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Autumn is in the air… so time to read. The new issue of the pamphlet is coming up with a whole lot of text.
Kunstenaars gesprekken (translated: Artist talks)
- German artist Silvana Gerards writes a letter to Jonathan Meese and receives a handwritten answer. Read part 2 from the second letter here on presenteert.wordpress.com, right under this post.
- Painter Raymond Cuijpers talks with Jacco Olivier on his painting video’s.
- Ctrlaltdelete.org with Art on the streets.
- Painting agenda.
The third point of the Trinity of Art, awareness, is what is different from animals and babies, which also commits the individual aware of his real identity to a certain responsibility to act according to the instructions of ART, as this conscious individual, the ‘servant of ART’ knows that he only acts in this way due the instructions of ART, so that his actions are in harmony, in the golden ratio, with the bigger picture. As a result of the fact that has been observed, that the acceptance of instructions of the adult individual is different to that of the animal or human baby, where the orders for art are received and executed without consciousness, that is to say by the means of transport which is ‘instinct’.
I am now trying to find other expressions for the means of transport of the ORDER FOR ART in man.
Instead of ‘instinct’:
I. Suggestion: ‘ERZ-Instinct’.
The relationship with the concept ‘instinct’ is maintained with this concept. With the ‘Erz’ prefix a distinction is, however, made and implies that this is a guide or a law which leads to the ‘Erz’ land. Indeed, a baby already lives in the ‘Erz’ land. Yet a baby cannot conceive of and call the ‘Erz’ land as such. It needs an adult intellect for this, which is used by ART as an outlet.
Even if you, Mr. Meese, have, as a child already experienced the ‘Erz’ land (as everybody has), you too have also initially developed an ‘I persona’, and then established that this self-generated ‘I persona’ (ego) is limited and sooner or later manifests a destructive character. The experience of the ego together with its dark side must be undergone in order to recognise its dark side as such, and, finally, to be able to set in motion an inner abandonment of the state of the ego, so that the ‘Erz’-instinct can again take control.
II. Suggestion: the (edgy Kant-like) ‘Extreme Radical Instruction in the Category of Art’.
(Order 0f Art = Principle 0f Reason)
As already mentioned at the beginning, Kant was trying to develop a law for man in which he is guided as reliably as the animal is by instinct. The categorical imperative arose from this. ‘Act in such a way that the maxims of your will can always apply together as a principle of a general law.’
Thus, one should act in such a way that the subjective principles (maxims) according to which one acts, are equivalent to an objective principle (imperative) and could be illustrated by a general law. The origin of this objective principle is reason, which we can also call ART.
That is probably what you mean, Mr. Meese, when you mention ‘objectification’ and say that you are currently the ‘most objectified’. In this way, you say that the subjective individual Jonathan Meese in the state or in the function of ‘Jonathan Meese’ conveys the objective principles of the pure Dictatorship of Art (thus, reason).
The ‘Extreme Radical Instruction in the Category of Art’ can only be perceived or received in a moment of complete presence, that is, when one acts and does not react. With action, in contrast with reaction, an inner space exists, a complete focus on the present moment, as a result of which, usually, a consequential assertion, as in the method of Kant’s categorical imperative, becomes superfluous, as ART has the upper hand and silences the doubts of the intellect, as the latter is exploited by ART.
The present, the here and now, is always there. We must simply summon it time and again. Thus the ‘I persona’ can no longer stand in the way of the Dictatorship of Art.
In the meantime, be entirely focused on the here and now as often as you can. If you do so, the ‘I persona’ will gradually eliminate itself!
What do you think of that, Mr. Meese?
Or rather: What does ART dictate to the state of ‘Jonathan Meese’? •
ART = Being
ART = Nothingness (Not-being)
ART = the formless
ART = reason
ART = being entirely in the present
ART = NOW!
THE BERLIN ISSUE IS THERE! Guest Editor for this issue is the Berlin based art critic and curator Jurriaan Benschop. He invited 9 Berlin based painters to write about their heroes in painting…
With contributions by:
SEBASTIAAN SCHLICHER (SKETCHBOOKPAGE)
SOFIE BIRD MOLLER
CTRLALTDELETE.ORG (ART ON THE STREETS)
Hey, do you have a relevant text dealing with your painting practise ready, and you want to have it published? Feel free to contact PRESENTeert at email@example.com and we might place it in the new issue…