┐ History is written by the disobedient └

© Sofia Silva, (sketch detail), from the series The Protester, 2012 I heard of a darkness, descending upon the old archive of words And the muffled whispers of the elders drowning in the midst of the long rows of obedience This you must know to be true brother: we are the dead. The weeping past and his wretched son soon will be victims of their own doing All else follows And when all is done and the night is purified of all these thoughts, I will sell you as you sold me All else follows It’s by death I am … Continue reading ┐ History is written by the disobedient └

┐ roots & fruits #12 – Gonçalo Figueiredo └

© Gonçalo Figueiredo, Lourenço © Gonçalo Figueiredo, Rita Tavares (left) and Lara Brandão (right), from the series The Protest, 12/2009 © Gonçalo Figueiredo, Ricardo Baltazar (left) and Gonçalo Figueiredo (right), from the series The Protest, 12/2009 These portraits are part of a series made back in the Winter of 2009 and it depicts a group of students from the Photography Department to which Gonçalo also was part, both as a technitian and as a student. In December, confronted with the lack of conditions and materials the course lacked to offer, they decided to camp at school and endure a silent … Continue reading ┐ roots & fruits #12 – Gonçalo Figueiredo └

┐ The Chicago Conspiracy └

A must see! Full video here This is a trailer for our upcoming feature length documentary based in Chile and the Mapuche indigenous territory of Wallmapu. The concept for the film was born with the death of a former military dictator, Augusto Pinochet. His regime murdered thousands and tortured tens of thousands after the military coup on September 11, 1973. The Chicago Conspiracy takes its name from the approximately 25 Chilean economists who attended the University of Chicago and other prestigious universities beginning in the 1960s to study under the neoliberal economists Milton Friedman and Arnold Harberger. After embracing Friedman’s … Continue reading ┐ The Chicago Conspiracy └

┐ The noise we can └

Protest in Montreal against the rise of tuition fees in Quebec and the new law 78. Every evening at 8pm people meet in the street with their pots and pans and make all the noise they can. The song (INTUITION #1 – Avec pas d’casque / avecpasdcasque.bandcamp.com/album/astronomietranslated) reads something like this: You will say, you will say that it is instinct that guided you here, the intuition of a feeling that will never return You will say, you will say all your senses were betting on the same side, for the same cause, moved by a strange force And this … Continue reading ┐ The noise we can └

┐ Blockupy – Frankfurt └

Transnational call to action in Frankfurt, May 16-19 * International solidarity in our common struggle * We are calling for massive protests in Frankfurt this May against the crisis regime of the European Union. We are activists representing a multitude of movements and struggles from different European countries and elsewhere, who have risen up in the past months and years to protest the assaults on our freedoms, jobs and livelihoods that have become fiercely intensified in the global crisis. We have joined together and shared our struggles and experiences, and we have realized that in a multitude of local forms, … Continue reading ┐ Blockupy – Frankfurt └

┐ An-My Lê └

© An-My Lê, M-246 Semi Automatic Weapon, Khawr Al Amaya Oil Terminal, Iraq, from the series Events Ashore, 2007 © An-My Lê, US Marine Expeditionary Unit, Shoalwater Bay, Australia, from the series Events Ashore, 2005-08 “Shot in coastal waters and regions from Iraq to Antarctica, An-My Lê’s latest series of photographs examine intersecting themes of scientific exploration, military power, environmental crises, fantasies of empire and the vast ungovernable oceans that connect nations and continents. In a continuing practice that explores photography’s ability to describe natural forces and geography as backdrops against which human ambitions are weighed and scrutinized, Lê turns … Continue reading ┐ An-My Lê └