I employed a somewhat subversive approach to revolutionary consciousness by utilizing capitalist marketing tools, which are, of course the antithesis of the socialist approach to developing revolutionary consciousness as traditionally understood (and yet are deeply embedded within the psyches of those who would be potential revolutionaries) to address the problems with "brand socialism". I have used market research questionnaires and focus groups with self-professed revolutionaries and enlisted the assistance of a range of marketing experts such as crisis management firms, viral marketing companies, PR gurus and spin doctors to come up with a marketing campaign for socialism. The work will be a tongue in cheek look at the possibilities of revolution in the twenty-first century: the joke a double edged sword – poking fun not only at the unmarketable nature of socialism but also the manipulative and coercive nature of marketing itself.The work involves a looped video projection documenting the first leg of the Re-branding Socialism campaign in Sydney.
More than anything else, I think our new colony requires a campfire circle.
Campfire circles serve many functions. They are a place to gather, to tell stories, to warm one's hands and heart, to sing, to cook, to eat, to make merry. It is a safe place and a space to share. Making a fire circle is a declaration of comfort and intention (one wouldn't build a fire circle if enemies lurked beyond the next ridge) and yet it is a temporary construction. In the travels of settlers and pioneers, adventurers and vagabonds many fire circles are built and then dismantled; oftentimes fire circles are left behind for use by another group of travelers.
The significance of the sq root of minus 1 is that historically it is a controversial calculation. The result of the calculation, 1i, brought about a whole new set of numbers, "imaginary numbers". If you think of "normal" numbers as a line going horisontally, say -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3, the imaginary numbers' line goes vertically crossing the the "normal" numbers' line at point 0.
Karl Marx wrote a paper slamming the possibility of imaginary numbers...
These four sites in North America were involved with the giveaway of marginal, unbuildable land as advertising promotions, or the sale of uninhabitably small parcels (2" or smaller). Surprisingly, in some cases this free or cheap land did gain in value, was buildable, had oil found underneath, or was eventually resold at a profit.
title:The anti-election campaign of the Copenhagen Commune
translation: For an independent Copenhagen
The Copenhagen Commune Autonomy NOW!
Not citizen representation, but communist republic.
What is the Copenhagen Commune?
Copenhagen Commune is a group of people who know each other from close and less close friendships. The Copenhagen Commune is a group of people dreaming of an autonomous and communist Copenhagen. The group works with what they have: each other, their lives and experiences as well as the belief of something else and better. Copenhagen Commune is in the process of becoming communists:
They are communising each other and the surroundings.
I've been thinking of Rudolf Stingel's project where he created a poster about how to make one of his oil and enamel paintings (he gave a step by step illustrated guide), and was thinking that perhaps my work could be like an instruction piece which encourages people to remake a work of expensive or not so expensive piece of monochrome or hard-edge abstraction art for their own home.
I’ve proposed a dovecote/ a village of dovecotes for the city’s feral pigeons. A dovecote can be for anywhere between 10 and 200 pigeons! A village of 5 or so dovecotes each with the capacity for 20 birds would be good. They were originally used to house pigeons which were a good source of food, eggs & their dung was used on gardens & for house insulation. Copenhagen City Hall still has pigeons in the roof and once a year there is a big pigeon feast with the King! Location wise, anywhere where there is a small colony of pigeons would be good, I don’t think it will take too much persuading to get them in if we provide them with some food, perches & a dry place.