SAVAGE MESSIAH #9
SAVAGE MESSIAH ISSUE 9 ZINE LAUNCH
SAVAGE MESSIAH-----CULT JOURNAL OF LONDON PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY… by Laura Oldfield Ford...
SATURDAY MAY 17TH: 5PM-9PM HOUSMANS BOOKSHOP, CALEDONIAN ROAD, KINGS CROSS N1.
The WE ARE BAD collective calls on all psychogeographers, miscreants and deviants to join them for a drink at Housmans to mark the launch of Issue 9: 'HEATHROW - the Psychogeography of Paranoia'...Sipson, Three Magpies, Climate camp, treaty centre and more!!!!!!!
...followed by a NIGHT DRIFT: KINGS X TO HACKNEY WICK----LUBETKIN ESTATES, CANALSIDE YUPPIEDROMES, HIDDEN ARCHITECTURES, OBSOLETE O-S NAVIGATION...
"The Metropolitan Police issued a statement today warning residents of new residential developments in North and East London to be on their guard against a hardline militant group operating under the name 'Savage Messiah.' The group who are said to number several hundred in the greater metropolitan area are known for their hostility against middle class homeowners and property developers. Concern is mounting about the growing popularity of this group who police say are composed of activists well known to them who have been involved in serious disorder in the past. The group have made threats against certain gated developments the nature of which cannot be outlined here for legal reasons but police say they are sufficiently serious to urge vigilance and caution. Residents of new-build gated developments, (referred to by the group as 'yuppiedromes') should look out for suspicious behaviour in individuals in the vicinity. Suspicious behaviour in this case might include wandering, climbing fences, taking photographs, drawing and drinking/walking in large groups. Parents are being warned to be vigilant and should they find literature relating to the group amongst their youngsters possessions should not hesitate to speak in confidence to the police where the matter will be treated with sensitivity." - Reuters May 6th 2008
JOHN WILD psychogeographer of dataspace will be facilitating a night drift from KINGS X...
Taking De Quincey, Rimbaud and Verlaine as his spiritual guides, John Wild will facilitate a drift from Housman's Bookshop Kings cross towards Hackney. You are invited to come along, armed with red wine, to drink, walk and drift. The drift is not a guided tour, rather a psychogeographic wander, an invitation to become lost and experience London in a haze of intoxication. As we immerse ourselves in the sensory experience of the drift, location data created by John Wilds mobile phone will be collated and archived. This location data reduces living places to a series of annotated grid references creating a secondary layer of space, a Cartesian grid of dataSPACE, which is overlaid onto the City and is suggestive of Surveillance and control. This data will stand in stark contrast to the blurred recollections of our night of drinking and wandering.
Over the following weeks this data will literally be set in stone as it is converted into a series of metal and concrete plaques that will be placed back at the locations indicated by the data, creating both a physical representation of dataspace and a memorial to the lived experience of the drift. The plaques represent data as a trace of experience in an attempt to reconcile the Cartesian with the phenomenological: John Wild.
! VIVA SAVAGE MESSIAH !
SAVAGE MESSIAH DEMANDS THE ABOLITION OF ALL ZONES!! DESTROY CARTESIAN RHETORIC, SMASH THE VILLE RADIEUSE, SAVAGE MESSIAH IS CALLING FOR A MASS RETURN TO THE LABYRINTH!!!
Chtcheglov said of Le Corbusier: "His cretinizing influence is immense. A Le Corbusier model is the only image that arouses in me the idea of immediate suicide. He is destroying the last remnants of joy. And of love, passion, freedom"
ROBIN BALE - expect tourettes outbursts, incantations and poetic ranting.
BRADFORD BAHAMAS - noise from broken computers, circuit boards, discarded electronic gadgetry in skips…
First 50 copies of Savage Messiah will be accompanied by a free limited edition film by Majed A
"Kings Cross to Hackney Wick."