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 :
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:)
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.
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.