Azra Aksamija
Azra Akšamija is an artist and architect based in Cambridge, USA. Since fall 2004 she has been affiliated with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a Ph.D. candidate in the Department for History Theory and Criticism of Art and Architecture / Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture. Born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1976, she graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University Graz, Austria in 2001, and received her M.Arch from Princeton University, USA in 2004. She is one of the initiators of the Lost Highway Expedition (2006) and a co-founder of Centrala – Foundation for Future Cities. Her work has been widely published and exhibited in venues such as the Generali Foundation Vienna (2002), Biennial de Valencia (2003), Berlin Art Fair (2003), Graz Biennial of Media and Architecture (2003), Gallery for Contemporary Art Leipzig (2003), and Liverpool Biennial (2004), Smack Mellon Gallery andSculpture Center in NYC (2006). She is currently researching her dissertation on contemporary Islamic architecture in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina and the place of Islam in Western Europe.

Jonathan Allen
(b.1966) is a London-based visual artist, writer, and performer. His work has been widely exhibited and performed at venues including Tate Britain, the De La Warr Pavilion, David Risley Gallery London, and most recently for the first Singapore Biennale in 2006. In 2002, he instigated the international group exhibition Con Art with American curator Helen Varola and Carol Maund at Site Gallery, Sheffield which re-ignited his interest in theatricalised magic as a site for wider cultural exploration and agency. Allen's current performance alter-ego Tommy Angel, a brutal and narcissistic 'gospel magician', explores magic's historically ambiguous relationship with Christianity through photography, maverick stage shows, and most recently pickpocketing. Jonathan Allen writes widely on theatrical magic history and related themes for visual art journals including Contemporary, and Cabinet magazine. He is currently guest-editing an issue for the latter in summer 2007. Jonathan Allen is represented in Great Britain by David Risley Gallery, London.

*andcompany&Co.* is an artist’s network, currently based in Amsterdam. The collaboration with artists from different backgrounds is the goal and the meaning of this context. The occasion is usually a theatre production, but the stage can also be the street, public space, a club or skyscraper. The steady growth of the network is a precondition of the work of andcompany&Co. Unregularly &Co.LABS are happening with different collaborators, recently with Noah Fischer in the basement of the AT&T-Building in Manhattan (/Revolutionary Timing/). Their latest piece /little red (play) /will be shown in Amsterdam, Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Zürichas part of the Freischwimmer-Festival. *Nicola Nord *is a theatre-maker, performer and singer, at the moment she has an artists’ stipend at DasArts (The Amsterdam School for Advanced Theatre Research and Dance Studies). In 2004 Nicola directed the play /Die Ermittlung/ by Peter Weiss in the IG Farben House, a play about the Frankfurt Auschwitz-trial. She directed and performed in the play /for urbanites – nach den großen Städten/ at the closing of the TAT (Frankfurt) and /EUROPE AN ALIEN/, which was shown recently in Amsterdam, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt. *Alexander Karschnia*, texter and theoretician, is writing about Heiner Müllers SHAKESPEARE FACTORY, worked with Christoph Schlingensief (CHANCE2000) and René Pollesch (City as booty 2), invented as urban activist with comrades the Frankfurt, co-curates conferences, organizes symposia, gives workshops and performs lectures for pastimes between war and peace. *Sascha Sulimma*, sound-artist, musician and DJ from Frankfurt, produces for the &Co.-Soundsystem, creates sound installations and music for Raqs Media Collective, Frankfurter Küche, Ji-Hyun youn, I. Helen Jilavu, Magda Reiter, Noah Fischer &Co.

The association APSOLUTNO was founded in 1993 in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia. The production of the association is created through collaboration of its three members (Zoran Pantelić, Dragan Rakić and Bojana Petrić). Since 1995 the works have been signed APSOLUTNO, without any reference to personal names. The production of APSOLUTNO started in the field of fine arts. Gradually, it has developed to include not only aesthetic, but also cultural, social and political aspects. The work of APSOLUTNO is based on an interdisciplinary research into reality, with the aim to make it open to new readings. The choice of medium is a very important part of the creative process, as APSOLUTNO regards the medium as an equally relevant element of the work. APSOLUTNO is a collective of three members, dealing with interdisciplinary art work and media pluralism. Zoran Pantelic Zoran Pantelic is an artist, producer, educator and researcher. He is currently director of the New Media, Novi Sad (Serbia and Montenegro). He holds a BA from the Academy of Fine Arts Novi Sad and MA from the same institution, as well as a certificate from the School of Media Education 2001 Faculty of Social Sciences, Ljubljana, Slovenia. He founded the association APSOLUTNO in 1993 in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia. APSOLUTNO is a collective of three members, dealing with interdisciplinary art work and media pluralism . His work has been shown internationally in festivals and galleries in places such as Berlin, Paris, Budapest, Vienna, Frankfurt, Wroclaw, Hiroshima, San Francisco, ect. In 2000 Zoran Pantelic founded – new media center, in Novi Sad, which is the first of its kind in Serbia and Montenegro . The is a content providing platform for new cultural practices, media art production and social layout. explores critical approaches towards [mis]using ICT and emphasizes creative rethinking in network society. He curated (2001) the new media section of Belgrade October Exhibition, and most recently he co-curated New Media Festival in Belgrade. In 2003 he co-produced the World-Information.Org exhibition HYPERLINK "", an international project by Public Netbase, Vienna, in Novi Sad and Belgrade. In 2004 was organized Trans European Picnic in Novi Sad, , it was co-produced with V2 Institute from Rotterdam. Since 2005 he is teaching Media communication on Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad.

Julieta Aranda
Julieta Aranda is a Mexico-born, New York based, artist. Together with Anton Vidokle, Julieta put together e-flux video rental, which started in the e-flux storefront in New York and has travelled around the world.

Konrad Becker
Konrad Becker is a hypermedia and interdisciplinary communication researcher, director of the Institute for New Culture Technologies/t0, and World-Information.Org, a cultural intelligence provider, Co-founder and chairman of Public Netbase from 1994 to 2006. He has been active in electronic media as an author, artist, composer as well as curator, producer and organizer with numerous intermedia productions, exhibitions, conferences, publications and event designs.

Franco Berardi
Franco Berardi is a writer, mediatheorist and media-activist. Founder of the magazine A/traverso (1975-1981), he took part in the staff of Radio Alice, the first free radio station in Italy (1976/1978). He was involved in the political movement of autonomia in Italy during the '70's, then flied to Paris where he worked with Felix Guattari, in the field of schizoanalisis. During the '80's he contributed to the magazine Semiotexte (New York), Chimerees (Paris), Metropoli (Rome) and Musica 80 (Milano). In the '90 he published Mutazione e ciberpunk, (Genova, 1993), Cibernauti (roma, 1994), Felix (2001). He is currently working in the Italian network Telestreet, and is engaged in the movement against the media-dictatorship which is oppressing his country. Co-founder of the e-zine.

Christian von Borries
Christian von Borries is conductor, composer and producer. He focus’s is on what he calls ‘audio branding of classical music’.

Arianna Bove
Arianna Bove is an independent researcher in philosophy, involved in the making of, where her research, articles and translations can be found. She has translated many works from Italian and French, including texts by Althusser, Foucault, Negri, Bifo, Virno, and others.

Ulrich Broeckling
Ulrich Bröckling, Dr. phil., Soziologe, Universität Konstanz, z.Zt. Wissenschaftlicher Koordinator des Graduiertenkollegs »Die Figur des Dritten«, Forschungsinteressen: Soziologie der Selbst- und Sozialtechnologien, Govuernementalitätsstudien, Militärsoziologie, Geschichte des Antimilitarismus

Shu Lea Cheang
Cheang, recognized internationally as one of the leading artists creating works that link physical and online spaces, has previously exhibited at two Whitney Biennials, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Taipei Biennale 2000, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; ICC Biennale 1997, InterCommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo, and created the Guggenheim Museum's first web based art project, entitled"Brandon." Her new project "BABY LOVE", the second part of The Locker Baby project following the installation "BABY PLAY" at ICC, will be shown at Taiwan National Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei from May 2006 after the exhibition at Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

Raqs Media Collective
Raqs is a word in Persian, Arabic and Urdu and means the state that “whirling dervishes” enter into when they whirl. It is also a word used for dance. At the same time, Raqs could be an acronym, standing for ‘rarely asked questions’...! Raqs is a collective of media practitioners that works in new media & digital art practice, documentary filmmaking, photography, media theory & research, writing, criticism and curation. Raqs Media Collective is the co-initiator of Sarai: The New Media Initiative, ( a programme of interdisciplinary research and practice on media, city space and urban culture at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi. Members of the collective are resident at the Sarai Media Lab, Delhi, where they work on projects interpreting the city and urban experience; make cross-media works; collaborate on the development of software; design and conduct workshops; administer discussion lists; edit publications; write, research and co-ordinate several research projects and public activities of Sarai. They are co-editors of the Sarai Reader series.

Celine Condorelli
Celine Condorelli is an architect based in London. She is Senior Lecturer at London Metropolitan University and both her teaching and practice are concerned with architecture as interface, engaging with complex situations and combinations of spatial, urban, political and social structures. This concern has been tested with institutions working with local government as in Space Syntax, UCL in 2002, or organisations dealing with promoting architecture to the general public as in London Open House and Architectural Dialogue 2001/2002, and extensively through art and architecture collaborations as in currently theatre pieces (Tate Triennial of British Art 03/06 to 05/06) and Alterity Display (Lawrence O’Hana gallery, london, 2004). Recent works include developing Support Structure, an RSA Art for Architecture and Arts Council England project with Artist-Curator Gavin Wade, through several exhibitions including at Chisenhale Gallery, London, 2003, and The Economist, London, 2004, as well as taxi_onomy with artist Beatrice Gibson, supported by Arts Council England, the British Council and V2 Rotterdam.

Jordan Crandall
Jordan Crandall ( is a media artist and theorist. He is Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego. His ongoing art and research project UNDER FIRE, concerning the organization and representation of political violence, will open this October at the International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville. To date, two catalogues of UNDER FIRE have been produced, in 2004 and 2005, published by the Witte de With, Rotterdam. Crandall is currently completing a new 3-channel video installation entitled HOMEFRONT, which explores the effects of the new security culture on subjectivity and identity.

