alexandra reill
Since 2001
Works in Vienna Austria

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BIO
after ten years of film business alexandra reill focused on the development of experimenteal new media projects and - with a special view on interactive dramaturgies - transported all activities to the online platform kanonmedia, orginally founded in 1996 as the gallery kanon, situated in vienna / austria. today kanonmedia serves as a networking / content providing / exhibition platform for innovative & experimental new media projects as much as for the presentation of inhouse productions.
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SAVE / SAFE
borderlining as a contemporary phenomenon
a collaborative study

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theme & concept:
SAVE / SAFE researches human states-of-being related to the impact of New
Technologies on the perception and self-consciousness of individual
existence. The main figure Anna serves as a 'modern' individual describing
situative experience and personal interpretations of emotionally perceived
situations occurring during her journey through Oceania.

Using the atmosphaeric background of a journey to Oceania - a context of
highly social municipal communities still existing on many of the
geographically isolated Polynesian islands and a westernized New Zealand
having integrated all attitudes of 'modern' life - SAVE / SAFE compares
Anna's individual experience to results of the scientific research of
philosophy, psychology, ethics, sociology and new media theory.

Citations out of technical literature form contemporary conclusions related
to the development of the 3rd industrial revolution and reflect and mirror
Anna's individual perception. Anna is a representative of a majority of
humans not having realized yet the subversive progressing of so-called
post-human conditioning. She still thinks of many components of her self as
personal traits of character while they are a direct expression of
post-human existence strongly being enhanced through the influence of
digital interactivity, thus excessively strengthening logical thinking &
ratio as prioritary approach to life.

* The cultural container representing itself to society today and going to
reign the 21st century ... is characterized by substitutional relations
based on the central involvement with information technology, pursued from
a position of pseudo-autism ... With the decay of inter-personal culture
and the expansion of IT-controlled substitutes of inter-relation only one
mass container is left for and generally accepted by a borderlining
majority: the unavoidable search for the ego and for techniques allowing
the construction of identity. *

* J. Erik Mertz, in: Borderline - weder tot noch lebendig, 2000

Anna tells the story of a journey into the center of her self, embedded in
the story of her journey to the other end of the world. Her central theme
is the nature of ego and non-ego, the relevance of involvement and
interaction, and the meaning of non-attachment.

** What really does authenticity of personal development mean ? Having it
worked through for so many years, it finally emerges - this realization of
a self, leading to autonomy and self-control of authority in the framework
of a society demanding for autonomous responsibility and respecting it.
Which sense though does this authenticity make, if with its final acquiring
its inner character proves to be fluid and transparent, if personal vanity,
ego-profiling and the exertion of authority having become a natural option
prove to be nothing but accessories of again dependent, mechanistic
existence, thus loosing significance completely ? **

** Alexandra Reill, Anna in: SAVE / SAFE, 2002

*** While in the framework of old value systems the individual always has
been subject to communal models, developed themselves by individuals again,
in the context of new orientation amongst other components something like
'altruistic individualism' is emerging.***

*** Ulrich Beck, aus: Kinder der Freiheit, 1998

the SAVE / SAFE platform: a collaborative playground
SAVE / SAFE transports its content through textual content expressing
itself not only via wording but strongly through atmosphere created via
visual design and interactive structure.

The database application SAVE / SAFE is a reading machine mirroring through
its structure contemporary conditioning, thus provoking the user to
consciously read without reading, understand without analyzing, experience
without touching. SAVE / SAFE uses structure not only for the transport of
data - it is a reading automat.

At the same time, the SAVE / SAFE machine is a community based on
democratic principles. As much as SAVE / SAFE can be viewed in a linear way
or by individual intuition it lets you use all material contained to
recompose and edit it or to upload newly created content to your personally
created thread of individual views on the themes of borderlining & post -
humanity.

