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[Nettime-ro] WORLD-EX-POSITION 08WORLD-EX-POSITION 08, April 26 – Mai 15 2008

*e-artnow*: 24.04.2008
WORLD-EX-POSITION 08WORLD-EX-POSITION 08, April 26 – Mai 15 2008
WORLD-EX-POSITION Erotic Union, Open Space and LAB factory

Open Space
Zentrum für Kunstprojekte
Lassingleithnerplatz 2
1020 Wien
(+43) 699 115 286 32
Phone: +43 699 115 286 32
Contact: Alexander Nikolic

April 26 – Mai 15 2008

Parallel Opening in Open Space|| LABfactory
25.04.2008, 19.00 – 21.00

Press Launch 24.04.2008, 11.00 – 12.00
Open Space – Zentrum für Kunstprojekte


25.04.2008 19.00 LABfactory
sister0 "My First Burial"
Jessie Darlin" "I was a teenage porn star"
Moderation: Alexander Nikolić / Thomas Jelinek
Live: shazalakazoo
DJ: White Girl

 *26.04.2008. *19:00 *LAB*factory*
audio/talk performance
*Johannes Grenzfurthner / monochrom "The innermost Unifier"
Moderation: Alexander Nikolić / Thomas Jelinek

*30.04.2008 *21:30* LAB*factory*
lecture performance
*Dr.* *Richard Barbrook  "Imaginary futures"*
*Moderation:* *Stefan Lutschinger
DJ: Ohrgasmus

*10.05.2008 *20:00* LAB*factory*
streaming Laboratory
*XLTerrestrials "Transmigration Of the Telepresent"
In Kooperation mit, und Press/Play in
Moderation: Alexander Nikolić / Ppod Yvol
DJ: Alexander Nikolić+ Ppod Yvol

 *Paricipating* *Artists || Open Space & LABfactory*

*Jesper Alvaer* *the banana tree stereoscope* *Dr. Richard Barbrook* *Imaginary
futures* *cuntstun*t *Take it as a Gift!  **Jesse Darlin"* *I was a teenage
porn star*  *Lukas Pusch  **Vienna Vodoo"* *Johannes Grenzfurthner -
monochrom* *The Innermost Unifier*  *Mario Grubisic* *utopia-expo* *Ira
Hadzic* *Visoko-Flying High* *Rudi Hübl* *Art&Culture Sausages **Stefan
Lutschinger* *Performer, Blogger and* *author* *Kazimir Malevic* *black
cross -sketch 1985 **Stefan Rusu  **Lazo | Sars Opera | Jeres **sister0* *My
first Burial **societé réaliste* *Minist?¨re de l'Architecture. MA:
Temporary Free Zones* *Shazalakazoo*  - *live! **breakbeat/folk/electronica*.
*Christoph Theiler* -*wechselstrom* *Reply*  *Tanya Ury* *Whos Boss | Boss
Rune **XLTerrestrials*‚ *Transmigration Of the Telepresent **Zampa di Leone*

*The proposed WORLD- EXPO in 1991 for Vienna did not succeed due to a poll
result asking the citizens of the city for consent. We don't ask. Not at
all. We even wouldn't, not that we would know whom to ask. Yet, did you know
the eldest pyramids in the world to be built in Bosnia-Herzegovina? If the
mummies would suddenly awake and appear, what would they think? In Balkan
regions you will hear a running joke frequently: "Here, still nothing has
changed" or a variation: "Who turned back the time?"

The buzz of World-Exposition was conceived in 1995 and considered to be
conduit breaking. An epoch making first one to be planned, arranged and
carried out of two Countries. First World-Exposition in Vienna took place in
1873 - its former office, today is premise of LABfactory.

A parallel to 1995 was that to 1873, the Balkan Peninsula countries freed
themselves of Ottoman Empire. They fought for and presented themselves as
newly independent states - the planned World Fair 1995 should open a similar
perspective. Man in charge agreed to theme their master plan "bridges into
the future" - a metaphoric overkill concealing a profitable concept: to
subordinate former eastern regions economically through a Utopia of
"democratisation" for those who found their self finally at liberty from
Real Socialism.

Today, time stands still - still for too many. Opposing this we will cross
those bridges to future – marching. "world-ex-position" exhibit will guide
us where to go, and how to proceed from here, everyone is free to decide on
their behalf.

