Category Archives: Poiesis

For Robert Frank (1924-2019)

To experience a thing as beautiful means: to experience it necessarily wrongly. Friedrich Nietzsche *** … photographs become standard evidence for historical occurrences, and acquire a hidden political significance. Walter Benjamin *** Photography is the process of rendering observation self-conscious. … Continue reading

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For Toni Morrison (1931-2019)

In this here place, we flesh; flesh that weeps, laughs; flesh that dances on bare feet in grass. Love it. Love it hard. Yonder they do not love your flesh. They despise it. They don’t love your eyes; they’d just … Continue reading

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Why I am an anarchist: Benjamin Zephaniah

A testimonial by poet and writer Benjamin Zephaniah (from dogsection.org) …

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For Nanni Balestrini (1935-2019)

Epic Prologue here I am once more sitting in front of the poetry audiencethat is sitting benevolently in front of melooks at me and is waiting for poetryas always I have nothing to tell itas always the poetry audience knows … Continue reading

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Profaning the spectacle: Advertising subversives and vandals

If it is said today that power is everywhere, it is not to empty the concept of all meaning, but to point to the fact that capitalism shapes and permeates all social relations, that the latter are increasingly commodified and … Continue reading

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Anarchic movement: Ambulations in thought after Steve Paxton

When we linger in the borderland on purpose, we become our own experiment. Steve Paxton, Drafting Interior Techniques How do you know you aren’t improvising? Steve Paxton, Gravity A reflection inspired by a performance of Steve Paxton’s Flat and Satisfyin … Continue reading

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The Police: An Ethnography

From the CrimethInc. Collective (15/03/2019), a photo essay about armed obedience …

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For Tomi Ungerer: A smiling anarchist

I think I would have been the perfect anarchist. We have too much discipline. You know my triangle of life? It’s very important. It took me years to do it. It’s a triangle with variable angles and one is for … Continue reading

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In praise of folly: Frente de Artistas del Borda

In the serene world of mental illness, modern man no longer communicates with the madman: on one hand, the man of reason delegates the physician to madness, thereby authorizing a relation only through the abstract universality of disease; on the … Continue reading

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