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About bembodavies

Theatre worker who long ago abandoned theatres, I remain adept at fabricating projects out of thin air. All proposals welcome.

Deconstructing the Bruna — Ritual Police Brutality

  all photos: Andrea Semplici 2013 Everyone comes out into the streets for mysterious reasons.  They are to partake in an immersion in their masses.  Boil it down to basics : they just might witness something.  The program has been … Continue reading

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The unDo

It is an elemental truth in community service that to do anything at all is to risk censure. Everything one launches promotes a reaction; filling empty space implies that the space shouldn’t have been empty in the first place. To … Continue reading

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No Complaining Policy

The recollection is faulty.  Having gone to the extreme of invoking a No Complaining Policy, it seems logical that even in those most playful early days the unMonasterians deemed it a necessary reaction to a creeping toxic atmosphere.  Was it an … Continue reading

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unPacking the un

The Book of Greater and Lesser Failures – IV The absence of anything gives little food for Archeologists.  As Ola threw together the logo and flashed it up on his laptop, Ben wrote out UNMONASTERY in upper case.  It was … Continue reading

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It is Written…

Progettini II Community development projects cannot thrive in a sterile environment.  They have to be sown, to germinate and to take root before they can grow.  The juried project proposal system that sifts the pure genius from the less pure … Continue reading

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i Virtù di Progettini

Where does the unMonk’s residency coalesce ?: via the strengthening of inner group powers; in the cultivating of one-to-one alliances; through the building of a cultural matrix of genuine, effective exchange. Greater and Lesser Omissions  Monks require contemplation; the sheer … Continue reading

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Occupy Real Work

The unMonastery    –    a  Social Installation The recipe is elegant.  Skilled but critical human citizens turn their back on the inhuman marketplace to move into surplus public real estate at the outer edge of the modern experiment.  Together … Continue reading

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