Category Archives: Oh Fuck

Business as Usual – Lacoste Bans Artist

Larissa Sansour, an artist who contributed to the ‘Boycott Bloomberg‘ publication we did in 2009 has just had her work withdrawn from the Lacoste Elysée Prize 2011 (and any mention of her removed from their website) for being ‘too pro-Palestinian’.  See the work the offending work here and more on the story here.

Police Infiltration of Free School Uncovered!

this shock confession was recorded at our recent event at Five Years

A Communication from Rasputin’s Severed Penis

I recently received this document, entitled The Politics of Further Education, from an individual working in the FE sector who preferred to remain anonymous.  It gets pretty Kafkaesque in places and would probably be quite funny if it wasn’t true, enjoy!

extract from email conversation:

RSP – ‘I do NOT want this going out under my name as it could go down badly should my employers (current or future) google me. But you can publish it under my pseudonym Rasputin’s Severed Penis’

JT – [reads article] it really is the description of a police state; the laws are so excessive that everyone is compelled to break them continuously, in which case punishment is no longer for failure to obey the ostensible laws but for failing to make the correct gestures of obedience, the crime with which you are initially charged is entirely arbitrary and incidental.

RSP – Completely agree with your description of a police state. Everything seems to be getting more and more bizarre and the symbolic fictions seem to be increasingly detaching from any mooring in reality. As the pendulum of real power swings from West to East the West clings increasingly fervently to its ideological constructs, which are now completely, hopelessly fractured and inconcomitant… and up to now we’ve only had the good bit of capitalism. Oh Fuck.