Is It Art? Is IT Legal? Is It, Bugger…

Industrial Dissolution

The US stock market was on the receiving end of a real RIMM job yesterday, with the maker of the Blackberry taking a bath with a 25% drop. Pandora, the day after their IPO dipped below their initial $16 stock (shock) value and Morningstar, who usually are content with being the megaphone for the economic propaganda emanating from our owners and masters state that their real value is $5. thus is just the latest in a strange, fractal synechdoche bit of moving sculpture/ performance piece/ electronic installation piece called the market.

Don’t worry, as of noon taday, US markets are up an average of 0.40%. This is on the back of collective wisdom assuring us that Greece will greaze up for the international banks so they can complete the job on them and turn their land and infrastructure into property held by the banks.

Dry stuff for a creature such as this kkoagublogg, dealing as we do with music and art, so here’s a video for some entertainment comfort to cleanse the palate:

Vincent Van Gogh had a hard life, selling merely one of his paintings in his lifetime and that to his brother. His name is now cloaked in glory, with works ending up as wealthy art collector concubines and images of same gracing postcards and posters worldwide. The people and institutions involved in the above shenanigans are the same who decide what is declared important in art, what music is to be a real economic commodity. Also, the law does not apply to them. These are the people who are currently buying and selling Warhol art, in a pass-around similar to the collecting and trading of pokemon cards. This could be a Warhol bubble. Hedge fund managers are in the dual role of Pangenitor and Panphage for all art and culture just as they are for public companies and nation states.

The Artistic Impulse - A cure for it is imminent

Does anything artists/writers/musicians do matter in the wider culture? Did it ever? Most of the creative types I know prefer to ignore such matters, but this may be a defensive posture in a world that does everything it can to discourage them from the path they’re on. And the ones rewarded end up effectively neutralized. Success in the outlying genres is a nice middle-management descent into stupor at best, or a terrible burden on top of the dayjob and what’s left for home life.

There have been multiple declarations of ART WAR in the last few years, but things rarely update after the manifesto is posted, usually on a free blog platform. Hey, we did that! Well, not declare ART WAR, but post a manifestooo right here. We may be developing more music, now that we broke it, or something entirely different. The process is the product and the conversation will determine what, how where with the who being every living and dead creature…

Trailer for the documentary “What is ART? Inside the Mind of the Artist as They Speak the Truth” by Steven Johnson Leyba featuring H.R.Giger, Genesis P-Orridge, Howard Bloom, Joe Coleman, Richard Metzger, David J, Mark Bode and more answer the difficult questions, what is Art?what is TRUE ART?, what is the difference between art and entertainment?, what is more important the artist or the art? Is art important?  

It’s kind of a bourgeois thing to sit and speculate on w(h)ither art?, declare this form or that form dead, and debating back and forth to estimate the time of death. Hey, it’s all dead and in ruins along with the future, literacy and quite likely the industry currently eating up your time in exchange for the means and permission to stay alive for your natural span and do so in sheltered accomodations, owned or rented. The future is here, the future once promised is dead, long live the future, dead music and all.

Audio addenda:

Doc Hammer @ Dragoncon mp3

Fiction in the Age of Inequality mp3

Textual etceterata:

http://observatory.designobserver.com/feature/make-do/27998/0

http://www.viceland.com/blogs/en/2011/04/04/russias-art-war-an-interview-with-voina/

http://blogs.wsj.com/marketbeat/2011/06/17/research-in-motion-a-permabull-bails/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2011/jun/17/hauntology-critical

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/feb/16/featuresreviews.guardianreview17?INTCMP=SRCHpsychogeography

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/why-isnt-wall-street-in-jail-20110216

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/164268/20110616/pandora-ipo-analysts-point-to-5-after-shares-drop.htm

plugin to the kkaotikk source kkore

i can’t do those thought-inspiring posts, not with prose, or lyrics.
(which is pretty obvious when reading my petty blogging efforts)
i can only express myself in audio, in code,
binary zeroes and ones, waveforms, abstract concepts and ideas…
so,
the last year or so, i have been obsessed with coding (c++),
started an(other) opensource project: axonlib.
but now it’s time to merge all that with ‘proper’ musical/artistic projects.
(especially kkoagulaa)
we have a ton of self-produced audio effects/software available now,
and there’s a lot more coming.
software made for our own use, for our own ways of working,
we don’t need to adapt to some other genreric/a4 methodologies,
we can be our own tool-makers.
software inspiring our art, and our art (re-)inspiring the software…
megalomanic dreams, grandiose thoughts, other-worldly ideas.
in repetitive cycles.

