when: 7, 8, 9, 10 e 11 de Dezembro de 2007.
- Central Market - Coreto - Avante / Lençóis - Bahia
the art of re:volving knowledge logos by practices and disorienting the
practices by the immersion in sub-knowledge, from December 7th the 11th
2007, in Lençóis, Bahia
"The capitalist, patriarcal and
spectacular system, does not function in the base of meetings, being
them ministerial or dignitary. The heart of the spectacular-mercantile
society is made of crystal, of polishing glasses that at the same time
reflect the picture of the consumer, and the deified commodity
presented to them. Breaking the symbols of the oppression, the glass
case and the domain on goods that could be useful in another way, the
Black Block reached the first victory that would open the new
Where are they?
Which are the masks and machines that the capitalist domination wears?
The cultural domination is a long date effect, of an underground form.
Even before capitalism, there were already problems in relation to
races, chaste and gender, determinative and perpetuated in the
formation of society such as it is nowadays. Values that are
introjected and reproduced, consciously or unconsciously.
There is no doubt that the state is one of the primary domination
system in capitalism politics - throughout armies, policies, schools,
legislatures, pharaonic buildings, job generation, militant and
activists cooptation, maintenance of corporative systems etc. Obviously
this is not the only, nor the bigger or the most efficient one. It is
also strenghtened by institutions such as the churches and the family,
autonomous related to the former, with its own mechanisms of decision
and control, where it is left to patriarchy manage the norms between
Ubiquitous, global neo-liberal capital is conjured on entities such as
the World Intellectual Property Organization (OMPI), the World Trade
Organization (WTO), Free Trade Agreements (FTA), as FTAA (Free Trade
Area of the Americas), the Convention on Biological Diversity or
CNTBio, in Brazil, amongst many others.
Mass media is also a constituitive part of the neoliberal capitalist
power. It withholds hegemony in the production, manipulation,
circulation and diffusion of information. They have the power to
determine public opinion and, when in discord with the state,
subordinates it to its own interests. They construct the rules of the
game. And the game. They have the sacred autonomy of functioning and do
so for profit and power. They operate the domination from two
coordinates: the cultural one, in the reproduction of the values, ways
of life, preconceptions; and political, modified daily through
Currently capital, having almost exhausted the possibilities for a
geographic colonial expansion, as well as extended the limitations to
the virtual space, presents its invasion of a new frontier - the vital
organic molecular space. Postindustrial capitalism, as the name
suggests, does not anymore possess corporeal properties to assume
itself, but a handful of other things: the immaterial commodities.
Knowledge ans its transmission, artistic and cultural expressions, and
even life had been converted into desirable and preemptable substance.
This appropriation also takes away from our bodies the right to a
reproductive choice, restrains us with genocide industrialized
alimentary systems, arrests us in automobile transportation, sweeping
us to apartments in great metropolises or rooms in suburbs of small
cities. And we attend seated the spectacular appropriation of the
To investigate which are the different formats of capitalist
appropriations, on which terms, under which circustances and what are
the real consequencies of them. Consistent tactics of resistance
(survival) will only be able to be formed when cultural questions are
worked side by side with political questions, for they are not being
about different natures. It will be necessary, despite precarious, to
unfold this ample domination, to find out strong and weak points and
trace strategies of conviviality in the search of autonomy, not
only of state systems, but of all the complex mesh that mobilizes the
current formation of the Capital and its diverse tactics of
we consider essential that this issue is deepened inexhaustibly
Wanderllyne Selva, Letters coming from Acre, 18th October 2004
::: CALL FOR WORKS :::
"The world is in a convergent dichotomy, but it is going to change."
- Jose Abelardo Barbosa de Medeiros
More than ever it becomes hard to decide what harms and what adds to
the movements that present themselves as an alternative to the
processes of creation of art, culture, language, that each day open
distances between people by creating privileges to some explorers. The
context of mediatic and artistic activism or cultural resistance is
more and more ruled by exterior rules while the life of Leblon of the 8
o'clock soap opera becomes the desire of your own life.
