心理地理学 psychoenzvimbo مريض نفسياجغرافي психогеография 心理地理 نفسیاتیجغرافیائی मानसिकभौगोलिक psychojuqraafi



Today, on the anniversary of the attack on the Gweagal clan by British imperial forces at the first contact with the Aboriginal Australian people, we demand the return of the looted Gweagal spears now held by Trinity College Cambridge

Reclaiming the spear, reactivating this vital moment in history, in one of the most significant spots of bourgeois control in england, this decolonisation, degentrification, reclaiming the commons, is what we are engaged in at this moment.




Protest at MAA and Trinity

12pm, Saturday 4th November 2017
Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
University of Cambridge, Downing Street, CB2 3DZ

Join us in protest outside the Museum where we will hold a
demonstration, followed by a march to Trinity College. You are
encouraged to bring instruments, loud-hailers and percussion for music, speeches and chanting!


Seminar at Pembroke College

7pm, Tues 31st Oct, 2017
Old Library, Pembroke College, Cambridge CB2 1RF

Attend the seminar at the University to join Rodney Kelley giving a presentation on the Gweagal Spears. Learn about the history of the artefacts held at the MAA and the British Museum as well as the plans for their return and subsequent use as living artefacts to increase the education and emancipation of their original owners.





Download flyer here: GweagalVTrinity-4Nov-flyer

Campaign website:

HEX in the Park

HEX in the Park Artists Against Over-Development

Halloween 31st October 2017
When the veil is thinnest between worlds…
Time: 12pm-1.30pm
Place: Finsbury Leisure Centre, 1 Norman Street, EC1V 3PU.

Join us for a cloaked coven procession of 13, perform a ritual hexing and protecting of land and sunlight from the plague of overdevelopment in EC1. Hexing the development sites of St Luke’s Housing Area and The Denizen. Followed by a spell to protect the trees, open-space and sunlight of St Luke’s Gardens and Fortune Park from the darkness of over-development.





After 10 months of discussions by DAMTP, between ABRACADABRA, FIASCo, CLASS/ KLASSE, OKK, POLARIS, NXTPA, Asemic International and others,

communication on the organising was difficult , the organisers of 3sf world cup, Baader Meinhof did not respond to our open letter ( and consistently refused to engage with dialogue with us on the structure of the festival through either silence or ridicule. they had originally said that accommodation campsite would be provided by them but they withdrew this offer the day after discussions on the DAMTP list about flooding the stadium. unlike previous conferences of DATMP we had no clear funding but the 1person organisations ABRACADABRA and FIASCO managed to fund their respective busses and some assistance with individuals camping and other things was also provided

ABRACADABRA organised a bus from Alytus and FIASCo organised one from London – to converge on Kassel

OKK, POLARIS, most of CLASS and the Asemic International did not make it for various reasons – some political some practical, economic, etc. OKK had been conducting activities in Athens and continue to do so

the discussions could be categorised I think as a split between the art side (abracadabra), political side (okk, polaris and class) and the experimental/ esoteric side (fiasco, nxtpa). no one I am sure would really agree with this contention – and especially the labels – but I think it illustrates the point that I was the sole representative of a pov calling for a political analysuis and program of action.


Situgraphic element

DKP trimension

Worker union

DAMTP member















CLASS, OKK, Asemic International


The factions in the discussions which had gone on for nearly a year could be classified as above:

different groups and different individuals were moving from one category to another but mainly the factions continued with their agendas and mainly supported on e another in their differing objectives.

okk, polaris, asemic international – all involved in the discussions from an activist position did not attend – iww and other local activist discussions did not happen.

the anteh art faction were focussed on an intervention or situagraphical/ desakalapatragraphicalisation of Ben Patterson’s posthumous instalation

the anteh athletic faction were focussed on the entaglement game

while the anteh activist faction wanted to make a critical attack against both world cup and documenta art fayre.


The relationship to documenta was very different in the 3 factions. The athletic faction did not want to aknowledge documenta or visit it or intervene. The art faction colaborated with the art school and made an event which was part of documenta programme. The polical faction wanted to attack documenta clearly.


