Beyond collage and other non robotic activities.
1) We live in the era of über-information. Sometimes it turns into inspiration; many other times makes people repeat formulas and trends in the search of a slight amount of comfort and self-assurance.
2) We are part of this. We hate this.
3) We make art. We are visual explorers trying to find new ways to tell stories. Old stories told in a new form. New stories expressed with ancient mechanisms.
4) We seek to expand the boundaries of our practice; we would like to add (little) new things to the pile of works (a fucking big mountain) called the history of art. This is something that we may achieve and will try.
5) Postmodernism is not an excuse for lazyness or a shelter for mediocres.
6) We use collage as our weapon of choice. Collage is limited; collage is endless.
7) We love people making collage, but lately we´re discouraged seeing a vast army of people repeating the same collages endlessly. Hundreds cloning what two or three artists once created.
8) This limited creative attitude is what we call robotic, done with precision but with no heart. We don´t believe that this kind of robots will make meaningful art.
9) We want to encourage the work of people trying new things and going beyond the expected; opening new ways of using this (and other) technique. We try to do it, and embrace failure as part of the process.
10) We don´t want to enter a loop of self-deception: we would rather do it wrong than again.
11) Like John Baldessari once wrote: We will not make any more boring art. Or at least we´ll try.
12) This is a good number to finish the proto-manifesto.
This proto-manifesto on #collage (and beyond, and other non robotic activities) has been carried out by @maxomatic and @rubenb during one of their glacial encounters.