Some background

The ‘Cultural Revolutionaries’ Project, along with its declaration, emerged while I was inspired by the work of Rupert Sheldrake, the Tipping Point Theory and the concept of Memes.

To keep it simple: It is based on the idea that thoughts are not personal, but that they are emerging vibration that resonates and eventually expresses itself in behavior.
And further, that when a crucial number of ‘individuals’ executes a certain thought or behavioral pattern, this pattern is likely to take over and become dominant, or it may suddenly appear with other groups of individuals, in another place, without direct ways of communication.

For example I heard a story of a monkey that had been observed washing a potato before eating. Other monkeys saw this and started to do the same. At a certain number of monkeys washing potatoes, suddenly, on a neighboring island, monkeys started to wash potatoes before eating…

And so I thought, what about coming up with a sort of blueprint of thoughts and behavior that, if embodied and implemented, would definitely help to rebalance dynamics that I felt very one-sided and thus destructive in Western societies.

This thought pattern then should be read and thus thought by as many as possible.
In a way it wouldn’t even matter if people understood it or not. The idea was to get those thoughts even further out ‘in the air’ (since for sure that’s where they came from!)

So the idea was to amplify stuff (that is to say: vibrations!…) that is already around.
I wrote down a description of a ‘Cultural Revolutionary in 2009′ as holistic as possible, and apart from asking friends to translate the declaration, I played around and tried to encourage the use of street art techniques as a means of communication.

So there you go. That was in 2009. 
Whenever you read this you may have a look around and judge for yourself.
In any case, I'd say let’s stay tuned in…and keep sharing.

Lars Schmidt //


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