The shrimp commando had been planned a guerrilla offensive on the very fabric of the buildings of the neu gallery or documenta halle – we were able to get free tickets as we were programmed in documenta by the anteh art faction. However in order to get these free tickerts we would have to furnish the documenta with a list of names – and the art faction decided not to get these free tickets for the other members and factions of damtp. The art faction also did not want to support the shrimp faction and so it was the athletic and activist factions that spearheaded the shrimp commando op[ening of the olfactory offensive.



game as spectacle – art event. the opening of a new front is curtailed at the borders – the frame. the setting of goals – how to change a 2 sided pitch to a 3 sided pitch? Circling – hexing – the square. another problem is going from an 8 sided to a 6 sided configuration – we had this issue on the leyline peak but also at the luther and the avant-garde exhibition as well as the parthenon.

the parthenon game, labyrinth game and also the blind ben paterson game were 3sf interventions into documenta instalations. the parthenon game was stopped by the documenta security. allwere auto-recuperated into documenta. the confrontation with security at the parthenon too
but a clear critiue of documenta was also presented. the dead non human workers union aka shrimp commando was finally detourned from food (reproductive worker) to destructive worker. the location for this was discussed through the weekend with the neu gallery, freidrichplatz, documenta hall being put forward but in the end drifting around the centre of town the press centre presented itself.we also passed the “luther and the avant garde” exhibition and we discussed whether or not to open the olfactory and other fronts in this point. however we decided to go for the press centre instead…


NoOneIsIllegal kassel were present at the opening ceremony of the so-called world cup – petitioning supoprt for a mass demonstration in Berlin in september ( we supported their actions at the ceremony and we made our position very clear against the world cup: against nations, against teams, against hierarchical classificaitons. Against a eurocentric organisation – against a world cup . And for\? For creating a new way /s to play together – to come together – to fascilitate us coming together from around the world to continue, share and kearn from our experiments in 3sf.


Having had 7 out of the 14 teams registered to play we had any number of strategical options open to us. we discussed assisting the refugee team to win and also the mermaids team – being both representative of Women and Black proletarian nations. after all matches on the day all DAMTP teams came,predictably, joint 7th.

No One Is Illegal/ no human is illegal>>>>  no border no nation – all inspired the name of one of our temas: No One Is Luther Blissett…. and in the awards ceremony, while abracadabra, mermaids, atlantis and other teams all took part entusiatically i was glad to see that no one went up to receive a trophy when No One Is Luther Blissett team was announced. the next up was KLASSE and i was pushed forward by comrades

so i went up and took the world cup to denounce the awards ceremony and hierarchical classification of participants

i then tossed the world cup to the floor smashing the top. (the cup btw is not the world cup as held in Silkebourg – that has been retained in Silkebourg and goes to show the extent of the capitalisation and nationalisation of cultural capital in this instance). the cup was then repaired before being given to the so-called winners. i had spoken to them the night before and told them that they should not accept the trophy but share victory with everyone. this position was also criticised but in the event the so-called winners (as decided by baader meinhopf) decided to share the crown with another team also from london.


Having destroyed the world cup I was happy to help detourne the shrimp into the shrimp commando attack against documenta. A few weeks later their majik seemed to work when the spectacle of documenta started to unwind from the top down. No doubt the work of the comrades in Athens was instrumental in this.


In their statement the curators of documenta say they have no political power “as such” because they dont want to really get into how financial, cultural and political power are interwoven as it undermines what seems to be a call for autonomy of art while attempting to simultaneously critique art as a situation or mode of production…


now the artists in their statement of support for the curators, have ignored the workers exploitation altogether – at least the curators statement aknowledged that…! artists just went back to that neoliberal myth of progressive art against fascism. maybe that was the point of the politicians and media intervention

to shore up this myth

of art as struggling for its autonomy against capital and fascism


borgeois culture is in crisis anyway

like i said before – its not just financial but also moral cultural spiritual etc bankrupt

so at these points the spectacle starts to disintegrate into its constituent elements

poitics, art, finance – once integrated start to break apart


Yes. Well this statement seems to me to be a plea for the autonomy of art

not autonomy but maybe status of art

as a superior cultural form … in the time of pop art – art politics finance was integrated spectacle

now its disintegrating


Yes. Well in order for art to be political it cant be autonomous

yes i think art has today subsumed some aspects of politics as aesthetics

like walter benjamin said – fascism was aesthetics in politics. And communism responds by politicising art… but rather than communism it is neoliberalism that inherits “political art” ie the aestheticisation of politics…



The Culture Mile is a branding disaster, give us a democratic kilometre!

