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John Jordan

is an art activist. He has been described as a "magician of rebellion’"by the press and a "Domestic Extremist" by the UK police. He co-founded the initiative "Reclaim the Streets" (1995–2000) and the group Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army and is co-author of the book We Are Everywhere: The Irresistible Rise of Global Anticapitalism (Verso, 2003). Together with Isabelle Fremeaux he coordinates The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination, bringing artists and activists together to design tools and acts of disobedience. They are infamous for launching a rebel raft regatta to shut down a coal fired power station, for turning bikes into machines of disobedience during a UN climate summit, for co-building an illegal lighthouse and refusing to 283 be censored by the BP sponsored Tate gallery. Co-authors of the film and book Les Sentiers de l‘utopie (Editions La D couverte, 2012), they now live and work on the ZAD of Notre-Dame-Des-Landes, a liberated territory in the west of France, which won the long fight against a projected airport in 2018.
Other texts by John Jordan for DIAPHANES
  • art theory
  • contemporary art
  • technologie
  • contemporary art
  • media ecology
  • global ecology
  • ecology