MATERIALIST SPIRITUALITY AGAINST SPIRITUAL MATERIALISM
- Written by Tae Ateh
DesaKalaPatra (SpaceTimeClass) is the proletarian consciousness – the meaning based on senses resulted by praxis, labour. The quantity of proletarian meaning is self-sufficient – there is no need for more meaning than is actually needed. Meaning appears with destroyed resources and commodities. Surplus meaning results in extermination. Workers who produce meaning are destructive workers.
Abstracted or concept based consciousness is a mechanism that absolutise the meaning as a value and so legitimize extermination that leads to genocide, ecocide and/or biocide. Christianization, colonialism, westernization are based on conceptualization of everyday life. Spectacle is visuality or action based on conceptualization. The spectacle in general, as the concrete inversion of life, is the autonomous movement of the non-living (Guy Debord). Conceptualized resistance resolve into spectacle. Bourgeois meaning is always a surplus meaning – it‘s senseless.
Senses/ concept difference is like living/ non-living.
So rather than understanding the above, the following is a guide to meditation – Obshchina and Situnionisation of the Species Being and General Intellect (Obschina/ Wahdat)
DesaKalaPatra - the three trimensions - are experienced through all of the following sensations and therefore all these dimensions are multiplied by 9:
KAIP MES STABDĖME ATEITIES MASONUS ALYTUJE
- Written by Redas Diržys
Dailės olimpiada yra toks buržuazinis ritualas, kuriame susiduria keletas socialinių visuomenės grupių ir kuris gali atverti labai konkretų visuomenės skerspjūvį, jeigu tą ritualą pavyksta paversti eksperimentu. Kažkas panašaus įvyko Alytuje 2016 m. balandžio 21–22 d., bet pradėsiu iš toliau ir iš man priimtinos proletarinės perspektyvos.
Pasaulis, kuriame gyvename ir kuris prasideda nuo materialių dekoracijų, smarkiai susiaurėjo. Jis pradeda smaugti. Aklai pasiduodami jo įtakai, kasdieninę savo veiklą organizuojame, vedami greičiau instinktų negu svajonių. Naujas gyvenimas neįmanomas, nepertvarkius senojo... Tačiau gali būti, kad ir to nepakaks – reiks jį sugriauti, kad galėtų skleistis gyvybė. (Ši ir keletas kitų tekste išmėtytų ištraukų yra nuplagijuotos iš Andreos Gibbons teksto „Situacionizmo gelbėjimas: rasė ir erdvės samprata“, o ši jas nuplagijavo iš Michele Bernstein tekstų, kuriuose plagijavimas buvo principinė strategija.) Bet kuriuo atveju – ar darysime ką nors, ar paliksime viską savieigai – procesas vis tiek bus skausmingas. Tačiau mes esame letristai (حروفية psichodarbininkai), todėl norime kažko daugiau.
Nežinau, kam šovė į galvą mintis XXII Lietuvos mokinių dailės olimpiadą surengti Alytuje, bet mano atsiradimą jos epicentre lėmė natūralus biurokratinis veiksmas – miesto savivaldybės administracijos švietimo skyriaus specialistė mane, Dailės mokyklos vadovą, tiesiog įtraukė į organizacinę grupę. Tai savaime suprantama, nes moderni visuomenė yra policininkų (t. y. destrukcijos ir prievartos darbininkų) visuomenė. Tačiau pasirinkimo nėra – visos kitos visuomenės irgi policinės. Meno žmonės (psichodarbininkai), šiai destrukcijos visuomenei kuriantys prasmę (beje, akimirksniu virstančią ideologija), įsivaizduoja esantys kažkokiame burbule, pakylėtame virš realybės, ir elgiasi taip, tarsi tos visuomenės išvis nebūtų. Realybėje menininkai paprastai atlieka ateivių iš burbulo vaidmenį. Jie turi privilegijų, leidžiančių elgtis šiek tiek neadekvačiai, bet dažniausiai tomis privilegijomis nepasinaudoja, veikia, vedami instinktų, nes realizuoti svajones jiems užtenka drąsos tik tame meno burbule. Dailės olimpiada, beje, yra viena iš nedaugelio galimybių menininkams išeiti iš to burbulo į gyvenimą. Čia jie akis į akį susiduria su kitų sričių (dažniausiai neproduktyviais ir negamybiniais) darbininkais: destrukcijos, reprodukcinio darbo, psichodarbininkais, duomenkasiais, iš dalies ir su mirusiais darbininkais. Pastaruosius kapitalistinė socialinė sistema eksploatuoja taip pat sėkmingai kaip ir gyvuosius.
