ALYTUS PSYCHIC STRIKE BIENNIAL #8: SA(N)CABA (SITUGEOGRAPHIC QUANTUMPILGRIMAGE FROM BOTOSANI TO ALINJA) AUGUST 10-31, 2019

ATTACK WHITE SUPREMACIST CULTURE!                                                    FIND AND AMPLIFY THE VOICES OF
REPRODUCTIVE, PRODUCTIVE AND DESTRUCTIVE WORKERS WHO ARE NOT IN UNIONS OR COUNCILS!           

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


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This year Alytus biennial is based on triolectics of Desa Kala Patra as 3 interwoven axes which are sometimes translated as “space, time, identity” or alternatively “space, time, situation” – or as Space, Time and Class.

If there are only 2 identities possible in class: that of bourgeoisie and proletariat then also in space: from point A to point B (the west and the east or the north and the south or down and up). Also in time: the past and the future.

 

The orientation – the point of origin in space, time and class are all on one‘s body. The body of the worker is the orientation for all measurement and the situation can only be understood as a relationship between workers which is possible if they would succeed to oppose the formation of capital.

 

Whether this escapes the formation of cultural capital is determined by its movement in space : Out of the north and west and high or rather out of twodimensionality of the spectatorship – by its movement in time: out of the past and into the future ie new ideas or rather out of twodimentionality of the whole structure of the idea as based on determinism/causality – and out of the hands of the bourgeois class into workers.

 

The map used by DAMTP in order to understand Class, is that of the IWW industrial unions. This is the point of departure for the DAMTP. We have created a Union of Psychic Workers that breaks with the IWW’s administrative and regional organisational structure. We have created a Union of Dead Workers. We have created a Union of Reproductive Workers – all of which break with the IWW’s industrial classification system and redraw the map of class. This is because any point on the map of industrial unions – a 2 dimensional map – has a coordinate also in the hierarchy of management. To deny that union officials – that academics – that other psychic workers are not located there is to undermine our organisation as workers and to foster a “revolutionary” identity without achieving class consciousness at all. All that this achieves is the creation of cultural capital.

 

Capital – the spectacle – the sum of commodity culture – is the abstraction of labour – the expression of labour in its inhuman form. Oppression is all that creates alienation. Revolution is all that liberates labour from its inhuman form. To obscure the fact that psychic work is indeed a form of work is to side with the Bolshevic separation of politics from economics and culture. It is also to side with the Bakuninist agenda to obscure the 3rd dimension of class – that of situation – and limit workers to their own identity – whether that be industrial or national. However it is that identity that is prerequisite for an understanding of class.

It is clear that some industries dominate others. it is clear that some nations dominate others. It is clear some genders dominate others. It is our task to support those who are oppressed while always pushing for proletarianisation and class unity against not just capital but the capitalists themselves. It is equally clear that the capitalists will use our efforts, our labour, against us – after all that is the essence of capital.

Alytus event of 2013 is a biannual minjung [people‘s] psychic [art] strike event.

 

Read more AGENDA FOR ALYTUS BIENNIAL #5 - DESA / KALA / PATRA

The DesaKalPatraGraph – the proletarianist situgraph – moving on from the Asylum Strike camp at OranienPlaz in Berlin will be at the conference

I hope comrades will help develop this and map our terrain and resources

I want to move from Workers Union to Workers Council

We can share resources and assist workers – but to be a real Psychic Workers Council we must make contact with all living things on the planet and beyond

I reject the instrumental black power of Obama and Jay-Z and all those that wish to manipulate the killing of Trayvon in the USA – while ignoring the largest Hunger Strike in US Prisons. I point rather towards the Black power positions we outlined in the above text by Independent Psychic Workers. The mass murder and genocide currently taking place in Africa is linked to the production of hate – of death.

I also reject the instrumental feminism of Femen and mute magazine – and connect instead to the positions of Revolution at Point Zero and the Household Soviets as also touched on by the Independent Psychic Workers. The rapes at the Occupy camps – just like at the O-Platz camp – indeed the use of rape as a metaphor for the alienation of the worker is located at the point of the production of love – of life.

I therefore suggest that rather than convene both a Black Only Group and a Woman Only Group to begin the conference – we convene a plenary session where the voices of women comrades and of black comrades are exclusively privileged in order to set the agenda for the meeting.

Alternatively we can judge which voices are lacking from our conference and seek advice accordingly. In order to do this I request comrades to fill in the following situgraphs. I have completed one for myself as an example. Please note the symbols can be added to or edited as you wish.

DESA [erdvė] + KALA [laikas] + PATRA [tapatybė, situacija, bendruomenė, visuomenė, klasė] = DKP

 

Tėra tik dvi socialinės klasės poliarizacijos: darbininkas arba buržua. Dvi poliarizacijos egzistuoja ir erdvės sampratoje: nuo taško A į tašką B (vakarai-rytai; šiaurė-pietūs; viršus-apačia). Tas pat ir su laiku: praeitis ir ateitis. Orietavimasis – tai pradinė pozicija erdvėje, laike ir visuomenėje. Kadangi visų pasaulyje sukuriamų gėrybių pagrindas yra darbas, mes kviečiame žvelgti į pasaulį ir jį [į]vertinti iš darbininko perspektyvos, siekti tokio darbininkų tarpusavio santykio, kad užkirsti kelius kapitalo [įskaitant ir kultūrinį] formavimuisi.

Rugpjūčio 20 d., antradienis – DESA

10.00 – 11.00. Rytinė mankšta #1. Ši praktika tiesiogiai siejama su tuo pačiu pavadinimu Londone rengtus susirinkimus Anglijos revoliucijos metu. Didelę įtaką šiems pratimams atsirasti turėjo ir antropologo Johanneso Fabiano „vizualistinė“ kritika. Daugiau: http://barbigate.wordpress.com/

Kadangi Londono „Rytinė mankšta“ tradiciškai vykdavo 7.00 val, tai, įvertinant 2 val. laiko juostų skirtumą, Alytuje ji vyks nuo 9.00 val. kasdien bienalės metu (išskyrus rugpjūčio 20 d., kai ji vyks nuo 10.00 val.) dalyvauti gali visi norintys.

11.00 – 12.00 – bendras susirinkimas, pasisakymai, prisistatymai, bienalės darbotvarkės tikslinimai (Alytaus dailės mokykla).


Read more ALYTAUS BIENALĖ: DESA/KALA/PATRA/PSICHOIŠSIVALYMAS RENGINIAI [lietuvių k.; papildyta 2013-08-18]


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?”

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