Hans-Christian Dany
Hans-Christian Dany, geboren 1966. Künstler und Publizist. Studium der Freien Kunst an der HfbK in Hamburg. Seit 1989 zahlreiche Ausstellungen im In- und Ausland. Diverse Veröffentlichungen in internationalen Zeitschriften u.a. Vogue, frieze, springerin, Texte zur Kunst, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, sowie Katalogen und Anthologien. Eine Auswahl von Texten erschien in dem Band Auf dem Weg zu einem Umweg, Köln 2001. Seit 1995 internationale Vortragstätigkeit. Gründung und Konzeption von Unser Fernsehsender (UTV). Herausgabe des Buches dagegen dabei – Texte, Gespräche und Dokumente der Selbstorganisation seit 1969, Hamburg 1998. Gründer und Herausgeber der Zeitschrift Starship, Berlin. Kurator der Ausstellung Ökonomien der Zeit im Museum Ludwig in Köln. Lebt in Hamburg.

Dietmar Dath
Dietmar Dath, geboren 1970, veröffentlicht seit 1990 journalistische und literarische, satirische und essayistische Texte in in- und ausländischen Zeitungen und Zeitschriften. Das Themenspektrum seiner Arbeiten in u.a. KONKRET, SPEX, TESTCARD, JUNGLE WORLD, DE:BUG, TEXT UND KUNST, MEDIAMATIC (Niederlande), GDI-IMPULS (Schweiz) und FRIEZE (Großbritannien) reicht von politischen Aspekten der Jugend- und Popkultur (Heavy Metal, Drogenpolitik, Techno, phantastisches Kino) über Wissenschaftskritik (Nanotechnik, Computerwissenschaften, Bio- und Reproduktionstechnologien) bis zu einer Reihe von Texten über bedeutende, aber weithin zu wenig bekannte Gestalten der Geistes- und Kulturgeschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts (wie der Architekt R. Buckminster Fuller, der Logiker und Metamathematiker Gotthard Günther, der Komponist George Antheil, die Romanautorin Ayn Rand...). Dath übersetzt regelmäßig Artikel, Romane, Abhandlungen und theoretische Werke aus dem Englischen ins Deutsche (darunter Bücher des britischen Musiktheoretikers und Journalisten Kodwo Eshun, des New Yorker Filmemachers Buddy Giovinazzo und des texanischen Horrorschriftstellers Joe R. Lansdale). Auch hier interessieren ihn vor allem Texte, die an der Schnittstelle zwischen den »zwei Kulturen«, d.h. der wissenschaftlich-technischen und der künstlerisch-literarischen Welt angesiedelt sind. Zahlreiche Vorträge im In- und Ausland (vom Antwerpener Filmzentrum »El Dorado« über die Berliner Volksbühne bis zur evangelischen Akademie Iserlohn) über Themen zwischen Spekulation und (gesellschaftlicher) Wirklichkeit. Experimentelle und phantastische (Horror, Science-Fiction) Texte in literarischen Anthologien, von Undergroundverlagen bis zur Heyne-SF-Anthologienreihe. Von 1998 bis 2000 war er Chefredakteur der traditionsreichen Zeitschrift für Popkultur SPEX. Dath hat die Romane Cordula killt Dich (1995), Die Ehre des Rudels (1996), Am blinden Ufer (2000), Skye Boat Song (2000), Phonon oder Staat ohne Namen (2001) und Schwester Mitternacht (mit Barbara Kirchner, 2002) veröffentlicht. Seit 2001 ist Dietmar Dath Redakteur der FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG.

Thomas Plischke + Kattrin Deufert
deufert + plischke gründeten 2001 die frankfurter küche. In dieser arbeiten sie als Künstlerzwilling "deufert + plischke" an verschiedenen Theaterprojekten, Dia- und Video-Installationen, sowie Text- und Video-Publikationen. Von 2001 bis 2006 entstanden ihre Theaterstücke "inexhaustible (RW)" (2003), "Sofia SP – science is fiction" (2004), "As if (it was beautiful)" (2004) sowie die Trilogie "Directories" (2003-6). deufert + plischke unterrichten regelmäßig Komposition und Ästhetik an internationalen Kunstakademien und sind im Sommer 2006 Gastprofessoren an der Universität Hamburg im Rahmen der Performance Studies.

Diedrich Diederichsen
Diedrich Diederichsen is an author and curator. His work has been widely published in art and culture publications. He is a regular contributor to and editor of the magazines Sounds and Spex, and he frequently writes for Texte zur Kunst, Art Forum, Tagesspiegel, Tageszeitung, Theater heute, and other publications. He is currently a professor at Merz Akademie and co-leader of the Department of Theory. His recent publications include »Golden Years Dokumente und Materialien zur queeren Subkultur 1959–1974«, (Co-Editor); Camera Austria, 2004; »Sexbeat« (new edition); »Schallplatten von 1979–1999«; »Der lange Weg nach Mitte«; »Der Sound und die Stadt«; »Loving the Alien« (Editor); »Politische Korrekturen«; »Yo! Hermeneutics–Schwarze Kulturkritik: Pop, Medien, Feminismus« (Editor); »Musikzimmer«, Köln 2005; »Personas en loop«, Buenos Aires 2005.

Katja Diefenbach
Writer, Berlin. Staff of b_books, Bookshop and Publishing House. Lecturer at University of Fine Arts and Humboldt University, Berlin. Writing on Post-Structuralism, Marxism, Deconstruction and current questions of new forms of a capitalist Empire, police

Stefan Doernberg
Geboren 1924 in Berlin in einer deutsch-jüdischen Familie. 1935 Emigration mit den Eltern in die Sowjetunion. Abitur in Moskau 1941. Nach dem deutschen Überfall auf die Sowjetunion Meldung als Freiwilliger in die Rote Armee, Entsendung an die Front Anfang Juli 1941. Es folgte 1942 eine Internierung als Deutscher im Nordural. Von 1943 bis 1945 Angehöriger der Roten Armee, Teilnahme an der Befreiung der Ukraine, Polens und der Einnahme Berlins. Nach dem Krieg  Journalist in Berlin und nach Abschluss eines Fernstudiums an der Moskauer Universität Hochschullehrer für Geschichte in Berlin (Ost), Direktor des Deutschen Instituts für Zeitgeschichte und anderer Forschungseinrichtungen in der DDR. 1983 bis 1987 Botschafter der DDR in Finnland. Ehrenamtlich ab 1971 tätig als Generalsekretär und dann Präsident des DDR-Komitee für europäische Sicherheit und Zusammenarbeit. Zahlreiche Veröffentlichungen zur deutschen und internationalen Zeitgeschichte.

Thomas Draschan
Thomas Draschan verlässt nach der Matura seine Heimatstadt Linz, um Theaterwissenschaft und Publizistik an der Universität in Wien zu studieren. 1992 übersiedelt er nach Frankfurt am Main und studiert Film bei Peter Kubelka und Ken Jacobs an der Städelschule und in New York an der Cooper Union bei Robert Breer. Während des Studiums entstehen die ersten Filme, wie zum Beispiel Franziska ein viel beachtetes, handgemachtes Blow-up, bei dem einzelne Super-8-Kader in aus 16mm-Schwarzfilm herausgeschnittene Fenster eingeklebt sind. 1998 absolviert er bei Peter Kubelka die Meisterklasse Film und beginnt Filmschauen im Städel Museum zu organisieren und zu kuratieren. Außerdem entsteht die Frankfurt-Sammlung, Filme von Schülern Kubelkas, die Draschan sammelt, restauriert und kopiert. Draschan arbeitet weiterhin an zahlreichen Filmprojekten und wird 2000 Geschäftsführer des Hessischen Filmbüros und 2002 Leiter des 1. Internationalen Filmfestivals in Frankfurt. Zusammen mit dem Studio Morra, Neapel, gründet er die Independent Film Show Naples, die seither regelmäßig in Neapel stattfindet. Zweimal bekommt Draschan den hessischen Filmpreis: 2001 für Metropolen des Leichtsinns und 2003 für To The Happy Few. Seit 2004 lebt Draschan wieder vermehrt in Wien und arbeitet an weiteren Filmen, Musikvideos und an gemeinsamen Projekten mit anderen Filmemachern. Draschan arbeitet bevorzugt mit „found footage“ (gefundenes Filmmaterial). Seine letzten Filme Metropolen des Leichtsinns, Yes? Oui? Ja? und To The Happy Few zählen zu den international erfolgreichsten Experimentalfilmen aus Österreich und sind schon seit Jahren bei den wichtigsten Festivals in New York, London und Rotterdam vertreten. Insbesondere der 12-minütige Experimentalfilm Metropolen des Leichtsinns kann mittlerweile als Klassiker des Found-Footage-Films gelten. Auch Musikvideos (z.B. für New Order) und Dokumentarfilme finden sich in seinem Werk.

Heinrich Dubel
Heinrich Dubel is a writer of science-fact and -fiction for various german and international magazines. He has published books and articles on such diverse topics as urban develepmont and history, psychological warfare, the psychology of branding, youth subcultures. His most recent works deal with what modern technology does to the unconscious mind of man. Lives and works in Berlin.

Azza El-Hassan
Azza el Hassan is an award winner independent Documentary Producer/ Director. Azza holds an MA in Television Documentary, GoldSmith College, University of London (1995) and a BA in Film and Television studies and Sociology from Glasgow University, Scotland (1994). Her films have been produced and shown by various national and international TV networks like BBC (Britain) , ARTE (France & Germany) , YLE (Finland), ARD (Germany) and many others. In addition, her films have been exhibited world wide in documentary film festivals such as Yamagata (Japan), IDFA (Holland), Marsellia (France) and many others. She is the winner of the Grierson Award Best Newcomer (The British Documentaries Awards, BBC) 2002. Other awards include winner of the Jury Especial Award, Arab Screen Independent Film Festival/ Documentary and Short Films. Al-Jazera Channel, Qatar 2001. She has also written a collection of articles in art magazines like Arc electronica and Fram work. Her films include: Kings & Extras / British title Exposed & Lost (2004), 62 minutes, Documentary, Digital Beta. 3 cm Less (2003), 6o minutes, Documentary, Digital Beta. News Time (2002), 50 minutes, Documentary, Digital Beta. Sinbad is She (1999), 30 minutes, documentary, DVcam. A Title Deed from Moses (1998), 30 minutes, documentary, DVcam. Arab Women Speak Out(1996), 30 minutes, documentary DVcam. Video art: In Search of a Death Fortold (2004), 15 minutes, Digital Beta. The Place (2000), 6 minutes, SP Betacam.

