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01 . Ron Wakkary          . The Registration of An Artwork by
                            Allan McCollum a co-production
                            of the Museum of Modern Art
                            and Stadium@dia
02 . Sven Spieker         . NEW IN ARTMargins
04 . Oleg Kireev          . mailradek no. 14 (I.Aristarkhova on
                            the Russia's support of  Serbia)
05 . T. McKenna           . AllChemical
06 . Axel Bruns           . M/C - Call for Contributors
07 . Yael Kanarek         . Ted TerboLizard --> PIXEL
08 . intima               . Oppera Teorettikka Internettikka - online
09 . Station Rose         . Station Rose WEBCAST_Newsletter 4.99
10 . teo                  . I was a soldier on Kosovo
11 . teo                  . a discussion about selling
12 . VREDE                . ANTI-WAR ACTION UPDATE (fwd)

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Date:  Sat, 3 Apr 1999 12:01:25 +0100
From: Ron Wakkary <>
Subject:  ann! ...  The Registration of An Artwork by Allan McCollum a
co-production 	of the Museum of Modern Art and Stadium@dia

For Immediate Release
March 1999


A comprehensive Web subsite produced by The Museum of Modern Art accompanies
the exhibition The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect.  The subsite will
include introductory text, a checklist of works in the exhibition, a
selection of 25 images of works from the show with commentary, and links to
information about the exhibition's public programs.
Two artists featured in The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect created online
works as part of the exhibition. Allan McCollum's The Registration of an
Artwork, realized in collaboration with Ron Wakkary and co-produced by
Stadium@Dia and The Museum of Modern Art, includes an idiosyncratic
compilation of the many layers of information surrounding his work
Collection of Four Hundred and Eighty Plaster Surrogates (1982/89), on view
in the exhibition. It includes exhaustive information on the artist's
assistants, material suppliers, condition reports, front and verso
photographs of the hundreds of components of the work, and links to related
subjects. Employing "the museum registration process as a metaphor for the
registration of an artwork into history," this project speaks to the
museum's disposition toward fastidious record keeping and meticulous
research, while superimposing an alternative model of priorities, one that
is highly personal.
"This Web project concerns the making of meaning," says McCollum.  "An
artwork often enters the register of history by way of 'supplemental'
information that conditions the art object itself: its provenance, its
condition, its critical reception, the artist's other works, the storage
costs, and so on.  I am amplifying all these supplements to include so many
references and cross-references that the whole conventional process of
making meaning is problematized, brought into view, made visible."
Fred Wilson's online project, Road to Victory (1999)-titled after the
Museum's  1942 exhibition that included photographs of the United States at
war-explores The Museum of Modern Art's memory of itself: namely, the
institution's photographic archive.  Constructing narratives through
juxtapositions and connections between documentary images and text borrowed
from the archive, Wilson reveals much of what, though visible, is not on
display: the Museum's visitors, staff, exhibition graphics, and wall texts.
Wilson says Road to Victory is "about the Museum's lost social agenda.
These archival photographs expose the Museum's use of didactic material to
persuade the public of its liberal point of view as well as its aesthetic
ideas."  Wilson further explores this image bank in a wall installation
created for The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect, Art in Our Time, named
after the exhibition celebrating the Museum's tenth anniversary in 1939.
The address of the subsite for The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect is  The projects by Alan McCollum and Fred
Wilson are linked from this page. The Web site and online artists' projects
are made possible by The Contemporary Arts Council and The Junior Associates
of The Museum of Modern Art.
*	*	*
The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect is made possible by the Contemporary
Exhibition Fund of The Museum of Modern Art, established with gifts from
Lily Auchincloss, Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro, and Jo Carole and Ronald S.
Lauder.  The artists' commissions are made possible by The Bohen Foundation.
Additional support is provided by The International Council of The Museum of
Modern Art.  The accompanying publication is supported by The Andy Warhol
Foundation for the Visual Arts.

For further information, please contact Graham Leggat, Assistant Director,
Department of Communications, at 212/708-9752 or
Visit our Web site at
No. 24

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Date: Sat, 3 Apr 1999 09:18:43 -0800
From: Sven Spieker <>
Subject: NEW IN ARTMargins



NEW IN ARTMargins ...










contemporary eastern/central european visual culture
voice mail/805.893.7626

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Date: Fri, 02 Apr 1999 21:59:09 +0100
From: Reclaim the Streets! <> (by way of genetics

Please forward to any interested groups or lists, mail outs & websites...
the more the merrier.
Please print in any papers or mags until May 1st 1999.

