We have grown up as survivors, as SURVIVAL MACHINES. We grew up with the idea that in «life» you have to walk continuously..To walk until you fall among others that they walk in a facsimiled way and collapse equally in a facsimiled way near by you. This is not some kind of secret. The system is manifested in the Desert and is organized in an emotional inadequateness that is endlessly repeated...Many people are surprised that not any left party or extreme left group can negate or change anything through the typical «oppositional» and ceremonial «action». What kind of policy is that while it seeks to overthrow the existing establishment it leads us to the same, rather familiar to all of us, emotional nakedness that we all occasionally felt already? This Policy is just another part of THE DESERT OF THE REAL!...the point where the desire for objects of capitalism is linked to the absolute essence of it, a desire empty of meaning….the desire for nothing, the normalized egocentricity, the nihilism of materialized roles and absolute mediation.
This planetary destruction is the destruction of a world that for long time now ceased to be habitable anymore. Capitalism would never triumph over the world without authoritarian, namely «political», practices. There are all kinds of such techniques ... consisting in separation of human communities by countless things, stones and metals ... wild and domesticated animals ... mutated plants and chemicals... gods, rulers, governments, heroes, idols and genies, talismans, charms, machineries and all other creatures with which human groups create worlds. The turning point where all this and worse happen is in Metropolis, and in future environments entirely bare from the rest of the nature. Capitalism first burned the witches, and then through linear materialistic reason destroyed the ecstatic and magical side of this world through the bombardment of us with pseudo-images and the institutionalized pseudo-scientific priesthoods!
The culture should no longer be capable of “one” inventor of new technological forms ... but for thousands of small explosions of inspired utopian love. The culture should be capable of producing non-normalized realities even if the situation of the roads is the only existing theater!
ALIGNEMENTS ARE EVERYWHERE POSSIBLE. But…BEYOND the WORDS existing BIRDS, and STARS and CLOUDS
text: Void Network
Void Network is a cultural, political and philosophical collective that first appeared in 1990 in Athens / Greece with aim the radicalization of every day life, the social question, the arising of critical mind, the ecstatic collective symbiosis, the visibility of diversity, the participation to the emancipatory social struggles of our times and the creation of Utopian Public Environments by non-employed cultural activists. Other aims are the participation and creation of social centers, self-organized autonomus spaces, the construction of situations in Public Space and the Ephemeral Art.
Discussions, multi media lectures and poetry shows, open free festivals, multi screen Void Optical Arts Atmospheres (live cross-platform collaborations between visual artists, photographers, poets, lecturers, d.j.s), performances, documentary representations, culture jamming, organization of demonstrations, street parades and public actions, celebrations, concerts, open collaborative workshops of artists, activists, academic scientists and spiritual friends that through dialogue, interaction and synchronized activity can manifest multi formic conditions of open access to creativity, education, free information, open liberated autonomous public zones, meeting places, places of communication, empathy, expression and creation for thousands upon thousands of people.
After 1998 and through the creation of political global festivals and the participation of Void Network to the emancipatory / anarchist / autonomus "Movement Against the Globalization of Capitalism" the Void Network established contacts and creative cells in U.S.A, U.K., Mexico, Brasil, Germany, Bulgaria, Spain
Το Κενό Δίκτυο είναι μια πολιτισμική, θεωρητική και πολιτική κολεκτίβα Mη-αμoιβομένων Πολιτισμικών ακτιβιστών που εμφανίστηκε στην Αθήνα το 1990 με την επονομασία..."Η Ομάδα Στον Τρόμο Του Κενού"και με σκοπό την ριζοσπαστικοποίηση της καθημερινής ζωής, την κοινωνική αμφισβήτηση, την ανάδειξη της κριτικής σκέψης, την εκστατική συλλογική συμβίωση και την δημιουργική έκφραση της διαφορετικότητας μέσα από την πολύμορφη συμμετοχή στους ευρύτερους χειραφετητικούςκοινωνικούς αγώνες, την δημιουργία Προσωρινής Αυτόνομης Ζώνης (Τ.Α.Ζ.), τη συμμετοχή σε κοινωνικά κέντρα, καταλήψεις και αυτοδιαχειριζόμενους χώρους, την κατασκευή καταστάσεων στον δημόσιο χώρο και την εφήμερη τέχνη.