fortunately, inspiration has never been a problem of ours, we have almost too much of that, we just need to filter out the realistic ones, the ideas that can possibly be made into ‘real life’.

if you (for any reason) are interested in following a more technological side of kkoagulaa, have a peek at axonlib (source code) or ccernn.audio (software, the binaries, plugins, etc, linux/windows). things are updated regularly…

and finally, if you have any ideas for a plugin or other software, or anything else,
we could try making it happen!
don’t be afraid to get involved! don’t hold back, follow your inner voices. (that’s what we do)
we would like to see the kkoagulaa “kkollektivee” grow!
happily lose some control.
so that things feel exciting and fresh again!

- ccernn

also, there’s too little chaos and confusion on the world, so i gladly contribute what i can to that!

and, btw, ‘i’ might mean ‘we’, and ‘we’ could mean ‘i’

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THE PROCESS CHURCH OF THE FINAL JUDGMENT


PROCESS MEDIA, FERAL HOUSE, AND S@1 present OCCULT USA: THE PROCESS CHURCH OF THE FINAL JUDGMENT

*ONE NIGHT ONLY!*
August 23rd
Service begins at 6pm

Was The Process Church truly “one of the most dangerous Satanic cults in America”? Or were they an intensely creative apocalyptic shadow side to the flower-powered ’60s and New Age ’70s. Scores of black-cloaked devotees swept the streets of New York, San Francisco, London, Paris, and other cities selling magazines with titles like Sex, Fear, Love and Death, and a theology proposing a reconciliation of Christ and Satan through awareness and love. Marianne Faithfull, George Clinton and Mick Jagger participated in Process publications, and Funkadelic reproduced Process material in two of their albums.

The inside story of this controversial group has at last emerged with Feral House’s LOVE SEX FEAR DEATH by Timothy Wyllie and other former members. Tonight, Feral House and Process Books present a re-creation of an actual Process Church “Sabbath Assembly” ritual. Author Wyllie (Father Micah) will follow to discuss the cult and his time within it in a multimedia presentation. The Sabbath Assembly band, comprised of Imaad Wasif (Tee Pee Records), Jex Thoth (I Hate Records), Kevin Rutmanis (hepa-Titus, et alii), and David Christian (of No-Neck Blues Band), will perform Process hymns and songs throughout. Join us!

$15

Silent Movie Theater
611 N Fairfax Avenue , Los Angeles , 90036
323-655-2510
http://www.silentmovietheatre.com

*ONE NIGHT ONLY!* *VERY LIMITED SEATING. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE.*

Check out excerpts of the Process Church book HERE.

Check out the movie trailer for the Process Church book here

RiP! A Remix Manifesto

more about “RiP! A Remix Manifesto“, posted with vodpod

Kkultural Bolshevism? The kkoagulaa manifestooo in Bulgarian

In a wonderful display of the spirit in which we carry out our humble endeavours here at kkoagulaa towers, Boris, our friend from Bulgaria has done us the kindness of translating thee kkoagulaa manifestooo (alpha test) to Bulgarian, and an interesting discussion has started over at his blog.

For those who don’t read Bulgarian, we give you a convenient google translation, for what it’s worth.

I want to bring some bits of Boris’ intro and subsequent discussion so we can give our own thoughts, and perhaps bring some more discussion as we polish some new work, and bring the next iteration of the Manifesto bearing in mind the thoughts expressed.

Here goes. First, from the intro. I have tried to recover as much meaning as I could from the jumble that was left from the google translator-bot:

Manifesto “kkoagulaa” (alpha test)

02/06/2009 – kriegor

I decided to translate and publish this document alive mostly because I like that line of reasoning and objectives, voice and says there is implied a similar attitude towards culture. Here defend freedom and art works by a living “… so Nice. To understand it in purely pragmatic plan, a culture based on present state of copyright arising from hiperteksta, the free exchange of information and ideological opposition to the free and non-free software. I encourage people who have not heard of the Copyleft approach and the licenses to be familiar with Creative Common s and the GNU General Public License; when it comes to free art, free (except for all that might mean in practical and ethical level) here is the same as in “free”. Without these basic principles, the writing is unclear, “impossible” and even crazy. From a legal point of view, there is no new ideas, in Bulgaria this approach is validated by the time of the project, which has its own manifesto: “Open Culture Bulgaria”; therefore, more important is to seek and philosophical reasons to think that respect (eg in terms of hermenevtika, artistic evolution and philosophy of life).

