John Jordan


John Jordan likes to balance on the edges between art and activism, performance and protest, in contexts as various as the Tate Modern (legally and illegally) to squatted social centres, International Theatre Festivals to protest climate camps. Jordan is Co-founder of Reclaim the Streets and the Clown Army, he is also Co-editor of “We Are Everywhere: the irresistible rise of global anti-capitalism” (Verso), and co-author/director of the film/book “Pfade durch Utopia” (Nautilus). He now works in the Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination, infamous for fermenting mass disobedience on bicycles during the Copenhagen Climate Summit, throwing snowballs at bankers, launching a rebel raft regatta to shut down a power station and covering the Tate Gallery in lots of molasses. He was labelled as a ”Domestic Extremist” by the metropolitan police, but feels his lack of ironing skills make him unsuitable for the title. The Labofii has recently moved to France to expand its experiments on a radical farm where it will set up a new school of art, activism and permaculture. At steirischer herbst 2012 he will participate in the 24/7 marathon camp Truth is concrete.