Ali Akay - War and Multitude
Ali Akay is a professor at the University of Fine Arts Mimar Sinan, chief of the departement of Sociology, an independent curator currently at Akbank Sanat and at Istanbulmodern Museum, professor at Humbolt University in Berlin; Paris VIII University; and, National Institut of History of Art(I.N.H.A) in Paris. He has founded (since 1992) Toplumbilim review and co-founded (since 2005 ) Plato magazine in Istanbul.

Azra Aksamija - Pro-vocation
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. 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 - Magician
(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. 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.

Shaina Anand - Zoom
Shaina Anand (b. 1975) is a filmmaker and artist. She has been working independently in film and video since 1997. In 2001, she founded ChitraKarKhana, (, a fully independent unit for experimental media. Her projects consider the shifting agencies at work within contemporary media and its terrains of operation, for example working with micro-radio and television, cable networks, and CCTV. She is co-initiator of CAMP, (, and of the PAD.MA ( online video archive.

Andcompany&Co - Kriegserklärung
*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.

Apsolutno - Transfer
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. 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.

Julieta Aranda - National Anthem
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.

Verica Barac - Kosovo and corruption
Verica Barac, born in 1955 in Cacak. Graduated from the Faculty of Law in Belgrade. She worked as a lawyer in the economy sector, and participated in the supervision and elaboration of by-laws for the local self management. Public Attorney of the Municipality of Cacak between 1997 and 2001. She was one of the leaders of the Civil Parliament of Cacak during the NATO bombing in 1999, and later one of the founders of the Civil Parliament of Serbia and its President since the foundation till May 2003 when she was appointed President of the Anti-Corruption Council of Serbia. She has prepared the Civil Parliament's book «Pravac promena» (Belgrade, 2000), as well as two publications of the reports and initiatives by the Anti-Corruption Council, «Corruption, power and state - starting point and the results by the Anti-Corruption Council (2001-2004)», («Res publica», Belgrade, 2004), and «Corruption, power, state - second part» («Res publica», Belgrade, 2005). Together with Zoran Lutovac, co-editor of the book «Fight Against Corruption in Serbia between the National Strategy and the Action Plan» («Friedrich Ebert Stiftung», Belgrade, 2006) is the chairwoman of the Anti-Corruption Committee of Serbia.

Tilman Baumgärtel - Piracy
Dr. Tilman Baumgärtel teaches at the College of Mass Communication at the University of the Philippines, Manila. As an art and media critic and curator, he contributes to German and international reviews, newspapers and magazines. He has curated a number of exhibitions focusing on media art, including “Games”, a presentation of computer games by artists, at Hartware (Dortmund 2003), "Install.exe", the first solo exhibition of Jodi (Basel, Berlin, New York 2002) and a section of the Seoul Media City Biennale in 2004.

Konrad Becker - TOP OS - Theaters of Possession Operation Systems
Konrad Becker is a hypermedia and interdisciplinary communication researcher, director of the Institute for New Culture Technologies, 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 - Sensibilità
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.

Hans Bernhard - Retro-Massmedia Shockwaves
Hans Bernhard (A/CH/USA, *1973) is a Vienna and St. Moritz based artist working in the fields of digital and fine art. Using technology, computers and the internet as a medium since 1994, he exhibited and performed in venues like the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Japan), the Ars Electronica (Austria), the Konsthall Malmoe (Sweden) or the SFMOMA (USA). He is a founding member of the legendary etoy.CORPORATION and of He studied visual communication, digital art, art history and aesthetics in Vienna, San Diego, Pasadena and Wuppertal.

Ursula Biemann - Statelessness
Ursula Biemann is an artist, theorist and curator who has in recent years produced a considerable body of work on migration, mobility, technology and gender. In a series of internationally exhibited video projects, as well as in several books "Geography and the Politics of Mobility" (2003), "Stuff It - The Video Essay in the Digital Age“ (2003), „The Maghreb Connection“ (2005) she has focused on the gendered dimension of migrant labour from smuggling on the Spanish-Moroccan border to migrant sex workers in the global context. Her experimental video essays connect a theoretical macro level with the micro perspective on political and cultural practices on the ground.

Muhamed Eljsani (aka Muha Blackstazy) - Without Title
33 years old, born and raised in Novi Sad (in Vojvodina, northern province of Serbia), in predominantly Roma neighborhood "Adice", earns for living working as a construction worker, without permanent employment. For more than 10 years, Muha writes lyrics that are very much connected with everyday life of Romma community, and turns them into hip-hop style songs. He made his first recordings in 2003: local radio (Multiradio) released the song "Crni smo mi" ("We are Black"), which attracted lots of attention of Vojvodina audience, due to its messages to fight against racial and ethnic discrimination.

Slavko Bogdanovic - Vae Victis
Slavko Bogdanovic is lawyer and conceptual artist from Novi Sad.

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

Arianna Bove - Raw
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 - Disziplin
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

Annett Busch - Alphabetical Order

Ted Byfield - Information
Ted Byfield is a professor at Parsons the New School for Design and visiting fellow at Yale Law School (Information Society project). He has served for several years as moderator of the well-regarded Nettime mailing list. His current research centers on the problem of developing a coherent curriculum oriented toward analyzing and designing the invisible "spaces," systems, networks, and protocols that increasingly define the fabric of everyday life.

Thomas Campbell - Civil War (A quiet)
Thomas Campbell is a resident of Saint Petersburg and a graduate student/teacher at Yale University. His research interests include postwar and contemporary Russian art, Soviet and Russian cinema, and Petersburg counterculture. As a union activist, he has participated in three strikes and numerous actions by GESO (Graduate Employees and Students Organization) and HERE-UNITE Locals 34 and 35 (Yale University/New Haven). In Petersburg, he has been involved, as a translator, writer, and organizer, in dozens of collaborations with such art groups as the Free Culture Foundation and Chto Delat? (What Is To Be Done). He has published articles on Joseph Brodsky, Alexander Herzen and Tom Stoppard, Yevgeny Yufit, neoacademism and necrorealism, Jacques Rancière, the Russian blockbuster "Day Watch," and, most recently, the catastrophic redevelopment of Petersburg. He is also the co-author (with Igor Khadikov) of Kniga vecherinok (The Party Book, 1996, 2007).

