[NetBehaviour] Drowning man with cell-phone

anna paola annapaola05 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 20 18:45:31 CET 2007


some people think i am the cellphone to be attached
is there anybody else there who can claim i turned to woman when i was baby
or/else came from Mars with goup of transvestites
who else wants to make a media in party squares
is there anybody who saw me in the street with a scarf on my head?


2007/12/19, A. Andreas <ajaco at xs4all.nl>:
>
> Creative insurgency opposes established cultural domination
>
> Contrary to creative resistance, creative insurgency, aims to
> overthrown and re-establish a new kind of creative order, in which
> the might and prowess of the mainstream art world is definitively
> pushed aside to make place for a more profound and human based
> faculty of sharing and re-distributing objects of art and devotion.
>
> Creative insurgency re-claims art's own, autonomous right to resist
> and subvert society's (mis) use of its idiomatic resources. Claims
> currently made by designers, merchants, industrialists and the like.
>
> One of the key debates among art officials, (inter)national cultural
> experts and scholars concerns changes underway in the nature of
> insurgency. "Classic" insurgencies sought to seize power and evolved
> from underground and guerrilla forces. Contemporary insurgencies are
> characterized by linkage to broader systemic conflicts or failures
> normally involving networks as well as insurgents; by their use of
> the Internet and other forms of information technology; by the need
> to generate their own financial resources rather than relying on
> external sponsors; and by the desire to create political "space" in
> which to operate rather than the seizure of cultural power.
>
> Cultural  forces are still struggling to understand contemporary
> insurgencies and find ways to counter them. This is a common pattern
> since insurgencies often take the form of "learning contests" between
> insurgents and counterinsurgents.
>
> Purposely taken the army as a metonym for the strategic and longtem
> vision on how to achieve a given goal .i.e. to maintain or to
> surplant a wanted regime, by the use of power, creative insurgency
> uses in parallel the same theoretical foundations to achieve their
> goals. i,e. the liberation of art from capital.
>
> Also in complete analogy with the army creative insurgency uses
> massive global propaganda means to find sufficient mass for its
> accomplishes. The widespread use of Internet, mailing lists, do it
> yourself activities arise worldwide producing a critical body of
> strongly motivated artists.
>
> Modern life appears as a drowning man filming itself in its dead
> struggle, the sight of  a drowning man filming his own drowning in a
> world which as a whole is drowning is extremely absurd, there are  no
> spectators to watch left. It is as if the act of filming replaces
> life itself . The residual of life is more life than life itself .
> This scenery is really a last station, the complete artistically
> epigraphical  swan song of mankind, filmed on a cell-phone by a
> drowning man.
>
> The act of seeing (active) gradually changing in the act of looking
> (passive) is exactly what modern global capitalism is doing with
> human mankind.. By replacing the means to create a life (rurality,
> agriculture, self protecting, autartic societies) with the means to
> earn a life( industries, labour, rent, mortgage, salary, funeral
> insurance) the accent slowly drifts from the active sense to the
> passive sense. Exemplified by the way internet developed  from a
> research instrument to an entertainment device. In this process which
> lasted a surprisenly short tem of about ten years, the presence of
> the web turned from a small interesting peer to peer group to a huge
> beast of milleniary proportions. The monster as the natural compagnon
> of a gigantic destroyer. The spider's web is an-eying the world , the
> eye lost its vision and is multiplied inwardly on a enormous scale ,
> blinded by its own image like the drowning men filming its own
> drowning in a drowning world.
>
> We are being reduced to garbage, we are the waste of existence, we
> are the remnants of life zombificated by capitalistic power systems,
> which more and more getting their feet into cultural practices. We
> are the real living dead who ... are in all possible ways trying to
> die. And on our way  feverelishy taken everyone with us. Every drop
> of life is vampirized by these machinery.
>
> Media labs everywhere , digital culture studies at every university ,
> call for art works , call for proposals, call for papers, call for
> citizen participations, all under the guiding eyes and financial
> protection of govermental and institutional supervision. Our eyes are
> subvisions , sub eyes, subordinated tentacles of the big tactic
> monster disguised under number of names as freemarket, nato, unesco,
> vn, gatt , g8, democracy, peoples republic, republic. Selling and
> marketing ideologies, goods, idead, opinions, academic curiiculli
> partaking in a rat race to compete , produce new, newer, hot hotter
> and even more sexier, erotic ways to seduce the few reluctant
> outsiders, to lost themselves in an overwhelming orgastic act of
> suicidal auto eroticism . Our senses a mere reciprocal facility of
> cooperative powers, disguised as democratic principles. Our bodies
> submerged in even more and more artificial pseudo-avataric states as
> Second Life, Sexual aid machineries penetrating our orifices with a
> 50 days guarantee. Man turning into women, women turning into men,
> gratuiteous interchanging freudian sexual role notions.
>
>
>
> Disengage, disgust, disembody, discourage, disgrace, dislike,
> discourse, disintegrate, dissolve
>
>
>
> A. Andreas 19 Dekemember 2007
>
>
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