Magician[Jonathan Allen], Saturday, February 24th, 2007, 16:00 - 16:30
»Once we fully recognise secular magic's role as a cultural agent, our sensitivity to the play of puzzlement, fictiveness, and contingency in modernity will be heightened.« Simon During, Modern Enchantments (Harvard 2002)
»The purpose of this paper is to instruct the reader so he may learn to perform a variety of acts secretly and undetectably.

Homeland Security Advisory System

Homeland Security Advisory System[Stephan Trüby], Saturday, February 24th, 2007, 15:30 - 16:00
Since 2002, a blueprint for escape route coding has been in place in the United States: the colour-coded terror alert levels set by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), called “5 Codes”. Even though the colour sequence does not correspond with the rising wavelength of the colours in the spectrum (blue comes before green), the US government was still clever to choose the rainbow motif, as the “Rainbow Warrior” Isaac Newton with his prismatic analysis of “white divine light” made a major contribution to the dawn of the age of risk . The 5 Codes are exit and relaxation codifications in the age of an outside inside the law. Woven into them is a subtext of readiness, flight and evacuation measures. Sometimes they keep a population on their toes, sometimes not, they slow the tempo down and speed it up as well. They are invisible distribution corridors with regulators for the flow of movement, rudimentary notations of a state choreography for a country that is escaping.


Heraklit[Marcus Steinweg], Saturday, February 24th, 2007, 14:30 - 15:00
Heraklit ist der Philosoph, der die Welt, d.h. die Seinstotalität, als KRIEG gedacht hat, als POLEMOS, WIDERSTREIT (eris), AUSEINANDERSETZUNG, ZWIETRACHT, WERDEN. Mit Heraklit ist der KRIEG zu einer ONTOLOGISCHEN GRÖSSE erhoben. Seitdem gibt es ONTOLOGIE nur als ONTOLOGIE DES KRIEGES und als KRIEGERISCHE ONTOLOGIE. Vielleicht ist Heraklit der PHILOSOPH, von dem sich die ABENDLÄNDISCHE PHILOSOPHIE (d.h. Die PHILOSOPHIE ÜBERHAUPT) nicht erholen kann und nie wird erholen können. Vielleicht liegt hier das ERBE der HERAKLITISCHEN KRIEGSKUNST: das DENKEN, die PHILOSOPHIE, jenseits der PAZIFIERUNG zu situieren.


Helikopter[Heinrich Dubel], Saturday, February 24th, 2007, 14:00 - 14:30
The essence or the hidden identity of the helicopter appear as a dichotomy; on the one hand a total threat coming from above, something you cannot possibly escape from, the all-seeing flying eye in the sky, the omnidirectional warmachine; and at the same time, its opposite: a rescuer coming from the air, from heaven above, as an angel. One aspect of this idea is of release (or freedom): Release from threat and fear but also freedom that can be attained if you grow above and beyond yourself. This cipher of evil and illumination is united in the image of the dragon, the snake of fire or the plumed snake. Such basic figures emerge from an meta-individual archetypal reservoir of images of the human psyche traversing the mythologies of many different peoples.


Flintenweib[Andrea Moll], Friday, February 23th, 2007, 21:00 - 21:30
»Flintenweib« ist eine auf deutscher Seite gebräuchliche feindliche Bezeichnung für die sowjetische Soldatin im Zweiten Weltkrieg, sie wurde in Propaganda und Befehlsgebung der Wehrmacht angewandt – mit mörderischer Konsequenz. Der Begriff „Flintenweib“ äußert auch eine soziale Konstruktion des Weiblichen und Männlichen im Krieg.


Disappeared[Sylvere Lotringer], Friday, February 23th, 2007, 20:00 - 20:30
People don’t just disappear in wartime, they also disappear in broad daylight. Los Desaparecidos. Not accounted for, never to be seen again. Some are lucky enough to survive, but they are not in peace for all that, they become the war. Through their reactions, they reveal a reality that may not be accessible in any other way : the war is never over. It is simply simmering under the surface, ready to burst out at the slightest opportunity and show itself for what it is. War has become one with peace as death has become one with life.


DAVOS/DUBAI[Christian von Borries], Friday, February 23th, 2007, 19:30 - 20:00
exploitation / imagineered urbanism / islamic banking / laundered dollars / permanent exception / slavery in the 21st century / The World Economic Forum Davos / "The world" island resort, Dubai


Coloniality[Soenke Zehle], Friday, February 23th, 2007, 19:00 - 19:30
Coloniality, no longer an awkward major paradigm but an agile minor concept, enters the mise en scène of William Kentridge's »black box« (Germany/South Africa 2005) and its reenactment of Germany's most recent Historikerstreit to report on various passions for the real.