Shu Lea Cheang - Throne of Blood
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.

York W. Chen - Conflict within Peace, Peace within Conflict
Dr York W. Chen graduated from the judicial studies division of the College of Law and Business at National Chung Hsing University, the Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies at Tamkang University, and received his doctorate in political science from the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Lancaster in England. He is the author of the well known books The Role of the United States in Future Cross-Strait Conflicts and Imperfect Battleground: Concepts of War in the Information Age, as well as more than ten Chinese and English treatises on Taiwan's national defense and military affairs. Dr York W. Chen served as policy assistant in the Legislative Yuan, a deputy research fellow in the National Security Council, a secretary to the vice minister in the Ministry of National Defense R.O.C. and a senior adviser in the National Security Council. He is currently an assistant professor at the Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies at Tamkang University, the president of the Institute for Taiwan Defense and Strategic Studies, and also the editor in chief of Strategy: Taiwan National Security Policy Review.

Wong Hoy Cheong - Four Notions on War
Wong Hoy Cheong was born in Georgetown, Penang. He studied literature, education and fine arts at Brandeis University, Harvard University and the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) in the USA. His work is inter-disciplinary, involving areas such as drawing, installation, video/photography and theatre/performance. Working in a wide range of media, Hoy Cheong addresses concerns and ideas about identity, location, globalization, and colonialism, using popular genre conventions, as well as the allure of unusual materials. He has always sought to disturb our sense of security, reminding us of the slippery surface that lies between fact and fiction, past and present, and the perpetual reinvention of our own histories. He is currently Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University Singapore.

Ti-Nan Chi - Vacuity, topo, deception, detour, bunker
Chi Ti-Nan was born in 1957 in Taipei. His parents were immigrants from Manchuria after WWII. He received architectural training from Tunghai University in Taiwan, and completed his graduate study at Yale University in the United States, under architect Frank Gehry and philosopher Karsten Harries. In 1985, his drawing of the Style for the Year 2001 won the 2nd price in the Shinkenchiku international competition. In 1995, Z house project won him Asakura Award of SD Review in Japan. He participated in Ke Da Ke Xiao exhibition, AA gallery, London, 1998, Venice Architecture Biennial 2000, Beijing Architecture Biennial 2006, etc. Currently he is the principal of Chi Ti-Nan Architects in Beijing. His research interest lies in pre-scientific cultural thinking and European phenomenological philosophy. Since 1999, as the founder of Human Environment Group NGO, he has been the curator of a series of Urban Flashes workshops held over Euro-Asia continent, as part of his practice on Micro-Urbanism. Since 2004, he joined the faculty of Bergen School of Architecture in Norway. Recently, he has been invited as visiting professor to schools in Maharashtra area in India.

Raqs Media Collective - Ashwatthama
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 - Theatre of Operations
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. 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.

Tony Conrad - Annexpression
Tony Conrad is an American avant-garde video artist, experimental filmmaker, musician/composer, sound artist, teacher and writer. Conrad (b. 1940) was among the earliest minimal composer/performers; his "Day of Niagara" (1965, with John Cale, Angus MacLise, La Monte Young, and Marian Zazeela) is at last being released this summer. He was also among the first structural filmmakers (The Flicker, 1966). He has exhibited widely in video, film, sound, and performance, and teaches in the Department of Media Study at SUNY Buffalo.

Jordan Crandall - Tracking
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.

Susan Crile - Explosion Implosion: War in our time
Susan Crile is a visual artist who lives and works in New York City.  Her work has been exhibited widely in the United States as well as in Europe; it is in many museums collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Solomn R. Guggenheim Museum, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Hirshhorn Museum and the Phillips Collection.  Crile is a professor of art at Hunter College, CUNY and is represented by Michael Steinberg Fine Arts in New York City. Website:

Hans-Christian Dany - Amphetamine
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 - Weather
Dietmar Dath grew up in Schopfheim, finished the high school in Freiburg, did his civilian service and studied mathematics and German studies in Freiburg. Since 1990 he published articles and stories about social themes and popular culture in various magazines. He translated works of Joe Lansdale, Kodwo Eshun and Buddy Giovinazzo into German. Dath was chief editor of the Spex music magazine from 1998 to 2000. From 2001 to 2007 he was journalist at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Dath is married. In 2008 he received the promotion award of the Lessing prize for critic.

Ashley Dawson - War Games
Ashley Dawson is associate professor of English at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center and at the College of Staten Island/CUNY. He is the author of Mongrel Nation: Diasporic Culture and the Making of Postcolonial Britain (Michigan, 2007) and co-editor of three essay collections: Democracy, the State, and the Struggle for Global Justice (Routledge, 2009); Dangerous Professors: Academic Freedom and the National Security Campus (Michigan, 2009); and Exceptional State: Contemporary U.S. Culture and the New Imperialism (Duke, 2007).

James Der Derian - Virtuous War
James Der Derian is Watson Institute Research Professor of International Studies, at Brown Unversity, He is author of On Diplomacy: A Genealogy of Western Estrangement, and Antidiplomacy: Spies, Terror, Speed, and War; editor of International Theory: Critical Investigations and The Virilio Reader; and co-editor with Michael Shapiro of International/Intertextual Relations: Postmodern Readings of World Politics. His articles on international relations have appeared in the Review of International Studies, International Studies Quarterly, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, International Affairs, Brown Journal of World Affairs, Harvard Internatinoal Review, Millennium, Alternatives, Cultural Values, boundary 2, Angelaki, and Samtiden. He has produced three film documentaries, VY2K, After 9/11, and Cultural Warriors. His most recent book is Virtuous War: Mapping the Military-Industrial-Media-Entertainment Network.

Thomas Plischke + Kattrin Deufert - Mine
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 - Aufräumen
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.