Felix Ensslin
Felix Ensslin arbeitet als freier Kurator, Autor und Dramaturg. Zur Zeit schreibt er seine Doktorarbeit im Rahmen des Graduiertenkollegs "Lebensformen und Lebenswissen" an den Universistäten Potsdam und Frankfurt/O.. Jüngste Veröffentlichungen: “Eins, Zwei, Drei .....Fini!" Meinecke, Thomas, Menke, Bettina (Hg.) “Ratzinger Funktion", editon suhrkamp, Frankfurt a/M, 2006.; (Hg.), "Spieltrieb. Was bringt die Klassik auf die Bühne?", Verlag Theater der Zeit, Berlin, 2006. Vom 11. Mai bis 9.August 2007 ist im ZKM Karlruhe die Austellung "Zwischen Zwei Toden" zu sehen, die er gemeinsam mit Ellen Blumenstein kuatiert.

The Errorists
The Errorists is Andreas Köhler and Hilary Koob-Sassen. Hilary Koob-Sassen is an artist living in London. He performs with his experimental band THE ERRORISTS. His audio-visual pop- songs and public syntax experiments work towards a methodology for post- modern political proposal. He shows his sculpture, film, and performance internationally. Andreas Köhler studied Cello at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe and Basel. He has performed numerous concerts nationally and internationally, for example with the SWR-Sinfonieorchester. Apart from classical music, his interest was always focused on electronic music of any kind. Since 15 years he runs a Production Studio and released his music inter alia on Harthouse (Metamorphosis), F-Communications (soundofk), Glasgow Underground (Charles Silence Trio). He established and heads the MusikComputerWorkshops at the Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) in Karlsruhe. Since 2001 he is engaged musical collaborations with the artist Hilary Koob-Sassen on soundtracks for video works “12 German Pop Songs” and “Paraculture/Future Garden Structure”.

Peter Fend
Peter Fend grew up deep inside the "military-industrial complex" in the Cold War 1950s. His father was a research physicist. One colleague won a Nobel Prize. Another, his first girlfriend's father, became head of MIT. But Peter was more interested in architecture. Now, he tries converting the ground-breaking art of the past century, like Conceptual, Constructivist, Video and Systems Art, into a practice that meets all four requirements listed by Alberti: assuring for an inhabited area: clean air, life-rich waters, circulatory space and defense. For the last, Fend joined a half-dozen other US artist-citizens in 1979-80 to exercise the 2nd Amendment, giving citizens, in free association, the right to bear arms. By arms, for us artists, was meant civilian-grade observation- satellite data. We formed the first Space Force. Operating through a corporate vehicle, named Ocean Earth Construction and Development Corporation, we produced the first TV broadcasts with satellite-based site analyses, in 1982. Immediately we ran into trouble, from our own government, and then from nearly every government of any country in which we pressed on. The future of civilian-access to military capability for knowing is grim now: Google Earth is no answer. Fend is now in search of countries where his architecture, including this practice of defense, can thrive. As for the U.S., it needs a toral remake, even to just regain its Constitution.

International Festival
International Festival, Tor Lindstrand and Mårten Spångberg, work together since several years and have with their radical projects in performance and architecture developed a strong reputation. Their work focus on conventions and frames as well as on the production of specific inter human relations related to performance and architecture.

Anselm Franke
Anselm Franke works as curator and critic, he lives in Berlin. In the late nineties Franke has worked as an assistant director and producer for various theatre and film projects. For directors such as Christoph Schlingensief he realised projects for institutions like the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg Platz Berlin, the Berlin Biennale, the Steirischer Herbst, the Schauspielhaus Hamburg and various film and TV projects for Alexander Kluge. Together with Hannah Hurtzig he developed new formats of thematic installations and public congresses for the Hamburg Kammerspiele ("Filiale für Erinnerung auf Zeit", 2001) and the Volksbühne in Berlin (International Mobile Academy, The Refugee: Services to Undesirables, 2002). Since 2001 he is a curator at Berlin's KW Institute for Contemporary Art ( where he co-organised events like the congress "Suchbilder" ( and realised exhibitions such as the series "Image Archives" (among others with Harun Farocki, Peter Fischli/David Weiss, Christoph Keller) and "Productions" (with Bureau d'Etudes, Christoph Schäfer, Scheppe-Böhm-Pizzaroni, Gianni Motti, Tara Herbst/Veronika Gerhardt/Jochen Heilek and Com&Com) among various other projects and solo-exhibitions. In 2002 and 2003 Franke has been a lecturer on contemporary artistic practices at the Freie Universität Berlin, together with Sandra Umathum. In 2002 - 2004 Franke has been a curator of ‚ErsatzStadt', an initiative of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes in cooperation with the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg Platz (together with Hannah Hurtzig, Jochen Becker, Stephan Lanz;, where he curated and co-curated projects like the "ErsatzRadio" (June 2003) a series of dialogues on "Architecture as Strategic Weapons" within the project "KIOSK/ KNOCK for useful knowlegde" and the congress "Total Space - the USA Patriot Act" (July 2003). In January 2003 he curated "Production Unit" at Arte Fiera, Bologna, including artists such as Thomas Demand, Tacita Dean, Monica Bonvicini, among others. He co-curated the Festival "Art & Crime" (together with Sylvia Sasse and Stefanie Wenner) for the opening of the new Hebbel am Ufer theatre in Berlin (, October 2003). Franke curated the exhibition "Territories" at KW Berlin (July 2003), in collaboration with Eyal Weizman, Rafi Segal and Stefano Boeri. Among smaller presentations and seminars, the exhibition travelled in different versions to the Witte de With center for contemporary art in Rotterdam (, 2003) and the Malmö Konsthall ( and will be shown at Index, Stockholm and Bezalel Tel Aviv in September 2004. May 2004 he organised the exhibition "An uneven exchange of power" by Armin Linke at New York's Storefront for Art and Architecture ( Anselm Franke has widely lectured at institutions such as the IUAV Venice, the Bezalel Academy Tel Aviv, the University of the Witswaterand, Johannesburg, Fondazione Adriano Olivetti, Rome, the Bauhaus Dessau, The House of the World Cultures, Berlin, among others.

Christine Frisinghelli
Christine Frisinghelli war von 1996 bis 1999 Intendantin des Steirischen Herbst. Sie ist Ausstellungskuratorin, Lehrbeauftragte in WIen, Zürich und Graz, Mitbegründerin und Leiterin des Magazins und der Galerie Camera Austria.

Avery Gordon
Avery Gordon is the author of Keeping Good Time: Reflections on Knowledge, Power and People, Ghostly Matters: Haunting and the Sociological Imagination, Mapping Multiculturalism and other works. She is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and co-host of No Alibis, a weekly public affairs radio program. She is currently writing about captivity, war, and utopia. She divides her time between Paris and Santa Barbara.

DeeDee Halleck
DeeDee Halleck is a media activist and co-founder of Paper Tiger Television and the Deep Dish Satellite Network, the first grass roots community television network. She is Professor Emerita in the Department of Communication at the University of California at San Diego. Her first film, Children Make Movies(1961), was about a film-making project at the Lillian Wald Settlement in Lower Manhattan. Her film, Mural on Our Street wasnominated for Academy Award in 1965. She has led media workshops with elementary school children, reform school youth and migrant farmers. In 1976 she was co-director of the Child-Made Film Symposium, which was a fifteen year assessment of media by youth throughout the world. As President of the Association of Independent Video and Film Makers (AIVF) in the seventies, she led a media reform campaign in Washington, testifying twice before the House Sub-Committee on Telecommunication. She has served as a trustee of the American Film Institute, Women Make Movies and the Instructional Telecommunications Foundation. She has authored numerous articles in Film Library Quarterly, Film Culture, High Performance, The Independent, Leonardo, Afterimage and other media journals. Her book, Hand Held Visions: the Impossible Possibilities of Community Media is published by Fordham University Press. She recently co-edited a book for M.E. Sharpe, publishers, entitled Public Broadcasting and the Public Interest. As professor in the Department of Communications at the University of California, San Diego, Halleck taught courses in the history of telecomunications, telecommunications policy, production of television and the history of community media in the United States. Links to information about her courses can be found at: In 1989 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship for an ecological series for the Deep Dish Network. She received two Rockefeller Media Fellowships for The Gringo in Mañanaland, a feature film about stereotypes of Latin Americans in U.S. films, which was featured at the Venice Film Festival, the London Film Festival, a special jury prize at the Trieste Festival for Latin American Film, and first prize from the American Anthropological Association's Visual Anthropology Division. Her recent film, Ah! The Hopeful Pageantry of Bread and Puppet was shown at the Woodstock Film Festival, the Vermont Film Festival and the Dallas Video Festival. It will be premiering on Vermont Public Television in April, 2003.

Stefan Heidenreich
Stefan Heidenreich has written several books on data streams, digital culture and art including Flipflop (Hanser, Munich 2004) and Was verspricht die Kunst (Berlin 1998). His main focus of interest lies in digital data streams and visual culture. He is currently editor of the website, teaches at the Helmholtz-Zentrum, Humboldt-University in Berlin, works as a photographer (Cr&sh) and freelance writer for the FAZ, NZZ, Tagesspiegel, taz newspapers. Stefan's forthcoming book, Mehr Geld (Merve, Berlin 2005) is on the digital economy and his PhD thesis entitled Bilder sortieren, which will also soon be published, deals with sorting images in renaissance mnemotechnics and digital search engines.

Manuel Herz
Manuel Herz is an architect based in Cologne. He studied at the RWTH Aachen and the Architectural Association, London and is head of research at the ETH Studio Basel. He has executed a number of architectural projects in Germany and Israel, among them the Municipal Museum of Ashdod, with Eyal Weizman and Rafi Segal, a conversion of an historical industrial complex into exhibition spaces in Cologne and the project »Legal / Illegal«, a mixed-use building which was exhibited at the Biennale of Architecture in Venice 2004. His current projects include the Jewish Community Center in Mainz. His most recent exhibition “Reconsidering Utopia(s)”, developed with Ines Weizman, questions the denigration of a utopian spirit and the role of architecture as a social catalyst in visionary projects of the sixties, and was shown at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne. Manuel has published internationally on issues regarding the relationship between Judaism and space, is a guest editor to an upcoming issue of StadtBauwelt, and currently working on the theme of the architecture of humanitarian relief. He is currently working on his PhD at Goldsmisths Center for Architectural Research, London.

