Eventually dispersing frictions

In many youth cultures in the 1980ies the more ‘typically contemporary european’ you were … the more integrating entitlement you received from your peers. If you weren’t you were either “out of the game” or you simply submitted to the “social game”.

The idea and the proclaimed interactive goals weren’t necessarily so – yet the social dynamics were driven by a narrow consciousness of what was felt to be the proper ‘Zeitgeist’.

It was good to stay out of this and watch feminist, animal rights and other political aspects, like a complementary color matching a self-prescribed background of ‘categoric outsiderism’ neighboring other gestics of outcastsism.

The bunch of people alienated by the strong, ‘mutual-back-slapping group-solidarity’ didn’t even know if there were more of them – that existed in a half-witted promising frame that was more of a cultural illusion.

The possibility for political, social and ecosocial themes themselves brought forth an array of possibilities for open friction.

Many did not use this and probably underestimated those aspects.

In Cologne 1983 at a Bad Brains gig at the Stollwerck
In GB, photo by Derek Ridgers: London Youth 1978 – 1987, 2014
Again: photo by Derek Ridgers: London Youth 1978 – 1987, 2014
treading on



project against speciesism in art

In the context of our project we keep messing around with against speciesism in art we posted this video: Antispekunst 1.

The question is why so few Animal Rights activists discuss and thematize they way in which speciesism displays itself in artworks and why isn’t asked why some artists want to make such arts and why this type of arts even gains a lot of acclaim, fame and positive attention?

Why do other activists blur out questions evolving around speciesism when they appear in contemporary arts? It’s a bit like religion, as a huge cultural factor, is equally being routinely ignored as a source of speciesist thought.

The foundations of that what people consider to be human cure cultural expressions are kept under guard: “human society can’t be that bad in it’s great achivements such as: art, religion, technical progress.”

Why – if it’s not people simply being affrimative of society – do activists fail to see the level of speciesism experiend by nonhuman animals in cultural core institutions and expessions that are deemed to have a great cultural value?

For where does this inability und unwillingness take its impulses I wonder???


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