ATTACK WHITE SUPREMACIST CULTURE!                                                    FIND AND AMPLIFY THE VOICES OF

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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

It was intended to have this tournament for a Full Moon on August 15th. But psychic workers peregrines got to Bulgaria too late so there was no chance to attend Arkutino for the time appointed and then the decision was made to postpone the game in Arkutino for August 29th – on the way back from Alinja to Bucharest.

On August 29th DAMTP’s parked their cars at hotel “Arkutino Family Resort” and took the path on the left (when facing the sea). They passed a small house, turned left, climbed some concrete stairs, went through some gate and got to the concrete constructions of unfinished building where supposed to be a school of arts for gifted children. In the 1970s that was the mostly ambitious initiative by Lyudmila Todorova Zhivkova, daughter of Bulgaria’s socialist leader. She was obsessed with founding the art education center in Arkutino, which would house gifted children from countries around the world. After unexpected death of Lyudmila’s in 1981 her father, Prime Minister Todor Zhivkov, set out to honour her wish. He began construction of the massive complex in 1985, but in 1989 as Soviet Block crumbled the project was halted. It’s symptomatic that exactly the same years and similar circumstances accompany appearing of Alytus Art School (Lithuania), which was founded by local communist party leader (to have place for art education for his daughters). The Art School for Alytus was designed in 1980 and the beginning of the construction took on 1985. It was finished in 1986 – before the 1989 – and so avoided the same fate as Arkutino’s.

Art education in the Soviet Block countries was part of the ideology and was equally accessible to all classes of the society. It’s important to note that there was not only “socialist realism” what dominated those schools, but were fully tolerated also modernism and nationalist tendencies. The first blast onto socialization of the arts appeared in early 90’s – the most of the art schools were left for a gradual extinction with exception of the elitist ones – those were redesigned for the higher class off-springs.

Art in the soviet times was understood very much as labour, but artists themselves hold attitudes of very much counter-working-class – as they called themselves being “intelligentsia”. In Lithuania the pro-bourgeoisie nationalist movements in the late 80’s appeared mostly in the art schools. The biggest shift happens in arts in 90’s – art ceased to be a labour, and artists started to obtain entrepreneurship shape. What happen to those schools then? There is a joke which well illustrates the answer: the art schools were founded by communist functionaries; it became a shelter for conservative artists and their students got fully prepared to fit liberalism. What is still living in those schools – that the meaning there is still created by physical destruction of the resources instead of just consuming fashionable terms and concepts.

DAMTP’s finally arranged the 3SF World Cup of unrealized possibilities by kicking ball into building construction’s to-be-windows holes. The world cup ended without any goal conceded. The formulation of the goal was too high to be achieved. After the game everybody jumped into the Black Sea lagoon to swim.