - International Criminal Tribunal for the former
Yugoslavia, Coordinator for FR Yugoslavia, Outreach Programme, United
Nations, The Hague  
- - Henderson Gwyneth*, Media Consultant, London
- - Holthuis Hans* - Registrar of the ICTY, The Hague
- - Homen Slobodan* - lawyer, Otpor, Belgrade
- - Hrnjica Sulejman, member of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission,
- - Hysa Ylber* - journalist, Koha Ditore, Pristina
- - Ilic Dejan*- Samizdat B92, Belgrade
- - Ilic Vladimir*, sociologist - Belgrade University, Helsinki
Committee for Human Rights, Belgrade 
- - Iso Rusi * - journalist, Skoplje
- - Ivancic Viktor- Feral Tribune, Split
- - Janjic Sava Father - monk, Decani Monastery
- - Jankovic Jasna* - "Catharsis", B92, Belgrade
- - Jankovic Ivan* - Director of the Centre for Anti-War Action,
- - Jelincic Jadranka* - Programme Director, Fund for an Open Society,
- - Josipovic Ivo - Commission for Cooperation with the Hague Tribunal,
- - Jusufspahic Hamdija* -Belgrade Mufti, Belgrade
- - Kandic Natasa* - sociologist, director of Humanitarian Law Fund,
- - Karamarkovic Leposava - President of the Serbian Supreme Court,
- - Kazic Hazim* - Citizen Association "Truth and Reconciliation",
- - Khalevinski Igor*, Head of the United Nations Liaison Office,
- - Klein Jacques Paul *, Special Representative of the Secretary
General and Coordinator of the United Nations Operations in Bosnia and
Herzegovina, UNMIBH, Sarajevo  
- - Kostunica Vojislav*- President of the Federal Republic of
Yugoslavia, Belgrade 
- - Kovacevic Djuro* - historian, Institute for European Studies,
- - Kovacevic Vuco Biljana* - lawyer, director of Yugoslav Lawyers'
Committee for Human Rights, Belgrade 
- - Kovacevic Zivorad* - philologist/diplomat, European Movement in
Serbia, Belgrade 
- - Kritz Neil* - United States Institute for Peace, Washington, D.C.
- - Ladjevic Petar* - Adviser for Refugees, Cabinet of the President of
FRY, Belgrade 
- - Liht Sonja* - President of the Managing Board, Fund for an Open
Society, Belgrade 
- - Ljajic Rasim- Federal Minister for ethnic and national communities,
- - Logar Svetlana* - Strategic Marketing, Belgrade
- - Lojpur Aleksandar *- lawyer, associate in East-West Institute,
member of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission, Belgrade
- - Mala Naile* - Albanian language editor, Faculty of Philology,
Belgrade University, Belgrade 
- - Maliqi Shkelzen - philosopher, Pristina
- - Mehta Vera*, Political Affairs Officer, UN Liaison Office, Belgrade
- - Michnik Adam* - publicist, Editor in Chief of Gazeta Wyborcza,
- - Micunovic Dragoljub*- President of the Chamber of Citizens of the
Federal Assembly, Belgrade 
- - Mijatovic Bosko, member of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission,
- - Milasinovic Natasa*, International Monitor Institute, Los Angeles
- - Miljanic Ana* - Centre for Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade
- - Milosevic Branislava*, OneWorld International, London
- - Miocinovic Mirjana - theatrologist, Belgrade
- - Muller Alexander Samuel - Legal Adviser, Registry of ICTY, the Hague
- - Musliu Fahri - journalist, VOA correspondent from Belgrade
- - Nakarada Radmila* - sociologist, Institute for European Studies,
member of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission, Belgrade
- - Nalic Gradimir* - lawyer, Adviser in the Human Rights and Missing
Persons Department, Cabinet of the President of FRY, Belgrade 
- - Neier Aryeh* - President of Open Society Institute (OSI), New York
- - Nesic Dobrosav* - Human Rights Committee, Leskovac
- - Nevzati Orhan* - lawyer, Belgrade
- - Nikiforov Anton*, Special Adviser, Office of the Prosecutor, ICTY,
- - Nikolic Milan - Centre for Alternative Studies, Belgrade
- - Ognjenovic Vida - novelist, Serbian PEN Centre, Belgrade
- - Orentlicher Diane* - professor of Law at American University, New
- - Palavestra Predrag, literary historian, member of the Serbian PEN
Centre, member of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission, Belgrade 
- - Pavicevic Borka* - Centre for Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade
- - Pejic Jelena* - lawyer, Geneva
- - Perovic Latinka - historian, Director of the Institute for Modern
History, Belgrade 
- - Petovar Tanja*, International IDEA, Brussels
- - Popov Nebojsa* - sociologist, Institute for Philosophy and Social
Theory, Editor in Chief of the magazine Republika, Belgrade 
- - Popovic Olgica - historian, Faculty of Law, Belgrade
- - Popovic Radomir - Archpriest, Faculty of Theology, Belgrade
- - Prodanovic Cedomir* - Croatian Helsinki Centre, Law Centre, Zagreb
- - Prpa Branka* - historian, Institute for Contemporary History,
- - Puhovski Zarko* - Croatian Helsinki Committee, Zagreb
- - Pulja Gazmend - Helsinki Human Rights Committee, Pristina
- - Pusic Zoran* - Civil Human Rights Committee, Zagreb
- - Radic Nebojsa* - Assistant Secretary, Federal Secretariat of
Information, Belgrade 
- - Remzi Lani * - journalist, Media Centre, Tirana
- - Rugova Ibrahim - president of the Democratic Kosovo Alliance,
- - Sachs Albie* - Justice of the Constitutional Court, Jochanesburg
- - Samardzic Nebojsa* - attorney at law, ANEM legal service, Belgrade
- - Samardzic Slobodan* - Adviser of the president of FR Yugoslavia,
- - Savic Obrad*- Belgrade circle, Belgrade
- - Sekelj Laslo* - sociologist, Institute for European Studies, Belgrade
- - Sheholli Fatmir* - publicist and journalist, editor of Radio
Contact, Pristina 
- - Silber Laura* - Open Society Institute, New York
- - Staal Paul* - Press Now, Amsterdam
- - Stankovic Zoran, doctor of medicine, expert for judicial medicine,
member of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission, Belgrade 
- - Stojanovic Svetozar, philosopher, member of the Truth &
Reconciliation Commission, Belgrade 
- - Strbac Savo* - Veritas, Centre for Collecting Documents and
Information, Belgrade 
- - Svilanovic Goran*- Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Belgrade
- - Tanaskovic Darko, member of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission,
- - Tarle Zvonko* - director, Radio Contact, Pristina
- - Tejan-Cole Abdul* - Sierra Leone Bar Association, Campaign for Good
Governance and University of Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone 
- - Terselic Vesna* - Croatian Anti-War Campaign, Centre for Peace
Studies, Zagreb 
- - Thompson Mark* - International Crisis Group, London
- - Todorovic Branko* - Helsinki Committee of Republic of Srpska,
- - Towle Richard* - OHCHR, Belgrade Office
- - Trajkovic Momcilo*- president of the Federal Committee for Kosovo &
Metohija, Pristina 
- - Ugricic Sreten* - author, Belgrade
- - van Lopik Eleonore* - Dordrecht Balcan Committee, Mijnsheerenland
- - van Zyl Paul* - Secretary of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission,
Columbia University, New York 
- - Varadi Tibor - lawyer, Professor of CEU, Senior Adviser of the
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Belgrade 
- - Vasovic Mirjana - psychologist, Institute for Social Research and
member of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission, Belgrade 
- - Vegel Laslo - author, Fund for an Open Society, Novi Sad
- - Vejvoda Ivan* - Executive Director of Fund for an Open Society,
- - Velmar Jankovic Svetlana, author, member of Serbian PEN Centre,
member of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission, Belgrade 
- - Vivanco Jose Miguel* - Chilean lawyer, Director of the Americas
Division of Human Rights Watch, New York 
- - Vojvodic Mihajlo - historian, former Dean of the Faculty of
Philosophy, member of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission, Belgrade
- - Vojvodic Mirjana*, philosopher, Organization of Civil Initiatives,
- - Vujanovic Filip* - President of the Montenegrin Government,
- - Vukovic Djordjije - literary historian, member of the Association of
literary authors of Serbia, member of the Truth & Reconciliation
Commission, Belgrade  
- - Vukovic Sava Bishop - member of the Truth & Reconciliation
Commission, Belgrade 
- - Wierzbicka Malgorzata, Cultural Attache in the Embassy of Poland,
- - Wuori Matti*, MEP, Rapporteur for human rights in the world,
European Parliament, Helsinki 
- - Zajovic Stasa - Women in Black, Belgrade


Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 11:51:45 +0300
From: "Luchezar Boyadjiev" <>
Subject: Re: finisage pending

- ----- Original Message -----
From: "geert lovink" <>
To: "Luchezar Boyadjiev" <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2001 3:01 AM
Subject: Re: finisage pending

> hi lucho, would you also like to send it to
> best from sydney, geert (in between tokyo and san francisco)
From: "Zoran Petrovski" <>
Subject: Info:Small Talk
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 08:12:31 +0200


Announces the closing of the exhibition


Curated by: Luchezar Boyadjiev and Zoran Petrovski

Museum of Contemporary Art-Skopje, 20. 04. - 20. 05. 2001

The Turkish expression "laf-muhabet" (small-talk) is in common use in some
parts of the Balkans, which were under the centuries long Ottoman ruling,
and describing the typical oriental culture of a friendly chat about serious
or ordinary things and relations. In times when people in the Balkans keep
claiming their ethnical, religious, national, traditional and whatever
differences, Laf-Muhabet is an exhibition that is on the other side of the
divisions, it's an exhibition about common and everyday relations that
connect people and make them understand each other.

As an exhibition project, "Small Talk" is about artists, who have worked
together "here" and/or "there", and who, for instance, while working on
their installations, have been "small talking" to each other while waiting
for a bucket of paint, or a bunch of nails, or a customs official to release
the works, or . etc. This is the time artists share things that don't seem
to bare any significance on the Big Score but illuminate the lives they
have, things that one tends to forget overnight, but which are so
persistent - in various guises they are with us every day and every second.
Small talk starts the moment you meet a friend and say: "Hi, haven't seen
you for a while? How's life, how have you been? How are you doin'?". And
then - a bit of complaining, a bit of bragging, a bit of gossip, a bit of
fact, a bit of this and that. Then all of a sudden there is the full picture
of life right between two (or more) people.

The exhibition "Small Talk" would be about people (artists) and their
regular daily lives turned into "an issue based" art. It's about the moment
when divisions fall apart and identities become tangible. It is about what
happens to you in the period of time between the "Great Idea" and the "Great
Opening", about immediate physical surroundings and/or immediate life
environments shared with the public.

>>> List of artists:

Oliver Musovik, Skopje/Roza El-Hassan, Budapest/Anri Sala,
Tirana-Lille/Vadim Fishkin, Ljubljana/Yuri Leiderman, Moscow/Milica Tomic,
Belgrade/Hale Tenger, Istanbul/Slavica Janeshlieva, Skopje/Luchezar
Boyadjiev, Sofia/Dan Perjovschi, Bucharest/Lea Perjovschi, Bucharest/Sophie
Lecomte, Paris/Stephane Cevran, Paris/Yane Calovski, Philadelphia-Skopje

Program for the Gallery Talks in the Cultural Location "The Site", beginning
at 20.00

Wednesday, 18. 04. - Sophie Lecomt/ Stephane Cevran
Thursday, 19. 04. - Vadim Fishkin/ Yuri Leiderman
Saturday, 21. 04. - Roza El Hassan/ Luchezar Boyadjiev/ Yane Calovski
Sunday, 22. 04. - Dan&Lea Perjovschi/ Slavica Janeslieva

Information>>>Museum of Contemporary Art-Skopje
Box 482, MKD-1000 Skopje,
+389 2 117-734; 117-735, fax +389 2 110-123 /

SMALL TALK  -  Concept text
International group show in Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia
Dates: April 20 – May 20, 2001
Concept: Luchezar Boyadjiev (Sofia), in communication with Roza El-Hassan
Curator for MCA-Skopje: Zoran Petrovski
Sponsoring Institutions: Ministry of Culture-Macedonia; Pro Helvetia-Skopje;
KulturKontakt-Vienna; French Institute-Skopje; US Embassy-Skopje;
OSI-Cultural Link Program-Budapest/Skopje; Kometal-Skopje; CAC-Skopje; etc.