POST YOUR PERSONAL VIEW ... USE YOUR OWN LANGUAGE
PLAY SAVE / SAFE on http://www.kanonmedia.com

kanonmedia.com, non - profit org. for new media
singapur / sydney / new zealand / fiji / western samoa / vienna
2000 - 2003

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SAVE / SAFE opening: 31.01.03


SAVE / SAFE
Borderlining als zeitgenoessisches Phaenomen
eine online-Studie

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SAVE / SAFE OPENING:

31.01.03, 19:00, FUTURE GARDEN, SCHADEKGASSE 6, 1060 WIEN
incl. oceanic audiomix by mono 201

local installation: 01.02.03 bis 10.02.03 / tgl. ab 19:00

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SAVE / SAFE onlining: 31/01/03, 19:00 MEZ. for preview + foto visit:
http://www.kanonmedia.com

THEMA & KONZEPT
Der Verlust an magischem Denken zugunsten einer prioritaeren Ausbildung des
logischen Denkens ist Thema von SAVE / SAFE. Die Bildung von Identitaet auf
der Basis rational gepraegter Denkstrukturen wird anhand von Bezuegen zu
Grundfragen kuenstlerischen Schaffens und Kreativarbeit erforscht. SAVE /
SAFE untersucht menschliches Sein vor dem Hintergrund zielgerichteter
Globalisierung und leistungsorientiertem IT-Zeitalter.

Die Hauptfigur Anna dient als Ausgangspunkt einer Narration, im Rahmen w
elcher situative, subjektive Situationsbeschreibungen den Anlass zu
Ueberlegungen anlaesslich des zentralen Einflusses der Neuen Technologien
auf Wahrnehmung und logisches bzw. emotionales Denken bieten. SAVE / SAFE
vergleicht aktuelle Ergebnisse aus Medienforschung und Soziologie sowie der
aktuellen Borderline-Forschung mit Wahrnehmungen / Empfindungen Annas, die
ihr als Individuum oft noch gar nicht als typisches Symptom sogenannt
post-humaner Befindlichkeit erscheinen.

**** Der kulturelle Behaelter, der sich aktuell anbietet und das 21.
Jahrhundert beherrschen wird, naemlich ... die aus einer pseudoautistischen
Position betriebene informationstechnologische Surrogat-Beziehung, kommen
der Borderlinekrankheit sehr weit entgegen. .... Mit dem Zerfall der
allgemeinen Beziehungskultur und der Expansion informationstechnologischer
Beziehungssurrogate bleibt der Borderlinemehrheit eigentlich nur noch ein
einziger, allgemein akzeptierter Grosscontainer: Die allfaellige Suche nach
dem Ich bzw. nach Techniken, die eine Konstruktion von Identitaet
ermoeglichen. ****

**** J. Erik Mertz, aus: Borderline - weder tot noch lebendig, 2000

Annas Geschichte ist eine Reise in das Zentrum ihres Seins, eingebettet in
eine Reise an das andere Ende der Welt - nach Ozeanien. Das Spannungsfeld
zwischen kommunalen Gesellschaftsstrukturen, die im polynesischen
Kulturraum aufgrund isolierter Inselgemeinschaften nach wie vor in
Grundzuegen erhalten ist, und einem kolonialisierten, westlich gepraegten
Neuseeland bildet den provokativen Hintergrund fuer Annas Suche nach der
Natur des Egos, nach der Natur des Non-Egos, nach der Bedeutung von
Verflechtungen, nach der Bedeutung von Non-Attachment.

** Was bedeutet authentische Selbstverwirklichung ? Ueber lange Jahre
profund erarbeitet, stellt sie sich ein, diese Autonomie im menschlichen
Sein und in einer Gesellschaftsform, die Selbstaendigkeit fordert und
anerkennt. Doch welchen Sinn ergibt diese endlich erworbene Autonomie, wenn
sich ihr grundlegender Charakter als fluid und transparent erweist, wenn
persoenliche Eitelkeit, Ego-Profilierung und Machtansprueche sich als
Beiwerk abhaengigen, mechanistischen Seins herausstellen und vollkommen an
Bedeutung verlieren ? **

** Alexandra Reill, textsample aus SAVE / SAFE, 2002

Seins- und Existenzfragen sind Annas Lebenselixier, taeglich durchlaeuft
sie Sinnfragen, die sie befluegeln, die die Kraft ihres kreativen Schaffens
ausmachen, sie die Urgruende menschlichen Seins erforschen lassen. Eine
Analyse ergibt deutliche Hinweise auf eine Borderline - Symptomatik.
Philosophische Fragen ruecken in einen spezifischen Kontext.

