Sunday, November 09, 2008
In 1968 the Up Against The Wall Motherfuckers collective declared Valerie Solanas's shooting of Andy Warhol to be "the true vengeance of Dada". From out of Black Mask came Up Against The Wall, Motherfuckers. "One of the most radical and fearless front line activist groups in the 60s american underground." "They represented a move away from the textuality of theory and critique and towards an increased focus on directly manifesting their demands in theatrical and provocative direct action." "Up Against The Wall, Motherfuckers regularly placed themselves in implacable opposition to the prevailing culture..... The Motherfuckers never had more than a few members but they made a lot of noise and managed to influence hundreds of radicals."