Don’t become a zombie artist of collective unconsciousness. Instead, make art consciously. The greatest threats to humanity are not religious extremism, climate warming or nuclear war. It is the the inability of individual humans to see see themselves as unwitting slaves of collective unconsciousness. To state it theatrically, today the earth is populated almost entirely by zombies.
The vast majority of humans today are like pale corpses staggering through almost-life, pushed around by TV, advertising, devices and the war on our attention.
. . . Then suddenly the zombies (speaking through an interpreter) say to me: "Hey fancy mouth, you are human too so we are going to eat you!" And they begin lurching toward me.
"Ok, that's fine." I say, "But before you eat me I should mention that I am not merely human, I am post human. I may have a human appearance but I am human being. And if zombies eat being they will die!—I mean, in a good way this time. So I warn you, eat my flesh only if you can withstand the bitter taste of truth!”
The zombies halt their lurching and look at each other confused.
The moral of the story is, when we are more being than human, we are no longer controlled by the collective zombie mind. So don't be a zombie artist. Make art consciously.
Patrick Howe, Artist, Author and Educator