DECOLONISATION IS NOT A METAPHOR
- Written by DAMTP
by ChangaMire and TaeAteh
There are two recent articles by this title “Decolonisation is not a metaphor” (by Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang and by Enāēmaehkiw Thupaq Kesīqnaeh) so we thought we would add a third in order to expand on some of the points being made. Decolonisation of the mind, of knowledge – of psychic space, is inseperable from the decolonisation of physical space – and that includes spiritual space. One cannot proceed without the others: De-alienation of land and de-alientation of labour – of reproductive, productive, psychic, destructive and indeed dead labour. But also it is a process that occurs not just in the ex-colonies but must happen also at the source of colonialism – in Europe itself. This is at the core of any decolonising of the university – the university which is after all not just a eurocentric university but a ruling class, patriarchal, bourgeois university. And which is not just an idea (institutions oif learning are as old as time) but a historical moment that begins with Bologna and Oxford towards the end of the Age of Saints.
“Decolonizing the university starts with the de-privatization and rehabilitation of the public space – the rearrangement of spatial relations Fanon spoke so eloquently about in the first chapter of The Wretched of the Earth. It starts with a redefinition of what is public, i.e., what pertains to the realm of the common and as such, does not belong to anyone in particular because it must be equally shared between equals.”
Achille Mbembe, Decolonizing Knowledge and the Question of the Archive (2015)
The enclosures of the commons in Albion, happen along with colonialism and the alienation of land in the colonies, was defining and founding moments of Capitalism as a world system. No doubt slavery and colonisation happened at the same time as transportation became a sentence equal to hanging, for working class people in Albion, who were shipped to the colonies as slaves. So there is no difference in the position and use of the working class at this time, this class function and indeed this space in the foundations of Capitalism: slavery, colonialism and transportation over the first half of the Age of Divinity (1400s to 1600s).
And today as then, the working class has no nation. All borders around the post colonial world are drawn up by European colonial powers (as they were in Europe in 1648) so these are the first point at which the decolonisation must take place. However the first borders must be those of Europe itself. The EU referendem and debates present false choices at every step. Now that Haiti the place of the first slave revolt in history has joined the AU, can we imagine Albion (re)joining the AU too?
“Berlin of 1884 was effected through the sword and the bullet. But the night of the sword and the bullet was followed by the morning of the chalk and the blackboard. The physical violence of the battlefield was followed by the psychological violence of the classroom. [. . .] In my view language was the most important vehicle through which that power fascinated and held the soul prisoner. The bullet was the means of the physical subjugation. Language was the means of the spiritual subjugation.”
Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Decolonizing the Mind (1986)
Wa Thiong'o and Achebe give contrasting attitudes to the English language but as well as addressing cultural capital we need to maintain a drive for de-alietantion and decolonisation of physical capital and land. And so the capital that empowers the destructive and productive workers must also be de-alienated.
Spiritual and Sacred spaces have traditionally been public spaces – traditional ownership, common ownership of this land functions as the opposite to the border. It is no coincidence that Cecil Rhodes chose the most sacred spot in Zimbabwe for his last resting place – In the Matopo Hills. In Zimbabwe, calls have been made for his body to be exhumed and repatriated, the sacred spot decolonised and disalientated. The tyrant deported, the demon spirit banished at long last.
