Macu MoMa, 2017
THE R(EVOL)UTION OF THE IMAGERY AGE
This is a manifesto with a post-humanist approach, once the human trajectory has catastrophically disappointed its own ideals and the human being appears again dwarfed before the grandiosity of the natural cosmos and its codes, indecipherable yet for our limited consciousness. A perception accentuated when we assimilate that we still do not know anything and our winds of wisdom fall ridiculed by their own non-specific weight.
This manifesto resonates with the trans-humanist trend of the current conscious revolution, relying on the visionary movement of those who consider and work on the possibility of evolving our own cognitive capacities beyond reasoning. This is the time of the perceptual revolution in which our senses evolve, and we conquer wider planes of existence. It is a time of no time, in which we get rid of the direction of linear time, accessing realities in which present, past, and future happen simultaneously. The evolution of consciousness to its timeless fifth dimension exhorts us from the artificial matrix in which we still fit our existences and synchronize us more directly with the absolute truth.
This is an anti-rationalist manifesto within this context, freeing the process of understanding from the limits of reason, and liberating creators from the walls of the limited rational ability imposed on the human being. Because the truth behind reality does not attend or have to meet the needs of limited reasoning, it can only resonate with the consciousness in tune. Let's hope that one day humanity can elaborate all the edges that the truth hides, or better yet, that we do not even need to understand it through the thinking mind, but we can live it consciously with holistic plenitude. We will assimilate the whole and live in its oblivion.
In this decadence and dissolution of orthodoxy, the universe's overwhelming magnitude provokes uncertainty, rebounding the friction of opponents conserving the prevailing kinetic force. But acquiring a new characteristic order of time is key to assimilating an innovative and renewing perception of life and its significance in the universal existence, trespassing the personal sphere and deconstructing our current reality's limitations.
TIME AS PERCEPTION
Time is a concept that has fascinated us since the dawn of understanding, perhaps because of the inability to fully conceive it, even after its relentless passing. It is not a total incomprehension of time but rather the misunderstanding of its totality. Early in life, we come to understand the hours and the pieces of the clock. Through its movement, that wheel gear transmits the kinetic energy to the ironically named escapement of the clock, which distributes the beats through which those incorruptible hands control our lives, intrinsically related to the beat of our hearts and the pace of our life.
Time seems to be an indispensable magnitude in our routine of life. We measure the microseconds, seconds, minutes, hours... configuring the duration of our days of light and night, and with the help of the moon and the sun, our months and years. We cannot imagine a world without time. It invades every moment of our lives, subduing us, and even so, we know that this artificially created order could be completely different.
Einstein whispered that time is relative and can only measure it from a specific point through its relation to movement in space. The same one who said that he would rather have been a watchmaker, only had he known the destruction and damage that his findings would cause with the atomic bomb. Unfortunately, so, it also showed us that the conquest of truth is not always suitable for humans.
MYTH AS EVOLUTION
Thanks to him, we also know that the only universal constant, the speed of light, is constant by and from the observer's point of view. This specific point of observation from which we measure time and light is only ours. This relative way of measuring time is intrinsically based on life on the planet and its cosmic influences. In turn, biological life is determined by the passage of time in a relationship of reciprocal interdependence. Thus, our concept of time acquires its most vital meaning in its biological task. In the humanist study of existence, time is both a measurable dimension and an inscrutable mystery in equal parts. Our physical and semantic analysis of the complexity of time contrasts with its impassive pragmatism, in dualism as swaying as life itself.
Humanity has continually created myths to build its particular vision of the world, symbolically representing its relationship with the mysteries of life and seeking the longed-for meaning of its very existence. In this sense, time has acted as a myth for humanity, helping us structure life in periods and deal with the life cycle accordingly.
It is the challenge of each generation to find the myths that encompass the understanding of the conquest of truth. Therefore, contemporary myths would need to include the latest findings of the ever-going research on our reality's very fabric. When audiovisual works came about, art entered the temporal dimension by adding time to its palette. Little we knew, it was the mere perception of time that humanity would precisely need to evolve to access the fifth dimension of conscious awareness.
