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   project information "European Corrections Corporation"                          
     Oliver Ressler <oliver.ressler {AT} chello.at>                                       

   ZEROGLAB_ROTTERDAM_NANOFESTIVAL=5D_LIVE_NANO_FILMFESTIV?= =?is
     "Karoly Toth" <are {AT} xs4all.nl>                                                   

   Planetwork Conference:  Networking a Sustainable Future                         
     2000list {AT} planetwork.net                                                         

   Wegway 5 launch party                                                           
     "Steve Armstrong" <Wegway {AT} sympatico.ca>                                         

   GRZINIC: Sandy Stone in Graz, Maribor, Ljubljana and Zagreb, 26-31.5. 2003      
     "Marina Grzinic" <margrz {AT} zrc-sazu.si>                                           

   Information/SubstituteCity                                                      
     "ersatzmedia" <info {AT} ersatzmedia.info>                                           

   collaborators wanted-- Immigration and The Elastic Test Project                 
     "Borcila, Rozalinda" <borcila {AT} arts.usf.edu>                                     

   <freedom friday> Wipe out IOM, WTO and WIPO                                     
     info {AT} geneva03.org                                                               

   Program May/June NewMediaArtProjectNetwork                                      
     "NewMediaArtProjectNetwork" <agricola-w {AT} netcologne.de>                          

   kapelica gallery > terror=decor, a series of panels: torino-new york-beirut     
     sandra sajovic <sandra.sajovic {AT} kapelica.org>                                    

   announce: 1st austrian social forum                                             
     franz schaefer <schaefer {AT} mond.at>                                               




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Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 14:14:18 +0200
From: Oliver Ressler <oliver.ressler {AT} chello.at>
Subject: project information "European Corrections Corporation"

(for English please scroll down)



European Corrections Corporation

Ein Projekt von Martin Krenn & Oliver Ressler
Container-Installation in Graz

http://www.eu-c-c.com


Die Institution Gefängnis ist ein Instrument der Disziplinierung, der 
Bestrafung und des Ausschlusses und fungiert als Agent der Kontrolle und 
Normierung. In der heutigen Gesellschaft kommt dem Gefängnis zudem eine 
wichtige Rolle als ökonomischer Produktionsort zu, an welchem die 
Gefangenen zu Niedrigstlöhnen arbeiten müssen. Davon profitiert vor 
allem die sich immer weiter ausbreitende private Gefängnisindustrie.

Seit den 80er Jahren erzielen in den USA Konzerne wie Wackenhut und 
Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) durch die Errichtung und den 
Betrieb von Gefängnisanstalten hohe Profite. In den letzten Jahren 
gewinnen sie auch in Europa immer mehr an Einfluss. Sie betrachten den 
europäischen Markt als Wachstumsbranche, an der sie so früh wie möglich 
teilhaben wollen. CCA forciert den Bau und Betrieb von 
teilprivatisierten Gefängnissen in Frankreich. Wackenhut und CCA bauen 
und betreiben außerdem bereits seit mehr als zehn Jahren 
Gefängnisanlagen in Großbritannien. Dort wurde seit der Öffnung des 
Gefängnissystems für private Konzerne kein einziges staatliches 
Gefängnis mehr errichtet.

Das Projekt "European Corrections Corporation" fokussiert das Phänomen 
der voranschreitenden Privatisierung von Gefängnissen in Europa und 
stellt die Institution Gefängnis in Frage. In der Fußgängerzone in der 
Grazer Innenstadt wird ein begehbarer 605 x 243 x 259 cm großer 
Container platziert, der von einer bedruckten Plane ummantelt ist. Auf 
der Plane ist eine detaillierte mit Texten kommentierte CAD-Grafik zu 
sehen, die die mögliche zukünftige Privatisierung und den Umbau der 
Strafanstalt Graz-Karlau durch einen privatwirtschaftlichen Konzern 
visualisiert.
Wie reale Konzerne versucht EUCC (European Corrections Corporation), das 
Gefängnis als deterritorialisierten Produktionsort innerhalb der 
kapitalistischen Ökonomie zu nutzen und stellt ein Modell für die 
gewinnbringende Verwertung der Arbeitskraft der Gefangenen vor. So 
sollen durch einen Neubau von zwei Gefängnisgebäuden in der Strafanstalt 
Graz-Karlau die Haftplätze verdoppelt werden.

Im Inneren des Containers wird ein 17 minütiges Video projiziert, das 
auf einem Interview mit dem britischen Aktivisten Mark Barnsley basiert. 
Barnsley war acht Jahre lang in 22 verschiedenen privaten und 
staatlichen Gefängnissen in Großbritannien eingesperrt, und hat dort 
konsequent die Arbeit verweigert. Mark Barnsley zeigt auf, dass sowohl 
staatlich als auch privat geführte Gefängnisse den Vorstellungen von 
Kriminalität als Krankheit und als soziales Übel unterliegen, die sie 
als Disziplinierungsmaschinen mit Gewalt aufrecht zu erhalten versuchen. 
Das Video thematisiert die Funktion und den Wandel der Institution 
Gefängnis und zeigt Möglichkeiten des Widerstandes in und außerhalb der 
Gefängnisse auf.