And it is no coincidence that Robert Mugabe the person put forward as leading the only country to institute a policy of land disalienation - is the same person who had vetoed the demands for Rhodes to be exhumed.
OPEN LETTER IN CONNECTION WITH THE ARREST OF THREE ANARCHISTS IN WARSAW
- Written by DAMTP
[On the night of May 23rd, the police in Warsaw arrested three anarchists on charges of an alleged arson attempt of a police vehicle. The three were transferred to a remand prison where they are to be held in custody for three months, awaiting trial. They face up to 8 years in prison. Media frenzy broke out over the arrest in the past few days, with high-ranking politicians and experts on terrorism discussing the matter on TV. Photos and video reruns of the arrested walking with chains around their feet and hands are broadcast on public transportation. The text below is a translation of the statement that was sent out by
various groups from the anarchist and wider social justice community in Poland, in response to these arrests.]
The mass media in Poland are releasing increasingly more absurd, one-sided reports about the arrest of three anarchists on Monday, May 23rd. We interpret this as an attempt to intimidate and criminalize social justice movements in Poland.
As we write, Polish authorities are pushing for the so-called “Counter-Terrorism Act” to enter into force by June 1st of this year. It is no coincidence that as we approach this date, the media and politicians are desperately searching to construct a reality in which this new law will seem absolutely necessary. Yet the step-by-step analyses of the police operation that neutralized the alleged arson attempt of a police car on the night of May 23rd stand in stark contrast to the media’s silence around other recent events, which challenge the image of “police heroes”. Just a few days before, the police in Wroclaw murdered Igor S., an unarmed man. Igor was beaten to death while in custody at the police station. In this case, righteous indignation on the part of politicians, media, police or terrorism experts is hard to find. Journalists prefer to safely turn their critical gaze in another direction when it comes to police brutality. But police killings are only the tip of the iceberg: extortion, beatings and the unlawful protection of the interests of the powerful are daily bread in Poland. Every year, among 16,000 complaints filed against the police only 5 percent is taken into consideration, while the rest is simply ignored. Due to media bias and omissions, the police have little fear of repercussions. It is safe to say that people are officially discouraged from filing complaints since they bring no effect. The truth is that only loud protests and upheavals have the power to prevent police violence from being quietly swept under the carpet. We must bear this in
mind, as the media will not miss the opportunity to pave the way towards the greater expansion of police authority and to further reduce public control over the activities of these bodies of repression.
Alytus Biennial 2015: Discussion with Ben Morea on Revolutionary Animism
- Written by DAMTP
Tae Ateh. I want to present our friend, I met with some years ago and that was only few years after I first time heard about him. To be precise – it was him who actually found me – and I am very thankful for that. His name is Ben Morea and most people know him because of his activities in 60-s. Alytus Biennial already hosted him 4 years ago in 2011. Then we talked about the past. Today we will try to focus on the present situation. Two years ago Ben proposed an issue of revolutionary animism. The combination of the words had immediate development in my own fantasy. He never told me what he actually kept in mind. I even didn’t ask. Instead I developed my own way of understanding how this concept works for me and the forum is specially arranged to somehow discuss it in a wider prospective then I am able to follow up myself - collectively. Now we have great opportunity to listen what the words mean to its originator. Moreover I am looking forward for a great discussion because here we have really diverse group of unspecialized persons – this is very much about what animism deals with – everybody is different, and we must learn how to deal with full respect to it.