Katja Diefenbach - Police War
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

Jovan Divjak - Na tragu mitologije
Jovan Divjak was a general in the Bosnian army during the 1992-1995 Bosnian War. He was the highest ranking ethnic Serb in the army and one of its most educated and experienced officers. On April 8th, 1992, Divjak became Deputy Commander of BiH's Territorial Defense forces and a month later oversaw the defence of Sarajevo from a major JNA attack. Between 1993-1997 General Divjak was Deputy Commander of the BiH Army's Headquarters, charged with the cooperation with civilian institutions and organisations (administration, economy, health, education). Today, Divjak is the executive director of the association OGBH, "OBRAZOVANJE GRADI BIH" (Education builds Bosnia and Herzegovina). He was one of the founder of OGBH in 1994. The association’s goals are to help children who’s family were victims from the war, by providing them financial and material support.

Bojan Djordjev - Thorn
Bojan Djordjev is born 1977, in Belgrade. He is theatre director, co-founder of TkH (Walking Theory) platform and TkH journal for performing arts theory.

Stefan Doernberg - Preventive War
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 - Heroes
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. 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 - Helikopter
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.

Volker Eick - Terrorism
Volker Eick is political scientist at the Freie Universität Berlin, John F. Kennedy Institute, Department of Politics, Germany. He is currently finishing his PhD on "Neue Sicherheitskonzepte im sich wandelnden Wohlfahrtsstaat. Kommunale Kriminalpolitik zwischen Kommerzialisierung und Community" (New security concepts within the changing welfare state. Communal crime policy between commercialization and community). Most recent publications: "Neoliberalism and Urban Space: Activism, Atavism, and Aspiration". In: Estonian Architectural Review Ehituskunst", forthcoming (2008) "Kontrollierte Urbanität. Zur Neoliberalisierung städtischer Sicherheitspolitik" (Ed., with J. Sambale/Eric Töpfer), Bielefeld (2007); "Preventive Urban Discipline: Rent-a-cops and the Neoliberal Glocalization in Germany". In: Social Justice, 33/3 (2006).

Galit Eilat - Collaboration (2)
Galit Eilat is a Curator and the Founding Director of the Digital Art Lab or The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon. She is Co-Editor in Chief of Maarav – an online arts and culture magazine, as well as a teacher at Tel Aviv University in the Department of Film Studies.

Azza El-Hassan - Featherman
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.

Felix Ensslin - Anxiety
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.

Okwui Enwezor - Jihad
Okwui Enwezor is Dean of Academic Affairs and Senior Vice President at San Francisco Art Institute. He has held positions as Visiting Professor in Art History at University of Pittsburgh; Columbia University, New York; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; and University of Umea, Sweden. Enwezor was Artistic Director of Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany (1998–2002) and the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale (1996–1997). He has curated numerous exhibitions in some of the most distinguished museums around the world, including The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1945–1994, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Gropius Bau, Berlin, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and P.S.1 and Museum of Modern Art, New York; Century City, Tate Modern, London; Mirror’s Edge, Bildmuseet, Umea, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Tramway, Glasgow, Castello di Rivoli, Torino; In/Sight: African Photographers, 1940–Present, Guggenheim Museum; Global Conceptualism, Queens Museum, New York, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, List Gallery at MIT, Cambridge; David Goldblatt: Fifty One Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, AXA Gallery, New York, Palais des Beaux Art, Brussels, Lenbach Haus, Munich, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, Witte de With, Rotterdam; co-curator of Echigo-Tsumari Sculpture Biennale in Japan; co-curator of Cinco Continente: Biennale of Painting, Mexico City; Stan Douglas: Le Detroit, Art Institute of Chicago.

The Errorists - Conditional Surrender to the City of Gardens
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 - Territory
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 - Comrade
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.

Patrick D. Flores - Reconquest
Patrick D. Flores (born 1969) is Professor of art history, theory, and criticism at the University of the Philippines at Diliman, and is a curator at the National Art Gallery of the Philippine National Museum in Manila. A recognized scholar in the fields of Philippine and Asian art, Flores has organized several national and international platforms, including “Luz: Traces of Depiction” at the National Museum of the Philippines (2006), and “Under Construction: New Dimensions of Asian Art” at the Japan Foundation Asia Center (2000-2003). Flores is the author of numerous articles and several books concerning Philippine art.

Anselm Franke - Trip
Anselm Franke is the artistic director of Extra City Center for Contemporary Art in Antwerp. He has been Director of Exhibitions at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin until 2006. In Berlin, he continues to work as co-curator of the Forum Expanded of the International Film Festival Berlin. He has frequently organised projects in theatres, as well as in architectural and academic contexts. Writing for various magazines such as Piktogram, he is currently completing a PhD at the Visual Cultures/Center for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths College London.

Christine Frisinghelli - Déracinement
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 - Desertion
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 - Power Points
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. 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.

Stefan Heidenreich - Profit
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 - Camp
Manuel Herz is an architect based in Cologne. 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. 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.

Albert Heta - Bang! Bang!
Albert Heta (b.1974), works as artist, designer and culture producer. His works can be often simple acts of intervention in an existing social condition, situation, or object. While the intervention is always, in turn, an insurgence of an “unofficial” existing reality, which the official condition/object/situation hides, or has simply dismissed.

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

Michael Hirsch - Ausnahme
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).

Brian Holmes - Peace-for-War
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'.

Ranjit Hoskote - Hindutva and Islamism: Twins in Annihilation
Ranjit Hoskote (born 1969) is a poet, cultural theorist and curator. He is the author of fifteen books, including five collections of poetry and six monographs on art and artists, as well as Kampfabsage, a critical history of Eurocentric modernity told from the perspective of lost transcultural confluences, and co-authored with Ilija Trojanow. Hoskote has curated numerous exhibitions of contemporary art, and is co-curator of the 7th Gwangju Biennale (2008).

Emil Hrvatin - Entertainment
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.