        Reclaim the Streets: Party Line - meet at Tower of London, 2pm,
Saturday 1st May
        (Party Line terminates at Clapham Common May Day Festival).

        Penalty fares and other anti-fare-dodging measures have made the
tube strictly for the wealthy and a luxury for those on low incomes. Also
the government's plans for privatisation will prioitise private profit
before passengers. The public private partnership (PPP) has been sidelined
because of city complaints that it is not profitable enough for them and now
Prescott plans a full scale sell-off of the tube.
        Attacks against the pay and conditions of the tube workers, like
those of other public sector workers, continue. Collective action by rail
unions is undermined by anti-strike legislation whilst LUL management divide
and rule union bosses. London's tube system is already the most expensive
and fares will spiral higher as private profit is levied at our expense. As
with the fragmentation of BR,. health & safety will be put at risk, services
will be cut, and large scale redundancies and casualisation will bolster the
public subsidies which will be given to these vulture capitalist companies.

We can turn it into a place to get together, meet, chat, enjoy, play, party
& make new friends.

Choose your theme, redecorate & entertain. Show solidarity with the tube



General info: Reclaim the Streets: 0171 281 4621;
LONDON MEETING EVERY TUESDAY 7pm  - Room 33a, Lower Basement, King's
College, Strand; (Temple tube).

June 18th 1999: global carnival against capital in financial centres...
For further info visit:
*Subscribe to for dialogue and info-share*
the subject box (if that doesn't work, try putting it in the text space!)

Next London J18 meeting March 27th, Uni. of London
Union, Malet Street. Nearest station, Euston. Nearest tube, Goodge Street.
1pm onwards.

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To receive info about genetics only, subscribe to <>
For info on RTS only, subscribe to <>, specifying "RTS
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For a copy of Reclaim The Streets: The Film contact 0181 802 0466 or e-mail

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Date:  Mon, 5 Apr 1999 23:32:58 +0400 (WSU DST)
From: Oleg Kireev <>
Subject:  ann! ...  mailradek no. 14 (I.Aristarkhova on the Russia's
support of  Serbia)

The "mailradek" project is a non-regular posting of subjective commentaries
on political themes. The information about the project is available on the
Website (in Russian):

Everybody who doesn't receive it can send a "subscribe english mailradek" or
"subscribe russian mailradek" (a more often and full version) e-mail to, and I'll include him into the mailing list.
	Address: Russia 117333 Moscow, Vavilova 48-237, tel.: (095) 137 71 31,

							Text no.76

Bloody Russian
        Naturally, we must be unconditionally against NATO's bombings of
However here I would like to elaborate on what stands behind the Russian
for and obsession to defend the Serbs. In order to think through why
Russians defend
Serbs so much I must refer to the so-called Russian Soul.
        As has been the case in Russia many times in the course of this
century, it is the communists with their duplicitous simplicity who have
best expressed the multi-faceted essence of our Russian Soul. Recently they
had clearly embodied the anti-Semitic feature of the Russian soul and its
nationalist rhetoric, now Zuganov adds another feature: "Serbs have Kosovo,
we had Chechnya. So what - we could have been bombed too?" Here he invokes a
mythical, no doubt Slavonic, brotherhood with the Serbs. By linking
Russians' and Serbs' relation to their 'others-within' through a comparison
of Kosovo and Chechnya, Zuganov points out that the possibility of our
brotherhood comes not so much from any mythical historical, ethnic,
religious or other grounds, but from the similarity of our strategies of
denying the 'others-within' our national polities.
	Thus, the widely spread defence of Yugoslavia, Milosevic or Serbs
in the
name of 'our common Slavonic roots' cannot be sustained. In fact it has
nothing to do with those people who are killed by NATO and/or by the
Yugoslavian army. It's only a useful tool to defend ourselves, Russians, and
our history of repressing ethnic minorities. To defend our Russian self from
the weight of history and empire. Many in Russia have expressed it like
this: 'We are next'. But why us you might ask? Zuganov's articulation of the
Kosovo/Chechnya connection as  basis for possible persecution by 'the West'
answered that question. 'Us' because of the way we deal with our own ethnic
        Brotherhood based on the blood of Kosovo's Albanians and the Chechen
people -  this is what seems to ground our national imaginary as and with
the 'Russian Soul'. It also seems to ground Pan-Slavism today. By 'cleaning'
the Serb killings, Russians try very hard to clean our bloody Russian Soul
and thus retropectively articulate the war in Chechnya as a legitimate
"defence of Motherland".
        Thus the constitution of the Russian soul through metaphorical
articulations of 'blood' relations with other Slavs enacts a strategic
erasure of the very real bloody sacrifices of its others such contitution is
based upon. That is why ultimately "soul is only a word that refers to
something about the body". And the notion of the Russian Soul historically
is used time and again to protect and empower Russian bodies within our
heterogenous land.

