[-empyre-] creative interventions in the borderlands: topic extension to June 7

naxsmash naxsmash at mac.com
Mon Jun 2 08:32:42 EST 2008

Hi Lotu5, Eduardo, Brian, Jennifer,  and eveybody,  This has been a  
great discussion!  Since Freinte 3 has just joined us and you have  
more to offer (see below), the moderating team are happy to extend the  
May topic one more week to June 7, 2008.

keep it coming !



On Jun 1, 2008, at 2:32 PM, lotu5 wrote:

> Ah damn, its june 1st, so I guess this month's awesome topic is  
> over. It looks like you all had a lively discussion. I was hoping to  
> have the time during this month to join the discussion, but thesis  
> writing took all of my attention. Sorry for the very late  
> intervention!
> If I had had time, I would've written something about the projects  
> I've been working on, namely Sharing is Sexy [ http://sharingissexy.org 
>  ] , which is a queer open source porn laboratory, which I see as a  
> creative form of biopolitical resistance to control over bodies  
> through the free proliferation of images of new genders and  
> sexualities and through community building online and offline.
> If I had more time, I would've also written about the Boredom Patrol  
> of the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army [ http://circasd.org  
> and http://youtube.com/lotu5 ] , which I was a part of, and our use  
> of imagination and the figure of the clown as a way to disrupt and  
> subvert the plane of conflict created by the network of anti- 
> immigrant forces around the San Diego / Tijuana border, including  
> paramilitaries like the Minutemen, but also ICE, police, etc.
> The basis for these projects has been, in my opinion, to find a way  
> to use desire and pleasure as a basis for political struggle, to  
> find methods of resistance which fulfill our desires instead of  
> always draining our energies.
> One of the main forms of "intervention" that these projects use is  
> online public space, on YouTube or in porn, as a way of interjecting  
> some disturbance into the massive flows of media already occurring  
> there, trying to go to where people's attention already is focused.  
> Although the Boredom Patrol's intervention also occurs in physical  
> spaces where the Minutemen are.
> Both of these projects have also been presented in various artistic  
> contexts, at universities, in galleries and in artistic publications  
> and events.
> I have great respect for many of the groups and people who've posted  
> this month, and I hope to be able to revisit the discussion in the  
> near future.
> If you have any questions, or ties to the discussion, I'm happy to  
> respond!
> thanks,
>  lotu5
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