The Art of War

A lecture demonstration

Ladies and gentlemen the party is over, over! Even if it will take 20, 30 years for it to finish, dissolved, liquefy, disintegrate, evaporate, melt away, dwindle, fade, end…It is over…And you better be prepared…The slow train of disasters is coming your way, and it will rack havoc in your beloved country…

The Art of War is a seminar, a workshop, a lesson (actually 10 lessons) in survival. Brought to you by The Neo-Survivalist cooperation to prepare you for the upcoming bleak future.
You learn how and what weapon to choose as your tool of self protection…You will get to know your enemy – how they talk, think, operate…You will be trained in the art of speech, manipulation, and deception….You will be equipped with the necessary military tactics to handle the upcoming attacks on your livelihood.
Lurking beneath the surface of every society, including ours, is the passionate yearning for a nationalist cause that exalts us, the kind that war alone is able to deliver. When war psychology takes hold, the public believes, temporarily, in a “mythic reality” in which our nation is purely good, our enemies are purely evil, and anyone who isn’t our ally is our enemy. This state of mind works greatly to the benefit of those in power.
The point is that once war psychology takes hold, the public desperately wants to believe in its leadership, and ascribes heroic qualities to even the least deserving ruler.

Ladies and gentlemen…Global capitalism is fast approaching its terminal crisis. We are living in the end times.

Performers/Presenters: Irene Coticchio, Anna Mendelssohn, Sabile Rasiti, Sidy Mamadou Wane, Yosi Wanunu
Video and Music: Michael Strohmann
Suit Wane: Gudrun Lenk-Wane
Special Effects: Christian Sturtzel
Assistant Director + Props: Noemi Baumblatt
Directed and designed by Yosi Wanunu
Produced by Kornelia Kilga

Performance dates: Sep 17 -22, 2010 WUK Vienna