COLORED MOTH – “Fragmenting Tensions” (2016)



An imagination of what life actually is begins with the abstraction in consciousness and so far as we know we are the only species that is capable to be aware of ourselves. Unfortunately, we use this fact as justification to put ourselves in first place. In the course of evolution
H. sapiens was able to disconnect from nature so that it is not longer necessary to adapt to the ecosystems surrounding us. Based on this hybris we created an artificial construct called society which suppresses almost each coexsisting species and habitat.

Even on consideration at a lower level, society did not evolve as one global unit but rather has been divided into countless parts driven by culture, religion and politics. Actually, this should not be a developmental stage leading to competitive structures which disregard the freedom and emotions of the others. But exactly this is the current condition we have to deal with today. Even though, everything seems disconnected, there is a complex network we are all trapped in. Capitalism. The force that connects all structures and as well as separates those paradoxically. Connected means that we are inevitably dependent of each other for instance due to geographic location comprising natural resources, whereas the disconnection results in an unequal distribution of essential commodities. We are all bound to this fatal cycle, although history showed that this system has not been working out.

Those structures create tons of products which have a formative impact on our consciousness. But not in a positive way so that we could develop individual thoughts and opinions. Unfortunately, exactly those are formed by capitalism. One will find it all over the place, even in upbringing as well as in schooling. Rather the modern consciousness should work in a manner like:

we see, we reflect, we store, we learn, we do;

instead it behaves like: see, accept and obey!

However, acceptance is not a glorifying goal one should seek for. It won’t make you happy and fulfilled. It even hurts to be a part. Once you have been discovering deeper levels, you realize you just a gear wheel. Though, simultaneously, you are ironically not any longer.
From now on you belong to the thinking part and you can, no, you should dare to escape!

The circumstance that all the beauty existing in immediate vicinity cannot be perceived due to ubiquitous darkness, left us paralyzed. In this manner human kind exhibits excellent abilities performing a negative feedback approach to expedite the decay of its own species and everything else.

Nonetheless, we can be the factor that struggles against those false structures and pieces all the fragments together again. Even though it won’t work straightaway, it is worth trying.

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