Die Container-Installation ist von 24. Mai bis 26. Oktober 2003 als Teil 
des Ausstellungsprojekts "real* utopia" des <rotor> im Rahmen der 
Kulturhauptstadt Graz 2003 in der Annenstraße/Nähe Südtirolerplatz 
zugänglich.
http://www.realutopia.at






E N G L I S H :


European Corrections Corporation

A Project by Martin Krenn & Oliver Ressler
Container Installation in Graz

http://www.eu-c-c.com


The institution prison is an instrument of discipline, punishment, and 
exclusion, and functions as an agent of control and normalization. In 
today's society, the prison also has an additional important role as a 
site of economic production, in which the prisoners must work for a 
minimum wage. For the most part, it is the expanding prison industry 
that profits from this enterprise.

In the U.S., corporations such as Wackenhut and Corrections Corporation 
of America (CCA) have aspired to high profits through building and 
operating correctional facilities since the 1980s. Their influence has 
also continued to increase in Europe for the past years. They consider 
the European market as a growth market, which they want a share of as 
early as possible. CCA has pushed forward the construction and 
management of partially privatized prisons in France. Wackenhut and CCA 
have already been building and running correctional facilities in Great 
Britain for more than ten years. There, not one single state prison has 
been built since opening the prison system to private companies.

The project "European Corrections Corporation" focuses on the phenomenon 
of the advancing privatization of prisons in Europe and questions the 
institution prison. A walk-in container, 605 x 243 x 259 cm, covered 
with a printed tarpaulin, will be placed in the pedestrian zone in the 
center of Graz. On the tarpaulin is a detailed CAD graphic with text 
commentary, which visualizes a private corporation's future 
privatization and rebuilding of the Graz-Karlau correctional facility.
Like a real company, EUCC (European Corrections Corporation) attempts to 
use the prison as a de-territorialized site of production within the 
capitalist economy and presents a model for the profitable utilization 
of the prisoners' labor power. Thus, the construction of two prison 
buildings in the Graz-Karlau correctional facility is meant to double 
the number of spaces available for prisoners.

Projected inside the container will be a seventeen-minute video based on 
an interview with the British activist Mark Barnsley. Barnsley was 
incarcerated for eight years in twenty-two different private and state 
prisons in Great Britain and consistently refused to work there. 
Barnsley shows that underlying both state run and privately run prisons 
is the idea that criminality is a disease and a social evil, which they 
attempt to maintain with force, with disciplinary machines. The video 
thematizes the function and the transformation of the prison as an 
institution and shows possibilities for resistance inside and outside of 
the prisons.


The container installation is accessible from 24 May until 26 October 
2003 in the Annenstraße/near Südtirolerplatz as part of the exhibition 
project, "real* utopia" by <rotor>, within the framework of the Cultural 
Capital Graz 2003.
http://www.realutopia.at





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Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 17:30:35 +0200
From: "Karoly Toth" <are {AT} xs4all.nl>
Subject: =?iso-8859-1?Q?=5BZEROGLAB_ROTTERDAM_NANOFESTIVAL=5D_LIVE_NANO_FILMFESTIV?= =?iso-8859-1?Q?AL01_SCREENING__ {AT} =DCBERGROUND?=

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LIVE NANO FILMFESTIVAL01  {AT} ÜBERGROUND

we invite everyone for the nano filmfestival01 !LIVE!
meet some of the film directors who have submitted
works to the festival!

place: überground rotterdam
time: from 18.30, saturday 24 may 2003
address: gedempte zalmhaven 923, rotterdam

entry = free
we have tea.

überground is near by the erasmus bridge north side,
beside the black dubble towers (hoge heren).
take the lift at the right, don't use the stairs
or you get lost forever!

überground is a new independent art space, 
and transcultural playground for new media in rotterdam, 
open for the public on a regular base for shows and 
salon events.
überground events deal with new media, architecture and design,
experimental art, theory, performance, music, 
social issues, things on or over the edge.



___________________________________________
zeroglab nanofestival
károly tóth
nanofestival {AT} xs4all.nl
www.xs4all.nl/~are
__________________________________________
Zeroglab is an independent art-lab
based in Rotterdam.
The lab is in an evolving process of
exchange with initiatives of individuals
and institutions, based on mutual sympathy.
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Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 14:27:34 -0700
From: 2000list {AT} planetwork.net
Subject: Planetwork Conference:  Networking a Sustainable Future

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The upcoming PLANETWORK Conference
Networking a Sustainable Future
will afford all participants a unique opportunity to do just that
June 6-8 at the Presidio in San Francisco

http://www.planetwork.net

Here are some highlights:

* Its not just for Geeks!
* The whole event is designed to promote cross connection of different
social networks who share broad eco-social values, but who wouldn¹t
otherwise come in contact with each other, and who all share a desire to use
computers and communications technology more effectively.