Irina Aristarkhova

INFO: Many political manifestations in March were connected with the
criminal case provoked by the Krasnodar FSB. Three young people are
imprisoned for several months for the accusation of an attempt to explode
the Krasnodar governor Kondratenko's office. One of them is Larisa Romanova,
an anarchist zine editor, who is pregnant and is kept in monstrous
conditions, two others are younger then 20. The case against them is
extremely weak, says Romanova's lawyer S.Markelov. The regional press had
broadly proclaimed the history of Kondratenko's assassination attempt (even
before the court). He himself made a show of personal greeting the
militioners who arrested these people. No doubt, the populist-nationalist
governor Kondratenko benefits very much from this case: the regional
elections are on their way!

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Date: Mon, 5 Apr 1999 11:37:11 -1000
From: T. McKenna <>
Subject: AllChemical


Please consider joining us at the event described below:

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P O Box 677
Honaunau, HI 96726
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Date: 05 Apr 99 18:13:18 +1000
From: Axel Bruns <>
Subject: M/C - Call for Contributors

                    M/C - A Journal of Media and Culture

                            Call for Contributors

The University of Queensland's award-winning journal of media and culture,
M/C, is looking for new contributors. M/C is a crossover journal between
the popular and the academic. Initiated by cultural critic David Marshall
and supported by a variety of contributors from the University of
Queensland and elsewhere, it is a journal that is set to be a premier site
of cultural debate on the Net. M/C's incisive and insightful articles,
presented in a Website that is well-designed and easy to navigate, have
already won a number of Web awards.

M/C issues are each organised around a theme. Future issues will deal with
concepts such as 'flesh', 'pop', 'desire', 'machine', and 'food'. For these
issues, we're looking for article contributors -- please contact us if you
think you have an interesting contribution to make on any of these topics.
M/C is a blind- and peer-reviewed journal. Australian academics should note
that articles in M/C are classified in the DEETYA category 'C1', as long as
they are connected to new research.

To see what M/C is all about, check out our Website, which contains all the
issues released so far, at <>. To find out how and
in what format to contribute your work, visit
<>. We're also welcoming submissions
to our companion publication M/C Reviews, an ongoing series of reviews of
events in culture and the media. M/C Reviews is available at

These are the M/C issues scheduled for 1999:

'flesh' - article deadline: 23 Apr. 1999

Underneath all our disguises, we're all ultimately made of flesh and bone
-- a fact that has caused much fascination with 'flesh' throughout the
history of human thought. Flesh has become a symbol, good or bad, in many
religions, and while many people today do whatever it takes to live out
their material, bodily existence to the fullest, just as many attempt to
overcome the limitations of the flesh -- by attaining higher levels of
spiritual purification, or through the latest developments in VR
technology, which promise the ability to leave the human 'meat' behind.
Animal meat, of course, is similarly a centre of much debate, sometimes
sparking violent clashes between vegetarians and meat-eaters. These ideas
and more will be fleshed out in the third issue of M/C in 1999 -- first
come, first served!

          issue release date: 6 May 1999

'pop' - article deadline: 4 June 1999

It would be easy to take a highbrow approach to popular culture, condemning
it outright -- many academics still do. Cultural studies, however, is
centrally concerned with pop in all its forms, be they pop music,
mainstream cinema, popular fiction, or anything else that has captured the
attention of a large slice of the public. What makes things popular? What
are the processes behind the production and worship of popular culture?
Where are the boundaries to populism? Can mainstream appeal and artistic
integrity exist in combination, or are they mutually exclusive? Does
anybody really <I>like</I> to listen to the Spice Girls? Our answers to
these questions mightn't always be popular, but should make for an
interesting read anyway. Have some popcorn ready, perhaps?

