15 novembre 2019
Welcome to ilotopie
2018, our century is 18 years old and what are we doing with this majority?
As Californians promise, we will soon all be 18 years old and for a long time, except that this transhumanist faith sure of knowing where it’s going is already behind us; everywhere, vast populations choose unmarked paths, horizontal futures and the immortality of the planet against that of a few individuals.
By writing the spectacle that is the world, the creators pool in common shareable dreams and utopias. Artists are responsible for the future and it’s such a load that they must be very plentiful to carry it.
But who is not an artist?
Who benefits from silence and acceptance?
Who prevents the indignation-choirs on the big public places of the world from singing together?
Who is disturbed by the expressive freedoms of each? Of all?
Art comes out of the self, art comes out of all.
Let’s denounce ourselves our own blindness and let’s shoulder solidarities.
The pyramids erode with time but a plethora of demons build new ones; be aware, we know today that the pyramids are hollow…
When at the interface of the world, like each artist, but also like each citizen, one must ever seek the best poetically suffused path and the most conducive to the invention of the future.
Recent social and political history leads the public space, meaning our common spaces, toward power struggles and international media competition issues; like the backgrounds on television news the world over, the city becomes playground of the strongest, location of the latest bout and of the following one…
We, artists of urbanites and public places, witness the abduction of common spaces by multinationals, legislators, developers, publicists and warriors. No populace has asked for this, of course.
In this commercial and political hostage situation, art loses its community roots that are so difficult to weave, and of which Street Arts are good craftsmen.
For many of us, the Vichy sparkles not. We will not deliver Street Arts in a humanitarian corridor with a politico-cultural request of weak consensus and humorous animation. However, we can accompany all those who rise up in the cities and squares, because the needs for imaginaries are enormous, in order to learn to see without delegating, to think without dogma.
Bruno Schnebelin, artist at ilotopie