Revolution Happened Because Everybody Refused To Go Home
Disobedience Archive (The Temporary Office) & Crisis Mirror
bureau publik opens on the 6th of October with Revolution
Happened Because Everybody Refused to Go Home, an exhibition project
about the fight against capitalism and inequality. A number of current and
historical conflicts will be explored through art and activism in order to
develop new ways of imagining the world otherwise.
is centred around a presentation of the curator Marco
Scotini's Disobedience Archive (The Temporary Office), an
ongoing video archive of art activist and political works. The archive
contains an extensive collection of video material exploring different
resistance tactics from activist direct action through the production of
counter information to different kinds of bio-resistance. As a collection
of heterogeneous images, the archive can be seen as a user's guide to the
history of civil disobedience: from the Italian social struggles of 1977 to
global protests before and after Seattle through to the current
insurrections in the Middle East and the Arab world. This history will be
presented at bureau publik in the form of six weekly chapters. The titles
of these chapters are: "1977: the Italian Exit"; "Protesting Capitalist
Globalization"; "Reclaim the Streets: Bio-Resistance and Society of
Control"; "Disobedience East" and "the Arab Dissent".
The Copenhagen-based group Crisis Mirror will throughout the exhibition
map four aspects of the crisis that became a reality with the financial
collapse in 2008. The group will thus investigate the economical, the
environmental, the social and the political aspect of the crisis and
accumulate various representations, creating an image of the complexity of
the crisis. Crisis Mirror is an interdisciplinary group working with the
production and distribution of information about the current state of
capitalism. During the exhibition, the group will use the space as a
meeting place and organise talks and discussions. For more information on
events visit www.bureaupublik.dk or www.crisismirror.info.
Disobedience Archive participants
Amiralay, Atelier D'architecture Autogérée
(AAA), Mitra Azar, Gianfranco Baruchello, Bernadette
Corporation, Black Audio Film Collective, Critical Art
Ensemble, Dodo Brothers, Marcelo Expósito, Harun
Farocki & Andrei Ujica, Rene Gabri & Ayreen
Anastas, Alberto Grifi, Ashley Hunt, Sara Ishaq, Khaled
Jarrar, Mosireen Collective, Wael Noureddine, Margit
Czencki/Park Fiction, Oliver Ressler & Zanny Begg, Roy
Samaha, Eyal Sivan, Hito Steyerl, The Department of Space and
Land Reclamation, Mariette Schiltz & Bert Theis, Nomeda &
Gediminas Urbonas, Dmitry Vilensky & Chto Delat?, James
Wentzy, and Joanne Richardson.
Jodi Dean, "Occupy Wall Street: Forcing Division"
23 October, 7:30pm; reading:
Lars Skinnebach, "Den
Artificielle Have" (in Danish)
1 November, 7pm; presentation:
7 November, 7:30pm; reading:
Majse Aymo-Boot, "Ødelæggelsen 1-11" (in Danish)
14 November, 7pm; reading, lecture and discussion:
"Folkets prosa og andre tekster"; and Mikkel Bolt, "Krise,
sammenbrud og revolution" (in Danish)
5 December, 7pm; lecture:
Franco Bifo Berardi, "The Financial Devastation of Europe and the
Precarization of Life"
The project is realised with
support from Københavns billedkunstudvalg and the Danish Arts
bureau publik is a place for artistic and discursive
activities aimed at understanding the current situation where the protests
taking place in USA, North Africa, the Middle East and Europe have created
new forms of resistance making possible a new critique of capitalism.
bureau publik is a space where the imaginative powers of art point towards
another way of shaping the world.