Manifestos make statements.

Manifestos make assertions in academic contexts where statements can not be posed without reservations.

Manifestos create rules in places that commonly do not require specific laws.

That is how manifestos have framed the activities of whole groups of artists, scientists or activists. Whereever commandments are being formulated, or discourses are created from a claim, a critique is demonstrated, a phenomenon exhibited, controversies provoked, ex- and inclusion evoked — in all of these occasions the customs of analytical thinking get left behind and insights are presumed and manifested. This happens in an offensive manner.

All manifestos are experiments of this ongoing project and play out the subjective in a conscious and sometimes carnivalesque way. The manifestos are capable of demonstrating and presenting relationships between the arts and theory for a discussion.

Every collection of manifestos (every booklet) have a different focus. But all manifestos are published as posters in booklets and on the website.

Andrea Sick,
University of the Arts Bremen