[-empyre-] to brazil with love (but not for the state)

Eduardo Molinari archivocaminante at yahoo.com.ar
Sun Jun 1 10:34:08 EST 2008

yes Brian, but we must think more about this condition.
As a status is not "per se" a good condition, I think.

also some minorities, some cretins have the power of domination,
as you said.

we want to be majority? This is a big question here in Argentina.
is for me the question of the "expanded space", totaly connected with this. What kind of space could organize us, against sovereignty, national states.

I'll thank you very much if you can give us your opinion, please, Brian.


Eduardo Molinari / Archivo Caminante
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--- El sáb 31-may-08, brian.holmes at wanadoo.fr <brian.holmes at wanadoo.fr> escribió:

> De: brian.holmes at wanadoo.fr <brian.holmes at wanadoo.fr>
> Asunto: Re: [-empyre-] to brazil with love (but not for the state)
> Para: empyre at lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au
> Fecha: sábado, 31 de mayo de 2008, 6:50 pm
> sdv at krokodile.co.uk sdv at krokodile.co.uk WROTE:
> "just as it is insufficient to think 
> of  a politics that abstracts itself from the domain of the
> state, 
> creating spaces outside of the state, new sites of
> resistence.  Contrary 
> to this naive approach surely the issue is to take control
> of the 
> state-apparatus,  which contains the implication that
> artists, 
> craftspeople and users should take control of the art and
> cultural 
> industry."
> >From my perspective the various nation-states, and
> particularly the largest
> of them, are fundamental for any grasp of domination in the
> present. I
> believe that anyone who wants to know the reality with
> which she will come
> to grips, must become keenly aware of the state-form, of
> its particular
> composition at any given place or moment.
> At the same time, from my perspective the possibility of
> taking control of
> these entities called states does not exist.
> I can be fairly assured that for the remainder of my mortal
> days, the art
> and cultural industry will be controlled by more-or-less
> well-meaning
> cretins who will aim to reconcile the singular producers of
> culture with
> some statistical averages of "what people like"
> or "what people are willing
> to hear". I don't expect anything from a 1% to 5%
> fluctuation in the
> so-called "consciousness" of these averages. None
> of this prevents me from
> working in the most open, generous and rigorous way
> possible. None of this
> prevents me from voting or even campaigning for lesser
> evils. It only
> prevents me from believing in illusions.
> We are minorities. Get used to it.
> best, Brian
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