Andreas Hiepko
Andreas Hiepko was born 1963 in West Berlin. He works as philologist and translator, based in Berlin.

Michael Hirsch
Geboren 1966. Philosoph und Politikwissenschaftler. Lebt als freier Autor und Dozent in München. Lehrbeauftragter für Politische Theorie an der Universität Frankfurt am Main Gastdozent für Ästhetik an der Merz-Akademie in Stuttgart Lehrbeauftragter für Philosophie an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste in München Studium der Philosophie, Politikwisenschaft und Geschichte in Freiburg und Paris (bei Alain Badiou and Jacques Derrida). Abschluss einer Doktorarbeit über zeitgenössischen politische Theorie (in Frankfurt). Teilnehmer der Documenta X mit der „Jackson Pollock Bar“ (Theorieinstallationen). Veröffentlichungen (Auswahl): Art & Language & Luhmann, hrsg v. Institut für soziale Gegenwartsfragen/Kunstraum Wien, Wien 1997 Politics of Fiction, Parachute Nr. 101 (2001) Historialité et Post-Histoire. La Lecon de 1933, Les Cahiers Philosophiques de Strasbourg (1997) Es gibt kein Problem der Beschäftigung, in: Müßiggangster. Kontemplationsblatt der Glücklichen Arbeitslosen Nr. 1 (1998) Der Staat als Kirche. Die Gemeinschaft des Politischen, in: Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie, Beiheft Nr. 83 (2002) Adorno après Benjamin. Politiques de l’ ésprit, in: Lignes, nouvelle série Nr. 11 (2003) Adorno. Die Möglichkeit des Unmöglichen, hrsg. v. N. Schafhausen/V. Müller, M. Hirsch, deutsch-englisch, New York / Berlin 2003 Adorno nach Benjamin. Politik des Geistes, in: Zeitschrift für Kritische Theorie 18/19 (2004) Subversion and Resistance. 15 Theses on Art and Politics, in: The Showroom Annual 2003/2004 (2005) Michael Asher. The Paradox of (In)Visibility, in: Interreview 05 (2005) Kunst und Geld. 6 Thesen über Kultursponsoring und Kulturpolitik, in: soDa, Zeitschrift/Zeitbild für Kunst & Kultur, Nr. 29 (2006) The Space of Community: Between Culture and Politics, in: Did Someone Say Participate? (hrsg. v. M. Miessen und S. Basar), Frankfurt am Main 2006 Civil Society. Notes on Learning in Cultural Institutions, in: Academy, hrsg. v. A. Nollert, I. Rogoff u. a., Frankfurt am Main 2006.

Brian Holmes
Brian Holmes is an art critic, activist and translator, living in Paris, interested primarily in the intersections of artistic and political practice. He holds a doctorate in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of California at Berkeley, was the English editor of publications for Documenta X, Kassel, Germany, 1997, was a member of the graphic arts group 'Ne pas plier' from 1999 to 2001, and has recently worked with the French conceptual art group 'Bureau d'Études' . He is a frequent contributor to the international listserve Nettime, a member of the editorial committee of the political-economy journal Multitudes (Paris) and of the art magazines Springerin (Vienna) and Brumaria (Barcelona), a regular contributor to the magazine Parachute (Montreal), and a founder, with 'Bureau d'Études, of the new journal Autonomie Artistique (Paris). He is the author of a collection of essays, Hieroglyphs of the Future: Art and Politics in a Networked Era (Zagreb: Arkzin, 2003) and has just finished a special issue of Multitudes on Art contemporain : la recherche du dehors.

Emil Hrvatin
Regisseur, Theoretiker, Redaktion Maska, Ljubljana.
Emil Hrvatin is a Slovenian all-round talent, involved in drama as a theoretician, dramatist, director and creator of installations and performances, and is also a magazine-editor and festival-director. He studied sociology and theatre direction at the University of Ljubljana and theatre theory in Antwerp. He is the author and director of several theatre performances. His work has been represented trough performances and lectures in several European countries. His works include Camillo-Memo 1.0: the construction of Theatre and Drive in Camillo. Hrvatin’s works also includes visual, multimedia and performance art works.

Sergej Goran Pristaš & Ivana Ivkovic
Goran Sergej Pristaš (1967) is a dramaturge and director working within the performance group BADco. After graduating from the Academy of Drama Arts in Zagreb, Dramaturgy department (1993) he became a dramaturge and member of artistic board at &TD Theatre. Since 1994 he is dramaturge of "Montažstroj" theatre company. Since 1994 assistant lecturer at Dramaturgy department at the Academy of Drama Arts in Zagreb and today holds the post of assistant professor. Since 1995 program co-ordinator in Centre for Drama Art Zagreb. 1995 founder and editor-in-chief of the Performing arts magazine Frakcija which is one of the most respective European performing arts magazines. Author of several screenplays for short films; worked as a dramaturgist for many dance and theatre performances. In 1999 he directed his first performance "Confessions". Master of Science degree with the theme “Situation, event, pregnant moment”. Pristas is one of initiators of the project Zagreb - Cultural Kapital of Europe 3000. Ivana Ivkovic (1975) studies at the Department of Dramaturgy at the Academy of Drama Arts in Zagreb. She is a member of the editorial board of Frakcija Magazine for Performing Arts and also collaborates with the 3rd Program of Croatian Radio, several publications, the Center for Drama Art and works as the general coordinator of Zagreb - Cultural Kapital of Europe 3000, a project jointly organized by Zagreb's eight independent cultural organizations from the fields of performing arts, new media, visual arts, architecture and theory.

Mansur Jacoubi
Mansūr Jacoubi lives in Beirut and works with a number of new media, art, and research initiatives. He was co-director of the online video platform for Freespeech TV, a founding member of the Indymedia network, and served as board member of Working Films. Most recently he has been developing a collaborative community website for Palestine refugees as well as an online edition for Zawaya, a pan-Arab culture, politics, and arts magazine. He is also currently a fellow in the Waag-Sarai Exchange, and working towards establishing a networked center for new media and urban practices in Beirut.

Peter Jahn
Peter Jahn, geb. 22.05.1941 in Küstrin, seit 1945 Berliner, Osteuropahistoriker, mit Schwerpunkt auf deutsch-russischen Beziehungen und deutscher Rezeption „Russlands“, seit 1992 Aufbau, 1995 bis 2006 Leiter des Deutsch-Russischen Museums Berlin-Karlshorst, z.Zt. Vorbereitung einer Ausstellung über deutsche Russlandbilder seit 1800.

Quio & Darius James
DARIUS JAMES: After living and working in New York City for twenty-two years, Darius James moved to Berlin in 1998. He is the author of four books, a lecturer and spoken-word performer who has appeared on radio, television and film. With the German-based company, tvt film+vfx, and filmmaker, Oliver Hardt, he is currently developing a documentary exploring the influence of Voodoo on American popular culture and the birth of a new pantheon of Vodun spirits titled “The United States of Hoodoo”. In the course of completing this project, he will undergo a dramatic spiritual initiation, and emerge as a member of that religion’s priesthood. In order to understand his collaboration with Quio and Jon Evans in context, one should know Voodoo was the religious, political and military response to the oppressive conditions of slavery in the so-called ‘New World’. In these uncertain times, the Black American composer, Sun Ra, has been reborn as a loa (or ancestral spirit) in the new American Voodoo pantheon.

QUIO (INA ROTTER): Quio, a Berlin based MC, singer, performer wants to be misunderstood and taken unseriously. Quio, started MCing in 1997 as MC LOONEY TUNES. She performed with Drum' n Bass and HipHop DJs in Berlin Germany and throughout Europe. In 1998 she met DJ G-SERVE from AUDIOTAXI in WTF together with DJ CHRISTINE LANG. They organized parties named ON BASS TRACKS. Until today QUIO is part of a radio show on Berlin's former Pirate Radio Station TWEN FM, named Underground Essentials. In 1999 Quio met AGF when they both performed in a club. Various collaborations followed. In 2003 they started QUIO. 2004 they released the first 12" on AGF Producktion and here is the full length album of the Quio. AGF and Quio have put together their different musical heritage, to come up with some uniquely new combinations, e.g. they mixed Drum&Bass MC lyrics with piano and strings into a melancholy anthem, and hiphop lyrics with experimental beats and a blues guitar. She likes to explore what is misunderstood and break up what supposedly makes sense. In misunderstandings she sees both the chance to have performer and listener create something new, and to put into question the perception of understanding something the wrong or right way. Quio is against seriousness when it is used as a tool of dominance, in the way that seriousness gives weight, means truth, means realness. Never wanting to impose meaning. She writes against preconceptions and boxing people in, especially women into premade schemes.

Jon Evans is a Shaman from the Austrailian outback gone walkabout.

Stefan Kaufmann
1984-1990 Studium Neuere und Neueste Geschichte, Soziologie und Romanistik in Freiburg und an der FU Berlin 1995 Promotion in Soziologie mit einer Arbeit zu Kommunikationstechniken und Kriegführung 1815-1945 seit 1995 Lehraufträge an den Soziologischen Instituten der Universitäten Freiburg und Basel sowie am Institut für Mensch Gesellschaft Umwelt der Universität Basel 1997-2002 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter im Sonderforschungsbereich "Identitäten und Alteritäten" der Universität Freiburg 2002/2003 Fellow an der Professur für Technikgeschichte an der ETH Zürich 2004 Habilitation mit einer Arbeit zu "Soziologie der Landschaft" seit 2004 Privatdozent am Soziologischen Institut der Universität Freiburg 2004/2005 DFG-Stipendiat an der Professur für Technikgeschichte der ETH Zürich

Tom Keenan
Thomas Keenan teaches human rights, media, and literature at Bard College in New York. He wrote FABLES OF RESPONSIBILITY (Stanford 1997), and has edited books on museums and on Paul de Man, and recently the anthology NEW MEDIA, OLD MEDIA (Routledge 2006) with Wendy Chun. His current research focuses on the role of media in post-Cold War conflicts, from Somalia to Bosnia to Iraq and beyond.

