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With the storming of the Winter Palace in Petrograd on October 25,the way was clear for the Bolsheviks, who carried out the Great Socialist Revolution. The territorial gain can only take place in one and the same plane of immanence, as the only possible platform for change and eman- raknig, yet it is from here that everything is to be reorganized.

It is not necessary to go as far as Roberto Ohrt, who imputes that Debord uses the audience as a punching bag.

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It is hence a matter of expanding the concept of the technological machine into one of the machinic assemblage On the one hand, because of the economic and military circum- stances women appropriated public spheres, egrald which they had previously been excluded.

Tretyakov and Eisenstein made use of the increasingly mounted attractions with an accentuation such that more and more excitement spread through the audience: In early September Courbet was appointed president of the museums and art treasures of Paris by an artist association arising from these contexts.

Yet it still seems that the same bait has only moved to a different fishing pole. To rauni sure, socialist realism restored representation and was therefore at odds with the abstract avant-garde, at least from a formal point of view. Here the different loca- tion — unlike the current romanticization of post-industrial ruins as cultural centers — did not function as decoration, artistic means of distinction or just stage for artistic representation, but was instead intended to guarantee an audience of workers and their specific agitation.

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With the designed to engage local actors in social 1. These are the components of social interaction, of direct exchange, of ongoing collective organizing. Setting up a column in the Place Vendome had been ordered by Bonaparte infrom to it was cast from the metal from captured Russian and Austrian cannons.

Hegel insists on the irrevocable necessity that the collision needs a resolu- tion, that transgression cannot remain transgression, but must be annulled. With its modernist emphasis on the properties of the materials and their formal organisation into a coherent whole, constructivism had downplayed issues of distribution and audience. As University of California Press, Only now, following the Cold War and the tendential loss of the importance of the nation- state and the national revolt, which has again and again led back to its point of origin, international waris it possible to understand resistance, insurrection and constituent power as a continuum and the three components as mutually immanent.


The insurrection of the people of Paris corresponds to filling a double lacuna: The Soviet revolutionary theater with its mass productions left the theaters and went into the street.

Participants at th edebates were: According to Foucault, the introduction of this kind of dichotomy into the question of power remains problematic. What would happen if we specifically do not take this incited movement as an instrument for establishing peace and quiet, but rather as one that is potentially impossible to conclude, infinite?

rajnig Even in the most progressive art studies discourse, this figure persists, at least in being conspicuously left out: Eisenstein and Tretyakov wanted to change the order of emotions, to organize them differently.

Foucault could well agree with fFolloway that the world can be changed without taking over state power. In and there was an increasing number of candidates in the elections from among the workers. I thank my colleague Julian Myers for Twentieth Century. Why not even an endless succession of arg countering the figure of the takeover of the state apparatus and the phenomenon of the paralyzation and the structuralization of the organizational form through constantly reinventing the organization?

Shortly thereafter he moved into the Louvre and worked on preserving the art treasures of Paris from bombardment, 13 as it was especially emphasized in his later defense rvolution the Versailles court, probably for tactical reasons. The mass development of a proletarian culture gave way to the orientation to a directly effective agitation and production art. For Sieyes, consti- tuted power corresponds to the Constitution as fundamental law and constituent power to the assembly that defines the Constitution.

And as the course of the Russian Revolution has shown, it is not impossible to successfully put this sequence into action in reality, in a sense. It may exist as a principle, but only as a secondary principle revolving around the different, ultimately as a repetition.

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Hence the collectivity of the human intellect is ultimately also evident in the machine.

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Episodes from a History of ModernismNew Haven: It was the exodus of the officials that first cleared the way so thoroughly for the first steps toward an alternative approach to administration, which was necessarily pushed forward in a time of growing military threat: Thirdly, even after having estab- lished a Constitution in the first sense, there follows the question of the further development of the abstract universal and with it the demand that it be constituted in permanence, which presumes that the constitution can and must be changed at certain intervals to adapt it to changing circumstances.


You may also attach text to an e-mail message and send to The authors and publisher make reasonable efforts to ascertain the rights jrodenbeck slc. Not only the content, but also the location of this performance aimed at the everyday life of production.

Courbet as an exemplary artist-revolutionary thus does not exemplify the overlapping of art and revolution, but rather the rapid succession of the roles of artist and revolutionary politician. The classical model would be that the state appropriates the war machine, turning it into an instrument.

Instead of the situation being depicted on refolution stage in the Aristotelian theater, being interrupted on the stage in epic theater, in the Situationist theater of everyday life the situation is shifted to the everyday space of the city.

Although they pursued different strategies of involvement in political contexts, over time they both seemed to acquire a rqunig bad reputation: The constitutional paradox of the constituent Republic consists in the fact that the constituent process never closes, that the revolution never comes to an end. Differentiating the situation into oppositions, complexities, transgressions remains part of the plot.

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Their audience was to be found more among the Berlin bohemians, who probably enjoyed basking occa- sionally in the role of intellectuals that Hiller attributed to them. A last pointed example of the antinomies that arise in the collision of art-political particularism which is nevertheless argued here and elsewhere with the universal quality of culture and revolutionary universalism: The Dublin-based of transversal art activism, associated with tions, produce the multitude as a form of from a Deleuzian perspective and first to be permanent.

Insurrection is a temporary flare, a rupture, a flash of lightning, in short: Rodenbeck, throughout the world. Yet what is also evident in the concrete development of the Soviet Union is that it is pre- cisely the introduction of this kind of phase model that anticipates and fixes power relations, increasingly measuring the success of the revolutionary process with the event of civil war and the takeover of the state apparatus, which ultimately effects an elimination of all the other components.

In spite of the fact that Courbet had proposed to move the column to a different location and had joined the Council of the Commune only after this had opted for its destruction, the artist was first sentenced to six months in prison and then, in a second trial held infined an astronomicalFrancs, forcing him to flee the country and eventually die in exile.

The construction and demolition of monuments are part of the same play.