When audiovisual works came about, art entered in the temporal dimension by adding time to its palette. Little we knew, it was the mere perception of time what humanity would precisely need to evolve, in order to access the fourth dimension of conscious awareness.
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 of 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. That wheel gear that through its movement transmits the kinetic energy to the ironically named escapement of the clock, what distributes the beats through which those incorruptible hands control our lives, intrinsically related to the beat of our heart, and the pace of our life.
Also thanks to him we know that the only universal constant, the speed of light, is it by and for 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, and, 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 a dualism as swaying as life itself.
MYTH AS EVOLUTION
Humanity has continually created myths in order 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 to structure life in periods and deal with the cycle of life accordingly. 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.
It is the challenge of each generation to find the myths that encompass the level of understanding reached in the conquest of truth. Therefore, contemporary myths would need to include the latest findings of the ever going research on the very fabric of our reality. Einstein whistled that time is relative, and that we 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.
IMAGINATION AS TRUTH WHISPER
It seems that, within the Imagery Age we live, humanity is immersed in an imagery revolution, which progress pushes our bit of consciousness towards a drastic change in the perception of visible and invisible reality. Imagination captures the truth before we are able to prove it, and this eternal advance towards a higher understanding of the reality of which we participate presents us a difficult scenario to conceive, forcing us to postpone the mundane conception we have made of time and reality in order 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 that would be proposed by overcoming our three-dimensionality in an effort to conceive the multidimensional universe in which we really live. Considering art as a way of knowledge, is a 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 questioning everything that we have been considering unquestionable until today.
Is this 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 that is 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 fourth dimension exhorts us from the artificial matrix in which we still fit our existences and synchronize us more directly with the absolute truth.
Within this context, this is this an anti-rationalist manifesto, freeing the process of understanding from the limits of reason, liberating creators from the walls of the limited rational ability imposed to the human being. Because the truth behind reality does not attend or have to meet the needs of limited reasoning, but it can only resonates 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.
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 movement of the sonic particles that make it up. We are what we think and we create what we believe. This manifesto ultimately wishes to relocate life at the axe of our system, within a truly a 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, we strive to focus the psycho-biological mechanisms of creativity towards plausible futures, we 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.
In this decadence and dissolution of orthodoxy, the overwhelming magnitude of the universe 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 the biorhythms of our reality.
LOVE AS BIOLOGY
Within the interwoven tissue of sonic waves that encompasses the dynamic of matter in our reality, it is not surprising to understand that consciousness does not reside in the mind, but in the electromagnetic frequency of the heart. It should not surprise us either amidst the sake of the ink that has been poured about it in our brief history. Although contemporary hyper-rationalization has put our hearts into captivity, it is the heartbeat of consciousness that will take us to that higher frequency of existence that we are to penetrate. After all, is the beat of the heart that connect us to the universal consciousness, and Love is the mere logic of life.
The force of attraction is the motion of consciousness, the beat of the clock of existence. We know it as gravity between inorganic masses or love between biological masses. Every organic and inorganic manifestation participates in this movement, which, unlike light and sound, exists outside the temporal dimension. It is this notion of absolute consciousness that exercises the vibrational energy that interconnects existence and the whole, with the grace of minimal effort. Is beauty the origin of the kinetic movement that encompasses its own creation in an infinite continuum?
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 and the analogy between the macrocosm and the microcosm, dictated by the organic code, or beauty, make us glimpse the profound unity of the whole, 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 entire different meaning to our lifetime.
The universe wraps us with veils of beauty, which makes 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 the actions of universal consciousness. 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.