What Is Safety Propaganda?

After being bombarded endlessly by road-safety propaganda it was almost a relief to find myself in an actual accident. – J.G. Ballard

..the sense of a catastrophe perpetually invoked and avoided creates a rapture in whose depths horror and pleasure coincide... – Michel Leiris

The spectacle cannot be understood as an abuse of the world of vision, as a product of the techniques of mass dissemination of images. It is, rather, a Weltanschauung which has become actual, materially translated. It is a world vision which has become objectified. – Guy Debord

The best thing I can think of would be to create a union between something beautiful, powerful, and wonderful as Hollywood films, and a criticism of the status quo. – Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Safety Propaganda is a collaborative platform hosted by writer and artist Adam Lehrer that will publish criticism, poetry, theory, art, fiction, photography and any creative production that dares to challenge and divert from regime ideology. We commit to publishing ideas that would be considered off limits by the bourgeois structures of the mainstream publishing and art worlds. Real art, the art that can’t be absorbed back into a neoliberal marketplace, is met with widespread contempt and scorn. Iconoclasts, neurodivergents and free thinkers are hated as much now as they’ve ever been in modern history. Safety Propaganda is a space of dissent, of provocation, of taboo, of the abject, of the sublime, and of art in all its moral complexity and troubling character.

About Adam Lehrer

Adam Lehrer is a writer, critic, artist, and the co-host of the Systems of Systems podcast. Lehrer writes about contemporary art, horror fiction, experimental music, cult cinema, and political theory. He’s been published by Autre Magazine, American Greatness, Caesura, Gruppe, Numéro Berlin, The Quietus, Filthy Dreams, SSENSE, i-D, and more.

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