* Three Full Days
* Three Parallel Sessions
* Three Major Themes:

>> 1. Social Networking & Network Technology
>> 2. Independent & Alternative Media
>> 3. New Financial Models


* 100 presenters representing a wide variety of experience and perspectives,
from activism to technology, media, economics, global systems and beyond,
including keynotes by:


>>>> Joan Blades & Wes Boyd, cofounders of MoveOn.org
>>>> Hazel Henderson, world renowned authority on sustainability
>>>> Douglas Engelbart, father of the modern computer interface
>>>> 
>>>> plus:
>>>> Paul Hawken
>>>> Jeff Gates
>>>> Hardin Tibbs
>>>> David Dill
>>>> Tom Matzzie
>>>> Bill Pease
>>>> Leif Utne
>>>> Neil Sieling
>>>> Dee Davis
>>>> Craig Newmark
>>>> Michael Linton
>>>> Edgar Cahn
>>>> Greg Steltopohl
>>>> Richard Perl
>>>> Joe Firmage
>>>> Annette Riggs
>>>> Tony Lappe
>>>> Leda Dederich
>>>> Don Hazen
>>>> Mitch Kapor
>>>> Bonnie DeVarco
>>>> Cynthis Typaldos
>>>> Michael Tolson
>>>> Reid Hoffman
>>>> Nova Spivack
>>>> Sharif Abdulah
>>>> Wendy Brawer
>>>> Mark Graham
>>>> Marc Cantor
>>>> Brad DeGraf
>>>> Henri Poole
>>>> Brewster kale
>>>> Tom Munnecke
>>>> Atom Constantino
>>>> Gail Taylor
>>>> Eugene Kim
>>>> and many more...
>>>> 

* On-going facilitated Collaboratory process designed to help networkers
more effectively cross-connect with each other in two specially furnished
spaces on-site and throughout the grounds, as well as on-line in advance.
This process will itself be the first collaboration between two leading
facilitation teams:

>> * The knOwhere Store On-site
>> * Blue Oxen Associates On-line
>
>>>> http://collaboratory.planetwork.net
>>
>>>>>> 

* The LinkTank white paper on the Augmented Social Network will be formally
released at the conference, culminating an on-going open peer review process
using the on-line collaboratory

* Saturday night, activist folk music with Stephan Smith, to beats with SF
DJ¹s & VJ¹s

* State-of-the-Art technology and network production

>> including super high-resolution high-power projectors


* Wireless network and Ethernet access, inside the building and out,

>> with a high-speed connection via OC3 laser from the Internet Archive


* All done on a volunteer basis by people who are in it because we believe
in what we are doing, for each other, for the Planet


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<B>The upcoming PLANETWORK Conference</B> <BR>
<FONT COLOR="#008080"><FONT SIZE="5"><B><I>Networking a Sustainable Future</I></B></FONT></FONT> <BR>
will afford all participants a unique opportunity to do just that<BR>
<B>June 6-8</B> at the Presidio in San Francisco <BR>
<BR>
<B>http://www.planetwork.net &nbsp;<BR>
</B><BR>
<B><I>Here are some highlights:<BR>
</I></B><BR>
</FONT><UL><LI><FONT FACE="Verdana">Its not just for Geeks!
</FONT><LI><FONT FACE="Verdana">The whole event is designed to promote cross connection of different social networks who share broad eco-social values, but who wouldn&#8217;t otherwise come in contact with each other, and who all share a desire to use computers and communications technology more effectively.<BR>
</FONT></UL><FONT FACE="Verdana"><BR>
</FONT><UL><LI><FONT FACE="Verdana">Three Full Days
</FONT><LI><FONT FACE="Verdana">Three Parallel Sessions
</FONT><LI><FONT FACE="Verdana">Three Major Themes:<BR>
</FONT><OL><LI><FONT FACE="Verdana"><B><I>Social Networking &amp; Network Technology
</I></B></FONT><LI><FONT FACE="Verdana"><B><I>Independent &amp; Alternative Media
</I></B></FONT><LI><FONT FACE="Verdana"><B><I>New Financial Models<BR>
</I></B></FONT></OL></UL><FONT FACE="Verdana"><BR>
</FONT><UL><LI><FONT FACE="Verdana"><B>100 presenters</B> representing a wide variety of experience and perspectives, from activism to technology, media, economics, global systems and beyond, including keynotes by:<BR>
</FONT></UL><FONT FACE="Verdana"><BR>
</FONT><BLOCKQUOTE><BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE="Verdana"><B>Joan Blades &amp; Wes Boyd</B>, cofounders of <B>MoveOn.org<BR>
Hazel Henderson</B>, world renowned authority on sustainability<BR>
<B>Douglas Engelbart</B>, father of the modern computer interface<BR>
<BR>
plus:<BR>
<B>Paul Hawken<BR>
Jeff Gates<BR>
Hardin Tibbs<BR>
David Dill<BR>
Tom Matzzie<BR>
Bill Pease<BR>
Leif Utne<BR>
Neil Sieling<BR>
Dee Davis<BR>
Craig Newmark<BR>
Michael Linton<BR>
Edgar Cahn<BR>
Greg Steltopohl<BR>
Richard Perl<BR>
Joe Firmage<BR>
Annette Riggs<BR>
Tony Lappe<BR>
Leda Dederich<BR>
Don Hazen<BR>
Mitch Kapor<BR>
Bonnie DeVarco<BR>
Cynthis Typaldos<BR>
Michael Tolson<BR>
Reid Hoffman<BR>
Nova Spivack<BR>
Sharif Abdulah<BR>
Wendy Brawer<BR>
Mark Graham<BR>
Marc Cantor<BR>
Brad DeGraf<BR>
Henri Poole<BR>
Brewster kale<BR>
Tom Munnecke<BR>
Atom Constantino<BR>
Gail Taylor<BR>
Eugene Kim<BR>
</B>and many more...<BR>
<BR>
</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE></BLOCKQUOTE><UL><LI><FONT FACE="Verdana">On-going facilitated <B><I>Collaboratory</I></B> process designed to help networkers more effectively cross-connect with each other in two specially furnished spaces on-site and throughout the grounds, as well as on-line in advance. &nbsp;This process will itself be the first collaboration between two leading facilitation teams:<BR>
</FONT><UL><LI><FONT FACE="Verdana"><B>The knOwhere Store</B> On-site 
</FONT><LI><FONT FACE="Verdana"><B>Blue Oxen Associates</B> On-line<BR>
</FONT></UL></UL><BLOCKQUOTE><BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE="Verdana">http://collaboratory.planetwork.net<BR>
</FONT><BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE="Verdana"><BR>
</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE></BLOCKQUOTE></BLOCKQUOTE><UL><LI><FONT FACE="Verdana">The <B>LinkTank</B> white paper on the <B><I>Augmented Social Network</I></B> will be formally released at the conference, culminating an on-going open peer review process using the on-line <I>collaboratory <BR>
</I></FONT></UL><FONT FACE="Verdana"><BR>
</FONT><UL><LI><FONT FACE="Verdana">Saturday night, activist folk music with <B>Stephan Smith</B>, to beats with SF DJ&#8217;s &amp; VJ&#8217;s<BR>
</FONT></UL><FONT FACE="Verdana"><BR>
</FONT><UL><LI><FONT FACE="Verdana">State-of-the-Art technology and network production <BR>
</FONT></UL><BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE="Verdana">including super high-resolution high-power projectors <BR>
</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE="Verdana"><BR>
</FONT><UL><LI><FONT FACE="Verdana">Wireless network and Ethernet access, inside the building and out, <BR>
</FONT></UL><BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE="Verdana">with a high-speed connection via OC3 laser from the Internet Archive<BR>
</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE="Verdana"><BR>
</FONT><UL><LI><FONT FACE="Verdana">All done on a volunteer basis by people who are in it because we believe in what we are doing, for each other, for the Planet<BR>
</FONT></UL><FONT FACE="Verdana"><BR>
</FONT>
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Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 23:33:54 -0400
From: "Steve Armstrong" <Wegway {AT} sympatico.ca>
Subject: Wegway 5 launch party

