The Anarchist Doctrine Accessible to All

First volume of Word+Moist Press written in 1925 by José Oiticica – philologist, poet, anarchist.

2014

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Edited by Juan Pablo Macías
Original title, A Doutrina Anarquista ao Alcance de Todos, 1925
Author, José Rodrigues Leite e Oiticica
Translation, Agência Transitiva (Rio de Janeiro) agenciatransitiva
Editorial Design, Zirkumflex (Berlin), Sara López and Brice Delarue
Printed in September 2014 in Tipografia Debatte, Livorno, Italy.

18 × 12 cm
173 pages
1000 copies

Problemas del Momento en Nueve Estudios Breves

Second volume of Word+Moist Press written in 1896 by Albert Kimsey Owen – founder of a socialist colony in the town of Topolobampo, situated on the Pacific in western Mexico.

2015

Edited by Juan Pablo Macías
Publisher, Word+Moist and el mojado ediciones
Original title, Problems of the Hour in Nine Brief Studies
Author, Albert Kimsey Owen
Translation, Michelle Aguilar Vera
Editorial Design, Valère Mougeot and Brice Delarue
Printed in October 2015 in Tipografia Debatte, Livorno, Italy.

18 × 12 cm
120 pages
1000 copies

Juan Pablo Macías has been bringing back from oblivion various writings and facts relating to anarchism. Problemas del Momento en Nueve Estudios Breves, his Spanish rendering of Albert Kimsey Owen’s Problems of the Hour in Nine Brief Studies, published in 1896. Late in the 19th century Owen founded a socialist colony in the town of Topolobampo, situated on the Pacific in western Mexico, not far from Los Mochis.

"Problemas del Momento en Nueve Estudios Breves", Word+Moist Press, 2015.

Editor's note – The Anarchist Doctrine Accessible to All

by Juan Pablo Macías

Juan Pablo Macías (Mexico, 1974) explores the relation between systems of representation and affectivity, and analogically, between power knowledge and insurrectional knowledge. With his actions, interventions, work on archives and editorial projects, he intends to cause tensions between institution, art practice and social field, by producing programs that operate directly on the biological, social and economic bodies. His work has been shown in major art museums in Mexico and around the world.

What are seeds if not ideas?
Seeds and ideas are human’s substance, human’s lifeblood… Sap! It’s always Deleuze’s Hyle, this continuum amorphous that bounds everything together in cosmos, that through desire produces life as creation, as knowledge, but as tyranny as well.

What are seeds if not the desiring dialogue of humans and nature?
What do seeds carry within them if not human knowledge?
What are ideas if not the praxis of human happiness in Earth?
Why hinder this praxis?
Why unbound this relation to Earth through exclusivity?
(The human problem consists in obtaining from earth the greatest amount of general happiness José Oiticica).
What are ideas if not the process of production of the cosmos, of the univocal process of production of man and nature as one, as desire?

Occident’s history of progress is the denial of this bound through abstract deaths they call truths. But nonetheless, there are words of truth, humble ones that vanish in the accomplishment of their affection. To speak with true word lasts the moment of its enunciation, of its performance – it is not its desire to last an eternity as the State’s rotten dead letters, as the petrification of the death sentences of the colonizers of labor – life congealed and concealed. These truths last the duration of their spoken moist, of their germination, of their warm vibrato, that hopefully will carry on, mouth-to-mouth, soil-to-soil, as warm lifeblood. There is no possible affectivity – of experiencing moist and warmth – in reading constitutions, contracts, laws, testaments and school texts, as the warmth we experience reading about life. Notwithstanding the printed matter that carries these words of truth, codifying them, they raise our temperature. Notwithstanding the machine that cuts ink’s continuum, printing it into word-images subject to law, we become happy and willing to pay any price – because this warm flux is life.

Word + Moisture Press Volume I in Villa Romana

10 Oct – 07 Nov 2014
Villa Romana, Florence, Italy

In Villa Romana Juan Pablo Macías is making the formal presentation of his editorial project WORD+MOIST PRESS which launches its first volume The Anarchist Doctrine Accessible to All, written in 1925 by José Oiticica – philologist, poet, anarchist and grandfather of the Brazilian artist Helio Oiticica.