If the Culture Mile is supposed to attract international visitors to the City of London as a beacon of the arts, it’s clearly stupid to use imperial rather than metric measurements for this branded name. While one can see that the bureaucrats who chose this designation were trying to invoke the area’s half-forgotten nickname of The Square Mile, such fusty terminology won’t help them ‘half-inch’ renown as a major European cultural destination from elsewhere. Imperial measurements aren’t a part of forward-looking international arts zones, metric ones are!

As a way of trying to get their arts folly rolling, the City of London has announced a Culture Mile design competition called Summer Speculations: “Can you identify spaces and/or opportunities within the Culture Mile where we can bring ‘the inside outside’?” Reclaim EC1 made a number of suggestions for the Culture Mile in a previous post, but here’s another bright idea: given that the City of London is run on a uniquely undemocratic basis that differs from the political system of all other local authorities in the UK, we should install stocks on the Barbican podium and put the aldermen and those common councillors elected on business votes in them – so that they can be pelted with soft fruit. While the City is ‘turning the inside out’, and bringing tourists in from outside, we might as well have the final inversion of turning the world upside down!

If the City of London really wants its north-west corner to become a ‘cultural hub’ then it needs to modernise itself; unaccountable political and financial institutions and a thriving arts scene do not go together. Politically the City remains feudal and resolutely undemocratic. One of the four pillars of the City’s Culture Mile plan is to ‘celebrate history and community’, and there is no better way to do this than give its residents a genuine say in how the place is run! They certainly don’t have this at the moment with business voters from outside the area having an overwhelming influence on the make up of the local council. Establishing democracy in the City would be historic and actually do something positive for the community who live inside its boundaries! The first step towards a genuine local democracy is abolishing the business vote.

Like many residents of Barcelona and elsewhere, local people may well think that more tourism is not necessarily a good thing for their area; and that the City should be trying to reduce rather than increase the number of leisure visitors. Likewise many experience the ‘pop up consultations’ for the Culture Mile project as insulting. Those conducting them appear to know very little about the arts and wrongly assume the residents they’re talking to know even less. As usual with the City of London council, the point of the ‘consultations’ appears to be the rubber-stamping of decisions they’ve already made. If the Corporation actually wanted to hear local opinion holding pseudo-consultations outdoors is not the best way to achieve this, but then the City probably believes this is the most efficient way to secure a stitch-up.

Unity Is Length! Smash the Culture Mile! Give a City banker or lawyer a centimetre and they’ll want an inch! The City’s Cultural Mile actually falls short of its implied length and is closer to a kilometre! But the Corporation is still trying to sell this part of England by the pound and not the kilogram! Are City of London councillors on the square? You be the judge! We’ll be the jury! Together we can bring those holding out against democracy to account!

The final two Culture Mile pop up ‘consultations’ for now are:

Wednesday 16th August, 6pm, meet at Farringdon Station for a two-hour walkabout.
Thursday 24th August, 11am – 6pm, Smithfield Rotunda, Cromwell Place.

More from RECLAIM EC1

Open letter to Dynamo Windrad


Dear Fellow Workers,

Thank you for your hospitality in hosting us for the 2nd Worldcup
of 3-sided football

We want to make some points about this event - and some suggestions 
to you on the organisation

the internationalist, progressive and socialist spirit of the 
rosecrucian manifestos published in kassel 400 years ago is today 
evident in a wholly corrupted and reactionary form of the european 
union. coming from london at a time of brexitted degeneration of this 
corrupted dream we  write to you with the benefit of our industrial 
union of psychic,  reproductive and destructive non-workers formed by 
some of those who have been developing the form of 3 sided football 
since the very first time it was publicly played in 1993. 