Manray Hsu - The Informal

The IRWIN group was founded in Ljubljana (Slovenia). Its members are Dušan Mandic, Miran Mohar, Andrej Savski, Roman Uranjek and Borut Vogelnik.IRWIN, along with the music group "Laibach" (*1980), the performance group "Gledališce Sester Scipion Nasice" (* 1983), later known as the "Kozmokineticni Kabinet Noordung", and the design department Novi Kolektivizem, comprises one of the core groups within the artists’ collective "Neue Slowenische Kunst" (NSK), established in 1984 in the Slovenian republic of the Federal Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia. As with the other groups within NSK, IRWIN is committed to the so-called ‘retro-principle’. This retro-principle is "not a style or an art trend but a principle of thought, a way of behaving and acting". (IRWIN) This means, to be more specific, that the visual language developed by IRWIN in the 1980s consists almost exclusively of visual elements quoted from Western and Eastern European art of the 19th and 20th centuries. IRWIN employs motifs from Socialist Realism and the art of the "Third Reich", from the various politically-engaged European avant-garde movements including German Dadaism – in particular the artist John Heartfield –, Italian Futurism and Soviet-Russian Constructivism, as well as from religious art and Slovenian art of the 19th century. These elements are then combined with the Laibach "leitmotifs": eagle, stag, sower, little drummer, and the black cross of the Russian Suprematist Kasimir Malevich. IRWIN assembles these motifs from such varied origins in complex and multi-layered oil paintings in heavy frames. Since its inception, the group IRWIN has been involving itself extensively with the art history of Eastern Europe in its artistic projects, in particular with the ambivalent inheritance of the historical Russian, but also southern Slavic avant-garde and its totalitarian successors, and thus with the dialectic of avant-garde and totalitarianism. Following the creation of an individual visual language in their appropriation projects of the 1980s, the group has been concentrating since the 1990s on a critical examination of the art history of "Western Modernism", countering it with the "retro-avant-garde" of a fictive "Eastern Modernism" which, in its own obvious artificiality, points to the artificiality of Western art historical structures that continue to exclude contemporary Eastern European art to this day.

Sergej Goran Pristaš & Ivana Ivkovic - Negotiation
Goran Sergej Pristaš (1967) is a dramaturge and director working within the performance group BADco. 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. 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 - Relatively calm again

Peter Jahn - Untermensch im Osten
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 - War (Nuclear)
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. 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.

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

Fiona Jeffries - Re-appropriating the city of fear
Fiona Jeffries is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Her current research explores the circulation of social struggles against the political use of fear in contested spaces of production, consumption and differentiation. Her published work includes essays on contemporary urban social movements and the role of communication practices in the production of alternative globalizations.

Danny Kaplan - Marketing War
Danny Kaplan specializes in the anthropology of emotions through the prism of friendship and nationalism. His current interests focus on media and the representation of emergency. He is the author of Brothers and Others in Arms: The Making of Love and War in Israeli Combat Units (Haworth Press 2003) and The Men We Loved: Male Friendship and Nationalism in Israeli Culture (Berghahn Books 2006). His recent articles include: The Songs of the Siren: Engineering National Time on Israeli Radio. Cultural Anthropology 24(2),313-345. Kaplan heads the masculinity track of the Gender Studies Program at Bar Ilan University, Israel. 

Abdellah Karroum - Mukaddimah: Le Bout du Monde/Anwal
Abdellah Karroum (born 1970, Morocco) works as an independent art researcher, publisher and curator. He is the founder and artistic director of several art projects: ‘L’appartement 22’ (site), an experimental space for encounters, exhibitions and artists’ residencies founded in 2002 in Rabat, Morocco; the ‘Le Bout Du Monde’ art expeditions undertaken since 2000 (site); and the ‘éditions hors’champs’ art publications that have been published since 1999 (site) ; Radioapartment22 (site). He curated numerous exhibitions for capcMusée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux (Pensées bleues (1993) ; Jean-Paul Thibeau (1995) ; Urgences (1996)), and was one of the curators for the 2006 DAK’ART Biennial for African Contemporary Art. Karroum is co-curator for the "Position Papers" program in the Gwangju Bienniale 2008 (invited by the Artistic Director Okwui Enwezor) and for the L’appartement 22 project in 2008’s Brussels Bienniale 1 (Artistic Director: Barbara Vanderlinden).

Stefan Kaufmann - Electronic Soldier
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 - Translation
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.

Vesna Kesic - Thanksgiving
Vesna Kesic is a journalist, feminist, pacifist. Graduated at University of Zagreb in psychology and sociology. Received her MA at The New School for Social Research with the thesis on changes in international law regarding war time rapes, after wars in Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. During the war in Croatia, she was working on deconstruction of daily political rhetoric and popular culture. Today she is a free lance journalist and social researcher.

Hassan Khan - Hysteria
Hassan Khan has studied English and comparative literature at the American University of Cairo. He works in the audiovisual media, producing video pieces and installations as well as performances. He has also composed, performed, and recorded soundtracks for theatre and contemporary dance, and has worked on sound and music independently.

Hyunjin Kim - Textbook
Hyunjin Kim is a curator and a writer living and working in Seoul, previously serving as a curator of Vanabbemuseum, Eindhoven and the Rooseum Center of Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden, among other appointments.

Jang Un Kim - Pig
Jang Un Kim (born 1975) is a curator and art critic based in Seoul, South Korea. A member of several contemporary art collectives in Seoul (including the Pidgin Collective and Friendly Enemies), Kim has engaged issues of cultural policy, the Korean postcolonial situation, and the use of alternative space by working as an educator, an editor of various publications, and through organizing numerous events in nontraditional venues. Kim has worked recently as curator of the Anyang Public Art Project Foundation and as a lecturer at the Korean National University of Arts in Seoul.

Oleg Kireev - Staged Revolution
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). Lives in Moscow.

Abdoulaye Konaté - Jeunesse fougue
Konaté worked as a graphic designer at the Musee National in Bamako. He was appointed to be the Director of the Palais de la Culture. Now, he works as the Director of the Conservatoire of Arts & Media in Bamako. Plasticien, directeur du Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers Multimédia, Konaté tend vers une approche plastique autonome et revendicatrice en choisissant des thèmes d'actualités géopolitiques. Son travail engagé incite à la méditation de problèmes comme le racisme, la corruption politique, les conflits ethnico religieux. L'artiste utilise des matériaux tels que le textile, les œufs, le sable. Il donne une troisième dimension à ses toiles avec l'insertion d'objets comme des gris-gris, des balles et des vêtements usagés.

