Big Karl Marx is a pedagogical giant. There isn’t much in the worlds of radical, critical, experimental, political, sociological, and yes – economic, that doesn’t draw on his work. Hydra likes to make art that explores the world, and Marx’s understanding of exchange, power and social dynamics, coupled with his penchant for flagrant polemics and unbridled sincerity pulls together so many of the things we share and admire. And he directly manifests in our work sometimes as a tragic maligned and somewhat romantic dialectical materialist. Dialectics gets us into debates. But, O, we love him so.