Documenta tries "South" (for its "state of mind"..)
DOCUMENTA is from "documentum" : teaching the World "the way to be intellectual" - "docere" stays for teach, "mens" for intellect. When in 2014 Adam Szymczyk, announced Athens as one of the two cities that will be hosting DOCUMENTA 14, we decide to start using the exhibition for the creation of MedioSud. Observing the show, its organization and its documentation, can reveal the patterns of the Total North: thanks to the collaboration of Marina Fokidis and Adam Szymczyk and his team, we will be able to see how North "flattens" everything significant and turns it into construction material for its "wall", a culture wall that's risen to separate North from South until the last bits of South are also turned to Total North, until everything everywhere has been either regularized or obliterated. From the MedioSud Manifesto: "In the NORTH, the deal between society and government has always been clear. During fascism, society is asked to obey, during democracy, society is asked to debate. In both cases - in the NORTH - "art" is supposed to be the authorized voice of society. Therefore, during democracy, art HAS to debate". The spectacle of Documenta 14 will be a Spectacle of Debate: once this edition will be over, another one, very similar, even exactly the same, will began in some other place of the planet. Those spectacles will go on forever, unless "we" -the artists of MedioSud- step in, take them in our hands and our computers, start using them and manipulating them, start destroying them..