Ghost Camp 2017

Ghost Camp

Refuse the one event apocalypse narrative as a neo-liberal convenient narrative.
Time is differing, in constant motion and Revolutions are always ongoing.
Refuse isolationism and communitarianism as a nostalgic right-wing agenda.


Refuse hyper-utilitarian logics as a residue from a
political reading of Darwin’s evolution theory,
hence leading to toxic social behaviours amongst which survivalism.
Think of alternative vocabularies for science and research aka, exit voc.
using war or conquer ref, instead of Latin of Greek roots look for non-western vocabulary.


Resist technological withdrawal, instead incorporating it as a duty;
Defend minority visibility online, while defeating trolls;
keeping yourself informed, open internet;
key maintenance of communities and friendship.


Instead of apocalypse favour the rise of left post capitalist utopias,
or apocalypse as unveiling the truth,
which changes does this formulation of reality triggers?
Eg. anthropocene, global warming, etc...
Instead of isolationism, think of networks of 3 dimensional communities in interaction.
Shatter the myth of the hunter gatherer as isolated people.


Instead of survivalism, consider knowledge and awareness of
the fragile balance of ecosystem as a way to live.
I live in awareness with- rather than survive against.


Rethink the interaction within clusters of communities.
How to live together, what kind of system (post matri-patriarchal)?
Morphing the private/public sphere, learning from the nomad, the traveller, it’s a circus anyway.

Reading List:

A Clash of Futurisms
A workers' cooperative growing food on London's edge in the Lea Valley
Artwashing NRx and the Alt-Right
Sacred Stone Camp - Supply List
Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich
On the Political Dimensions of Solarpunk
Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor
The End of the World
The four laws of ecology and the four anti-ecological laws of capitalism
Kill All Normies by Angela Nagle
to be able to read it :
Queer Ecology
Death of a Dystopian
‘Call me a racist, but don’t say I’m a Buddhist’: meet America's alt right

Ghost Camp 2017 participants:
Holly White
Leo Cohen
Joey Holder
Maggie the Dog
Carolina Ongaro
Charlie Woolley
Avy Woolley

Contributions by:
Huw Lemmey
Raffael Dörig
Erica Scourti

High Beech - Epping Forrest.
Organized by the Mycological Twist / Leslie Kulesh, Eloïse Bonneviot and Anne de Boer.
On the occasion of 'Escaping the Digital Unease'
an exhibition curated by Raffael Dörig for Kunsthaus Langenthal