IMAGINATION AS TRUTH WHISPER
It seems that within the Imagery Age we live in, humanity is immersed in an imagery revolution, in which progress pushes our bit of consciousness toward a drastic change in the perception of the visible and invisible reality. Imagination captures the truth before we can prove it, and this eternal advance towards a higher understanding of the reality in which we participate presents us with a difficult scenario to conceive, forcing us to postpone the mundane conception we have made of time and reality to enter into a field of thought that must cover higher summits.
Scientific revelations have transcended into contemporary cultural and social manifestations, fascinated by the unlimited possibilities proposed by overcoming our three-dimensionality to conceive more of the multidimensional universe in which we really live. Considering art as a way of knowledge is proof of that true imagination, an intuitive approach to a latent reality that we have not yet dissected completely through reasoning, but that many of us consciously glimpse and make us question everything that we have been considering unquestionable until today. Art turns to be a fundamental pillar of life, now that we know that we create what we believe, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Imagination whispers us the truth behind reality in the game of life.
LIFE AS ART
As an identification process, art transcends the frame, the screen, the text and invades everything. Life is a masterpiece, and we all create one. Together we create existence, and the hordes of oscillating thoughts project the sonic particles' movement that makes it up. We are what we think, and we create what we believe. This manifesto ultimately wishes to relocate life at the ax of our system, within a truly Bio-centric society able to regenerate our natural coexistence. Does consciousness create life, or does life create consciousness?
Given the global repercussions of the act of choice that we all have and make with better or worse accuracy, we repeat the need to become aware, strive to focus the psycho-biological mechanisms of creativity towards plausible futures, and manifest our epiphanies, and we share our findings. And yet, the imagery revolution is slow; it is a languid battle to awaken the sleeping humanity that still guides the movement of the massive waves of thought of herds with obsolete precepts.
LOVE AS BIOLOGY
Within this fabric of sonic waves that encompass material reality dynamics, it is not surprising that consciousness does not reside in the mind, but in the electromagnetic frequency of the heart. The heartbeat connects us to universal consciousness and takes us like a magnet to the highest frequency of existence. The key that more ink has poured into our brief history, although contemporary hyper-rationalization has tried to leave it in captivity.
Love is Biology, the mere logic of life. That force of attraction supposes the movement of cosmic consciousness and generates the rhythm of existence, gravity among inorganic masses, or love among biological organisms. Every organic and inorganic manifestation participates in this movement that, different from light and sound, exists outside the temporal dimension. This absolute consciousness exercises the vibrational energy that interconnects tangible and intangible existence with the grace of minimal effort, and beauty the biological variable that forces the creation of life.
BEAUTY AS PURPOSE OF EXISTENCE
The universe is the origin of all things and their end, and everything in it has consciousness. The tangible and intangible imaginary is the manifestation of absolute consciousness. The analogy between the macrocosm and the microcosm, dictated by the organic code, or beauty, makes us glimpse the whole's profound unity, revealing the interdependence between the psyche and the cosmos and its extreme relevance. Is the creation of beauty the ultimate purpose of all existence? This manifest assumes it is and so gives an entirely different meaning to our lifetime.
The universe wraps us with veils of beauty, making it very easy to empathize with its melody. Let us be seduced by the harmony, balance, and symmetry that the complex ingenuity of nature offers us in all areas of existence. Capture with the heart that ethereal order that structures coherence and allows us to glimpse universal consciousness's actions. Let’s perceive the fragment in the whole, and the whole in the fragment, empowering our creativity as manifestor of our existence with the mere purpose of creating beauty, as life is art.
And so, let's co-create in this infinite continuum of creation of reality of life and time, articulating these universal ideas as one more effort to decipher the visual codes of beauty as the essence of truth.
Nature of beauty,
The beauty of nature is.
Code of life and truth.
Macu Moma, 2017
Ana de Alvear
Juan Carlos Sanchez Duque
Maria Jose Chinchilla