ARTISTS | Guide*

*Sister0 *is performer working with experimental media concerned with
disorientated, ostracized, banished or imperilled bodies of knowledge and
interested in the transmission and retrieving of them. *Jesse Darlin"* works
across the platforms of performance, live music, literature, collage,
illustration and "experimental living," moving into and becoming the
spectacle in order to transcend it. In her performance lecture,* I was a
teenage porn star*, she will go through why she"s against the sex industry
but pro-porn; take the gaze back from the hands of Grosse Kapital.
- Popd Yvol *employs strategy for reversing engineering phallic-centric
rocket-style science and industry. By using art-portal, they wish look
inward and face-to-face to illuminate the dubious dual enterprise that is
taking place.* *

*Johannes Grenzfurthner - monochrom *uses different historical and current
examples (especially from the area of the hardware/software-industry).
Johannes Grenzfurthner gives a theoretical and applied overview on the
musical genre of corporate anthems by taking the issues, such as the
advancement of pre-capitalism to post-capitalism (ie. the form of
organisation for all social relations in a particular economical ideology),
the most dominant type of organisation of the post-capitalist endeavour. Yet
this is where contradictions within, and indeed clashes of interest take a
step back behind the curtain of the "community". The return to old ideas of
community also brings with it certain forms of rituals, like the usage of a
corporate anthem.

*Dr. Richard Barbrook *traces the early days of the Internet, beginning
from a pivotal point at the 1964 World"s Fair, in what critics are  saying
is the most well-researched and original account of  cyber-technology among
contemporary works. Crucially, he argues that had the past been different,
our technological and political present would not be what it is today. *Stefan
Lutschinger *is a proletarian bohemian and a departed on holiday. He works
in the fields of digital art, recreational robotics, mass agitation art and
anthropology of the post-human.* *
*Jaesper Alvar* focuses on our living conditions.*  Société
Réaliste*proposed to show an extract from its ongoing project
*Minist?¨re de l'Architecture*. The production takes the form of an
administration devoted to work on various aspects of the politics of the
space. In Vienna, Société Réaliste shows the second chapter of a *Minist?¨re
de l'Architecture*'s research project about territorial membranes. This
partition specifically concerns the possibility of reshaping European
autonomous territories in a more ergonomic way than now.

*cuntstunt *is a zine, which we like to understand as a feminist
"Handapparat", a subjective compilation of texts, drawings and collages,
coming from the fields of feminism, anarchism, sexuality, queer theory and
music, somewhere in between. Its something like a "best of" of collected

*Zampa di Leone *works within the parameters of cultural activism in the
Balkan region. Their first fanzine, "In the Arse of the Balkans", which
parodies an entire movement of balkanization of art practices. Their
experiment of aesthetic reformulation of the Balkans created its
anti-history of sorts.* *Whereas *Lukas Pusch *brings together realities
which are usually separated by border fences and restricted areas. *Ira
Hadzic *brings euphoric plans for the future in a region of Europe where
globalisation is only just starting to take effect into fore.
*Ira*introduces the newly discovered pyramids that fulfil multiple
they act as a beacon of hope, a source of inspiration and not least of all
as an important economic catalyst.
*Stefan Rusu* explores how images were used in the construction of the
Moldavian identity during soviet era.* *The construction of myths and
legends ends with the appropriation of fairy-tales that overturn the
meanings of good and evil and by replacing the real facts with fiction. Then
* *moves to the history and the present of the Moldavia, his home country,
and the deep-going cultural connections between it and Mongolia, then we
land in Soviet Moldova with a striking story about the creation of an
identity as a "brand" which is an artificial. *Rudi Hübl* produces
fluxus-like sausages made of posters from Austrian culture-personalities:
Mozart, Klimt, Schiele, Falco… He works with different techniques and
methods, but always posters are subject and material of his urban folxart.
Mario Grubisic* creates experiments for the future of utopia derived from
the normal and an-normal situation from the past experience. And when we
come to a special contribution, *Kazimir Malevič*, confronts us with a
question: "[…] I know, this letter is sort of a surprise for most of you,
for the general assumption is, I deceased in 1935. Many of you supposed I"m
dead and gone. But: is this really true?"

*Tanya Ury *engages with contemporary trends that still conform to an
average uniformity with the idea that a costume doesn't just provide a
protective layer but can also be a form of disguise.  *Christoph Theiler *works
in cross disciplinary approach that covers media art and electronic music,
leads to tape compositions and multimedia sound installations where
everything was in motion.

The intention of the *Shazalakazoo - Balkan Breakz* is simple: it is not
meant to be art; it is simple entertainment like the music of its countless
predecessors - an important pastime, faithfully accompanying the inhabitants
of the Balkan Peninsula throughout its turbulent history, in good or bad
times alike. This music only kept changing its outer shell, embracing the
ongoing evolution of popular instruments, harmonic and rhythmical influences
of any current era. Its essence, however, remained the same: less talking,
more dancing, and tomorrow is a new day.
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