Once the manifesto has greater scope than just a legal problem you need to know that this is a form of thinking (and philosophical), which legitimized not only the right attitude, but the whole aesthetic. Understanding of philosophical texts in the plan is needed spiritual (for) freedom, or at least reject the structural, pozitivistki, behavioral, and other psychologially reductionist approaches. On this issue and will publish my next essay.

And another thing: some might think this is just an ad for kkoagulaa, designed to get attention (and money?) Why it is not so clear from the text.

The translation of the declaration was made on 22.05.2009 by Boris Radev and Ralitsa Todorova, however, does not mean it can not tolerate change. If anyone has a proposal for better translation to make it to publish the relevant passage in the comments.

Please be critical because, as evidenced by its title, this is the spirit and advocate.

A refinement and it is not manifest in the traditional sense, with the strict nature programming, but in the words of its author: not so much a statement expressions as conversation assumption proposal.

We are extremely grateful to ahve this motivation to give the kkoagulaa manifesto a complete overhaul. Soon to come is Thee kkoagulaa Manifestoooo (Beta), along with the examples our kind translator suggested we shoud give.

And the comments, largely from an individual calling hirself :

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Reichsprotektor Says:

02/06/2009 at 11:29

Pretty naive to manifest in my PERSONAL tai rear its objectives such as “Zeitgeist” and the like, not like it and that movement of otazhdestvyava “free art” with (as you said) disgusting name “kkoagulaa” is like PATENT? People from the – superior intellect and spirituality will know that small capitalism against which this article declares shall not preclude the Creator and one has to start thinking before you “cut and added to reappoint himself

The problem of free beauty and art (as described in the manifest) begins where thinking begins.

It is very close to the human mind to say that whoever would have the right to sell its ownership, no matter toothbrush or bear is free to do so.

And he who wants to issue their creations with the free license is free to do so.

Ultimately, copyright is only on paper;)

Movies, music, games and programs should not be used without a license and software purchased and pictures can be plagiarized and if placed on the internet no one pursues you;)

All movement is air pressure.

* Note: This comment comes from a man who uses Linux and free software daily familiar with GNU / GPL, Copyleft, FSF and related organizations and understands the difference between Satanism and black metal:)

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kriegor Says: kriegor Says:

02/06/2009 в 13:04 02/06/2009 at 13:04

Thanks to Martin for this light to form-critical comments.

I do not know whether the objectives are like traffic Zeitgeist, as I am not the author, but an interpreter. I do not have such large targets, but does not mean that we do not accept some of the tasks. For identification between art free content and kkoagulaa a word can not be done because on the one hand in the face of the project are an example of how one could create (and could, in countless other ways) of other hand, this is a concept that is responsible for certain content, which can be parallel with the creative impulse of life and evolution of Bergson, for example. Whether the sound sucks, boring, stupid or disgusting is phonological problem.

I have no intention to divide the people of higher and a lower intelligence as it is unjustified, but it is apparent that there is a certain misunderstanding of izkustvtoto and creative potential in everyone. This “small capitalism, which belong to the biggest financial giants of the music and film industry (and many other communities) create an attitude in people that produce them, and any other potreblyavat forms of art. What is written here is directed (apparently) to people living with art remained present. He understands that and him, nothing to be angry that reads something familiar. On the other hand, most profound thought is not a condition for beautiful works of art. And if you go beyond lizentsite here thinking about life, the universe, society, culture as constantly happening creative products. And if so (and it might be thought so in existentialism hermenevtika +, say), then only one step remains to understand that we as artists in their own life, destiny and freedom, and picture (art). This is the only way to transtsedirame existence through the things that we do as actors: subektnost our products, by which expression and communication. I do not mind people want money for how to express. I have a mind to expect that others will pay for their zasvideltestvat respect (this practice anyway not ever happen).

What exactly does that do not use certain things in a certain way is a matter which in legal terms is relatively easy to clarify, but not ethical. This is the most important problem (with the aesthetic dimension), which is here.

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Reichsprotektor Says: Reichsprotektor Says:

07/06/2009 в 13:10 07/06/2009 at 13:10

This movement, now that I think most – well described as “cultural Bolshevism” very wild words freedoms for all those things and still absolutely nothing in particular, how can one believe, what?

“Natrapva our position that art is something that the man from the crowd and just sit indifferently observed, if art has a role in his life. Vital to reject this thesis. Demonstratively discarded it, and move the next step. “

What is the place of human beings in art? Is obliged to participate in it?