Autoxylopyrocycloboros[Simon Starling], Friday, February 23th, 2007, 18:30 - 19:00
Autoxylopyrocycloboros (2006) took the form of self-defeating journey in a small wooden steam boat. The voyage, made on the waters of Loch Long, Scotland, home to the Trident submarine base and neighbouring peace camp, was fuelled with wood from the boat itself, as plank by plank, piece by piece, it was feed to its own boiler, until inevitably disappearing into the submarine infested depths of the Loch.

PartisanInnen, Kärntner

PartisanInnen, Kärntner [Tina Leisch], Saturday, October 14th 2006, 16:00 - 16:30

War on the Poor

War on the Poor[Ultrared], Saturday, October 14th 2006, 21:00 - 21:30

What does the war on the poor
sound like?


Verfassungskriege[Peter Weibel], Saturday, October 14th 2006, 20:30 - 21:00


Tracking [Jordan Crandall], Saturday, October 14th 2006, 20:00 - 20:30

ways of seeing change over time - shaped by history, thechnology, culture
and are closely connected with ways of thinking...

tracking as
1) a technology / 2) a perceptual modality / 3) as a discourse


Territory [Peter Fend], Saturday, October 14th 2006, 19:30 - 20:00

1. patterns of location in past wars

2. threat to territory as rationale for war

3. outer space as the upcoming field of war


Surface[Tris Vonna-Michell], Saturday, October 14th 2006, 19:00 - 19:30

a science-fiction story of berlin in 1945,
about trainstations, subways and bus-lines,
tunnels, places, borders and hamburger bahnhof.

Staged Revolution

Staged Revolution [Oleg Kireev], Saturday, October 14th 2006, 18:30 - 19:00


Sensibilità[Franco Berardi], Saturday, October 14th 2006, 18:00 - 18:30

Training // Rhizome //
Conjunction // Elephant //
What next


Revenge[Warren Neidich], Saturday, October 14th 2006, 17:30 - 18:00

"An eye for an eye
makes the whole world blind."

(Mahatma Gandhi)


Pro-vocation[Azra Aksamija], Saturday, October 14th 2006, 17:00 - 17:30

Provocation is a means of visualizing a religious identity in a secular context. As a hybrid of the notions of vocation, "a divine call to God’s service," and provocation, "a means of arousing or stirring to action", provocation can be understood a means of asserting a believer's democratic rights to practice his or her religion fearlessly.

Power Points

Power Points[DeeDee Halleck], Saturday, October 14th 2006, 16:30 - 17:00

This presentation starts with a look at Crystal City, Virginia and K Street in the District of Colombia -- places in the Washington area where war is brokered and then moves to the beneficiaries of the K street deals -- places like the Blackwater Headquarters and the General Dynamics submarine company in Connecticut.


Negotiation[Sergej Goran Pristaš & Ivana Ivkovic], Saturday, October 14th 2006, 15:30 - 16:00

In a format of an (in)operative interview we will try to negotiate in a
polarized field between Jan-Luc Godard's movie "Here or Elsewhere" and
Ivana Sajko's play "Ribcage" which we once used to root our
thematizations of war. Silence and waiting and questions and oblivion
are the keywords of our small performance machine.


Kriegsgefangenenlager[Andreas Hiepko], Saturday, October 14th 2006, 15:00 - 15:30


Komplizenschaft[Gesa Ziemer], Saturday, October 14th 2006, 14:30 - 15:00

Komplizenschaft wird als kühles Plädoyer für einen kritischen Lebensentwurf, der sich als Alltagspraxis versteht und weniger das Feld der Kunst tangiert, vorgeschlagen. Komplizenschaft steht für eine mikrogemeinschaftliches Arbeits- und Lebensform und ist ein Beispiel für die Kraft des Schwachen. Anhand von 18 Regeln begründe ich, dass Komplizen nicht nur Mitdenker, sondern vor allem Mittäter sind. Komplizen sind keine Strategen, sondern Taktiker, die es vermögen mit den Ereignissen zu spielen und günstige Gelegenheiten zu ergreifen. Eng miteinander verflochten schreiten sie zur Tat. Sei diese Tat legal oder illegal – genau diese Doppelstruktur macht ihre Faszination und Schlagkraft aus. Weil sie eigene Gesetze kreieren, die sie mehr binden als das geltende Recht, lancieren sie alternative Ordnungen, die Machtstrukturen transparent machen und temporär verändern.

Hostis Humani Generis

Hostis Humani Generis[Lawrence Liang], Saturday, October 14th 2006, 14:00 - 14:30

Abstract wars demand abstract enemies, and the Hostis Humani Generis (or the enemy against all mankind) is a title that has been bestowed on a host of figures; starting with the pirate and now the terrorist, I seek to understand the links between property, piracy and terrorism and propose that the concept of Hostis Humani Generis helps us understand the idea of war as a continuation of property by other means.


Heroes[Thomas Draschan], Friday, October 13th 2006, 21:30 - 22:00