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TRAVELOG

The City in the Age of Touristic Reproduction
Boris Groys
The tourist and the city dweller become identical.

Can the art world really do Hollywood better than Hollywood?
Steven Rand
The hypnotism
of technology: where is the end?

Mobile Utopia
Charles Esche
A utopian day-trip through two views of humanity 400 years apart.

FEATURE AND WRITINGS
LOOKING FOR A HUSBAND WITH AN EU PASSPORT BY TANJA OSTOJIC
ONLINE
Light Type Writer
Constantin Luser


THEORY

Utopia with Lara Croft and some other monsters and Aliens
Marina Gržinić
The re-direction of desires, facts & bodies in the global world.

THE EMPIRE AND ITS UTOPIAS
Žarko Paić
How to envision utopia, and not run away from society’s real repression / depression into a ghetto or exile for fantastic outsiders?


ZERZAN VON TARZAN UND TAXIS - FASCISM OF DESIRE OR FASCISM OF OBJECTS
Zoran Roško
The rejection of human will, civilisation, & the search for what we have left.




ART WORK
SYSTEMS
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I AM ADDRESSING YOU MAN TO MAN
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Dalibor Martinis

I AM ADDRESSING YOU MAN TO MAN
Stations on the way to democracy
Dalibor Martinis


Project for 2003, the year of general election in Croatia
(excerpts from the essay The Metapolitics of Truth by Žarko Paić)

Addressing the Other man to man is a primary act of resorting to the consciousness, to what links us at all in the common life. This is a humble appeal to a return to humanity. We are not primarily different, that is, Other, but the same. By being the same, acknowledged in universality as beings of the community, the political community being just a closed framework of a broader community (the world, the cosmos), and the characterised political act of a highly reordered life in the world cannot refer only to the tyranny of man over other creatures and nature in general, it is possible to understand the metapolitics of truth in a utopian way as a journey to democracy. But democracy is not an aim, rather a political means so that the humanity of humans in the community of living creatures should fulfil its purpose. That is why the way is consecrated. In it can be recognised the point of what was set from outside as objective and target – the metapolitics of truth.
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The new project of contemporary multimedia artist Dalibor Martinis, I am addressing you man to man – Stations on the road to democracy is an autonomous act of intimate repoliticisation of the artistic event-in-time. There are three conceptual determinants of this unique utopian attempt at persuasion to democracy. From the horizon of the perceived intention of the metapolitics of truth for which a rephrasing of Gandhi’s maxim “there is no path to the truth; the truth is the path” Martinis’s project is based on 1) a communicational post-enlightenment return to the value of man as universal being of community; 2) mysticism of travelling through space-time in which every person takes on the responsibility for the general good through the act of his own decision; 3) the utopianisation of the banality of everyday life through the critical procedure of destroying the image of the world as mass media message.
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In the film Sky above Berlin, the Angel comes down from the sky and in trams, tubes, talks with weary travellers/sufferers about love, death, friendship. Martinis does not assume the function of the Wenders angel of addressing someone man to man. The absent and decorporealised artist of the subversion of the political in general leaves through his messages to persons the identity of the artist-at-work. Only the work and the event of this fascinating project of an intimate democratic school for a different world is the text. This is a project for literate people. And although in the age of racial discrimination, in the America of the sixties this was the last reason for the enlightenment mission of the fighters for human rights – making people literate – today it does not seem any the less current, this basic thought of enlightenment education. To know how to read the signs on the road to democracy is more than an artistic act. And what else did Dalibor Martinis as artist wish to say, addressing Thee, lonely traveller, man to man?


Dalibor Martinis (HR)
Artist based in Zagreb, Croatia
dalibor@aim.hr



CONTENTS








ART WORK
The Average Citizen
FILM
The Average Citizen
Mans Wrånge

SYSTEMS

The Average Citizen
Mans Wrånge

Agora & AgoraX-
change

Natalie Bookchin, Cynthia Madansky & Jacqueline Stevens

Evolution-
Äre Zellen

Finger

Distributive Justice
Andreja Kulunčić

I am addressing you man to man
Dalibor Martinis


TOPIC AREAS
SYSTEMS

SYSTEMS
 
TRANS.MISSION
 
PERSONAL
 
MECHANIZED
 
MICRO-UTOPIAS
 

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