1) WHAT IS THE SITUATION:
We have acknowledge that life as we know is going to be impossible to maintain.
What we optimistically predicted for our near future is not going to be so. Uncertain of what it will look like, science points out that unless things are changed we will face in a few decades devastating consequences:
Temperature will rise, implying crop failures and lack of water access to much more people than we could ever think.
This, first of all, will produce massive migration as we have never seen before, and what are the probabilities that the borders of all our “northern” countries (main polluters btw) will open to host the people of the most disadvantaged ones? … To put it differently: we won’t extinct peacefully.
Do you really think climate change will not affect you?
Not only the future will defer from our common vision, but it is about to become a nightmare.
Right now, unless a sum of radical changes impulse the whole structure of our society towards a different direction, its constant need of economic growth, consumerism, waste, inequality will take out most of the species, included ours into an unavoidable extinction.
Governments and Media are failing to provide climate justice, we are in this almost point of non-return where either we act now, either there will be no way to stop the possible damages of our lack of commitment to save the human existence (as we know it). Not only for future generations but.. also for ours.
This (and much more) is not the summary of an apocalyptic book, but scientific predictions, which say that the point of non-return is realistically 12 years from now.
2) What must be done
As a consequence, at this stage, art and culture needs to over take the role to:
1. create awareness,
2. demonstrate for the change.
3) Why art? and our vision of it.
Art enables us to play with the world as if this was an unlimited playground, it give us the option to play with the rules, to change them, to modify them and imagine solutions which our perception of reality/normality could sometimes limitate.
Art should be a direct driver of conversation, a space that provokes debate, that fosters change.
Art needs to use all its elements to strike the attention of our society towards a possible better future.
We want ART TO POINT OUT TO THE RIGHT ENEMY: CAPITALISM.
We want art to defeat advertisement, art to defeat the constant need to buy more.
We want art to stop being a commodity good for big investors to perpetuate their status.
We want art to be made by everyone, to be used as therapy agains our manipulative society. As a way of people to introspect, create self awareness, and to extend our thoughts in a philosophical way- Art can be made by all, we need to explore our own mean of productions, woodblock, carpentry, metal, digital, pencil, masks.
Art needs to be defiant and be in itself a means to revolt against our imposed society.
Art shall reconsider itself and explore new or old ways of production which work according to our values.
Art must support the open declaration of this Ecological Emergency.
4) What are our intentions:
We are hereby, declaring a CULTURAL REVOLUTION, and so we as artist and as humans we have the obligation to gather our skills, our means, our ideas and our work/powerforce to be the motor of change.
We have the responsibility to use imagination and creative skills to shape a new version of the world, to present the future as it is, to depict the truth of the present, to make people know the reality hidden behind this image and advertisement world, a consumers society, a non humanitarian financial monarchy.
We must draw, create and live the UTOPIA.
We, by playing with the rules of this world we can turn it upside down.
We can make it better.
FROM THE AAA HOLON we intend to motivate and be an example to follow by creating projects following out intentions.
- Body politics - As a direct response to the need of our times.
- Artvivism - As educational tool.
- Extinction Rebellion Arts Factory - as a tool to change the Political
AND MANY more to come.
We must do as much as we can to avoid disaster predicted, we must break with the establishment, and everyone should be able to join.
All the decisions of your day to day life should correspond to your thoughs, which can certainly change and evolve.
WE WANT ART THAT FIGHTS:
- Against capitalism,
- Explosion and imperialism,
- against people becoming unconscious advertisers of the system.
- inequality, race and sex discrimination.
- Money driven society
- Freedom instead of the constant needs.
- Recycling, re-using, transforming
- Body to become the visible expression of our thoughts. None the ones imposed by the big companies.
- We proposed a society in which caring jobs are valuate and payed off,
- We proposed the companies to pay the damages of their unmoral use of resources, waste and pollution.
We want ART TO POINT OUT TO THE RIGHT ENEMY: CAPITALISM!!
WE WANT ART TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION.
CONCLUSION and invitation to Join the revolution.
OUR ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO EXPLORE ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS TO THE NEOLIBERALISM SYSTEM. USING ART AS A WAY TO CREATE AWARENESS AND EXPLORE POSIBLE SOLUTIONS.
WE ARE ABOUT TO UNDERTAKE A CULTURAL REVOLUTION,
and art must comply with the obligation te become the motor for change.
With this manifesto we invite you all to do the best to avoid this,
Because YES, it will affect YOU and YES we still have a bit of time to ACT.
Therefore, we invite you to explore, shape, transform, rebel, destroy through ART…