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Ultra-red Advisory Board

The Advisory Board consists of third-party individuals with whom the Ultra-red Board of Directors consult on various issues. Advisory Board members are not necessarily directly involved in the daily activities of Ultra-red or Public Record.

Manuela Bojadzijev
Ben Borthwick
Sarah Pierce
The Speculative Archive
Terre Thaemlitz | BACK TO TOP
Manuela Bojadzijev (Kanak Attak, DE)

Manuela Bojadzijev lives in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She is an activist with Kanak Attak a national anti-racist organization launched in 1997 with chapters through-out Germany. From 1995 to 1997 Bojadzijev was part of the editorial collective of the quarterly magazine "Die Beute". Bojadzijev is also a member of the TRANSIT MIGRATION research project, based at the University of Frankfurt, School of Social Research. The project is an interdisciplinary inquiry into the transformation of border regimes in Southeast Europe and migration movements. The cultural portion of TRANSIT MIGRATION'S Yugoslavia project features Ultra-red. Currently completing a Ph.D. on "Struggles of Migration," Bojadzijev's research encompasses and combines racism theory and migration history. She is a Research Fellow at the University of Frankfurt in the Department of Cultural Anthropology and European Enthnography. | BACK TO TOP
Ben Borthwick (Tate Modern, UK)

In 1994 Borthwick moved from London to New York for the Curatorial Studies section of the Whitney Program. After completing the Whitney, Borthwick worked for a year in various commercial galleries and non-profit spaces before moving back to Leeds in the UK for a Masters in Social Art History. The interim six years were spent in London working freelance on various projects. These included a few with Artangel (Michael Landy's "Breakdown," Tony Oursler's "Influence Machine," Alan Platel's "Because I Sing" and an unrealised Francis Alys psychogeographic project about surveillance and marching bands in the City of London). Until 2002, Borthwick was involved with Milch, an artist-run space eventually closed by gentrification. In addition to his curatorial experiences, Borthwick has written for The Wire (including a cover feature for the December 2003 with Carsten Nicolai which evolved from a show at Milch) as well as occasional exhibition catalogues. In 2003, Borthwick institutionalised himself as Assistant Curator at Tate Modern where he works on a range of historical and contemporary exhibitions, including Bruce Nauman's sound installation in the Turbine Hall and smaller projects with 'emerging' artists, as well as programming sound events in conjunction with talks and digital projects. | BACK TO TOP
Sarah Pierce (The Metropolitan Complex, IE)

The Metropolitan Complex is a Dublin-based project by Sarah Pierce. It organizes a social practice that incorporates a range of activities such as exhibitions, talks, and publications. These structures are often opened up to the personal and the incidental. | BACK TO TOP
The Speculative Archive (US)
meltzerj@mindspring.com (Julia Meltzer)
hotwater@mindspring.com (David Thorne)

The work of the Speculative Archive focuses on the production of documents, their collection, circulation and reception, and their socio-political effects. Past projects include "Free the, Demand your . . . ," an installation developed from research in an archive of leftist political graphics; "A Brief History of the Internal Conflict," a presentation constructed from declassified U.S. government files pertaining to the 36-year war in Guatemala; "In light of the recent events," a presentation about events in Chile in 1973; and "It's not my memory of it," an experimental documentary which explores the dynamic of knowing and not knowing that is central to secrecy, memory, and documentation. The Archive is a collaborative project of Julia Meltzer and David Thorne. | BACK TO TOP
Terre Thaemlitz (Comatonse Recordings, JP)

Terre Thaemlitz is an award winning multi-media producer, writer, public speaker, educator, audio remixer, DJ and owner of the Comatonse Recordings record label. His work critically combines themes of identity politics - including gender, sexuality, class, linguistics, ethnicity and race - with an ongoing critique of the socio-economics of commercial media production. This diversity of themes is matched by Thaemlitz' wide range of production styles, which include electroacoustic computer music, club oriented deep house, digital jazz, ambient, and computer composed neo-expressionist piano solos. He has released twelve solo albums, as well as numerous 12-inch EPs, 7-inch singles, collaborative albums, remixes, and video works. His writings on music and culture have been published internationally in a number of books, academic journals and magazines. As a speaker and educator on issues of non-essentialist transgenderism and Queer theory, Thaemlitz has participated in panel discussions throughout Europe and Japan, as well as held numerous cross-cultural sensitivity workshops at Tokyo's Uplink Factory, near his current residence in Kawasaki, Japan.

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