[ssf] Re: Art n activism (private&public life)

Alan Dawson aland at burngreave.net
Fri Feb 4 10:15:18 GMT 2005

Quoting Amparo <amparo.gutierrez at tiscali.co.uk>:

> > "People who talk about revolution and class struggle without 
> > referring
> >> explicitly to everyday life, without understanding what is 
> >> subversive about love and what is positive in the refusal or 
> >> constraints, such people have a corpse in their mouth"
> The "corpse in the mouth" is a powerful metaphor,
> whose is the quotation?

IMHO you still can't beat the situationist international...

Guy Debord for the analysis and Rauol Vaneigm for then practicalities.

"The Society of the Spectacle" and "The revolution of everyday life" are the two
classics, and both are available on line at http://www.nothingness.org/SI/

A page a day keeps the anger sharp :-)

Loads of other great stuff came out of it ..  some of Larry Law's great
pamphlets "Spectacular Times"  are here http://www.cat.org.au/spectacular/

PS the quote is from the Revolution of Everyday Life by Raoul Vaneigm .. along
with many other gems including 

"The long revolution is creating small federated microsocieties, true guerilla
cells practising and fighting for this self-management. Effective radicality 
authorises all variations and guarantees every freedom. "

"If you make decisions about software -- or anything -- based solely on
short-term cost and benefit, someone with a longer view can easily
manoeuver you into a trap from which it is hard to escape."  

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