This invocation of the phrase «cultural Bolshevism» by Reichsprotektor is not the first time the idea has come up. Earlier comentator Mr. Trippy brought up how artist would function in a communist society in his comment on our answer to Altermodern, the attempt to transcend post-modernism, or of one curator to increase his international profile. As a hermit who would perish in a collective living situation and who has no drive to be “part of something bigger” or to belong, it’s a tough line of thought to follow through to its natural conclusion. That may be attempted at a later date.

What we have done little to address is the specifics of our take on free culture in its relationship to the marketplace. While we have given away a lot of our work, we also have an announcement coming up announcing our signing with a label. This label will sell music. We’re addressing the state of cultural life as it exists in this moment. The last fourty years has been characterized by a dominance of a star system in music not unlike the Holywood studio strarmaking system of the 20′s-40′s. The paradigm has been that a musician is either a star and obscenely wealthy, or not existing in the real world at all. With technology putting the means to create and record music into the hands of more people than has ever been possible before, music becomes more about ability, vision and artistry than the waning period that fell under the corporate dominance previously mentioned.

This does dovetail with the mis-named «piracy» issue, but if people are only to share the same assembly-line corporate product as is pushed on commercial radio, television and print media, then there really is no point in any of these activities. We’re bombarded by that anti-human, anti-life sewage everywhere we go anyway, so why help spread it further?

This conversation shall be continued, and watch this space for the revamped Manifestooo.

Gallery Preview

The Secret Garden of kkultture

So, the Pirate Bay guys were convicted, conversations exploded across the intarwebz, boycotts called for, demonstrations and the RIAA connected congloms are now beaming in their ill-fated hubris. Next – DdoS attack on IFPI’s site, fax attack is planned, will Anonymous stay silent?

bf-flyer

“This is music to the ears of the thousands of small independents and artists who produce the majority of new releases today. It demonstrates a real understanding of the dilemma that if no one pays for music today who will make the exciting new music of tomorrow? ” Helen Smith, executive director of the Independent Music Companies Association was quoted as saying.

We here at kkoagulaa headquarters will first point to the kkoagulaa Manifestoooo. We will then answer that the people making the exciting music of tomorrow will be the same people who are making the exciting music now, the same people it has always been. Thos individuals who can not live without creating, who would rather give up the air they breathe, food and shelter than find something else to do.

The major label system and the copyright laws they have manipulated over the last couple decades is already dead and its bloated corpse is spreading disease. That the corporations are shown to supersede the autonomy of Sweden is worrying, though. The whole history of extra-legal manipulation and harassment of the Pirate Bay is fraught with bribery, circumvention of law and plain illegal tactics. One could hope to see this decision overturned, but as the raping of international commerce by banks with the assistance of every government in the developed world shows, the entire world is in the grip of a corporate oligarchy.

chains3

Government is merely a shiny thing to distract the populace. {S}megacorp media and entertainment are part of the spectacle, mass market music, news, film and television exist for the same reason, the different colors on the packaging are just to give the illusion of choice.

There is a thought that occurs to me as I drive past the many gated communities in this ritzy area of Florida. I’m glad the real estate speculators, Disney executives and yuppies are walled in and kept safely from the rest of us. We just need to lock the gates from the outside. I would love to see the major labels and movie studios come up with the perfect impregnable DRM, so they can be left to rot within their walled gardens.

approach

Let it not be said that kkoagulaa are against labels and artists trying to arrive at a circumstance where they can concentrate on their life’s work. We will be announcing a label soon, and the creativity and openness, the ability and willingness to use new approaches will be important factors in our choice of partnership. Don’t forget, everyone is a part of kkoagulaa, from the coked-up MAFIAA lawyer, to the torrenting kid, to the buzzards circling above waiting for that moment when culture and the human spirit expires. Carrion birds in flight who shall never land.

Cirxus London Performance

FoolishPeople, whom a vfew of you will have come across if you followed the links around the full circle of the “Elements” podcasts have just made an announcement. kkompatriotss in the kkontinuum that is kkoagulaa, FoolishPeople, one of whom is our very own eemersonn are set to begin a run of their latest piece of Weaponized Art in London on May 25. We are excited about this and urge all who can make it to enter the experience of Cirxus.

Come back often in the coming weeks, as we share the art and design process for “Aurum Nostrum No0n Est Aurum Vulgi”. We will have news on this release shortly.