Erden Kosova - Counter imaging
Erden Kosova is a critic and curator based in Istanbul. He contributes to two independent Istanbul-based magazines, Siyahi (post-anarchist politics) and art-ist (contemporary art) as an editor. He is also a lecturer at the Kadir Has University Istanbul.

Ivan Kucina - Liberation
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. 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.

Andreja Kuluncic - Reconstruction
Andreja Kuluncic (b.1968., lives in Zagreb Croatia) is an artist and has participated in many international exhibitions.

Christof Kurzmann - Luftraum
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).

Susanne Lang - Setup

Tina Leisch - PartisanInnen (Kärntner)
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.

Shih-Chieh Ilya Li - Cold, Coldness, the War of Coldness
Shih-Chieh "Ilya" Li (a.k.a. Ilya Eric Lee) Blogger, nocturnal wanderer, activist on exile over the Internet. Participated free & open source software & digital archives, ICT-related projects & program,  interested in technologies and society. Currently enrolled in National Tsing Hua University Sociology PhD program. (

Lawrence Liang - Hostis Humani Generis
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.

Jennifer S. Light - Cold War Planning
Jennifer S. Light is Associate Professor of Communication Studies, History, and Sociology and a Faculty Associate at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. Light has a BA in history and literature from Harvard, an MPhil in history and the philosophy of science from Cambridge University, and a PhD in the history of science from Harvard. Light's research investigates the work of technical experts in the political process, with special interest in these figures' influences on US urban history. She is the author of From Warfare to Welfare: Defense Intellectuals and Urban Problems in Cold War America (2003) and The Nature of Cities: Ecological Visions and the American Urban Professions (2009), both published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Jarbas Lopes - Change of Game
Jarbas Lopes is an artist who lives in a small town north of Rio de Janeiro. He works in the tradition of such artist-activists as Joseph Beuys, whose notion of “social sculpture” views art as a means through which people can shape their society and views social interaction as an art form as well. Jarbas uses whatever art medium and materials suit his purposes including sculpture and drawing. His informal drawings are often made collaboratively, frequently with his own children as co-authors. He uses performance, video, music, and poetry, all of which will be welcomed in this project.

Sylvere Lotringer - Disappeared
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.

Geert Lovink - Digital Despair
Geert Lovink (NL/AUS) is a media theorist, net critic and author of Dark Fiber, Uncanny Networks, My First Recession and Zero Comments. He is the co-founder of projects such as The Digital City, Next Five Minutes, Nettime and Fibreculture. Since 2004 he is reseach professor at Interactive Media (Hogeschool van Amsterdam) where he leads the Institute of Network Cultures and is associate professor at the Media & Culture department, University of Amsterdam.

Sebastian Lütgert - War

Kerry James Marshall - Full Spectrum Dominance
Kerry James Marshall (October 17, 1955- ) is an artist born in Birmingham, Alabama. He grew up in South Central Los Angeles and now lives in Chicago where he previously taught at the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Marshall is known for large-scale paintings, sculptures, and other objects that take African-American life and history as their subject matter. His work often deals with the effects of the Civil Rights movement on domestic life, in addition to working with elements of popular culture. One work, "Rythm Mastr", is a superhero comic book based on African mythology and art set in an urban environment. His first major solo exhibition, which traveled throughout the country, was organized at the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago in 1998. His work has been exhibited in many American and international exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale (2003) and the Documenta (1997 and 2007).

Brian Massumi - Perception Attack
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 - Stance
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.

Jean Matthee - Eating Rawness
Jean Matthee is a London based theorist, artist and filmmaker.

Suketu Mehta - When a riot becomes a war
Suketu Mehta is Associate Professor of Journalism at New York University, author of Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found, and winner of the Kiriyama Prize and the Hutch Crossword Award. Maximum City was also a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and the Lettre Ulysses Prize. In addition, Mehta is a recipient of the Whiting Writers Award, the O. Henry Prize, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for his fiction. Mehta's work has been published in the New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Granta, Harpers Magazine, Time, and Condé Nast Traveler. He is currently working on a nonfiction book about immigrants in contemporary New York, for which he was awarded a 2007 Guggenheim fellowship. Mehta is a graduate of New York University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Sebastian Meissner - Ghetto Ambient
Klimek and Ghetto Ambient are two of the many aliases of German sound and media artist Sebastian Meissner (b. 1969), who has explored various terrains under several guises throughout his career, including Open Source, Bizz Circuits, aUTOkoNTRasT and others. He focuses on intermediate states and interstices that result from transformation processes, altering definitions, changing architectures and other small shifts and cracks that appear in or can be induced into otherwise tendentiously rigid structures.

Angela Melitopoulos - Corridors of Subjection
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.

Metahaven - Wall
Metahaven: Design Research, based in Amsterdam and Brussels, is a think tank focusing on design, visual identity and the political. Its current partners are Vinca Kruk, Daniel van der Velden and Gon Zifroni. Meta Haven’s aim is, through design research, to re-think political potentialities in design and to generate visual-theoretical discourses around both commissioned and non-commissioned topics, resulting in projects in the area of the hypothetical and the proposal, as well as in direct action. Metahaven, in its current configuration, is functioning as a connective tissue between theoretical and visual positions. While the collective argues that new connections between design and theory are needed, at the same time it rejects that these should operate on the basis of a mutual license to restrict the other. In other words, Meta Haven argues for a design theory where the jouissance of visual imagination is allowed full space.