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Wegway 5 launch party at the Gladstone Hotel
Queen West and Dufferin, Toronto
Saturday, June 7th, 2003
The party will start at 8 pm on Saturday, June 7th, 2003 and go ‘til the wee hours. DJ’s Mike Hansen and Tomasz Krakowiak will improvise as a duo; then there’s a live band, The Gravity Within, all the way from Hamilton; DJ’s Chris Lawless and Kerry Potts (and guests) www.lawlessindustries.com are up third; and The Steamwhistle Brewing Company will be on hand all night long to do the kind of promotional things that Brewing Companies do. This means lots of fun and lots of beer. There’s a ten dollar cover or pay what you can – it includes a free copy of Wegway 5 while they last.
 
Issue 5 has atrocious and funny comics by Sherwin Tjia that rely on the denial of drawing to deliver graphic interest. New York artist Robert Lederman documents his victorious battle with Rudolph Giuliani, illustrated with sardonic portraits of the mayor. Randall Packer sends a message from the faux US Department of Art and Technology on ways to prevent war. Artists Anonymous, a collective from Calgary, asks artists to give up making art for their own good. Seakmac, an Argentinean graffiti artist living in Ottawa, will show some of his work done on rail cars. Kenji Siratori, a self-styled hypermodern writer from Sapporo, Japan publishes an excerpt from Blood Electric. Hendrik Mallmann from Germany explains, and shows the results from, his pinhole camera made of macaroni. Don Bonham, part of the London, Ontario scene in the 60’s and 70’s, tells what it was like to be an American in Canada who was not a draft dodger. Javier Tellez publishes an open letter that explains why he !
has withdrawn from the next Venice
Biennial.  Plus lots more.
 
And don’t forget the Second Annual
Wegway International Juried Exhibition
at SPIN Gallery this August.
It’s not to late to apply www.wegway.com or email wegway {AT} sympatico.ca 



To be removed from this list please reply with the word "remove" in the subject line.


