fashionRIP is a multidiscipline, transmedia installation of chapters, an exploration of perceptions and beliefs. It’s a platform that explores ecosystems health, generative economics, social justice, cultural and creative diversity. Starting with recycouture garments, the story became the Project. It is now an evolving experiment, designed to explore meaningful relationship based constructs that put human potential and whole systems health over the abstract ideas of faux "the real world."
Creative Individualism expands the whole of the Creative
Field, in other words everyone’s gift matters. Now we have to find ways to
appreciate and celebrate this abundance.
Everyone’s gift is an expression of life’s diversity and
that is what stimulates evolutional flow. When only a few gifts are deemed
valuable, the life energy of a people, group, nation or planet is channeled and
or forced into a narrow pipe. Much is left out.
As the pipekeepers are steeped in the ideology of the system,
they rarely stop to question its impact. Instead they are taught to believe
that everything that flows out of the small pipe contains the best of human
endeavor. It is stamped as progress and goes into the next even narrower pipe
because we utilize what worked before and build on that information. That would
not be so bad if the foundation was sound. That is not the case. Therefore the
mainstream flow is gathering ever less from the creative field, by choosing from a shrinking
Thus scarcity, fear and power are maintained, the creative
environment is controlled to meet the values, standards and stories of the
system. This idea hierarchy is a form of inbreeding and we already know how
dangerous it is to biological , physically manifested “beings. Most cultures got that one right.
But humans often fail to see patterns that cross the
manmade, abstract and artificial borders. Therefore the pattern gets repeated throughout
the systems we actualize. Our groups, organizations,
disciplines, parties, businesses, schools - all are marinated in “the way it is.”
The artificial construct blocks our abilities to observe the whole of all that
is possible. As we continue to select from the narrowing pipeline, choosing
what works in the narrow vision we continue to narrow the vision.
“What we appreciate, appreciates. “
“Rather than look at the unanswered questions, we need to
look at the unquestioned answers.”(Lynn Twist)
The questioners, the rebels, outliers, the evolutionaries
and the misunderstood, the genius of other,-all of this overflow, floods the
plains, drains into swamps, evaporates or collects to form into new channels.
So far many of the new flows are trying to compete with, challenge or crash the
walls of the old paradigms. So far these revolutionary rivers have made a
difference in the pipekeepers, but not in the idea of pipes. (Consider that
flood plains create rich soils, swamps nurture species diversity, and
evaporation is part of the water cycle – all good things! And all once not seen as valuable to the mainstream)
That is an issue.
How do we break free from false belief build up? How do we
actualize from the more of possibility? How do we embrace the whole of life? We cannot outrun fear or ignorance, both need
to be faced.
Gaiad Theory is an attempt to address these issues and more,
as it is not only possible, it is do-able and relevant. It is a way to
visualize how healing and expanding our vision will transform the world. It is
a leap from the hierarchical mainstream, a break out from the tiny pipe; it is a
swim in abundance. It is an act of love. It is the power of vulnerability.
Next! Examples of Potential to the Whole on a fashion model,
then in an architectural frame.
Rebels feel it. Rebels "know" they are having their lives stolen out from under them by a world that doesn't get "it." Though many who are fighting back, do not know what or who they are against, beyond grand swaths like "the establishment," they know enough to take a stand. They know being human is more than this shabby excuse of a system's game that we are so vigorously taught to protect and enable.
Rebels see beyond the frame and are here to crack the stupor of status quo. They become the heroes we will later tell stories about; after the face saving, justifications and rewrites are ready to roll.
This is not cool, so why continue it? (I can supply some reasons: the Yale Club secret societies where getting one over on others serves as a blackmail loyalty device, other forms of bro loyalty that come from warfare ethos, the good people syndrome -we are good people so we must be doing the "right thing." from The Leaderless Revolution.- feel free to add more!)
Most people do not realize they are being force fed these mere ideas. The abstract world of logos became ever more "meaningful and real" the longer humans nurtured the concept. However words are an abstraction of "life" (from The Spell of the Sensuous) in and of themselves. Reasoning is but one form of intelligent pursuit and therefore all our castles are built of air and arrogance. This is ok. This got us to here and look at what we have learned. Now we need to let go of the stuff that is working against our new sum knowledge, and see where we can go next!
I have great faith that we are capable and able to do this great leap of paradigm!
I know that utilizing this vast sum of knowledge gets a bit difficult as we have been trained to become "big fish in small pools" or rather heads of departments, experts, and other terms for a mini kingdom turfing that looks a lot like systems in the animal world of which we so think we are "above." Thus the convenience of hierarchy! Thus also the the problem! When you believe you are "on top," you fear losing that "place." When threatened it is time to call out the troops, dig in one's heels, fight to the death-ergo Armageddon - a prophecy where we all fall down.
Round and Round. Unless we learn and move toward a better destiny.
All the new toys, tools and colors, new styles and formats all signify progress, or so we are told. This takes our minds off the "not progress" that is eating everything in its path. This idea of turning people into machines and machines into people is all so backwards, so archaic and yet the pursuit continues, Why?
So the winners who take all can prevail as the living dead they have already become? (half dead as in not awake to fully be a human being, as in duped by the beliefs of the system doing the dupe) Round and Round.
When health, relationships, trust, natural, grounding ecosystems that support life, diversity and possibilities are being harmed in the pursuit of this so called progress we have got to question the whole set up! All the myths, stories, the "facts" we are taught, the data that is not used, the dreams and the choices we ignore...it is time for a great unveiling.
Rebels say what's the purpose? Rebels say "enough." Rebels get educated and tell new stories, light the next path and pioneer the new beliefs. Love your rebels, they shake out the new possibilities.