Ben Morea. First of all I really want to apologise – I am not really comfortable in giving talks. I thought more about discuss. I want to give some slight introduction so we have some common ground. And then see what you think. What a term revolutionary animism is about? First of all this word revolutionary is overused … it is like a commercial word now. The revolutionary is a product wherever you look. And the only reason because I use it – even when I feel uncomfortable with it – is that the other word animism is a profound agent of understanding. And it can be entertained on its own. Person can approach animism just for itself… as spiritual life force of animism. But I personally see it as a vehicle for change…the vehicle to detect where to go in a future. For a beginning I will give a small introduction – in the 60-s I was very military activist. And it reached the point where in response to activism people started to be assassinated, eliminated. There were several attempts and I disappeared for 39 years. First 5 years I went to the mountains and lived on a horse back. And then I came out and home stayed completely out of a public domain. I never spoke to the people about my past or my ideas. And after 39 years somebody contacted me and asked me to come out to speak about the 60-s. I actually refused…I was really satisfied with what I was doing. I spent 39 years together with native people. And I was interested in understanding. Rather in the 60-s it was to radicalize and change the word as we new. We understood the political needs, the cultural needs, the artistic needs, the sexual needs, but we had a very little understanding of the spiritual needs. And I felt that was important. It was part of the picture, a puzzle. I fascinated with Native American culture. I felt there is something, a key that we were missing in a materialist Western culture… some understanding what is going to be necessary, but I couldn’t grasp it. And at the point that this physical need for my disappearance became necessary I decided it to be an opportunity to go to the mount native people and I satisfied that interest I had to understand were that missing piece spirt in. And through all 39 years I just get a beginning of understanding. The native people always say that it is a life time education… a life time experience. I don’t feel that after 39 years I understood enough to come back to try, but I understood enough at least to enter into a dialogue to the people about that missing link. Because my feeling was that materialist world which is dominant today and we lack of respect and understanding for the planet itself, that creative forces itself will bring us down. I felt I can use as a metaphor a coin, a materialist coin: the one side is obviously the capitalism, while on the other Marxist communism. They actually both are materialist. I doubt we can survive on a materialist basis. We have to understand we are a part of a larger edifice which is based not on the materialist law.
MOVING THE GOALPOSTS: THREE WAY GOALPOST DRIFT ACTION
- Written by DEad WOrkers Union (DEWOU-DAMTP)
Host: Strategic Optimism Football (SOF); The Achademy of Practical Triolectics and Xenotopian Navigation (APTXN); Fedaration Internationale Autonome des Situlogistes Contemporain (FIASCo)
Venue: New Cross Stadium (reopened, for one day only), Bridgehouse Meadows, London SE15
Date: Sat 11 June 2016
We are approaching a new model (situation) of class society where – proletarianised along the trimensions of space, time and class - strikers (i.e. destructive workers) are deprived of their power. This is exactly where three-sided football has much to teach.
Recent experiments in complexity vandalism saw moving goalposts (attached to bicyclic “fluxvehicles”) attempt to literally “stretch” the Greenwich Meridian. The aim was to trigger a quantum superpositional timeloop, catalysing a hypothesised collapse in imperialist spacetime.
3SF FIRST TIME IN ALYTUS
- Written by DAMTP
June 3rd , 2016 at 6PM in airfield Alytus County Football Federation invites for Aly(tus)mpiada 3SF Cup – as organizers call – “the first time in Alytus city history will be played three soccer goals using football game officially with legal judges”. 3 Sided Football was an artistic initiative invented by Danish artist Asger Jorn, implemented to life by London Psychogeography Association and finally brought to Lithuania by one of the 3SF's most renowned coaches (according to DIVUS) Redas Diržys. Here are invited to play both artists familiar to Redas Diržys, both football players. Organizers agreed to accept also unspecialized unproductive and non-productive workers (i.e. psychic workers) to partake in the game – there is no need for them to know Redas Diržys at all.
„Divus“ galerijoje Londone veikė menininko Redo Diržio paroda „Burn, Baby, Burn!“ - sociopolitinė akcija, kvestionuojanti metafizines bei abstrakčias meno normas, socialines konvencijas ir struktūras, įtaigiai pasisakanti prieš bet kokias diskriminacijos formas.
Paroda tapo „Divus“ galerijos ir menininko inicijuoto projekto tęsiniu, mat prieš tai įvairiose Londono viešosiose erdvėse vyko trišalio futbolo rungtynių performansai. Trišalio futbolo idėja buvo sukurta prieš 50 metų, tačiau įgyvendinti ji buvo pradėta tik prieš dvidešimtmetį.
