Manifesto

  • By Pieter Lategan

The behaviour of an Artist

An Artist is not a god
An Artist uses his own ideas to create art
An Artist shall not steal
An Artist shall not lie
An Artist shall not kill
An Artist shall forgive
An Artist must work smart
An Artist must copy to be able to create
An Artist must use his imagination

The love live of an Artist

He must love himself
He must love his neighbor
He must love life in any form

The Artist and Sensual Feelings

An Artist must be suggestive
An Artist must be romantic
An Artist must feel he is a sexual being
An Artist must know the difference between clean and filth
An Artist must know the difference between hot and cold
An Artist must be able to desire

The Artist and Suffering

An Artist must suffer to better his work
An Artist will transform when suffering
An Artist must be able to grieve
An Artist must be able to cry

The Artist and Depression

An Artist must understand depression is a sickness
An Artist must keep himself busy to avoid depression
An Artist must understand that depression will not help with creativity

The Artist and Murder

An Artist must not kill himself
An Artist must not wish to die
An Artist must not kill his work
An Artist must avoid conflict which can lead to jealousy and then killing

The Artist and Inspiration

An Artist must understand that he needs to work
An Artist can wait for Inspiration
An Artist inspiration will be measure by his creativity

The Artist and Self-Control

An Artist must control him and his work
An Artist must not lose focus

The Artist and Transparency

An Artist must not hide his art then he is weak
An Artist must not hide him then he is weak
An Artist is transparent with his work

The Artist and Symbols

An Artist must be able to create his own symbols
An Artist uses symbols for his own language to be translated

The Artist and Silence

An Artist must be able to work in silence
An Artist must make space for silence
An Artist must understand that silence is the key to work in

The Artist and Isolation

An Artist must be able to live in isolation
An Artist was born alone and will die alone
An Artist need loneliness which will give the Artist freedom

The Artist and and basic Possessions

An Artist needs a pencil
An Artist needs a piece of paper
An Artist needs to be warm
An Artist needs to have a roof over his head
An Artist needs to have food

Inspired by Marina Abramović