Amie Siegel/ Patty Miranda
Berlin, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, 29th of june 2003
Exhibition of the KIOSK archive Space Control I and extending
the archive with the Perimetric Dictionary: six 20 minute discussions
with experts on space control in Berlin.
Sunday June 29th, 7.30 pm , 2003
Volksbühne at the Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
The archive of the kiosk can be inspected until July 4th always one hour
before start of the performance.
Mehmet Bayram (Architect): The backyard mosques
Regina Kiepert (Geographer and bookseller): Cartography since 1742 - the
Schroppsche Landkarten Anstalt (map institute), Berlin
Patty Miranda (Space caretaker): Maintenance and inspection of private
space in Berlin
Tobias Schwarz (Social educationalist): Maximum security measures in the
Percy MacLean (Presiding judge at the Civil Court): Paragraphs out of
Norbert Pütter (Political scientist): Private security services Reader
of the Perimetric Dictionary
Amie Siegel, author, filmmaker, New York (at the moment she is working
on a film on Berlin)
Mehmet Bayram - Amie Siegel
Patty Miranda - Amie
Total Space: The US Patriot Act
Audiovisual presentations and lectures on the militarization of space
Starting point is the so-called US Patriot Act, an anti-terrorist law
that came into force as a direct reaction to the attacks. It was passed
in October 2001 by the American Congress. The act provides for far-reaching
extensions in the competency fields of investigators and secret service
agencies as well as radical cuts when it comes to citizens' liberties,
especially in the fields of data privacy protection and the protection
of minority groups.
The Patriot Act is the basis for a comprehensive militarization of public
space, adding to the effects of the security discourse that has been taking
place in the last few years and the urban development results that have
come from this discussion (as in the gated communities).
The global "War on Terrorism" leads to a paranoid situation,
an "optimal degree of fear" that is used to justify authoritarian
structures and a rehabilitation of the military on a mass cultural level.
Natalie Jeremijenko, member of Bureau of Inverse
Fiona Doherty , Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, New York: Legal and
human rights consequences of the Patriot Act in the US
Duncan Campbell , Journalist and security issues expert,
GB: On global surveillance and security technology
Kate Rich , Bureau of Inverse Technology (BIT): On the
Tom Holert , Co-author of "Entsichert: Krieg als
Massenkultur / The released safety catch: War as mass culture": On
the "Subject of the crisis"
Natalie Jeremijenko , Design engineer, High-tech artist,
New York: On her newest projects "intelligent systems" and models
of total space control
For the lectures in English a simultaneous translation
into German will be on offer.