An explanation of the atavistic monstrosistic metaphystic mephistic mystic schtick…|
“Do you see those flowers growing on the sides of the abyss whose beauty is so deadly and whose scent is so disturbing? Beware…” – de Guatia
Syncretism [sing-kri-tiz-uh m, sin-], noun: 1. The attempted reconciliation or union of different or opposing principles, practices, or parties, as in philosophy or religion.
All ideas have an image. We were originally an hieroglyphic species, before the restrictive linguistic and alphabetical systems we use now were adopted. We relate to our ‘reality’ through evolving media, the cycle an infinified re-alignment of schema to overcome reactive forces. If we are honest we must admit we do not invariably construct our own thoughts. The universe may be a creative process carried on by our imagination, but it is recursive and repetitive, sense data interpreted along symbolic lines remodelled over and over, and often well beyond our control. An authentic experience is therefore one that can convincingly represent a break in the cycle; therefore the artist’s role is that of the shaman and psychopomp.
“If you see a cliff, jump off…” – Old TOPY proverb… Time to wake up now and say goodbye. Poor Tom shall lead thee.
This is an accumulation of years of sensory overload: films, music, books, graphic novels, tattoos, photographs, paintings and the sewage-treatment plant that is the internet. Invariably, the images are symbolic compositions that represent a process of self-medication or therapy. Hours hunched over the paper with a micro-point ink pen are tunc absens animo. It is hardly a conscious process, more often just sporadic flickers: unexpected while grappling with ‘-isms’, floating in light, getting galactic on the great plains of planes. They’re the product of too much time in books about the vastness, of trying to see all from the nearest cosmic neighbour, warping along the undulation of ambient dub, heavy-psych and vacuum-cleaner recordings…
1. “The Psychick Bible”, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
2. “The Secret History of the World”, Jonathan Black
3. “The Phenomenon of Man”, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
4. “The Invisibles: Say You Want a Revolution” , Grant Morrison