“Small Talk” is the definition we give to things we say to each other in the
time between periods when we are busy with the really important, universal
stuff. Small talk doesn’t change the world but rather illuminates what we
live with on a daily basis - a small idea or a small problem, a small joy or
a small disorder, a small defeat or a small victory…

We actually do the “small talk” all the time. With friends and colleagues,
family members and people we know well but only meet on the streets of the
city we live in every ones in a “blue moon”… The only kind of people we do
not “small talk” to are our individual “enemies”… Well, if the “enemy” is
not so deadly, maybe some people even do “small talk” occasionally with the
“enemy” in the name of “proper social behavior”…

Does anyone ever admit to spending a lot of his/her time/life on “small
 talk”? Does anyone ever put too much effort on making “intelligent” small
talk? Small talk is usually about things which are important but not
terribly universal… It’s not about the tremendous Time and Space issues,
neither is it about the Big Brother nor the Big Other, the big Why nor the
big Change, big Battles nor big… Well, the list of the “BIG” issues in art
and culture has been sufficiently covered and explored in numberless
exhibitions all over the world… The time has come to do something about the
“small talk” and “small” issues.

I think it was John Lenon who once “remarked” that “Life is what happens
while we are busy doing other things”. Maybe “talking small” means telling
each other about all these countless small things we do each day that don’t
seem to count when it comes down to “Life”. On the other hand, what’s “life”
in terms of “small talk”? Isn’t life actually all these “webs” of small talk
that people weave daily? For instance, is the time (30 min) I spend on the
bus, going from my home to the place my son lives in with his mother, an
important part of my life or not? I see/think so many things then… Or, let’s
say, the time between the moment I have this great idea for an art work and
the moment of the extremely successful opening of this show in the Big
Museum where the work is exhibited? Provided of course, these are the “truly
glorious” moments of my career…

“Small Talk” - if we were to stretch the metaphor a bit, maybe we can say
that “small talk” is the fabric of life, or actually the raw material out of
which Big Action and Big Art (?) is born… In a way - “Art is what happens to
you while you are busy doing other shows…”.

As an exhibition project, “Small Talk” is about artists, who have worked
together “here” and/or “there”, and who, for instance, while working on
their installations, have been “small talking” to each other while waiting
for a bucket of paint, or a bunch of nails, or a customs official to release
the works, or … etc. This is the time artists share things that don’t seem
to bare any significance on the Big Score but illuminate the lives they
have, things that one tends to forget overnight, but which are so
persistent - in various guises they are with us every day and every second.
Small Talk starts the moment you meet a friend and say: “Hi, haven’t seen
you for a while? How’s life, how have you been? How are you doin’?”. And
then - a bit of complaining, a bit of bragging, a bit of gossip, a bit of
fact, a bit of this and that… Then all of a sudden there is the full picture
of life right between two (or more) people.

The exhibition “Small Talk” would be about people (artists) and their
regular daily lives turned into “an issue based” art. It’s about the moment
when divisions fall apart and identities become tangible. It is about what
happens to you in the period of time between the “Great Idea” and the “Great
Opening”, about immediate physical surroundings and/or immediate life
environments shared with the public.

It is presumed that “Small Talk” would consist of “small” works which are
easy to carry around, installations which could be realized “on site” - “low
budget” works to fit the “small talk” environment that could possibly
develop into a “small extravaganza” of a show… In terms of media - the
diversity of approaches, from objects and physical installations, to video
(monitors and video beams), photography and Internet projects, the “Small
Talk” project is expected to cover a wide spectrum of expressive means
within contemporary art. However, the main requirement would be that works
are “low budget” and flexible in terms of execution, transport, customs
regulations, etc. The list of artists, although provisional at this stage,
includes people who have at one point or another met/worked, etc. with each
other and have had “small talk” experiences with each other. Their presence
at the exhibition is required not only for installation purposes but also
for “small talks” and presentations with their colleagues, as well as, and
more importantly, with the audience in the city of Skopje.


Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 17:29:42 +0200
From: DBDW Maillist <>
Subject: "du bist die welt" -

du bist die welt - 24 Episoden über das Leben von heute / 24 Episodes About
Life Today
1.-24.6.2001, Künstlerhaus Wien
apologies for cross-posting

Eröffnung 31. Mai 2001, 20 Uhr
Künstlerhaus, Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Wien
Film / Jean-Pierre und Luc Dardenne "Rosetta", 20 Uhr
Theater / Tim Etchells (Forced Entertainment) "Instructions for Forgetting",
20.30 Uhr
Performance / Ines Doujak "Grüsse aus Wien", 20 Uhr
Live Act / Christian Fennesz, 22 Uhr
Programmhefte erhältlich an allen Vorverkaufsstellen der Wiener Festwochen
deutsche und englische Version online:

Opening 31st May 2001, 8pm
Künstlerhaus, Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Wien
Film / Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne "Rosetta", 8pm
Theatre / Tim Etchells (Forced Entertainment) "Instructions for Forgetting",
Performance / Ines Doujak "Greetings from Vienna", 8pm
Live Act / Christian Fennesz, 10pm
Programme booklets availabe at the Vienna Festival box offices
German and English version online:

ein Projekt der Wiener Festwochen in Kooperation mit dem k/haus:
Projektleitung/Project Manager: Hortensia Völckers
Konzeption/Concept: Alexander Horwath, Katrin Klingan, Hedwig Saxenhuber,
Georg Schöllhammer und Hortensia Völckers


Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 17:41:39 -0400
From: (Sarah Thompson)
Subject: mental states


                Sarah Thompson_Re:

         today's_article [Wednesday 16th May 2001]...mental states

{art_icle update}--collaborations between scientists and artists---the
behaviour and properties of lifeforms other than humans---ongoing global
interactive experiment---'emotional/biochemical responses'


Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 17:51:53 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: Bergen Festival of Contemporary Music

From: thomas <>


I will be doing a nato-session at Håkonshallen in Bergen on Friday the 18th
at 19:30 with a percussion duo from the BIT 20 Ensemble.

The program for the concert is as follows:

Zoltan Gail:            Run
BIT20percussion (trio)
George Crumb:       An Idyll for the misbegotten.
Ingela Øien, fløyte
BIT20percussion (trio)
Andreas Mjøs:        Automatic Slims
BIT20percussion (trio)
Steve Reich:            Marimba Phasing
Thomas Sivertsen - BEK, video
BIT20percussion (duo)
Peter Kates
Edvin Østvik
Evan Gardner:            Mr. Dow Jones
Bergmund Skaslien, bratsj
BIT20percussion (trio)

The concert is part of Music Factory - Bergen Festival of Contemporary
Music. - only in Norwegian for some strange, but
probably explainable reason.

Operators interested in attending should send me an email, and I might be
able to get some free tickets for them. So there.



Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 02:45:51 -0700
From: David Cox <>
Subject: DOODS Audio Collage

Dept. of Ongoing Digital Situtations


The Department of Ongoing Digital Situations (DOODS) identifies the city as
the basis for new experiments in electronically mediated playfulness.
First released as a limited edition cassette, Secret City was comprised of
the pre-eminent DOODS audio works, Alberto Tsara's Legends to Maps of
Freedom, and Ion Van Gemsy's Unheard History of Cyberspace.

Tsara and Van Gemsy are joined on Secret City by Justin Time, a close
confidant of the DOODS,researcher and time keeper. Time's disturbing violin
carves through the audible space much like a school of sharks in attack

Van Gemsy's hidden history is a map of sonic activity occurring in parallel
with significant social and personal markers identifying the public advance
onto the Internet. The Unheard History of Cyberspace is dedicated to the
social activists who shaped and extended the net across Asia from the late
80s to the early 90s.

Tsara's provocative collage is comprised of sound fragments with media art
luminaries such as Greil Marcus, Bruce Sterling, Natalie Jereminjenko and
Craig Baldwin. The Tsara collage is an assembly of sound fragments which
taken as a whole paint a picture of the strangeness of technologically
mediated everyday life.

DOODS' Secret City is more than window, it's a map that can be read and
heard, reinterpreted and judged, itemised and accounted for.

