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)
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
TOGETHER WITH: SOPHIA BAUER AND IDIL ABSHIR (CO-ARTISTS) MEDIUM: A BAR/EMANCIPATORY ART PROJECT CURRENTLY WITH CHAPTERS IN NAIROBI AND BAYREUTH CONTEXT: JEAN-PAUL CENTENARY SUPPORTED BY: IWALEWAHAUS YEAR: 2013