Saturday, January 9, 2010

Toward an Incomplete Manifesto of Decade

The Return of the Politics in Art and Architecture
Yorgos Tzirtzilakis

No Absolute Individualism, no Supremacy of Mobility, no Sprawl, no Metapolis, no Junkspace, no Figurative Architecture, no Dematerialization, no Cyberspace, no Cyberplatonism, no Neoliberal Urbanisation, no Corporate City, no Spectacular City, no Hidden City, no at Hysteria of Continuous Joyful Life, no Overexcited Situationist City, no Boring Green Cities, no Sentimental Common Planting of Trees the Sundays, no Technocratic Sustainability Consensus, no Political Cities -but only making Cities Politically, no Political Art -but only making Art Politically.

We prefer abstract and underdesigned architecture, incomplete and infrarealistic installations, empty and void spaces where only life itself is allowed to be fuckin' special, dramatic and “jouissance” –in the lacanian sense.

No Tourist and Idyllic Pictures of the Sea –only Coastal and AgroMegastructuralism


Yorgos Tzirtzilakis, Dimitris Tsakalakis, East urban Center of Heraklion, Crete, 1993