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The Power of the Powerless is an expansive 1978 essay written by Václav Havel, a key figure in the Velvet Revolution and former dissident who later went one to become an essential political player of contemporary Czech politics. Moc Bezmocných—its original title—became a manifesto of dissent, mainly discussing how tyranny creates dissidents out of ordinary citizens.
The minimal intervention that conforms this editorial project seeks to subtly speak about the current state of affairs regarding dissident ideologies and how they relate to crumbling power structures in contemporary geopolitics, amidst widespread contradictions, generalized crisis and growing social unrest.
Joaquin Segura’s highly diverse oeuvre meditates on violence as an omnipresent motif in contemporary life. His recent production is visibly concerned about the nature of power & political apparatuses nowadays, constructing a practice deeply fascinated by the fissures & contradictions in extreme ideologies and the crucial role these have played in the globalization of socio-political crisis, mainly explored through constant references to specific historical events.
Segura is a founding member & board advisor of SOMA, Mexico City.