Oleg Kireev
Oleg Kireev (born 1975) is an art- and media-critic, editor, curator and activist. He has participated in a number of media-political campaigns ("Against all parties", 1999) and actions ("Barricade at Bolshaya Nikitskaya", May 1998). He is the founder of the Ghetto collective in Moscow (, which is dedicated to cultural and political analyses. He is the author of articles on art and politics that have appeared in the Russian and international press ("Novaya gazeta", "Nezavasimaya gazeta", "Flash art", "Siksi", "Mute" and of two books, "Against all P's" (M., ghetto, 2001) and "Lifestyle" (M., ghetto, in print). He recently translated Konrad Becker's Tactical Reality Dictionary into Russian and was one of the organizers of the Moscow tactical media laboratory (part of the Next 5 Minutes 4 Festival. Lives in Moscow.

Ivan Kucina
Ivan Kucina is an architect, lecturer, member of the Stealth Group and a key initiator for much of the current research on uncontrolled processes within the Belgrade city structure. He was born in the city in 1961 and graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade in 1988. In 1992, he attended the MA program on the Morphology of Organized Space and Time at the Faculty of Architecture. In 1998, he finalized his Masters thesis with research on the Phenomena of Transition in Modern Architecture, with Belgrade as an example of Modern Architecture between the two World Wars. Since 1997 he serves as a lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture. He is currently building a family house on Avala mountain near Belgrade and is leading an effort to create software - Personal Housing Generator - based on the Belgrade urban experience during the last decade.

Christof Kurzmann
christof kurzmann, born 1963 in vienna/austria, presently lives in berlin/germany. musician between electropop, improvisation and "new music". sometimes soloist, he prefers to be part of an collective or an working group. concerts in all continents with the exception of australia. organizer of various events in the music- and media-genre. labelowner of the small independent label "charhizma" ( conscient objector of military- and civil-service, he still is politicly active and/or interested. he likes to travel, go to the cinemas and concerts, likes to read, even emails to (he doesn´t reply all the time).

Tina Leisch
Tina Leisch (geboren in München) ist »Film-, Text-und Theaterarbeiterin«. Schreibt für Augustin, Volksstimme, Kulturrisse, jungle-world, Malmoe, u.v.a.. Organisiert Filmreihen und Widerstandsspektakel (Kulturkarawane gegen rechts), Polittheater (diverse Produktionen des Volxtheaters Favoriten) und internationale Solidarität (Schwerpunkt Lateinamerika). Arbeitet mit in der österreichischen Lagergemeinschaft Ravensbrück und in der austria filmmakers cooperative. War Kustodin am Persmanhof, in Eisenkappel/Zelezna Kapla, einem Museum des antifaschistischen PartisanInnenkampfes in Kärnten/Koroska.

Lawrence Liang
Lawrence Liang is a researcher with the Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore. His key areas of interest are law, technology and culture, the politics of copyright and he has been working closely with Sarai, New Delhi on a joint research project Intellectual Property and the Knowledge/Culture Commons.

Sylvere Lotringer
Sylvère Lotringer is professor of French Literature and Philosophy at Columbia University in New York and the editor of Semiotext(e). He is generally credited for introducing French Theory in America. He has written several books in collaboration with Jean Baudrillard (The Conspiracy of Art, New York, 2005, Oublier Artaud, Paris 2005) and Paul Virilio (Pure War, New York, 1982 ; Crepuscular Dawn, 2002 ; The Accident of Art, New York, 2005). His most recent books are Hatred of Capitalism, New York, 2002 ; Fous d’Artaud, Paris, 2003 and A Satiete, Paris, 2006). He has written art essays on Nancy Spero, London, 1996 and David Wojnarowicz, New York, 2006 and catalogue essays for The Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, The New Museum in New York, The Musee du Jeu de Paume in Paris, the Kuntshalle, Wien, etc.

Brian Massumi
Brian Massumi is an academic, writer and social critic. He teaches in the Communication Department of the Université de Montréal. Massumi focuses on the philosophies of communication, electronic art, computer-aided design, architecture and the virtual. He is the author of Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation (Duke University Press, 2002), A User’s Guide to Capitalism and Schizophrenia: Deviations from Deleuze and Guattari (MIT Press, 1992) and First and Last Emperors: The Absolute State and the Body of the Despot (with Kenneth Dean; Autonomedia, 1993) and editor of A Shock to Thought: Expression After Deleuze and Guattari (Routledge, 2002) and The Politics of Everyday Fear (University of Minnesota Press, 1993)

Khalo Matabane
Khalo Matabane has directed a number of films about South African issues, including the shorts Poetic Conversations (96) and Love in a Time of Sickness (01) and the documentaries Two Decades Still (96), The Waiters (97), Young Lions (99) and Story of a Beautiful Country (04). Conversations on a Sunday Afternoon (05) is his first feature film.

Angela Melitopoulos
Angela Melitopoulos, artist/researcher in the time based arts, realized experimental single-channel-tapes, video installations, videoessays, documentaries and sound pieces. Her work focuses on migration/mobilty, memory and narration. She conceives media art pieces in that video technology as a time based medium revealing mnemonic and micro-political processes in documentation. She studied fine arts at the Art Academy Düsseldorf with Nam June Paik. Angela Melitopoulos is collaborating in political networks in Paris, Italy, Turkey and Germany and teaches in academic institutions such as the Media Art Academy in Cologne, in the University of Potsdam or the Middle East Technology University in Ankara. She has published theoretical texts and articles in Europe, especially in collaboration with the sociologist and philosopher Maurizio Lazzarato. From 1985 her work has bee awarded and shown in international video and film festival (such as Berlinale, Film and Videofestival of Locarno, Filmfestival Rotterdam, EMAF Osnabrück, WWV Amsterdam) and in exhibitions and museums (Centre Georges Pompidou Paris, Whitney Museum NY, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Musee d’art Moderne Montreal among others.) She cofounded the label APRIL, curating exhibitions and producing publications on CD and DVD. Her last research project Timecapes /B-Zone was shown in winter 2006/2006 at the KW Institut for Contemporary Art in Berlin, accompagnied by the book publication “B-Zone” (Edition Actar)

Avi Mograbi
Born in Israel in 1956. He studied philosophy at Tel Aviv University and art at the Ramat Hasharon art school. He has worked as an assistant director, scriptwriter, production manager and director for features films and commercials. Some documentaries produced previously include: ‘The Reconstruction’ (1994), ‘Learned to Overcome My Fear and Love Arik Sharon’ (1997), ‘Happy Birthday, Mr. Mograbi’ (1999), ‘A Moment Before the Eruption’ (2002).

Naeem Mohaiemen
Naeem Mohaiemen is a filmmaker and tactical media artist. He is director of VISIBLE COLLECTIVE an artist collective that works on film-art interventions on migrant impulses, hyphenated identities and post 9/11 security panic. Project excerpts have shown widely as installations or lectures, including the 2006 Whitney Biennial (Wrong Gallery). His film on impact of image politics on struggles inside political Islam, MUSLIMS OR HERETICS, screened at the British House of Lords. Naeem's essays include the forthcoming "Hip Hop's Islamic Connection" (Sound Unbound, MIT Press, DJ Spooky ed.), “Invisible Migrants” (Men of the Global South, Zed Books, Adam Jones ed.), "Shiraj Sikder: Terrorists or Guerillas in the Mist?" (Sarai Reader, RAQS Collective ed.), and "Why Mahmud Can't Be a Pilot" (Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity, Matt Bernstein ed.). Other essays have appeared in Tikkun Jewish Journal, Chimurenga (South Africa), New Internationalist (UK), Rediff (India), Prothom Alo (Bangladesh), and Dawn (Pakistan).

Andrea Moll
geboren 1964. Osteuropahistorikerin und Kuratorin in Berlin. Sie beschäftigt sich mit Themen der deutsch-russischen Beziehungen, Krieg und Kriegspropaganda, Erinnerungspolitik sowie „War and Gender“. Zur Zeit arbeitet sie an einem deutsch-russischen Ausstellungsprojekt zu gegenseitigen Fremd- und Feindbildern, das in Berlin und Moskau präsentiert wird.

Ariane Müller
*1968 Wien. Lebt in Berlin / Video, Installationen / Herausgeberin von Zeitschriften, darunter Artfan, Wien und Starship, Berlin / singt bei der Band "Zigaretten Rauchen", Organisation von Ausstellungen und Konferenzen

Vanessa Joan Müller
Vanessa Joan Müller, Direktorin des Kunstvereins für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, und wissenschaftliche Leitung des Projektes "European Kunsthalle" in Köln, das Modelle einer potenziellen Institution zeitgenössischer Kunst auslotet. Zahlreiche Veröffentlichungen zur zeitgenössischen Kunst und Kunsttheorie.

Simon Naveh
Dr. Naveh is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and the Security Studies Program, and the director of the Cummings Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies. He is also the head of Operational Theory Research Institute of the National Defense College, IDF.

Warren Neidich
Warren Neidich is currently visiting artist and research fellow at the Center for Cognition, Computation and Culture at Goldsmiths College, London, 2006-2008. His art work has been exhibited internationally in such institutions as the Whitney Museum of Art, New York City, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Ludwig Museum, Koln, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles and the Walker Art Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota, P.S. 1 Center for Contemporary Art, Long Island City just to name a few. Selected upcoming exhibitions in 2006 and 2007 include Protections, Kunsthaus Graz, Masquarade, Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, The Expanded Eye, Kunsthaus, Zurich, Sweet Dreams, Contemporary Art and Complicity, Bayle Art Museum, University of Virginia, Multitasking, NGBK, Berlin and My Vision, Zephyr Space, Mannheim, Germany. Earthling, an artists book consisting of photographs and installations, with an interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist and an essay by Barry Schwabsky was published in 2005 by Pointed Leaf Press, New York City. Recent awards include, The AHRB-ACE Science and Art Award, The Arts Council of England merit award and The British Academy award. He is a finalist for the Creative Capital Award,2006

Hans Nieswandt
1964 in Mannheim geboren 1972 nach Friedrichshafen am Bodensee verzogen dortselbst ab 1978 diverse Punk-Bands, Fanzines und DJ-Gehversuche 1983 erster bezahlter DJ-Gig in Ravensburg 1984 Abitur 1985 Studium der amerikanischen Literaturwissenschaft in Hamburg; freier Autor für „tango“, Bandaktivitäten. 1987 – 89 Filmredakteur des Stadtmagazins „tango“, zunehmendes DJ-Engagement 1990 – 1993 Redakteur des Kölner Musikmagazins „Spex“, maßlos überhandnehmende DJ-Aktivitäten. Ende 1991 eigene Kölner Clubnacht „Whirlpool“, Beginn einer anhaltenden Reiseaktivität als DJ, aber auch als Musiker, Remixer und Workshopper, u.a. für das Goethe-Institut, in z.T. exotische Gegenden: Brasilien, Mexico, Südafrika. 1992 Aufnahme der Musikproduktion von Whirlpool Productions. 1995 erstes Whirlpool-Album „Brian De Palma“ 1996 zweites Whirlpool-Album „Dense Music“ 1997 „From: Disco To: Disco“ Nummer 1 in Italien. Aufnahmen für drittes Album in Jamaika 1998 drittes WPP-Album „???“ erscheint. Aufnahmen für Solo-LP „Lazer Muzik“ 1999 „Lazer Muzik“ erscheint 2000 Aunahmen viertes WPP-Album 2001 „Lifechange“ erscheint. Erstes Buch wird geschrieben 2002 „plusminusacht – DJ Tage DJ Nächte“ erscheint. Hans Nieswandt lebt mit seiner Familie in Köln.

Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Thomas Nordanstad
Carl Michael von Hausswolff is an artist, a composer and curator living in Stockholm, Sweden. Thomas Nordanstad is a film maker and a curator living in Stockholm and Bangkok.

Battery Operated
Battery Operated is a collaboration of artists that have been producing sound, video and Internet projects since 2000. Their first project Chases Through Non-Place used music in public places as its source and since then they have researched and developed projects around the social uses of functional sound and video, from ‘Muzak’ to surveillance cameras. The latest Battery Operated project - S.P.I.R.A.W.L. (Sound Proofed Institute Researching Acoustic Weapons Logistics) is a documentary about the sonic landscape and the pioneering use of sound weapons within it. It can be found at –

John Palmesino
Born in Lugano, Switzerland, 1970. Architect and urbanist. Co-founder of PALMESINO RÖNNSKOG Territorial Agency, Basel. Head of research at ETH Zurich, Studio Basel / Contemporary City Institute. ETH Studio Basel is a research platform for the investigation of the transformation patterns of the city of the 21st Century. Responsible for the research activities at the Institute, with Prof. Jacques Herzog and Prof. Pierre de Meuron. Project manager of the study “Switzerland – An Urban Portrait” (Birkhäuser, November 2005). Founding member of multiplicity, a research agency on territorial transformations. The Milan based firm deals with contemporary urbanism, representation of inhabited landscape transformation, visual arts and general culture. multiplicity is a research network of architects, urbanists, social scientists, photographers, filmakers and artists. Main projects include USE Uncertain states of Europe (Mutations), SOLID SEA (documenta11), Border Devices (Biennale di Venezia). Author of the new Masterplan for the Markermeer, The Netherlands, commisioned by the Dutch Ministry for Water Management and Traffic, RIZA Reijkswaaterstaat and the IABR International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam. Initiator and curator of the research project “Neutrality”, a multidisciplinary investigation in the territorial implications of the UN-policies and the self-organisation processes of the contemporary human landscapes. Curator of “Under Construction”, a series of dialogues about different notions of transformation in several disciplines and practices, in collaboration with the Kunsthalle Basel. Author of several territorial research studies, with particular attention to the transformations in the general European context and the Swiss urban structure in particular. His research focuses on the representation of self-organisation processes in the evolution of the contemporary urban condition. Co-author of USE Uncertain states of Europe, Skira: Milano, 2003 and of Lessico Postfordista, dizionario di idee della mutazione, Feltrinelli: Milano, 2001; a interdisciplinary book on the connections between knowledge, productive structures, culture and cities in the contemporary society.

Marko Peljhan
Born 1969 in Sempeter pri Gorici(former Yugoslavia), lives in Los Angeles, Riga and Ljubljana. In 1995 he founded the technological branch of Projekt Atol PACT SYSTEMS and co-founded LJUDMILA. He is coordinator of the international INSULAR TECHNOLOGIES initiative and the Makrolab project as well as coordinator of flights for zero-gravity artistic projects in conjunction with the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Moscow and the MIR (Microgravity Interdisciplinary Research) consortium. He also invented and coordinated the production of a mobile media lab project, Transhub-01, which was first realized as MOBILATORIJ and now successfully operates. Since 2002 he also holds a professorship at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Dan Perjovschi
Dan Perjovschi born 1961 in Sibiu Romania lives and works in Bucharest. He uses drawings as a material to create temporary monumental installations. Drawing is for Perjovschi a primary and decisive medium for political and social expression. Acting also as a journalism he is deeply involved in the social tissue of the society. His recent solo exhibition include The Room Drawinf at Tate Modern, On the Other Hand at Portikus Frankfurt and May First at Moderna Museet Stockholm(2006) or Naked Drawings at Ludwig Museum Koln (2005). He participate at group shows like Sao Paolo Biennial, The Vincent at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Normalization at Rooseum Malmo in 2006 or Istanbul Biennial, New Europe. The Culture of Mixing and Politics of Representation at Generali Foundation and I Still Believe in Miracles at ARC Musee dArt Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Perjovschi received George Maciunas Prize in 2004.

Michalis Pichler
Michalis Pichler uses public space and everyday life both as a source and as an outlet. Employed techniques include camouflage/imitation, and infiltration, as well as sculptural, and archaeological and ethnographic procedures. His work has appeared in numerous places, amongst them the Postfuhramt Berlin, the Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje and the Goethe-Institut/InterNationes New York where he was a DAAD Arts Fellow in 2002/03.

Rimini Protokoll
Rimini Protokoll is the label for projects by Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel.
Rimini Protokoll (Haug/Wetzel) are presenting the two Vietnam Veterans and Anti-War activists Darnell Stephen Summers and Dave Blalock with their definition of RESIST...REFUSE...REBELL

DARNELL “STEPHEN” SUMMERS was born on July 9, 1947 in Detroit Michigan, USA. He volunteered for the US Army and served from 1966 to 1970. While home on leave before going to Vietnam in 1968 he became involved in the struggle to found the "Malcolm X Cultural Center (MXCC) in Inkster Michigan, a suburb of Detroit and was one of the spokespersons for the "MXCC".
His political affiliations included membership in the Black Workers Congress, Viet Nam Veterans Against The War / Viet Nam Veterans Against The War (Anti-Imperialist), chartermember of the Malcolm X Cultural Center(Inkster Michigan). As a Black man inside the Army he was confronted by not only by racism but also the fact that he was in a military organization that was murdering people across the globe. Since then Summers has been active in the struggles against racism and U.S. instigated aggression. He was instrumental in organizing the "STOP THE WAR BRIGADE" in Germany during the Gulf war to build support for anti-war GIs.
Darnell has professional experience as a Musician, Film Director, Actor, Media Editor, Composer, Cameraman, Producer and Sound Technician. He presently lives in Germany and has 4 children.

DAVE BLALOCK (born 1950 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) volunteered for the US Army and served from 1968 to 1971. After being AWOL for nine days in basic training he was court-martialed and spent one month out of a possible six-month prison term doing “Hard Labor” time in the Fort Jackson stockade. He then spent one year in Vietnam (1969-1970) where he became politicized by his experiences there.
After returning, he spent his last 15 months in the army by joining the large anti war movement that had existed within the US military and actively worked inside one of the many underground GI organizations. In 1989 Blalock, along with three other people burned American flags on the steps of the US Capital building in protest against the new Flag Protection Act of 1989. They were arrested for this and their case ended up in the Supreme Court, which ruled the law un-constitutional. From Vietnam, to the 1980’s counter-insurgency wars in Central America, to the ‘91 Gulf War, to the ’99 Kosovar war, to 2001 bombing of Afghanistan, to the present war on Iraq he has been active in the fight to expose and oppose all US war moves around the world. He puts special emphasis on building support for the GI anti war resisters inside the armed forces.
Blalock and Summers are also playing themselves in the Rimini-Protokoll theatrical production of Schiller’s “WALLENSTEIN” where they among a cast of ten people out of real life take this opportunity to tell their story in the midst of Intrigue, War & Death.

Jan Ritsema
Jan Ritsema (born in the Netherlands in 1945) has directed performances for a wide variety of Dutch and Belgian theatre companies - such as Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Het Werkteater, Het Nationale Toneel, Mug met de gouden Tand, tBarre Land, Maatschappij Discordia, Het Kaaitheater, and Dito Dito - ranging from the established repertory (Marlowe, Mishima, Koltes, Shakespeare, Heiner Mzller, Elfriede Jelinek, Rene Pollesch) to staged stories (James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Henry James, Rainer Maria Rilke) as well as performances devised in collaboration with composers, dancers, and artists. With the International Theatre Bookshop, which he founded in 1978, he has published over 300 books about theatre, dance and film. Since 1995 he has also been working as a dancer, and performed a solo Pour la fin du temps for the Kunsten Festival des Arts in Brussels. He danced in several of Meg Stuart's improvisational projects called Crash Landing; he has also performed dance-actions with Boris Charmatz, the duets Weak Dance Strong Questions (with Jonathan Burrows) and Blindspot (with Sandy Williams). Ritsema has a predilection for bulky, complex, intellectual material. His theatre productions follow the traces of thinking itself, which in all of its openness, uncertainty and infiniteness demands a consistent ongoing process. Rather than the illusion-producing machine of the theatre, it is the incarnate presentation of differentiated coherences and ideas that intrigues him. His experimental approach is similar to that of the French filmmaker Godard, a director to whom he feels strongly connected. In collaboration with the performer and music-theorist Bojana Cvejic, he weaves his way between the borders of representation and 'non-performance' in productions like TODAYulysses, Pipelines, a construction, and knowH2Ow. Since 2004 Ritsema has had a research and development grant from the Siemens Arts Program, investigating the possibilities and limitations of theatre/performance by interviewing thinkers who have strong reflections on the dispositive 'theatre' in today's society. These talks are due to be published. Ritsema teaches at different theatre schools for acting and directing in the Netherlands and Belgium, and at various summer academies throughout Europe. From 1990-1995 he was a professor at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. He has been a teacher at P.A.R.T.S., the contemporary dance school of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, since its foundation. In 2006, Ritsema will begin work on PerformingArtsForum (PAF), a residency program in an old convent near the French city of Reims: a place for experimenting with other ways of producing and developing performing-arts pieces, and for rethinking formation in the performing arts.