Trišalio futbolo formą sukūrė danų menininkas Asger Jorn, norėdamas paaiškinti savąją „triolektikos“ filosofiją. Pasak „Divus“ galerijos įkūrėjo menininko Ivan Mečl, trišalis futbolas žaidžiamas visame pasaulyje, o Redas Diržys – vienas labiausiai pripažintų jo specialistų.
Šių metų vasarą trišalį futbolą žaisti bus kviečiami tiek jį pažįstantys menininkai, tiek patys futbolininkai. Alytuje pirmosios oficialios trišalio futbolo rungtynės planuojamos Pirmajame Alytuje esančiame aerodrome, kur vasaros atidarymo šventės metu bus surengtas alternatyviųjų žaidynių „Alympiada“ taurės etapas.
ALYTAUS BIENALĖ 2015: BENAS ŠARKA CLAY TALK///KALBA APIE MOLĮ
- Written by Tae Ateh
6th Alytus Biennial: Revolutionary Animism took part on August 18-23, 2015. Every morning at 7AM some of the mostly consistent delgates were drinking a cup of clay dispersed in water. So far the naturaly found radium is apparent in clay, in advance of the event this particular clay was charged with solar energy so it could be shared with comrades. Benas Šarka is the mostly consistent user and promoter of the clay therapy as situochemie in Lithuania. Besides healing and aesthetic purposes he extended the practical use of clay far beyond the boundaries of bourgeois thinking can lead into the proletarian strata: clay as protection, clay as a weapon, clay as building material, clay as protest, clay as hypergraphics, clay as metagraphics, clay sound, clay as intra-personal substrata, clay as inter-personal substrata etc. This is why particularly for this biennial were provided some 3 tones of raw clay, excavated nearby Alytus and left-up for the solar charge and winter freeze to go through – that is how clay comes to life.
6-oji Alytaus bienalė: Revoliucinis animizmas vyko 2015 m. rugpjūčio 18-23 d. Kasdien 7 val. ryte nuosekliausi bienalės dalyviai rinkdavosi gerti vandenyje praskiesto molio, o po to dar užsiimdavo rytine mankšta, kuri nuo 2013 m. tapo integraliu psichostreiko bienalės elementu. Molio unikali struktūra pasižymi tuo, kad jis gali kaupti radiaciją, nes jo sudėtyje yra natūralaus radžio. Dėl šios priežasties bienalės organizatoriai dar iki bienalės renginių minėtą molį pakrovė saulės energija, kad galėtų pasidalinti ja su kitais bienalės delegatais. Benas Šarka yra pagrindinis molio terapijos kaip proletarinės situchemijos ideologas Lietuvoje. Be to jis puoselėja ir kitus (proletarinius) nedegto molio panaudojimo būdus: gydymas, apsauga, plastika, apsirengimas, ginklas, garsas, protestas, statybinė priemonė, metagrafika, hipergrafika). Dėl šios priežasties 3 tonos netoli Alytaus iškasto švaraus molio buvo specialiai atgabenta į bienalės vietą ir palikta pasikrauti saulės energijos bei pergyventi žiemos šalčius – tokiu būdu molis tampa gyvas.
The talk was given situologically – by using few languages which not necesserely were exact translations of things said. So far interpretation we treat as animist phantom it will be left in the text.
Kaip ir visos Beno Šarkos paskaitos ši buvo situologinė: veiksmas ir kalba, kalba ir jos vertimas, klausimai ir atsakymai – viskas susipynė į vieną visumą – taip čia viską ir pabandėme išguldyti. Taigi, vertimai nelabai atitiko originalius pasisakymus, bet greičiau vieni kitus papildė.
