It is sweeter to wander with the wretched and outcasts than to sit crowned with roses at the banquets of the rich
Elisee Reclus

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Openbare tekst evenementen in Brussel / Texte public manifestations à Bruxelles / Public text events in Brussels

The Ruinist Team cavorted the streets of Bruges et Brussels in the last few days searching, searching, searching...for what we don't know. Here is what we found!

A series of posters produced in support of the alleged terrorists Tarnac 9 of which 'Between dog and wolf' was a good slogan!

The spraypaint addition to the fountain we enjoyed in the vein of what those accused of preposterous acts of 'terrorism' might have indeed said themselves about the condition of daily life we find ourselves subject too.

There follows one of those great visions where nostalgia and the best of the present meet in the moment to make you appreciate both of those worlds.

Public text had also been attacked with chisels at the disgusting monument at La Cinquantenaire for the Belgian colonial adventure in the Congo. The relief sculpture features many fine moments of imperial splendour but our favourite was the priest and cross high above the non-believers. As much as we could make out, it seemed that the destroyed text refers to the Belgian conquests freeing of black Congolese slaves from 'Arab slavedrivers'. It appeared that the text had been mended and then re-attacked many times judging from the stonework! Nice work, comrades! Next week, dynamite! See here for more on Belgian direct action history on the move. And here for why!

Perfect sights for The Ruinist recreation of Bruges La Morte. Here is the best of catholic death and rebirth from the Jerusalem Church in Bruges.

Next up was some universal public criticism for the work of the police force.

And then we rested in a caff for muesli, cheese rolls, waffles and coffees, of course!

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