“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
“ 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 own 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 judgment, 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.
“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
“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
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.
“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 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 the 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.