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“…the Valley of Astonishment and Bewilderment, where one is a prey to sadness and dejection. There sighs are like swords, and each breath a bitter sigh; there, is sorrow and lamentation, and a burning eagerness. It is at once day and night. There, is fire, yet a man is depressed and despondent. How, in his bewilderment, shall he continue his way? But he who has achieved unity forgets all and forgets himself. If he is asked: ‘Are you, or are you not? Have you or have you not the feeling of existence? Are you in the middle or on the border? Are you mortal or immortal?’ he will reply with certainty: ‘I know nothing, I understand nothing, I am unaware of myself. I am in love, but with whom I do not know. My heart is at the same time both full and empty of love.’ “

– Farid ud-Din Attar, (English translation by C. S. Nott)

Chaos

Video inspired by chaos, the science of surprises, of the nonlinear and the unpredictable.

The Emperor’s New Clothes

The title “The Emperor’s New Clothes” refers to the fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen.

Plot (from Wikipedia):
Two con-men arrive at the capital city of an emperor who spends lavishly on clothing at the expense of state matters. Posing as weavers, they offer to supply him with magnificent clothes that are invisible to those who are stupid or incompetent. The emperor hires them, and they set up looms and go to work. A succession of officials, and then the emperor himself, visit them to check their progress. Each sees that the looms are empty but pretends otherwise to avoid being thought a fool.

Finally, the weavers report that the emperor’s suit is finished. They mime dressing him and he sets off in a procession before the whole city. The townsfolk uncomfortably go along with the pretense, not wanting to appear inept or stupid, until a child blurts out that the emperor is wearing nothing at all. The people then realize that everyone has been fooled. Although startled, the emperor continues the procession, walking more proudly than ever.

Business 2024

Business video.

Project MANIFESTO restructured

MANIFESTO started in 2018 as an online project on the domains manifesto.black and manifesto.red, later the domains manifesto.glass, manifesto.directory, and manifesto.systems were added as modules in the project, and the domain manifesto.media became the entrance and the frame for the whole structure.

The content I created for the project are mainly videos, but also notes, images, and web page experiments have lived there, some left again, some still stay.

I recently restructured MANIFESTO on manifesto.media, the other domains may soon belong to someone else. It has been a rule to mention and consider MANIFESTO as a work in progress.

I have also created a video including all current video content from the project, for organizers who are interested in showing content from MANIFESTO for an audience, away from the project’s original context online.

Visit MANIFESTO

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