Let's Change the World Without Taking Power / A lecture of John Holloway in Athens

Void Network (Theory, Outopia, Empathy, Ephemeral Arts)
proudly presents
Let's change the world without taking the power
(the meaning of revolution today)
a lecture by
John Holloway
the anticapitalist political scientist, economist and philospopher,
the advocate of all the movements that fight for freedom and dignity
on Planet Earth.
+ Void Optical Arts Laboratory
( live visual improvisations on the lecture)
++late night session : ElectoVoidLab/Space Dub Sound System
Friday 2 March 2007
Nosotros Free Social Space
Themistokleous 66 Exarchia
Athens Greece
starts: 9.30 p.m.

As it is written in Wikkipedia:
John Holloway (born 1947) is a lawyer, Marxist economist and philosopher, whose work is closely associated with the Zapatista movement in Mexico, his home since 1991. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, and has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Edinburgh. He is currently a teacher at the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences at the Autonomous University of Puebla.
His 2002 book,
Change the World Without Taking Power, has been the subject of much controversy in Marxist circles, and contends that the possibility of revolution resides not in the seizure of state apparatuses, but in day-to-day acts of abject refusal of capitalist society – so-called anti-power, or 'the scream' as he puts it repeatedly. Thus, he is considered by supporters and critics to be broadly Autonomist in outlook, and his work is often compared and contrasted with that of figures such as Antonio Negri.

Books in English
State and Capital: A Marxist Debate (1978) ed. with Sol Piccioto
Social Policy Harmonisation in the European Community (1981)
Post-Fordism and Social Form: A Marxist Debate on the Post-Fordist State (1991)ed. with Werner Bonefeld
Global Capital, National State, and the Politics of Money (1995), ed. with Werner Bonefeld
Zapatista!: Reinventing Revolution in Mexico (1998)ed. with Eloína Peláez
Change the World Without Taking Power (2002)

As it is written by John Holloway:
"The only rational
to the world today
is to scream.
Capitalism is leading us to the total destruction of humanity.
It is obvious that we need to change the world radically.
But we do not know how to do it.
Experience has shown that it cannot be done through the state, but then how?
To ask how to change the world without taking power is to ask a question that is obviously necessary, but apparently absurd. It obliges us to rethink everything around us, not just forms of organisation but the meaning of work, space, time, everything. We realise that the state imprisons our minds, forces us to think in a certain way about politics and social change. To forget about the state and realise that we must change the world ourselves is a liberation that opens up new perspectives of thought and action."

Να αλλάξουμε τον Κόσμο
Χωρίς να καταλάβουμε την Εξουσία
(το νόημα της επανάστασης σήμερα)
Μια διάλεξη του
John Holloway
αντικαπιταλιστή οικονομολόγο, καθηγητή πολιτικών επιστημών και φιλόσοφο από το
Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences / Autonomous University of Puebla (Mexico)
και απολογητή των κινημάτων για αξιοπρέπεια και ελευθερία στο Πλανήτη Γη.
+ προβολές : Eργαστήριο Tέχνης του Kενού
+ late night session : Electro Void / Space Dub Sound System
παρασκευή 2 μαρτίου 2007
Nosotros Free Social Space

