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Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination - Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it

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Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination, A Users Guide to Demanding the Impossible, Minor Compositions, 2011.

This guide is not a road map or instruction manual. It’s a match struck in the dark, a homemade multi-tool to help you carve out your own path through the ruins of the present, warmed by the stories and strategies of those who took Bertolt Brecht’s words to heart: “Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.”
It was written in a whirlwind of three days in December 2010, between the first and second days of action by UK students against the government cuts, and intended to reflect on the possibility of new creative forms of action in the current movements.

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