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Author: Shu Lea Cheang
To: brico, Jean-Noël Montagné
Subject: Re: [Bricolabs] STWST48x6 MORE LESS open call
Dear Jean-Noël specificly and comrade Rob and Patrice... and the list!

yeah, so let's talk about radical.... if MORE LESS, which meant for an
observation of a state we are in, but not an action/attitude/stance we
are promoting.

You want "a call for radical events, projects, radical thinking, radical
transformaking, ruptures."

COVID-19 is radical, have all the scenarios for ruptures!

tell me how to act DEEP? tell our community how to come together and dig

tell me from Deep Europe to Deep Split, how we advance ourselevs? as a
Brico community?

Dont let me rub the leftist wet dream of radical-ISM.

STWST (Stadtwerkstatt, http://stwst.at) celebrated its 40 years of
existence as a free/open space... we take the association with ARS, we
and ARS are voisine... we try to be friendly. we have our own
independent operation, living off the fringe, hoping when ARS bring in
the media elites, we can ask some swing by... for 6 years, we organize
48 hours during ARS, we got to hijack, i.e. jeromil, when he was invited
by ARS to come smoothe with us a bit at our lab....ARS takes it's own
course, the rich get richer. I have not need to go shut it down. i can
only divert, infiltrate, nothing worthy of radical these days.

jargons, jargons, we are left to 'eleborate' on jargons. global, local,
decentralized... oh, dare me!!

did u bother to check the web links?

Stadtwerkstatt: Linz/Austria


All 48-Hours-Nonstop-Showcase-Extravanganzas: https://stwst48-all.stwst.at

With All due respect, comrade bricolers!


On 16.03.20 21:26, Jean-Noël Montagné wrote:
> hello all bricofolks,
> Excuse-me if I find this thema "more or less" very shy, and very
> conservative. The problem is not more or less capitalism, more or less
> regulation, more or less ecology. The problem is not how to repair or
> adapt capitalism, like suggests " More or Less" topic, but how to STOP
> this non-sense, how to change radically, in a peacefull way, the
> actual destructive global path, to go to a real sustainable new world,
> in the context of the climate changes/collapse and all side-effects.
> I would prefer instead a call for radical events, projects, radical
> thinking, radical transformaking, ruptures. We don't have a lot of
> time until things get uncontrolable, may be 10 years. If we don't act
> more deeply now, and invest in the good directions in this relative
> peacefull times, we will not have the possibility to do it during a
> deeper collapse.
> Ars Electronica has always been a business event for innovation,
> granted by transnational companies, and it appears more and more
> obscene to waste so much money for high-class attendees, with almost
> no effects on the rest of the world, excepting producing glossy paper
> catalogs for dusty shelves. Few kilometers close to Linz, hundred
> thousands of refugees wait in terror and despair.
> In my opinion, a good general topic for the september event could be "
> How to definitively close Ars electronica festival this year, and
> invent gatherings with real effects on people, global and local, in
> decentralized ways"
> cheers,
> JN
> Le 16/03/2020 à 13:14, Shu Lea Cheang a écrit :
>> Dear Bricolabs
>> At this viral time, we at STWST call out for proposal submission,
>> MORE LESS...our 6 edition of 48 hour extravaganza taling place in
>> september.
>> In shut down mode, take care.
>> sl
>> 11-13th Sept 2020
>> In the year 2020, STWST has developed the STWST48 theme for the
>> disproportionately tilted worlds or excess and scarcity: STWST48x6
>> With MORE and LESS we ask relevant questions about /more-or-less/
>> situations, the non-equality areas, the counter-validity zones and
>> the non-zero-sum games of the future.
>> *MORE*
>> Against the background of screaming imbalances, distribution
>> struggles, scarcity of resources, ecological barriers, social issues,
>> questions of access, fears of the future, attempts at redistribution,
>> visions of self-restraint, precarious awareness, egalitarianism,
>> hyper-progress, network fantasies, total surveillance, a scenery of
>> the many against the few; the battle of avant-garde, critical mass
>> and centre-extremists. In front of all these apparent and actual
>> questions of more or less,we want to use STWST48x6 MORE LESS to focus
>> on processes and projects that make a difference.
>> *LESS*
>> With processes and projects that make the difference, we want to take
>> a look at the zones of art, nature, information, movement and sound.
>> In doing so, we want to focus primarily on other networks, aesthetic
>> strategies, autonomous policies and alternative metabolites that are
>> driven by questions of more or less - and, above all, driven by
>> OTHER, as a general other way of thinking. We are concerned with the
>> individual and the many in larger systems and we are concerned with
>> rational and irrational approaches to the all and nothing, in larger
>> contexts of world, society and cosmos. Nothing less, and vice versa,
>> in all directions.
>> *SEND*
>> Stadtwerkstatt is looking for local and international artists and
>> critical producers of all fields, who can submit projects that are
>> still in the process of development, but also finished projects.
>> Submissions with a self-description, project description/project
>> concept on a maximum of 5 pages untill 10th May 2020 to
>> stwst48x6opencall@???
>> The selected works will be shown in Stadtwerkstatt at STWST48x6 MORE
>> LESS - a 48-hour non-stop showcase extravaganza of STWST from Sept.
>> 11-13, held in cooperation with Ars Electronica.
>> Stadtwerkstatt: Linz/Austria
>> https://stwst.at
>> All 48-Hours-Nonstop-Showcase-Extravanganzas:
>> https://stwst48-all.stwst.at
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