θεμιστοκλέους 66 εξάρχεια
ακριβής ώρα έναρξης : 9:30

η μόνη λογική αντίδραση
απέναντι στον σύχρονο κόσμο
είναι να ουρλιάξεις.
Ο καπιταλισμός οδηγεί σίγουρα την ανθρωπότητα σε καταστροφή...
(Συμφωνούν σε αυτό πλέον και όλοι οι επιστήμονες
που μελετούν την καταστροφή της Γης).
Είναι φανερό λοιπόν οτι πρέπει να αλλάξουμε ριζικά τον κόσμο και την ζωή μας.
Αλλά δεν ξέρουμε πως να το κάνουμε αυτό !
Η εμπειρία έδειξε οτι δεν μπορούμε να αλλάξουμε τον κόσμο παίρνοντας την εξουσία.
(Η εκμετάλευση, ο έλεγχος και η ανισότητα δεν τέλειωσαν ποτέ όσο υπήρχε κράτος.
Κάθε κράτος είναι μια μηχανή θανάτου...).
Το να αναρωτιόμαστε πως μπορούμε να αλλάξουμε τον κόσμο χωρίς να καταλάβουμε την εξουσία είναι μια ερώτηση σίγουρα απαραίτητη αλλά και προφανώς παράλογη .
Μια τέτοια ερώτηση μας εξαναγκάζει να ξανασκεφτούμε όλα όσα βρίσκονται γύρω μας,
όλες τις μορφές οργάνωσης της εργασίας, του χώρου και του χρόνου μας αλλά και τις σημασίες των πραγμάτων και των κοινωνικών σχέσεων...
Αισθανόμαστε ότι όλα αυτά που περιορίζουν
τη σκέψη μας και την ελέυθερη δράση...μας εξαναγκάζουν να
ζούμε και να σκεφτόμαστε με ένα
συγκεκριμένο λανθασμένο τρόπο τα πολιτικά και
κοινωνικά ζητήματα.
Το να απαλλαχτείς από όλα αυτά που φυλακίζουν τη σκέψη σου
και περιορίζουν την ελεύθερη δράση σου
και το να συνειδητοποιήσεις ότι πρέπει να αλλάξεις τον κόσμο
είναι μια απελευθέρωση που ανοίγει πολλές νέες προοπτικές...
κείμενο John Holloway (μετάφραση, προσαρμογή : Κενό Δίκτυο)


Letter from New York by WarCryCinema (New York Void Network)

My dearest VOID

I love you all so much.

I am so sorry to be out of touch all these months. It is not because I forget you.

I never forget how great you are. It gives me hope in this hell hole.

I am working with a very good video collective in NewYork

called Glass Bead Collective.

They do really goodVJ sets. see their website.

But also see my friend Flux's website.

He is very goodfilmmaker.- anarchy video

+ all other videos

Maybe you like something you see.

I am also learning to do some VJ sets.

I am for sure coming to Europe in May and we will tour together.

The people from fluxstrum are all very interested to tour in Europe with us

and they are good VJ's. I think you will like what they do.

They also have a surround screen which they call an "immersiveenvironment"

and its very cool. I'm sure they can bring it.

In April, here in NewYork we are having the first ever,

Anarchist Bookfair and Film Festival,

and I will show some things from Greece, but if you want to come to it,

you can stay with me in my apartment in New York.

You are always welcome.

But when I come to Europe I will have my films ready for you as well.

Maybe Flux and my friends from GlassBead will also want to come.

I am just saving my money so I can escape USA and come there.

This past year was horrible for me.

I almost want to die because my close friend

Brad Will was shot and killed in Oaxaca Mexico in October.

He was like my brother, my family, and we also lived together

for along time and travel together.

When they killed him, I felt also like they killed me a little.

I made a shortvideo about Brad

from when we were traveling together in Holland in 2000.

Here is the link to the website where I started to put my videos.

This is the link to the short film about Brad that I made.

(It is a 6 minute music video called "You are my Sunshine")

I am very sad these days, but I will try to finish my films

because I want to come there in May.

Here is the link to the flier I made for the filmfestival.

We are making it in honor of our friend Brad Will.

Miss you all so much.

big hugs and kisses to all of you!

Please stay in touch.

We are always so glad to read your messages.

(say hello to Philip from Global Eye

to Sissy, to Athena and Nassos too!)

Priya / WarCryCinema
>>>The photos in the post is by Achilleas Savopoulos
The poster is made by WarCryCinema


Void Reading Group/ Tao Te King by Lao Tse in Tuesday 13 February 2007

Void Reading Group Night
(a multi media philosophical enviroment)
Tuesday 13 February 2007
Nosotros Free Social Space
Themistokleous 66 Exarchia / Athens Greece

Void Network people will read parts from
Tao Te King by Lao Tse
a book that has been written in 10th century before Christ

+++ a small historical introduction by Yiannis Raouzeos to the agricultural insurrections that has been taken place in China from 8th to 10th century after Christ and they were influenced by the Taoist spirit.