Steve Armstrong
Publisher
Wegway
P. O. Box 157
Station A
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
M5W 1B2


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Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 12:40:59 +0100
From: "Marina Grzinic" <margrz {AT} zrc-sazu.si>
Subject: GRZINIC: Sandy Stone in Graz, Maribor, Ljubljana and Zagreb, 26-31.5. 2003

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The International Festival of Computer Arts, Maribor, Slovenia=20

Organized by MKC (The Youth Cultural Center), Maribor=20

=20

In collaboration with=20

=20

Slovenian National Theater, Maribor=20

Gallery Kapelica, Ljubljana

Multimedijalni institut - Zagreb

Goethe-Institut Zagreb

ESC, Graz



=20

A One-person "theoryperformance" on technology, body, and desire=20

"DRIVE-BY THEORY"=20

=20

Allucqu=E9re Rosanne (Sandy) Stone (USA)

=20

Allucqu=E9re Rosanne Stone is associate professor and founding director =
of the Advanced Communication Technologies Laboratory (ACTLab) program =
at the University of Texas at Austin, and co-founder of the UT =
Convergent Media program. She is a senior artist at the Banff Centre for =
the Arts; Wolfgang Kohler professor of new media and performance at the =
European Graduate School EGS; and a UCI Humanities Research Institute =
fellow. As Sandy Stone, her paper The Empire Strikes Back: A =
Posttranssexual Manifesto was a foundational text for the discipline of =
Transgender Studies. Her book The War of Desire and Technology at the =
Close of the Mechanical Age has been translated into ten languages. She =
is the author of numerous academic and popular publications as well as =
fiction and science fiction, digital and analog artworks, films, videos, =
soundscapes, and performances, and she tours regularly with her own =
performance works that combine entertainment with theory. She, her =
husband Jeffrey Prothero, and their cat /dev/cat, live in Austin (Texas, =
US), Santa Cruz (California, US), and Saas-Fee (Wallis, Switzerland).

http://sandystone.com/sandystone.orig.html

=20

Time table:



Tuesday, May, 27, 2003, at 20.00

ESC, Graz

Address: Jakominstrasse 16, Graz, Austria=20

=20

Wednesday, May, 28, 2003, at 20.00=20

The Slovenian National Theater, Maribor, Slovenia=20
=20

Friday, May, 30, 2003, at 20.00

Galerija Kapelica, Ljubljana, Slovenia=20

Address: Kersnikova 4, Ljubljana

=20
Saturday, May, 31, 2003, at 20.00
Goethe-Institut Zagreb, Croatia=20

Address: Ul. grada Vukovara 64, Zagreb




Concept:=20

Marina Grzinic, Ljubljana & MKC, Maribor

Organizers:

MKC, Maribor (Dragica Marinic, Joze Slacek)

Galerija Kapelica, Ljubljana (Jurij Krpan, Sandra Sajovic)
Multimedijalni institut - Zagreb (Zeljko Blace)
Goethe-Institut Zagreb (dr. Rudolf Bartsch)

 ESC (Reni Hofmueller)


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Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 16:14:12 +0200
From: "ersatzmedia" <info {AT} ersatzmedia.info>
Subject: Information/SubstituteCity



On Stage! On Air! On Tour! 

ErsatzStadt (SubstituteCity) presents two models dealing with the
substitute public arena: 

 

KIOSK for useful knowledge
Mobile Research Unit, Cinema & Archive
Theme 1: Space Control

Mon, June 2- Sat, June 7, daily between 9 and 11 pm 
at Villa Elisabeth, Invalidenstrasse 4, Berlin

Admission 3 € (limited number of seats available) 
With simultaneous translating from English to German 

 

In the 1920s, KIOSK designated a moveable Russian architecture model
used as an information booth and speaker’s stand for propaganda
purposes. The KIOSK for useful knowledge (designed by Stephan Craig) is
the mobile research unit for the project ErsatzStadt / SubstituteCity
and will go on tour to alternating locations in public buildings
starting June 1. KIOSK is, at the same time, a cinema where live
productions take place on a daily basis and an ever-growing audiovisual
archive with “Narrations of Spaces, Cities and Territories”. In
curatorial discursive situations professional knowledge and theory meets
daily practice and individual narration. Documentation, falsification,
entreating takes place – a swap exchange, a public black market of
essential knowledge. The first entry in the archive, marking the start
of the KIOSK operations, will begin on June 1, 2003, and deal with the
theme: space control. International guests will thematize the use of
architecture, urban and landscape planning as a strategic and political
weapon. The dialogues of space control reflect a public debate that has
been going on in Israel for a number of years now, which critically
questions the role of planners and architects. The territorial
fragmentation and segregation in the occupied zones will be juxtaposed
with examples of post-Apartheid architecture in South Africa and the
consequences of ethnic segregation in Bosnia.

On June 29 (7:30 pm) the six dialogues in the archive of the KIOSK can
be viewed at the Volksbühne.

 

Participating in the KIOSK dialogues are:

 

Monday, June 2: Amos Gitai (Filmmaker/Tel Aviv) and Friedemann Büttner
(Middle East Expert/Berlin):

About Arabic and Israeli routes, political landscapes and traumas.

The relationship between places and identities that are in a permanent
state of war.

 

Tuesday, June 3: Sharon Rotbard (Architect/Tel Aviv) and Roemer van
Toorn (Program Director of the Berlage Institute/Rotterdam):

Urban planning: About urban myths in Israel and liberal ideology &
design in the Netherlands.  

