“ 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
The short film NO IT IS NOT NOT ALWAYS. THE SELF FEAR was selected as a finalist at the DYSPLA Moving Image Festival, at The Crypt Gallery, London. from 15th-18th March 2018. It is the very same movie that you are about to see. The exhibition called No, It Is Not; Not Always. The Self-Fear is a multidisciplinary and post-conceptual portraiture exhibition with figurative photography from NYC, Berlin, and London, along with a metamodernist narrative.
” 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
#dt500redsofa feat. Subect vs Object. ” It is about unity in dominance and submission, gender equality, tolerance regarding sexuality. The audience member becomes a part of the performance. The whole performance follows from meta modernistic idea of repurposing and giving new, enhanced meaning.”
– 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.
“I don’t feel that it is necessary to know exactly what I am. The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning. If you knew when you began a book what you would say at the end, do you think that you would have the courage to write it?
What is true for writing and for love relationships is true also for life. The game is worthwhile insofar as we don’t know where it will end.”
― Michel Foucault
We are searching, a metamodernist, a proto-hero
an enlightened, an intellectual attitude applies reason to experience, and so affect a historical criticism of “the limits that are imposed on us.” we are exposing the entertaining practice of critical thinking that is an “attitude, an ethos, a philosophical life in which [is found] the critique of what we are.”
“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
DYSPLA has conducted monthly workshops since 2010, supporting the dyslexic and neurodivergent creative community and have supported over 200 writers to date, across all age ranges. Democratising a usually unaffordable resource, DYSPLA is a priceless asset to the UK’s creative industries. DYSPLA is receiving continued project lead funding from the Arts Council England, The Promotion of English Trust and various private funders but desperately needs core funding to continue is valuable work within the UK’s creative industries.
“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 an 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
Keep your halos tight
I’m your god or your guardian
Keep your halo tight
One hand on the trigger, the other hand in mine
Because now, cupid carries a gun
Now, now, cupid, cupid carries a gun.
MORE THAN A DISCOVERY, ALEX SUGARS HIS MOSTLY FIGURATIVE PLOTS BY MAINLY PUBLIC REALISM, INTERPRETING BY CURRENT DOMESTIC ROUTINES AND ITS AGENDAS LOADED WITH MANIAC TEASING AND CARTOONING LOW BROW. ALEX’S WORK IS CANDY-COLORFUL, CONCEPTUALLY ROMANTIC AND DRAG-IRONIC…
“Suppose I were to give you a key ring […] with a hundred keys, and I was to tell you that one of these keys will unlock it, this door we’re imagining opening in onto all you want to be, as a player. How many of the keys would you be willing to try?’
‘Well I’d try every darn one,’ Rader tells Lyle.
‘Then you are willing to make mistakes, you see. You are saying you will accept 99% error. The paralyzed perfectionist you say you are would stand there before that door. Jingling the keys. Afraid to try the first key.”
― David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
” I think of the future of an island. Crystal clear waters, blue sky, and the sunshine, the future is paradise! No food, no drinking water, no friends, the future is hell! Utopia vs. dystopia, cyclic vs. disruptive…The future will be all of these, and the important question is not about predictions but rather about why you do the things you do. Will your actions take us to paradise or to hell? What is the point of being pessimistic? If everyone joins the Preppers – people who invest in guns and store food to prepare for Armageddon – then that’s what the future will be like. I think connectivity will ultimately lead to the end of hierarchy and that’s the revolution.”
ALL WE ARE IS A RESULT OF SOMETHING THAT COMES FROM OUTSIDE. WHETHER THROUGH EVOLUTION AND GENES OR THROUGH EXPERIENCES GATHERED AND CONSEQUENCES OF OUR INTERACTION WITH THE ENVIRONMENT. OBSERVING THE WORLD CAN PROVIDE A GROUND FOR UNDERSTANDING THE CONDITIONS FOR ONE’S OWN ROLE IN DIFFERENT CONTEXTS. SEEING THEMSELVES IN RELATION WITH THE ENVIRONMENT IS ESSENTIAL TO ACT AS.
The depth of any great religion, whose roots go off in axial time, is closer to the depth of another great religion than to its own surface. The difference between languages and images of religious experience cannot be eliminated, it is inseparable from the difference of cultures, from the multicolor world. Dialogue does not erase this multicolor. But it leads to the depth, where all the differences look like the refraction of a single ray of inner light that lit up the world in antiquity and gave the power to the formation of cultural worlds gravitating towards globality and remaining sub-global only because of the ancient insurmountability of the oceans and deserts. Today we must continue the begun and re-see the world as a spiritual whole. Seeing, we will create it