In this sense it is obvious that the authenticity of movements and its
power of mobilization are essentially connected to the autonomy exerted
in the development of activities and elaborative processes and cultural
remix, whatever they are. Everywhere it is ever more delicate the
autonomy of practices and thought of groups and networks that intend an
approximation between critical theory, art, culture and ?re- (e)
laboring? of media and its means of production and control.
To discuss and deepen these issues lets commemorate Submidialogia #3,
conference that will be held in Lençóis, state of Bahia.
It is for this meeting that we are inviting you, also opening a call
for presentation of *rituals of imaginary celebration* and permanent
*exhibitions of pseudo-intelectuais experiences* related to the
subjects. If there is a group, a being, a coherent performance or
expressions of creative discord in relation to the festival, these
could be enclosed in the programme through this call.
"The Dogs Bark, but the Carriage does not pass by"
A proposal of integration through submidiatic debates.
The objective of this initiative is to stimulate a critical reflection
on the sociopoliticultural transformations that contemporary society
thinks it goes through and the effects on subjects that take part on it
(the planet is a subject).
The dignity of each person is based, among other many things, in the
fact that she is the only one to see the world as she sees it, only she
keeps in her eyes and voice an unique history. Therefore it is
necessary to meet the other, to hear the other, to be the other.
Submidialogia is a multidisciplinary critical project on participative
art, media and technology where all the involved agents -
activists,community, theoreticians, artists and public - take part on
the artistic process. Through the emergence of different forms of
workshops and interactions (philosophical convivialities, electric
shocks, daily interventions), the rescue of verbal stories and the
creation of mechanisms of public exhibitions inside and outside
communities, the project searchs to equip its participants with
resources so that they speak about their speculations, advanced
studies, practices and that they reflect, through the creative
experience, a little of this identity disturbed by the speed of the
The starting point of the project is always the conviviality, to share
the day-by-day of communities and people, being impregnated little by
little of its histories.
The second step are the multimedia integrations - photograph-video and
sound, moments of exchange that searchs to inspire individual and
collective creative processes, as well as defining the subjects to be
prioritized in the expositions carried through.
The third step is the assembly of the expositions, a moment when it
happens an intensive and integrator two-way communication. When
carrying the voices and the creations of the participants to the
artistic space, we reinsert them back to the social mesh from where
they are many times isolated. When telling again, many times in an
emotionless way, your experience, when enumerating its losses and
hopes, these voices look to echo the sentinent space of each one of its
interlocutors. And it is this exchange of
sensibilities that approachs individual and collective. Public and
Protagonists confuse themselves in a space that instigates the exchange
and the attention, a space where personal histories facilitates a
bigger understanding of the social fact, without distancing or
Stories, photos and audios of previous editions
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::: PROGRAMME (SUBJECT TO ALTERATION):::
:: BRAZILIAN MUSICAL PRODUCTION::
-- semuSSum in Lençóis!
:: AUTONOMY 0,1 - ALTERNATIVE COOPERATIVES & COOPERATION ALTERNATIVES::
:: AUTONOMY 0,2 - BRING YOURS!
parallel 3 (inclined, multi-focalT)
:: BANG! - BITS, ATOMS, NEURONS AND GENES: THE STRUGGLE FOR LIFE AND KNOWLEDGE::
parallel 4 (in return to the axle)
:: TEACHING, MAKING AND LEARNING::
::: IMPOSSIBLE PANELS:::
^^ Submidiatic Notebooks
^^ New bases of personality
^^ Technological objects for education
^^ Appropriatrion of Concepts
^^ Dorkbot Salvador
^^ The Incredible currency-making machine
^^ Net Labels
^^ Context Cartographies
^^ 5 days Walking @ Chapada
::: POSSIBLE PERMANENT EXIMPOSIÇÕES:::
-- Video Screening
-- O traço bomba da rede - Carlos Latuff
-- Legislation, breaking laws and hermitans
-- Prostitution, what it is anyway? (panel-esc-say-photo)
:::: THE LIVING CREATURE (LIVE)::::
Radio Amnesia - 88,5 FM
Rádio Laúza - Avante Lençois
Online @ http://aovivo.estudiolivre.org
:::: WHEN & WHERE::::
7th - 11th December of 2007
Central Market - Coreto - Avante
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