 

Wednesday, June 4: Eyal Weizman (Architect/London, Tel Aviv) and David
Campbell (Professor for International Politics/Newcastle):

About crimes that were committed at the drawing-board. 

 

Thursday, June 5: Jeff Halper (Professor for Urban Anthropology, Ben
Gurion University/Jerusalem) and Lindsay Bremner (Architect and
Professor for Architecture at the University of Witwatersrand/
Johannesburg):

Architecture of violence in post-Apartheid Johannesburg and in East
Jerusalem. 

 

Friday, June 6: Meron Benvenisti (Geographer, Historian,
Author/Jerusalem) and Milan Prodanovic (Architect, Professor for
Urbanism at the University of Novi Sad/Belgrade):

The morning after: post-war cities.  

 

Saturday, June 7: Alexandre Kedar (Law Professor at the University of
Haifa) and Eyal Weizman:

Paragraphs programme space: About the legal background of a territorial
conflict.   

 

 

limited number of seats available

Booking:

Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz

Linienstrasse 227, 10178 Berlin

Booking by Telefone: +49-(0)30-247 67 72 or +49-(0)30-247 76 94
Fax: +49-(0)30-240 65 631

e-mail:  <mailto:ticket {AT} volksbuehne-berlin.de>
ticket {AT} volksbuehne-berlin.de

Box Office hours, daily: 12-6 pm

Tickets: 3€

 

Evening Box Office from 8 pm onwards

Villa Elisabeth, Invalidenstrasse 4, 10115 Berlin, Germany

 

 

 

 

ERSATZRADIO (SUBSTITUTE RADIO)

Seven days of Space Control on 104.1 UKW

Sunday, 1st – Saturday, 7th June 2003, 24 hours non-stop

Live stream: www.ersatzmedia.info

 

Based on the seven dialogues in the KIOSK, the topic of “Space Control”
will be commentated on and popularized using a temporary radio station
that is transmitting live from the studio in the Prater of the
Volksbühne. 80 telephone interviews with specialists all around the
world, global regional reporters, weather forecasters and traffic
correspondents from Bombay/Mumbai, Lagos & Taschkent as well as
international independent radio stations will map out an atlas of
fundamental and imaginary space concepts. ERSATZRADIO/SUBSTITUTE RADIO
will commence on June 1st with a live stream by Multitude e.V., coming
straight from the G8 summit meeting in Evian. Under the direction and
program supervision of Klaas “stream minister” Glenewinkel a 24 hour
program will be transmitted. In the studio: 10 interviewers, the Israeli
guests from the KIOSK, the presenters Jürgen Kuttner, Lilo Wanders,
Wolfgang Müller, Manuela Krause and RP Kahl. 

 

Two projects by:
 <file:///C:\Ersatzstadt\Herkenrath\MFE\teilnehm\hurtzig.html> Hannah
Hurtzig and
<file:///C:\Ersatzstadt\Herkenrath\MFE\teilnehm\franke.html> Anselm
Franke (Tulip House)
A cooperation with the exhibition Territories at the KW, in collaboratin
with the bootlab, twenfm and the cultural office SOPHIEN. 

ErsatzStadt/SubstituteCity is a project initiated by the ‘Kulturstiftung
des Bundes’ (federal cultural foundation)  working in cooperation with
the Volksbühne at the Rosa Luxemburg Platz.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Kirsten Herkenrath

(Public Relations ErsatzStadt/Volksbühne)

 

 

 

 

 

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ErsatzStadt ist ein Initiativprojekt der Kulturstiftung des Bundes 

in Kooperation mit der Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz

 

Kuratoren: 

Jochen Becker/Stephan Lanz (metroZones) 

Hannah Hurtzig/Anselm Franke (Tulip House) 

Bettina Masuch/Christoph Gurk (Dramaturgie, Volksbühne am
Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz)

Ersatzbüro im Prater der Volksbühne: 

Ellen Hofmann (Organisationsleitung)

Katharina von Wilcke (Produktionsleitung Tulip House)

Kirsten Herkenrath (Öffentlichkeitsarbeit ErsatzStadt) 

Jenny Helch (Assistenz)

Kastanienallee 7-9, 10437 Berlin 

Tel.: 030-44 03 73 62 oder 030-44 23 78 19

 <mailto:info {AT} ersatzmedia.info> info {AT} ersatzmedia.info 

 <http://www.ersatzmedia.info/> www.ersatzmedia.info

 

 



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Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 16:28:55 -0400
From: "Borcila, Rozalinda" <borcila {AT} arts.usf.edu>
Subject: collaborators wanted-- Immigration and The Elastic Test Project

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This is an invitation for new collaborators for the ongoing Elastic Test =
Project, a traveling series of performances critically exploring notions =
of citizenship, normativity and immigration - if you have ideas, =
proposals or contributions you would like to suggest, please email
borcila {AT} arts.usf.edu


Please see the most recent installment of the Elastic Test Project on =
the updated project website
www.elastictest.com

The premise of this project is simple and deliberately absurd: what kind =
of testing procedure can objectively measure a foreigner against a =
normative standard, to determine if they can become "naturalized"? How =
is such subjectivity quantified and institutionalized? Through this =
website, we solicit proposals for such tests, debate/negotiate the =
selection process, broadcast the performance of the tests in different =
locations/countries, archive the results, and provide the final =
measurements. Please see website for more on the project and concept.

