The Delirium Liberty Project
Art, Prose, Poetry
create art is to attempt to get loose from cliches and repressive categories of
thought, from the designer notions that seperate us from ourselves, it could be
said that artistic creation collaborates in the task of introspection and
redefinition which justice requires.
Without determined introspection we are victims, as Edward Bernays put
it, of "Rubber stamps inked with advertising slogans, with editorials,
with published scientific data, with the trivialities of the tabloids and the
platitudes of history, but quite innocent of original thought.
So far, expression of dual concerns, justice and art, comes out
contradictory. They aren't really, these
two organic realities; they share synapses and electricity. However, it's a complex relationship, with
art representing other worlds, demanding vision--and justice desiring
investigations into propaganda and history.
So we imagine the Delirium
Liberty Project as a magazine, with Lloyd Garrison and Gerard Nerval as patron
saints and with poetry that's rich and rabid and reasoning that's clear. We imagine a Delirium Liberty Project that
takes on character as it builds muscle, produces pinfeathers and nubs of future
True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an
edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring (Martin Luther King Junior).
The effect of sincerity is to give one's work thecharacter of a protest. The painter, being concerned only with conveying his
impression, simply seeks to be himself and no one else. (Claude Monet)
Finley J. MacDonald