ENGLISH/INTERNATIONAL

—CONTACT—

daniel [at] systemausfall [dot] de

—TALKS & ABSTRACTS—

IDEOLOGY, SERIOUSLY

  • DISPIRACY THEORY
    Conspiracism as universal glue for ideology

    Unhappy with how conspiracism is usually discussed and confronted, Kulla argues for a systematic view on ideology and its role for domination, its forms and benefits, and the way conspiracism is used to tie ideological narratives together. What needs to be done is what ideology works against: associating as equals, breaking with domination, and trying to overcome it.
  • ANTISEMITISM – Hypnotized by money
    Introducing modern antisemitism as an escalation of nationalism and as a consequence of ignoring the core of capitalist social reality: the exploitation of labor.
  • CLASS STRUGGLE IN “BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER”
    Sisyphos of the Bourgeois World or Model for the Fights to Come?

    Quarreling with identification and fandom, seeking to establish a distinction between what to learn and waht to discard from the program.
  • HOMER SIMPSON’S MOTHER
    and other instructive elements of US history

    About the Weather Underground and The Simpsons, and about things to be remembered and learned from the global revolutions around 1970.
  • WIKILEAKS: Buckets and diapers for a leaking system?
    From a background of radical hacking, this talk attacks the glorification of Wikileaks and its underlying political ideas.
    (Slides PDF)
  • CLASSLESS BRAIN & BODY

  • LIFE IN TRANSPORT
    Your consciousness is always altered

    Let’s stop talking only about drugs and addiction, let’s start talking about what happens in brain and body – and why. “Rausch”, that is “transport” or “buzz” or “frenzy”, is an ability of every nervous system for which it does not need external triggers (but can make good use of them), that can be learned and trained. As an ability of evasion, it poses a fundamental problem and threat to all forms of control. If understood and (re)claimed as an ability, it could be crucial to finally overcoming domination once and for all.
    (Slides PDF)

  • Your consciousness is always altered – Daniel Kulla

  • ESTABLISHING CONNECTIONS
    Pleasure, Transport, Domination

    Expanding his model of Rausch (altered states), Kulla introduces Lust (pleasure) as another ability of organisms that we don’t understand as one. Again, the focus is on the evolutionary advantages, the relation to domination and to overcoming it.
  • RESISTANCE & ORGANIZATION

  • SIN PATRÓN
    Workers taking over factories

    Organizing without bosses – Valuable lessons from the Argentinian fábricas recuperadas for other countries
    Having been involved in political journalism, activism and debate in Europe for many years now, Kulla started researching the fábricas recuperadas in Argentina in 2013. In order to update the book “Sin Patrón” (2004/7) for the 2015 German translation, he interviewed workers and teachers in more than a dozen factories and schools, as well as researchers and members of various organisations and parties. The result was an extensive foreword to the translation about the current situation, the traps and obstacles, and most of all the possibility to translate the experiences to Europe and especially to Germany. Sharing from the material he gathered and focussing on quotes by people on location, the main topic is what most of them agreed was the most important aspect to be updated: the relationship of the factories and schools to the state and to organisations and parties that supported as well as instrumentalized, exploited and hindered them in different ways.
  • “THE COMING INSURRECTION”
    as guide and excuse

    Popular introduction to the infamous 2007 French riot and commune manual, the sad and telling German debate about it and possible ways to make use of it.
  • 1917 – BEGINNING AND END OF COMMUNISM?
    Comparative look at the various historical depictions of the Russian Revolution with a focus on how self-organized mass actions by peasants, workers, soldiers and especially the women are downplayed, coopted and demonized.
  • —MUSICAL PROGRAM—

  • DJ SET “DOPE ON THE TABLE”
    Mostly electronic riot sounds – all styles, all eras
  • CONCERT W/ ISTARI LASTERFAHRER AS “CLASTAH”
    Psychedelic Happy Angry Breakbeat Gabba Dub for communism
    2016 album “Dead Stars”.
    Musical profiles on Facebook and Soundcloud.

    With your body you can explore and connect
    With your brain you can imagine and escape
    With others (and their bodies and brains) you can build situations
    where everyone is equal yet no two equals are ever the same
    where you can start to release your potential
    and understand the powers of domination, competition and inequality
    everywhere, within and without
    Enough of these situations can take on those powers
    and turn the world into a place where everyone is equal
    and yet no two equals are ever the same
    where everyone can release their potential
    and understand their power

    THIS IS CLASSLESS

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