Thursday, July 12, 2012

Direct Action Flâneurs & 1234 I declare color war

Ale (one of the Occupy Wall Street’s originators) had a birthday-transmigration party @ Liberty Square (aka Zuccotti Park) on July 12th, 2012. Ale brings colored powder, Rob and I bring typewriters to create a joint Direct Action Flâneurs (DAF) pluripotential temporary autonmous zone. The paper for this action: three 10-page long scrolls made from copies of the DAF writings at the 6-months anniversary of the occupation of Zuccotti Park. The reverse side is printed "ALEXANDRE THE GREAT A BLOODLESS RLOVEUTION" – and the Imprint may help provoke writers to go beyond bye-bye messages for Ale (he has to return to Rio because his visa did not get renewed). Each scroll loops between two typewriters--a symbolic act of togetherness. We integrate the Park's architecture by placing the 'paper-connected' typewriters on top of the long marble stone benches. "1-2-3-4, I declare color war," Ale screams, and starts dancing with others with the colored powder. Meanwhile, there is pas-de-deux-typing with committed observations about sensations, thoughts, like "warm-up writing" for action. The dancing bodies form a "moebius strip" just like the scrolled up paper. As time passes the two typers come closer together, as the paper moves relentlessly towards union. But the scrolls are too long—and we never quite get to touch each others’ faces.
Dance and Mind in Action:
 One small part of the three long scrolls writing by one or more of the over 20 anonymous participants who became temporary DAF

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