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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[Translations in German and other languages soon]

 

Asylum Strike, PoCs in Germany, Anti-racism and capitalism, NoBorders from below or Asylum solidarity?
 

  

Strike, Commune, Occupy ?

 

the Asylum Strike is a historical moment of self-organisation where the undocumented and illegalised have manifest as a force on their own terms and shown the ability to go on the offensive against the state and racism in the heart of Western Europe and therefore on these same terms against international capitalism. At the same time it shows some glaring problems in how we organise and how we can look beyond the spectacular limits of current politics and strategies, especially with regards to racism. This text will not go into detail of wider issues such as how the “communisers” who seek invisibility and free association beyond nation and gender have made no attempt to understand those communities and individuals that are forced into invisibility – who are forced to leave their identities and homes in order to survive – and why we might seek visibility and how revolutionary consciousness and becoming requires articulation in terms of firstly identity then nation and in maturity in class consciousness and organisation. Neither will we look in depth at how the Asylum Strike and the Psychic Strike relate to the Human Strike. It is understandable that those who have no direct contact with international terrains of resistance and are closeted by the activist bubble are unable to see how they end up reproducing the classism inherent in neo-liberalist situations they arise from. What’s more worrying is how those who actively engage in fighting racism succumb to the same eurocentricity and racism too.

 

The focus of this text are the direct organisational problems around the O-Platz camp and is thus in part to respond to certain notions such as PoC in Germany and the statements "Its not all about racism" and "The laws are based on capitalism, not on racial discrimination" by some people. First of all it is racist to separate capitalism from the racial/negro slavery precondition and its continuity through denied racial(race based) discrimination likewise the racism without the discourse of race. (The continuity of racism without the discourse of race been suggested by many such as Etienne Balibar).

  Read more ON KNOWN AND UNKNOWN SELF (DIS) ORGANISATION (reloaded & updated on May Day, 2013)
[the paper was delivered by DAMTP at the conference held in Museum Jorn in Silkeborg (Denmark) on May 23rd, 2014 and so to celebrate Asger Jorn‘s 100 year anniversary and the First Threesided Football World Cup organized for that occation]

The main task of the DAMTP contribution to Threesided Football Event of Silkeborg in May 2014 is to point at its basic Eurocentrism in the core of understanding Identity as singular projection of the Nation.

We therefore sugest to expand the understanding of Identity from binarity of Name-Nation into a triolectics of Letter-Name-Nation and further projecting into a triolectics between Nation-Name–Situation what shapes the Class consciousness. All the resulted bitriolectical plexus gives an oportunity to attack the concept of Nation not only individually from lettrist or situationist positions but also in alliances with Name (individuality) so tactically combining rationality of the laws and irrationality of the carnivalesque. But we sugest to go even further and from time to time to betray the bourgeois individuality in this triolectic game. This way of the game construction ensures elimination of basic features of bourgeois „serious culture“: symbolism and spectacle.

One more aspect on the eurocentrist identity-comprehension critique was provided by our fellow traveller from Cameroon. So far the Identity is a word of Latin origin we were seeking for the words of non european origin and one was found in an already almost forgotten language of people from some particular location in Cameroon. They have a word „N‘Dui-Mbén“ what literally means „down and up“, or simply „how you‘re dressed up and down“. There are different words used for identity in this part of Africa, but all have a meaning of whom they think they are. DAMTP takes it seriously as practical non-european approach in this area – we want to know personally who have produced our dress, we are in solidarity with their work, and we are seeking our garment to be related to the labor we do. Read more THREE SIDED FOOTBALL – THE TOOL TO DESTROY SERIOUS CULTURE


Introduction


The theme to this years exploration of 3sf at the biennale is Superposition/Superimposition. It is a very appropriate way of looking at three sided football for it requires us to look at 3sf not only as a game played by kicking a ball around a field – or a forest if you live in Lithuania – but as a game within the context of culture.

Three sided football has now been with us for 50 years – of which it is only the last 20 that have witnessed its experimental realisation. In true cybernetic fashion, the more it has been explored, the more the feedback from each game has allowed its arena of operation to expand.

Most of you probably know that three sided football was developed by Asger Jorn in 1962 - ostensibly as a metaphor for explaining how his theory of triolectics could be understood in a real world situation. In reality - three sided football was actually a deceptively simple way of conveying the complexities of his entire life’s work. My presentation at the conference on three sided football at least years World Cup in Silkeborg examined in detail the means by which 3sf managed to encapsulate Jorns thought - and I don’t propose to repeat it right now – but if anyone is interested I have it with me and would be delighted to present this again later in the biennale.

