In response to the obnoxious co-optation of "OCCUPY" by Phong Bui for the latest Rail Curatorial Projects, I will commence a multi-faceted Valubl/AFH Joint program, basically an Occupy Revival, utilizing content from the Occupy with Art OWS and post-Occupation documentation/archive. The point is to juxtapose blatant capitalization of Occupy by people like Bui, and also to clarify distortions and attempts at erasure after-the-fact by forces who benefit from the disappearance of the actual movement.
SECTION ONE NOTES
I think the fist graphic and hashtag originated from adbusters. I downloaded it from the OwA blog post of April 2012 titled "What Is the Soul of Occupy?" ~ an essay I published in context of the run-up to May Day 2012 marches and protests pushed by parties within the (displaced or disembodied, evicted) movement. I disagreed with the action. I also questioned the analysis from within Occupy, regarding the "Spirit" or "Soul" of Occupy. You can read the essay HERE. Photos sampled from the OwA Photo Archive at 4D Pop.
ATTRIBUTION: OWS/NYC Photos by Stephen O'Byrne
SECTION TWO NOTES
The “IT’S TIME” poster is one I contributed to Occuprint.
Scenes, portraits and documentary imagery from Occupy Wall Street, prior to the clearing of Zuccotti Park/Liberty Sq in November, 2011 by Stephen O'Byrne.