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OPEN LETTER TO SURREALISTS Print
Written by DAMTP   

 

Comrades surrealists,

 

This is an open address to all your self-organized community throughout the entire globe.

 

We are addressing you because you’re the first organization of psychic workers what really succeed to step beyond “whiteness” of eurocentrist culture and really involved into the "blackness" of planet earth.

 

We are addressing you as those who propagate and realize collectivity as general approach towards equality and freedom in society.

 

We are addressing you for your widely known declarations towards dehierarchizaton of culture and providing the source for the mad imagination and black humor what bursts from the inevitability and explodes into a convulsive beauty.

 

We are calling to join us in discussion and laughter (either physically, or in psychic) at our meeting of DAta Miners & Travailleurs Psychique what will happen August 22nd-28th, 2011 in Alytus (Southern Lithuania)

 

 

As having a branch of DEad WOrkers Union of DAMTP we address also all dead proto-ortodox-post-out of-non-surrealists counting from Violette Nozière to Aimé Cesaire, or from Abd-el-Krim to Amadou Diallo to join us in a Psychic March of Death planned on those days & nights in the country what was described as nowhere in the last act of Ubu Roi by Jary.

 

It was in the black mirror of anarchism that surrealism first recognized itself. Therefore it is a black mirror of surrealism that psychic syndicalism recognizes itself.

 

Lately, Presence Africaine has, unfortunately been too preoccupied with anthropological creepy crawlies to denote enough attention to the problem of the artist in his present predicament. It worried me a lot that
such a useful institution did not seem to be aware of cultural cross-currents that characterize artistic expression in multi-racial societies. They seem to think that the only culture worth exhibiting was traditional or indigenous. And so they concentrated on countries where interaction of streams of consciousness between black and white has not taken place to any significant or obvious degree, or doesn’t so much as touch the cultural subsoil. A number of these enthusiasts even became apologetic about the Western elements in their own art. Where do we come in – we who are detribalized and are producing a proletarian art? This is what I wanted to know.
- Ezekiel Es'kia Mphahlele

 

Bourgeois culture is not about equality as it tends to manifest, but rather is producing the schisms inside the indigenous countries which were already surrealist in fact. That possibly explain why surrealism prevails in the countries of advanced capitalism.

 

Being an adept of surrealism in the third world means identification with western colonist culture while giving an impression of exotics and multiculturality to it.

 

Illusionary privileges to the newly established bourgeoisie made exploitation injected into a very body of proletariat and negritude as well.

 

The bourgeois “we are all humans” culture pushes towards “equal rights” to participate in the capitalist machine based on exploitation. It means that all we are parts of the same machine – not equal parts, of course.

 

The upcoming future couldn’t be defined neither by stepping back to “savageness”, nor accepting “civilized” behavior – DOWN WITH BOURGEOIS FACELESSNESS MASKED BY IMAGE OF SOMETHING ELSE!

ITS TIME TO LIVE OUR OWN LIVES!

 

DOWN WITH BOURGEOIS “WE ARE ALL HUMANS” HERD CULTURE!

UP WITH PROLETARIAN CONSCIOUSNESS OF EQUAL HUMAN AUTONOMIES!

 

We are looking forward to meet you this year and so to open paths towards the general strike 2012 as best partners to dance in the streets – your experience is the one to fuel people from getting bored while resurging in the cities and in a countryside as well.

 

There is a small difference in surrealism from the mid last century when to imagine was enough to close one’s eyes and that surrealism of nowadays – now it’s time to reopen - the dead ones too. It’s time to overcome specializations of psychic activities – all we are the workers – and though it’s time to see and talk to each other. We invite to substitute the whiteness of closed eyes imagination into the blackness of blinding everyday reality.

Closed eye visibility already worshiped the open eye psychics.

Visibility is contagious!

Visibility is an addiction to the power structures!

Visibility in “the end'” is about worship of the son (sun)
Sun of god
Light
White

 

DOWN WITH SURREALIST VISIBILITY!

UP WITH PSYCHIC SURREALISM!

WELCOME INVISIBLE SURREALISM AT THE LOBBY!

 

Looking forward to hear from you!

And then hope to see you on the picket line!

This year in Alytus, or next year globeround

Dead or alive!

 

 

 

Alytus Biennial Reversion into Abolition of Culture And Distribution of its Aberrant Bacillus Right Abroad - Committee (ABRACADABRA-C)

DEad WOrkers Union of DAta Miners & Travailleurs Psychique (DEWOU-DAMTP)