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[Nettime-ro] Concerning War at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht

concerning war 

Undercurrents / On Fear (war machine and threat) 
A series of weekly lectures, conversations, and workshops by artists and theorists on the underlying forces behind the current state 
of warfare. Undercurrents is part of Concerning War, a multi-faceted project on the issue of how war is reflected upon in 
contemporary artistic practice. 

26 November 2005 at 16.00 hrs at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst with:
Pavel Buchler, artist, Manchester, 
Kendell Geers, artist, Brussels, 
and Henk Oosterling, philosopher, Rotterdam

The psychology of fear has long played an important part in the collective sub-conscious of people during wartime. It has been 
used as a potent tool by those in power. Currently fear seems to be a sufficient instrument not only for terrorists, but also for 
governments and political parties. In his lecture philosopher Henk Oosterling looks at the relationship between fear and politics, 
analyzes the current issue of "safety utopia," and relates it to contemporary art practices. Artists Pavel Buchler and Kendall Geers 
discuss the topic of fear in relation to their artistic practice and present some new projects.

Entrance fee: 3 euro, Language: English
Reservation is required. 
A limited number of visitors are welcome to join participants for a light meal following the talk; early reservation and payment of 15 
euro (incl. entrance fee) are required. r.s.v.p.:

Next Undercurrents:
03. 12. 2005 On Rhetoric (language and new warfare), with Ayreen Anastas, artist, New York, Bregje van Eekelen, cultural 
theorist, Amsterdam, and Rene Gabri, artist, New York
10. 12. 2005 On Mutation (post-Cold War and new order), with Viktor Misiano, art critic and curator, Moscow, Sean Snyder, artist, 
Berlin, and YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, artists' collective, Seoul 
17. 12. 2005 On Imagining (options and strategies of resistance), with Benda Hofmeyr, philosopher, Rotterdam, Lars Bang Larsen, 
curator and art critic, Copenhagen, Dieter Lesage, philosopher, Brussels, and Willem de Rooij, artist, Amsterdam
every Saturday 16.00 hrs

*	Concerning War is a project with a multi-faceted format including an exhibition Soft Target. War as a Daily, First-Hand Reality, a 
series of weekly lectures, conversations, screenings, and performances called Undercurrents, as well as a publication that 
consider how the issue of war is reflected upon in contemporary artistic practice.  
*	The Exhibition Soft Target. War as a Daily, First-Hand Reality is on view through 18 December, 2005 at BAK, basis voor actuele 
kunst and Vredenburgpassage, shopping mall Hoog Catharijne, Utrecht. (from Thursday till Sunday, 13.00-19.00 hrs) 
*	The most up-to-date information on Concerning War can always be accessed through our website: 
BAK, basis voor actuele kunst
postbus/P.O. box 19288  3501 DG Utrecht NL
bezoekadres: Lange Nieuwstraat 4, 3512 PH Utrecht NL
T: +31 (0)30 2316125 F: +31 (0)30 2300591
E:  URL:


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