0. Dabar aš parodysiu, kaip geriamas molis.
ACTION AGAINST REPRESSION IN GREECE
- Written by DEad WOrkers Union (DEWOU-DAMTP)
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), has received new information and requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Greece: http://www.omct.org/human- rights-defenders/urgent- interventions/greece/2016/04/ d23733/
The Observatory strongly condemns this crackdown on civil society actors in Greece, calls on the Greek authorities to put an end to the ongoing attempts to criminalise NGOs and volunteers working in the country in the field of humanitarian assistance to migrants and asylum-seekers or otherwise prevent them from carrying out their work and urges them to lift the ban on civil society activists and journalists to enter army-run camps.
Therefore I hereby urge You to:
i. Guarantee in all circumstances the physical and psychological integrity of Mr. Salam Kamal-Aldeen and other activists, as well as of all human rights defenders and humanitarian activists in the country;
ii. Put an end to all acts of harassment - including at the judicial level - against Mr. Salam Aldeen and other volunteers, including members of Aid Delivery Mission ADM, as well as against all human rights defenders in Greece so that they are able to carry out their work without hindrances;
QUANTUM ALGORITHMIC DRIFT
- Written by The New Cross Triangle Psychogeographical Association (NXTPA)
Fascinating to hear about the experiments with quantum algorithms. Always been somewhat suspicious of algorithmic forms of drift, although sure they worked plausibly well as a kind of experiment. However, the way that you reintroduced the other trimensions here Asim, in consideration of quantum computing, places the algorithm in a somewhat different light and is definitely something to experiment with further.
We also had a go with KK's instructions the other day. We also attempted to break from the usual algorithmic form, but in another direction, following the recent elaborations by certain comrades on the historical relation between three-sided football and the trivium.
Initially we set out to disrupt the binary of the directional algorithm through the use of triolectics, by trying to devise a three-sided die. However, thwarted in our attempts, we realised that we had actually reached the limits of a geometrical, or quadrivial approach (i.e., no such die was possible), and instead changed back to one informed by the trivium (grammar, dialectic/logic and rhetoric). To us, a trivial approach suggested the use of Lettrist, rather than numerical dice, with the dérive thus becoming something of a materialised rhetorical exercise.
The resultant drift was only a rudimentary experiment, and doubtless contained a number of significant problems - not least the alphabetical linearity, or, for instance, the question as to whether an algorithm can itself best be understood as an expression of the trivium (according to logic and grammar at least), thus taking the whole thing in a circle. However, it did bring about a rather remarkable 'synchronicitous' conclusion.
The narrative account of our journey, with pictures, here
QUANTUM ALGORITHMIC DRIFT
- Written by Tae Ateh
for this experimental drift i used the "quantum algorhythmn" (spelling of algorithm changed to suggest a more musical and improvised nature of this experiment):
which i wrote in 2002 as a critique of the Algorithmic Psychogeography written by Wilfren HouJebek at socialfiction.org
I thought the introduction of controlled chance into psychogeographical activity, as well as a psychic confluence of machine and mind, a very good development - but when I did an walk with HouJebek in Soho London as part of the "hot summer of psychogeography" I found the walk too prescriptive. This was Houjebek's aim anyway (the algorithm shapes the walk through the walkers breaks with the rules as much as with their following the rules) but I wanted to develop the algorithm formally. the idea of quantum algorhythmn is to introduce algorithms of time as well as space - and also of class.
The original algorithm that sets the turnings locks the drifter into the trajectory of the road - the urban planner / architect's spacial structure - and so locks the worker into a spectacular relation - 1 follows the road until 1 gets to a turning. this i felt needs disrupting so that the line can be broken up into points - not just of space but also of time and class.
however i did not carry out many experiments using this at the time - and only used mental prompts for changing direction or for the input of a variable (0 or 1). these mental prompts were usually hypergraphical - the sight of a letter (in advertising or road signage) or number (eg 101 03 333) for example. at the time (2002) the activities of QCFC overtook those of evoL and so the experiments were put on hold - instead of experimental or pedagogical action we were concentrating on psychic attacks on the city of london corporation)
3SF IS A CONTINUOUS SELF-IMPROVEMENT OF ANY IMPROVEMENTS
- Written by DAMTP
That is the main point in triolectics – not to to get to the pure fixed trinitary structure as it was established in christianity or eurocentrism – that we call the difference between triolectics and triarchy (Moses Hess).