CIRXUS

25th May – 13th June 2009

Starting time:
8.30pm & 9.15pm
STUDIO K

Written and directed by John Harrigan
1957- Seascale, the North of England. Cirxus is an old English circus lost in the shadows of the smoke stacks of Calder Hall, the world’s first commercial nuclear power station. FoolishPeople will use mythology, shamanism, music and dance to bring the darkness of an atomic circus to life. The performance will allow audience members to step into the world of an old English circus lost in the 1950s, explore its sideshows and meet extraordinary characters from the past and future.
Athalia the ballerina waits in the ring for Loudon the Clown to return with directions to the Black Pool, the mythic site of the Home Sweet Home, the final show of the season. Join her as she begins a bizarre and wondrous search for Loudon through the irradiated secrets of Cirxus, where she must face the macabre atomic menagerie, haunted by circus animals and navigate her way through the maze of strange, hallucinogenic sideshows on the other side of time. Immerse yourself in the world of Cirxus, where theatric arcana and Atomic fallout irradiate the sawdust arenas of our inner worlds.
Presented by FoolishPeople
Written and Directed by John Harrigan

Creative Team
John Harrigan
Lucy Allin
Victoria Karlsson
P. Emerson Williams
Claire Tregellas
Tereza Kamenicka
This is a promenade performance in Arcola’s new industrial space, Studio K. Cirxus is based on fact: the German Bremen University confirmed that radioactive contamination by Americium-241 found in some soil samples taken by Greenpeace 11.5 km south of Sellafield, were 400 times higher than those taken 11 km from Chernobyl. 51 years on, the villagers of Seascale still live with the ramifications of the accident at Pile 1 of the Windscale Works Atomic Energy Factory.
Cirxus will be FoolishPeople’s first London performance run since the critically acclaimed Dead Language at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in 2007.
TICKET INFORMATION:
• Ticket Prices £14/£10
• Tuesdays ‘PAY WHAT YOU CAN’ (subject to availability)
• Free tickets are available for under 26s under the Night Less Ordinary Free Ticket Scheme Monday-Thursday evenings for the first 2 weeks (please ring box office more information) PLEASE NOTE:
• No concessions on Fridays and Saturdays
• Proof will be required for concessions
• All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE

Cirxus Image by P. Emerson Willliams.

kkoagulaa vs. Altermodern

Refer to the earlier post: (The Avant-Garde Will Eat Itself, or on a clear day you can see Jörmungandr choking on his own tail)

And let’s talk about this.

Avant-garde (pronounced /ɑvɑ̃ gɑʁd/) in French means “front guard”, “advance guard”, or “vanguard”.[1]experimentalart and culture. The term is commonly used in French, English, and German to refer to people or works that are or innovative, particularly with respect to art and culture.

Banks Violette (born 1973, Ithaca, New York) is an artist based in New York.

Death metal, ritual murder and teenage suicide are starting points for Banks Violette. His work is notable for combining references to excess from youth culture with minimalist form, often using glossy black and ghostly white materials. Citing examples where musical lyrics become instigating factors to real-life violence, Violette refers to an over-identification with fiction, where fantasy and reality are blurred.

Hmmm… The Market As Performance Art, Art As Commodity, taste makers seeking for a raison d’etre, journo’s and commentators whipping themselves into a froth. Case in point: Altermodern: Tate Triennial 2009, an event, a declaration and a curator that have the art press twisting themselves inside out. Postmodernism has died a thousand deaths, but we do wait for curators at large institutions in visionary and creative stasis to tell us when the nightmare is over before we accept it.

This connects with an article I posted to Alterati.com around the wild and wooly entertainment spectacular that was the 2008 US election. Admittedly, I held the thing together with spit and duct tape, but those protest didn’t turn out to be more than the prisoner’s last meal before execution, did they? A couple day of noise and the livestock went back to their pens and accepted whatever was handed to them as slops.

What is this all about?

Well, what is presented by living artists at such edifices as the Tate is art sanctioned by the moneyed classes, it either confirms or showcases their control and soothes their sensibilities, or is “edgy” and “provocative” in the same way the jesters filled that function at court. The middle-class identified are often thrown a bone to keep them coming, and to move them to pledge to institutions in the US. (“Middle-class identified includes the actual middle class, but also those who are not middle class financially. There are those groups of low wage earners who don’t get their hands dirty in their work who are encouraged to identify as  middle class to keep them on the hamster wheel, as well as retail management proxies who kept the appearance of financial comfort by buying into the credit ponzi scheme which has been the illusion of prosperity from Reagan up to the recent bank and credit collapse.)

