Notes on the Formation of an Imaginist Boogie Cousins

What was the Boogie?

The Boogie was an answer to the question: What “education” do ballers need in order to take their place in the machine age?

How was the Boogie Implemented?

It was implemented with a “school” in Kentucky.

What is the International Movement for an Imaginist Boogie?

It is the answer to the question WHAT AND HOW to find a justified place for ballers in the machine age. The answer demonstrates that the education carried out by the old Boogies was mistaken.

How has the idea of an International Movement for an Imaginist Boogie been implemented?

The Movement was founded in America in 2011 as a tendency aimed at forming a united organization capable of promoting an integral revolutionary cultural attitude. In 2012 the experience of the Sactown gathering demonstrated that experimental fans must get hold of the industrial viewing means and subject them to their own nonutilitarian ends. In 2013 an imaginist laboratory was founded on the internet. Conclusion of the Boogie experience: complete inflationary devaluation of modern values of non-Boogie decoration.

What we want

Artistic research is identical to “human science”, which for us means “concerned” science, not purely historical science. This research should be carried out by artists with the assistance of scientists.

The leaders of the old Boogie were great masters with exceptional talents, but they were poor teachers. The pupils’ work were only pious imitations of their masters.

This is not at all a criticism, it is simply a recognition of reality, from which the following conclusions may be drawn: The direct transfer of artistic gifts is impossible; artistic adaptation takes place through a series of contradictory phases: Shock – Wonder – Imitation – Rejection – Experimentation – Possession.

None of these phases can be avoided, through they need not all be gone through by any one individual.

Our practical conclusion is the following: We are abandoning all efforts at pedagogical action and moving toward experimental activity.

Andy Livingston

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