Friday, 1 February 2008

final draft?


MANIFESTO OF NEO-FUTURISM
20th February 2008 – Brighton


1. This exaltation of urban noise (in all its visual, aural, gustatory and olfactory forms) is for use by the addressee(s) only. If you are the intended recipient, please notify us immediately.
In the dead of noise all we can hear above our heartbeats is the screaming silence of the swarm.
Lull.
Mutation and recombination.
Every throng is all and constant.

2. SPEEDDATING
We have crawled sclerotically into the near present. Terrorised by our own futures, denying our own song.
Commoner.
Reproducer.
Feverish cities.
We must embrace the virus. Disease and risk. Multiply. Feed the urban appetite for collapse.
Mass.

3. BY THE LOOK OF THINGS FROM THE GROUND
We intend to proclaim our anxiety, our failures, our fears, celebrate self-loathing, and joyously affirm our lack. We will set ourselves up to fall ¬– blissfully.

4. CHOOSING PAINT DRYING; THE END IS POSSIBLY IN SIGHT
Our barbarous beauty is swathed by a utility fog – the artist must throw up the hard yellow veil of health & safety: Danger’s song will be sung. NOW, now we intend to holler our passion for vigorous incompetence. We have pre-put ourselves. Clamour for the irregularised space of unaccountability, where we are free to open ourselves up to dreams and deliriums.

5. GLITTER OF KNIVES; CONSENSUS
Do not tolerate. Nothing should be tolerated. Repressive tolerance leads to stress, stress leads to conflict. Tragedy, pain a human becomes or peril Unrequited, further enduring.

6. OFFROADING
Deals await you or your Gold. We are all disabled by our lust. Be inspired by the dysfunctional consumer. He cannot help himself.
We don’t know what we wished, we have no vision, we only see the searing colours.
We reject the quest for redemptive purity in this age of environmental apocalypse,
and magnificently wrestle our own filth in the wet labs of executive swamps. Ours is a dirty revolt.

7. NEXT UP
We will enchant the passage of the dragging route.
Delight the creeping pace of travel.


8. MAYBE JUST ONE WORD WILL DO IT?
Each gesture serves to commemorate the last.
A celebrant’s training montage: Sound-bitten-interactivity-niche-sexuality-architectural-vanity-project-creative-quarter/hub/cluster-regeneration-inclusivity-choice … We urge you to cry your own.

9. PACIFIER DELIVERABLE KITS
Art will not save the world.

11 comments:

  1. Giuseppe Marinetti1 February 2008 at 23:34

    I think the opening is now a bit clunky, and maybe the introduction I was looking for can come in the form of a title for the manifesto. So let's go back to the original. I love the reworking of the penultimate stanza, tht works really well. So I guess we're there...

    Joe

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  2. its kinda meant to be clunky, like the official notices you get at the end of emails, the opposite to the poetics it then goes into, but using grandiloquent words to satirise its sterility. however i get your point and it could be read other ways, its up to you boss!

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  3. ps: i dont think it should have a title, apart from the "manifesto of neo-futurism" - it would indicate that it could be summed up in that title, so whats the point in the rest!

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  4. Guiseppe Marinetti2 February 2008 at 11:12

    All I meant about the beginning was that the repetition of the word Noise was clunky. As in "exultation of urban noise" and then just after, "in the dead of noise". The second iteration is much better, so we should drop the first. Which of course, goes against my previous instruction. Oh well...

    And I agree with you about the title - how about The Founding Manifesto of Neo Futurism.

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  5. Hi guys,
    quite something!! 'Joyously affirming lack', falling blissfully, vigorous incompetence, I like that-
    what I can't underwrite is 'celebrating self-loathing'- nothing to celebrate there, too much self loathing already out there; lets keep talking!
    Eva

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  6. disagree with you there eva, self-loathing is part of the human condition - we should learn to work with it !

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  7. joe - lets go back to original working of statement number 1.
    i think it was better when it was simply: "This is for use by the addressee(s) only. If you are the intended recipient, please notify us immediately."

    so maybe the title could then read:
    MANIFESTO OF NEO-FUTURISM
    (an exulatation of urban noise)
    ?

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  8. whoops, that should have read 'exultation' - am typing in the dark

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  9. Giuseppe Marinetti3 February 2008 at 22:01

    "i think it was better when it was simply: This is for use by the addressee(s) only. If you are the intended recipient, please notify us immediately." - that's exactly what I meant... Cool! And yes the title and sub-title is good. Barring any adverse comments before tomorrow morning; consider it signed off. Well done you...

    Joe

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  10. EGG 5
    EGG 4
    EGG 3
    EGG 2
    EGG 1
    EGGNITION!

    I think it is just the ticket x

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  11. wow, sure is quite something.

    you must be a magician, there is so much imagery and... in so few words. insightful.

    my feeling...self-loathing, a great point to move forwards from. Bring it on!

    Abbie

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