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In collaboration with Sam Bogner

(a manifesto)

THE FUNCTIONALITY OF ONE'S ARTISTIC ENDEAVOURS THROUGH THE NONLINEARITY OF CONTEMPORARY SUBJECTITUDE

 

THE PRESENT

The present moment! Unhindered by the dead dogmas of old cranky men in their fluffy suede thrones of history. Today we yank at the immediate and illusive. Done are the grand meta-narratives told through centuries of codification! We embrace the small, the infantile, the UN-categorical, and the ephemeral! We strive for history to be demolished, for the mythological art ghosts of the past to be swept into the corner. We strive for the artist to have the voice in the here, in the now! Institutions be gone! Behold the sensuous, the seductive and the grotesque! Let art stand! Alive! 

 

THE ARTIST

Where did we go? The colossal beasts of Modernity are but fossils now...  Today, we hide in the crevices of studios and academies.  Step into the sun, and we shall toss the remnants of legends past. Artists do not pander nor preach. We are omnipotent!  Artists yell, scream, kick at the status quo. Research til your heart bleeds out. Embrace the rebellious. Push your way to the main stage. Question with the criticality that everything needs. Do not accept, never be satisfied, never be quenched! Have conviction. Have passion! Lead them to the edge of the unknown and unknowable.

 

THE FUNCTION

Fuck the status quo! Pull at the seams of culture, and fill the viewer with awe. The function is to push the parameters and to create new realities.  The function is to give people goose bumps, to make them shiver, to push ones understanding to the nth degree. Make them uncomfortable in their own skin! Yank them from routine, and give them something beautiful, something ugly if need be. Give them the chance to ponder at something outside their mundane pathetic lives. Engage an audience of true interest. Revel in the ever-present feed of communicable art disease.The function is to poke at and probe at everything, so new possibilities are made.