When it was picked up Fabian Tompsett in 1994 and the first game was actually PLAYED, three sided football was seen simply as a means of vitalising tedious debates on Anarchism into dynamic lived experiences. Today Three sided football is being played on an increasing basis around the world – with new and exiting possibilities for its understanding emerging at a startling rate.

So what I want to do today is to look at how three sided football operates as a multi layered transformative cultural morphology – shape shifting like a viscous flow through every arena into which it has been introduced. Like a hydra – three sided football has started growing exponentially with every iteration – each of which superimposes itself onto the original conception, enriching, complexifying, and diversifying. With the sum of every part being greater than the whole – the expansion and diversification of three sided football is starting to be understood as the means of its true expression.

So let us take a look at the various ways of understaning three sided that I know about – and after I have finished maybe you can help expand this collection with your own.



1.      testing out asger jorns hypotheis –

was it correct. Would playing 3sf be defensive and boring but ultimately lead to an explosion. Would the onset of the explosion result in a few hightened moments of spontaneous exaltation. From wnla in the 90’s onwards there has been a history in the UK of putting into practise the various therories of the SI – as so little in the documantation about them shows what happens. Jorns theory of triolectics is a notable example. Did Jorn mean this to be LIVED – was it really a set of suggestions for behaviour or an analysis of societal cureents.


2. Constructed situation

Because of the nature of this event – I probably don’t have to say too much about the Situationist project. But for those who are unfamiliar with SI ideas – here is very short intro. Essential to situationist theory is the concept of the spectacle, a unified critique of advanced capitalism of which a primary concern is the progressively increasing tendency towards the expression and mediation of social relations through objects.Situationists believe that the shift from individual expression through directly lived experiences, or the first-hand fulfillment of authentic desires, to individual expression by proxy through the exchange or consumption of commodities, or passive second-hand alienation, inflicts significant and far-reaching damage to the quality of human life for both individuals and society.A central concept of situationist theory is how this objectified alienation can be counteracted – and the principal means imagined is via the construction of situations, moments of life deliberately constructed for the purpose of reawakening and pursuing authentic desires, experiencing the feeling of life and adventure, and the liberation of everyday life.

For many players who approach 3sf through the filter of the SI a common reason is a belief that participation in the game involves the realisation of the Constructed Situataion - whether this be the localised play of the one off game – or in the production of a larger body of “work’ which then constitutes a more involved and complex evolution of the Constructed Situation. Like those who see 3sf as a testing of Jorns theory of triolectics - those focused more on the constructed situation also see their activities as a lived development of situationist praxis.

Read more ALYTUS PSYCHIC STRIKE BIENNIAL: DIFFERENT 3SF FORMS


First Three Sided Football World (C)Up was organized by Three Sided Football League and Museum Jorn in Silkeborg. There were planned to be invited teams from around the Europe and for the first time the principal players, thinkers, originators and propagators of the game invited for symposium. The event was arranged on the occation of Asger Jorn‘s 100 year aniversary and Museum Jorn found the best option to bring the game back to Asger Jorn‘s – originator‘s of the game – hometown, or simply back to its spiritual home.

DAMTP decided to participate in the event and to extend continuous agitation for „Smashing Psychic Slavery with Triolectics!“. That was the title of the announcement read during the symposium at Museum Jorn. Besides this paper were delivered multitudes of DAMTP papers and couple big papers-posters with triolectical drafts for understanding Identity-Class relationship within the formations of Zones of Bourgeois Development (ZBD) and/or Zones of Proletarian Development (ZPD). Finaly DAMTP declared its course on proletarianization with pointed attacks particularly on 2-dimentional bourgeois identity formations – nations. Particular scope was pointed towards Eurocentrist formation of the triolectics between British Economy, French Politics and German Idealism. Later in discussion Fabian Tompsett pointed to Moses Hess identical composition of concerns more then 150 years ago as presented in his „Holy History of Mankind“. That was not a first Quantum Superimposition (QS) of series – the first happen exactly when Fabian presented his concerns on „Situationist gaming & Three Sided Football“ and in the moment when he explained the term Lettrist Quantum Superimposition he mentioned acronym DAMTP as an example what simultaneously coud be read as Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics or DAta Miners and Travailleurs Psychique. Immediately afterwards DAMTP’s entered the symposium room. Second speaker was Mark Dyson, the founder of London Three Sided Football League. He introduced to general situationist concepts in their classical meaning. Actually situationist/marxist terminology dominated in all presentations.