        issue release date: 17 June 1999

'desire' - article deadline: 16 July 1999

For the tenth issue of M/C, and as close to our anniversary as it gets,
perhaps it's appropriate that our attention should turn to one of the most
basic, most powerful driving forces in anything humans do. M/C itself,
admittedly, was begun partly out of a desire for recognition -- but we're
not alone in this. People desire anything, from a cool glass of water to
peace on earth, and how they go about fulfilling their desires can be as
fascinating (or as frightening) as the desires themselves. Our desire in
this issue is to publish a number of thought-provoking articles -- judge
for yourselves whether we achieve this goal.

           issue release date: 29 July 1999

'machine' - article deadline: 27 Aug. 1999

To point out that machines permeate our lives surely means stating the
obvious; to use a machine to make this observation only heightens the
irony. On a historical scale, it's only been a short time since the
industrial revolution, and much less since the invention of modern
computers, but where would we be without them, today? (Some would say:
'better off'.) Are machines a threat, as many science fiction writers have
forecast, or will they ultimately free us from our tedious chores? The
questions have been around for decades -- now M/C writers will fire up
their word processors to add their ideas to the debate.

            issue release date: 9 Sep. 1999

'food' - article deadline: 8 Oct. 1999

>From the last issue's technological focus we return to a thoroughly
biological topic, and (to get the inevitable pun out of the way right now)
hope to provide much food for thought. Along with air and water, food
belongs to the bare necessities in life; on the other hand, and perhaps
because of its all-important position, it has become a cause for much
celebration and ritual in most human cultures. Cooking is an art form, we
are what we eat -- more to the point, perhaps, we are what we ingest on any
number of levels, from tangible meals to the diet which our eyes and ears
receive every day. Our contribution to this is a feast of articles -- bon

         issue release date: 21 Oct. 1999

'end' - article deadline: 19 Nov. 1999

Yes, officially it's not the end of the millennium for another year yet,
but of course at the end of the 1900s everybody is going to party like it's
1999. Apart from those that fear the world is coming to an end, of course
-- be it because of an impending religious judgment day, or more
prosaically as a result of the chaos caused by the Y2K bug. In any event,
it's timely for M/C to look at the idea of the 'end', as a fitting final
issue for the second volume of the journal. Fears or hopes for a final
event have been put to serve many ends ('the future's uncertain but the end
is always near', as the song goes) -- in our case, to inspire a collection
of fascinating, and hopefully not too gloomy articles. Don't worry,
though: this is certainly not the end of M/C (barring any divine
interventions, that is).

        issue release date: 2 Dec. 1999

'future' - article deadline: 31 Dec. 1999

As every ending is a new beginning, what better time to look into our
crystal balls and toward the future than in this, the first post-Y2K issue?
Providing that the Internet, or global technology in general, hasn't failed
completely, we'll engage with the concept of 'future'. What will the 2000s
bring? With most of the fin-de-siËcle anxiety behind us, will rational
thought take hold again? Will there be a new era of global cooperation? Or
will this be the millennium in which humanity terminates itself, through
wars, ecological destruction, or biological devastation? Will technology
save us, or destroy us? Will there be a remake of 2001: A Space Odyssey,
with Bill Gates as the voice of HAL? One thing is certain, at least: there
will be another volume of M/C.

           issue release date: 14 Jan. 2000

We're looking forward to your articles !

                                                          Axel Bruns

M/C - A Journal of Media and Culture        
The University of Queensland            

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From: (Yael Kanarek)
Subject: Ted TerboLizard --> PIXEL
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 14:47:52 -0400

PIXEL,'s digital gallery is proud to present the series VJDJ
Zero Zero by multimedia artist Ted TerboLizard:

The VJDJ Zero Zero series was built for a performance in New
York City at the Postmasters Gallery, in conjunction with the SoHo Arts
Festival. Each of the screens has an animated visual loop and audio
soundtrack that were downloaded in real-time off the internet using two
computers--then seamlessly mixed and layered together for street level
viewing on a 16"x12" video screen and sound system.

