TIME (TBA) : Chicago Cultural Center - Temporary Travel Office
– Ryan Griffiths

2PM –ON: Loop - Grid Reference
- Richard Dedomenici (The Third Coming)
A guided tour of the Scottish city of Glasgow, albeit on the streets of Chicago, achieved by overlaying maps of both cities‚ grid-pattern street layouts.

2PM –ON: Loop - Chicago Metropolis - The Children’s Studio Presents:
Allan Bailey, David Choi , Erin Henry, David J Merritt
See description April 27


11AM-6PM: Chicago Cultural Center
Cassidy Theater

11AM: Chicago Cultural Center - Staring into a Void
- Trevor Paglen
An experimental lecture about the secret nuclear war that has been raging in the American west since the early 1950s.

12PM: Chicago Cultural Center - Where do we go from here? i-Corp: project as strategy
- Katherine Dodds
" i-Corp" is the "social-marketing" arm of the film THE CORPORATION-- More than anything else -- i-Corp is a multi-media strategy designed to harness the film's momentum and use it to promote the issues within the film, and in so doing build support for those groups working on these issues. In this presentation Katherine will talk briefly about the i-Corp project's evolution, show the beta test of current state of the online component and invite participants to brainstorm about content development, content partnering and strategies for the upcoming US launch of both the film and new website. (June 4th 2004)

1PM: Chicago Cultural Center – Preface: A Handbook for forecasting social spaces
- Amy Balkin
Amy Balkin presents projects gleaned form her online project Preface: A Handbook for forecasting social spaces. These architectures arise from a transformative -generative approach to forecasting for social spaces, resulting in a class of structures crafted to respond to the everyday problems of living. When we undertook this project, our goal was to create a compendium of this new architecture; a taxonomic record is also pending. These shelters and places, while unlikely, are probable some are currently in development.


2PM: Panel: Cultural Interference
– Feel Tank Chicago / Ryan Griffis / My dads strip club
Interested in imagining diverse, humorous, and creative ways of disrupting or interfering in the tightly controlled realms of public/private space, in academic discourses and disciplines, and within the notion of affective potential of activism? The state of political and cultural “dissent” in this country is a site of contestation and these practices, employing traditional and more experimental means, help to create critical openings in that site that allow for often unexpected results.

4PM: Panel: Invisible Networks of Power
- Josh On, Jack Bratich, Katherine Dodds
An examination of the networks of corporate power and secret societies.

Learn about new projects going on in your own city and elsewhere! Share resources! Meet possible collaborators! The Nfo Xpo Networking Fair (pronounced “Info Expo”) will feature a wide variety of projects and practices that range from a mobile public reading room to a presentation on the use of waste grease for biofuel production. This event offers the opportunity to meet face-to-face with artists and activist collectives from Chicago as well as other cities and countries. The purpose of this fair is to assist individual artists and collectives to find more opportunities to produce direct exchanges, conversations and meet people who have similar interests.

Through the simple presentation format of a booth, based on a science fair model, we will facilitate straight-forward exchanges about what is going on locally in various communities, from different disparate neighborhoods, to other American cities and friends from far away visiting Chicago for Version>04. Over twenty-five artists and collectives will have presentation booths, including The Stockyard Institute, The Cooperative Image Group, FeelTank Chicago, Genewise, The Temporary Travel Office, Children’s Studio Presents…, Enos Williams with Films and Cities, Trans Media Festival, The Network of Casual Art Audio Visual Department, Carbon Defense League, Piedmont biofuels, Cabalster, Chronozone 2, Animal Factory, Lumpen, Angels of Def, No RNC, Free Walking, Paris’ Not Grata Class, New York’s Microrevolt, and L.A.’s Journal of Aesthetics and Protest.


TIME (TBA) : Chicago Cultural Center
Quimby’s Zinemobile - Quimby’s, Bikecart Infoshop And Open-Air Public Reading Room 2004 – various artists
See description April 16

6pm Chicago Cultural Center – The Fourth World War
- Big Noise Tactical Media
From the front-lines of conflicts in Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Palestine, Korea, 'the North' from Seattle to Genova, and the 'War on Terror' in New York, Afghanistan, and Iraq. It is the story of men and women around the world who resist being annihilated in this war.

While our airwaves are crowded with talk of a new world war, narrated by generals and filmed from the noses of bombs, the human story of this global conflict remains untold. "The Fourth World War" brings together the images and voices of the war on the ground. It is a story of a war without end and of those who resist.

The product of over two years of filming on the inside of movements on five continents, "The Fourth World War" is a film that would have been unimaginable at any other moment in history. Directed by the makers of "This Is What Democracy Looks Like" and "Zapatista", produced through a global network of independent media and activist groups, it is a truly global film from our global movement.

1pm-5pm: Big TV @ Chicago Cultural Center - Various Artists (TBA) include: Radio WORM-TV series and TLVSN

8PM-9:30 PM - House of 9 dragons – Version>04 Selections
Selections from Version>04 Includes:
Amniotic City – Alexandro Ladaga & Silvia Manteiga/ ELASTIC Group of Artistic Research
Amniotic City is a project in progress, an embryo of a virtual meta-city metaphor of the birth of a new mediatic “civilization” .Amniotic City is a simulacre of the contemporary urban condition inspired by a Women-space, a metaphoric motherboard clone of the Leonardo da Vinci man.
(DVD, TRT: 3min., 2003, Italy)

buffering… - Kit Hung
buffering… seeks to represent the disassociation of one's combined identity that lies between both the Internet and physical worlds. buffering... is a poetic, romantic, yet bittersweet journey about searching for one's presence in the digital age, where anyone has the capability to share their own stories of love and loneliness within it.
(Digital video, TRT: 35min., 2003, Hong Kong/ Switzerland/ USA)

Compound. a Tale of Iconoclasm – Laura Chiari
The "Compound" sequence focuses on the human body described as a "medical object" and its spiritual projections: what do you see when you look around? and what's the role of representation in its poetical and political scope?
(CD-ROM, TRT: 3min. 30 sec., 2004, Italy)

DIGITALSNAPSHOT- minute manipulations of space, place and time – Lo Iacono
What does a moment look like? Can snapshots freeze a moment in time?
In DIGITALSNAPSHOT, motion fragments were captured and rearranged in a new visual context via unconventional digital manipulations. A long
take camera movement cycle generates a unique "digital painting"
In this case DIGITALSNAPSHOT enables the viewer to experience a virtual walk through a beautiful park during summertime.
(DVD, TRT: 5min.,2003, Germany)

Who are you entertaining to? – Juan delGado
A video performance about the subject of cruelty. (DVD, TRT: 14min., 2002, UK)

The Diabolical Scheme- Alex Killlough
An experiment with automatons, paranoia, and surveillance archives. A proposal linking the predispositions of a number of imaginary subjects; also a research project into the subject of generative art and the possibility of randomness in a deterministic system. (Video, TRT: 5min. 2003USA)


Thursday April 29 9pm

HO9 Dragons
(secret location)
PACER with Fire and Ice
Sunny and Share -
Get Hustle
Lovely Little Girls