Die Struktur von SAVE / SAFE selbst will aktueller Ausdruck digital
gepraegter Kommunikationstechniken sein:

Anna etwa ***** wuerde in ihrem Kopfkino von einem hausgemachten Endlosfilm
ueberrannt werden, der aus ... imaginativen Fotos und Videos besteht, die
in locker verknuepften Assoziationsketten schnell vor ihrem inneren Auge
ablaufen, gestoppt und wieder gestartet werden, Fotographisch flache
Bilder, die sich mit anderen Bildern montieren lassen. *****

***** J. Erik Mertz, aus: Borderline - weder tot noch lebendig, 2000

Seinsfragen - alte Fragen der Menschheit - welche Rolle spielen sie im
digitalen Zeitalter? Eine Aufarbeitung des Themas mit digitalen Mitteln
muss eine kritische Beleuchtung von Sinn und Rolle beinhalten, die digitale
Technologien mit ihrem gesellschaftsveraendernden Einfluss auf Denkweise
und Haltung des Menschen im Konsumzeitalter des jungen 21. Jahrhunderts
einnehmen.

SAVE / SAFE benutzt eine datenbankgesteuerte Navigation und aus dem
Internet bekannte Technologien, die inzwischen zu klassischen Methoden der
Fragmentierung geworden sind. Die Fragmentierung einer Narration wird durch
die Navigationsstruktur und die visuelle Gestaltung von SAVE / SAFE bewusst
noch verstaerkt, i.e. Verkleinerung von Bildmaterial zu minimalistisch
kleinen Darstellungen in serienhafter Anordnung, Spiegelung narrativer
Situationen und subjektiver Schilderungen durch sachliche Zitate aus der
Fachliteratur, Verflechtung von narrativen, dokumentatorischen und
interaktiven Prinzipien.

Das Datenbankprojekt SAVE / SAFE ist eine Lesemaschine - ein Leseautomat,
der durch seine Struktur selbst zeitgenoessisches Verhalten spiegelt: Lesen
ohne lesen zu muessen, Verstehen, ohne analysiert zu haben, einen Eindruck
gewinnen, ohne erlebt zu haben.

Gleichzeitig ist SAVE / SAFE eine community: auf demokratischer Basis kann
jeder User seine subjektiven Standpunkte zu Borderlining als
zeitgenoessisches Phaenomen im Zuge solcher Stroemungen wie Post - Humanity
posten. Der User kann jegliches Textmaterial via Upload in die community
eintragen oder bestehendes Material mit edit veraendern und zum eigenen
machen. Ziel der community ist, subjektive Positionen zum Thema
Borderlining & Post - Humanity vorzustellen, die in moeglichster Freiheit
vom anonymen User erarbeitet werden.

TEAM
Die Idee zu SAVE / SAFE und der narrative Plot stammen von Alexandra Reill.
Inhaltliche Recherche, dramaturgische Struktur und Textarbeit wurden von
Alexandra Reill durchgefuehrt.

Navigationsstruktur und strukturelles Konzept stammen von Herbert Wulz und
Alexandra Reill. Die Programmierung von SAVE / SAFE wurd von Herbert Wulz /
Anna Wulz von der Wulz & Meesen OEG durchgefuehrt.

Das visuelle Ausgangsmaterial wurde von Alexandra Reill / kanonmedia.com
produziert.

Fuer die grafische Gestaltung und das Surface Design von SAVE / SAFE
zeichnet der Screen Designer Sascha Schloegl / ViennaDesign.com. Im Bereich
Visual Editing ist Thierry Robert zu nennen.

Der Bereich Onlining & Testing wurde von Alexandra Reill betreut.

Die Produktionsleitung liegt bei Christian Henner-Fehr und Alexandra Reill.

kanonmedia.com dankt dem Team und der Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien, mit
deren Unterstuetzung SAVE / SAFE produziert werden konnte.

Pressekontakt: Alexandra Reill
kanonmedia.com, non - profit org. for new media
singapur / sydney / new zealand / fiji / western samoa / vienna
2000 - 2003
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kanonmedia.com
non - profit org for new media
amadeus house
99_48, mariahilfer st.
a-1060 vienna
call: ++43 - 1 - 920 70 03
mailto: office@kanonmedia.com
visit: www.kanonmedia.com
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DISCUSSION

Fw: Taking Our Message Further


----- Original Message -----
From: "Eli Pariser, MoveOn.org" <moveon-help@list.moveon.org>
To: "Alexandra Reill" <office@kanonmedia.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 12:06 AM
Subject: Taking Our Message Further

