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Re: <nettime> artistic director of dOCUMENTA 13 welcomes occupy movement
Matze Schmidt on Mon, 9 Jul 2012 14:08:45 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> artistic director of dOCUMENTA 13 welcomes occupy movement

This hug of the 'movement' is surely a good stroke and it re-claims
the Joseph Beuys-style Greenness in double meaning: don't be violent,
believe in the German native soil, be a good democrat, clean up your
waste, shut up and discuss nothing but your enraged citizenship, plant
some trees and money is bad but good at the same time. By the way
this marketing trick is known in Kassel since weeks and nothing new
at all, as the dOCUMENTA 13 occupies nearly all social life in town!
But funny, no politician ever showed up there at Friedrichsplatz. It
is outlaws and loosers who go there, and of course the art audience.
70% of the day in these camps goes on organising simplest things
like water supply, cooking and sanitariness. The rest is protecting
the tents full of iPhones, ghetto blasters and rests of cash against
junkies, drunk and tourists.

It's been said that some bankers in Frankfurt/Main pay (!) occupiers
there for staying -- the perfect paradox? The perfect indignation
of pure moral. As long as the so called d13 (and Biennale in Berlin
etc.) plays open space democracy all will be fine while local VW in
Kassel and Mercedes play global. Though this view on companies and the
standpoint of a redistribution of wealth -- which is the background
for this -- in fact is the reductionism that helps Germany (the eye
and motor of European debts and austerity hurricane) to be considered
as constitutional democracy. This may be the post-democratic issue

See more for instance here:



[27] "'The model of the Heterotopia as location (topos) in a field
     or sector which is until now not fully occupied by the power 
     of the democratic state and its commando is paradoxically the 
     core content of the cultural agenda of the state.'
                                              (Michel Foucault ?)"


Monday, July 9, 2012, 9:07:59 AM, you wrote:
> Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Artistic Director of dOCUMENTA (13),  
> welcomes the »occupy« movement and appreciates their ability to care 20
> for the spaces they occupy.



Dr. Matze Schmidt, Manteuffelstr. 70, D-10999 Berlin, Germany, 
+49(0)152/53554415, matze.schmidt(at)n0name.de [n0name with a 0 
(in words "zero")!]

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