Category Archives: Poiesis

For Marc Riboud

When somebody asks me what my best photograph is, I answer, I hope to do it tomorrow and thus try to change my way of seeing. Marc Riboud Few photographic journalists traveled the 20th century as Marc Riboud, both in … Continue reading

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Struggles for space: Anarchism, architecture and anarchitecture (1)

If there is no art without architecture (for are not most of what we call the “fine arts” housed?) and if architecture is the arkhi-chief-master tekhne-art and the architect the master tekton-artist-artisan-builder, then the anarchist should find little affinity with … Continue reading

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André Laude, anarchist poet

For André Laude (1936-1995), for his poetry, for his fiery beauty … Toute mon expérience poétique s’articule autour de cette perspective : la poésie doit changer la vie. André Laude: Working class family.  Exiled to Paris, will later rejoin his homeland: … Continue reading

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Karen Karslyan: Poetry as transgression

From a friend of Autonomies … Karen Karslyan is a writer. He is in love with words; their texture, music, variations. He may stretch them and minimise them, turn them into objects that scream and images that see other images … Continue reading

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For Gato Barbieri

When I play the saxophone, I play life, I play love, I play anger, I play confusion, I play when people scream … Gato Barbieri For the free jazz artist that he was, is, Gato Barbieri, who died on this … Continue reading

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Portrait of anarchy by a young artist

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For Jacques Rivette

Quel est le but du cinéma? Que le monde réel, tel qu’offert sur l’écran, soit aussi une idée du monde. Il faut voir le monde comme une idée, il faut le penser comme concret. Jacques Rivette We are all rehearsing parts … Continue reading

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Rebellious graffiti, testimonial photography: Art against austerity in greece

Greece … is a laboratory in which the resistance of a population to authoritarian governance can be measured. Maurizio Lazzarato, Governing by Debt The task of art is not to change reality but to show and evoke it. The mimetic … Continue reading

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The poetic anarchy of Jesús Lizano

Quien duerme, quien duerme, quien duerme, despierte. Lope de Vega  Soy anarquista poetico: mi mundo no es de este reino. Jesús Lizano Q. – Is the Real Poetic World distant? R. – The Real Poetic World is here, in what is natural, … Continue reading

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jihadi collaborators

Let us not kid ourselves. Who have been the ones undermining our freedoms for as far back as one can think? It was not jihadis. It was governments, corporations, advertisers, educational systems, police, internal security, armies, religious establishments. Yet now … Continue reading

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