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26 May 2006
US. Berkeley
Since 1998, a broad-based popular movement under the leadership of Hugo Chávez's Bolivarian government has been effecting sweeping changes in all levels of Venezuelan life and in the field of international power relations. A series of exhibitions at the Berkeley Art Museum curated by Chris Gilbert bring together works by media collectives and worker-produced videos that constitute an incitement and encouragement to this process of people taking power in Venezuela and internationally.

The museum wanted to change the concept of the exhibition cycle from being in solidarity with the workers and revolutionary movements to a "neutral" term. As a consequense Chris Gilbert resigned, read his critique of the current political climate here: www.16beavergroup.org/journalisms.

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nowHere, a space where a spot becomes a place.
15 march - 25 may, 2008

nowHere, is a cabinet which invokes a dialogue on re-appropriation of the private and public domain. Through personal tags and geographies (books, movies, music, websites, drawings, mappings, photocopies, art works, ... ) it reads as a 'certain' historical relation between human, space and technology.

bolwerK considers the constructed in-between space of architect C.Kieckens, within the art space, Z33, not as a sub-art space with a curatorial reading; a cabinet as 'museum' but as a space with a personal narrative and a social meaning embedded in a neighborhood. The active use of the space for living, eating, working, sleeping implies that the cabinet is more a 'room of collection', in a live, real-time situation.

During PLACE@SPACE Marthe Van Dessel will post live from Z33, as a guest contributor on Free Soil, to connect, publish and share her discourse
with the virtual open public resources of the net.

The the conceptualization of the space as 'ongoing', work-in-progress externalizes the precarity of information, issues of copyright, authorship, knowledge production and hierarchical information networks.
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Interview with Fritz Haeg by Nato Thompson

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