[ 20. Feb 2006 ]

Supercamp - Kick Off Conference

Reflection on the "morphology of camps", 23rd and 24th February 2006 in Vienna.


SUPERCAMP / CAMP-Project - KICK OFF conference and presentation
Do. 23. and Fr. 24. February 2006

LABfactory (Büro für Weltausstellung)
Praterstrasse 42/1/3, A-1020 Vienna
(U1 Station: Nestroyplatz)
Free entrance

Organisation: nomad-theatre

"Supercamp" conceives the "Camp Complex" as a mental and social symptom that does not only effectuate political and architectural "camps" in the narrow sense but is tightly woven into the fabric of social life.

"Supercamp" is an international and interdisciplinary network project that addresses the contemporary discourse on various types of "camps" in public to enhance a multidimensional investigation on the "morphology of the camp" that shall combine scientific, architectural, artistic, performative and social aspects.


23. of February KICK OFF Conference SUPERCAMP / 1st Day of Camp

19:00 Presentation of the "Supercamp" project
Katherina Zakravsky, Alexander Nikolic and Thomas J. Jelinek

19:15 Presentation of "Supercamp" modules
Katherina Zakravsky, Alexander Nikolic, Thomas J. Jelinek ("Supercamp", Vienna), Michael Klein (Wagenhalle ev., "Büro für ungewöhnliche Maßnahmen", Stuttgart), Ine Poppe (Professor of Media at the Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam), Barbara Hribar (representing Emil Hrvatin, director and editor of "maska", Ljubljana)

20:15 Lecture by Michael Zinganel
Dark Tourism Tours. A Tour de Force in Tourism Studies Or On the Strange Attraction of Camps
On camps for tourists (all inclusive), on service workers in touristic enterprises, on camps as holiday destinations, on alternative and extreme "camping" and on "dark tourism"

20:35 Lecture + Filmpresentation by Irina Sandomirskaja
Nostalgic Revanche and the Camping of the Camp: Some Reflections on Post-Soviet Fetishism in Connection with Elem Klimov's Film "Welcome, or Entrance Forbidden" (1964).

approx. 22:45 public discussion

23:30 open night with DJ program

24. of February SUPERCAMP / 2nd Day

18:40 Presentation of the SUPERCAMP website
Archive as actualisation of knowledge
Guest presentation: Archive Mixing by David Bowill

19:00 Presentation of CAMParchives and CAMPnavigation
by Karl Bruckschwaiger

19:40 Presentation: The media archive "Utopia Travel"
(David Rych, Emanuel Danesch) by Emanuel Danesch

20:00 Summary of the conference "Auszug aus dem Lager" (Exit/excerpt of the camp) by Katherina Zakravsky
The symposium took place at the "Academy of Arts" in Berlin December 2005. The conference has been organized by Ludger Schwarte and tried to combine theoretical contributions on Agamben, Arendt and Foucault on the camp with literary und architectural approaches.

21:00 Impuls Statement
Strategies of Activism against camps - "no border"

Followed by a penal discussion with all project partners, guests and the audience

approx. 22:30 open night with DJ Ohrgasmus

Büro für Weltausstellung
(Office for World Exhibition)
Praterstrasse 42/1/3, A-1020 WIEN
(U1 Station: Nestroyplatz)
Tel & Fax: +43-1-214 55 81