“A collective uprising is first of all a physical, affective, and erotic phenomenon” (5/5)

My Desiring-Machines

Here is the fifth and final part of my translation of Amador Fernández-Savater’s interview with Bifo. You can find the previous four parts here:

part 1

part 2

part 3

part 4


10. Between 2010 and 2013 massive movements emerged in England, Tunisia, Egypt, Spain, Greece, the United States, later in Brazil and Turkey, now in China…The characteristics of the objects of these mobilizations have been very different, as different as the political and cultural conditions of the different contexts. But you consider this series of uprisings to form part of the same wave. Why?

Bifo: I think so, because all of those mobilizations, including those produced in Arab cities, had from the beginning a same will to reactivate solidarity and the physical dimension of social communication. The rebellious workers and students intended in the first place to create disjunctive conditions directly, physically, and territorially, in order to…

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