Bourgeois Revolutions and Historical Materialism

“The force of circumstances perhaps leads us to results we had not thought of” – B/W photograph, 100×70 cm, 2016

“No freedom for the enemies of freedom” – B/W photograph, 100×70 cm, 2016

“La fin est proche” – B/W photograph, 100×70 cm, 2016

“How could liberty ever establish itself amongst us? Apart from a few tragic scenes, the revolution has been nothing but a web of farcical scenes” – B/W photograph, 100×70 cm, 2016

“Elegance is refusal” – B/W photograph, 100×70 cm, 2016

“Death before dishonour” – B/W photograph, 100×70 cm, 2016

“The Eighteenth Brumaire catalogs the mass of the bourgeoisie, which Marx says impounded the republic like its property, as composed of: the large landowners, the aristocrats of finance and big industrialists, the high dignitaries of the army, the university, the church, the bar, the academy, and the press. It also shows more criticism of the proletariat than is typical of his other works, referring to the bureaucracy as a “giant parasitic body” and describing widespread perceptions of the proletariat as a “party of anarchy, socialism, and communism,” a party paradoxically established on precepts of an oppositional “party of order.”  – The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon