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01 . john hutnyk           . Subcontinental Britain
02 . gary hall             . New Cultural Studies Journal
03 . Cary Peppermint       . //FREE ART:)
04 . jason {AT} artec.org.uk    . space 1999
05 . Igor Stepancic        . NEW POW
06 . tao {AT} tao.ca            . TAO Toronto Needs Your Help!!!
07 . Le Monde diplomatique . May 1999
08 . e8z {AT} hell.com          . skinonskinonskin preview
09 . scca                  . pro.ba opening
10 . SSpi352808 {AT} aol.com    . NEW IN ARTMARGINS
11 . rike {AT} thing.at         . Five29Ninety9




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Date:  Mon, 17 May 1999 15:35:52 +0000
From: john hutnyk <john.hutnyk {AT} gold.ac.uk>
Subject:  ann! ...  for announcer - Subcontinental Britain

For announcer:


*Subcontinental Britain:  Diasporic Culture and Politics*

You are invited to a one day workshop for discussion and debate around
the theme of 'Diasporic Culture and Politics' in Britain.

 Date: Saturday June 5th 1999,  Time: 10am till 6.00pm.

 Venue: Goldsmiths College, University of London New Cross  (Ian Gulland
Lecture Theatre)

 Cost: FREE  (bring some cash for beverages and sandwiches)

Intro:

South Asian cultural forms have been 'flavour of the month' in the
commercial entertainment media of late. Madonna dons a bindi and does
bad imitations of bharatayanatyam dance moves on her latest video, Kula
Shaker offer retro 60s pop songs and travelogue returns to the magical
mystery tour via MTV, the English football fraternity sing along to the
tune that acknowledges that *the* national dish is 'vindaloo'. Within
the effervescent cultural industries however, this visibility of Asian
cultural forms has not yet translated into any significant
socio-economic redress of multi-racial exclusions within Fortress
Europe. Despite the high profile of some ventures like 2nd Generation
magazine, Asian Dub Foundation, or the high street curry house etc, the
marketing of things Asian is more readily available to a well-resourced
Material Girl than to South Asians themselves. It seems that the fashion
for bindi's and sitars is not a guaranteed market option for the
majority of South Asians even as it is they who produce the 'cultural
content' of a refashioned multi-culti Britain.

This one-day workshop will address these contradictions and the politics
of cultural production across a number of similar demarcations.

 Welcome and Coffee: 10.00

 Session One 10.30 - 12.30

 Do the Right Thing? - Chair: Sanjay Sharma

South Asian ethnicity is in. A fetishized desire for Otherness appears
to be a condition of Western contemporary culture. From a perspective
which acknowledges that representations of Asian culture are caught in
Orientalist discourses, this panel will explore the political practices
and ethical consequences of seeking to study Asian cultural practices
and productions. The central issue will be an attempt to render what is
at stake in making 'Asianess' an object of scrutiny. Furthermore, what
political and ethical possibilities are opened up in moving beyond the
confines of identity politics? The panel will consider how academic
disciplinary formations, institutions, the popular media and other sites
of knowledge production are implicated in reproducing racialized
accounts of 'Asianess'. For example, why is the white gaze of Cultural
Studies disavowed? And in what ways has the multicultural celebration of
ethnicity and cultural diversity occluded practices of racial exclusion
and violence?


 12.30-2.00  Lunch and Films: films overlap with the second half of
lunch


 Session Two 2.00 - 3.30

 Black and Write - Chair: Raminder Kaur.

This panel considers the basis of cultural production by focusing on
how, and what kinds of stories get produced. What impels us to tell and
re-tell? How do we negotiate the fantasies and phantasms of a
multi-racial Britain in post-imperial decline for representations? To
what extent is agency compromised by institutional strictures on
cultural production? And how can we resist both hegemonies of whiteness
and fetishised notions of Otherness? Ishmael Reed's slogan 'writing is
fighting' is assessed in light of the minutiae and micro-politics of
fictionalised worlds. Panellists probe into the junctures between the
psychic, the spoken/written and the socio-political worlds that we
inhabit. They consider story-telling/poetry and other outlets -
literature, theatre, television and film - in terms of developing a
grammar of communication that can inspire, ignite and/or subvert.


 Coffee 3.30 - 4.00


 Session Three 4.00-6.00

 Counter-Kick - Chair: Virinder S. Kalra

Lethal white nails flying in Brixton and Brick lane require a response
rooted in a politics which can alter and transform culture not merely
re-present. Defence against bombs no doubt requires new ways of
organising resistance, but we have to be clear about the relationship
between a poem and a bullet, a song and a grenade. Drawing on innovative
forms of cultural resistance in the field of football and multimedia
technology this panel poses the question what is a sufficient mode of
counter-attack. How do culture technologies counter the power of
violence? A question made all the more urgent by Stephen Lawrence, Rohit
Duggal, Ricky Reel and countless others.

 Close 6pm


 Note: The sessions are chaired by cultural critics Sanjay Sharma,
Raminder Kaur and Virinder Kalra. There will be a screening of relevant
films relating to South Asian cultural production in Britain during the
day. Entrance is free. Food and beverages will be available at the
College's Loafers Café until 2.30 and at local stores all day. Everyone
is welcome to participate. The College is located in New Cross, catch
the overland train from London Bridge and get off at New Cross or New
Cross Gate and follow the signs. Once you reach the Goldsmiths Main
Building walk through the building to the Ian Gulland lecture theatre -
there will also be signs to assist you inside the building.

 This event has been organised by the Centre for Cultural Studies and
the Department of Anthropology of Goldsmiths College. Please phone John
Hutnyk on 0171 919 7061 for further details, or email him on
John.Hutnyk {AT} gold.ac.uk


--

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dr John Hutnyk
Goldsmiths College, University of London

http://homepages.gold.ac.uk/hutnyk/





   ................................................................... 02

Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 14:14:53 +0100
From: gary hall <gary.hall {AT} connectfree.co.uk>
Subject: New Cultural Studies Journal

Announcing Culture Machine, a new journal in cultural studies/cultural
theory

Inter-active, fully refereed, and with an International Editorial Board
that includes Lawrence Grossberg, Peggy Kamuf, Alphonso Lingis, Meaghan
Morris, Paul Patton and Mark Poster, the Culture Machine journal can be
found at:

http://culturemachine.tees.ac.uk

The first issue, Taking Risks with the Future, edited by Gary Hall and
Dave Boothroyd, includes:

Timothy Clark and Simon Wortham on instituting the institution
Lawrence Grossberg, Johan Fornas, Ken Surin and Tadeusz Slawek on the
future of cultural studies
Sue Golding, Adrian Mckenzie and Michael Naas on new technologies

Future issues include:
The University
Virologies


Culture Machine welcomes original, unpublished, unsolicited submissions
on any aspect of culture and theory. Anyone with material they would
like to submit for publication is invited to contact:

Culture Machine c/o Dave Boothroyd and Gary Hall
School of Law, Arts and Humanities
University of Teesside
Borough Road
Middlesbrough
TS1 3BA
UK

e-mail: d.boothroyd {AT} tees.ac.uk
or        g.hall {AT} tees.ac.uk





   ................................................................... 03

Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 14:45:28 -0400
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   ................................................................... 04

Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 11:01:42 +0100
From: jason {AT} artec.org.uk
Subject: space 1999

Space 1999
Festival of independent and community-based space exploration
June 18th - 27th
London Earth

The days of this society are numbered. Its reasons and its merits have been
weighed in the balance and found wanting; its inhabitants are divided into
two parties, one of which wants to build their own spaceships and leave
this society behind. 'Space 1999' explores the new possibilities that open
up when we form autonomous communities in outer space.

The Association of Autonomous Astronauts (AAA) was launched on April 23rd
1995 as the world's first independent and community-based space programme.
A Five Year Plan was also established for creating, by the year 2000, a
world-wide network of local, community-based AAA groups dedicated to
building their own spaceships. 'Space 1999' will form part of the AAA's
FINAL PUSH, and will bring together Autonomous Astronauts from around the
world to present various activities, including media invasions, recruitment
drives and propaganda efforts. This ten day festival will also expose local
communities in London to the possibilities of independent space exploration.

Moving in several directions at once, the AAA has declared:
'Only those who attempt the impossible will achieve the absurd'.

space 1999 contact information:
phone: 0793 083 4904
email: space1999 {AT} deepdisc.com
http://www.deepdisc.com/space1999
post: BM Box 3641, London WC1N 3XX


space 1999
CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Info Centre
123A Mare Street, E8. London Fields BR.

"The Five Year Plan:
Propaganda and printed matter from the Association of Autonomous Astronauts."

Open daily from 1pm - 6pm throughout the festival.
Event updates, information and your input.

phone: 0181 985 9981
email: infoc {AT} compuserve.com
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/infoc

Friday June 18th:
 1:30pm: Protest against the militarisation of space, part of the J18
global festival.
 Venue: Assemble Green Park tube.

Saturday 19th:
 Noon - 6pm: Intergalactic Conference
John Eden (Raido AAA) Conference Introduction
Professor Chris Welch (Lecturer in Astronautics, Kingston University) "The
history of the British Interplanetary Society"
Paul Macauley (author of Pasquale's Angel and contributor to Interzone)
"How the future should have been"
Mark Sinker (writer specialising in aesthetics, sex and the immediate
future and currently working on 'The Electric Storm', a cultural history of
music and technology between 1876 and 1982) "Home is where the heat is -
when spacemen fall to earth"
Neil Gordon Orr (Disconaut AAA) "Everybody gets to go to the moon - next
steps into space"
Zigi Sinnette (Missiles for Peaceful Purposes, member of UK Rocketry
Association) "Build your own rocket"
Barry Bryant (Aotearoa AAA) "Towards an everythingisation of stuff:
Pasifikan strategies for radical emigration"
Riccardo Balli (AAA Bologna) and Gerard Z (Grub Street 23) "333"
Dorothy Matrix (Future Excavations Inc.) "Hostile Environments"
Jason Skeet (Inner City AAA) "See you in space"
Plus AAA propaganda films and stalls.
 Venue: University of Westminster, Marylebone Road,
opposite Baker Street tube
£4/£3. Sponsored by King Mob

8pm til late: My Eyes...My Eyes presents ETC. (Extraterrestrial Cinema).
AAA films, presentations, installations and performances, including Lola
Chanel (AAA Vienna) "Women in Space", Nomad AAA "This is my confession",
Disconaut AAA "Means of Flight - an alphabet for autonomous astronauts",
Laura Liverani "Mondo Astronauta - portraits of the AAA". Films and video
>from Tim Flitcroft, Deane Thomas, Lisa DiLillo and more.
Presentations, installations and performances from Simon Lewandowski,
Toolroom Salon, Seba Patane, Judy Sirks, Saul Albert and Strike. Live
electronica and video mixing from Ticklish 'Deviate, decapitate, fornicate,
fabricate' performance by Inventory. Premiere of "Victims of Geography"
film by Pictorial Heroes. DJs including DoA. Live web video streaming with
Backspace. (http://www.backspace.org)
 Venue: Strike, 11-29 Fashion Street, E1. Liverpool St/Aldgate East tube
£4/£3. Sponsored by Pictorial Heroes
Contact: 0181 858 5983 or
http://www.myeyes.dircon.co.uk


Sunday 20th:
 2pm: Three-sided Football, AAA Krazy Golf & Picnic
 Venue: Assemble Speakers' Corner. Hyde Park tube.
8pm: AAA Pub Night: Space Quiz and debate of the Millennium: Star Trek v.
Babylon 5.
 £1. Sponsored by The Idler
 Venue: Penny Black, Mount Pleasant WC1. Farringdon tube.

Monday 21st:
 Noon: Press Conference & AAA Bologna Psychic Attack against NASA
 Venue: Blackwall Steps. Yabsley Street E14. Blackwall DLR.
8pm: Solstice outdoor training for autonomous astronauts, featuring star
navigation, low level gravity practice, dreamtime workshop, and astral
projection exercise.
 Venue: Hampstead Heath, Assemble Hampstead Heath BR, Southend Road, NW3

Tuesday 22nd:
 6:30pm: The Foundation for Art in Zero-Gravity Envirnonments launch event,
featuring Stuart Buchanan (Nomad AAA), Project One (resident theatre
company for space) and the General Consul of the Nomad Territories.
 Venue: To be confirmed
 8pm: Nocturnal Emissions (1st London gig in 12 years), plus Beam Me Up, KJ
(performing music from classic Star Trek and featuring voice of KJ Grant,
ex-Cop Shoot Cop), plus DJs Interossiter, OSI and John Eden.
 Venue: Upstairs at the Garage, Holloway Road N7. Highbury & Islington tube.
 £6/£4. Sponsored by Blast First! and Club Integral

Wednesday 23rd:
 2:30pm: Inner City AAA Grub Street Launch Site tour and psychogeographical
experiment.
 Venue: Assemble, northern end of Milton Street EC2. Barbican/Moorgate tube.
9pm: space 1999 pop night with The Adventures of Parsley (5 piece pop combo
playing cult 60s and 70s
TV themes in moonbase alpha spacesuits), guest vocalist Norbert J.
Hetherington, plus The Family Way.
AAA videos. Wig 'n' Casino gay Northern Soul after midnight.
 Venue: Vauxhall Tavern, opposite Vauxhall Tube. Buses 36, 185, 44, 77, 88.
 £4/£2 Sponsored by Green Bohemia
Night-time: Raido AAA Astral Training
Try to visualise yourself in space, or at Raido AAA's launch site in the
minutes before you go to sleep. Report any results, or related dreams to
aaa {AT} uncarved.demon.co.uk (text or .jpegs), or hand them in at any Space
1999 event.

Thursday 24th:
 2pm: Space Fete, organised by Oceania AAA. The first/last annual AAA
garden party. Events include drinking, eating, dancing, and space-themed
competitions. Bring your own drinks and food.
 Venue: Assemble 67 Millbrook Road, Brixton SW9. Brixton tube or
Loughborough Junction BR.
 6:30pm: AAA 5 year plan gathering.
 Venue: Info Centre, 123A Mare Street, E8. London Fields BR.

Friday 25th:
 11am: Protest Against The 1986 Space Act and Spaceship Licensing Laws.
 Venue: Assemble outside the British National Space Centre, 151 Buckingham
Palace Road SW1. Victoria tube.

7pm: Space Caff 2 - space vegan food, the chance to eat your food on
mars/the moon/in outer space and to purchase the video for £3 for proof.
Space age pop music as surround sound. AAA project reports.
 Venue: 56a Infoshop, 56a Crampton Street, SE17. Elephant & Castle tube.

Saturday 26th:
 2pm: Intergalactic Triolectic Football Cup (Three-sided Football)
Kennington Park. Oval Tube

All-night Rave in Space.
 Venue: to be announced during the festival. Call festival hotline on the
day or check website.

Sunday 27th:
 3pm: Back to Earth: A review and summing up of the ten days and a look to
the future.
 Venue: 56a Infoshop, 56a Crampton Street, SE17. Elephant & Castle tube.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO ANYONE INTERESTED IN INDEPENDENT SPACE
EXPLORATION

______________________________________________________________________________
space1999 - ten days that shook the universe
______________________________________________________________________________

<mailto:jason {AT} artec.org.uk>
<http://www.deepdisc.com/space1999>






   ................................................................... 05

Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 20:40:05 +0200
Subject: NEW POW
From: "Igor Stepancic" <igor {AT} blueprintit.com>

     Hi,

 POW is updated. Now you can find number of works as well as new project
PERSEUS'S SHIELD.
 To enter POW now you go to www.blueprintit.com, and then you'll see....

 Also we included two contributions that we received on Monday 17th, one
from skipsilver and another from dan. WE THANK THEM BOTH.

 The site will be updated frequently so check it out often.
  
 We invite you to participate either through works on our site or words on
our discussion board.

 All project diverse from Camp Site Map page so explore it carefully.

 See you on discussion board.

 Best regards,
 POW





   ................................................................... 06

Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 19:58:13 -0400
From: tao {AT} tao.ca
Subject: tao: TAO Toronto Needs Your Help!!!


Greetings Members, Supporters and Friends.

Its been a while since we last wrote, and the good news is that this time
we are not writing right after a system crash.  We still need money, but
now we need money for rent.  Yes its true!  TAO Toronto has an office, (now
in its third month) and as of this moment, you are reading the first email
written on the first operating computer in what is an office that needs
your help to come alive.

TAO Communications has been growing exponentially in the last several
months, necessitating an office space in which we could work together and
meet daily. In addition to "on the ground" organizing with numerous groups
and campaigns, we are now operating facilities for more than 420 members
in all regions of the world, with over 450 email lists that serve over
40,000 people.