What the 20th Century began, the 21st can only re-begin...

Alberto Tsara and Ion Van Gemsy, 2001.


David Cox B.Ed, Grad Dip (Hons)
Lecturer in Digital Screen Production,
School of Film, Media and Cultural Studies
Nathan Campus
Griffith University
Queensland 4111
Telephone: ph:  +61 7 38755165
Mobile: 0438 050863
Fax:  +61 7 38757730
personal web site:

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Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 19:05:56 +1000
From: "geert" <>
Subject: Robert Weissman: A Call to Defy Corporate Domination

From: "Robert Weissman" <>
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2001 5:16 PM
Subject: A Call to Defy Corporate Domination

A Call to Defy Corporate Domination
By Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman

Since 1953, the percentage of unionized workers in the United States has
declined from 26 percent to less than 14 percent.

Yet, given the choice of joining a union or not, 48 percent of workers in
this country say they would join.

So, why isn't the number of unionized workers higher?

According to Peter Kellman, a member of the Program on Corporations, Law
and Democracy (POCLAD), getting a corporation to recognize a union is
effectively neither a right nor a protected activity.

If it were, then the 48 percent of the workforce would become union
members, elect officers and start negotiating in a heartbeat, Kellman

Americans have the right to strike, true.

But under a little known 1938 Supreme Court decision (NLRB v. Mackay),
corporations have the right to permanently replace those workers.

So, what right do workers have?

They have the right to quit.

The right to quit?

Well, remember slavery?

Slaves didn't have the right to quit. We do. So, it's a step up from
slavery, Kellman says.

Americans have little understanding of labor history, about the Knights of
Labor, about Norris-LaGuardia (labor's Magna Carta), about the "labor
amendment to the Constitution" (the 13th), about how the 14th Amendment
has been used to protect corporations as well as to protect African
Americans, and about how Taft-Hartley literally undid the protections
granted workers by Norris-LaGuardia.

Hoping to bridge the labor history gap, Kellman and POCLAD have published
a booklet -- Building Unions, Past, Present and Future.

The booklet is only 37 pages long -- short and sweet.

Kellman puts labor history squarely in the context of the growing
corporate power that has crushed unionism as a social force.

"We've gone from a period where working class organizations dealt with
broader issues, represented the community generally, to a situation where
the union institution now just represents workers in the workplace,"
Kellman told us recently.

Kellman opens a window on the history of the Knights of Labor.

We learn that the Knights of Labor was a union whose members believed that
the society should be run by consumer and producer cooperatives.

They believed that workers should exercise power through the ballot and
the boycott.

They believed in equal pay for equal work. They were integrated -- black
and white. They had about one million members in the United States in
1886. They were responsible for many changes, he reports.

They didn't organize just in the workplace. Anybody could belong as long
as you weren't part of the what the Knights called the "non-producing
class" -- people who obtained wealth through stock, for example. All
others were members of the working class or producing class.

They had assembly halls all over the place. In the state of Maine, they
had 120 assembly halls, Kellman says.

The booklet is a joy to read, and should be widely distributed.

As should a POCLAD poster titled "A Call to Defy Corporate Domination."

For those of your who know the work of POCLAD, the 500-word poster is a
neat summation of the group's work and beliefs.

Here are some nuggets:

Corporations are not persons.

They are not citizens.

They are legal fictions created in our names.

We the People have the authority to do more than beg their bosses to
behave a little less badly.

We can challenge illegitimate corporate authority.

We can strip corporations of Bill of Rights powers and Constitutional

We can oust public officials who enable corporations to trample human
rights and govern the earth. But we can't stop there.

Millions of people before us learned to escape their cultures of

They helped one another decolonize their minds. They analyzed historical
and constitutional barriers erected against democratic self-governance.

Then they built popular movements to contest the self-proclaimed divine
rights of predatory corporate masters.

Democracy can contest corporate domination. But democracy must be much
more than holding elections, or even redefining business.

Until we can understand the assumptions in which we are drenched, we
cannot know ourselves.

We suggest buying as many of the booklets and posters as you can afford
and passing them around to friends and colleagues.

