Siraj Izhar is a London based artist, activist, and organiser with a practice based in autonomous spaces and informal networks. His projects are to found at www.xyzlondon.com and his writings at www.amplife.org. This writing is work produced as part of his artist residency at Lichtenberg Studios, Berlin, and for inclusion in his forthcoming residency publication.
With the fall of the Berlin Wall came the licence to take a wrecking ball to its nightmare of repression. But there began the unwritten violence of Die Wende, the peaceful revolution that hides the Oedipal violence of one order killing another.