Scenes of instruction, scenes of insurrection, or, From aura to xerox — the case of A FIERY FLYING ROULE

Eirik Steinhoff

What can you fit on one sheet of paper? & how do you get the copy machine to do it double-sided?

This confessional discussion will describe how tactics of mechanical reproduction developed for the classroom found their way into the streets in the Bay Area during the episode history calls “Occupy Oakland” (a.k.a. “the Oakland Commune”), with further reflections on how that praxis continues, inflected and in exile, back in school.

The English word “catastrophe” comes from the Greek kata (down) + strophe (turn). In other words, be sure to place originals face down.

A Fiery Flying Roule