Hey all you artists, designers, architects & engineers out there,
The time has come to envision a new aesthetic!
To come to the realization that the straight line is a godless and amoral aberration with no place in nature. Then begin a move away from clean, correct lines, rectangles and perfect circles break out of the modernist, logic-freak project to compartmentalize reality and quantify everything. The time has come to shift from mo to pomo to a new nomo era.
. . . bring together a messy, curvy aesthetic, one based in bodies and biology instead of mathematics and measurement. Let's mimic nature more in our art, our poetry, in our human relations, our sexual appetites, our love lives, in our democratic systems and our work environments, in how we order and shape our lives and how we interact with the world around us.
architects come up with more modest, more organic structures
engineers seek out more bionomic solutions
artists move from the abstract to the concrete
“ In the course of the 20th century, all the arts became increasingly centered on the human mind and the human sensibility, and increasingly decoupled from the material world. If you think all of the major literary and art movements of the past century, you’ll see that they all tended towards an increasing abstraction. Countervailing movements like “social realism,” etc., invariably came to be marginalized and discredited. The cumulative effect is that we have lost a sense of connection with our surroundings. ”
— Amitav Ghosh, The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable
activists move from intellectualizing to playing Jazz
Let the World Revolution Begin!
From Adbusters 141
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