Social Dissonance
Durational Concert
Mattin with Dafni Krazoudi, Ioannis Sarris, Danai Liodaki and Eleni Zervou

Live streaming and previous material available here:
https://www.pscp.tv/socialdissonanc/

7-8pm (Athens time, 6-7pm Kassel time)
everyday except Mondays.

Athens:
6 April - 16 July 2017
Room Omega 3
Athens Conservatory
17- B’ &, Leof. Vasileos Georgiou,
Athina 106 75
Free entrance
Everybody welcome!


Kassel:
8 June - 17 September 2017
documentahalle



documenta14
Athens/Kassel
www.documenta14.de




SOCIAL DISSONANCE SCORE:


Listen carefully.


The audience is your instrument, play it in order to practically understand how we are generally instrumentalised.


Prepare the audience with concepts, questions and movements as a way to explore the dissonance that exist between the individual narcissism that capitalism promotes and our social capacity, between how we conceive ourselves as free individuals with agency and the way that we are socially determined by capitalist relations, technology and ideology.

Reflect on the I/We relation while defining social dissonance.


Help the collective subject to emerge.





Cine Ilegal

Domingo, 28 Mayo, 2017 - 19:00
Bulegoa z/b | Solokoetxe 8 bajo, 48006 Bilbao
www.bulegoa.org

En esta sesión de cine_ilegal se proyectará un fragmento de la
única entrevista realizada a Amadeo Bordiga justo antes de morir.
En esta entrevista Bordiga discute sus diferencias con Antonio
Gramsci en torno al fascismo.

Contaremos con la participación de Blas Etxebarria quien nos
introducirá tanto la figura de Bordiga como a sus ideas. También
contaremos con la presencia de gite-ipes (Gizarte Ikerketarako
Talde Eragilea - Instituto Promoción Estudios Sociales).

Amadeo Bordiga es una figura emblemática dentro del comunismo pero
también es un gran desconocido. En 1921 fundó el Partido
Comunista de Italia junto con Antonio Gramsci, del que fue expulsado
en 1930 por defender a Trotsky. Bordiga se oponía totalmente a la
participacion parlamentaria y por esto fue criticado por Lenin en su
famoso texto de 1920 ¨La enfermedad infantil del 'izquierdismo' en
el comunismo¨. En 1926 criticó a Stalin cara a cara y propuso que
la unión sovietíca debiera de ser dirigida conjuntamente por todos
los partidos comunistas del mundo. En 1945 fundó, junto a otros ex
dirigentes comunistas, el Partido Comunista Internacionalista (en
italiano Partito Comunista Internazionalista). Este pequeño
partido, que se consideraba fiel al marxismo y enfrentado al
estalinismo, denunciaba "desde la izquierda" a la URSS, cuyo sistema
económico consideraba como capitalismo de Estado. 

Para terminar esta sesión también se hablará de la evolución del
movimiento bordiguista en los años posteriores a la muerte de
Amadeo.

Blas Etxebarria formó parte en la Venezuela de los años 60 del
primer grupo de militantes comunistas ajenos al Partido Comunista
que fue bautizado OCHO JOVENES IRACUNDOS por la izquierda
tradicional venezolana. Posteriormente vino a Europa donde se
incorporó al movimiento bordiguista, llegando a participar en una
reunión con el propio Amadeo en Milán. En 1970 organizó la
sección bordiguista de la Suiza francoparlante y en 1978 la
sección venezolana. En 1982 abandonó la militancia activa. 






Communism will be the collective management of alienation*

The Parliament of Bodies



Workshop

5th September 2017,

Kassel, documenta14


8-11:30 pm


Nadia Bou Ali, Ray Brassier, Dimitra Kotouza, Mattin and Paul B. Preciado



Previous revolutionary theories envisioned that it was possible to live in unalienated conditions. However, the question of mediation and how we understand ourselves is being radically questioned today: technology accelerates certain forms of socialisation but also shapes our interactions and the way we think, neuroscience challenges the notion of selfhood, and computers know more about ourselves than we do. Alienation this time has no connotations of authenticity.  What does it mean to be a subject under conditions of real subsumption, when our most intimate details are being commodified (from our DNA to our choices and social relations)? What is our room for agency? These questions are preliminary requisites in order to answer how we can have a common idea of what emancipation means. The concept of alienation forces us to ask what it is that is being alienated, what is producing it and what can be done about it, which inevitably hits at the question of subjectivity. Answering these questions might help us understand better what is and could be a political subject today. Representative democracy produces its own forms of democratic alienation. The refugee crisis shows that it cannot be dealt with politically at the national level but on the other hand it is very difficult to generate forms of collectivity strong enough to change the course of things.  An ongoing  tension is occurring between the lack of vision for the future — which makes people go back to questions of identity (such as race and nationality) — and an economic situation pushing more and more people to the limits. This is a time bomb which urges the question of collectivity beyond identity and to reconsider the notion of universalism in opposition to the universal equivalent of money.


*This sentence comes from Samo Tomšič at the Historical Materialism conference in Beirut, March 2017






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