> Dear MoveOn member,
>
> The last few days have been simply astounding. Over 166,000 of
> us have signed the letter to President Bush asking him to let
> the inspections work. Then over 14,000 of us chipped in nearly
> $370,000 to support an Iraq advertising campaign, which will
> kick off with a full-page copy of our letter in the New York
> Times this week.
>
> Of course, that'll just be the beginning. The incredible
> generosity with which folks have contributed to the Let the
> Inspections Work media campaign allows us to stretch out in
> directions that were previously out of reach. We'll make sure
> that our message is heard.
>
> We're working with Fenton Communications to dramatically expand
> our print ad campaign. On Thursday, we'll be running our ad
> nationally in USA Today. And later this week, we'll be
> co-sponsoring another New York Times ad, signed by prominent
> public figures. We can't give you details on that yet -- it's
> embargoed until a press conference on Tuesday.
>
> But we're not stopping at newspapers. Next week, we'd like to
> run ads on radio stations in Washington, DC. And because we're
> a grassroots organization, we'd like your help in coming up with
> them.
>
> Are you an aspiring playwright? Professional ad man or woman?
> Writer? None of the above? Take a crack at a 60-second script
> for a radio ad with the "Let the Inspections Work" theme. Post
> it to our radio ads ActionForum (below) by Wednesday at 12:00 PST,
> and rate what other folks have posted. We'll scour the best ideas
> from this forum when we decide what to put on the air in
> Washington, DC. It could mean airtime for your script.
>
> You can post your ad script and rate other folks' ads at:
>
> http://www.actionforum.com/forum/index.html?forum\_id\%1
>
> Beyond radio, here's how our campaign will shape up over the coming
> week:
>
> * When the New York Times ad runs, we'll make a storm of phone
> calls -- thousands -- which will increase its visibility and impact.
>
> * Later, we'll work together to write thousands of letters to the
> editor, one of the most effective ways of getting free political
> press.
>
> * On Wednesday, we're helping to launch the Keep America Safe/Win
> Without War coalition, a group of major civic organizations
> including the NAACP, the National Organization for Women, the
> National Council of Churches, and a number of other organizations.
> The coalition will publicize and organize a mainstream grassroots
> opposition to the Bush plans for pre-emptive, unilateral war.
>
> The momentum for letting the inspections work is clearly building.
> Thank you for being part of what is already an amazing campaign.
>
> Sincerely,
> --Eli, Peter, Wes, Joan, and Carrie
> MoveOn.org
> December 9th, 2002
>
> P.S. If you eagerly went out and bought a copy of the Times today,
> like we did, you'll notice that our letter to President Bush ad is
> not in it. To stretch your dollars as far as possible, we saved
> almost half the price of the ad by agreeing to placement within a
> window of a few days this week, rather than running it today for
> sure. We'll see it in the paper within the next few days, and we'll
> let you know as soon as we do. If you'd like to see what the ad
> looks like, go to our main page at http://www.moveon.org.
>
> \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_
>
> This is a message from MoveOn.org. To remove yourself from this list,
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DISCUSSION

Fw: Urgent: NY Times ad for "Let the Inspections Work"


----- Original Message -----
From: Eli Pariser, MoveOn.org
To: Alexandra Reill
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 11:10 PM
Subject: Urgent: NY Times ad for "Let the Inspections Work"

Dear MoveOn member,
Yesterday, we launched a petition asking President Bush to let the weapons =
inspections in Iraq work (see below for a copy of the message). Little more=
than 24 hours later, over 70,000 of us have signed on. It's an immense res=
ponse -- one of our best days ever.

Given the success of the campaign, we'd like to amplify the message by taki=
ng out a full-page New York Times advertisement. We have a shot at a slot t=
his coming Monday -- if we can raise the money fast enough. This is perfect=
timing, because the hawks' PR campaign gunning for war will be launched on=
Sunday.

The Times is read by nearly 1.2 million people, including all the policy ma=
kers -- placing an ad there can be a great way of reaching the right people=
. Groups including Physicians for Social Responsibility, the National Organ=
ization for Women, Earth Action, Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities, =
and the National Council of Churches will be signing with us. It'll look gr=
eat.

The problem is that ads in the Times are pricey, and we run on a shoestring=
budget. If we all pitch in a little, we can take over a page in one of the=
biggest newspapers in the country.