Coming back to the point where Martin’s dream ends on the dissolution of the goalposts – here we apply dialectics of copulation which is essential for reproductive work (or labor) and brings a new dimension into the relationship based on concepts. It would look like this (not sure how physically it is still useful to play football using it as quantum goalposts, but we are about to try):
FQFFEF: MORE ON THUGS & GORILLAS MATCH [updated]
- Written by DAMTP
we should remember:
"The United States of America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins. The killers will fail, and the Iraqi people will live in freedom." - George W. Bush
of course bush was referring to the thugees (Hindi: Nepali ठग्गी ṭhagī; Urdu: ٹھگ; Sanskrit: sthaga; Sindhi: ٺوڳي، ٺڳ; Kannada: ಠಕ್ಕ thakka) and the hashashim (from Arabic: أساسيون Asasiyun)
and also that gorilla - a racist term for black people is phonetically identical in english to guerrilla (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡeˈriʎa]) or more specifically guerrillero ([ɡeriˈʎeɾo]) if male, or a guerrillera if female.
More on Thugs and Gorillas 3 Sided Football Match at Deptfort-Greenwich border (London) on March 21st, 9PC (2016 vulg.) - here.
SUGGESTION FOR SPATIAL IMPROVEMENT OF CURRENT 3SF PRACTICE
- Written by Martin Zet
PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY INTO A PSYCHO-MAP-BOARD GAME “UNREAL NON-REALITY”/// ПСИХОГЕОГРАФИЧЕСКИЙ ПРОЕКТ, ПО ИТОГАМ КОТОРОГО БУДЕТ РЕАЛИЗОВАНА ПСИХО-КАРТА-ИГРА «НЕ РЕАЛЬНАЯ НЕРЕАЛЬНОСТЬ»
- Written by Karen Karnak
We are starting a psychogeographical project that will result into a psycho-map-boardgame “Unreal Non-reality” (the name is still discussable). This game will be based on the experience of a soviet pioneer of psychogeography, artist Pyatkin. If you happen to know Russian you can read about his endeavors here - http://www.liveinternet.ru/users/vl866911/post297941007/ (still, there are pics so you can get the gist of what’s going on).
So, to create this game we’ll need some preparations which will take place form the 15th to the 22nd of April. Everyone can join and help out as follows:
1) In your current place of residence take Google Maps (or a regular map if you’re into that) and randomly choose a place for a starting location, then mark it. This is where your route starts.
2) Get to there starting location however you like and don’t forget to take a dice with you. *
3) When you’re there roll the dice twice. The first roll will determine how many times you’ll have to turn left, the second roll – how many times you’ll have to turn right.
4) Choose the general direction of your journey and start strolling according to your rolls. Document whatever happens during your walk however you like (take photos, doodle, draw, take notes). When you get to the very end of your journey make something there, an object of whatever importance and design (graffiti, installation, take a shit right there, make a shrine out of empty beer cans etc.) and document it.
5) When you get back home outline your journey in Google Maps and mark any events with links to your documentation (links to files with pics, drawings scans etc.). This will make our job much easier.
6) Send a link to your Google Maps to our email address and an archive containing your notes, pics etc.
7) After the 22nd of April we’ll start making a unified psycho-map-boardgame that will be published later in a form of textile print and whatnot. It’ll be sent to you as a token of gratitude for participating in the project. **
PRESS RELEASE; ROOTS, CULTURE, IDENTITY ART EXHIBITION AT THE TUC, IN REMEMBRANCE OF STEPHEN LAWRENCE
- Written by DAMTP
[DAMTP comment: A couple of Asemic hypergraphical paintings by Tae Ateh as well as some DAMTP papers are in this exhibition in rememberance of Stephen Lawrence by the Trade Union Congress in London which will be on this weekend and next week].
