ICOLS STRATEGY DEFENSE AND ARMS FAIR


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RATIONALE


TOURING


[] ISEA - SILJA FERRY



BALTIC SEA
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August 15th - 17th 2004
[] The LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University NEW YORK , USA Sept 7 - 28 2004

[] Oliver Gallery - University of South Florida

TAMPA, FL, USA

November 2004

[] Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) GLASGOW, SCOTLAND March 25 - May 15 2005
[] The Performance Space SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA April 29 - May 21 2005
[] Side Cinema NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, UK June 1st 2005


DVD PROJECTION WORKS

Samuel Blum

I am presenting a module to be placed at the borders of the West Bank Settlements inhabited by my people.

The small scale rotating modules resemble something between a truncheon and a club with matchsticks protruding from the tops end of connected toilet rolls.

Aimed at local fundamentalists the objective is for the unidentifiable objects to cause a feeling of 'uncertainty'.

Uncertainty Module

1:50


Varda Blum

A machine for adjusting guilt in cases of war crime to persons and destruction of places.

The needle will decide on level of guilt to negotiate and for how long, and also manners of increasing the guilt will be built in to the machine to injure more the perpetrator in some cases as the guilt level rises to dangerous levels.

War Crime Guilt Adjuster

2:56


Rosalind Brodsky

A design for a piece of Time-Travel Sonic Defense equipment which I am currently working on for the Institute of Militronics and Advanced Time Interventionality in London.

This is a communications missile which is interpretable by any life form.

As resource material for the design I used as inspiration, images of Soviet spacecraft from my collection of Space Travel stamps.

Swanlake Missile

3:57


Alan Cholodenko

The only insurance/ensurance/assurance is that there is no insurance/ensurance/assurance.

The War of the Image, the War against the Image

The War of the Image, the War against the Image

2:45


Alice Crawford

A chip that gives soldiers a peaceful death.

A Beautiful Death

4:00


Rebecca Cummins

"Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised."

President George W. Bush
Address to the Nation
March 17, 2003

"All that is solid melts into air."
Karl Marx
1848 Communist Manifesto.

Thanks to Bob Edgerton and Misha Neininger.

Hot Air: National Strategy to Combat WMDs

2:58


Nina Czegledy

Google Girls and Other Gunslingers

1:44


Carina Diepens

The connection with my job in ICOLS and the context of an armfair is seen by me as a strategy in a poetic sense.

The Sumofighters are bumping into each other with a lot of power. Those images change into flowers who start to shake.

The sound is a mixure of the Beatle song "Because" (the world is round......) and Laurie Anderson's "Falling" (we are falling all the time....)

Sumoshake

3:00


Richard Grayson

A scrolling text version of the ICOLS STRATEGY
DEFENSE AND ARMS FAIR
Rationale

Rationale

9:00


Nigel Helyer

Hints offered to the consideration of Captain Cook, Mr. Banks, Doctor Solander and the other gentlemen who go on the expedition on board the Endeavor.

Sailing Instructions for Captain Cook

Sailing Instructions for Captain Cook

5:47


Bronia Iwanczak

Dressed to Kill

3:00


Derek Kreckler

Kreckler performs his strategy in a cave-home hidden beneath the Australian landscape where above ground whitegoods hang from trees surveyed by tourists...

COVERT

1:55


Maria Miranda and Norie Neumark

As rumourologists we are well placed to investigate language as arms.

Restricting ourselves to only titles and end credits we demonstrate the use of linguistic arms - words as weapons.

Language is not just a virus it is a lethal weapon.

War of the Words: "The Bombing of an Abstract Noun"

1:00


Pat Naldi

Taking its title from H G Wells' set of miniature rules, 'Little Wars' sets out the rules of engagement and scoring for a Battle Game as a toy soldier traverses its territory.

Little Wars

3:28


Tim Nohe

A series of weapons designed in Maya, a 3-d modeling program.

The work is a set of schematics and fully rendered images.

The weapons blend current technologies with xenotransplanted organs.

gRgu

1:48


Melinda Rackham

Accurate targeting is critical in modern warfare. Here we see a heat signature system where the aerial image appears in negative. Amidst the explosions as vehicle and building targets are hit with pinpoint accuracy, people (white dots) run, trying to escape as they too are targeted and killed.

The military mission is intersected by my journey - shot on an XDA II mobile phone - across a stark stone floor, encountering black burnt furniture and sculptured white plastic bags, while musing on just who may be the next target.

floor: Lume Media Centre, Helsinki
shoes : Chinese Laundry
gun ship file : US Airforce via Military.com

targetEquals [ += ]

2:59


Monica Ross

items acquired by and given to the dislocated archivist, april- june 2004

the peoples bag- unarmed thought carrier no.1

5:39


Johannes S. Sistermanns

Area defense through sonic arrows and building up of new architectures.

The moment the arrows are shot their passage materializes in space as abstract structures as scaffoldings for new buildings which people can inhabit.

1_york'n ew text

1_york'n ew

3:45


Janos Sugar

A stunning short video piece about the popular technology of the Kalashnikov machinegun.

Using still photographs from mainstream news magazines displaying the world's conflicts morphed into one with the Kalashnikov gun as a continuous centrepiece.

Typewriter of the Illiterate

8:00


Suzanne Treister

From a cow to a violin to a book to a radar display tube to a manicure table to a hearse, every item used by the military has a corresponding NATO number.

The NATO Supply Classification (NSC) uses a four-digit coding structure. The first two digits of the code number identify the Group, and the last two digits of the code number identify the Classes within the Group, with gaps left between the Class numbers to allow for new products and developments in technology.

NATO Stock Numbers

4:25


Suzanne Treister and Monica Ross

Taking as its starting point the 'Berlin/Moscow' exhibition at the Martin-Gropius-Bau the ICOLS March BERLIN/MOSCOW travelled the short length of Niederkirchner Str, named after Kthe Niederkirchner and until 1951 the Prinz Albrecht Str, site of former Gestapo headquarters, passing the Abgeordnetenhaus von Berlin (Berlin House of Representatives), the 'Topographie des Terrors' open-air exhibition, a remaining segment of the Berlin Wall and finishing at the gates of the Federal Ministry of Finance on the corner of Wilhelm Str. Nov 2003.

'BERLIN/MOSCOW'
ICOLS MARCH

4:30


Angus Trumble

A tabled proposal for a new line of Combat Dentures.

Combat Dentures

3:42


Julian Walker

A design for a para/post-laser-guided flint projectile system, useable by three operatives (two directional rangefinders plus one projector) which will be available for immediately post-apocalyptic conflict zones.

Material comprises diagrams, manufacture methods, conflict zone maps, hazard management, and escalation potential.

Apocalyptic Aggression Repulsor Projectile System

2:40



Works for Installation
DVD PROJECTION, TABLES, CHAIRS, GAME
Pat Naldi
ICOLS Battleship Tournament

ONLINE COMPUTER
John Paul Bichard
CONDITION RED