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Lives of the Orange Men: A Biographical History of the Polish Orange Alternative Movement

£18.00

Manufacturer: Minor Compositions

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"Between 1981 and 1989 in Wroclaw, Poland, in an atmosphere in which dissent was forbidden and martial law a reality, the Orange Alternative deployed the power of surrealist creativity to destabilise the Communist government. It worked. The militia were overwhelemd by thousands of unruly dwarves; celebrations of official festivals so disturbingly loyal that the Communist forces had to arrest anyone wearing red; walls covered in dialectical graffiti; new official festivals to assist the secret police with their duties; and a heroic restaging of the storming of the Winter Palace using cardboard tanks and ships. 
Lives of the Orange Men tells for the first time the story of this activist-art movement and its protagonists that played a key role in the 1989 revolution in Poland. Written by its central figure and featuring an appendix of newly translated key texts including the 'Manifesto of Socialist Surrealism', a timeline of every Orange Alternative happening and a new foreword from the Yes Men."

Major Waldemar Fydrych. Minor Compositions, 2014.

Product Code: 9781570272691

 

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