Cambridge Lettrist and Situationist Society (CLASS) and Alytus Biennial Reversion into Abolition of Culture and Distribution of its Aberrant Bacillus Right Abroad – Committee (ABRACADABRA-C). DAMTP Congress Newspaper. Alytus, Lithuania: CLASS, 2010-. 10 issues to date (8-12 pp. each), 42 x 29.5 cm.; black ink on white stock.
DAMTP (DAta Miners Travailleurs Psychique) is a group out of Alytus, Lithuania. The name is an ironic reference to the famed Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University. According to the group, “this is an act of Qunatum Lettrism – and allows us to create quantum superimposition whereby we can interfere with their experiments via instant transfer of data between us and them.”
DAMPTP does not consider itself pro-situ. To quote the group, “We see ourselves perhaps as situationists in the sense we are surrealist or dadaists. we are revolutionary psychic workers. we utilise and develop situatiuonist ideas…[However] we are also critical of situationist praxis (eg expulsions, fetishisation of art”
DAMTP’s publications are “situgraphic – no top nor bottom settled, neither left nor right sides fixed. Every page could be considered to be the first. The 8 page newspaper combines texts and images in hypergraphic and situgraphic form by the DAta Miners Travailleurs Psychique”
The group’s members include the London Psychogeographic Associate (LPA), Lipovy Tsvet, Polaris, Dada Post, Transient art strike biennial supreme council of one, etc. Stewart Home, Luther Blissett and Fabian Tompsett’s mark is clear from the look of the journals.
All of DAMTP publications (the newspaper and more) are available on their website at http://alytusbiennial.com/publications.html . You can also learn more about DAMPT’s origins and influences at http://alytusbiennial.com/about-apie.html
Not in the trade or on OCLC. This is a confidential journal with a targeted audience.