During its presentation DAMTP revealed one more QS – the very fact that the first FIFA World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930, and DAMTP’s just got from Uruguay with stolen flag from official building in Montevideo – we officially denounce to be accepted as nation (i. e. to be presented under Lithuanian flag, but we substitute it with an Uruguayan, but upturned one. Officially we presented global unuruguyan team in this tournament.
Read more DAMTP REPORT ON SERIAL QUANTUM SUPERIMPOSITIONS IN SILKEBORG‘S (C)UP



Part 1: Alytus, Lughnassadh, 2015 (Report written in anticipation of release for the Winter Solstice, since culture is what is left when all that has been understood is forgotten)


In the summer of 2015 CE, somewhere in a forest in Southern Lithuania, just a few miles from the exact geographical centre-point of Europe, a contingent of psychic workers undertook the construction of a triangular “supercollider” from the ’pataposition of three overlapping orthographic projections of the Kabbalist “Cube of Space”. Here they launched three simultaneous games of three-sided football into each other at high speed, the intense energies released in this “super-superposition” being sufficient to open up higher dimensional space, uncovering the deep triolectics at play within the science of exceptions. In doing so, the assembled situlogists successfully glimpsed the quantum hyperspace of psychogeographic gameplay, completing the first phase in what has been called a “Great Unworking”: Three-sided football’s attempt at the psychogeographical “unbinding” of Europe.

Whilst it had long been decided that our bi -annual festive get-together would be marked by a communal game of three-sided football, initially some debate had taken place as to the exact format this might take. Blissett had, of course, within minutes of arriving, set out our own propositions on the matter to the assembled congress. Blissett and Blissett, as the instantly revocable delegates of the NXTPA, SOF and the Luther Blissett Deptford League, had in fact only arrived in the country the previous evening, having crossed the Konnigsberg bridges at 30,000ft the previous sunset. Still tired from our late night dérive through southern Vinius, a local minibus had spirited us through the sun -soaked pine forests to arrive just in time for coffee.

Blissett presented an informative paper on the 23 varieties of three -sided football, or at least those so far catalogued in the Book of Deptford, whilst Blissett’s report on Triolectical Football in N-Dimensional Space and Kabbalah Quantum Letterism was happily well received by the assembled psychic workers in the hall. In the paper we had suggested that a homeomorphic transformation of the Kabbalah’s Cube of Space - the inspiration for Isou’s Letterist cosmology - had been undertaken by John Dee in the 16th Century, through the use of non-Euclidean, n- dimensional geometry. Presenting the trifurcation of the Cube of Space into the Kabbalists’ Tree of Life (religion), the artists’ colour wheel (art) and the three-sided football field (sport), we demonstrated the hypothesis that through the use of super-superposition (what we opted to call ’pataposition), that it would be possible to experience three-sided football itself in n-dimensional space.

Ateh stated that he too had been considering the possibilities of superposition, whilst Ateh filled in the assembled delegates further upon his important research concerning hidden dimensions of Lettrism at the End of the Age of Divinity. This had, I gathered, been elaborated on at previous congresses, but it was useful for me to have a refresher on such crucial analyses. The afternoon saw us assembling for banner painting, ahead of the planned OPSINA (cOmmitee for the coordination of the psychic workers Plenary to Submit to reproductIve aNd productive workers And dominate destructive workers) psychic attack on the G4S offices at the Swedbank compound in Alytus. We were to carry out the action in solidarity with all those afflicted by its prisons, detention centres and concentrations camps worldwide. Using the collected local clay from the Situchemistry store in order to asemically embellish a number of translucent cloths.

This proletarian medicine was being dished out at morning exercises each daybreak to those willing and able to get up in time, but we noted that it also made an excellent painterly and plastic medium for the patterns and sigils with which we now adorned our garments.

The results, Blissett remarked, were quite satisfactory. Not only that, but I noted that it also reduced our dependence on industrially produced and dubiously sourced pigmentations, whose colonialist patronage is well known. Our newly -embellished drapes were then wrapped about our personages, whilst we transformed ourselves and each other by means of a Situpathic daubing ritual, singing and dancing whilst situlogically transmuting the very forms of our bodies through a transformative morphology of the unique.
Read more PRELIMINARY PROBLEMS IN CONSTRUCTING A TRIOLECTIC: Thoughts suggested following experiments in the...