Research on shorter, pithier manifestos in art and design.
Mini-manifestos avoid the essay form, and are often written as a list of statements. They're more direct. They're more poetry, less prose. Sometimes they're as short as a single sentence.
Cortney Cassidy, from A Soft Manifesto
These principles act as a soft manifesto for myself, and for anyone else who wants to be an artist practicing for softer reasons at softer paces in softer spaces:
- Can you afford to break down any barriers between your work and the audience? (monetary, language, accessibility, etc.)
- What can you gain, that is not money, from the work?
- Who, that is not you, can gain from the work?
- Can you remove yourself from the center of the work?
- Does the work consider its impact on our planet?
- Does the work consider your politics?
- Does the work reflect your understanding of the responsibility of being human?
- Have you learned all you can from the work before presenting it as finished?
- In what ways have you grown or changed from older work, and are you proud of these changes?
- Can you afford to rest?