radical connectors flyer

with the friendly support of the

Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Erfurt

stuko logo weimar
the student union, Bauhaus University Weimar

Or what means autonomy today? And how do protest movements (de)form in the 21st Century?

radical connector(s) 01 – a discourse and media-art festival in Weimar, Germany, from October 21st – 24th and October 28th – 31st 2004

worldwide telecommunication is permeating almost all facets of our daily life. the telecom-munications-multi sony ericsson revised its forecast of this year sold mobile-phones worldwide from 550 mill to 600 mill devices.

media let spatial borders between private and public become transient. one’s cellular turns the public space of the subway into a super-private realm while the web cam makes the sleeping-room somewhat public. with the ongoing transition of working routines in communicative situations the office and the factory are leaving their former abode – the factory hall.

the production mode is entering the common sphere of everyday communication. although communicative interconnectedness is constantly expanding the user tend to become more isolated. the mobile-phone and its direct addressability introduce a social practise that stresses more the personal than the impersonal relationships.

we receive a situation, where on one hand the technical capability of media-production has reached the consumer-level, but is used only in a private context. on the other side the active area of the general media public is left to a few corporations monopolising the global mediascape and are effectively forming public conception.

How do social and artistic movements face such situation, and what does it mean for political and artistic autonomy?

radical connector(s) 01 is meant as a survey on social and artistic movements of the last 30 years, which stand out through their very own and unique media-practises. current projects will be introduced, as well as exchange with local initiatives is wanted.

Outdoor screening sessions throughout the events

photo, out door screening session

photo, screening outdoors

video was projected from the boots of  cars

or vacant store windows

radical connector(s) 01 schedule

Thursday 21/10/2004

17:00 – 18:00 reception and overview an all planned activities
18:00 – 19:30 Christian Goerg (lecture): on new and newest social movements -transformations of political protests
20:00 – 22:00 Erick Arellana-Bautista (presentation /screening): multimedia-proletaria Bogota, Colombia

Friday 22/10/2004

16:00 – 17:00 Regina Bittner (lecture): between appropriation and disappropriation of public space in post-socialism
17:30 – 18:30 Mirijam Struppek (presentation): public space – interaction – digital media
19:00 – 20:00 Claudia Reiche (lecture): (De)information – on the Politics of Fictional Figures in Fictitious Times

Saturday 23/10/2004

14:00 – 15:00 Wolfgang Bock (lecture): social movements in transformation
15:30 – 16:30 Roger Behrens, testcard (lecture): pop and politics – a critical review
17:00 – 18:00 Lloyd Dunn (presentation): plagiarism thanks you for interacting
20:30 – 22:00 Franco Berardi, telestreet (lecture): what means autonomy today?
succeeding screening: Telestreet

Sunday 24/10/2004

12:00 -13:00 Matthias Niendorf, University Erfurt (lecture): TO All! – russia, the revolution und radio (1895-1945)
14:00 – 16:00 final-panel:
how do protest movements (de)form in the 21st Century?
17:00 – 18:00 Alexander Klosch, subsignal.org: from tech to polis? – about community networking in current technologies

Part II:

Thursday 28/10/2004

16:00 – 17:00 Diana McCarty, reboot.fm (presentation): what means free media today? – an example: reboot.fm berlin
17:00 – 18:00 T03K,DFM rtv Int (presentation): free (new) media – Amsterdam Skool
18:00 – 19:00 Filmgruppe Chaos (presentation): underground, home movies, independent distribution
20:00 – 22:00 screening of Filmgruppe Chaos’ works

Friday 10/28/2004

10:00 – 20:00 preparation of outdoor intervention in public space
20:00 – 22:00 public screening

Saturday 10/30/2004

10:00 – 20:00 preparation of outdoor intervention in public space
20:00 – 22:00 public screening

Sunday 10/31/2004

10:00 – 18:00 preparation of outdoor intervention in public space
20:00 – 22:00 performance/outdoor screenings
22:00 – 23:00 final discussion
23:00 party


the conference took place at: Herderplatz 03 – 99423 Weimar  > radical connector(s) 01

It takes place in the context of the lecture series City & Protest organised by the alternative_lectures at the Bauhaus-University Weimar with friendly support of the Friedrich Ebert-Foundation (Thuringia), department of the political education of the student union of the Bauhaus-University Weimar, Theaterhaus Weimar e.V., the Experimental Radio-Department of Bauhaus-University Weimar, the media-platform “pingfm” and the cultural initiative “Salon K”.

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