We the living bloodline descendants of the Gweagle Clan of the Dharawal Tribe are at law the rightful owners of all artefacts produced or originating on Gweagle territory or in possession of our ancestors. We do mandate that it is our Will that all artefacts and human remains belonging to, and found on the territories of the Gweagle Clan are returned into the possession of the Gweagle People forthwith.

The lands of the Dharawal Tribe encompass the areas now known as ‘Botany Bay (Kurnell Peninsula) and the southern geographic areas of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Our Dharawal tribal territory spans the areas between the Cooks and Georges River, south to the Port Hacking estuary and westwards towards Liverpool.

According to our law it is culturally and spiritually imperative that artefacts that come from our country, stay on our country, this is according to the ancient Dharawal law which has existed in our land from time immemorial and in fulfilment of our Gweagal ancestors customs and law.

It is our Will and the Will of the Clan that all Gweagle artefacts are kept on Gweagal Country and do not leave the shores of Australia under any circumstances whatsoever without express permission from the Elders of the Gweagle tribe.

All Artefacts currently held MUST be returned.

These artefacts prove that Australia was invaded without permission of the Original People of this land.


An account of Cook’s landing in 1770 Passed on through Oral Traditions of the Gweagle Clan of the Dharawal Tribe from the Sydney Region

On the 29th of april 1770 aboriginal people were camped in huts all around kamay botany bay they watched as captain cook and crew sailed into the harbour and drop anchor. on the southern shore of the bay were members of the gweagal who stood there as capt cook with armed marines get closer and closer to the shore until most of them run away leaving 2 brave gweagal warriors

shouting wirra wirra wai and waving there spears against the 30 to 40 men in the 2 boats a reply of we only want water we mean you no harm comes from the boats
the 2 gweagal warriors shouted waving there spears wirra wirra wai

neither groups could understand eachother and
thats the moment when cook shoots at the 2 warriors 1 of them dropping some spears but quickly picking them up again but that didnt scare the warriors they began shouting and waving the spears

again, cook fires another shot this time hitting 1 of the warriors thats when the warrior who was shot retreats back to his hut to get his shield.

when he gets back cook has landed on the shore and the 2 gweagal warriors fire spears at cook and his party cook responds by firing more shots at the warriors and another spear was thrown.

outnumbered by many they were forced to retreat and the shield was dropped leaving cook and his crew to walk the beach freely taking the shield

after throwing some cloth a few strings beads and ribbons into a hut where scared children are hiding
they took forty to fifty spears then returned to the ship to unload the artifacts

capt cook and the Endevour stayed in Kamay botany bay for 8 days collecting plants shooting birds and other animals to take back to England

after that first battle between cook and the Gweagal warriors
cook and his crew were never able to make contact with any aboriginal people

they watched but mostly ignored cook and his crew never getting too close

the story of that day in 1770 and the name of one of the warriors has been passed down generation to generation Amongst the people of Kamay (Botany Bay)

it is the first known battle between europeans and aboriginal people of Australia.

Springtime for Heidegger and Philosophy – Winter for Reason and Sense


Across the world, Heideggerism has been adapted to local needs such as Alexander Dugin’s Eurasianism or even the strange hybrid of Theocratic-National-Bolshevism which came to power in Iran as Political Islam. However in England it has taken the form of Bourgeois-Christian Heideggerism. This English version may not be the most dangerous manifestation, however it is that which we most directly encounter here. Theresa May has become intoxicated with the “Führer-prinzip”, publicly day-dreaming of a world dominated by a new Anglo-American alliance. Obnoxious as this may be, the American president, at whose heels she snaps, will trump any new miseries she is able to foist upon us. This new form of English Heideggerism is not really philosophical – rather it is German philosophy wrapped in the demagoguery of French politics and finally marketed with the English economic zeal: that of a nation of shop-keepers. So much for “British values”. Despite its anti-intellectualism it is still rooted in existential angst. “Language is language” Heidegger mooted in one of his more “profound” moments. “Brexit means Brexit” echoes the Prime Minister.