Most of the financial support we have received, has come within a few
weeks of serious hardware failure. Since we have been fairly stable over
the last few months, contributions from members and supporters have
effectively ceased. Over the coming months we will be organizing a process
for regular contributions, but in the meantime we are sending out
this letter due to need for immediate funds.

So that brings us to you, the reader, and our need, the workers, for rent
money for June 1st, for office supplies, and you know, for our labour.
So please, send us what you can or contact us for more info.

Thanks for your support,
the tao workers of toronto

TAO Communications
PO Box 108 Station P
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 2S8
Canada
(416) 812-6765
tao {AT} tao.ca





   ................................................................... 07

Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 16:44:20 +0200
From: Le Monde diplomatique <dispatch {AT} london.monde-diplomatique.fr>
Subject: Le Monde diplomatique - May 1999


                                                    LE MONDE DIPLOMATIQUE
     _________________________________________________________________

                          Le Monde diplomatique

                             english edition

                                May 1999





    WAR IN THE BALKANS

  A fine mess *

      by Ignacio Ramonet

     At the start of the crisis there were two main objectives: to
     restore substantive autonomy to Kosovo and ensure that the Yugoslav
     government respected the Kosovars' political, cultural, religious
     and linguistic freedoms. The plan at the Rambouillet conference was
     to achieve these two aims by peaceful means. The Serbs and the
     Kosovars (including representatives of the Kosovan Liberation Army)
     had reached a consensus on the two main objectives. The Rambouillet
     conference ended in failure because of the West's stubborn
     insistence (the United States in particular) on a Nato presence in
     Kosovo to monitor the implementation of the agreements.
       http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/en/1999/05/01leader.html

                                                Translated by Lorna Dale

  Nato, master of the world

      by Noam Chomsky

     Meeting in Washington for the 50th anniversary of the North
     Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the member states on 26 April
     ratified the New Strategic Concept proposed by the United States.
     This permits Nato to go beyond its defensive role and intervene
     militarily, without a mandate from the United Nations, against a
     sovereign state. The token reference to the UN may satisfy France
     but does not seriously modify US power. The war in the Balkans,
     conducted without the authorisation of the Security Council, in the
     name of humanitarian intervention, and the new strategic concept
     mark a turning point in the global order. For the first time since
     1945 the victors of the second world war (less Russia) have ignored
     the sole source of international legality, the UN - without
     replacing it. This allows China, India or Russia, for example, to
     conduct similar interventions in their own spheres of influence;
     and increases the risks of injustice and conflict throughout the
     world.

                                                Original text in English

  Confederation or explosion *

      by Catherine Samary

     The upsurge of nationalism is threatening to reshape the whole
     Balkan peninsula. As the drive towards the establishment of
     ethnically homogeneous states gathers force, so does the risk of a
     chain reaction and the spread of conflict throughout the region. Is
     maintaining existing frontiers compatible with the right to
     self-determination?
       http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/en/1999/05/03samary.html

                                              Translated by Barry Smerin

  US aims to win on all fronts

      by Michael T. Klare

     The United States used to bank on acting through international
     organisations it could control. Now the priority is on the sole
     exercise of power and unilateral actions. This means a large
     military investment. As a result of the current war President Bill
     Clinton will be able to justify a budget increase of $112 billion
     for his armed forces over the next six years.

                                                Original text in English

  Behind the Rambouillet talks

      by Paul-Marie de La Gorce

     The (official) motive for the attack on Serbia was Belgrade's
     refusal to sign the Rambouillet agreement. Yet the Yugoslav leaders
     had accepted its main provisions. The only outstanding issue was
     the nature of the force to be deployed in Kosovo. And although the
     Serbs rejected any Nato presence, they had envisaged some other
     formula.

                                              Translated by Barry Smerin

  Serbia's outlaw regime

      by Jean-Yves Potel

     The violence in Kosovo is a direct result of the nature of the
     Milosevic regime. Rooted in the Soviet model, the Serbian regime
     embodies authoritarian power wielded by a mafia-style oligarchy.
     Its ideology is a dangerous cocktail of social demagogy and extreme
     nationalism.

