Tag Archives: Art and Revolution

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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The anarchy of woodstock

The Commune was the biggest festival of the nineteenth century. Underlying the events of that spring of 1871 one can see the insurgents’ feeling that they had become the masters of their own history, not so much on the level … 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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A letter for anarchy: Esther Ferrer to John Cage

Performance art is the most democratic. Everyone can do it. You don’t need a technique, you don’t have to have gone through a fine arts school, nor be a specialist in anything. You only have to have the desire to … Continue reading

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For Agnès Varda: Fictions of reality/realities of fiction

Our job is to see, to make things seen or to inform, but we never see enough. I knew around a dozen caryatides and then I discovered fifty of them. I fought for a radical cinema, and I continued all … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: Fragments of interpretation

The yellow vests: February 9th, Act XIII … We continue to share fragments of reflections, of a movement, or movements, in motion. The yellow vests insurrection(s) is a picture of our future today: the only ethical response possible to permanent … Continue reading

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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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The gilets jaunes: The war of images

Everything must be done to preserve the sense of this movement, the originality of the action that is outlined within it, the new freedom that it has already conquered for everyone. No organisation can today pretend to represent alone the … Continue reading

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