Through a hollowing out of the body of art as a vital and living force juxtaposed the harrowing evil that is represented by Thomas Kinkade on one side with “pile of sticks in the corner” art and “chocolate sauce enema while whistling Dixie” performances on the other. Of course, the hip and precious have been delighting in a sort of representative painting in the guise of a very Satanic flavor of kitsch in the last few years. (wink, wink, aren’t we clever and detatched…)

We’re happy to see so many people discussing art this past week, but will this conversation lead to anything meaningful? The herd of artists and institution is about to be thinned through the loss of carreerists, speculators and glamour-chasing poseurs to whatever will give them money and attention, wait and see.

Excellent.

What we present here is our answer to the Altermodern Manifesto with the kkoagulaa manifesto, which preceded the grand Altermodern declaration by many months and which we declare to be more revolutionary, more comprehensive and a million times more relevant, for it was screamed from the wilderness.

And next up will be our answer to Jonathan Jones’ wailing cry that:

Art as we know it is finished

A new modernity is emerging, reconfigured to an age of globalisation – understood in its economic, political and cultural aspects: an altermodern culture

Increased communication, travel and migration are affecting the way we live

Our daily lives consist of journeys in a chaotic and teeming universe

Multiculturalism and identity is being overtaken by creolisation: Artists are now starting from a globalised state of culture

This new universalism is based on translations, subtitling and generalised dubbing

Today’s art explores the bonds that text and image, time and space, weave between themselves

Artists are responding to a new globalised perception. They traverse a cultural landscape saturated with signs and create new pathways between multiple formats of expression and communication.

The Tate Triennial 2009 at Tate Britain presents a collective discussion around this premise that postmodernism is coming to an end, and we are experiencing the emergence of a global altermodernity.

Nicolas Bourriaud
Altermodern – Tate Triennial 2009
at Tate Britain
4 February – 26 April 2009

thee kkoagulaa manifestoooo (Alpha Test)

This statement will evolve as we evolve, as you respond and remix it, as worlds collapse and return…

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This manifesto is a living document, constantly evolving, part of the process of art itself. kkoagulaa is a living, constantly evolving entity, a shout from the mountaintop proclaiming the primacy of the act of creation.

All life is a collage of every form that has been engaged in a dance with the chaos that calls forth new forms. Order dissolves into chaos and then collapses into a higher form of order. This holds true for galaxies, ecosystems, empires and civilizations. The Universe, society, culture manifests in eternal change, and so should music and art.

The artifacts of kkoagulaa too are not so many calcified forms, but moments of the process of discovery captured. In a time when the business and cultural role of music and art is becoming increasingly destabilized, a quickening of chaotic activity ends up opening up new possibilities. This period of chaos before new structures coalesce into the next orthodoxy, before a possible return to and strengthening of corporate hegemony, the creative community has an opportunity to stretch out beyond safe art and safe social functions.

Better still, we see an opportunity to include everyone when we talk about the creative community. Not in theory, not as a fluffy bromide to flatter an “audience” or a way to make “customers” feel included in something when they’re nothing but another resource to be exploited. Art exists for you to shape it, hijack it and remake, remix, reiterate and even reject it. It is for you to inspire thought, critical thinking, re-consideration.

You are part of kkoagulaa. Your grandma is a node of kkoagulaa. Your cat is integral to kkoagulaa. Art is commentary on society and culture, whether it is intended to or not. We have been sold a notion that art is something the majority is to sit back and passively observe, if art plays a role in daily life at all. It is vital that you reject that notion. Throw it out, public, go on, take the next step.

kkoagulaa declares that society, culture and all actions in space-time are examples of art, and by extension magic, the continued creation of the Universe. All life, all processes, all art and the Universe is partially finished. Nothing will be done until the Universe collapses in on itself. And even then, the process begins anew.

You create the patterns you see in everything you behold, hear, touch and think about. You create the meaning of a work of art. By looking at it, listening to it, reflecting on it, you complete the creative act. should you take that symphony, piece of writing or painting and add your own touch, cut it up and recombine the elements, you bring the process further.

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Further Reading:

http://www.frieze.com/issue/article/tate_triennial_2009/

http://www.frieze.com/blog/entry/altercritics/

http://stewarthomesociety.org/blog/?p=550

http://moot-blog.blogspot.com/2009/02/altermodern.html

http://www.alterati.com/blog/?p=2093

http://imomus.livejournal.com/440487.html

http://imomus.livejournal.com/440637.html

http://imomus.livejournal.com/441059.html

http://imomus.livejournal.com/441132.html

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