The subterran is the space of worlds to come. From tunnels to metro stations to sewers and caves, the underground is the place from which dreams erupt.
The Titans, buried under the earth in Tartarus, exist in a non-time. Autochtonous existence has been forced into exile. They speak and the volcano erupts, the earth moves, and the tsunami rises from the sea. The giants on whom the world is built long to return.
The underground is a rhizome, a free-space, a hyperlinked tunnel.
Harriet Tubman’s underground railroad shows the efficacy of the subterran model of resistance. Her efforts established a conduit between the enslaved and the "free" world. Utopia, however, arrives in the underground, where race has no legal or political importance. This is the prototype of nomadic resistance: create a new world within the tunnel and use its power to disript the regulations of the destination point.
The underground is necessarily a channel of irrational knowledge and behaviors. Rational, calculated action upholds the current order. Resistance begins by establishing tunnels outside of efficient behavior: occupying factories, skipping work, providing misinformation, "mad" performances. The circuits of knowledge-production can be clipped by flooding the system with unrecognizable information: everyday surrealism as praxis.
The danger of breaking the surface: a weed without enough strength to strangle the trees will only be eaten by the cows. Historically, the eruption of various undergrounds into the mainstream has lessened their force and diluted the potency of their resistance. It would be better for these bright flames to burn themselves out quickly rather than survive and fuel the workings of domination. Spelunkers must always dig new tunnels.