Suzana Milevska - Renaming Machine
Suzana Milevska (1961, Bitola, Macedonia) is a curator and visual culture theorist based in Skopje, currently working as a Lecturer in Visual Culture and the Director of the Visual and Cultural Research Centre – “Euro-Balkan” Institute. She earned her PhD in 2006 from the Visual Cultures Department, Goldsmiths College – University of London where she was teaching (2003-2005). In 2004 she was a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C. In 2001 she won the Getty Curatorial Research Grant. In 1999 she was a curator in residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (ArtsLink Grant). Her research and curatorial interests include participatory art, politically and socially engaged artists, postcolonial institutional critique, gender issues, and feminist art and culture. In 2007 she curated the the regional workshop “Curatorial Translation,” the international conference “Translating the Self,” and the summer school “Integrating Cultures/Negotiating New Subjectivities .” In 2006 she curated Hristina Ivanoska’s “Naming of the Bridge Rosa Plaveva and Nakie Bajram,” at Foundation of Women’s Art, London. In 2005 she curated the “Workers’ Club” - exhibition and conference, as one of the curators of the International Contemporary Art Biennial - National Gallery, Prague, and in 2004 she curated the Macedonian section of “Cosmopolis” – Microcosmos X Macrocosmos exhibition at State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece. In 2004 she co-curated (with Julia Schäfer) the “Unbalanced Allocation of Space,” at GFZK (Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst), Leipzig, and in 2003 she curated a TV Leipzig talk-show programme “Divided Sky/Re-unified Territories,” part of Introducing Sites II, GFZK, Leipzig. She curated over 70 exhibitions in Skopje, Istanbul, Stockholm, Berlin, Bonn, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Prague, London, etc. She is a member of I.K.T. and A.I.C.A. and an International Correspondent for the Feminist Review –London, Contemporary, London, and springerin, Vienna.

Nebojsa Milikic - Collection
Nebojsa Milikic is an artist and cultural activist, Belgrade, Serbia. Organizational, artistic and curatorial practice in alternative culture; political and socially engaged artistic projects and actions; art projects and public campaigns targeting problems of urban micro communities.

Avi Mograbi - Pleasure
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 - Prisoner of War
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).

Andrea Moll - Flintenweib
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.

Rosalind C. Morris - Not-not-war
Rosalind C. Morris is Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. She was Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender between 1999 and 2004, and Associate Director of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia between 2003 and 2009.  A scholar of both mainland Southeast Asia and South Africa, she has published widely on topics concerning the politics of representation, the mass media, the relationship between violence and value, gender and sexuality, and the changing forms of modernity in the global South. Her most recent book is Photographies East: The Camera and its Histories in East and Southeast Asia (Duke 2009).  Other books include In the Place of Origins: Modernity and its Mediums in Northern Thailand (Duke 2000) and New Worlds from Fragments: Film, Ethnography, and the Representation of Northwest Coast Cultures (Westview 1994).  Forthcoming in 2010 are an edited volume, Can the Subaltern Speak? Reflections on the History of an Idea (Columbia) and a collection of essays entitled Wars I Have (not) Seen (Seagull Books).

Ariane Müller - United Nations
*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

Gini Müller - Performing Posses
Gini Müller (lives in Vienna), works as a dramaturg, performer and activist. January 2008: "Possen des Performativen, Theatre, Aktivismus und queere Praktiken", hrsg. Gerald Raunig/eipcp, Republicart 7, Wien, Turia+Kant. Since 2004 lectues on University of fine Arts and Department of theatre on the University of Vienna. From 2001-2005 Member of the PublixTheatreCaravan, since 2004: Performanceband: SV Damenkraft.

Vanessa Joan Müller - Plündern
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 - Rhizomic Maneuver
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 - Revenge
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

Brett Neilson - Waiting
Brett Neilson is Associate Professor of Cultural and Social Analysis at the University of Western Sydney, where he is also a member of the Centre for Cultural Research. His writings have appeared in venues such as Variant, Mute, Posse, DeriveApprodi, Vacarme, Subtropen, Conflitti globali, makeworlds, Carta and Framework. He is a contributor to the Italian newspaper Il Manifesto and author of Free Trade in the Bermuda Triangle ... and Other Tales of Counterglobalization (University of Minnesota Press, 2004).

Hans Nieswandt - Marschgepäck
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 - Life support
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 - Sound Weapon
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 - Neutrality
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.

Teofil Pancic - Kljuc
Teofil Pancic is journalist and a writer. He has been editor-in-chief of 'Vreme', Serbian political magazine. He is a columnist that publishes his work in different newspapers and magazines. With his work, he tries to contribute to "complete, undisturbed freedom of public speech production, which is the most hygienic thing in the world!".

Nikos Papastergiadis - Ambient Fears
Nikos Papastergiadis is Professor at the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. Throughout his career, Nikos has provided strategic consultancies for government agencies on issues relating to cultural identity and worked on collaborative projects with artists and theorists of international repute, such as John Berger, Jimmie Durham and Sonya Boyce. His current research focuses on the investigation of the historical transformation of contemporary art and cultural institutions by digital technology. Nikos has recently published Spatial Aesthetics: Art Place and the Everyday (2006), which examines the new processes, contexts and relations through which contemporary art is produced, and co-edited with Scott McQuire, Empires Ruins and Networks, Melbourne University Press, 2005.

Marko Peljhan - Redundancy
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 - Think Tank
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 - Homefront
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 - Resist-Refuse-Rebel
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.

Jo Ractliffe - State of Emergency
Jo Ractliffe engages photography to investigate recent and not-so-recent histories of southern Africa. She taught in the Fine Arts Departments at Stellenbosch University and UCT between 1985 and 1991 and in 1991 took up a post at the Department of Fine Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand, where she teaches studio practice and theory. She has held three solo exhibitions and her work has been selected for several critically acclaimed group exhibitions in South Africa and abroad. Ractliffe lives and works in Johannesburg.

Jan Ritsema - Struggle for ideas
Jan Ritsema is an independent theater director, and actor and dancer. Makes his own performances and stages repertory as well. Shows his performances mainly in Europe. Works in the field of experimental and political theater. Develops research in theater and teaches in art schools. Is based at PAF (PerformingArtsForum) near Reims in France.

Irit Rogoff - Exergue
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 - Alert
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 - Manhood
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.

