25 November 2010
DEMANDING THE IMPOSSIBLE
After a three-week-long workshop; Demanding the impossible; the structural transformation of the public sphere and civil obedience, the students from Prosjektskolen in collaboration with Leander Djønne and the director of UKS, Linus Elmes are pleased to invite you to the release of a publication made during the workshop, and a one night only show at UKS.
Together we have investigated different ideas concerning that of the state, the public and private sphere, civil obedience, anarchy, the potential of escapism and different forms of autonomous communities. We have been questioning individuality, the embodiment of our common dispossession in post-Fordist society and the possibilities of removing every obstacle one by one.
When the very sign of resistance or just a word of complaint is repressed, fined, despised, vexed, pursued, hustled, beaten up, garrotted, imprisoned, shot, machine-gunned, judged, sentenced, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed, and to cap it all – ridiculed, mocked, outraged, and dishonoured. That is governing! That is society! That is our acceptance of justice and morality!
We claim that power is actualized only where word and deed have not parted company, where words are not empty and deeds not brutal, where words are not used to veil intentions but to disclose realities, and deeds are not used to violate and destroy but to establish relations and create new realities.
This universal TAKING OVER within all fields of human activity, bringing with it its wars and its domestic struggles of power, its palace revolutions which only replace one tyrant by another, and inevitably at the end of this development there is… DEATH! In this struggle over death, we must multiply new zones of opacity!
Afarin Alsharif / Alex Wengshoel / Anders Emìl Våge / Andrea Furberg / Ane Kvåle / Stian Stahl Sørensen / Christina Butler / Anders Dahl Monsen / Arild Tveito / Eskil Bast / Grevlingbanen / Hedvig Heggem Nergaard / Henrik Sørlid / Ida Kristiansen / Ivan Galuzin / Inger Zivana M Torvund / Top-Z / Jumana Manna /Karima Andrea Furuseth / Christian Bould / Sebastian Helling / Leander Djønne / Lene Berg / Steinar Haga Kristensen / Lina Grenaker / Linus Elmes / Lisa Størseth Pettersen / Maja Haugsgjerd / Maren Serine Andersen / Maria Fallmyr / Marlene Mccann / Ola Braadland / Sara Fargam / Toril Strøm / Simon Daniel Tegnander / Snorre Hvamen / Anders Smebye / Ingrid Sofie Ofstad / Vilde Von Krogh / Vemund Thoe / Sven Roald Undheim / Thora Dolven Balke/ Kristian Skylstad / Tine Katrine Rønningsen / Tom Even og Therese Johnsen / Øivind Andreas Frydenberg / Øyvind Lind / Cara Lien / Øyvor Engen / Bendik Aalborg