Lexicon for the Provisional Future(s)


Hijacked Referendum

May 12th, 2008

The plan for hijacking a referendum (and deliver a Stockholm Syndrome to its beneficiaries) is being plotted for very concrete reasons that Serbian society dealt with in the last and will deal with in the next ten-year period. Nevertheless, the rationale and reasoning of this plot could be of a broader interest elsewhere. As it is the case with any cultural or political plot, it has its politics and its policy. The politics of this referendum is founded on the belief that it is necessary to overcome the situation in which the state apparatus is incapable of articulating common interest. The policy is based partly on the experience of recent referendums in Serbia (which substantially twisted and manipulated the possibility of free choice) and partly on the experiences of a few art-projects and works I participated in. (more…)