excerpt from a longer communication to be published by Art&Flux:
Yann Toma (Chairman of Ouest-Lumière): Tu suggères une intensification de nos relations d'entreprise. Comment envisage-tu aujourd'hui la relation entre deux entreprises critiques?
agent HAEFLIGER: Absolutely yes! I believe the continued exchange of knowledge and experience between critical companies is of great value to both partners. In business terms, synergies are clearly visible: both companies face growing markets, under-informed clients and critics, blissfully ignorant public institutions, disintegrated and chaotic supply chains, high price fluctuations in global end-customer and secondary markets, and a social environment that still views critical companies all too often with an old-left myopia for cutting-edge technology and an outright phobia of capitalist institutions. In artistic terms, the exchange covers production methods, working routines, critical thinking and continued struggles to keep a team running, and most of all the organizational challenges that are so critical to solve in order for the art production to rely on a solid fundament of communication and risk management and sharing.
where ever managers like me show up people start to balme us, spit in our faces or even hit us. without knowing what kind of corporation we belong to.
for the last three days i was in liverpool - the city of THE BEATLES - for a conference and book release.
but IMAGINE -> there was nothing than bood, drama and decay. and a little bit of fun ;-)
first norman m. klein talked about forgetting, loss and lies all the time and then 4 stunning women from the FACT team took me to this strange club where everybody was totally into MISSION ETERNITY: skulls, bones and bleeding skin every where.
after 3 or 4 hours of observing a strange crowd i started to love it and danced with these cool ladies: i really liked the physical side of this absurd experience: sweat, strange hormones, real passion, alcohol, drugs, sweat, sweat, music etc.
yes i loved it. the music was really good. and the girls i talked to were really stunning (because they were all smart and therefore more than sexy)
so all the blood in my face was worth it: men like me have to fight to have fun.
thanks laura, gaby, kate and wonderful XY for this clubbing night in liverpool.
it was cool to hang out with you!