Bureau d'Études

"[..] THE STATEMENT OF INDUSTRIAL DOGMA. After having been biochemical ingredients, trees have now become receiving antennas. Their roots, penetrating the earth, set off a kind of electrolysis that acidifies the soil and inhibits the activity of micro-organisms. The human body has also become an antenna: the waves spreading through the atmosphere are captured by radio and television antennas, but also by the nervous system. A radio antenna continually captures all the broadcasting stations whose radio waves cover its geographic location. The adjustable electric circuits within the device filter out all the frequencies captured by the antenna except one, which the listener hears. The nervous system captures millions of broadcasts - public, commercial and private stations, military and police communications, air traffic control, fire brigades, ham radio operators, CBs, etc. - without us being aware of it. What is more, each electrical installation or device emits waves that are captured by our brain and central nervous system. There exists no definite border between the electromagnetic fields maintained by the body’s metabolism and those that exist in the environment. Cells are electrical systems sensitive to their electromagnetic milieus, cell membranes are capacitors. Cell tissues are traversed by alternating and direct currents... In short, in the world constituted by electromagnetic cosmology (and industry), understanding the electromagnetic field is the only way to understand ourselves and our surroundings."

Extract from the introduction text of the publication "Electro-magnetic propaganda - the statement of industrial dogma".

Bureau d'Études (France), French artists group, living in Paris. Gradual creation of an autonomous university in cooperation with research workers, critics, artists. Bureau d’études is the initiator of a "zone de gratuité (gratis zone)" that existed in Paris from March 1999 to September 2000 and was set up once more at the Syndicat Potentiel (Strasbourg, France). This was accompanied by the publication of the Journal "d’économie générale". At the European Social Forum in Florence (Italy), 2002, Bureau d’études carried out a project on European institutions and their normalization activities. Other project in 2006 is "Politique du Vivant, part one" of the Atlas’French State project in Rennes and other french’cities. Bureau d’études publishes articles in magazines, some of them are on the website : www.u-tangente.org . The collective has also produced its own publication : "Refuse the biopolice", "Autonomie Artistique" created in collaboration with Brian Holmes, "European norm of production", "L’Etat Machine", "Post national middle east, social workshops for the production of truth", "Ondes", "Electro-magnetic propaganda - the statement of industrial dogma".

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