Void Network presents Digital X from Florida U.S.A. in Electro Live Concert in Athens

LiveElectroConcert in Athens
D i g i t a l X
from U.S.A. Orlando Florida (Sohma Records)

Digital X >> he is a based producer on Sohma Records
and will be appearing live playing a banging all-night set of
electro techno and psychedelic tribal
Coming from recent underground gigs in Hamburg, Germany and
TelAviv, Israel he's ready to set the roof on fire right here in Athens.

+ + + multi media projections by Void Optical Art Laboratory

Saturday 2 December 2006
Nosotros Free Social Space
Themistokleous 66 Exarchia >>starts 10.30 / ends 4.00





Void Network Manifesto

First Attempt at Communication

We didn’t invent the following ideas…We are just a small wave in the ocean of the evolution of all these ideas, all libertarian atmospheres, dreams and revolutionary plans that keep expanding
in the Vast Open Horizon.

Void Network (Theory, Utopia, Empathy, Ephemeral Arts)
Global Eye (London Void Network)
WarCryCinema (New York Void Network)

Void Network first appeared in Athens-Greece in 1990.
Its aim is the radicalization of every day life and the construction of Public Space situations through the creation of Utopian Public Environments.
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 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.

Void Network’s research is directed and co-ordinated through the work of six open laboratories :

>The Void Laboratory for Poetry and Philosophy
>Laboratory for Kosmo-Political Consciousness
>Void Optical Arts Laboratory
(for ephemeral outopian atmospheres)
>Electro Void Laboratory
(for electronic and experimental contemporary music)
>"Open Dialogue" Void Laboratory
>Void Laboratory of the "Translators"

Void Network is a free network of free people, active social beings, artists, scientists and travelers who co-create dynamic interactions of Theory, Utopia, Empathy and Ephemeral Arts

"Void”: void of separate existence, an Open Horizon, a Vast Open Ocean

"Network” : a phenomenon of Global Interdependence

"Theory”: a process of intellectual inquiring, learning and uprising of critical understanding

"Empathy”: care for all beings equally that appears through communal experience.

"Ephemeral Arts”: a signal without leaving a sign, a message without leaving matter.
Void Art / Art without an Artist / Art without an audience / Chaotic acts of Love / Collective Outopian Atmospheres / Situations / Open Public Ephemeral Ecstatic Zones/ TemporaryAutonomousZones

If you need to search for the "art-piece" you have to search for it...in the mind and heart of everyone that was offered to...

Since 1990, Void Network / Athens , Global Eye / London Void Network and WarCryCinema / New York Void Network have presented a series of 300 situations in Greece, Italy, U.K., Spain, Germany, Russia, Austria, Switzerland, USA, India, Nepal and many other countries. This philosophic community’s revolutionary work has appeared in urban spaces, deserted factories, social centers, universities, squares, mountains, forests, beaches and highways. The nature of each situation is directly formulated according to the special characteristics of each space, location, area, social context and specific social needs.
Year after year, people from Greece, England, Italy and New York were growing to understand that they had been engaging in similar activities and using the same vocabulary to express their ideas. They decided to try to build an international network that could manifest public situations, nomadic art and creative meeting points for people from all around the world. They desired a chance to exchange ideas, information, abilities, archives and together, create new forms of cultural and social experience.

Currently two permanent open social zones exist that accommodate the activities of the network in London (Penzance Castle) and in Athens (Free Social Space: Nosotros).
Last year two international projects were activated:
Talking About Total Freedom World Tour.
Global Earth Academy.
We also participated in the creation of European Vision Caravan with artistic and political collectives from all over Europe.

The Fear of Emptiness :

The threat of expulsion in the absence of conformity: This state of fear disables the individual.
A mental control that subsequently becomes physically manifest.
We believe that societies’ biggest impairment is the belief that any one of us or even all of us are not capable of improving our world for the better. The root of this impairment is solely mental, not physical. As a result, we aim to fight power structures while empowering the individual as well as collective consiousness. The very existence of international financial, political, religious, intellectual and artistic Elites has resulted in the denial of Freedom of speech, Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Open Public Assembly, Freedom of Mutual Aid and Collaboration.
Placing “art” solely in an art context is, in a way, relegating it to exist only within that context. Restricting the distribution of and opportunities to access new ideas and emotions is something "govern-mental" institutions do. Why voluntarily censor yourself? We see Art, Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Enthusiasm, Collective Ecstasy and Revolt as mental and emotional practices perfectly suited as a tool for enablement, a mental liberator that in turn can lead to positive physical changes.

