The Baltic Notebooks of Anthony Blunt
22 Aug–28 Aug 2011, Alytus, Lithuania
TOWARDS GENERAL STRIKE: invitation to DAMTP congress
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August 22nd, Monday
Arrival of delegates, meetings, acquaintances, free format discussions.
August 23rd, Tuesday (proletrianize, self-organization, letter level)
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition – to commemorate the uprising of slaves in Saint Domingue (now Haiti ) in 1791.
10.00 – 12.00 meeting of the delegates, (self)introductions by organizers and delegates; decisions making due to the congress activities and schedules. ( Alytus Art School )
12.00 – 14.00 official address by comrade Situationist Worker on the key concepts of “worker”, “proletariat”, “communist”, “unionism” etc. Discussions
16.00 – 17.00 Katsiaryna Samihulina & Yuli Ilyushchanka. “Lipovy Tsvet” and Literary gang “Q” - on asemic writing in Belarus .
17.00 – 18.00 Discussions
18.00 – 20.00 - [?]
August 24th, Wednesday (“blackness”)
10.00 – 11.00 Official meeting. Decisions making due day’s activities and schedules; technical questions. (Alytus Art School )
11.00 – 13.00. Howard McCalebb: Fear of a Black Planet is a one hour artist video created by appropriating the documentary film “Rock ’n Roll Days” and the title of the Public Enemy CD Fear of a Black Planet. The film depicts a youthful ecstasy under the influence of Rock ‘n Roll music, and White adult horror of witnessing Black culture escaping the confines of racist segregationist policies in the United States, to become a worldwide phenomenon. The video features voice-overs in Japanese. Two people talk about their own experiences with Rock ‘n Roll music from the point of view of their Japanese cultural experience. Since they were coming from Japan , their first encounters with Rock ‘n Roll are the mid-sixties white groups like the Beatles. They didn’t know that original Rock ‘n Roll music was also created by Black Musicians, or that it had such significant African-American cultural and political influence.
Common discussions.
14.00 – 20.00. Picket preparation & training workshops.
August 25th, Thursday
10.00 – 11.00 Official meeting. Decisions making due day’s activities and schedules; technical questions. (Alytus Art School )
11.00 – 13.00. Common discussions. Resolutions.
14.00 – 17.00 Picket preparation & training workshops.
17.00 – 18.00 Street picket-march against “serious” culture [dancing in the streets].
August 26th, Friday (sound)
10.00 – 11.00 Official meeting. Decisions making due day’s activities and schedules; technical questions. (Alytus Art School )
11.00 – 12.00. Johannes Bergmark. Sharing a powerpoint show about activities and ideas around instrument making, being a “professional” musician etc
12.00 – 13.00. Another one about unusual musical instrument acoustics for those who might find it interesting [Johannes Bergmark]
14.00 – 23.00. DIY [Do It Yourself] music training workshops:
- Practical instructions how to make really good contact microphones in an extremely cheap and easy way for those interested [Johannes Bergmark]
- Practical instructions to help people who want to construct instruments from scratch/junk of their own design with tips and knowledge [Johannes Bergmark]
- Some improvising exercises and discussions about what music is, what improvisation is [Johannes Bergmark].
- Playing together, in big and small groups, listening to each other, not listening to each other etc
23.00 – 24.00. DEad WOrkers Union (DEWOU-DAMTP) Street Picket-March.
August 27th, Saturday
10.00 – 12.00 – 3-sided Psychogeographical Football Match in the City Park
13.00 – 15.00 – Serious Culture Destruction Machine – extraction of the cosmic sexual energy from the sky by Wilhelm Reich Orgone cloudbusters and charging the pool in the city park for common use.
16.00 - 18.00 [?]
18.00 – 20.00 – Tippi Tillvind & Johannes Bergmark. Presentation/discussion about
attitudes as combined surrealists and skeptics.
20.00 - 22.00 – [?].
August 28th, Sunday (claustro-psychics vs. agora-psychics)
8.00 – 24.00 – Psycho-bus-trip to the seaside in Latvia while visiting psychotic places on the way.
Note 1: All congress events include the custom of allowing anyone at any moment on any occasion to break spontaneously into dance. Whenever a member of this marvelous community feels like if he or she may simply begin to dance and others may join as the please.
Warning: no individual show-ups, no organized [visual] documentation ...and trying to avoid any...
Note 2: All the positions could be the subject of change and updates till the last confirmation on the morning meeting of the particular day. The updated version will be available at