The American landscape, littered with malls, and pop culture, is accelerating towards an holographic structure. Within the medium of the holograph, any fragment (or any single point) contains all information that may be found in the whole. Broadcast television images and comercial radio neutralize the American imagination. Assumption of this form marks the death of democratic, participatory public space and the collapse into commodity culture. There are already too many opiates for successful revolution.
TONEBURST is a tear in the all-too comfortable 3-D fabric of late capitalism, a space of disorientation/experimentation.
TONEBURST is one building block in the evolution
flip the script
* What happens when collage (a politics of radical inclusion) and collaboration (cutting down the artist-as-Hero that supports Western 'masterpeices' and building fluid, consensual group works) are the guiding principles to an artistic endeavor, creating works that museums can't capture?
* When risk, creativity, and improvisation are crucial ingredients in the recipe for change?
* What new social configurations are possible when you cut across those dusty borders of race, gender, sexuality, and class, and rearrange along more dynamic channels?
* What sort of transformations--aesthetic or political (is there a difference?)--will rise up out of the mix?
Toneburst has a lot of questions to ask. And it begins by creating a space in which to ask them.