Irit Rogoff
Irit Rogoff is Professor of Art History/Visual Culture, Historical and Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, London University. Her research interests include: Visual Culture; contemporary art and critical theory; post-colonialism and gender.

Meir Wigoder & Irit Rogoff
Meir Wigoder teaches the History of Photography at the Communications School, Sapir College and at the Yolanda and David Katz Faculty of the Arts, Tel Aviv University. He is currently writing on the representation of trauma, memory and shock in the press coverage of recent political events in Israel.
Irit Rogoff is Professor of Art History/Visual Culture, Historical and Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, London University. Her research interests include: Visual Culture; contemporary art and critical theory; post-colonialism and gender.

Willem de Rooij
De Rooij's recent exhibitions with Jeroen de Rijke include: Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven, Artists Space in New York, Badischer Kunstverein in Karlsruhe, Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt am Main, Moscow Bienale (2005), BAK in Utrecht, Museum Ludwig in Budapest, Tate Modern in London, "Busan Biennale" (2004), Kunsthalle Zürich (solo), Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven (solo), Kiasma in Helsinki, Frankfurter Kunstverein in Frankfurt am Main (2003). He lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin.

Stefan Römer
*1960 / Malerei, Performances, Fotoserien, Installationen, Publikationen, Kunsthistoriker / Herausgeber des Fanzines "Nervenpolaroid" / Schreibt für Kunstforum, Texte zur Kunst, Spex, Frieze, taz, Camera Austria, Springerin, Kritik, Konkret / Themen: Kunst, Informatik, Theorie; Künstlerische Strategien des Fake - Kritik von Original und Fälschung; Präsentationsweisen zeitgenössischer Kunst; Die neuen Werte von privater Öffentlichkeit und neuem Konsum als kapitalistischem Selbstzweck; Selbstorganisation an Kunsthochschulen. Seit 2003 Professor an der Kunstakademie in München

Saskia Sassen
Saskia Sassen is the Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago, and Centennial Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. During the 1980s and 1990s, Sassen emerged as one of the most prolific authors on urban sociology. She studied the impact globalisation processes, and the movements of labour and capital which they involve, have on urban life. She also studied the influence of communication technology on governance. Sassen observed how nation states begin to lose power to control these developments, and she studied increasing general transnationalism, including transnational human migration. She identified and described the phenomenon of the global city. Her 1991 book bearing this title quickly made her one of the most frequently quoted authors on globalisation worldwide. A revised and updated edition of her book was published in 2001. She currently (2006) is pursuing her research and writing on immigration and globalization, with her "denationalization" and "transnationalism" projects.

Egdar Schmitz
Edgar Schmitz is an artist involved in ambient attitudes and promises of fiction. He studied at Ruhr Universität Bochum, Académie des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Accademia di Brera, Milan and Goldsmiths' College, London. He lectures in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths' College, London, writes in Kunstforum International, Cologne and Texte zur Kunst, Berlin and curates for the Zamyn think tank, London. He is also co-director (with Lisa Lefeuvre) of a conversation in many parts, an international discursive platform for contemporary cultural practice and concepts. Recent exhibitions include too close is good too, Play, Berlin, London Movies, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels and Liam Gillick: Edgar Schmitz, ICA, London. His new book Ambient Modes. Poetics and politics of dispersed engagements is forthcoming with Lukas&Sternberg, Berlin/New York. Edgar Schmitz lives and works in London.

Susan Schuppli
Susan Schuppli is an artist and cultural theorist whose work explores the latent potential of machines to short-circuit normative understandings of media and its received social, cultural, and biological encodings. Working within the domains of video, sound, and interactive media several recent projects have examined the anxieties that arise when commonplace technologies are rendered strange again. Her artwork has been exhibited throughout Canada as well as in Australia, the UK, and USA. Another strand of her research has focused upon the articulation of Canadian "identities" within film and architecture. In 2005 she guest-edited a special edition of BlackFlash journal which brought together cultural practionners from across Canada to reflect upon the legacy of Expo 67 in Montreal. This project continues with a co-curatorial initiative (Christopher Lefler) exploring the contingency of this moment in Canadian architecture and its impact upon emergent notions of "national" identity. Her doctoral research is titled "Unnatural Selections: evolving media ontologies".

Georg Seeßlen
Georg Seeßlen ist 1948 geboren, hat in München Malerei, Kunstgeschichte und Semiologie studiert. Es schreibt nicht nur Kritiken und Aufsätze und Bücher, sondern dreht bei Gelegenheit auch Dokumentarfilme fürs Fernsehen. Georg Seeßlen sollte man korrekterweise weniger als Film- denn als Bilderkritiker bezeichnen - und noch dann würde man seiner Bandbreite nicht gerecht. Als gelernter Semiologe ist er - und in seinem Fall nicht nur selbst ernannter, sondern wirklicher - Experte für Zeichenverhältnisse schlechthin. Er hat über den pornografischen Film wie über televisionäre Dummheiten, über Rechtsextremismus und Christoph Schlingensief, Steven Spielberg und Klaus Kinski, Clint Eastwood und David Lynch geschrieben - und das meiste davon ist klüger als das ganze Restrauschen im Blätterwald. Geradezu unfassbar ist dabei seine Produktivität: Artikel in den verschiedensten Zeitungen und Zeitschriften (von epd film bis konkret, von der taz und Freitag bis zur Zeit; einen Kurzauftritt in den Anfangszeiten von Focus gab es übrigens auch), daneben mehr oder weniger jedes Jahr ein neues Buch: man kommt nicht nach. Seeßlen hat es geschafft, allgegenwärtig zu werden trotz oder vielleicht gerade durch Abwesenheit auf den Tummelplätzen der Kulturbetriebsprominenz. Er wohnt im Allgäu, lehrt gelegentlich an der Uni, ist aber kaum einmal im Fernsehen zu sehen. Von Hause aus zweifellos links, ohne Berührungsängste mit bürgerlichen Publikationsorganen (interessant freilich, dass er in der FAZ, zu der er vom intellektuellen Anspruch passen würde, nie geschrieben hat) einerseits, andererseits aber ohne Scheu vor der Veröffentlichung in Blättern, die der Mainstream links liegen lässt. (Ekkehard Knörer)

Erzen Shkololli
Born 1976, Pejë, Kosovë where he currently lives and works) artist, curator and co-founder of Contemporary Art Institute EXIT, Pejë; he is an internationally successful artist and important mediator of Kosovarian art.He has had solo exhibitions in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic (2005), and in Lucca, Italy (2001). He has taken part in numerous group shows, including “People Land State”(Israel 2006), “INTERRUPTED HISTORIES” (Ljubljana,2006),”Money and Value the Last Taboo”(Biel 2002), "In the Gorges of the Balkans" (Kassel, 2003), and "Blood & Honey/Future’s in the Balkans" (Vienna 2003),Manifesta 4 (Frankfurt am Main, 2002), Tirana (2003 and 2005), Seville (2004), Cetinje (2004).In 2001 he was awarded the Premio Michetti Prize of the Fondazion Michetti di Francavilla al Mare, Italy. Since 2003 he is a member of European Culture Parliament.

Nicolas Siepen
Nicolas Siepen, geboren 1966, ist Filmemacher, Theoretiker und Mitbegründer des Projekts b_books, das einen Buchladen, Verlag und eine Filmproduktion umfasst. Als Journalist hat er für Zeitungen wie Springerin, Texte zur Kunst, Maska, Frakcija, Phase Zwei, Jungle World, FAZ (Berliner Seiten), Autonomie artistique, Starship und Artfan gearbeitet und ist Mitherausgeber der Zeitschriften A.N.Y.P. und ASSEMBLY INTERNATIONAL. In den 90er Jahren war er Teil der Künstlergruppe KlasseZwei und der Band ZigarettenRauchen und an der Entwicklung von politisch-künstlerischen Projekten wie A-Clip, INNENSTADTaktionen und microStudio-surplus beteiligt. Seit sieben Jahren arbeitet er zusammen mit Tara Herbst an Filmprojekten und ist gerade, neben der verlegerischen Tätigkeit für b_books, mit der Fertigstellung der »Nouvelle Vague Soap« Le PingPong d’amour beschäftigt.

Armin Smailovic

Simon Starling
Starling was born in Epsom in 1967, was educated in Sevenoaks, and did a photography degree at Trent Polytechnic before going on to study fine art at Glasgow. "I knew early on that I didn't want to study in London. I wanted to find something else, and Glasgow was the place. The early 1990s was a great moment for the city, there was a lot of buzz about the place." He currently divides his time between Glasgow and Berlin. Was London never attractive, career development-wise? "I'm not a big city person. I like to think things through at my own speed." Why Berlin? "I moved there for love." And stayed because it's an artistic hub? "Kind of." His partner is a writer and curator, and his son Vincent is 11 months old.

Marcus Steinweg
Marcus Steinweg (born 1971 in Berlin) lives in Berlin. He writes on philosophical and literary themes. His most recent publications are: Krieg der différence and Autofahren mit Lacan (both Koblenz, Germany 2001), Der Ozeanomat. Ereignis und Immanenz (Cologne, Germany 2002) and Bataille Maschine (Merve Verlag, Berlin 2003). For several years he has been collaborating regularly with the artist Thomas Hirschhorn.

Nora Sternfeld
Nora Sternfeld arbeitet als Kunstvermittlerin und Kuratorin. Sie ist Mitbegründerin und Teilhaberin des Büros trafo.K, das mit den inhaltlichen Schwerpunkten zeitgenössische Kunst und Zeitgeschichte an personalen und medialen Vermittlungsprojekten, Schulungen und Workshops in Museen, Ausstellungen und im öffentlichen Raum arbeitet. Derzeit ist sie Teil des KuratorInnenteams von Verborgene Geschichte/n - remapping mozart, ein Projekt von Wiener Mozartjahr 2006. Darüber hinaus ist sie im Kernteam des Netzwerks Schnittpunkt. Ausstellungstheorie und Praxis und im Redaktionsteam von Bildpunkt - Zeitschrift der IG Bildende Kunst. Sie ist Lehrbeauftragte an der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien und publiziert zu zeitgenössischer Kunst, Vermittlung, Geschichtspolitik und Antirassismus. Mitherausgeberin der Sammelbände: »Wer spricht? Autorität und Autorschaft in Ausstellungen«, gem. mit Schnittpunkt, Beatrice Jaschke, Charlotte Martinz-Turek, Turia und Kant, Wien 2005. »In einer Wehrmachtsausstellung – Erfahrungen mit Geschichtsvermittlung«, gemeinsam mit trafo.K, Renate Höllwart, Charlotte Martinz-Turek, Alexander Pollak, Turia und Kant, Wien 2003.

