“Things I Would Not Normally Recycle”
On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, the Owl & Ibis Confluence of Minds took a swipe at the Dark Mountain Project by tapping into our respective creative spirits. Why? Perhaps to actively, personally demonstrate to ourselves that the human creative spirit is alive, well and ever necessary – now, if not more than ever, during the 200,000-year evolutionary history of Homo sapiens.
Necessary, especially now, given DMP’s and others’ claims of impending global catastrophe(s) from human arrogance and delusion, and wasteful, unbridled-growth global capitalism.
Since January, O&I has been closely examining DMP’s bleak forecast, and DMP’s suggestion that only the arts, especially literary efforts at a new “story” for civilization, can help avert the coming fall of Humankind. Tuesday evening’s presentation, “Current Worldviews and Visions of the Future, Art” led by Judith Moore, and the upcoming O&I presentation on June 26, “Current Worldviews and Visions of the Future, The Humanities” by John Cruickshank, will conclude O&I’s look at the Dark Mountain Project. To the relief of many, I am sure.
Kudos and a hearty thank you to Judith for organizing and leading this great evening, and to her husband Richard who participated and helped schlep the pile of art materials to the meeting! Judith’s presentation also included showing excellent short videos on creating art works from disposed of materials and Dan Phillips’ construction of alternative homes from found and natural items, and construction project discards.
“Never underestimate the power of human creativity!” one attendee quipped at Tuesday’s meeting.
Great evening, time well spent! At top is an image of one of the evening’s creations. Here are the rest:
Pith helmet a prop, not standard O&I gear. 🙂