9 times out of 10 an artist's studio is a chaotic mix of the art and interpersonal experiences that are often weaved throughout the making of the art. These studio elements are often as crucial to the process of creation as the making of the art itself, in many ways it boils down to a kind of environmental collaboration between the guy that works in the lab and the rats that live there.
During the Korean war a group of North Korean scientists did a behavioral study, first using laboratory mice, then American P.O.W's. What they wanted was to discover a way to quell a rebellion within their prison camps. They began by using mice; they placed mice in groups of 15 to 25 and observed what occurred.
Very shortly it became apparent that the mice would divide into cliques or sects, these sects always exhibited two basic characteristics: leaders and followers. Often times the mice would display aberrant, even criminal characteristics. The most significant discovery, however, was the existence of what the scientists would later refer to as a "Dominant five percent". This five percent would often become the ones which displayed the most vicious and aberrant mentality.
But for now we will leave the studio, the lab, and the shores of North Korea for a magical land where dreams do indeed come true: a place called Montreal! L'amour ou à laisser, vous salaud!
Prepare hidden Shamballa,
The fruit is ripe,
Illuminate the soul seat
Mindset of the magus type:
& Offset again.
A great specter is looming over the art world: the specter of Inter|Sekt. For far too long we have watched the artists of our generation turned into a disposable commodity, bought and sold by the galleries, stifled in their expression by the tastes of the art consultants who purchase pieces on behalf of financially minded clients who want a "solid investment".
They have been amalgamated into schools, said schools are a device of gallerists and art historians to divide and conquer the creatives and free thinkers.
For we live in a nation which thinks itself to be free yet is not, they expect the same of their artists.
Our culture has been raped and plundered by the upper echelon, picked apart and sold by the same greed mongers who claim to be it's patrons. The tool which has most effectively stunted the growth of modern American art in particular is the clever indoctrination of this idea of schools to not only the art student but anyone whom even reads a brief survey of the history of art sees that it is broken up into these categorized schools; the philosophies of these various sects creates conflict, division, and ultimately destruction of the morale and submission to the established order. Thus rendering the creative spirit confused and useless.
This helps curb the rebellious spirit of the average citizen outside of the art world in other spheres of society.
Art history is a lie and galleries are dens of thieves!
Inter|Sekt is not destroying the schools or the galleries, we are simply showing you they were never real, at least not in a world outside of that constructed by academics to sell text books to art students.
The reign of the gallerists and art consultants is over when you want it to be.
From the ashes of the indoctrinated schools of every form of art shall arise The New World Creative.
-Steven Lee Matz-
The inter|sekt manifesto