Back in high school, I had wanted to write one. Though I am glad I never did. I’m sure it would have been ridiculous and not in a good, Dada kind of way. Also I became unsure of what exactly the manifesto would be for. Who would read it? After all, a manifesto is a type of declaration and, let’s face it, teenagers go about their days making declarations almost ceaselessly.
But now I’m older and involved in an actual movement of sorts. It occurred to me that we could all make an Art & Science Manifesto; something that outlines the goals for Sci-art. It can be anything we want; fun, silly, serious, contradictory and totally untenable in the real world. Just like a real manifesto!
I’ll kick it off by altering the first sentence of the original Surrealist Manifesto:
“We are still living under the reign of logic, and the logical processes of our time should be applied to the solution of problems that encompass all of our interests…”
What would you like to add to the Art & Science Manifesto?
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