Our bar is a space of omnipotence in a world where none of us have power

Our bar is philosophers drinking, in a time when we are led by celebrities

Our bar is a feeling of freestyle, in an age of logistification

Our bar is a simple idea in an era of complexity

 

1. Meet with your friends (and friends to be)

2. Bring varied cocktail ingredients (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)

3. Mix ingredients in a new (collectively-decided) combination.

4. Name the cocktail (appropriately)

5. Drink

6. Repeat steps (3-5)

 

Apparently inventing things is fun

Apparently naming gives us power

Apparently we can be responsible beings

Apparently change happens in the margins

Apparently consciousness can change things

BAR OF THE OPPRESSED

 

A Temporary Manifesto

 

We (the people) like to talk.

We (the people) like to drink.

We (the people) like to talk and drink at the same time

We are social, we are discursive, we are alert

We are emotional, we are sensitive, we are intelligent.

We can use these skills well; have awesome discussions, make discoveries.

We can be stupid; annihilate our mind, stop listening and fight. 

We can change the way we behave; but it's not easy.

 

If this is the way we are, let's use it creatively

If we like to drink, let's drink properly

If we like to talk, let's talk well

If we are intelligent, let's be smart, not nasty

If we are emotional, let's be kind not manipulative

If we are discursive, let's discuss, not argue

If this makes any sense, let's continue

samhopkins.org

A BAR/EMANCIPATORY ART PROJECT CURRENTLY WITH CHAPTERS IN NAIROBI AND BAYREUTH. PARTNERS; IDIL ABSHIR, SOPHIA BAUER AND OTHERS

 

2013