ATTACK WHITE SUPREMACIST CULTURE!                                                    FIND AND AMPLIFY THE VOICES OF

ALL (IN)ORGANIC COMRADES UNITE!                                                                                            GAME THE SYSTEM!

ABRACADABRA-C  (Alytus Biennial Reversion into Abolition of Culture And Distribution of its Aberrant Bacillus Right Abroad – Committee)

ÐعM提п (former DAMTP - the DaðA Miners and Travailleuse Psychique) - workers union to disrupt the creation of cultural capital through regional and a national language

Howard McCalebb

Occupy (Berlin) Biennale: While overlooking the protest pit of Occupy Biennale with Martin Zet, at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, during the 7th Berlin Biennale, I had an epiphany.


After decades of mulling the merits of various forms of political (action) protest, and finding no viable means that suited my personal disposition, I have finally recognized an approach that sprouted from the seed that had been lying dormant in my mind since the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955. I have never been enamored with the noisy march or rally, or the simple demonstration of moral anger, as a political tool. I have always been interested in the value of Instrumental Power. The noisy march or rally is a valid means to express moral anger or outrage with genuine passion. Political protest strategies, however, that exploit instrumental levers can play a much more certain role in achieving a desired result, or in accomplishing the core purpose that arose from the need to protest, in the first place. The use of instrumental leversis a means by which the concrete aims of social protest may actually be achieved.


We must learn the lesson that lies in the logic that governs the enunciation of the problem, which will lead to its successful realization. When a problem is properly stated it inevitably finds a solution. Lets examine Le Corbusier’s analysis in the example of the airplane: “The airplane shows us that a problem well stated finds its solution. To wish to fly like a bird is to state the problem badly. To invent a flying machine, that is to say, search for a means of suspension in the air and a means of propulsion, was to put the problem properly: in less than ten years the whole world could fly.”The problem properly stated is not “how do I protest,” it is “how do I end the offending behaviors?”

[The following letter from my old-time-friend Howard was sent some years ago, this initiative does not met support from colleagues, but I found it important to share the deep psychic activity of the whole intention even there were used retrograde terms from the Age of Divinity. - Redas Diržys, ABRACADABRA-C]

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is with great enthusiasm that I write to you, to share with you a small window of opportunity that is currently open to us.

As we all know, The Western art world has undergone tremendous changes over the past 50-years – caused mostly by gentrification. Artist established neighborhoods in New York like SoHo and Tribeca, and around the Western world are now ultra expensive – and the current reincarnation of Berlin is gentrifying at a rapid pace. The artists, ever creative in these endeavors, will no doubt find new places to migrate.

A friend of mine in Berlin whose family owns the 19-room Villa, on the Black Sea in Venus, Romania, has just informed me that just 50-meters from their property is an abandoned convention center that was built by the former Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, in the 1950s.

Since Ceausescu was deposed 1989, this property has been fenced off and has remained unused. The property has been protected and is in good condition. There has been no interior vandalism - and on the exterior a few outdoor lighting globes have been stolen, which can be easily replaced with inexpensive facsimiles.

I am told that this property van be purchased for between €300,000.00 and €400,000.00 Euros.

I am proposing that a group of us art people form an association, to purchase this complex, and convert it into an international art center. The Razelm Contemporary Art Cente Association would be an appropriate name for the group.

Romania joined the European Union (EU) on January 1st 2007.


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