Surrealist Cookbook recipe 1: building from the aleotory Austin Spare did it. William S. Burroughs did it. Plenty of others have done it as well. The idea is simple. Use an aleotory process to create raw material. Select from that material. Use your selections to consciously build your final product. In the case of Spare,… Continue reading The Surrealist Cookbook: recipes 1 through 4
It doesn't matter whether you like it or you don't, second-wave surrealism has arrived. Second-wave surrealism is exactly the same as the first wave. Only this time we avail ourselves of all that has come since then. We have new media, new modes of expression, new understandings of aesthetics and phenomena and, perhaps most importantly,… Continue reading Like It Or Not, Second-Wave Surrealism Is Here
Sometime in the late twentieth century, about the time the Berlin Wall fell, it seemed like everything was in flux. With the Cold War at an end, the internet just emerging, and a political pendulum beginning its swing toward a more leftist/progressive world-view, the future appeared to be unwritten. The direction of our civilization was… Continue reading Was William S. Burroughs the Grandfather of Memetic Warfare?
Latest research says that human behavior is largely guided by the unconscious mind. Reality Is Fake wants your unconscious mind to work for you, not against. This twelve minute video will not cure all your ills. It will, however, disrupt certain patterns in your psyche. You will have a chance to reshape your circumstance. Watch… Continue reading How Much Does Your Unconscious Mind Rule Your Daily Experience?
Was Marcel Duchamp a wrecker of civilization, or a savior of the human spirit? Traditionalists sometimes point to Duchamp's work as an assault upon art itself, and therefore the reason for the degradation of art in our current times. These people, though, make the mistake of oversimplification. They limit art to the production of beauty,… Continue reading How Marcel Duchamp Used a Toilet to Expose the Symbolism Cartels