The ad text is copied below -- it's the same as the letter from yesterday.=

We've found donors to match half of the ad's cost, which means that your gi=
ft now is worth twice as much. We have to raise about $28,000 by the end of=
the week. We can do it if everyone chips in.

You can make your gift right now by filling out the form below. When you hi=
t "Submit," you'll be taken to a secure form where you can enter your credi=
t card information and correct your name and address. That's it -- it takes=
under a minute.

Name: Alexandra Reill
Email: office@kanonmedia.com
Gift toward Iraq advertising: $
(Optional) Gift toward our operating fund: $

If the form doesn't work, just go to:
https://www.moveon.org/nytad/?id=935-1005826-RLLKzDJlwRqkyOuUEso9dw

In the ad, we'll publish the number of signers on our petition. In order fo=
r that number to be as high as possible, we need your help -- just forward =
the message below to your friends with a note about why it's important to s=
ign up.

Thank you for all of your help. Together we will do everything possible to =
bring the Iraq crisis to a peaceful resolution.

Sincerely,
--Eli, Wes, Peter, Joan, and Carrie
MoveOn.org
December 5th, 2002

P.S. Here's the original message we sent yesterday. The ad text is at the e=
nd:

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Dear MoveOn member,

Inspections in Iraq have started. Most of us breathed a sigh of relief. Unf=
ortunately, it's become clear that the ultra-hawks in the Bush administrati=
on -- Cheney, Wolfowitz, Perle -- will not take yes for an answer. While th=
e rest of the world thinks Iraq has backed down, these men are beginning a =
massive public relations blitz for war.

With the possibility of a peaceful resolution to this crisis at hand, we ca=
nnot allow a few men to push the world to war. Send a message to President =
Bush to let the inspections work at:

http://www.moveon.org/winwithoutwar/

We'll compile your messages and present them to the Administration, includi=
ng Secretary of State Powell, and to U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan.

The good news is that the ultra-hawks face some serious opposition. Secreta=
ry of State Colin Powell and other members of the Bush Administration are w=
illing to give diplomacy a chance, and the State Department's interpretatio=
n of the U.N. resolution is a lot more reasonable than the White House's in=
terpretation.

But unless wiser heads prevail, this is what we should expect: (1) starting=
December 8th, members of the Bush administration will claim that Iraq is i=
n material breach of the U.N. resolution, citing supposed omissions in the =
coming multi-hundred page report, based on undisclosed intelligence; (2) so=
on thereafter some "hot" incident, like anti-aircraft fire on U.S. patrols =
in the no-fly zone, will be used to solidify public support for war, and fi=
nally (3) the bombing campaign will begin.

This could all begin before Christmas -- another wonderful gift to the worl=
d from the Bush administration.

President Bush has agreed that war should be the very last resort. Let's ho=
ld him and his administration to those words:

http://www.moveon.org/winwithoutwar/

Please sign on today. We must support policy makers who will oppose these f=
ew extremists in the Bush White House who have been looking for an excuse f=
or war from the very beginning.

Sincerely,

--Eli Pariser
International Campaigns Director
MoveOn.org
December 4th, 2002

P.S. Here's the text of the message we will send with the list of compiled =
individual comments:

Dear Mr. President,

On October 11, the U.S. Congress passed a joint resolution on Iraq that aut=
horizes you to use war as a last resort -- if and only if diplomacy fails t=
o accomplish the U.S.'s national goals.

In this context, we are deeply concerned by your Administration's repeated =
attempts to frame Iraqi anti-aircraft fire within the no-fly-zone as a mate=
rial breach of the resolution. As U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and oth=
er U.N. diplomats have pointed out, the resolution clearly excludes such ev=
ents from its jurisdiction.

We are also concerned that you have already found Iraq's response "not enco=
uraging" when the inspectors have been at work only for a week and so far h=
ave not encountered Iraqi obstruction.

The United States has made a commitment to approaching the danger that Sadd=
am Hussein poses through the international community. The resumption of the=
inspections regime is a triumph for the U.S., international law and multil=
ateralism. But the United States will lose all credibility with its allies =
if it appears that it will go to war regardless of the inspections' success=
. And by alienating and infuriating allies through unilateral action, the U=
.S. could throw the success of the campaign against terrorism into jeopardy=
.

Mr. President, it appears that your administration is looking for an excuse=
to go to war, when a peaceful and just solution may be at hand. We ask tha=
t you live up to your word and give diplomacy a chance.

We can win without war.

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