8M: Der große feministische Streik. Konstellationen des 8. März (2018) [German]

25 April 2019, dusan

“#VivasNosQueremos, #NosMueveElDeseo, #NosotrasParamos – Wir wollen uns lebend(ig). Uns bewegt der Wunsch. Wir Frauen streiken. So gelangen die Slogans neuer feministischer Bewegungen aus Lateinamerika seit 2016 als Hashtags zu uns. Die hier versammelten Texte untersuchen die Genealogien dieser vielfältigen Bewegungen, die aus einem lauten Aufschrei gegen blutige, regelmäßig ungestrafe Feminizide entstanden und schließlich als internationaler feministischer Streik 2017 und 2018 massive Dimensionen erreichten. Die Mitte dieses Streiks bildet allerorts die entscheidende Frage, wie Sorgearbeit bestreikt werden kann. Ausgehend von einem tiefen Überdruss gegenüber allen Formen machistischer Gewalt tritt der Streik hier als sorgfältiges Flechten eines gemeinsamen Gewebes, als gemeinsames Organisieren und Lernen auf, aber auch als unmissverständliche Warnung: Mujeres en huelga, se cae el mundo – Wenn die Frauen streiken, zerfällt die Welt.”

First published as 8M Constelación feminista. ¿Cuál es tu lucha? ¿Cuál es tu huelga?, Tinta limón, 2018.

By Verónica Gago, Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar, Susana Draper, Mariana Menéndez Díaz, Marina Montanelli, Marie Bardet, Suely Rolnik
Translated by Michael Grieder and Gerald Raunig
Foreword by Isabell Lorey
Publisher transversal texts, Vienna, 2018
ISBN 9783903046184, 3903046183
155 pages

Review: Candela Comméres Benejam (Crítica y resistencias, 2018, ES).

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ArtLeaks Gazette (2013–)

19 February 2019, dusan




“ArtLeaks is a collective platform initiated by an international group of artists, curators, art historians and intellectuals in response to the abuse of their professional integrity and the open infraction of their labor rights. In the art world, such abuses usually disappear, but some events bring them into sharp focus and therefore deserve public scrutiny. Only by drawing attention to concrete abuses can we underscore the precarious condition of cultural workers and the necessity for sustained protest against the appropriation of politically engaged art, culture and theory by institutions embedded in a tight mesh of capital and power.”

Edited by Corina L. Apostol (1-4), Vladan Jeremić (1-4), David Riff (1), Dmitry Vilensky (1), Vlad Morariu (1), Raluca Voinea (2), Brett Alton Bloom (3), and Rena Rädle (4)
Publisher ArtLeaks
Creative Commons BY-NC-SA License

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Issue 1, May 2013: PDF, PDFs
Issue 2, Jun 2014: PDF, PDFs
Issue 3, Aug 2015: PDF, PDFs
Issue 4, Sep 2017: PDF, PDFs

Claire Fontaine: Human Strike Has Already Begun & Other Writings (2013)

5 October 2018, dusan

“The term ‘human strike’ was forged to name a revolt against what is reactionary even – and above all – inside the revolt. It defines a type of strike that involves the whole of life and not only its professional side, that acknowledges exploitation in all the domains and not only at work. The human strike is a movement that could potentially contaminate anyone and that attacks the foundations of life in common; its subject isn’t the proletarian or the factory worker but the ‘whatever singularity’ that everyone is. This movement isn’t there to reveal the exceptionality or the superiority of one group or another, but to unmask the whateverness of everybody as the open secret that social classes hide.”

Publisher Mute, London, and Post-Media Lab, Leuphana University, Lüneburg, 2013
PML Books series
Anti-copyright
ISBN 9781906496883, 1906496889
66 pages

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