next 5 minutes :: festival of tactical media
next 5 minutes international festival of tactical media, September 11-14 2003, Amsterdam
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10:00 - 23:54:
Balie - Slackers Salon
Former restaurant area above the cafe
Open Space The Slackers Lounge
no-tech retraite zone
Back by popular demand: For those with festival fatigue, there is no greater relief than a visit to Patrice & Diiiino's slackers lounge!
10:00 - 17:00:
Workshop Open source streaming alliance and dynabolic cdrom workshop

MPEG4IP video streaming in-depth, hands-on
For the Next 5 Minutes festival an open source streaming workshop will be organised by the Netherlands Media Art Institute. During the workshop participants will learn how to use open source streaming tools and set up a streaming network for the festival. Workshop Dates: 9, 10, and 11 September, 2003
20:00 - 20:00:
Urban intervention Podebal
Outdoor Installation (Leidseplein)
The Czech art group Podebal is renowned for creating politically controversial art projects that generally create a large public stirr. For Next 5 Minutes they have proposed an interactive outdoor installation with a provocative profile.
20:00 - 20:00:
Installation Escaping Oblivion (Bus trip) / Tactical Tourism
A bus trip to sites of contestation in and around Amsterdam
During its entire history the city of Amsterdam has been a place where lots of social, political, religious and cultural issues have been contested. Primarily aimed at our international guests, but also with the intention of informing a wider audience about the historical and cultural context in which the Next 5 Minutes originated, this bus trip takes you to a number off unusual or unexpected sites where the sometimes invisible past of Amsterdam will be resurrected. Hosted by Diana Ozon, writer, poet and amsterdam underground goddess. Dates & times to be announced
20:00 - 20:00:
Installation CyberMohallah

Installation from a media lab in the settlements of Delhi
Cybermohalla - Installation at Melkweg (videoroom) Opening Times: THU 20.00 - 24.00h Installation open FRI 10.00 - 03.00h Installation open SAT 11.00 - 03.00h Installation open SUN 12.00 - 20.00h Installation open Mohalla in Hindi and Urdu means neighborhood. Sarai's Cybermohalla project takes on the meaning of the word mohalla, its sense of alleys and corners, its sense of relatedness and concreteness, as a means for talking about one's 'place' in the city, and in cyberspace.
20:00 - 02:00:
Melkweg Theater
Workshop Hybrid Media Studio
Live tv, radio & internet production from public studio
During the festival itself Next 5 Minutes will generate an intensive program of live broadcasts from the Hybrid Media Studio, interviews with festival guests, live broadcast from festival programs, and edited festival reports.
20:00 - 20:00:
Urban intervention Camelodom
street vendor shop intervention
Tatiana Wells and Ricardo plan to set up a little street vendor shop, characteristic for the average São Paulo streetscape, in the streets of Amsterdam, selling mostly useless objects that have been transformed into carriers of humorously subversive messages (soccer shirts, caiparinhas, pirate CDs, etc.) all to be sold in Brazilian Real, according to “realistic” exchange rates (another typifying characteristic of daily live in Brazil).
20:00 - 20:00:
Oude Kelder
Installation ExpertBase Out Doors Recruitment Program / Expert Mobile

Everyone is an Expert
The Expert Mobile, a bus annex mobile media unit will be present in Amsterdam for Next 5 Minutes. It is part of the on-going “Everyone is an Expert” campaign, addressing the relationship between work, migration, border violence and the global economy.
20:00 - 20:00:
Amsterdam Zuid-Oost
Installation Packing Geldershoofd by Archeopteryx

Handle with care
The art group Archeopteryx from Izhevsk (Russia) proposes to execute their project PACKING on the blind façade of one of the large High-rises of the Bijlmer district (Amsterdam South East), called “Geldershoofd”. The high-rise will disappear within a few years as part of an urban restructuring plan. The original idea of the Package action was to mark 9-storey housing blocks (the traditional Russian standardised housing "boxes") in various Russian cities with giant painted protection labels, normally used on transport boxes. The traditional meaning of these labels is apparently projected onto the residents inside these “boxes”, urging to protect the people inside: DO NOT WET, DO NOT BREAK, HANDLE WITH CARE.
20:00 - 23:00:
Balie Grote Zaal
Panel/debate 9/11 Opening program

As a prologue to the festival the centre for culture and politics De Balie hosts the opening program of Next 5 Minutes 4 on Thursday September 11. The symbolism of this date is inescapable. On September 11 2002 a debate was organised in the very same spot under the title “One year after”, reflecting on the media representation of 9/11 and its significance for tactical media. The debate marked the start of the preparation process for N5M4 and the series of Tactical Media Labs. Now, another year later, we want to reflect not on the events of 9/11 themselves, but on their effects in the United States, but especially outside of the US.