[The poster and booklet can both be ordered from: POCLAD, Box 246, S.
Yarmouth, Massachusetts 02664. web: Building Unions
booklet: Single copies $8. 10 or more, $5 each. Postage/handling: one
copy, $2, 2-9 copies, 50 cents each, 10+ inquire for bulk rates. Defy
Corporate Domination Poster -- 1-9 posters, $8 each plus $3 postage and
handling. 10-24, $4 each plus $4 postage and handling. 25+, $2 each plus
$6 postage and handling.]

Russell Mokhiber is editor of the Washington, D.C.-based Corporate Crime
Reporter. Robert Weissman is editor of the Washington, D.C.-based
Multinational Monitor. They are co-authors of Corporate Predators: The
Hunt for MegaProfits and the Attack on Democracy (Monroe, Maine: Common
Courage Press, 1999).

(c) Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman

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Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 18:41:07 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: [A]NN

"je_t'" <je_t'>

video documentation from
nato.0+55 workshop / performance
held at STEIM (Amsterdam) may 9 2001

3 min 5 sec  /  12.3mb

Scott Sunn <>


On tuesday, May 15th, Tracer Visuals will be doing a collaborative 
performance entitled 'The Majesty of Creation is Boring'  The piece 
will be a meditation on the mortality of design.   Performance will 
move along the sequence of idea, construction, breakdown and 


Ishan Vernalis (Occupy Yourself) - con(de)struction artist
Jason Webley (Bonecarrot) - de(con)struction artist
Leo Mayberry (Killing Frenzy) - camera operandi
Scott Sunn (Tracer Visuals) - nato alchemy
Kullen Snavely (Diagram of Suburban Chaos) - the texture of sound



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Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 18:28:20 +0900
From: Yukiko Shikata <>
Subject: ARTLAB-Prospect5 "R111"(michael saup+supreme particles)

dear nettimers,

though it will be held in tokyo, you can participate to the
work during the exhibition period.
i hope you would join us!

all the best, yukiko shikata

- ----------------------------------------------

ARTLAB-Prospect5 Exhibition
"R111" by Michael Saup + supreme particles

June 1(Fri) to 17(Sun)  11:00-20:00
At Spiral Garden(Spiral 1F, 5-6-23 Minami-aoyama, Tokyo)
Admission: free$B!!(B
(remote participation via Internet is possible during the exhibition period)

*Michael Saup$B!G(Bs lecture on June 4(Mon) 19:00-21:00
  at ARTLAB(Roppongi, Tokyo)
  English with Japanese translation, Admission Free
  Reservation required. Call 5410-3611(ARTLAB)

At "R111,$B!I(B the audience can feel energies of the following three
elements; (1) the movements of the audience on the sound floor
at the site, (2) the website participants, and (3) the webbot searching
linguistic information autonomously on the Internet. Those three
influence each other and produce a variety of waves, transmitted to
projected images, lighting, sounds, vibrations, and mechanisms in the
whole space. The audience can observe and feel how energies are
generated and transformed when different phenomena, ranging from
the virtual world on computers to the actual transformation of
materials, influence each other.

This exhibition is based on the $B!H(BR111$B!I(B co-produced by Michael Saup
+ supreme particles, and has been upgraded specially for this occasion
by the technical support by ARTLAB. An algorithm with higher precision
has been made possible for the webbot's Internet retrieval by using
the intellectual information retrieval technology developed by Canon.

Michael Saup is a professor at the department of new media at the
ZKM-HfG Karlsruhe. His work was presented in different international
events. In 1995, he saw himself awarded the prize Ars Electronica in
the interactive art category for Binary Ballistic Ballet. His work was
presented, among others , to Siggraph, in the gallery of Art New South
Wales, at the Venice Biennale and at the ZKM multimediale. Supreme
Particles, founded in 1992 by Michael and Anna Saup, is a co-operation
between varying visual artists, architects and computer scientists.

$B!H(BR111$B!I(B team:
- - Michael Saup - virtual modules
- - Louis Philippe Demers - magnetic robotic modules
- - Norman Muller - liquid modules
- - Pino Grzybowsky - sonic modules
- - Jan Totzek - tactile modules
- - Julie Mealin - communication
- - Daniel Verh$B!&(Bsdonk - tactile modules
- - Dominik Rinnhofer - assistance
- - Stefan Preuss - virtual modules

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