Aurum Nostrum kkastt I
solve et coagula
dissolve and coagulate
separate and join together
solve or solutio – the breaking down of elements
coagula – their coming together
in the process of transmuting base metal into gold
or arriving at the philosopher’s stone
This statement will evolve as we evolve, as you respond and remix it, as worlds collapse and returnâ¦
This manifesto is a living document, constantly evolving, part of the process of art itself. kkoagulaa is a living, constantly evolving entity, a shout from the mountaintop proclaiming the primacy of the act of creation.
All life is a collage of every form that has been engaged in a dance with the chaos that calls forth new forms. Order dissolves into chaos and then collapses into a higher form of order. This holds true for galaxies, ecosystems, empires and civilizations. The Universe, society, culture manifests in eternal change, and so should music and art.
The artifacts of kkoagulaa too are not so many calcified forms, but moments of the process of discovery captured. In a time when the business and cultural role of music and art is becoming increasingly destabilized, a quickening of chaotic activity ends up opening up new possibilities. This period of chaos before new structures coalesce into the next orthodoxy, before a possible return to and strengthening of corporate hegemony, the creative community has an opportunity to stretch out beyond safe art and safe social functions.
Better still, we see an opportunity to include everyone when we talk about the creative community. Not in theory, not as a fluffy bromide to flatter an âaudienceâ or a way to make âcustomersâ feel included in something when theyâre nothing but another resource to be exploited. Art exists for you to shape it, hijack it and remake, remix, reiterate and even reject it. It is for you to inspire thought, critical thinking, re-consideration.
You are part of kkoagulaa. Your grandma is a node of kkoagulaa. Your cat is integral to kkoagulaa. Art is commentary on society and culture, whether it is intended to or not. We have been sold a notion that art is something the majority is to sit back and passively observe, if art plays a role in daily life at all. It is vital that you reject that notion. Throw it out, public, go on, take the next step.
kkoagulaa declares that society, culture and all actions in space-time are examples of art, and by extension magic, the continued creation of the Universe. All life, all processes, all art and the Universe is partially finished. Nothing will be done until the Universe collapses in on itself. And even then, the process begins anew.
You create the patterns you see in everything you behold, hear, touch and think about. You create the meaning of a work of art. By looking at it, listening to it, reflecting on it, you complete the creative act. should you take that symphony, piece of writing or painting and add your own touch, cut it up and recombine the elements, you bring the process further.
Aurum Nostrum kkastt II
Improvising on memeplex patterns
Achieving altered nation states
Advance guard of armies
of brutalized art
Excessive inquisitiveness quelled
by a chemical shroud
Propaganda, trenches dug
in your patch of reality
Filled in, dirt dispersed
in a great uncovering
Creation and chaos,
All time is, then, now, after,
all one moment
Beginning to end, alpha to omega,
ssolvve to kkoagulaa.
Elements from the recording sessions for the debut kkoagulaa album “Aurum Nostrum Non Est Aurum Vulgi”
Aurum Nostrum kkasttIII