The archive section on the website will lead you to the project's recent =
incarnation in Calgary, a performance that critically explores the =
conceptual and social dimensions of "valuation".  This most recent test =
combines the evaluative methods in effect in monetary systems and =
numismatics with the evaluative systems used in Canadian Immigration Law =
to determine worthiness for citizenship.  Using workshop participants as =
"evaluation agents", the performance separates the audience into groups =
of contingency based on fixed value systems, only to unsettle this =
structure through a more flexible or "elastic" system of negotiation.  =
This social performance is constructed as a test that makes visible the =
violent ways in which systems of value are institutionally imposed and =
negotiated.

The Elastic Test Project is developed by Rozalinda Borcila (US, Romania) =
and Robert Lawrence (US). New proposals and collaborators are welcome at =
any time. I look forward to hearing from you,

Rozalinda Borcila



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Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 23:42:37 +0200
From: info {AT} geneva03.org
Subject: <freedom friday> Wipe out IOM, WTO and WIPO 

Wipe out IOM, WTO and WIPO

Call for a demonstration on May 30th in Geneva

Start: 11.A.M. near the railway station
(watch out for more infos and the geneva03 video live stream)

In the days preceding the mass protests of June 1st against the G8, we
hope thousands of people will converge in the region in order to take
part in the camps, conferences, workshops and help prepare the large
demonstration and mass civil disobedience of June 1st.

In the framework of these activities we call for a demonstration in
the "institutional quarter" of Geneva on Friday May 30th. Our
intention is to politically express our fundamental criticism of
capitalist development and our clear  rejection of more and more
transnational instruments of exploitation, control and exclusion.

Freedom of movement is our demand when we gather in front of the
International Organisation for Migration (IOM), an intergovernmental
institution, which claims the leadership in socalled "global migration
managment", which means to combine programmes of deportation and
internment of migrants, the destruction of flightroutes and
recruitment-projects for cheap labourforces.

At the World Trade Organisation (WTO), we will "reject the idea that
so called "free" trade creates employment and increases welfare, and
the assumption that it can contribute to the alleviation of poverty.
But we will also very clearly reject the alternative of a stronger
national capitalism and authoritarian state to take over central
control from corporations. Our struggles aim at taking back control of
the means of production from the hands of both transnational and
national capital, in order to create free, sustainable and
community-controlled livelihoods, with equal rights and opportunities
for women and men, based on solidarity and people's needs and not on
exploitation and greed." [1]

Freedom of communication will be our slogan as we'll face the World
Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). What is recently known as
"information society" appears as a wave of expansionist intellectual
property laws. Companies are able to exercise biopolitical control
that takes to new extremes the tendency of liberating capital by
restricting individual and collective freedom and rights - even the
right to life itself.

IOM, WTO and WIPO symbolize three central pillars of global governance
and the three combined demonstrations in front of their respective
headquarters will highlight this context.

We refuse and reject both capitalist exploitation and racist
exclusion, border managment and digital rights managment, restrictions
of freedom of movement and constraints of the freedom of
communication. This demonstration will be a further step to strengthen
an interconnected struggle of anticapitalist and anti-racist
movements, of net activists and free access campaigns to shape a
global movement of movements.

The character of the demonstration will be selfdetermined in its
contents, but peaceful in its running. We will be coloured and noisy,
but we will avoid any confrontations with the police. We will accuse
the transnational agencies and maintain our daily and longterm
struggle against them. But we will not occupy or´attack their
barrickaded buildings. Two days before the beginning of the G8 summit
and the announced mass protests we do not want to give the police a
pretext to start a dynamic of repression and play their logic of war.


collectivo para tod {AT} s todo

more infos about IOM:
http://www.noborder.org/iom/index.php (1)
from the PGA manifesto http://www.agp.org


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In the evening before the demonstration, on Thursday May 29th, there
will be a public information event and debate about our approach and
the topics mentioned. It will take place in L'Usine, place des
volontaires, Geneva.
- - with Frank Düvell from the anti-racists office in Bremen, related
to the noborder network, about the global migration-regime;
- - hopefully with somebody from anti-wto-struggles...;
- - with Alan Toner from Autonomedia about the demand for freedom of
communication.

L'usine will be the indymedia center during the days of protest and
will offer a livestreaming of this event in the camps in Annemasse and
out to the world. In addition to that a new video film about the role
and function of the IOM will be presented in the camps and in other
public spaces in Geneva.



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Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 08:45:52 +0200
From: "NewMediaArtProjectNetwork" <agricola-w {AT} netcologne.de>
Subject: Program May/June NewMediaArtProjectNetwork

NewMediaArtProjectNetwork - 
the experimental platform for net based art -
Program May/June

1. JavaMuseum
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
www.javamuseum.org

a) LatinoNetarte.net
Netart from Latin American countries, Spain and Portugal
1st update online:
49 artists from 
www.javamuseum.org
or
www.javamuseum.org/2003/latinofeature/index.html


b) I Highway - 23 netartists from Canada
www.javamuseum.org or
www.javamuseum.org/2003/canadafeature/index.html


2. Violence Online Festival
Version 7.0 on occasion of the participation in 
PEAM 2003 - Pescara Electronic Art Festival 
Pescara/Italy 21-25 May 2003
www.newmediafest.org/violence/

Meanwhile 270 artists from 40 countries reflect the phenomenon of Violence.

