“Since I and so many brave survivors have come forward, titans of every industry have toppled. We survivors have gained our power. We survivors are using our voices in record numbers. We cannot let up, and as hard as it is, we must continue to get even louder, to push even harder. We all count. We all matter. Here’s to freedom, yours and mine. Now go breathe fire.”
― Rose McGowan, Brave
“We are oscillating above the harsh vs. soft vision of reality that is closely linked to the artist’s perception of the body in its physical, cultural, and psychic dimensions. The group of portraits shown at our exhibition intends to question how we understand and relate to inherent aspects of human experiences, such as uncertainty and eccentricity but also to culture and the symbolics that make it identifiable. “-Arthur Sopin and Andreas Rod
“ This exhibition represents the collective image of a protagonist who is an indeterminate and unclear character. However, it would be strange to demand clarity from people at a time like ours, there is one thing that is certain: our hero is a strange individual and an eccentric figure. Some may deem that the strangeness and eccentricity are more likely to harm than deserve attention in a world of people who are desperately striving to identify particularities whilst searching for some common sense in the general muddle. A new question arises: eccentricity is detached and isolated, isn’t it? If you do not agree with this and think ‘No it is not’ or ‘Not always ‘, here begins our inspirational moment. Not only is the eccentric figure ‘Not always’ or ‘ No it is not’ related to the particularity and isolation, but on the contrary, it so happens that the eccentric one, perhaps, carries a core of the whole existence at some points, but the rest of the people, by some other kind of strangeness, at times are breaking away from it.” -Arthur Sopin and Andreas Rod
” Metamodernism also suggests taking the Goal, something that lies behind systems and religions, as a constant, but the constant as a method of achieving which a person must find independently. This is the principle of individuality, sensitive aristocracy, creative morality, as an individual revelation. The way of achieving the Goal is also proposed (the goal is to individual sacred growth, achievement, and comprehension of the pure actuality) or, at least, the road to it – going beyond the notions of “good and evil”, going out of the judgement, that the Dutch philosophers “Notes on metamodernism” were dubbed oscillation-oscillation. The idea of sensitive aristocracy is about the sacred beginning behind the systems and religions, proclaiming a new era from the Post to the Meta.” – Arthur Sopin
– heyBEA_ features a married genderfluid couple, Jorja and Jax James, kissing set to an interview with right-wing commentator Faith Goldy. In this film, we ask the question, how free are we when we’re not free to think? ‘no-platforming’ and refusing to allow people to air their views, thoughts, and instincts can lead to damage to an individual’s mental health and societal devastation.
“EVENTUALLY I WON MY POINT, WHICH WAS: – “I AM AN ARTIST, AND THAT TAPE IS ONE OF MY ARTWORKS, AND IT BELONGS TO ME.” YES, THEY CAN HAVE A COPY. I HAD A POINT OF VIEW AND A REASON TO FIGHT. ON THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW I SAID: “LITTLE BROTHER WATCHING BIG BROTHER.” THAT WAS A BIG STATEMENT, AND MILLIONS OF PEOPLE SAW THAT. IT MEANT THAT ANY INDIVIDUAL WITH A CAMERA (WHICH CAN BE A POWER WEAPON USED TO PROTECT ONE’S DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS) CAN HOLD THE AUTHORITIES AND THE POLICE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS ON THE STREET! THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF A WHOLE NEW DIGITAL AGE. “
I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT THE CLITORIS. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT OPEN NON-MONOGAMY AND SEXUAL FLUIDITY. I WANT US TO GET AWAY FROM A POLITICS OF DIFFERENCE. WE NEED TO STOP IDENTIFYING WITH SEXUAL ORIENTATION MODELS, WITH SEX AND GENDER BINARIES, WITH ANYTHING THAT LIMITS AND POLICIES OUR DESIRES
” BASIC BITCHES AT THE MALL
BASIC BITCHES I WON’T CALL
BASIC BITCHES LOOK AT ME
I’M UR FANCY FANTASY “
“What the really great artists do is they’re entirely themselves. They’re entirely themselves, they’ve got their own vision, they have their own way of fracturing reality, and if it’s authentic and true, you will feel it in your nerve endings.”
― David Foster Wallace
“What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is related only to objects and not to individuals, or to life. That art is something which is specialized or which is done by experts who are artists. But couldn’t everyone’s life become a work of art? Why should the lamp or the house be an art object, but not our life?”
― Michel Foucault
DON’T GET STUCK ON WHAT YOU CAN’T DO. IN FACT, DON’T GET STUCK ON ANYTHING. THE WORLD LEAVES NO ROOM FOR BOREDOM. SPEND TIME WITH PEOPLE WHO WANT TO SHARE THEIR IDEAS WITH YOU. BE WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE CONFIDENT ENOUGH NOT TO GET TERRITORIAL. THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN TOO MUCH RATHER THAN TOO LITTLE. IF YOU CREATE YOUR OWN REALITY, YOU’LL MANAGE.
FROM THAT PLACE, AS SOON AS MY EYES ARE OPEN, I CAN NO LONGER ESCAPE. NOT THAT I AM NAILED DOWN BY IT, SINCE AFTER ALL I CAN NOT ONLY MOVE, SHIFT, BUT I CAN ALSO MOVE IT, SHIFT-IT, CHANGE ITS PLACE, THE ONLY THINGS IS THIS: I CANNOT MOVE WITHOUT IT. I CANNOT LEAVE IT THERE WHERE IT IS, SO THAT I; MYSELF, MAY GO ELSEWHERE. I CAN GO TO THE OTHER END OF THE WORLD; I CAN HIDE IN THE MORNING UNDER THE COVERS, MAKE MYSELF AS SMALL AS POSSIBLE. I CAN EVEN LET MYSELF MELT UNDER THE SUN AT THE BEACH-IT WILL ALWAYS BE THERE. WHERE I AM. IT IS HERE, IRREPARABLY: IT IS NEVER ELSEWHERE. MY BODY, IT’S THE OPPOSITE OF UTOPIA: THAT WHICH IS NEVER UNDER DIFFERENCE SKIES. IT IS THE ABSOLUTE PLACE, THE LITTLE FRAGMENT OF SPACE WHERE I AM, LITERALLY, EMBODIED. MY BODY, PITILESS PLACE.
THE SON OF SEX PISTOL’S MANAGER MALCOLM MCLAREN AND VIVIENNE WESTWOOD HAS SET FIRE TO MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PUNK MEMORABILIA ON THE BOAT ON THE RIVER THEMES.
“A way of life can be shared among individuals of different ages, status, and social activity. It can yield intense relations not resembling those that are institutionalized. It seems to me that a way of life can yield a culture and ethics. To be “gay,” I think, is not to identify with the psychological traits and the visible masks of the homosexual but to try and define and develop a way of life.”
― Michel Foucault, Ethics: Subjectivity and Truth