May Day يوم العمال العالمي يوم العمل 劳动节、国际示威游行日 称五 Праздник Весны и Труда Монстрация Monstration or monster-action: demons-action الوحش العمل الشياطين الجر 怪物动作 恶魔牵引力 राक्षस कार्रवाई राक्षस कर्षण مونسٹر کارروائی شیطان کرشن



31st April: Unfools Day

Preparation of banners, slogans, songs, clothing

1. Writing: in different languages, mixed and overlaid
2. Asemic writing:
3. Super writing: metagraphy: cut n paste, detourned, copied, stolen images, texts, sounds, architecture and street furniture
4. Post writing: hypergraphics: letters in different languages, symbols, made up letters
5. Representational pictures and sounds
6. Abstract marks and sounds





31 апреля: День дурака

Подготовка баннеров, слоганов, песен, одежды
С помощью:

1. Письмо: на разных языках, смешанное и наложенное
2. Асемическое письмо:
3. Суперпись: metagraphy: cut n paste, перечеркнутые, скопированные, украденные изображения, тексты, звуки, архитектура и уличная мебель
4. Почтовое письмо: гиперграфика: буквы на разных языках, символы, составленные буквы
5. Репрезентативные изображения и звуки
6. Абстрактные знаки и звуки

31 أبريل: يوم القمامة

إعداد لافتات وشعارات وأغاني وملابس

1. الكتابة: في لغات مختلفة، مختلطة ومضاف
2. الكتابة الأسيمية:
3. سوبر الكتابة: ميتاغرافي: قص ن لصق، وفتت، نسخ، سرقت الصور والنصوص والأصوات والهندسة المعمارية وأثاث الشوارع
4. الكتابة بعد: هيبيرغرافيكس: الحروف في لغات مختلفة، والرموز، تتكون الحروف
5. الصور والأصوات التمثيلية
6. علامات مجردة والأصوات


1st May: Mayday

Monstrations originate in Russia is a public performance similar to a demonstration, but intended as creative performance art, often parodying a serious demonstration. The term was invented by Russian art activists to go into the streets and to show all the absurdity of the legitimated protest demonstrations such as the official Mayday parades.

Monstratsiya, monstration (from Latin monstrare – to show, demonstrate) – in the Catholic Church a variety of the monstrosity, intended for adoration – the non-liturgical veneration of the Holy Gifts consecrated during the Eucharist. Also used in Anglicanism and Lutheranism

Монстра́нция, монстрация (от лат. monstrare — показывать, демонстрировать) — в Католической церкви разновидность дароносицы, предназначенная для адорации— внелитургического почитания Святых Даров, освящённых в ходе Евхаристии. Также используется в англиканстве и лютеранстве

在天主教教会那种圣体匣,专为 – 圣体的崇拜,圣体圣事中奉献。在英国国教和路德教同时使用

في هذا النوع من الكنيسة الكاثوليكية وعاء القربان المقدس، والمصممة ل- التبجيل من القربان المقدس، كرس خلال القربان المقدس. تستخدم أيضا في الأنغليكانية واللوثرية

However we have developed the monstration away from the absurdism and towards focused revolutionary activity. The use of language in slogans and banners was the first focus – the psychic: using different languages: dress and chants and slogans visual and aural languages – but also languages of touch, smell, feeling, taste
. Subsequently, also clothing, touch, sound, taste, political orientation have all been explored as the physical and psychic terrains of the monstration. in this way the monstration can be seen as a constructed situation that can intervene in existing institutional and public situations.

we are not satirising mayday march – nor are we a bloc. We are the psychic workers obschina to the general union

1 مايو: ماي ​​داي

الشواهد تنشأ في روسيا هو الأداء العام مماثلة لمظاهرة، ولكن المقصود ك فن الأداء الإبداعي، وغالبا ما محاكاة ساخرة مظاهرة خطيرة. تم اختراع هذا المصطلح من قبل نشطاء الفن الروسي للذهاب إلى الشوارع وإظهار كل سخافة المظاهرات الاحتجاجية المشروعة مثل مسيرات مايدي الرسمية.