Utopian Atmospheres

Utopian Atmosphere is the creation of a temporary enclosed feedback system, where activists, artists, and scientists have an opportunity to provide input that will be transformed and reformulated by participants.
Void Art
Art without an audience.
Art without an artist.
Inner Space Art
The light of Perception, the light of Awareness
Political and social meditative abstraction :
(hungry children, fat capitalists, homeless people, a sunrise, happy super market girls, walking refuges, air-bombed cities, street riots and waves in stormy weather, naked people, raindrops on flowers, the shouting prisoner, an afternoon in San Francisco, the night in Rome, burned cars from Paris, masses of corpses from 1915 in Armenia, 2000 thumbnail images of mass graves from all 20th century, the rain coming, red clouds, a photograph of the president, dead Tibetan monks infront of Chinese liberators, a dollar in the hands of a beggar, the sound of crying children, the sound of distant drums, the sound of voidness)
Presenting the stunning beauty of our planet, sudden inspirational moments, the universe and life, the miracle of interdependence, matter, electricity, chemical reactions….. This planet being a living organism, comparing it with microcosm, macrocosm, human body, insects, urban society, technology... Presenting capitalism and authority as viruses, parasites on the planet, the bigger organism. An analysis of psychological manipulations used in advertising, e.g. stereotypes, propaganda, consumerism, mental health, pre-defined ideals (beauty, fitness, leadership, work, family, school, army) revealing images that get bypassed by mainstream media. The communication system used is intended to break through barriers of nationality, education, age, cultural background and apathy.
Void Art / multi-screen projection shows (video art, computer arts, digital photography, anticopyright internet photo archives, 8mm films, slide shows, philosophical and political fragments) / light shows and multi- media / live- mix visual and sound improvisations / many different spiritual friends with many different projectors in the same moment / a moment of understanding / all the participators or just one person / the understanding of the interdeependent nature of the phenomena / a deep feeling of empathy and compassion.
We consider social gatherings as a vital meeting point of minds in a state of openness transcending the separation of selfish, modern life. We consider the essence of art to be truly independent of any physical object or act, reproduction or representation. Art is a moment, a mental and emotional practice, an open process. Any physical object or physical act is simply the tool used for the creation of art’s ultimate aim, the creation of thought and feeling. The ability to create new thoughts and feelings does not require change in the physical world, but change in the mental world, which in turn can effect the physical world.
In the physical world, we tend towards new possibilities of existence, beyond the constructed realities of modern societies. Our aim is to create an experience from a situation, a live art piece, where the actual experience created is the art piece. The collective experience of being there, the interaction with the people around you, the different thoughts and emotions created amongst the people feeding back and effecting future thoughts and emotions IS the art piece.
The tools used to create this experience are space, time and all the different forms and elements of Void Art, Theory, Philosophy and Living Practice. Art should evoke emotion, provoke thought and inspire change for the better. The art, philosophy and cultural-social activism we engage in,
in the vast open public sphere, promotes the development of ideas, images, experiences, thoughts and emotions through the collective interaction of mental and emotional processes. In a way, it is a collective mental-emotional sculpting. This technique is principally based on real time cross platform collaboration, living the experience of interaction and interdependence, changing people’s perception of themselves and their potential by breaking some of society’s traditional illusions. People in modern, every-day life identify with systems, which in effect are based on illusions; they believe they have freedom, choice and power within an infrastructure of a civilization bound by morality, ethics and righteousness. In order to achieve freedom and empowerment it is necessary to identify often deeply hidden, conditioning thoughts. What we are talking about is very different from having a shallow conversation or paying to see a concert and has nothing to do with an "art exhibition".
Creating an overall art piece in a Utopian Atmosphere enables people to immerse themselves in a state of receptiveness through a series of experiences and situations that effects their minds, bodies, and souls. The objective is to facilitate people’s creativity, openness, empowerment, satisfaction, safety, inclusiveness, solidarity, expression and general mental and physical happiness. We work to create a space which maximizes the ability of people to enter deep contemplation about their own lives and the world around them. These events attempt to break down perceptions of established reality by confronting neuroses, paranoia, self-doubts and fears whilst facilitating creativity, freedom and uninhibited joy, intensive talks about life, unity and bonding. These events challenge ownership, greed, possessions, and encourage generosity, inspiration and awakening of personal, critical mind.


