Against the State of Emergency

This text was translated from the French by Robert Hurley and merits a statement regarding the context from which it emerged. The original article,‘contre létat d’urgence, l’urgence de prendre la rue,’ was written upon request by the French newspaper Le Monde. The newspaper had asked for a commentary from some of the Tarnac defendants ( “des mis en examen” ) regarding the 13 November 2015 attacks on Paris and the events that followed. However, despite the papers initial request the piece was accepted but never published. In the end, Le Monde provided no rationale for this and so we leave […]

ANTI-SELFIE: Call for Contributions

[[[[+++++++++===========================——————–——- Have you ever been surveilled by the police or the state? I am looking to collaborate with people who, like myself, have had the experience of being surveilled. I wish to find a way to both resist the interpolative act of surveillance, and acknowledge the psychological and emotional impact of this experience through an artistic process. When mainstream media discusses defending “privacy” it is almost always framed in terms of preventing a potential crime or defending political dissent. What’s lost is the actual affect that surveillance has on people as individuals whose personal autonomy is being violated. Surveillance is […]