State of Sabotage
The formation "Sabotage" was founded by artist Robert Jelinek in the area of the Documenta IX in Kassel in June 1992.
Sabotage" began operating in 1992 as a small project and collective, later 1994 as Sabotage Communications- an art organisation and music label, than a union of various sublabels. Since 1992 more than 100 international "public sabotages" have taken place in form of performances, actions, events and exhibitions. In 2003 the trans-territorial State of Sabotage was proclaimed on an uninhabited Scandinavian island as the "first sovereign state of culture" on earth.
According to the group's definition, Sabotage "is not a technique that transports meaning. Sabotage transgresses positions without presenting a new social order, provokes thinking by intervening in the official discourse. Sabotage [...] tries to make thinkable new possibilities."
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