Manifesto on Becoming our Own Media

#NeWWWorlDisorder performed by Annie Abrahams, Domenico Dom Barra, Michaël Borras A.K.A. Systaime, Curt Cloninger, Carla Gannis, Baron Lanteigne, Patrick Lichty, Randall Packer, Daniel Pinheiro, Dominik Podsiadly, Craig Saper, Paul Wong

We must become our own media by taking command of all conceivable channels & flows of information that are at our disposal & within our reach, situating our bodies & voices in the transmission with abandon.

Angry Women by Annie Abrahams, with Bérénice Belpaire, Ienke Kastelein, Inès Kchaou, Julie Châteauvert, KRN, Laurie Bellanca, Pascale Barret, Paula Roush and Simona Polvani.

We must say whatever needs to be said via the various channels: without hesitation, unabandoned, & without any concern for the status quo.

Mark Napier, Riot

We must & we will use the flows of information to deliver life-rearranging poeticisms that blur the boundaries between the real & the virtual.

#NeWWWorlDisorder with Annie Abrahams, Carla Gannis

We must abandon the anachronistic modes of one-way broadcasting and replace them with new forms of social broadcasting that enable communications to flow in all directions instantaneously & everywhere all at once.

The Post Reality Show, Randall Packer

We must replace the incessant noise of Media Punditry with even more noise & chaos in order to amplify the subliminal effects of the televisual insertion into our nervous system.

From left, Videofreex David Cort, Bart Friedman and Parry Teasdale filmed kids’ programs and daily goings-on in 1973 at their Maple Tree Farm in Lanesville, N.Y.

We must ignore all metrics & analytics all together & be concerned FOREMOST with connecting with the minds of kindred spirits.

Touch, Randall Packer, Galina Mihaleva, students of Nanyang Technological University, performed by Angeline Young

We will in this way find ourselves floating far, far outside the chaos of the Media chatter on an autonomous zone of liberated movement tethered to the network of third space becoming.

We must be resistant to cynical & divisive trolling of the channels of information, to keep the flow moving, always with the raw hope that the Network is a place for people & for magic & for play & for mediating the ills of a world gone mad.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, USA – AUGUST 11: Neo Nazis, Alt-Right, and White Supremacists encircle and chant at counter protestors at the base of a statue of Thomas Jefferson. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

And, we must not think that dreams are in fact impossible, otherwise we are doomed to boil in our own juices.

The Post Reality Show, Randall Packer

So long as we are bound to the Media, who write the narrative of our lives, we will no longer be at the authorial center of our own reality.

Open Source Studio, California Institute of the Arts, Randall Packer

Therefore, we must treat the channels of information as the gateway to our own revolutionary University of Freedom of Thought, a space where we can educate one another, and where everyone is both professor & student, equal & without hierarchy whatsoever.

We must be our own Media to reassure ourselves that anything is possible, so long as we are not beholden to the Media telling us what to think & how to digest the unfolding events of the world.

The Post Reality Show, Randall Packer

Rather than being a passive consumer of the Media, we must reinvent our own reality according to whatever we imagine the Transmission to be.

Ant Farm, Media Burn

We must no longer passively accept the Media & its Message but rather challenge its primacy & undermine its dominance on our our own terms.

Diana Toh