Saturday, August 13, 2016


Absurdity is ubiquitous; it remains no less pointless.

There are those who believe, and who are being conditioned to believe, that reality must comport with one "narrative" or another.  There is no such reality.  What is needed is transcendence.

Friday, August 12, 2016


Media culture demands nothing, and requires assent in everything.

Art, conversely, expects insight, foresight, individuality, and freedom of expression.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Imagery and Individuality

Imagery's representations are formed in perceptual impression and memory.

Out of these origins are formed poetry and narrative, the visual arts, and certain forms of music, in particular the tone poem, ambient music, and aesthetic non-linear sound arrangements or designs.

These are produced by the artist, not by "collective culture".

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


In the absence of noise, attuned only to the brash and frenetic, some claim to hear "nothing".

Surrounding atmospheres are only as perceptible as the auditory sense is awakened and alive.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Air Space

To grasp the term "aesthetic" it is necessary to know far more than its definition.

Aesthetic means a great deal more than "appreciation of beauty" or knowledge of a set of principles underlying a work of art, architecture, literature, poetry, music, dance, and etc..

These suggestions indicate little more than general impressions and appearances.

The aesthetic experience is not simply how a given thing "looks" and the reaction one is expected by others to have in relation to it.  This is superficiality, a shallow reflection at best.

The aesthetic experience is a full and clear perceptual awareness of what, and how, such a work of art means.  As such, it is an authentic expansion of consciousness.


Two Essays By Kyle Chayka:  

From Welcome to Airspace

From  Same old, same old. How the hipster aesthetic is taking over the world


Sunday, August 07, 2016

Impression and Consciousness

The state of cultural discourse reflects the quality of civilized life.

Thus the necessity of creating new arts, new sounds, and new ways of perceiving them, rather than to simply expect their appearance in cultural conditions unfit for the elevation of humanity.