Weather [Dietmar Dath], Saturday, June 3 21:30 - 21:50
The following remarks are intended to elucidate certain notions and practices of political and military semantics pertaining to those forces of nature which we summarize under the umbrella terms "weather" or "climate". Since it is an almost insurmountably difficult task for any speaker to grapple with semantics in a language other than the one she or he is sufficiently fluent in to turn that language's descriptive searchlights on its own workings and intricacies, I've decided to present this talk in German - but for the benefit of those guests who don't speak German at all, let me just give a brief and comprehensive summary of what it's about.


Trip [Anselm Franke], Saturday, June 3 21:00 - 21:20
Movements in space and movements of the mind: The trip as the mobilisation of empathy, mimesis and sympathetic magic; between depression and delirium. From Joseph Conrad's outposts to todays checkpoints. From the Gates of Perception to cinematic gestures and sovereign continuity.


Transfer [Apsolutno], Saturday, June 3 20:30 - 20:50
In this video piece, Association Apsolutno presents the view of the Balkans from the outside as a view which is not direct, but rather mediated through a filter of technology and media representations, based on various assumptions.

Corridors of Subjection

Corridors of Subjection [Angela Melitopoulos], Saturday, June 3 20:00 - 20:20
Timescapes/B-Zone (Becoming Europe Zone) is a collaborative, non-linear video editing project investigating techniques of narration against the power politics of the segmentation of memory and communication located in a (post-) war zone where state politics concerning migration and mobility are thought of as warfare.

Throne of Blood - Moving Forest

Throne of Blood - Moving Forest [Shu Lea Cheang], Saturday, June 3 19:30 - 19:50
Kurosawa's "Throne of Blood" (1957) based on Macbeth was originally titled "SpiderWeb Castle" - tales of ambition ridden lord Washizu (played by Toshiro Mifune) and his vicious lady (played by Isuzu Yamada) set in medieval Japan. Lord Washizu was driven to his downfall following an encounter with a witch in the SpiderWeb forest. " You will never lose a single battle, unless the spider web forest begins to move and approaches the castle." advises the witch to the bewildered Washizu. What follows is the classical plot of betrayal schemes that lead to the final insurgence of Washizu's own archers while the revenging troops marching with tree branches as camouflage towards the castle.

Theatre of Operations

Theatre of Operations [Celine Condorelli], Saturday, June 3 19:00 - 19:20
Proposal for a theatre of operations for the dictionary of war. Drawing package, references, materials. "It was recognized that the chronologic development of these elements would vary from theater to theater. In theaters where a long buildup period was possible, a fairly elaborate system of communications zone sections or bases would develop well in advance of the rest of the theater elements."

Struggle for Ideas

Struggle for Ideas [Jan Ritsema], Saturday, June 3 18:30 - 18:50
I would never have considered a lecture, considering the notion of war, if I hadn’t gotten this call. But since I got it, I kept hearing myself saying: you need to be more aggressive, you need more war, more aggression, a wider range of weapons than only that of the verbal communication, to enter the battlefield. You have something to fight for, don’t you?

Sound Weapon

Sound Weapon [Battery Operated], Saturday, June 3 18:00 - 18:20
The S.P.I.R.A.W.L. (Sound Proofed Institute of Research into Acoustic Weapons Logistics) project is an online documentary. The work focuses on the uses of sound, infrasound and ultrasound as weapons by the military and organisations of civil enforcement. The website can be found at:

Rhizomic Maneuver

Rhizomic Maneuver [Shimon Naveh], Saturday, June 3 17:00 - 17:30
Rhizomic Maneuver is an emergent logic and form of maneuver, that divers from the traditional paradigm. Rhizomic Maneuver is based on disorder, complex geometry, a different epistemology, a different kind of learning. Unlike the industrial manoeuver which is idealistic, rhizomic maneuver is heretical.

Relatively Calm

Relatively Calm[Mansur Jacoubi], Saturday, June 3 16:30 - 16:55
"Instead of calming the situation, the army shot at people for no reason... We are trying to calm the situation on both sides and I believe that we have almost succeeded. But the protesters are extremely angry. Some of their friends are dead and they are furious." (Member of the Lebanese Parliament explaining the situation after the shooting of protesters in May 2004)


Pack [Hans Nieswandt], Saturday, June 3 16:00 - 16:25
Es gibt einen Einsatz. Man wird irgendwo ein- und wieder ausgeflogen. Das schwere Marschgepäck...


Neutrality [John Palmesino], Saturday, June 3 15:30 - 16:00
Two points seem to be particularly interesting when we think of neutrality as a mean to manage postcocolonial, ethnic, racial, gender, political, social, military, technological, cultural transitions, as a dispositf of change of the contemporary space, tuned to balance the conflictual forces that flare up in almost every human settlement.

NATO (as Architectural Critic)

NATO (as Architectural Critic)[Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss + Katherine Carl] Saturday, June 3 15:00 - 15:30
On NATO's misunderstanding of cultural history and its effects on the decision to bomb certain buildings in Belgrade.


Manhood [Willem de Rooij], Saturday, June 3 14:30 - 15:00
"Representing manhood in the American war against terror: Pat Tillman and Scott Helvenston": Both Tillman and Helvenston played out traditional masculine roles in American public life before enlisting for combat in Afghanistan and Iraq. The events that followed would colour the personas they had constructed earlier.


Mine [Thomas Plischke + Kattrin Deufert], Friday, June 2 21:00 - 21:20
The video proposes a sensual study on the fragmented self. The I as container can not contain itself. Selfcontainment is an unfinishable process of oneself being there for the first time and placing yourself and being placed in a constructed historical order. If I was you who were you then? The video is based on Gherasim Luca's "The Inventor of Love".


Luftraum [Christof Kurzmann], Friday, June 2 20:30 - 21:00
when the iraq war started i made a composition called "the air between". a work about powerlessness. now, quite some time later, and with the images of the war distributed by cnn, bbc, ... i examine what's left of the emotions. how do i/we remember?


Featherman  [Azza El-Hassan], Friday, June 2 18:30 - 19:00
The Featherman a word that I belive should be included in the dictionary of war. It is the desire and the act of transforming ones self in order to resemble "the other" the enemy. This desire and act usually arises in situations of complete defeat where you find yourself incapable of confronting the other except by mirroring him/her.

Denkfabrik/Think Tank

Denkfabrik/Think Tank[Dan Perjovschi], Friday, June 2 18:00 - 18:05 Romania entered the NATO in 2003 and was immediately sending troops into Afghanistan. One of the first battalions that was sent there, had the name of a king from 16th century, called Nicolae Basarab but the US-Army said: Who's that? The Romanians tried to explain: This was our king, this was our hero, this is our past. But the americans said: No way this is too complicated. From now on you will be named „Red Scorpions“.


Conflicted/Inflicted [Susan Schuppli], Friday, June 2 17:30 - 17:55
"Conflicted/Inflicted" is a video based upon a found telephone answering machine tape belonging to someone named Linda. As we listen to the audio, the crisis and tensions in her life are slowly revealed.


Comrade [International Festival], Friday, June 2 17:00 - 17:15
I declare war on damaged hair and split-ends.
Because I'm worth it.
Kate Moss for L'Oreal The film Comrades venture into the convention of representation, male friendship and the ability to engage emotionally in Hollywood war movies. What notions of friendship and community is it that film industry wish to provide, and how does it differ in respect of the political realities of different time periods. We are Swedish. We surrender.