It can be emotionally and psychologically hard slowly realizing just how much of the world around you is bullshit, but trying to understand things as they really are is a necessary, lifelong process. Think critically, question everything, and know the biases of your sources.
Growing wealth inequality is not an accident, it is a logical consequence of capitalism. If profits (surplus value created by labor) is given to shareholders (capitalists), and the rich run the government and the media — what else can you expect?
@oldmadegood was the first retail space to carry @pikesproject postcards. As you're looking for ways to support local artists and small businesses pop by there today before 4PM. These postcards are a great way to stay in touch at a distance while participating in authentic locality
🚶♂️🚶♀️ If these days walking and drifting and flaneuring have become prohibited acts that we all long for, Lori Waxman's KEEP WALKING INTENTLY is a wonderful tool that drives one's imagination. Explore Surrealism's ambulatory dreams, drift toward a Situationist revolution, and understand how Fluxus keeps walking intently.
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Walking, that most basic of human actions, was transformed in the twentieth century by Surrealism, the Situationist International, and Fluxus into a tactic for revolutionizing everyday life. Each group chose locations in the urban landscape as sites—from the flea markets and bars of Paris to the sidewalks of New York—and ambulation as the essential gesture. Keep Walking Intently traces the meandering and peculiar footsteps of these avant-garde artists as they moved through the city, encountering the marvelous, studying the environment, and re-enchanting the banal. Art historian Lori Waxman reveals the radical potential that walking holds for us all.
Photo by ZAK Group
Published by Sternberg Press
The Situationist International (SI) was an international organization of social revolutionaries made up of avant-garde artists, intellectuals, and political theorists, prominent in Europe from its formation in 1957 to its dissolution in 1972. This was a slogan to be spread by every means possible, long before the advent of social networks and media as we recognise it today. Essential to situationist theory was the concept of the spectacle, a unified critique of advanced capitalism of which a primary concern was the progressively increasing tendency towards the expression and mediation of social relations through objects. Situationist ideas exerted a strong influence on the design language of the punk rock phenomenon of the 1970s. Factory Records owner Tony Wilson was influenced by Situationist urbanism and Factory Records band The Durutti Column took its name from Andre Bertrand's collage Le Retour de la Colonne Durutti. It’s a movement that has long fascinated me and I’ve collected books on it over the years #situationistinternational#situationist#revolutionary#factoryrecords#slogan#inspiration#spectacle#punk#bestoftheday#postcard#beautiful#design#thought#instagood#instadaily#modularsynth#eurorackmodular