In Kierkegaard, psychology and religion, philosophy and science, poetry and truth merge indistinguishably together in the yearning of the creature.
Manifesto for everyday Life:
by Lars Høie
- Individual creativity is a dogma of contemporary softcapitalism, rather than the domain of non-conformist artists: fiction is everywhere.
- Roland Barthes’ ‘Death of the Author’ revealed that authorship is a capitalist construct. It did not stop authorship; it only showed its hollowness.
- If we had to ask for permission, we would not exist.
- Art is a license to do things wrong. The rest of the world just tries to get it right. We aim to fail, to not know, to run fast and break things.
- Start copying what you love. Copy, copy, copy. At the end of the copy, you will find yourself.
- You can be copied but you can’t be imitated.
- We must seek to explore new frontiers of creativity, for they are the last hope.
- Ignore your inner voice. Seek instead to adopt voices and opinions that are not your own. This will make them your own.
- If you do something wrong for long enough people will eventually think of it as right.
- Innovate only as a last resort.
- Choice is authorship! Legitimate authorship!
- The moment you stand up in front of people, you are no longer authentic.
- Acting is plagiarism.
- My intention is simply to create work that contaminates history.
- Anyone can do what I do, but they do not dare it. They are afraid of being called frauds, fakes, thieves.
- Art is something that makes nothing happen.
- Love art, hate the art world!
- Every word I say is stupid and false. All in all, I am a pseudo.
- If something is not false, do not trust it.
- I want the freedom not to be great.
Manifesto for everyday Life - Lars Høi
“Writing, to be effective, must follow closely the thoughts of the writer, but not necessarily the order in which the thoughts occur. This calls for a scheme or procedure. In some cases the best design is no design, as with a love letter, which is simply an outpouring, or with a casual essay, which is a ramble. But in most cases planning must be a deliberate prelude to writing. The first principle of composition, therefore, is to foresee or determine the shape of what is to come and pursue that shape.”
— 15, Strunk and White’s Elementary Principles of Composition, third edition