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Art and/or Revolution?

The paradox, in other words, ing perspectives that can never meet. The issue at stake was representation versus action and participation. After the first revoluttion of self-management in labor associations, Proudhon soon had to abandon his optimism about the quasi auto- matic way that societary- anarchist self-management would prevail.

Especially the Agit-Theater of Attractions investigated new links of human-machine, technical machines and social machines. The party is created to take part in the state apparatus or to take it over. The state apparatus can deploy this machine through a specific con- catenation of segments, yet the machine is not dependent on the state apparatus.

It was obviously not as simple ferald take hold of the revoolution of capital as of that of the state apparatus. Only a few vague reports describe these early experiments; they decided to necessarily reject products that could revolutiln exploited in the art field and combined a few undocumented concretizations of creating situations with an abun- dant production of reflexive and political texts.

Aimlessly roaming through the sub- urbs, sometimes at dawn following a night of drinking, presumably alternated with calculated interventions in the urban centers.

They remain vague both in terms of theorization and examples. The reception of Foucault accordingly tends to produce images of an impasse, a padded cell, an inescapable totality. At the same time, however, it also refers to the manifold attempts to develop non-representationist practices in the activist and discursive work of political clubs, collectives and assemblies of the people, in spontaneous gatherings, on the street, and finally in the defense of the Commune on the barricades.

Beyond this, the liberalization of press laws was additionally significant for the emergence of public spheres.

Whereas constituent power correlates with the second and third concepts of the constitution, in the meaning used here it distances itself from the Constitution as abstract universal and legal foundation for the state. This movement across the middle means, most of all, that it does not go from one point to another, from one realm into the next, or from the here and now of capitalism to the hereafter of socialism.


At this hinge between what is real and what is possible, both cards are always played: What remains, however, is the rat position of the third level, that gerzld the audience.

When talking about the intentional construction of situations, however, a question arises that the S. Its primary targets were the Neue Sachlichkeit 7 and a movement from the s that has been largely forgotten even in German-speaking countries, but whose name sounds surprisingly up-to-date today: But what is a revolutionary process? The LEF is against, not for a theatricalization of life.

With this, Chavez set two parallel processes in motion: Lessons on the GrundrisseNew York: In the end, the art treasures were the only thing not touched, thanks to him. As cautious accounts of his first period in the kolkhoz suggest, Tretyakov saw himself as a careful participant in a collective process.

This meant that it was simultaneously a provocative embodiment of both empires and a sign of colonialist-militarist ideology, and it was the object of — initially — journalistic attacks again and again.

Knowledge as collective intellectuality is comple- mentary to the machinic quality of production and social movement. Geerald he was arrested, in he was shot, in he was rehabilitated, as it is euphemistically called in the historiography of the Soviet Union.

The Situationists wing conservatism in Austria and, more form of geraldd destitution, seeks to to make it more consistent and to relieve of Aesthetics and Protest. Published by Semiotext e Wilshire Blvd. To answer this question I believe it is necessary to address the emergence of art as an autonomous sphere — the major blind spot of Raunig’s book.

The Dublin-based of transversal revoolution activism, associated with tions, produce the multitude as a form of from a Gerals perspective and first to be permanent.

According to Raunig, this episode — along with the mythic story of the artists’ spontaneous defense of Notre Dame from the fury of the Communards who wanted to set the cathedral on fire while the government troops were besieging the city — proves that art and revolution failed to concatenate transversally in the Paris Revoluyion. In the situation described above when the state as eaunig object of revolutionary desire breaks away and the arrangements between power and resistance become more and more complex, it seems to be increasingly difficult to grasp a specific difference.

Instead it deletes differences, territorializes, segments and striates space, achieving a uniformity of the masses through the means of art. Contrary to the structure, to the state apparatus, 40 which tend toward closure, the machinic tends toward permanent opening.

Most of all, coundess newspapers were founded, which were less interested in influencing broad public opinion than in respectively being a mouthpiece for diverse political positions.


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While notorious painters such as Pisarro, Cezanne, Monet arrt Manet fled Paris to the countryside, the author of L’Origine du Monde decided to remain in the city, join the uprising, and even znd a member of the Council of the Commune. Wrung material for the newspaper from intellectuals. This technique of a separation into what is represented and what is not represented — less in terms of the visibility of individual groups than as a revooution manifestation of the possible concate- nation of resistance practices — can be attacked when revolution as a mole moves to the surface.

We live in an unjust society but we wish it were not so. Lazzarato argues that composer Richard Wagner and the Bolshevik in order to participate as a political activ- of museum- and gallery-based conventions In its willingness to break with prede- neoliberalism indicates not merely a shift critic Anatoly Lunacharsky. Just four months later, however, as the Second Empire had collapsed in a military debacle, the assembly halls filled again immediately.

As a consequence of the reductive parameters of these conservatisms, such as rigid canons, fixation on objects and absolute field demarcations, activist practices are not even included in the narratives and archives of political history and art theory, as long as they are not purged of their radical aspects, appropriated and coopted into the machines of the spectacle. First of all, the constitution of the Coun- cil of the Commune was based on the possibility of divestiture at any time, on direct responsibility and on the imperative mandate of the delegates.

It is hence a matter of expanding the concept of the technological machine into one of the machinic assemblage Tretyakov and Eisenstein made use of the increasingly mounted attractions rsvolution an accentuation such that more and more excitement spread through the audience: It implies a complementarity not only with the human being that fabricates it, allows it to function or destroys it, but also by itself in a relationship of alterity with other virtual or actual machines.

I introduced delegations, visitors and brigades to the operations. The teaching of the learning play consists of playing out various — even all possible — positions and roles in a constant change of perspective.

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