Thursday, August 31, 2006

Storm Heaven and Protest!

We are the Kollective set up through necessity to combat all cosy and reassuring art forms, to root out and destroy all smirking hippy capitalist swine masquerading as artists and to put the risk-taking back into aesthetic production. We are in favour of art that is aggressive and confrontational, connected to the real, the past and the imaginary world. We are equally opposed to spineless naturalism and gutless abstraction. Art that changes our lives, lives that engage with art. Love, hate, pain, rage, humour.

We want to bring about a multitude of art and writing dedicated to that which we can see and touch, smell and hear, not the state-sponsored audio-visual wallpaper filling up the museums and galleries like fat clogging up arteries. We aim to put the art world on a strict diet...a diet of high-fibre reality, a cold shower as opposed to art that embraces you like a lukewarm bath.

We are in favour of art, whatever the medium, that is unafraid to engage both the heart and the mind. We want art full of blood, sweat and tears. If the only art that so-called artists produce is mired in self-indulgence they should get themselves another self.

Roar! Come and join us!


Blogger West said...

You've been listening to that Bryan Ferry, haven't you Mollster??

(Fuckin' A - wouldn't change a word of your Manifesto!)

Fancy setting up a Cabaret, Voltaire?

12:05 PM  
Blogger Molly Bloom said...

I was a bit worried this was a bit 'full on'. I'm glad you liked it. Tis our mantra against Hoxton don't you think?

2:51 PM  
Blogger Istvanski said...

Is this to do with championing / promoting original art from the members of the Kollective or/aswell as publicising art by others that allready exists and/or is well established.

Molly - that was a bold manifesto!
Don't start going soft thinking that it may have been too much.

3:53 PM  

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