The work of art (and activism) in the age of the Anthropocene.


The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination

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« We cannot create if we cannot destroy that which already exists »

Tristan Zara interview 1963, ORTF. Paris.

We are already dead, therefore you cannot kill us.”

EZLN – Zapatista Army of National Liberation.

(This is the english version of an Article published in the TAZ – german newspaper – the original version in German is in a special BerlinerFestspiele supplement including articles by Tim Etchells and Jan Fabre)

It’s the last night bus, number 60. We pass through the north east of Paris, the suburbs are asleep. The digital display lights up bright yellow – « next stop – Tristan Tzara ». I laugh to myself. What would the arch Dadaist think about a bus stop named after him on the edge of this city that was for so long a hot bed of movements that merged art and politics? What would this great ancestor think of today’s artists and activists…

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