A variety of crises keeps us in suspense: financial crisis, wars, global warming and diseases put us in a diffuse nervous condition with no orientation. Media flood our perceptions with complex, rapidly changing information, which we can not bring into relation with ourselves. A sense of state of emergency is spreading in our present. The future is a blind spot, we do not know what to expect. Nervousness, panic and uncertainty paralyze our passions and blind us to our own reflexivity. System-related causes of suffering remain concealed. It seems essential for us to take a step back and question our own close involvement with this dominant ideology: What is the error in the system that leads us to all these current crises and collapses?
We are interested in how our passions and intensities – when we cease reacting to panic, or attempting control panic – support and promote the knowledge of one’s own existence and one’s own consciousness. Because crises and uncertainties also offer the chance to overcome the current situation and pessimism – the future of a just world appears. This includes being aware of our own self-blindness to the obvious dangers of society, not to be afraid, and to present ourselves together in the public.
In Cooperation with Oshin Sarisa and Friends, Compeung, Thailand and Kultursenat Berlin, Germany