3. Le Musee di-visioniste
www.le-musee-divisioniste.org

Edition 6.0 of Featured artists series, entitled "MasterPlan"
This last exhibition in the series features following artists:

Dan Norton (UK), jimpunk (France), Patrick Simons (UK),
Nicolas Clauss (France), Daniel Young (USA)

4. Cinematheque at MediaCentre
Winter Streams - streaming video
presented in two parts featuring works of 30 artists
www.le-musee-divisioniste.org/mediacentre/
Anette Weintraub, Marc Lafia, Michael Szpakowski, Raphael Lyon,
Michale Alstad, Jody Zellen and many others. 

5. Agricola de Cologne Moving Picture Collection
includes more than 60 interactive and linear moving pictures.

currently new:
138 seconds of peace?
http://www.nmartproject.net/agricola/mpc/volume6/138seconds.html

Is peace a pipe-dream?

*********************
NewMediaArtProjectNetwork -
experimental platform for net based art -
founded and developed by Agricola de Cologne,
includes following corporate sites:

www.a-virtual-memorial.org
www.le-musee-divisioniste.org
www.javamuseum.org
www.engad.org
www.nmartproject.net
www.newmediafest.org
www.agricola-de-cologne.de

general inquiries:
info {AT} nmartproject.net

Press contacts:
press {AT} nmartproject.net



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Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 05:44:59 +0200
From: sandra sajovic <sandra.sajovic {AT} kapelica.org>
Subject: kapelica gallery > terror=decor, a series of panels: torino-new york-beirut

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TERROR=DECOR
A series of panels: Torino - New York - Beirut

NEW YORK, Wednesday, May, 28 2003, 6.30 pm
Max Protetch Gallery, 511 W 22nd St. NY 10011

Participants:
Ziga Kariz, artist, Slovenian Pavilion, 2003 Venice Biennial
Jill Magid, artist, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam
Igor Zabel, co-curator of the 50. Venice Biennial 2003
Marcel Stefancic Jr., critic and media theoretician, philosopher/writer
Timothy Druckrey, new media theoretician
moderated by Katherine Carl, curator and writer, New York


After Torino, where at panel discussion on May, 12, Ziga Kariz and his 
production crew encountered Alberto Franceschini, co-founder of the Red 
Brigade (Brigate Rosse) and Antonio Caronia, media theoretician, editor of 
the Red Star (Stella Rossa) newspaper in 1970s, we are eager to invite you 
to the second panel discussion, where panelists will discuss about the art 
in the realm of global capital and violence.

For his exhibition at the Slovenian Pavilion (curated by Kapelica Gallery) 
at the 2003 Venice Biennial, Ljubljana-based artist Ziga Kariz has 
developed a new phase of TERROR=DECOR project, his ongoing investigation 
into the cultural zone where painting meets surveillance technology, 
terrorism, and cinema. By outfitting his paintings with digital cameras, 
distributing them throughout private homes in Venice, and using the 
Slovenian Pavilion as a site for surveillance monitoring, Kariz 
destabilizes the traditional roles played by artists, viewers, and collectors.

How does the painter-painting-viewer relationship change in a world whose 
visual culture is dominated by rapid exchange of information through the 
media and the constant possibility of terrorist activity? In what way is 
the viewer of painting directly implicated in the larger cultural 
discourse, a discourse that extends beyond the art world and into the realm 
of global capital and violence? The panel discussion at Max Protetch on May 
28 will address these issues as they exist in both Kariz's work and the art 
world at large.

The panel discussion in Beirut (Lebanon) will occur in the end of June 2003 
when we will encounter artists, media theoreticians and strong 
opinion-makers who will discuss about the mediation of Middle East 
socio-political disturbances which media translates to the western way of 
understanding the world map.



Project supported by: Ministry of Culture, Slovenia

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Kapelica Gallery - Gallery for contemporary investigative arts
Kersnikova 4, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija
tel.: +386 1 43 80 302, fax: +386 1 43 80 202, gallery {AT} kapelica.org

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Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 11:06:13 +0200
From: franz schaefer <schaefer {AT} mond.at>
Subject: announce: 1st austrian social forum

1st austrian social forum
http://socialforum.at
mai 29 - 1st of june 2003
hallein - pernerinsel

after 3 world social forums in porto alegere and an european social forum in
florence it was time for the first austrian social forum. starting mai 29
till 1st of june we expect a few thousand people in the cool location around
an abandoned saline factory in the city of hallein near salzburg.

under the theme "another world is possible" we organized about 133
conferences, workshops, etc.. a protest demonstration, a film festival and
lots more ..

unfortunately our event is almost concurrently with the anti-G8 protests in
evian nut we plan to stay in contact with the anti-G8 groups via internet
and eventually exchanging video messages...

greetings mond, fs {AT} mond.at




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