Martha Rosler - Torture terror tranquility
Martha Rosler is an artist working in video, photo-text, installation, and performance. She also writes criticism and lectures nationally and internationally. Her work on the public sphere ranges from everyday life and the media to architecture and the built environment, especially housing. Her work often centers on women’s experience. Rosler has long produced works on war and the “national security climate” that predisposes to war. Her photomontage series joining images of war and domesticity, first made in relation to the war in Vietnam, has been reprised in relation to Iraq and Afghanistan. Her works on systems of travel and their associated environments, including air travel, automobile travel and urban undergrounds, further consider the landscapes of everyday life. In 2007, Rosler participated in the documenta and Skulptur Projekte Münster exhibitions; her work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum, the Guggenheim, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York and in many other venues. A retrospective of her work was shown, in1999-2001, in five European cities and in two New York museums. In 2005, Rosler received the Spectrum International Prize in Photography, and a partial retrospective was held at the Sprengel Museum, Hanover, in conjunction with this award. In 2006, Rosler received the Oskar-Kokoschka Prize, Austria’s highest fine arts award. In 2007, she received an Anonymous Was a Woman award. In 2008, she was honored by The Center for Book Arts in New York City. Rosler has published fourteen books, in several languages, and numerous essays. A book of her essays, Decoys and Disruptions: Selected Writings, 1975-2001, was published by MIT in 2004. She Rosler lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Stefan Römer - Camouflage
*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 - Anti-War
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 - Attitudes
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.

Florian Schneider - Concept Person

Annett Busch & Florian Schneider - Blank Space

Ida Susser and Jane Schneider - Wounded Cities
Ida Susser Ph.D., is Acting Chair of anthropology at Hunter College and professor at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center, as well as adjunct professor of Socio-Medical Sciences at the HIV Center, Columbia University. Susser has conducted ethnographic research with respect to urban social movements in the United States and challenges for women in the AIDS epidemic in New York City, Puerto Rico and southern Africa. She was President of the American Ethnological Society from 2005 to 2007. Her most recent books are AIDS, Sex and Culture: Global Politics and Survival in Southern Africa (2009 Wiley-Blackwell), Rethinking America: The Imperial Homeland in the 21st Century (2009 Paradigm Press, edited with Jeff Maskovsky). ----Jane Schneider is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, Graduate Center, CUNY; conducted several decades of research in Sicily, encompassing transformations of both the Mafia and Antimafia interventions; also worked on a broader comparative study of global trafficking and organized crime formations. Recent publications (co-authored with Peter Schneider) include Reversible Destiny; Mafia, Antimafia, and the Struggle for Palermo (Univ. of California Press, 2003), and "The Anthropology of Crime and Criminalization" Annual Review of Anthropology 2008.

Susan Schuppli - Conflicted/Inflicted
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 - Pop
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)

Richard Sennett - The Wall
Richard Sennett trained at the University of Chicago and Harvard University, receiving his PhD in sociology in 1969. A point of departure for Sennett's work has been the contemplation of personal consequences for workers as the nature of work changed with the altering face of modern capitalism. In the 1970's Sennett became one of the founders of The New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University. He has also served as an advisor to UNESCO and as president of the American Council on Work. Mr. Sennett divides his time between New York University and the London School of Economics. His publications include: The Corrosion of Character (W.W. Norton, 1998), Respect in a World of Inequality (2002), and The Culture of the New Capitalism (Yale, 2006). Most recently, Mr. Sennett has explored more positive aspects of labor in The Craftsman (Yale, 2008).

Chung Seoyoung - Continuity
Chung Seoyoung b. 1964 ,Seoul lives and works in Seoul 1989 M.F.A. in Sculpture, Seoul National Universtiy, Seoul 1991 Graduate courses, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste, Stuttgart, Germany 1992-1994 Artist's grant , Baden-Wuerttmberg Art Foundation, Germany 1994-1996 Artist's grant, Landesgraduierte Foerderung, Baden-Wuerttmberg, Germany SOLO EXHIBITIONs 1989 Han Gallery, Seoul 1994 HP Schuster Gallery, Stuttgart 1995 Kumho Gallery, Seoul 2000 Artsonje Center, Seoul Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeongju 2005 Leave the campfire there., Portikus, Frankfurt 2007 On top of the table, please use ordinary nails with small head. Do not use screws., Atlier Hermes, Seoul SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 1997 "Gwangju Biennale", Gwangju "Seoul-Dialog-Hamburg, Hamburg-Dialog-Seoul", International Cultural Factory Kampnagel, Hamburg 1998 "Defrost", Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeongju 1999 "To Infiltrate", alternative space POOL, Seoul 1999 "To Draw a Line", Total Museum, Seoul 2000 "The Song of the Earth", Museum Fridericianum, Kassel 2001 "Promenade in Asia", Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo 2002 "Community and Art", international workshop, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju 2003 "The 50th Venice Biennale", The Korean Pavilion, Venice 2005 "Seoul; Until Now", Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen 2006 Something Mr.C Can't have, KIAF, Seoul

Erzen Shkololli - Transition
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.

Gregory Sholette - Dark Matter
Gregory Sholette is an artist, writer, and an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Queens College, New York. His work has been exhibited at Periferic 8 (Romania), Dia Art Foundation, Anthology Film Archives, and the Museum of Modern Art (NYC), A founding member of the artist's collectives Political Art Documentation/Distribution (PAD/D: 1980-1988), and REPOhistory (1989-2000), he is the co-editor of two recent books, Collectivism After Modernism: The Art of Social Imagination after 1945, (University of Minnesota, 2007); and The Interventionists: A Users Manual for the Creative Disruption of Everyday Life, (MASS MoCA/MIT Press, 2004). He is currently writing a book on the political economy of art for Pluto Press and has co-edited a special issue of Third Text with theorist Gene Ray on the theme "Whither Tactical Media."

Nicolas Siepen - Kriegsmaschine
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.