Ted TerboLizard is a multimedia artist living in San Francisco, California.
His early web work with was among the first three websites
included in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern
Art, and his interactive pieces have appeared in digital art shows and
performance venues Internationally.  TerboLizard has been documented in
numerous books, magazines and websites, as well as appearing on PBS, NBC
Europe, NHK Japan and the BBC World Service.  He is also a regular
contributor to Zavtone Magazine, Tokyo.

Along with contributing to a number of net destinations, Terbo Ted is
currently working on his fourth CD of electronic music, which will be
self-published mid-1999.

A live chat event with Ted TerboLizard will take place on April 22, at 4 PM
EST (16:00 New York time). Questions may be submitted in advance:

+ + +

PIXEL,'s digital gallery is dedicated to the exploration of
art, technology and interaction. PIXEL encourages interaction between
visitors to the site by offering a variety of channels for communication as
part of the cyber-community services provided by

PIXEL>Lingo, a recently added feature, presents a glossary of terms used by
the featured artists in conjuction with their work:

+ + +

Yael Kanarek
Curator of PIXEL's online gallery
212 886-0015

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Date:  Wed, 7 Apr 1999 23:36:32 +0200
From: "intima" <>
Subject:  ann! ...  Oppera Teorettikka Internettikka - online

... this is the sound of
blood, pain, fear, trauma, loneliness, anxiety and suffering...

Oppera Teorettikka Internettikka
(stromajer is singing the theory of internet)

! - - - now available online - - - !

- 38 minutes -

how to listen:
1. start your realaudio software
2. go to: "file" - "open location"
3. type (or copy this line):

compression: 28.8 mono, full response, 11025 Hz, 16-bit

created and performed by igor stromajer
recorded live, march 18th, 1999

more info:
intima virtual base

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Date:  Thu, 8 Apr 1999 04:09:37 +0100
From: Station Rose <>
Subject:  ann! ...  Station Rose WEBCAST_Newsletter 4.99

Station Rose/STR_______ LIVE-WEBCASTING @ home _____

STReaming April_1 EDITION (Sendung No.30 & beyond)

Dear Gunafa Netizens,

this is the Station Rose WEBCAST_Newsletter 4.99

TOPIC: Webcasts No.33-35 :
webcasting LIVE audio & video in realtime-20sec.

---> No.33__THU/8/4/99:  STR Multimedia Jam Session.
---> No.34__FRI/9/4/99: "STR im Gespraech" with Geert Lovink.
        on : Techno_Kritik, Multimedia,  Clubbing, Kommunikative Sphaeren,
Design, Text,
               Electric Minds, Interfaces, Netzalltag (recorded at
Westwerk, Hamburg 12/98).
---> No.35__SUN/11/4/99:  Public Brain Session. 300 BPM/RPM.  Neuro Disco.

STReaming Schedule:
time: 9-10p.m. central european time
anfahrt: ISDN, or as low as 28.8
content: Art & Digital Bohemian Activities

<--------- backward:
STR has started with webcasting during the exhibition "crossLinks"
in Berlin, 1/99.  Since 4/2/99 we send from the Frankfurt Studio-
live-mixing soundz&visuals. From time to time "STR im Gespraech" happens
with studio guests.

-------->> forward:
A) forthcoming WEBCASTS @home:
     webcasts  36/15.4.99; webcasts  37 /16.4.99, webcasts  38 /18.4.99
B) STR -Events during "Art Frankfurt" Fair:  24.4., 10pm,  Rotari Club:
    Inszenierung of an "electronic fireplace". online-party incl.Webcasting +
    Highlights aus "Best of Trolley-Tour & Digital Archive".
    25.4:. Kunstrundgang : STR-Installation on from 2pm.
C) "best of Webcasting 1"at RADIO X/Frankfurt: 28.4.99

D) "Gunafa Clubbing II" coming up at Space Place
      premiere in may!

The actual "Streaming_Gunafa_99_Schedule" can be found at
STR is the 1st webcasting station in Frankfurt.
important: as the sessions are realtime multimedia art, they will not be

Dislocation is Cool.
Cyberspace is our land!
 Gunafa !

STATION ROSE hypermedia (Elisa Rose & Gary Danner)
*"1st decade" (1988-98) - Das BUCH. ISBN : 3-85266-082-3
* Frankfurt Community <>
* homepage <>

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Date: Thu, 08 Apr 1999 08:56:51 +0200
From: teo <>
Subject: I was a soldier on Kosovo

Hi !

