Volume 4: Foreword Welcome to the 2008-2009 issue of TRANSIT. Our final round of articles for the year is now online. It includes an essay by videographer and theorist Ursula Biemann about her work, as well as a video of her recent visit to Berkeley. In addition, this round features a new translation by Roger […]

Writing Video – Writing the World: Videogeographies as Cognitive Medium Ursula Biemann Download PDF Abstract: This essay relates to my writings recently published in the monograph Mission Reports – Artistic practice in the field. Ursula Biemann Video Works 1998-2008, Cornerhouse Publishers, in connection with the retrospective exhibitions at Bildmuseet Umea 2008 and Nikolaj Copenhagen 2009. […]

Ursula Biemann in Conversation: A Screening and Discussion of Black Sea Files (2005) With an introductory text by Deniz Göktürk http://blip.tv/transitjournal/ursula-biemann-in-conversation-a-screening-and-discussion-of-the-black-sea-files-2005-2103700 Ursula Biemann came to Berkeley as a guest of the Strategic Working Group on “Cultural Forms / Local Stakes / Global Circuits,” funded by the Townsend Center and the Mellon Foundation and co-organized by […]

Switzerland and its Past: An Uncomfortable Relationship Roger de Weck Download PDF Abstract: This lecture was originally delivered at the University of California, Berkeley, on November 10, 2008. It addresses Switzerland’s asylum policies during the Second World War, as well as its relations with Apartheid South Africa in the 1970s and 1980s. The author argues […]

Switzerland: Advertising a Strange Case Iso Camartin Download this article as a PDF. Abstract: This lecture was originally delivered at the University of California, Berkeley, on November 18, 2008. Its thematic focus is on multilingualism and cultural diversity in Switzerland. It also addresses political and cultural loyalty, modern survival strategies in economically marginal regions, and […]

If the Good Lord were Swiss Hugo Loetscher Translated by Rafaël Newman Download PDF Abstract: Originally published in German in Der Waschküchenschlüssel, oder, Was-wenn Gott Schweizer wäre (Zurich: Diogenes, 1983). Acknowledgments: Translated from the German by Rafaël Newman. What would it be like if the Good Lord were Swiss? The question is not as idle […]