When there is war all over the world, do we then really live in peace?
Symbolically war penetrates deep into the visceral organs of repacified Western society. At the turn of the 21st Century an entirely new form of was has emerged, the "mass-cultural war". In his talk Holert will against the backdrop of the wars "for hearts and minds" and "on terrorism" address the mental amarments in the media cultures of the West. Following screening of the films "Auge/Machine" by Hareun Farocki (DE, 2001) and "First Kill" by Coco Schrijber (NL, 2001).