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Anarchist/Surrealist Jamboree

Sing, Dance, Laugh, Talk, See, Desire, Dream, Create, Play, Delerium, Believe, Make-Believe, at the Carnegie Centre in Vancouver, Canada.
Just when you thought it was safe to think inside the box again.

Anarchist/Surrealist Jamboree

Sing, Dance, Laugh, Talk, See, Desire, Dream, Create, Play, Delerium, Believe, Make-Believe

Come experience the Downtown Eastside Poets, Fools Paradise Sound System, Insurrectionary Anarchists, Joint Effort, Theatre In the Raw, Thread, Women's Empowerment Team, Vancouver Surrealist Group, and more!

Friday March 3 to Sunday March 5

Carnegie Centre
401 Main Street
Vancouver, Canada

Anarchism: No Bosses, No Leaders
Surrealism: Convulsive Beauty
Jamboree: A noisy revel

More info: check the Carnegie Newsletter or at the front desk

An Anarcho-Surrealist Manifesto *

I is an other. So what if a piece of wood discovers it is a violin...
If brass wakes as a bugle, it is not its fault at all.
-Arthur Rimbaud (1871)

By demanding the impossible, we become impossible in our demands. Make no mistake about it, we demand an end to all forms of domination and insist on the realization of poetry in everyday life. Only by erasing the artificial dichotomy between dream and reality can we sever the ties that bind revolutionary demands to a miserabilist search for the best of all possible rulers. What is more humiliating than to be ruled? What is more beautiful to a surrealist than the shattered glass of reality? All power to the insurgent imagination!

The unfurling of the black flag of anarchy augers all the wonders that can be created when subservience dies and the impossible is unleashed. What is more debilitating than to follow orders? What is more inspiring to an anarchist than the refusal to obey? Mutiny is a collective form of refusal in which the intensity of the fevered desire for liberty breaks the authoritarian chains of duty and coercion in the convulsive heat of mutual aid. Impatient to emancipate ourselves, as soon as the uncharted land of our dreams is in sight, we don't petition the captain to take us ashore, we simply jump ship.

Swimming to shore, we are swiftly carried along by the billowing waves of the social revolution. The splendid winds of change, blowing at gale force as if in harmony with the intensity of our desires, even cause the brass ornaments on deck to reverberate wildly in a jamboree bugle call of Marvelous Freedom. Looking back, we see the floundering ship of state, from which we have only narrowly escaped with our lives, suddenly hit a hidden reef and explode into a shower of debris. In awe, we watch the flying splinters of wood transform themselves as if by alchemy into a thousand screaming violins. In spontaneous freedom, they improvise with the aolian harpsound of the wind, the ocean's leonine roar and the seagulls' incessant cries; all vibrating together in the surreal key of anarchy.

Reality is no obstacle now as the impossible looms up before us on the horizon like the purple aura that circles the moon in a subversive halo of Mad Love. We dance all night in sweaty abandon on the beach, swim naked in the coolness of the moonlight, then fall asleep in each other's arms dreaming of anarchy and surrealism—-the impossible compass points of a world turned upside down.

* Written by Ron Sakolsky for the Anarchist/Surrealist Jamboree (Vancouver, March 3 - 5, 2006)

Era of Light 20.Feb.2006 10:15


What a wonderful idea! Ignore capitalism and it's prurience. Ignore the headlines they do not speak to us. Let the dreaming begin. Stand as one and it will happen.

if anyone can get me in contact with these folks 20.Feb.2006 19:58

Pinky Atomic

Would love to talk to you guys on the web radio...  GlamarchyNOW@yahoo.com get in frickin touch!

Alright! 21.Feb.2006 12:11

Eric W.Bragg, Gay Surrealist and Laura Corsiglia

Count us in! I'll also bring along my boytoy-lovestud, Brandon Freels and Laura Corsiglia will bring along some readymades from the Fort! Shibek brings the weed this time!

Eric W.Bragg,Gay Surrealist and Laura Corsiglia