Void Optical Arts Laboratory
will take care of the multi media environment
+++first show of the new photo serial by
Anastasios Sagris :"One Almond Tree / One Hundred Photos"
d.j. Sissy Stardust
will play voice-over psychedelic ambient sounds live mix
and will continue playing music long time after the end of the words
(photo in the post by Anastasios Sagris)

Void Network HISTORY>>ELECTRIC UNIVERSE live concert in Athens for the 15 years anniversary of Void Network

There was more than 6000 people that came to celebrate the 15 years anniversary of
Void Network in the Polytechnic University campus.We made the first rave in this campus in 1993...and we keep goin'on. But, for all those years we never invited someone outside of Greece to play in our situations...We knew that if someone will ever come he has to be a real spiritual friend of us...
So, that's why we invited Electric Universe...
in a free entrance Temporary Autonomous Ecstatic Zone
It was realy a crazy night...
Saturday 17 September 2005. It was full moon, in the end of the summer, a hot Athenian night, d.j.Kinomatix opened the night, then Crystal Zero played original Goa Trance sound, then d.j.Nikitas made all the people explode and then Electric Universe turned everything into a collective psychedelic experience. Many people attacked to the police outside of the university campus and there was fights outside the party, tear gas, panic, chaos, trance, ecstatic love and crazy dancing, amazing void optical art projections by Glarax, Georgia Sagri, Yiannis Nisidis, Anastasios Sagris and archive shows by many other Void Network optical artists, d.j. Jodi Sidhu arrived in the morning and he played as a special surprise act and then Iraklis Mindphaser from the Natural High Family played until 12 o clock in the morning some of his greatest tunes. All the people felt the power of the underground resistance, everybody was realy happy together...It was one of our greatest nights...a crazy, ecstatic, wonderfull night...

Void Network>>HISTORY/Photos from DIGITALX (Sohma Rec.Florida U.S.A.) Concert in Nosotros

Live ElectroPsyTrance Concert in Athens

D i g i t a l X

from U.S.A. Orlando Florida (Sohma Records)

Saturday 2 December 2006

Nosotros Free Social Space

Themistokleous 66 Exarchia


Rock multi media Live Concert in Nosotros

Void Network
(Theory, Outopia, Empathy, Ephemeral Arts)
a rock multi media live concert/
3 bands, 2 video projectors, 3 slide machines:
screaming fly
+ void
[ live improvisational visual artists,
void art, political abstraction,
slide show, computer arts,
digital photography, internet
downloads, void archives ]

saturday 10 february 2007
starts 9.30 a.m.
Nosotros (free social space)
themistokleous 66 exarchia

Κενό Δίκτυο
(Θεωρία, Ουτοπία, Συναίσθηση, Εφήμερες Τέχνες)

σάββατο 10 Φεβρουαρίου 2007
ακριβής ώρα έναρξης 9.30 μ.μ.
Nosotros (ελεύθερος κοινωνικός χώρος)
θεμιστοκλέους 66 εξάρχεια

rock multi media concert /
3 bands, 2 video projectors, 3 slide machines:

screaming fly
[συντονισμένος αυτοσχεδιασμός οπτικών
καλλιτεχνών, τέχνη του κενού, πολιτική αφαίρεση,
προβολές διαφανειών, τέχνη των υπολογιστών,
ψηφιακή φωτογραφία, διαδικτιακό υλικό,
αρχεία του κενού]

english homepage, library, gallery:
events announcements, projects, history:


Nosotros Free Social Space / Athens

Void Optical Arts Concert in Nosotros

D.J. set and Void Optical Arts show in Nosotros

"The end of Enlightment: The State"
Lecture from George Sagriotis in Nosotros

Saturday night outside Nosotros (the left building)

2 months Seminar about Political Philospophy in Nosotros
(second floor: Lectures, winter cinema, free Greek language
lessons to immigrants, assemblies, social work)

Nosotros/ Free Social Space
two floors and a big tarrace
1st floor for public initiatives / 2nd floor for infoshop, library,
winter cinema, free lessons and workshops /
tarrace for all summer events

DigitalX from Florida u.s.a. live in Nosotros

These are some photographs from the social centre
Nosotros / Free Social Space
Themistokleous 66 Exarchia / Athens Greece
>open from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. every day/Friday,Saturday until late at night
>the general open assembly is happening every Monday at 8.30 p.m.

(all activities and initiatives are organized through the general open assembly. No income or payment for any participator.Any proposition for the organisation of a special event by anyone that shows respect to the libertarian, equalitarian and antiauthoritarian values is accepted)

Void Network invites every collective, group, band, company of friends and all creative visionary persons to expand the programme and the activities of this building. Every outopian, libertarian, anarchist and radical romantic person is most welcome to participate and organize shows, lectures, concerts, d.j.sets, workshops, lessons e.t.c. The space is working for the last 20 months and is been designed in a mobile condition for to be ready to be transformed according to the needs of the exact night...

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