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arnout mik, citizens and subjects

we’re at the dutch pavillon. aernout mik shows some recent works, where he reflects on the situation in a nationstate during ‘the age of paranoia’. multichannel video screens, severe police training, kids wearing uniforms, all in all overwhelmingly set up.

we are all confronted with the situation, that nations restrict the civil rights, homeland security and common mistrust. is there a real threat, or do nations only use this scenery to fundament their status quo? you decide..

yves netzmann, the subjectivisation of..

… Repetitation. The swiss pavillon shows a hybrid between classical paintings and video art. On a huge wall, rotated app. 45 degrees towards the spectator, i see surrealistic paintings of faceless, naked women eating chickenwings, while overlayed by 3d renderings. I can definitely state the fact, that yves is a better painter than 3d modeller. But who cares

herbert brandl, austrian pavillon

homo technologicous

homo technologicous

homo technologicous

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he wont tell me his name. all i found out was, that he is ‘homo technologicous’. walking giardini with some wireless equipment, cellular, gps, tablet pc and whatnot, he was a real eyecatcher. wished to meet him again, but we got this speech barrier since he only spoke italian. i WILL learn this language until biennale09. if the world still exists then..

blowing, 2nd part

spanish pavillon

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Ruben ramos balsa, bowling
two tables, two monitors. Stereo sound that somehow interacts with a tube that does bubbles into a glass of water. weired, melodic sound, from a piano that is used in a cageous style. This is the first stop of our journey through giardini: the spanish pavillon

blowing, 2nd part

Ruben ramos balsa. Spain

here you see the installation from a different perspective. thru a tube, air is being pumped into the glass where it bubbles. on the video screen on the right, a boy blows into the other end of the tube. blowing halt..

ruben balsa, on the waters edge
this is another installation of ruben balsa. one the one side a camera attached to a glass. the other is a beamer, where the cam sends its picture to. if you blow on the surface of the water, the picture on the beamer shows some nice patterns. ruben really seems to be quite into ehrm blowing..

thats where we start our day

thats where we start our day

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Giardini. We gather at the illy spot, where they serve free coffee, as much you can swallow. Love that, coffee makes my brain work faster..

biennale 2007

Show is on...

we (julia staudach, peter scharmüller) arrived at biennale ’07. we are glad to work here, at the press room, where they provide us with free wifi and room to work, with desks and worksphere…

it is the first day of press previews, cameras everywhere. got a little video from youtube in german, where you can see the situation, which is interesting because one seldom sees a press

as journalistic n00bs we are excited to be let into the holy places, and prepare for the following day(s). julia staudach is studying the cataloge we got for a great discount of 50€.

welcome to the tagr coverage of biennale 07, stay tunded, get into arts together with us..

damit flakturm ein faktum bleibt..

FREIRÄUME/N: Zur Logik des Orts

Donnerstag, 22. März 2007, 19.00
Depot: Breitegasse 3, 1070 Wien

Der Kampf um Freiräume schafft Strukturen, die progressive und freie Kulturarbeit ermöglichen. Die Aneigung als aktivistische Praktik ermöglicht eine Neubesetzung von Räumen, um Orte der Autonomie zu schaffen, wo unkommerzielle, experimentielle und emanzipatorische Kunst-, Kultur- und Sozialprojekte verwirklicht werden. Abseits von Normierungsprozessen, Verwertungskontexten und Hierarchien werden Gegenöffentlichkeiten situiert und soziale und kulturelle Netzwerke aufgebaut.

Um erneut einen lebendigen, zeitgemäßen Diskurs zu initiieren, diskutieren AkteurInnen aktueller Projekte über den Begriff und die strukturellen Bedingungen von ‘Freiraum’, über Kollektivierung und Selbstorganisationsprozesse, über die politischen Aspekte von Leerstand, über einsetzende Kriminalisierungs- und Repressionsschleifen und Vereinnahmung. Die Erörterung spezifischer Aneignungs-, Antirepressions- und Legalisierungsstrategien soll den dahinterliegenden politischen Prozess sichtbar machen.

Robert Foltin (Sozialwissenschaftler)
Markus Hafner (Faktum Flakturm)
Lilo Nein (Künstlerin)
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