The Roots Culture Identity art exhibition is hosted by the TUC Race Relations Committee and is the concept of activist, poet, artist and curator of the exhibition Zita Holbourne, who is elected to the TUC Race Relations Committee.
Now in its fourth year and a touring exhibition and arts collective, the exhibition was established to showcase the art of predominantly young black artists in recognition of the multiple impact of austerity on young black workers and the existing institutional racism in the arts and culture sector and to meet one of the recommendations of the TUC Stephen Lawrence Task Group to use the Marble Hall at TUC Headquarters as a space to showcase the talents of black creatives. The exhibition features the art of young black and also migrant artists.
The exhibition in full is available for higher or a smaller pop-up exhibition can be arranged for short term events. In previous year’s the exhibition has been shown at the PCS Union HQ, PCS Black Members Seminar, CWU Black Workers Conference, GMB HQ and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in addition to the TUC.
The exhibition runs from 15th to 22nd April in the Marble Hall at Congress House and features the art and photography of:
ZITA; POET~ARTIST~ACTIVIST -
NIZAR TAHA HAJJ AHMAD -
TAE ATEH -
CAMILLA DANIEL -
DARREN JOHNSON -
SAMIA MALIK -
RIMIKE OMOLEKULO -
FQFFEF SEAL - SPRING EQUINOX DRAGON'S BITE
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Our comrade a psychic worker decided to join First Quantum Equinox Flux Footballum by doing a Marzanna (in Polish, or Morė in Lithuanian, Morana in Czech, Slovene and Croatian, or Morena in Slovak and Russian, or also Mara, Maržena, Moréna, Mora or Marmora - is a Baltic and Slavic goddess associated with seasonal rites based on the idea of death and rebirth of nature), to burn and drawn the goddess of death and welcome her brother and lover the God of Fertility (REproductiVe wOrkers and Lovers UltimaTe unION). While doing that s(he) transformed her/himself into a dragon (destructive worker) and left a death seal – a key to communicate to the dead workers instead.
FQFFEF: TIME, SPACE AND CLASS SUPERPOSITION MATCH IN AMSTERDAM – March 20th, 9 PC [2016 vulg.]
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3SF Amsterdam VondelPark Postumous Report: Crew gathered in the fog at midday to prepare the hexagonal pitch surrounded by joggers and camouflaged hobbists metal detecting the ground. The game was attempted at 12.30 by what was eventually just a light rain. Not enough to stop eight intrepidous players: Team Naranja, Team Yellow and Team Red start battling at 13pm sharp, here some facts:
just at the mid of 1/3, an extra player joins Team Yellow. During 2\3 , a medium sized dog joins the game adopting a tactic of extreme defense on the ball. Other players try to dissuade him; a small bulldog joins the game and displays relevant skills scoring one goal against team red. At the end of 2/3, team orange and team red decide to focus their struggle against team yellow who is dominating the game so far. Nevertheless Team yellow celebrates its victory as the team which conceded least goals. 3SF players leave the pitch only at 2.30 Pm local time after supplementary friendly sessions, they all head for lunch looking forward to the next match.
Besides there were 3SF matches played simultaneously in London (the superposition of 3SF maches at once) and Carrara.
DAMTP #15. Quantum Flux Footballum Equinox Fest (FQFFEF) Issue. 8PC [2016 vulg.] is available
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DAMTP continues on producing situographic newspaper: this time in superposition with First Quantum Flux Footballum Equinox fest in London event. DAMTP #15 further explores global developments of 3 Sided Football, presents comments on the animist-sufist Urs Mubarak at Raiziai cemetary, points into racism and sexism of Eurocentrist culture and traces up Proletarian Callendar. The PDF is available here: http://antisystemic.org/SW/DAMTP15.pdf
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