Dictionary of War - Berlin Edition

A to Z: The Precarious Alphabet of War
War, in the broadest sense, is a battle about the power to define and definitions, that are not carried out at the center of words but at their very margins. But what can words do, as soon as the state of war has become a rule and a normality worldwide?

The fourth edition of DICTIONARY OF WAR will take place on 23 and 24th of February 2007 in Berlin, Sophiensaele. Loosely based on the slogan: "At least, when we create concepts, we are doing something" DICTIONARY OF WAR is a collaborative platform for creating concepts. 75 concepts on the issue of war, have had already been invented, arranged and presented by scientists, artists, theorists and activists at the first three public, two-day events in Frankfurt, Munich, and Graz.

The Berlin edition of DICTIONARY OF WAR features contributions by:

London based artist and magician Jonathan Allen; conductor Christian von Borries from Berlin; Berlin based sci-fi-author Heinrich Dubel; the historian Stefan Doernberg, who participated 1945 as a translator of the Red Army within the negotiations about unconditional surrender with the german Wehrmacht; the author and curator Felix Ensslin; curator Charles Esche from Eindhoven; writer Stefan Heidenreich; the choreographer and stage director Emil Hrvatin from Ljubljana; the former curator of the museum Karlshorst, Peter Jahn; the artist-group kuda.org from Novi Sad; the historian and curator Andrea Moll from Berlin; Cologne based curator Vanessa Joan Müller; the musicians Quio & Darius James; US-American philosopher Sylvère Lotringer; the theorist Brian Massumi from Montreal; South-African film-director Khalo Matabane; Avi Mograbi, filmmaker from Israel; the Frankfurt based designers Martin Neumeier & Nathalie Landenberger; artist Michalis Pichler; the theatermakers collective Rimini Protocoll; sociologist Saskia Sassen from Chicago; the Munich based photographer Armin Smailovic; artist Simon Starling from Glasgow; Berlin based author Marcus Steinweg; architect Stephan Trüby from Stuttgart; Israeli photographer Meir Wigoder und theorist Irit Rogoff from London; Soenke Zehle, scientist from Saarbrücken.

More informations at: http://dictionaryofwar.org/berlin

DICTIONARY OF WAR is a project by Multitude e.V. and Unfriendly Takeover, in collaboration with Sophiensaele. DICTIONARY OF WAR is supported by the Federal Culture Foundation, Germany.