Category: banners

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« Le doigt d’vote » is 3rd Banner in MTL series

When elections are the only participatory element of a democratic process, an appropriate response could be “fuck their democracy”. I am my own authority. This third banner in La brigada MTL series after Resistimos and “Trump L’oeuil” gives the finger to democracy. The play on words is brilliant in French. Drop an ‘r’, add a ‘g’ and keep the sound while inversing the meaning. Unfortunately it is lost in translation to English. The slogan of the 8′ wide X 12′ high banner: « Au moins il nous reste le doigt d’vote » is a direct resampling of a patch made...

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La Casa Central de l’Universidad de Chile à Santiago “en toma”

Le 15 juillet 2016, je suis allé à la Casa Central de l’Universidad de Chile, située sur le boulevard principale de Santiago à quelques rue de La Moneda. L’édifice était sous occupation (“en toma”) des étudiant.e.s et sa bouillonnait d’activité. Voici des photos : On July 15, 2016, I went to the Casa Central of Universidad de Chile, located on Santiago’s main boulevard just a few blocks from La Moneda. The building was under student occupation (“en toma”) and it was fervent with activity. Here are some photos:

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Student protest in Santiago de Chile draws big crowd

On Thursday August 4, 2016, Chilean student movements called for a national protest against education reform (la Ley de Inclusión) that students — and others — argue that the reform does not go far enough towards dismantling the market-based and socio-economically segregated education system, a legacy of the Pinochet dictatorship (1973–1990). According to a 2015 article: Students say the reforms don’t go far enough, and may fall short even in meeting their stated objective. They point to loopholes that will allow “flagship” schools to maintain selective admissions for up to 30% of their enrollment. Non-profit schools can also retain transitional...

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Resistimos : solidarity banner given to student movement in Chile

RESISTIMOS is an in situ banner-making performance I did in Santiago de Chile in July 2016 to express my solidarity with the Chilean student movement. It was scheduled within the Resistance in Urban Peripheries, Street Art-Action segment of Encuentro: eX-céntrico: dissidence, sovereignties, performance. I was one of seven consecutive performances that lead spectators through the streets of La Población La Victoria, Chile’s first urban land occupation to create an alternative neighbourhood that actively resisted the dictatorship. It will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2017. Thanks to Ana María Saavedra – Luis Alarcón of Galería Metropolitana who organized the ruta. The...

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Textilográfica: performative banner creation in Santiago de Chile

In less than 2 weeks, I’m heading to Chile for a one-week conference, but I’m staying for a month. It’s the 10th “Encuentro” conference titled: eX-céntrico: dissidence, sovereignties, performance. During the conference, I have a street performance scheduled within the Arte-acción de calle: Resistencia en las periferias urbanas (Street-Art Action: Resistance in Urban Peripheries). The Arte-acción de calle I’ve planned is scheduled on July 21 at 16h15 in Parque André Jarlan in the Santiago neighbourhood of La Comuna Pedro Aguirre Cerda. The plan is to spray paint a 10ft x 6ft banner that expresses solidarity with the Chilean student movement. The...

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Bannières déployées en solidarité avec les réfugié.e.s / Banner Drop for refugee solidarity

Plusieurs bannières en solidarité avec les réfugié-e-s et contre les frontières! Montréal, le 29 avril 2016 — À quelques jours de la manifestation anticapitaliste du 1er Mai, dont le thème est Contre l’impérialisme, le racisme, les frontières et le colonialisme, les Apatrides anonymes et leurs allié-e-s ont déployé plusieurs bannières dans différents quartiers de Montréal : Rosemont, Plateau Mont-Royal, Pointe St-Charles et Petite-Patrie. Par cette action, nous voulons dénoncer les politiques canadiennes en matière d’immigration et afficher notre solidarité avec ceux et celles qui en font les frais. Mis à part le programme spécial des derniers mois pour quelques milliers de réfugié-e-s...