Tag Archives: Art and Revolution

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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Miguel Amorós: Culture as the spectacular domestication of desire

In the current historical phase, and insofar as a project opposed to the dominant system is conceivable, the recovery of culture as a Ciceronian cultura animi does not imply patient dedication to learning, or a craftsman-like cultivation of skill, or a militant … 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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The anarchy of beauty: Annie Le Brun

  There is no very evident use in beauty; the necessity of it for cultural purposes is not apparent, and yet civilization could not do without it. The science of aesthetics investigates the conditions in which things are regarded as beautiful; it … Continue reading

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