ومع ذلك وضعنا قد وضعت وحوش بعيدا عن العبث ونحو النشاط الثوري تركز. وكان استخدام اللغة في الشعارات واللافتات التركيز الأول – نفسية: باستخدام لغات مختلفة: اللباس والهتافات والشعارات لغات بصرية وسمعية – ولكن أيضا لغات اللمس والرائحة والشعور والذوق
. وفي وقت لاحق، كما تم استكشاف كل الملابس والملمس والصوت والطعم والتوجه السياسي كما التضاريس الجسدية والنفسية للحوش. وبهذه الطريقة يمكن النظر إلى الوحوش على أنها حالة شيدت يمكن أن تتدخل في الأوضاع المؤسسية والعامة القائمة.

نحن لسنا مذيعين مسيرة – ولا نحن كتلة. نحن العمال نفسية أوبششينا إلى الاتحاد العام


1 мая: Mayday

Монстрации, происходящие в России, являются публичным выступлением, подобным демонстрации, но предназначенным как творческое искусство исполнения, часто пародируя серьезную демонстрацию. Этот термин был изобретен российскими арт-активистами, чтобы выйти на улицы и продемонстрировать всю абсурдность легитимных демонстраций протеста, таких как официальные парады в Mayday.

Тем не менее мы развили уклонение от абсурдизма и к сосредоточенной революционной деятельности. Использование языка в лозунгах и баннерах стало первым фокусом – экстрасенсом: использование разных языков: одежды, песнопений и лозунгов визуальных и слуховых языков, – а также языков осязания, обоняния, чувства, вкуса
. Впоследствии, также одежда, осязание, звук, вкус, политическая ориентация были исследованы как физическое и психическое пространство монстра. Таким образом, монстрацию можно рассматривать как сконструированную ситуацию, которая может вмешиваться в существующие институциональные и общественные ситуации.

Мы не сатиризируем майдайский марш – и не являемся нами блоком. Мы – психические работники община общего союза



然而,我们已经发展出了远离荒谬主义和集中革命活动的观念。口号和横幅中使用语言是第一个重点 – 心理学:使用不同的语言:礼服和颂歌和口号的视觉和听觉语言 – 还有触摸,嗅觉,感觉,味觉的语言

我们不是在逢星期三进行 – 我们也不是一个集团。我们是普通工会的精神工作者

生育工作,心理工作的,破坏性的工作 超图,心理,心理学,地理学,
造影,间图表,超,图形,元 图形 现场 造影 假 逻辑 脑病 舍米
情况 合一,多种 空间,时间,类



reproductive work, psychic work, destructive work
hypergraph psycho geography graphy meta graph hyper graph meta graph
situation situ graphic pathical logical phonical chemical linguary
oneness multitude space time class

العمل الإنجابي العمل نفسية العمل المدمر
الخط الطبيعي مريض نفساني جغرافي الرسم البياني ميتا فرط رسم بياني ميتا رسم بياني
الموقع بياني كاذب منطق الم كيميائي حالة
وحدانية كثرة الفضاء مرة الفصل

репродуктивного работа, психическая работа, работа разрушительная
гиперграф психо география графия мета график гипер график мета график
ситуация Ситу графический логический химическая единство множество Время класс пространство

IWW Industrial Union of Psychic Reproductive and Destructive Workers 007/700
우리는 데이터 광부하고 심령 노동자의 노동 조합입니다
اتحاد عمال المناجم العمل البيانات ونفسية العمال
העבודה איגוד כורי נתונים העובדים מדיום
डेटा खनिक और मानसिक श्रमिकों के श्रम संघ]]
Εργατικό Ένωση Εργατών Ορυχείων Δεδομένων και το ψυχικό Εργαζομένων
Travayè Inyon an mineur Done yo ak travayè psychic



Tribute to Comrade Gustav Metzger – IWW 000 Dead and Destructive Reproductive Psychic Workers Union