Sam de Silva - Loyalty
Sam de Silva is a creative producer and media practitioner. He has a multi-disciplinary background and has an interest in tactical media-arts, surveillance research, and protest and mobilisation strategies. Sam has a background in information and communications technologies, and has been a lecturer at the Media and Communications Department at the University of Melbourne. Recently, he has been spending time in Sri Lanka, trying to make sense of the cycles of violence that ripples through the island.

Armin Smailovic - Portrait/Mugshot

Gar Smith - Urban Warfare
Gar Smith, the former editor of Earth Island Journal, currently edits the weekly eco-zine The-Edge. He also is a co-founder of Environmentalists Against War - a group that, according to Smith, is "not [only] opposed to this one [Iraq] war, [but is] opposed to all wars," regardless of the circumstances. Smith previously worked for Friends of the Earth, a group whose stated goal is to pursue "smart, effective strategies to protect the planet from one of the greatest threats ever to our environmental laws - the Bush administration."

Praneet Soi - Narrating a time of war
Educated in India and the United States, Praneet Soi engages two concepts: One is the possibility of recovering a sense of landscape in an epoch of fragmentation and media overload. The other is the challenge of presenting the figure in an age that has reduced the individual to a nullity through surveillance, the circumscription of rights, and total (if at times, undeclared) war. Praneet Soi lives and works in Amsterdam.

Simon Starling - Autoxylopyrocycloboros
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 - Heraklit
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 - Defeat
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 - Resistance
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

Ashok Sukumaran - Insulation
Bio: Ashok Sukumaran studied architecture and media art, and now works principally as an artist, on a range of projects and collaborations involving elements such as electricity, spectacle, doubt, and power. His work is shown and has received awards internationally. He is a co-founder of CAMP, a new space for artistic and research activity based in Mumbai.

Ravi Sundaram - Accident
Ravi Sundaram is a Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi. In 2000 he founded The Sarai programme along with Monica Narula, Jeebesh Bagchi, Ravi Vasudevan and Shuddhabrata Sengupta. Sarai is a programme of the CSDS and one of South Asia’s best known spaces that work on media and urbanism. In Sarai, he works with on research projects on media culture which examine the emerging inter-media junctions in Indian and Asian cities. He has co-edited the critically acclaimed series: the Sarai Readers: The Public Domain (2001), The Cities of Everyday Life(2002), Shaping Technologies (2003), and the Crisis Media(2004), and Frontiers (2007). He is the author of After Media: Urbanism and Pirate culture in Delhi, (Routledge) London (2009). His current work is on urban fear.

James Merle Thomas - Pundit

Stephan Trüby - Homeland Security Advisory System
(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.

Ultrared - War on the poor
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.

Gediminas Urbonas - Pigeon
Gediminas Urbonas is an Associate Professor in the Visual Arts Program at MIT who, along with his partner Nomeda, has established an international reputation for socially interactive and interdisciplinary practice exploring the conflicts and contradictions posed by the economic, social, and political conditions in the former Soviet countries. Combining the tools of new and traditional media, Nomeda and Urbonas's work frequently involves collective activities such as workshops, lectures, debates, TV programs, Internet chat-rooms and public protests that stand at the intersection of art, technology and social criticism. Urbonas is the cofounder of JUTEMPUS interdisciplinary art program, VILMA (Vilnius Interdisciplinary Lab for Media Art), and VOICE, a net based publication on media culture. He and his partner have exhibited at the San Paulo, Berlin, Moscow and Gwangju Biennales – and at Manifesta 4 in Frankfurt/Main – among numerous other international shows, including a solo show at the Venice Biennale and MACBA in Barcelona. They have been awarded a number of high level grants and residency awards, including the Lithuanian National Prize for achievements in the arts and culture (2007); a fellowship at the Montalvo Arts Center in California (2007/08); and a Prize for the Best International Artist at the Gwangju Biennale (2006).

Klaus Viehmann - World War
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 - Surface
Artist from GB, based in Frankfurt.

Peter Weibel - Verfassungskriege
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). Seit Januar 1999 Vorstand des ZKM|Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe

Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss - NATO (as Architectural Critic)
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. 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 - Thanato politics
Eyal Weizman is an Architect based in London. He studied architecture at the Architectural Association in London and completed his PhD at the London Consortium, Birkbeck College. He is the director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Before this role, Weizman was Professor of Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Weizman has taught, lectured, curated and organised conferences in many institutions worldwide. His books include Hollow Land [Verso Books, 2007], A Civilian Occupation [Verso Books, 2003], the series Territories 1,2 and 3, Yellow Rhythms and many articles in journals, magazines and edited books. Weizman is a regular contributors to many journals and magazines and is an editor at large for Cabinet Magazine (New York). Weizman is the recipient of the James Stirling Memorial Lecture Prize for 2006-2007.

Ines Weizman - Arms Race (Architectural)
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 - Mobilization
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 - Coloniality
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.

Raul Zelik - Asymmetric Warfare
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 - Komplizenschaft
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.

Zelimir Zilnik - National Mythomania
Zelimir Zilnik (born 1942, based in Novi Sad, Serbia) From the late 60s, his socially engaged films and documentaries in former Yugoslavia and his unique visual style earned him critical accolade (The Unemployed, 1968, Best Documentary at the Oberhausen festival, 1968; Early Works,1969, Best Film at Berlin Film Festival), but also censorship in the 70s for his unflinching criticism of the government apparatus. Low budget filmmaking and challenging political themes mark Zilnik’s prolific career that includes over 40 feature and documentary films and shorts. Since the 1980s, he has been developing his unique docu-drama language, which he used throughout 1990s to reflect on political tensions, including EU sanctions, the NATO bombings, and Milosevic’s regime. His power to observe and unleash compelling narratives out of the lives of ordinary people is the common thread throughout his documentary and docu-drama work, including 1994’s Tito's Second Time Amongst the Serbs. More recently, his focus has shifted beyond the divided Balkans to question its relationship with the tightening controls of European borders, delving into the heart of issues of refugees and migrants in Fortress Europe (2000), Kenedi Goes back Home (2003), Kenedi: Lost and Found (2005) and Europe Next Door (2005). - Safe Distance
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