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Re: <nettime> notes from the DIEM25 launch
Lorenzo Tripodi on Thu, 25 Feb 2016 10:15:30 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> notes from the DIEM25 launch


> On 25 Feb 2016, at 07:09, Brian Holmes <bhcontinentaldrift {AT} gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> It has to start by admitting that there is no cultural/
> artistic solution when people are trapped in poverty and isolated
> by racism. 

Thank you Brian for your usual clarity.

As an individual and as a member of a media collective I always resisted to being labeled as an artist, although acting in that field and through that languages. 

Arts and culture are powerful means for transformative action, but as long as they become an end in themselves, and, as you say, are “professionalized”,  they can only maintain the status quo, to be subsumed into the system. 
lorenzo
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