Report from Art Strike meeting at Dartington, Summer Solstice 2010

Karen Eliot and I had planned to meet in Dartington so we decided to make it an open meeting as that weekend was both the Open Pop Star World Congress called for by Monty Cantsin as well as part of the month of remembrance for the victims of Foxconn such as Ma Xiangqian and Yun Li called by Students & Scholars Against Cooperate Misbehavior.
I was to traverse the so called “St Michaels” Leyline for much of the journey from Cambridge to Dartington. My son and I stopped at Stevenage on the line to pick up his mother and then met another Karen Karnak at Taunton further down the line before arriving at around midnight on Friday. My name Karen Karnak is of course a reference to the great pyramid at Karnak in Egypt and to the Hyperborean nexus at Carnac in France, chosen to disrupt the white supremacist designs of Evolan and Freemasonic groups that use the St. Michaels line. It was for this reason that evoL PsychogeogrAphix was summoned into being in Totnes in 2000 an event that the video Brown Julius in the Fountain of Modernism examines in some detail.

At Dartington, I happened across Gustav Metzger on Saturday and invited him to the meeting. He told me of a symposium where he was speaking as part of the Art Colleges final Festival before being effectively closed. I went along and met Monty Cantsin and Karen Eliot there and we confirmed plans for the meeting for the following day. At the symposium, much of the talking was about the content of the art degree and how it would continue at Falmouth. Gustav however spoke about extinction – which he sees as the most urgent problem facing us – and that we need to get a 5 year plan in place to stop the ever increasing rate of extinction of species. He cautiously suggested also that this is a worse holocaust than the Shoah.
He left the symposium early and we walked over to the graveyard where the meeting was scheduled for the next day. I took the opportunity to clarify some issues. Firstly the arts worker coalition had not been involved in his art strike of 1977 – that was him alone – and it was not podsited as a strike but a withdrawal of labour. He also confirmed that he was involved with 1970 “International Coalition For The Liquidation Of Art” and mentioned that it was John Latham who passed on the invitation for this event although Latham himself wanted nothing to do with it as he was not political. The other main thing of interest was that he noted that the Art Workers Union nearly joined a Graphics workers union and that Gustav was pushing for this but the artists in the end decided against it.

I opened the meeting on Sunday by introducing the brief history of how DAMTP has been formed out of the Art Strike biennial of 2009 via discussions with the IWW. I also spoke on the continuing problems with Eurocentricity (Luther Blissett turning white, San Precario and Bifo’s Europe V2) which was evidenced in emerged in the original 1970 New York Art Strike Against Racism, War and Repression, counteracted at the time by Women Students and Artists for Black Art Liberation (WSABAL), who succeeded in opening the protest action to women and people of colour.
Monty Cantsin questioned the relevance of an art strike today. He posited Latham’s idea of the incidental person as how artists are not specialised as other workers are. While I cannot agree with that position because artists are indeed cultural specialists, i do agree that art strike needs to be superseded with a data miners and psychic workers strike – in concert with other workers strikes to create the general strike. Along with Karen Eliot, 3 other workers decided to join the DAMTP and we agreed that we need to formulate a manifesto or other form of clarification of demands. We also agreed on taking collective action in concert with other workers unions or groups. We invite contribution from you towards this task. Please contact us with any comments. The call for action against extinction is compelling and one linked to cultural / psychic action. We must link up with those cultural workers in other parts of the world who are defending themselves, their land and therefore other species against the destructive force of capitalism.

Capitalists have responded to the increased Proletarianisation of not only the working class but also peasants and sections of the bourgeoisie, by a dual private sector attack via food prices across the “3rd” world and public sector attack via ‘national debt’ reduction in the “1st” world. The response is not simply looking to pre-feudal (primitive communist) tribal forms of organisation but to strengthen our worker based organisation with those physical and psychic workers – paid, unpaid, living, dead and otherwise – to aid those workers in the “4th world” who need organisational support through our actions. The real contribution to human culture made by tribal organisation will be appropriated not through the regionalist villages of the Primitivists but in the context of free activity of humanity in a society without money, classes or states. Similarly the question of Dartington is not just ‘institutional’ but to do with control of the Land – which must be reverted to Labour and not Capital, cultural or otherwise.

We returned the next day via the “Chalice” Well at Glastonbury Tor. We passed the police gathering at Stonehenge later on. The question of unionising the police and army remains an urgent one.

Karen Karnak Summer Solstice 2010 (410)