joi, 15 aprilie 2010

Trans-Siberian Capturing the Moving Mind

La începutul anilor 90 mulți români experimentau noul și transgresarea granițelor. Mergeau în China să cumpere marfă pe care să o vandă în piețe, tarabe, mai apoi Prisma, Pavilionul H, Europa.
Făceau câteva săptamani bune cu trenul. Pe atunci nu erau nici bani de avion și nici curse directe la Beijing.
Traversau Republica Moldova,Ucraina,Federația Rusă...tacatac...tacatac... tacatac...mâncau mâncare la pachet și într-un final, când li se tocise și fundul de atâta stat...ajungeau la Beijing.Citesc acum în "The Artistic Device" - Brian Holmes, despre un experiment... artistic, sa-l numesc, care a avut loc exact in Trans-siberian in 2005. Iata cum arăta anunțul:

"In September 2005 a meeting will take place on the Trans-Siberian train from Moscow via Novosibirsk to Beijing. The purpose of this meeting is a ‘cosmological’ one. We would like to gather a group of people, researchers, philosophers, artists and others interested in the changes going on in society and engaged in changing society as their own moving image, an image of time.17
This ‘organizational experiment’ begins from the state of existential anxiety and ontological restlessness that inevitably ensues with any suspension of the control structures and production imperatives that normally act to channel the hypermobility of flexibilized individuals. What would happen to the mobility of a multiple mind inside the long, thin, compartmentalized space of a train snaking across the Siberian wasteland? What forms of intellectual discourse and artistic practice might arise between the members of a linked and disjointed group? And what would happen at the stoppages, in Moscow, Novosibirsk and Beijing, where conferences were organized with stable university colleagues? By trying to embody the contemporary sense of life’s precariousness, while infusing it with a poetics of mobility and flight, the project sought to generate an imaginary of the encounter. Two participants, reflecting on the “explicit and hidden hierarchies” of the different forms of precarious labour, expressed this imaginary in directly political terms: “One of the most urgent tasks is for these different types of precariat … to come together in a real meeting. What is needed is a class consciousness among all precarious labour that lets all the precariat see their mutuality and inter-dependence” (Böhm and Fernández, 2005: 787).

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