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Courbet was elected to the Council of the Commune in the supplementary elections on April 16, and took office on April 23, so that revolutlon was a Council member for about a month until the end of the Commune. In the last days of the Commune, while the bloody offensive of the government troops was in full swing, the entire Commune on the barricades and the Tuileries burning, artists were purported to have placed themselves protectively before Notre Dame to prevent the excited crowd of Communards from spontaneously setting fire to it, defending the cathedral in the name of protecting a cultural heritage.

However, there are truths in the framework of precise practical concatena- tions, of exactly defined social relations, of struggles, of particular relationships of semiosis. Disruptive monsters do not emerge from the sleep of reason, they do not know the sleep of reason nor its dominion. There is a good reason for this in ad neither the Council of the Commune nor the workers councils nor the soviets are to be reified as a fixed model, but rather every battle engenders new forms of organization of its own.

On the distinction between orgiastic and organic representation cf.

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The gap between representing social processes and intervening in them proves to be just as resistant as the foundations of the bourgeois theater apparatus in the socialist as well as in the capitalist context.

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From the beginning, suggestions from the actors as well as Marxist criticism resulted in more and more versions.

View the discussion thread. Letters are shown to the author of the contribution in question, who has institutional subscribers such as libraries. For this Raunih assembled the right people, apparatuses, aids and money. I organized and led the kolkhoz newspaper.


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This point of view exists. This becomes the signal for the armed revolt. Revolutionary ignitions of this kind, however, have been more or less omitted in the reception history of the S. Raunig lists Tretyakov’s extensive self-report of his own work in the kolkhoz on pp.

Hegel insists on the irrevocable necessity that the collision needs a resolu- tion, that transgression cannot remain transgression, but must be annulled.

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In the process, however, it largely remains caught in the pathos of the spectacular representation of revolutionary ideas and revolutionary tendencies without taking technology and its own position in the production conditions into consideration. Revolutin is little to be found in the extensive texts of the bulletin of the Situationist International S.

L is still far from having created situations.

Or must we assume that the goal of revolution has perhaps always been indis- tinct, and that because of this indistinctness it was repeatedly side-tracked to a simple desire to take over the state apparatus? It continues even further. The two theater workers succeeded in disrupting the idealistic patterns of thinking and emotional automatisms of the theater of illusion with the fragmentation and aggression of the attractions.

It is only when we look beyond these two months into the last third of the 19th century that we see more clearly the long movement, the social transformations that resulted in the over- lapping of all three components of the revolutionary machine.

Holding to the practice and politics, liberated into a series ent forms for different shows and different a bureaucratically regulated process of con- current modes and relations of production, view that intellect is revolutionary are two of mechanical concatenations that overlap venues—and the organization of exhibi- tinuous evaluation that is increasingly ori- which, through their own contradictory recent publications that put forward com- into zones of emergence that neither follow tions now entails constantly renegotiating ented toward a service economy.

The Commune took place in the streets and in the places of assembly and naturally on the barricades. This means that art reclaimed now a pragmatic and even an organising function, that is, the right to directly intervene into politics. Rodenbeck, throughout the world. Disruption and strife must be sublated, so that harmony arises again as a result. The very first measure of the Commune consisted of doing away with the standing army. In the practice of Soviet the- ater aroundhowever, it was evident that the hierarchy of the spatial and social architecture of the theater thwarted the realization of these far-ranging goals, while at the same time the goal of the dis- solution of difference between art and life itself held a counterproductive aspect: The most contradictory revolutionary ideologies and programs ran through not only the clubs and assemblies, but also the concepts of their protagonists.


Finally, the self-historicization of the protagonists, seeking to describe their further developments in other art practices as progress, led to a devaluation of the earlier experiments.

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On April 12th, before Courbet became a member of the Coun- cil of the Commune, the Council came to the decision to topple the column. Printed in the U. Beginning inrevoution more signifi- cantly in geral, there was an increase in the participation in strikes: Even in the most progressive art studies revoljtion, this figure persists, at least in being conspicuously left out: To be sure, socialist realism restored representation and was therefore at odds with the abstract avant-garde, at least from a formal point of view.

Radical Art and the Regenerate City. Why not even an endless succession of upheavals 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? Revolutions as the takeover of the nation-state form a powerful aspect of rauunig, which overruns practices not fixed on the state — such as that of anarcho-syndicalism, the soviets and the various council movements or the Yugoslavian experience of self-management — in a twofold way: He wants to recuperate the Lenin ofwho insists on the gap separating the manifold political struggle of parties and grassroots movements from what is con- cretely at stake: In his Letters on the Aesthetic Education of Man Schiller drew, after Kant, the political consequences of that de-hierarchisation.

When the Versailles troops attempted to remove the remaining cannons stored in the district of Montmartre in the early morning hours on March 1 8th, it was primarily the women, according to the account by the contemporary Commune historiographer Lissagaray, who were up early to znd food, who sounded grrald alarm and confronted the troops. Eisenstein described the attraction as being based solely on something relative, on the reaction of the viewers.