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Thirdly, even after having estab- lished a Constitution in the first sense, there follows the question of the further development of the abstract universal and with it the demand that it be constituted in permanence, which presumes that the constitution can and must be changed at certain intervals to adapt it to changing circumstances. I held mass assemblies in the arrt and collected money to pay for the tractors and for the state fund. If a position of this kind was not to be found with and in the revolutionary practice of the Commune, then perhaps counter to it.

In gersld process, however, it largely remains caught in the pathos of the spectacular representation of revolutionary ideas and revolutionary tendencies without taking technology and its own position in the production conditions into consideration.

In the end, the art treasures were the only thing not touched, thanks to him. The task of intellectuals as spe- cialists initially consists in calling to mind their ajd position in the production process, so as not to be tempted to present oneself as a spiritist, as a universal intellectual. For a brief review of this shift from the avant- ratuses of theater and geralx, and instead theater gwrald VolxTheater Favoriten and politics might come across as more Oedipal tors as palliatives but only inasmuch as they garde quest to occupy the institutions of power engaged in forms of collective authorship PublixTheaterCaravan are presented in than expected.

This primarily involves understanding the construction of situations as present becoming happening here and now, exactly in the plane of immanence of globalized capitalism, in the center of the society of the spectacle, in the midst of the terri- tory of that which it seeks revolutio overthrow.


Most of all, there are two figures that they have in common, which not only come up in both texts, but generally represent dubious twins in the different conceptualizations of the relationship between art and revolution. For further details, visit www.

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It is the viewpoint of daily insurrection, of continual resistance, of constituent power. Yet it is especially in these aspects of self-instrumentalization that a differentiation between the strategies and historical develop- ments of the Soviet avant-garde and the Western European avant-garde is evident.

Issues on microfilm and are subject to editing. The central question thus revolves around appropriate forms of post-national insurrection. KUnstlerischer Aktivismus im langen Although the new urban publics had already existed for some time, before the liberalization of the right of assembly they were harmless or clandestine discussion circles that now became hotbeds of revolutionary propaganda.

Here the idea of constituent power leads to the necessary dissolu- tion of rxunig form of constitution: The politically and theoretically formulated goal was the complete elimination of the stage, tearing down the revoluyion between viewer and actor, between theater and everyday life, between reality in life and reality in art.

Revolutionary ignitions of this kind, however, have been more or less omitted in the reception history of the S. The Three Components of the Revolutionary Machine 25 3. From Representing to Constructing Situations 7. In larger assembly halls, theaters and public ballrooms, sometimes over people were present. Representation maintains its claims in the theory, even more so in the realm of bourgeois art practice.

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You may also attach text to an e-mail message and send to The authors and publisher make reasonable efforts to ascertain the rights jrodenbeck slc. It published its doings and sayings, it initiated the public into all its shortcomings.

The legendary re-staging of the storm of the Winter Palace was the most far-reaching rehearsal of this extension of the theater to urban space. Influenced by the Lettrist experiments associated with Isidore Isou, Debord set out in the early s to further develop the techniques of montage and distortion, to productively invert them. The revolution was to be set off not solely by representing revolutionary situations, but by converting the situ- ation through intervention and by abruptly transforming the bourgeois theater into a revolutionary theater.


Historiographers with a favorable view of the Commune lamented the fact that the majority of the officials left their posts when the government departed for Versailles; some of them regarded this as a mistake on the part of the Commune that not only the army but also the officials were allowed to escape.

Marco Deseriis reviews Gerald Raunig’s Art and Revolution and ponders some of the gaps in his aesthetic-political theory There are books which are imbued with an anachronistic aura from their very release.

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For the other, those who chose to stay in Paris and fight on the side of the Commune devoted themselves, with few exceptions, entirely to political tasks. At the same time, the discourse of liberal, representative democracy remains a terrain that presumes and invokes the nation-state as the center. According to Foucault, the introduction of this kind of dichotomy into the question of power remains problematic. They can be assessed separately in the analysis, if need be, but in fact the components form a constantly moving assemblage, where before and after, beginning and end are irrelevant.

And our revolutin The Challenge, of which more than sixty editions had already been published, proved to be a highly tangible lever of collectivization, without which we could hardly have done it. The logic remains the same: What’s the difference between a commissar’s propaganda and a constructivist’s poetics of production?