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[Nettime-ro] BAK/Utrecht_Undercurrents / On Rhetoric / 3 december 16.00

concerning war 

Undercurrents / On Rhetoric (language and new warfare) 
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. 

3 December 2005 at 16.00 hrs at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst with:
Ayreen Anastas, artist, New York/Bethlehem
Bregje van Eekelen, cultural theoretician, Amsterdam, 
and Rene Gabri, artist, New York/Tehran

In times of war, language is a powerful tool. Terminologies or interpretations regarding the presentation of war 
and political conflicts are often imposed and legitimized by dominant powers. Theoretician Bregje van Eekelen 
and artists Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri critically look at the language currently associated with war through 
the lens of their practice. Against the regulative and exclusive politics of rhetoric, the invited artists and 
intellectuals attempt to revive the nuances of language, its banished or hidden meanings, shed light on its 
complex connotations, and revealing strategies of manipulation.

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: 
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: www.bak- 
Also in Utrecht:

7. 12 till 11. 12. 2005. Impakt Festival 2005
Exhibitions, video programs, music, talks, and other activities about media art. See the Impakt Festival's website 
for all information:
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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