These are early scan of early brainstorms i did in order to get a feel for the brief in question. They are faily chaotic but indicate my train of thought at the time.
The Art Manifesto
The art manifesto has been a recurrent feature associated with the avant-garde in Modernism. Art manifestos are mostly extreme in their rhetoric and intended for shock value to achieve a revolutionary effect. They often address wider issues, such as the political system. Typical themes are the need for revolution, freedom (of expression) and the implied or overtly stated superiority of the writers over the status quo. The manifesto gives a means of expressing, publicising and recording ideas for the artist or art group—even if only one or two people write the words, it is mostly still attributed to the group name.
The first art manifesto of the 20th century was introduced with the Futurists in Italy in 1909, and readily taken up by the Vorticists, Dadaists and the Surrealists after them: the period up to World War II created what are still the best known manifestos. Although they never stopped being issued, other media such as the growth of broadcasting tended to sideline such declarations. Due to the internet there has been a resurgence of the form, and many new manifestos are now appearing to a potential worldwide audience. The Stuckists have made particular use of this to start a worldwide movement of affiliated groups.
Manifestos typically consist of a number of statements, which are numbered or in bullet points and which do not necessarily follow logically from one to the next. Tristan Tzara’s explanation of the manifesto (Feeble Love & Bitter Love, II) captures the spirit of many:
“A manifesto is a communication made to the whole world, whose only pretension is to the discovery of an instant cure for political, astronomical, artistic, parliamentary, agronomical and literary syphilis. It may be pleasant, and good-natured, it’s always right, it’s strong, vigorous and logical. Apropos of logic, I consider myself very likeable.”
- Mau (2011) Incomplete Manifesto for Growth. [Online]. Available at: http://www.brucemaudesign.com/4817/112450/work/incomplete-manifesto-for-growth (Accessed: 20 October 2011).
- Danchev, A (2011). 100 Artists’ Manifestos From The Futurists To The Stuckists. 1st ed. London: Penguin Group
- Chochinov (2011) 1000 Words: A Manifesto for Sustainability in Design. [Online]. Available at: http://www.manifestoproject.it/allan-chochinov/ (Accessed: 21 October 2011).
- Cavedogstudio (2011) Manifesto. [Online]. Available at: http://www.cavedogstudio.com/manifesto/index.html (Accessed: 21 October 2011).
- Powr.Proccoli-Kopimi – The Pirate Bay Manifesto (2009) [Online]. Available at: http://www.gubatron.com/blog/2009/02/25/powrproccoli-kopimi-the-pirate-bay-manifesto/ (Accessed: 21 October 2011).
- Rams, D. (2010) Ten principles for good design. [Online]. Available at: http://www.manifestoproject.it/ten-principles-for-good-design/ (Accessed: 21 October 2011).
- Miura, (2011) Available at: http://www.miura.gi/ourmanifesto.php (Accessed: 20 October 2011).
- Gropius, W. (1919) Bauhaus Manifesto and Program.
- Futurist Manifesto 1909. Available at: http://www.italianfuturism.org/manifestos/foundingmanifesto/ (Accessed: 20 October 2011).
- Dada Manifesto 1916. Available at: http://www.feastofhateandfear.com/archives/dada.html (Accessed: 20 October 2011).
- Surrealist Manifesto 1924. Available at: http://www.tcf.ua.edu/Classes/Jbutler/T340/SurManifesto/ManifestoOfSurrealism.htm (Accessed: 20 October 2011).
- Stuckist manifesto 1999. Available at: http://www.stuckism.com/stuckistmanifesto.html#manifest (Accessed: 20 October 2011).
- Scrivner, L. How to Write an Avant-Garde Manifesto (a Manifesto) 2006 Available at: http://www.londonconsortium.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/scrivneripmessay.pdf (Accessed: 20 October 2011).
- Garland, K. First Things First manifesto 1964 Available at: http://maxb.home.xs4all.nl/ftf1964.htm (Accessed: 20 October 2011).
- First Things First 2000 manifesto. Available at: http://maxb.home.xs4all.nl/ftf2000.htm (Accessed: 20 October 2011).
- The Mozilla Manifesto. Available at: http://www.mozilla.org/about/manifesto.html (Accessed: 20 October 2011).
- My Graphic Design Manifesto by Liu Lan Lan. Available at: http://www.beijing2009.org/blog/?p=899 (Accessed: 20 October 2011).
- The Mentor (1986) The Conscience of a Hacker. Available at: http://www.phrack.org/issues.html?issue=7&id=3&mode=txt (Accessed: 20 October 2011).
- Poolswasdi, A. A Design & Marketing Manifesto: Integrity in Practice. Available at: amaravp.com/manifesto/ (Accessed: 20 October 2011).
- Role-Playing Game Manifesto (DnD Other). http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Role-Playing_Game_Manifesto_%28DnD_Other%29 (Accessed: 20 October 2011).
I intend to go over this list of manifesto’s and pick the most relevent articles that i could incorporate into my manifesto as well as analyse the meanings.