Our situations tend to be moments that gather thousands of people into experiments in new forms of public life, in a non-profit economy, transforming spaces into atmospheres of equality, dialogue and non-exploitative collective understanding. The abolishment of profit is one the main steps in the direction of an "Eco-nomy Without Profit and Exchange" based on "Constant Free Distribution" and "Direct Access". We believe that our situations are anti-commercial and non-consumerist.
All the artists, the scientists, the visioneries, the constructors and the helpers of the situations are against salaried employment and profit.
Our intention is to spread libertarian ideas, communication, motivation, inspiration, education and the self-organization of "Open Public Ephemeral Zones".
This can happen outside of the established constructions of the "govern-mental" state authorities, private interests, corporations, pop-celebrity pseudo-reality, employment and all kinds of material gain.

Negations, non-dogmatism and inclusiveness

We deny the separated puppet role of the "artist", "politician", "scientist", or "philosopher". We believe that each one of us must keep in equilibrium the political, artistic and philosophic consciousness by keeping alive empathy, critical inquiry, inner cultivation, educative public communication and public open expression, solidarity and participation in the Public Sphere.
So, as we negate the morals of employment and the nuclear family social shell we focus on the achievement of new experimental ways to achieve Utopia in our everyday life,NOW!.
The pleasure of life is hiding outside of the norms, outside of the eight hour programmed workday, outside of the dead cities and the melancholic architecture of private life. Our dreams must be capable to construct a new architecture, new atmospheres, new kinds of relationships, new body language, new ways of expression and new kinds of day to day activity, new pleasures, new techniques, new designs and new future plans. As creative human beings we pursue the connection of every type of intellectual and artistic creation with the demand for social and personal liberation. Experimental behavior, new lifestyle choices and collective construction of social, aesthetic, philosophical and political situations are necessary components of free co-existence without any limitation of action and thought.

Total Freedom is a pre-requisite of existence...Not a reward...
When this is understood, a state of war or confrontation with all manners of authoritarian dogma inevitably results. We must face this fact, personally and socially.

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Void Network HISTORY>>2June2006AthensCentralPark Pedion Areos>>ambient space dub waves / Ephemeral Zone/ Inner Space Art/Poetry night

ambient space dub waves
open public autonomous ephemeral zone/ inner space art/ poetry night

Friday 2 June 2006
Pedion Areos / Athens Central Park

Live Concert:
Suku, Direct Connection, Paragga Sound System

D.J. sets:
Anna Mystic, Crystal Zero, Sissy Stardust, Raman

Live Poetry Show:
Anastasios Sagris, Yiannis Raouzaios

Live Poetry Soundtrack mix:

Void Optical Art Laboratory (video art, computer arts, slide photograpghy):
Global Eye(London Void Network), Yiannis Nisidis, Pantelis Pantelopoulos, Kinomatik, Vasilis Glarakis, Georgia Sagri, Fani Sofologi, Mariza Nikolaou, Anastasios Sagris

It was a multi media open air ephemeral alive instalation, a park transformed into a poetical, cinematgrafic space...Poetry readings, live d.j. mix, concerts, many void optical artists and 400 people, all night long, summer in Greece and the central park of Athens squated by the people....It was a wonderfull inspirational night and a realy space out morning...