                                              Translated by Julie Stoker

  Rise of the Kosovar freedom fighters

      by Christophe Chiclet

     Unheard of until four years ago, the KLA now dominates the scene in
     Kosovo. Radicalised by repression, it has won support away from the
     pacifist, Ibrahim Rugova. It owes its success largely to support
     from clan leaders, the diaspora and a variety of traffickers and
     intelligence services.

                                                Translated by Lorna Dale

  Sixty years of ethnic cleansing

      by Tommaso di Francesco and Giacomo Scotti

     During the second world war the occupation forces set about the
     extermination of hundreds of thousands of Jews and Gypsies - and
     also of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. Half a century later the
     dismantling of Yugoslavia sparked new massacres in which each
     community has been both victim and executioner.

                                                  Translated by Ed Emery

  Israel on Kosovo *

      Amnon Kapeliouk
       http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/en/1999/05/10isbox.html

  Apaches and Tomahawks *

      Nancy Dolhem
       http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/en/1999/05/02dolhem.html


    SOCIAL CRISIS, INTER-ETHNIC TENSION

  Israel's mosaic falls apart

      by Dominique Vidal and Joseph Algazy

     On 17 May the Israelis go to the polls to elect their Members of
     Knesset, and also their prime minister with an optional second
     round on 1 June. The opinion polls predicted that the rightwing
     coalition would not have a majority in the Knesset, even if the
     religious parties supported them. But the predicted defeat of
     Binyamin Netanyahu was looking less than certain, despite the
     deadlock in the peace talks, disappointing social and economic
     indicators and a disastrous election campaign. The Likud leader
     owes his political base largely to his ability to exploit the
     fractures within Israeli society. The clash between religious and
     secular, but also the intercommunal rivalry, is undermining Israel.

                                        Translated by Wendy Kristianasen


    FALL OF THE HOUSE OF HARIRI

  Peaceful transition in Lebanon

      by Walid Charara

     As Binyamin Netanyahu fights it out with Ehud Barak in the Israeli
     elections, both men have raised the issue of an Israeli withdrawal
     from Southern Lebanon, where the Israeli army is up against
     increasingly effective armed resistance. The stalemate in the
     Arab-Israeli peace talks and the economic, political and social
     crisis in Lebanon have resulted in prime minister Rafiq Hariri
     stepping down. A new era has opened in Beirut: the talk is of
     reform and a campaign against corruption, and Hariri and some of
     his ex-ministers are now under investigation.

                                                  Translated by Ed Emery


    USE OF CHEMICALS GOES UNCHECKED

  Pesticides poison the small farmer

      by Mohamed Larbi Bouguerra

     As dangerous to make as to use, pesticides are but one example of
     how products and technologies that are banned by law in some
     industrialised countries are being exported to the developing
     world. In most cases there is connivance between local politicians
     and the multinationals based in their countries - and always
     disregard for the health of the local population.

                                         Translated by Malcolm Greenwood


    TRANSATLANTIC WHEELING AND DEALING

  A new manifesto for capitalism *

      by Christian de Brie

     Sheltered from the hubbub of war and crisis, Europe, the United
     States and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) are devising
     agreements that will remove the final obstacles to the free play of
     "market forces" and require countries to submit to the unfettered
     expansion of the multinationals. Learning from the failure of the
     Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI), big business and
     technocrats are trying to force through a decision before the end
     of 1999.
       http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/en/1999/05/13mai.html

                                         Translated by Malcolm Greenwood


    RICHES ON THE INFORMATION HIGHWAY

  Unequal terms of electronic trade *

      by Philippe Quéau

     The strategy patiently pursued by the United States in
     telecommunications since the 1980s is now bearing fruit. It
     involved deregulating the American domestic market, using
     competition to create competitors powerful enough, financially and
     technologically, to go on to attack markets outside. Europe and
     Asia, which had refused to develop their own infrastructures, are
     now seeing these firms take control.
       http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/en/1999/05/14tele.html

                                         Translated by Malcolm Greenwood

    BACK PAGE

  Trust me, I'm a politician

      by Serge Halimi

     The old war propaganda no longer depends on censorship but on
     training cameras on irresistible and equivocal images, scenes that
     arouse real emotion. Emotion has become the very stuff of the
     writing spewed out by the media (in war and peace alike). And the
     media has been only too ready to swallow the received wisdom passed
     down from Nato concerning the need for its "humanitarian
     intervention" in the Balkans.