Ingrid Strobl
Ingrid Strobl, geboren in Innsbruck, lebt als freie Autorin in Köln. Veröffentlichungen u. a.: „Es macht die Seele kaputt.“ Junkiefrauen auf dem Strich, Berlin (Orlanda Verlag) 2006 Ende der Nacht, Roman, Berlin (Orlanda Verlag) 2005 Die Angst kam erst danach. Jüdische Frauen im Widerstand in Europa 1938 -1945, Frankfurt am Main (Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag) 1998 Im Kampf gegen Besatzung und "Endlösung". Widerstand der Juden in Europa 1939 1945 (zusammen mit G. Heuberger und A. Lustiger), Frankfurt/Main 1995 Anna und das Anderle. Eine Recherche (Roman), Frankfurt/Main (S. Fischer Verlag) 1995 Sag nie du gehst den letzten Weg. Frauen im bewaffneten Widerstand gegen Faschismus und deutsche Besatzung, Frankfurt am Main (Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag) 1989. Spanische Ausgabe: Partisanas. La Mujer en la resistencia armada contro el fascismo y la occupación alemana 1936 - 1945, Barcelona 1996

Stephan Trüby
(b. 1970) is an architect, theoretician and curator who studied architecture at the AA School, London, where he also taught. Since 2001 he is Assistant Professor for Architectural Theory and Design at Stuttgart University’s IGMA. As a member of Igmade, he co-edited (with Gerd de Bruyn) "architektur_theorie.doc: texte seit 1960" and initiated, co-edited and directed "5 Codes: Architecture, Paranoia and Risk in Times of Terror" (ed. by Igmade, Birkhäuser 2006). He is founder of the architecture-, design- and consultancy firm Exit Ltd.and is currently writing a history and theory of the corridor.

Dont Rhine co-founded the Los Angeles-based sound art organization Ultra-red in 1994. For ten years Ultra-red has nurtured relationships with social movements based on the direct political experiences of the group’s members. As an activist, Rhine has worked with a variety of social movements including ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), Clean Needles Now (needle exchange), and Pride at Work / AFL-CIO (queer labor). Rhine’s work as an artist and teacher seeks to develop a sound-art theory and practice informed by conceptual art and his experiences as a political organizer. As Information Secretary for the Ultra-red organization, Rhine has participated most recently in the group's HIV/AIDS performances SILENT|LISTEN and the migrant investigation project BLOK70.

Klaus Viehmann
Born 1954. Left school when he was 16. Went to Westberlin in 1972 (in order to avoid being drafted into the Bundeswehr), where he worked in a left wing bookshop. Member of the urban guerrilla group "Bewegung 2. Juni" since 1976, arrested in 1978. Spent 15 years in Prison. Since 1993 active in several leftist campaigns. Published on politics, history and posters of the militant left. Lives as typesetter and layouter in Berlin.

Tris Vonna-Michell
Artist from GB, based in Frankfurt.

Peter Weibel
Geboren 1944 in Odessa, lebt in Karlsruhe und Wien. Studien der Literatur, Medizin, Logik, Philosophie und des Films in Paris und Wien. Dissertation über mathematische Logik (Modallogik). 1976 - 1981 Lektor für "Theorie der Form" und 1981 - 1984 Gastprofessor für Gestaltungslehre und Bildnerische Erziehung an der Hochschule für angewandte Kunst in Wien 1998 Gastprofessor am College of Art and Design, Halifax,Canada 1979/80 Gastprofessor für "Medienkunst" und 1981 Lektor für "Wahrnehmungstheorie" und 1982 - 1985 Professor für Fotografie an der Gesamthochschule Kassel 1984 - 1989 Associate Professor for Video and Digital Arts, Center for Media Study, State University of New York at Buffalo 1989 - 1994 Direktor des Instituts für Neue Medien an der Städelschule in Frankfurt/Main 1984 - 1998 Professor für visuelle Mediengestaltung an der Hochschule für angewandte Kunst in Wien 1986 - 1996 Künstlerischer Berater und seit 1992 künstlerischer Leiter der Ars Electronica in Linz 1993 - 1999 Österreichs Kommissär der Biennale von Venedig 1993 - 1997 Künstlerischer Leiter der Neuen Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum in Graz 1998 Leiter der Neuen Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum Seit 1.1.1999 Vorstand des ZKM|Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe

Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss
Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss [Dipl.Ing.Arch & M.ArchII] is an architect originating from Serbia educated at University of Belgrade and Harvard University. He is the founder of the NAO as well as a founding member of the School of Missing Studies and lives and works in New York City. His work has been presented at the Royal Institute of British Architects, London (1994), Harvard GSD [1995], Dokumenta of Architecture Denmark (Copenhagen, 1996), the Columbia School of Architecture (New York, 1999), the Whitney Museum in New York (Bit Streams, 2000, and IPO lectures, 2004), Mutations at Arc en Rêve (Bordeaux, France, 2001), the Gallery of Science and Technology at the Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences (Belgrade, 2001), Cities on the Move at Secession (Vienna, 1997), Urban Drift (Berlin, 2002), the Max Protetch Gallery (New York, 2002), the Stroom (The Hague, 2003), Manifesta 4 (Frankfurt, 2003), 2nd Tirana Biennial (2003), Transformers Gallery (Berlin,2003), the Werkleitz Biennial (Halle/Leipzig, 2004), and Open Source Architecture (Graz, 2004). He is currently designing Stadium Culture for Center for Recreation and New Media in Novi Sad, and on a book of essays and projects to be published by Editions Solitude in 2006. He has taught research, design studios, seminars and workshops at Harvard University, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design and Delft University.

Eyal Weizman
Eyal Weizman is an architect, writer and curator. Prior to being the founding director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, he was Professor of Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He studied architecture at the Architectural Association in London and completed his PhD at the London Consortium, Birkbeck College. His architectural projects include the rebuilding of the Ashdod Museum of Art, stage sets for the theatre, and several prizes in architectural competitions. Eyal has worked with a variety of NGOs and Human right groups in Israel/Palestine. The exhibition and the publication A Civilian Occupation, The Politics of Israeli Architecture he co-edited/curated was based on his human-rights research. These projects were banned by the Israeli Association of Architects, but later shown in New York, Berlin, Rotterdam, San Francisco, Malmoe, Tel Aviv and Ramallah. Eyal has taught, lectured and organised conferences in many institutions worldwide. His books include The Politics of Verticality [forthcoming with Verso Press], A Civilian Occupation, Territories 1,2 and 3, Yellow Rhythms and many articles in journals, magazines and books. Eyal is now a Contributing Editor for Domus Magazine (Milan) and for Cabinet Magazine (New York).

Ines Weizman
Ines Weizman is an architect and critic based in London. She taught design and architectural history and theory at the Architectural Association in London and at the Berlage Institute of Architecture in Rotterdam. She also taught politics at Goldsmiths College, London University. Her doctoral research, conducted at the Architectural Association, analysed the political and cultural transformations that have occurred in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) from the post-WWII period to the present. Ines published articles on the political and ideological spectacles enacted by Soviet-era architecture, on the ‘rewriting’ of urban historiography of former cities, on western planning attitudes in the process of reunification as well as on the lost archives in former East Germany.

Akram Zaatari
Akram Zaatari studied Architecture at the American University of Beirut and obtained his Masters degree in Media Studies at the New School University in New York in 1995. He worked as an executive producer for the daily morning show Aalam Al-Sabah at Future Television-Beirut, where he also produced most of his early video pieces. He has edited three books on photography that were published by the Arab Image Foundation: The Vehicle. Picturing moments of transition on a modernizing society, Portraits du Caire, and Mapping Sitting (with C. Bassil, Z. Maasri, and W. Raad). His work includes videos and video installations, including Gift (1995), A Family Portrait (1995), The Candidate (1996), All is Well on the Border[i/] (1997), Majnounak (Crazy of You, 1997), Baalbeck (2001), Her + Him Van Leo (2001), Monument #5. The Scandal (2001), and Mapping Sitting (2001, with Walid Raad). Akram Zaatari is a founding member of the Arab Image Foundation.

Soenke Zehle
A holder of various degrees in comparative literature, philosophy, political science, and translation, Soenke Zehle teaches transcultural literary and media studies in the Transcultural Anglophone Studies Program (TAS) at Saarland University as well as the Academy of Fine Arts (HBK) in Saarbruecken. Publications include essays on media studies and political ecology. He has been involved in launching numerous info-political grassroots and research initiatives, most recently and

Raul Zelik
Raul Zelik, geb. 1968 in München. Lebt nach mehreren Lateinamerika-Aufenthalten seit 1989 als freier Autor in Berlin. 1998 Walter-Serner-Preis für die Kurzgeschichte Iserlohn Beats.

Gesa Ziemer
Gesa Ziemer, 1968, Studium Philosophie, Neue Geschichte, Ethnologie in Zürich und Hamburg. Stv. Leiterin Institut für Theorie (ith) und Dozentin für Ästhetik und Kulturtheorie an der Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zürich. Promotion in Philosophie zum Thema 'praktische Ästhetik' an der Universität Potsdam. Theoriekuratorin und -beraterin Steirischer Herbst Graz. Kollektive Theorie-Autorenschaften in diversen Medien: Spielfeldforschungen (mit Florian Malzacher) zu den Themen 'Zuschauen' (Theaterformen Braunschweig/Hannover, 2004) und 'Kontrolle' (Graz, 2006), Augen blickeN (Film mit Gitta Gsell) 2005, Die grosse Zürcher Institutionenverschiebung: re/location, Sanatorium (mit Matthias von Hartz) Schauspielhaus Zürich 2005. Diverse wissenschaftliche und journalistische Publikationen u.a. in Theater der Zeit, Du, Herbst.Theorie zur Praxis und 31.
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