THE ASSEMBLY IS CURSED, ENRAGED, PARANOID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THE ASSEMBLY IS NOT WELL BEHAVED, BUT WE WILL TRY OUR BEST TO CREATE BRIDGES WHEN NECESSARY
THE ASSEMBLY IS COMMUNITY DRIVEN AND IS INTENDED TO SHARE KNOWLEDGE IN A NON HIERARCHICAL WAY !!!!
THE ASSEMBLY IS DEVOTED TO PRODUCE WORK ON AND FOR LOST LEGACIES AND SPIRITS- THE DEAD WILL BE CARRIED WITHIN ALL OUR ACTIONS
THE ASSEMBLY IS A WEB OF PRACTICES - NON ACADEMIC AND EXPERIMENTAL, MEANT TO BE SHARED WITH ANYONE THAT WANTS TO LEARN THEM
THE CURSED ASSEMBLY WANTS TO PROVOKE THOUGHT AND ACTION:
WE WILL HAVE COURSES, WORKSHOPS, READING GROUPS, POETRY SESSIONS, POLITICAL SYMPOSIUMS, PUBLIC DEMONSTRATIONS
THE ASSEMBLY INTENDS TO QUESTION TRUTH PRODUCING RHETORICS - LIKE HISTORY AND SCIENCE
THE CURSED ASSEMBLY WILL SHARE, LEND AND - IF POSSIBLE - DISCUSS BOOKS THAT ARE HARD TO FIND AND/OR GATE KEPT IN OTHER WAYS, IN ORDER TO SPREAD THE KNOWLEDGE
THE CURSED ASSEMBLY WILL PUBLISH ZINES AND - IF POSSIBLE - BOOKS - THAT PROPOSE DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO THE FIELDS OF FEMINISM, MAGIC, HISTORY AND SCIENCE.
EVEN THOUGH THE ASSEMBLY TAKES ITS INSPIRATION FROM SECRET SOCIETIES, WE DO NOT INDULGE IN ELITISM.
JUST LIKE IN THE “GHENT MANIFESTO”, WE WILL TRY TO MAKE ALL OUR WORK PROCESSES PUBLIC : REHEARSALS, DEBATES, ETC.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE ARE MAD! WE WILL FIND OUR STRENGHT IN BUILDING THIS ASSEMBLY AND WE WILL EMPOWER OURSELVES WHILE HOLDING EACH OTHER’S HANDS
WE WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN CONSUMER CULTURE TO BUILD OUR ART - WE WILL RE-USE, RE-CYCLE AND ADAPT MATERIALS. OUR HANDS OUR ATHAMES, OUR BODIES OUR CUPS, OUR TONGUES THE SPELL BOOKS
THE ASSEMBLY IS OPEN TO EVERYONE THAT WANTS TO BE PART OF IT, AS LONG AS THEY COMMIT AND SHARE OUR INTERESTS AND ETHICS - PLEASE WRITE TO US IF YOU WANT TO JOIN
We are driven and turned on by the unintelligibility of things - both
textually and sensorially.
We believe in the death of the author, but we critically acknowledge
the existence of an author-function within a liberal market society.
The Cursed Assembly plays with the plasticity of authorship aiming
towards a sabotage of capitalist organisation of discourse.
Our research and discourse can and will be in debt with linearity.
We act with notions of discursive fossils, aggregates, fabrics,
viruses, plasticine, combustion, freezing, leak, melting,
solidification and porosities in mind.
Interdisciplinarity is one of the keys for our critical approach to
perception and meaning-making.
We don’t believe our work will ever be enough ! just as we don‘t
believe there is an ending point in explanation & interpretation
The Cursed Assembly searches for all of reality’s marginalized
semantics. Our sources leak out into Pseudoscience, unpublished,
censored material, contemporary phenomena, unfinished works. Just as
we critically acknowledge the author-function, we do see the canon and
the wounds it has created.
We don‘t have physical headquarters: the assembly is ambulant and permeable.
Accidentality and intention strengthen each other mutually!
Sometimes we forget… and sometimes we project… just like everyone
else. Those happenings will birth new dialectic embryos
The material world is mysterious, because it is also the origin of everything and origins are always occult and unknown. Explanations always carry an uncanny crisis of origins.