Stage of Recovery
This publication is part of artist Allison Katz reading list, selected on the occasion of ‘Artery’ at Camden Art Centre, 2022.
Close to spiritual anarchism, Georgia Sagri's writing happens in the heat of negotiation. Her political communiques, essays, poems, lectures and one-on-one care reports span a decade of artistic and activist practice. Starting in the months leading up to the occupation of Zuccotti Park in 2011, which became the movement for people's self-governance known as Occupy, this book carries the energy and commitment of open struggle, direct address, self-organisation and public assembly. It is a critique of representation and its implicit oblivion. Having grown up in Athens, Sagri's intuition upon moving to New York was that being in public without consuming is the biggest threat to those in control. And hearing the voices of others beyond what is a given generates this threat to capitalism. The writing is a mode of recovery, it is pre-content shared to encourage open processes not institutions.