Sabotage, came into the popular imagination during the Industrial Revolution, when looms were damaged by disgruntled workers who threw their wooden shoes (known in French as sabots
) into the machinery. Acts of sabotage have a primary objective of weakening an enemy or oppressor through subversion, while simultaneously (it is hoped) strengthening the position of the oppressed.
Dance Dance Immolation
, and “The Dingus Smashing Show
” are examples of archaic and eloquent games of self-sabotage. Black comedy encourages personal dissidence to physically manifest by way of articulated appliance. In this bedlam carnival, bruises are badges of honor.
“The Art of Self Sabotage” is a forced pause in the hilarious destructive frenzy, a wooden shoe thrown in, to stall the chaos and expose the poetry of personal and actual machines built to destroy us.