The war on Kosovo is too close, I know those places and people too well not
to be touched by it. Here are some short thoughts about it with links to
two (let's say works about it. Would you mind to add the following
text to your list ?

best regards



It doesn't matter if the "progress", "humanity", "equality", "human
rights", "success", "freedom", "independace" and other virtues of the
Western paradigm are concentrated in the blades of Serbian slaughterers or
in the heads of the NATO's missiles, the fact is, that they both, hand in
hand, spread the paradigm of the West over the last "behindhand" piece of
the West, if they are conscious of it or not.

Albanian on Kosovo live in big, patriarhal families, with hundered years
old rules. They are most sheppards, they build few meters high walls around
their houses, they send their sons to the West to earn money and send it
back to the senior of the family. When the son is "mellow" for the
marriage, the senior buys him a bride. With all other customes and culture
of they own, they were a "foreign body" in the "cradle" of the Western

And I feel, like a fairy tale from yesterday is dieing...

The paradigm of the West triumph in all it's brilliance and force; Who
don't swear on pacifism,  human rights or "humanity", consumes "justice",
"sovereignity" or "U.S. cavalry", always coming in the last moment to save
good guys (we know from the movies).

War and death are in Western eyes aesthetic to that extent, that war became
a clinical clean "surgery", where soldiers are high-tech operators, sitting
in safe, air-conditioned spaces, following their targets on the screens and
destroying them with pressing buttons on their devices.

Are from the kid's computer games moving on the battle field; and

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Date: Thu, 08 Apr 1999 08:52:24 +0200
From: teo <>
Subject: a discussion about selling


We are organising the 5 th international festival of computer arts in
Maribor, Slovenia
For the program, the idea is to problematise the act of selling the works. The concept is the following:


Before the festival, a group of different experts will be separated in two
groups: one will speak in favour of artist, the other one in favour of
buyer. The whole discussion will be online with help of e-mail. This will
be the "negotiations" about selling and buying the work with all
practical juridical, technical and cultural problems, connected with the
act of possessing the work.


The art-project in Maribor will be:
a) the exhibition of printed mails, that will uncover and try to estetisise
the act of negotiations and all the backgrounds of selling the art (
in this case) work.

	The negotiations and all other kind of communication is the engine
of the
most things happening in the world, from politics to business and all other
spheres of the public life. This fact is always and everywhere hidden (even
if there are negotiations between Serbs and Albanians, together with
European mediators for example, only the results are published in public).
The negotiations are never known to anybody, it always happens behind the
closed doors. And the negotiatons (with this word I mean all kind of
communication between two parts, in art this is artist on one and
gallerist, curator, buyer, etc. on the other side) are the necessary
"engine" of anything what  happens in art too. And I would wish to bare it
in this project.

b) the act of selling the work will be the live "performance" in
the audience in Maribor.

	It is the important and "sweet" moment for artist, who gets the
funds to cover his needs and for buyer, who now possesses the object of his
passion to the art works. But this act, the act of selling, usually happens
"behind the curtain" too, only if a work is given as a present, it is
followed by the publicity then. But it is a very important part of the "art
world" today and with this act of "getting cheque in public" I would wish
to open a discourse on that fact.


This art project will be followed with a (live in Maribor at 12 th or 13 th
of May 1999) discussion about the - the value of works, the
conditions of selling and buying, the problems of archivating the
work etc. , based on the ideas and experiences, we will get in the act of
selling (online "negotiations") the project.

The online forum will be from the 10 th of April to 10 th of May 1999 via
e-mail ( You can
follow it on

who did agree so far to participate in the on-line discussion (some the
explanations beside are unoffical):


Josephine Bosma

Simon Biggs - Consultant Curator, Digital Imaging Gallery
National Museum of Photography, Film & Television

Steve Dietz - Walker art Centre

Alex Galloway - Webmaster for RHIZOME (, a leading
platform for new media art. He recently co-curated "Some of My Favourite
Web Sites Are Art," an online internet art exhibition, and has written on
the theoretical aspects of new technologies.