Void Network proudly announces the “Open Dialogue” Laboratory

The “Open Dialogue” Void Network Laboratory will be “non public” situations and meetings that will take place in houses of friends in every two weeks. Eight people will participate in this Laboratory (two poets, one astrophysicist, one linguist and one anthropologist from Void Network and three independent political activists-thinkers). Other thinkers and activists will be invited according to the subject of the dialogue.
This group of people will have the opportunity to talk about a serial number of subjects as “Work”, “Life-Style”, “Experimental Behavior and Libertarian Way of Life in the societies of 21st century” “Conservativism”, “Alienation and the Spectacle”, “National Identity and Cosmo-political Consciousness”, “The revolutionary subject”, “Insurrection and insurrectional Violence”.
All the dialogues will be recorded and will be published in a book and in a free-distributed dvd.(Unfortunately the dialogues will be in Greek and only parts of them will be translated in English)
We will try to liberate our selves from the ideological barricades of the written logos, the gap between the theory and the existential experience, the pseudo-roles of the separated “philosopher”, “artist” and “intellectual”. We will use the process of recorded dialogue to give to the reader the opportunity to come in contact with a vast open horizon of ideas and opinions, a non-dogmatic debate and a practice of the critical theory that will help him to build up his own opinions and his own critic. In the same moment we will give to our selves the chance to disagree and debate, to express our ideas openly and to go beyond our personal doubts, fears and limitations.

photo of the post by Vaggelis Doutsios ( Void Optical Art Laboratory)


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About the translation of "Days Of Love Nights of War" in Greek language

In 8 November 2006
Void Network organized a wonderfull night in Nosotros (Free Social Space), dedicated to the reading of the new tranlations from the book "Days Of War, Nights Of Love" by the www.crimethinc.com ( reading of the introduction and the first chapter).

The people from the Void Optical Arts Laboratory prepared some great visuals for the night including all the pictures from the site of crimethinc and hundreds of pictures of political and social abstraction (hungry children, fat capitalists, homeless people, happy super market girls, crying refuges, air-bombed cities, street riots and waves in stormy weather e.t.c.)
D.J. Sissy Stardust mixed psychedelic ambient soudscapes with the reading voices and continued to play for hours after....
But the greatest of all....and the reason for this post is that......
Two new persons offered themselves to participate in the Void Laboratory of Translators and also to take part in the process of the translation of "Days Of War, Nights of Love". So, now they will be four tranlators focus on this book and this will give us the chance to finish the translation in the next 3 months...
All the people from Void Network feel very happy for that and we thank the new come translators for their participation...


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Void Reading Group Nights /Void Network and www.crimethinc.com presents the book “Days of Love Nights of War” in Athens Greece

As a part of our Void Reading Group Nights we present
in Nosotros (Free Social Space) in Wednesday 8 November 2006 the first two chapters of the wonderful book “Days of War Nights of Love” translated by Anastasios Sagris and Laboratory for Kosmo-Political Consciousness.
The book “Days of War, Nights of Love” made by “crimethink ex-workers collective” as a tool for the arising of critical mind and as a personal question for our way of life in the 21st century western lands.

Chapter 1: What is the Crimethink Ex-Workers Collective?
Chapter 2: No Gods, No Masters

The reading will take place in a multi media optic-acoustic environment with the Void Optical Arts Laboratory taking care of the projections and D.J. Sissy Stardust making a live psychedelic ambient mix on the voices of the readers.
This is the first situation that we organize together with our favourite spiritual friends from U.S.A.

Void Reading Group Nights
Days Of War, Nights of Love
Wednesday 8 November 2006
Starts 8.30 in the night

Nosotros (Free Social Space)
Themistokleous 66 Exarchia

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photo of the post by Vaggelis Doutsios (Void Optical Arts Laboratory)


Rock Live Concert in Squatted High School

In all of Greece, there are students fighting against commercialization of education resulting from capitalistic efforts to conquer all sides of life, all activities, all needs. 1100 High Schools and almost every university is squatted by these students …We fight as Void Network together with these students to stop these changes in education and so keep it Free for all and Public.We give our collective efforts to disallow governments and multinational corporations from using their cynicism and massive propaganda to the detriment of children, students, and teachers, from using their influence through the media, and mainstream culture to turn all of us into nothing more than “consumers”, “spectators” and “submissive workers”…
We will build our future together, we will build our Critical Mind…We are not such easy victims...

Our Dreams Will Be Their Nightmares
Rock Live Concert in Squatted High School
Lost Bodies, Low Gravity, Three Way Plane,

Twin Peags, The Screaming Fly
+ special guests school bands
+ projections by Void Optical Arts Laboratory

5th High School / Athens / Exarchia / Asklipiou rd +Valtesiou str
Saturday 4 November 2006
From 7 o clock in the afternoon until 2 o clock in the night


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