                                            Translated by Barbara Wilson


           English language editorial director: Wendy Kristianasen

     _________________________________________________________________

             ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © 1999 Le Monde diplomatique.



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Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 14:11:00 +0200
From: Auriea Harvey & Michaël Samyn <e8z {AT} hell.com>
Subject: skinonskinonskin preview

http://HELL.COM/SKIN

How does one and one become one? Two net.entities
roaming around through the wires unexpectedly connect
in a place that turns out to be hell in so many ways.
Communicating in the only way they can, through
visions, transmitting emotions through the files. A
stream of electricity carrying bits back and forth.
An ongoing dialog which forms a bond between them. A
two way river becomes an ocean flowing through the
data.

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An ocean of desire, an ocean of lust, an ocean of
selfishness. Reciprocal to the point of ecstasy.
Recognizing the other as the one they were looking
for. All they've known, all they've done, all they've
felt, was leading to this. Two bodies in the network:
longing, desiring, missing, caressed in the code,
hurt by the sharp edges of pixels, floating on DHTML.
Desparation, deprivation, ecstasy. Skin, on skin, on
skin.

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Skinonskinonskin is an ongoing experience. It's is
happening, changing, taking new directions as you read this.
This is the begining of a new adventure, frozen in time.
There will be more like these in the future. This ecstatic
exchange continues...

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[special guest registration just for you]

username:
nipple

password:
tongue

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document.embeds["lamb"].GotoFrame(9);
var x = Number.POSITIVE_INFINITY;
while ( i*2 > i+i ) { e += z; z += e; };
var y = e.toString() + z.toString();
if ( y.length >= x ) { timeVar = eval(x); };
timeVar.startTime = "http://www.entropy8zuper.org";
org = new Array("DHTMLove","workAhol","ecstasyBiz",postArt);
godlove = true;





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Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 18:16:14 +0200
From: scca <scca {AT} soros.org.ba>
Subject: pro.ba opening

Soros Center For Conteporary Arts - Sarajevo
cordialy invites you to the opening of the multimedia lab

pro.ba


Join us !!!
Friday, 21 May 1999 at 19.00
//www.soros.org.ba/~scca/portal/






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From: SSpi352808 {AT} aol.com
Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 17:47:38 EDT
Subject: NEW IN ARTMARGINS


PLEASE RECOMMEND ARTMARGINS TO A FRIEND!


NEW IN ARTMARGINS (05/21/99):


	VLADIMIR PAPERNY ON BULIMIA IN RUSSIAN ARCHITECTURE

ARTISTVIEW: THE BOOKS OF BEATA WEHR

	AGNES V. KOVACS ON ZOLTAN SZEGEDY-MASZAKíS LATEST DIGITAL WORK

MARC KONECNY REVIEWS SOCIALIST REALIST PAINTING (M.C. Bown)

	JUDITHY SCHWENTNER REVIEWS CAUGHT: THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE
GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC (K.G. Kuehn)

	AGNES V. KOVACS ON HUNGARIAN E-ARTIST R. EL-HASSAN

HEIKE WEGNER, THE NAKEDNESS OF POETRY. RUSSIAN PERFORMANCE ART IN THE NUDE

	STEPHAN KUEPPER REVIEWS RECENT EXHIBITS OF RUSSIAN ART IN GERMANY


FORTHCOMING:


SVETLANA BOYM ON ILYA KABAKOV

VIKTOR MAZIN AND OLESYA TURKINA ON CONSUMPTION AND REPRESENTATION IN RECENT
RUSSIAN ART

INTERVIEWS WITH CRITIC AND PHILOSOPHER MICHAEL EPSTEIN

INTERVIEW WITH THE POLISH CONCEPTUALIST ARTIST ZBIGNIEW LIBERA

ARTISTVIEW: AFRIKA



PLEASE RECOMMEND ARTMARGINS TO A FRIEND.






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Date:  Wed, 19 May 1999 13:50:54 -0500
From: rike {AT} thing.at
To: Multiple recipients of <announcer {AT} simsim.rug.ac.be>
Subject:  ann! ...  Five29Ninety9

a one-day symposium
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and information, one circulates in an endless flow of heterogeneous
cultural knowledge.
Using this fluid social process as a resource in itself, Five29Ninety9
creates a dialogue - a network among people interested in contemporary,
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