"Shock" (2014) by j0sh1e.
Created with ones, zeros, and flesh.
"The Free University" booklets I made for the Inspiration in the Cut’s We Won’t Sleep (2014) show in Brooklyn tonight.
An Edition of 50, message if interested.
"Creativity is not limited to people practicing one of the traditional forms of art, and even in the case of artists, creativity is not confined to the exercise of their art. Each one of us has a creative potential which is hidden by competitiveness and the aggressive pursuit of success. To recognize, explore, and develop this potential is the task of the school-the Free University.
Creation involves not merely talent, intuition, powers of imagination, and application, but also the ability to shape material that could be expanded to other socially relevant spheres.
Conversely, when we consider the ability to organize material that is expected of a worker, a housewife, a farmer, doctor, philosopher, judge, or works manager, we find that their work by no means exhausts the full range of their creative abilities.
Creative democracy is increasingly discouraged by the growth of bureaucracy, coupled with the aggressive proliferation of an international, standardized mass culture. Political creativity is reduced to the mere delegation of decision-making and power. The imposition of an international cultural and economic dictatorship by the constantly expanding media-combines leads to a poverty of articulation, learning, and the quality of verbal expression.
In the consumer society, when democratic creativity, imagination, and intelligence are not articulated and their expression prevented, they can become defective, harmful, and damaging—and find outlets in corrupted criminal creativity. Criminality can arise from boredom and repressed, unarticulated creativity. To be reduced to consumer values and to see democratic potential reduced to the occasional election-is also regarded as a rejection or a dismissal of democratic creativity.
Environmental pollution advances with the pollution of the individual. Hope is rejected as utopian or as illusionary, and the discarded hope breeds violence. In the school we shall research into the numerous forms of violence, which are by no means confined to the use of weapons or physical force.
As a forum for the confrontation of political or social opponents, the school can set up a permanent seminar on social behavior and its articulate expression.
It is not the aim of the school to develop political and cultural directions, or to form styles, or to provide industrial and commercial prototypes. Its chief goal is the encouragement, discovery and furtherance of democratic potential, and the expression of this. In a world increasingly manipulated by publicity, political propaganda, the culture business and the press, it is not to the named—but the nameless—that will offer a forum.”
The Ghosts of Monarchy Past and Monarchy Present
Printing several of these, message if interested