Rachel Green - rhizome

Mark Tribe - rhizome

Timothy Murray - Professor of English and Acting Director of The Society
for the Humanities Cornell University

Yukiko Shikata - art critic and  curator at Artlab, Tokyo; Japan editor of
World Art.

Alan Sondheim - lecturer and theorist, editor of Being On Line: Net

Myron Turner - Manitoba University

Association Apsolutno - the production of apsolutno started in the field of
fine arts. gradually, it has developed to include not
only aesthetic, but also cultural, social and political
aspects. the work of apsolutno is based on an
interdisciplinary research into reality, with the aim
to make it open to new readings. this is an open
process, which focuses on diverse phenomena in the
surroundings, and therefore requires continuous
perceptiveness in order for such phenomena or places to
be noticed, understood, interpreted or marked. projects
are often realized in public spaces or in locations for
specific purposes  (such as a shipyard, a bridge,
cemetery, borders etc.).
the artistic conception is based on the principle that
the way to the global, i.e., universal, is through the
local. therefore, projects typically start in a
response to a sociological, cultural or political
stimulus from the immediate surroundings.

Gilane Tawadros - Director of the Institute of International Visual Arts

Tapio Makela - Writer, critic, media maker and distributor

Hans Ulrich Obrist  -  curator

jean-philippe halgand - artist

Olu Oguibe - Chair in African Art, at University of South Florida, Convenor
of the 2nd
Johannesburg Biennale conference,
co-editor of Nka: Journal of Contemporary Art.

Brian Goldfarb - curator and a digital artist, currently a professor at the
University of Rochester, previous curator at the New Museum of Contemporary
Art in New York City

Lev Manovich -

Jon Ippolito - artist, writer, and Assistant Curator of Media Arts at the
Guggenheim Museum


The buyer will be the Ljubljana State Gallery, the work is

The conclusions of this discussion will be collected in the "contract
between the artist and the buyer", where all the aspects, statements and
doubts of the forum will be included, or in the "explanation", why the
artist and the buyer didn't find the way, the both sides would agree.

best regards

Teo Spiller

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From: VREDE <>
Subject: ter info
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 1999 13:22:48 +0200


The following is information received or collected over the last few days
(please continue to feed us with more information) :

Austria :
1) On Friday, 9, April, there will be a preparatory meeting in order to
organise a rally on Saturday, 17. April in Vienna; we hope to create a very
broad coalition of democratic forces.
2) A proposal was made by activists to establish a vigil similar to the
Belgrade Women in Black, i.e. that people in black clothing will meet on a
specified day every week in the same place in the city to manifest in a more
silent manner their opposition to the war (distribution of leaflets is
planned); this should be started in several Austrian cities from friday, 16.
April, on and should be continued even when NATO-bombing is stopped (because
the conflict will not be solved afterwards).

Belgium :
It is stricly forbidden to take any kind of action in Brussels until April
18. A joint action of peace movements is nevertheless sought for (for next
week), based on a common text opposing the war and repression.

France :
Rallies and demonstration on April 9-10-11 in most provincial cities.
A national day of action is called for Wednesday 14 by a broad range of
organizations, associations, unions, political parties.
c/o Mouvement de la Paix fax 33 140 11 57 87 e-mail

Great-Britain :
National demonstration "stop NATO bombing of Yugoslavia", Sunday 11 April,
assemble Victoria Embankment in London at noon, rally Trafalagar Square, 2
organized by the Committee for peace in the Balkans, support by the Campaign
for nuclear disarmament
Speakers will include Tonny Benn MP, Alice Mahon MP, Tam Dalyell MP, Bruce
Kent, John Pilger, CND Chair Dave Knight
Messages of support can be sent to fax 44 1 422 251 888

Italy :
After the huge demonstration in Rome last Saturday (over 100,000 people), a
new one is planned for this Saturday 11.
On Sunday, actions will be taken at NATO bases.
Support to Associazione per la pace, fax 39 06 884 17 49

Le Mouvement de la Paix (French Peace Movement)
139 bd Victor Hugo / F - 93400 ST-OUEN (or

Vrede vzw
Galgenberg 29
9000 Gent - Belgium
0032/(0)9/233.46.88 (tel)
0032/(0)9/233.56.78 (fax)

[yet another anti-war statement - open letter by Karen Talbot - and a
Flemish press release by Vrede vzw deleted. They will both be available
soon at though - fokky]

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