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Autonomous Art Collective (english)
18 Jul 2003
We need artists! Artists from all walks of life and from all corners of the planet are welcome to join. We will also need cyber-punks and technical gurus to help facilitate the website and archival systems. We have already procured server space for media storage and are ready to start recruiting dedicated humans to help fight for justice in a unique and fun way. If this sounds like you and you are willing to donate autonomous works to the collective free of charge then we are interested in seeing some of your work and discussing your personal views when concerning activism and change.
Autonomous Art Collective

Eric Drooker

As a definition “Autonomous Art” would encompass all artistic expression in any vein that, from it's inception, is created solely for the beautification of our world with no other motive bias. No restrictions are placed on it's viewing. No charge is assessed for the experience. It is free to be used by anyone and without copyright. This is the simple credo we want to envision within this project. Our vision of a universal art database available for everyone to use, from any corner of the globe. Our aim is to provide our services to activist organizations working to promote responsible change within our society. We would like to alleviate some of the difficulties groups have had getting their message across while competing against the corporate sponsored media wave. We are looking to create original flyers, posters, stickers, ad jammers, and button designs for activist clients looking to enhance their actions with art. Our services will be free of charge and metered solely on the collective's own discretion and the immediate urgency of the projects at hand. We will only ask that the clients pay for the price of the postage to mail the material to the requested location or mobilization. This sort of project has never been attempted before on this scale and we feel the activist community would benefit greatly from it's existence. It's time we start to make the revolution fun and creative!

However to truly realize this goal we must call on you, the anti-capitalist activists! We are asking for volunteer's to donate their time to help us with the collective. We need artists! Artists from all walks of life and from all corners of the planet are welcome to join. We will also need cyber-punks and technical gurus to help facilitate the website and archival systems. We have already procured server space for media storage and are ready to start recruiting dedicated humans to help fight for justice in a unique and fun way. If this sounds like you and you are willing to donate autonomous works to the collective free of charge then we are interested in seeing some of your work and discussing your personal views when concerning activism and change. Related areas of artistic expression would include:

* Digital Artists (Photoshop)
* Traditional Artists (Painters, Photographers, Sculptors able to digitize related works)
* Writers and Poets (Words are our weapons!)
* Techno Cyber-Punks (We must be able to coerce the machines for this to work!)

To maintain the integrity of this endeavor we must require some form of interview to ascertain the personal goals of any willing participants. Basically we want to get to know you first. The only way to efficiently run this type of autonomous organization will be through the trust and honesty of it's members. We must always address the issues of subversive tampering and attack. Because of this the collective must maintain a certain amount of security to protect all parties concerned. We are interested only with the vitality of the project and in no way want to infringe on personal privacy. This does require a level of intimacy between members of the collective that must be respected though. Our aim is to eventually hold regular online meetings where all available members will be requested to attend and contribute to the current work being addressed. These meetings will be the lifeblood of our community and will be a place for everyone to submit and accept assignments voted on by the entire collective. The group will operate autonomously and all decisions will be dispersed equilaterally. We want dedicated individuals who are willing to inject some much needed art and culture into the revolution!

Please forward this to as many people as you can! Contact Us: autonomousart (at) riseup.net
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