formation "Sabotage" was founded in the area of
the Documenta IX in Kassel in June 1992 and will be prolongued
for an indefinite time. Since 1992 more than 70 international
"public sabotages" have taken place in form of performances,
events and exhibitions. "Sabotage" in this sense
means the braking of conventions, the artistic interruption
of processes of thinking and manipulational transfer. "Sabotage"
is not a technic that transports meaning. Sabotage transgresses
positions without presenting a new social order, provokes
thinking by intervening in the official discourse. Sabotage
is the experiment to brake up incrustation of an organised
bourgeois society that insulates itself against all changes
and tries to make thinkable new possibilities.Sabotage communications
distinguish their range of action and their maxims in different
COMMUNICATIONS (Since 1992)
considered to be a provider, a crossing point of ideas, projects,
publicity, the planning and realisation of concepts and more.
Sabotage Comm. tries to wake the consciousness for subtle
processes, to initiate them between recipients and medium.
Minimal and rigid means guide the consciousness of the public
to an irritation and thus to an initial position that was
defined before. Amongst the recipients of Sabotage Comm. are
those who stand outside the ruling system and who work against
the rules of it. They belong to different milieus and to different
ruling conventions. Sabotage Comm. is the development laboratory
of activities - the intern and the extern ones. The fields
of activities of Sabotage defy definition of contents, theme
and geographic concentration and therefor different projects
and target groups are represented in different sublabels such
as Sabotage Acts, Sabotage Projects, Subetage Records, Sabotage
Recordings/Craft Records, CASH The Scent of Money,
___fabrics interseason ®, and Alibi Service.
ACTS (Since 1992)
conception of Sabotage acts is not related to a special actor
or the member of a social group, but to the participants of
interacting events that are at the same time the spectators
in front of which they represent themselves. The actor creates
a certain opinion of him/herself by showing his/her subjectivity
more or less precise. By making inventions conscious the ignorant
public is guided , separated from every day life and surroundings
and confronted to new experiences. "Irritation"
is the ruling factor of all actions and performances. "Irritation"
disturbs the conventional reception and guides the recipient
back to him/herself. By little interventions, like the changing
of ambient and situation, the user is removed from his/her
obvious social intercourse (in perception, function and acting).
Thus irritating feelings are provoked in the recipients that
refer to the respective context and set in motion the interaction.
The recipient of Sabotage Acts is standing alone. During the
"Sabotage" the participants make use of this fact.
They guide their interaction by regulating the access to their
own subjectivity. The "Sabotages" distinguish four
priorities according to the contexts:
social, political and economic context
manipulation and negation of communication
reference phenomena in fringe groups