Tag Archives: Art and Revolution

For Ursula K. Le Guin

A Few Words to a Young Writer: Socrates said, “The misuse of language induces evil in the soul.” He wasn’t talking about grammar. To misuse language is to use it the way politicians and advertisers do, for profit, without taking … Continue reading

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For Katarina Gogou

… we convalescents still need art, it is another kind of art – a mocking, light, fleeting, divinely untroubled, divinely artificial art that, like a bright flame, blazes into an unclouded sky! Above all: an art for artists, only for artists! Friedrich … Continue reading

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The russian revolution of 1917: Bruno Jasienski

We think that a powerful and vigorous movement is impossible without differences — “true conformity” is possible only in the cemetery. Joseph Stalin, “Our purposes” Pravda #1, (22 January 1912) For many of those who threw themselves into the russian revolution, with … Continue reading

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Guy Debord and Giorgio Agamben – Dialogues III: The ethics and politics of cinema

In an intensely rich dialogue, Giorgio Agamben has engaged with the work of Guy Debord in ways comparable to few.  With our recent post on football and the society of the spectacle (click here), we share below the third and last … Continue reading

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The russian revolution of 1917: The Dada counterpoint

Dada remains within the framework of European weaknesses; its still shit, but from now on we want to shit in different colours to adorn the zoo of art with the flags of every consulate. Tristan Tzara, Manifesto of Monsieur Antipyrine … Continue reading

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Voices of a revolution: Portugal, 25 of April 1974, Música de intervenção

A people without song are perhaps not a “people”, or at least, they are not more than temporary aggregates of consumers of music.  But consumers do not make up a people and if it is in times of intense and … Continue reading

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For/from Ursula K. Le Guin

A writer speaks above all for themselves.  We thus share the words of the anarchist writer Ursula K. Le Guin, a story, a story of rebellion as departure, self-withdrawal from oppression …

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Armand Gatti and the wandering words of rebellion

Poetry is a dissociating and anarchic force which through analogy, associations and imagery, thrives on the destruction of known relationships. Antonin Artaud I always believed that by the beauty of words, one could change the world. Armand Gatti His weapon … Continue reading

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Transgressing the threshold between art and revolution

What is art and what relation there is between it and revolutionary politics, anarchism, is a uniquely modern question born of the alienating social divisions of capitalism.  To address the matter fully would require a reflection well beyond our present … Continue reading

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Architecture beyond truth and falsity: Radicalising feminist interventions in the creation of spaces

Better to live in the provisional than in the definitive. Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space All dissidence, rebellion, revolution has a location, a place.  The relationship between the two has been the subject of an ongoing reflection on the … Continue reading

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