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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16 Responses

  1. […] thee kkoagulaa manifestoooo (Alpha Test) […]

  2. Thank you for the encouragement, and thank you so much for reminding me of _The_Last_Book_

    You are a pioneer. There are others on the path, and we’re fanning out…

  3. […] One of the few things I’m up to that I can say a couple words about right now is kkoagulaa. kkoagulaa is something that grew out of the collaboration with Manes last year, but kkoagulaa is not a band. We do make music, though, but there’s so much more…. for the first inkling of details go see thee kkoagulaa mmanifestoooo (alpha). […]

  4. Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Nubian!

  5. […] thee kkoagulaa manifestoooo […]

  6. […] 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 […]

  7. […] The news about the Pirate Bay conviction has gone all over the web over the last few days, and I was asked to weigh in over at Computer Shopper magazine after which I felt compelled to expand on my thoughts. I chose to do so at the kkoagulaa blog since some of the surrounding issues are addressed pretty thoroughly in thee kkoagulaa manifestoooo. […]

  8. Hey there, my name is Boris from Bulgaria, and I have the intention of translating the manifesto in Bulgarian and posting it to my blog. Afterwards, my idea is to write a critical essay on it from a more philosophical point of view. Generally the idea of the manifesto and of the kkoagulaa in particular is fascinating and more or less has been my line of comprehending art (and culture (religion, science) in general). I guess this legitimates the transcending of the idea. Anyway, I wish you luck with the whole project, and maybe, if you guys are capable (in terms of free time and will to do it) to expand the text of the manifesto as an an argumentation and specific examples. This way i think the idea would find more support and response and the manifesto would grow and evolve “easily”.
    Would be glad to get some kind of constructive comment from you. See ya.

    • It would be great to have you translate and post the manifesto. Even more welcome is the critical essay and response. we intended from the start to develop and encourage debate, remixing, de&reconstruction, repudiation, expansion, distillation…

      To expand the text and give examples was part of the plan. Entertaining your input and answering would be very much in the spirit of kkoagulaa, much more so than our sitting in our ivory tower and extrapolating on our points in a vacuum. We intend the manifesto to be more of a conversation and less of a declaration, and what you have proposed would be helping us a great deal.

      Thank you so much for communicating. Your message has us very excited to receive your input.

  9. The translation is done and published:
    http://krgr.wordpress.com/kkoagulaamanifestobg/ and above the text itself I gave some clues to the readers about copyleft, Creative Commons, GNU, and also about the more profound aspect of the text concerning the underlying philosophy and aesthetics of vitalism, creative evolution, hermeneutics, and also give credit to the translators. The manifesto is published as a page on the blog, because I intent to use the ideology (probably stated in a different form) for my writings and an artistic circle which some friends and I are trying to form. I came to this idea, because I have been doing so for some time, and now that it is explicitly stated, it is pretty useful. As for the essay it will take some more time to write it.

    • Thank you so much for your effort and your thoughtful framing of the manifestoooo in your intro. We look forward to reading your essay. It’s heartening that you fostered some conversation surrounding this pre-statement. I’m going to take a moment to get as good a sense as I can of your input, the comment from Rechsprotektor and your answer and post thoughts about the questions and issues raised. (Referencing http://translate.google.com/translate?prev=hp&hl=en&js=n&u=http%3A%2F%2Fkrgr.wordpress.com%2Fkkoagulaamanifestobg%2F&sl=bg&tl=en&history_state0= for what it’s worth. I hope you can point out where I get the wrong end of the stick.) You are making a great contribution to the net iteration of our manifestooo and open up its scope to include commerce, copyright, which was not as explicitly addressed as it may have been.

      To take in everything you have already raised, we may have to supplement with an additional kkodexx kkoagulaa…

  10. Thank you so much for your effort and your thoughtful framing of the manifestoooo in your intro. We look forward to reading your essay. It’s heartening that you fostered some conversation surrounding this pre-statement. I’m going to take a moment to get as good a sense as I can of your input, the comment from Rechsprotektor and your answer and post thoughts about the questions and issues raised. (Referencing http://translate.google.com/translate?prev=hp&hl=en&js=n&u=http%3A%2F%2Fkrgr.wordpress.com%2Fkkoagulaamanifestobg%2F&sl=bg&tl=en&history_state0= for what it’s worth. I hope you can point out where I get the wrong end of the stick.) You are making a great contribution to the net iteration of our manifestooo and open up its scope to include commerce, copyright, which was not as explicitly addressed as it may have been.

    To take in everything you have already raised, we may have to supplement with an additional kkodexx kkoagulaa…

  11. Well, I cannot hide my pride, even if I wanted to; I mean, I am glad the of the development of it all; and especially your feedback, which is a great motivation for me. I hope that the ongoing discussion will be the beginning of a much larger discourse. Concerning the discussion below the text, I am afraid that the Google translator is not capable of translating the intended meaning correctly.
    Generally, the criticism the text met so far (not only in the blog) concerns its non-programme characteristics, compared to the classical art manifesto from the beginning of the XX-th century. Nevertheless my opinion (and yours, obviously) is that a manifesto in the current post-modern situation should be a dialogue, not a statement. The next criticism arises from positions which lack a conprehension of the problems concerning copyright and authorship and their re-defining nowadays. This is why I tried to guide the reader.
    Seems to me, that a deeper theoretical background, from which the ideas of the manifesto arise would be appreciated from the readers, as well as a presentation of the factual consequences of the defended position. And the most important aspect, which I am trying to defend in my comments concerns the philospohpical (ontological, ethical and aesthetical) implications of the manifesto’s ideas, which would finally show the manifesto’s (and its whole ideology) unique and authentic approach towards the cultural, social and all other realities it may concern. Also, to make the discourse more focused, an apophatic approach (saying what the manifesto and its ideology is not) would be constructive, because some interpretations of the koagulaa and the manifesto (e.g.: Reichsprotektor’ s political understanding of it) are obviously some kind of misunderstanding of the goals, aim and scope.
    P.S. And surely, I would point out where you’ve got the wrong end of the stick 😉

  12. Urrow sends her thanks for noticing her as part of kkoagulaa.

    The word reads like acid-trails look.

    And take heart: manifestos are made to be misunderstood. That’s how you find out who ‘gets’ you. Were it too simple, it would be just more sense-pollution doing all it can to convince the reader’s mind to be less, not more, above the hoi-polloi…and not have to ponder something to understand it…or to falsely believe the subjective understanding of something is necessarily ‘not getting it’…and fearing oneself not smart or trans- or meta- enough, just hide from any attempt to ‘get it’ at all.

    Choronzon, of course, isn’t a ‘band’ either. Bands jam, play gigs, do live stuff and generally, with notable exceptions, play ‘music’. We’re a ‘project’. (Tho’ not the Alan Parsons sort,)

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