The Iconoclast [In the Beginning]

The Iconoclast

The iconoclast is a “breaker or destroyer of images”. Centuries later, an iconoclast was viewed as “one who attacks orthodox beliefs or institutions.” I who criticize enlightenment values.

No culture can survive without iconoclasts. Those who overturn conventional wisdom and challenge the mores of a culture.

Iconoclasts are few and far between. Most of us are limited by constraints the human brain places on innovative thinking.

These include fear of failure, the urge to conform,
the tendency to accept well-established norms.

Conformity Is Yielding to Group Pressure

Falling in with the majority is a need a to ‘fit in’, be
liked (normative], a need to be correct (informational),
or to conform to a purposeful role (identification).

We feel secure in a group which consists of others like us. They may be of a similar age, culture, religion, or educational status.

This creates ‘group-think’, a pattern of thought characterized by self-deception, forced manufacture of consent and conformity to group values and ethics. If I’m like you like me. []

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Wild Young Things

In the age of hyper-capitalism, the tentacles of
corporate hegemony extend further into our lives.

The words once used to signify creative rebellion, difference,
controversy and provocation, have been co-opted and fetishised.

Contemporary art is used to sell life-styles, promote tech products,
entice property buyers to galleries in areas ripe for gentrification.

The bourgeoisie are always ready to accommodate
the aggression of the avant-garde and canonise
its works of resistance. Those wild young things
will easily be tamed by making them celebrities.

The avant-garde cultural battle consumes itself. Increasingly
narcissistic, art has become the celebration of individualism.

The avant-garde is part of the spectacle, in which smug liberals can ride the trend wagon. Challenging society’s mores becomes fashion statement. Warholism marketing is the dominant form.

The contemporary avant-garde reflects the vulgar, commodified, institutionalised, deliberately outrageous art world for investors.

The bourgeoisie have faith in western values. What better way to shake that faith than expose the indoctrination of those values?

Wild Young Things turn their manifestos into artworks. Without further doubt. Rebellion will quickly be appropriated. We chase our tales. We’re left with ludicrous. I’m expected to play my part.

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The Iconoclast Chapter 4

Career Trajectory

polemicist    philosopher    sexpert    post-literary writer   
western dissident artist    self-conscious prophet    scourge
of the bourgeoisie    idle thinker    abstractionist    self-growth satirist    post-modern preacher    the great pretender

The individual can no longer be live.
A stand-instead. That’s the artwork.

What can it be called: future fragmen-
tation, abstract condensation, blanked?

Each image as like a collage: bits and pieces
taken from web searches and streamed thought.

Texts [briefs] are a mixture of experimental
prose, transgression and minimal journalism.

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Need Less Order?

Uncategorised / Abstraction / Anti-Capitalism / Avant Prose

Bourgeois Democracy / Briefs / Class War / Conceptual Writing

Condensation / Consumer Culture / Doubt / Experimental

Extraction / Faction / Flash Fiction / Grammar / Iconoclast

Idiom / Individualism / Indoctrination / Life on the Web

Media Propaganda / Photowork / Pop Art / Sexual / Simulation

Social Media / Text / The Conceptualist / Western Propaganda

What’s this about? Check the categories above.

It’s a new form of fiction. Short bursts.

How many takes make a scene? I don’t know which one I’m in.

This site is devoted to disturbing the peace.

If you’re looking for sex come here. []

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