THE DISPLACEMENT
THE DISPLACEMENT A Movement in Three Acts
-This is a compilation of documents, films, books, images and diverse material for the ongoing project The Displacement.

Marx-Engels-Forum is a public park in the central Mitte district of Berlin. The park was created by the authorities of the former German Democratic Republic in 1986. It consists of a rectangular wooded park with a large, circular paved area in the centre with a sculpture consisting of larger-than-life bronze figures of Karl Marx (sitting) and Friedrich Engels (standing), the founders of the Communist movement.

The sculpture was moved a few meters in 2010 because of the construction of the subway. This is the physical displacement to which I refer in the title. But the sculpture not only moved from its original position, neither Marx and Engels look to the Alexanderplatz as usual, but the figures see for the first time the area where stood the Palace of the Republic and now stands a temporary building of futuristic ambition, promoting and raising money for the reconstruction of the prussian Royal Palace.

It is an ideological battleground where the spatial speculation consist in the domain of the symbols. Here each element has a symbolic importance as perhaps nowhere else in Europe and every gesture can be looked as a sign, symptom and pathology of the current crisis of the totalitarian capitalism.

The Displacement consists of three works around the figures of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels with which I propose a second conceptual displacement, another representational turn where visualize how large political-historical processes affecting seemingly intimate and private sphere of the people: in their affections, pleasures and sexual desires..

Act One: Romantic Love as a Fictional Narrative. )

Act Two: Subject of Desire and its Rituals of Administration.)

Act Three: Prostitution and the Dominination of Gratification.
THE DISPLACEMENT
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The Displacement, Connie Mendoza
Act 3: Bodies-Archive (Original Accumulation, Reproduction and Capital)
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Horkheimer_Max / Adorno_Theodor
Dialectic_of_Enlightenment
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Horkheimer_Max / Adorno_Theodor
Dialectic_of_Enlightenment
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TWENTY THESES ON CONTEMPORARY CAPITALISM (COGNITIVE BIOCAPITALISM
Giorgio Agamben, L'uso dei corpi
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Huelga de úteros, Beatriz Preciado
Wanna Play? Game Over By Jacob Bard Rosenberg
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Marx en jeu, Jacques Derrida, Marc Guillaume
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"Alte Meister"The Displacement,
Berlin, Okt.2014, Connie Mendoza Sutherland
Tiziana Terranova (2013) 'Ordinary Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism' in Arne de Boever and Warren Neiditch (eds) The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism Part One. Berlin: Archive Books. ISBN 978-3-943620-04-7, pp. 45-68
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The Fragment on Machines Karl Marx – from The Grundrisse (pp. 690-712)
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The Displacement Postcard Series, Connie Mendoza
nº1 Psychoanalysis is the opposite of art