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Charity or nothing else? #viromecaravan

There’s “something” about the perception – maybe insistence? – that viromecaravan is done for a charitable cause. (else, are you mad??)

The madness definition apart – and it’s designation as acceptable for charity – there seems to be a belief that any kind of charity is cool.

Suppose viromecarvan was done for a charity, would you support Any charity? (in case you happen to support charities as a general kinda cool a thing.)

Charities could come in all sorts of ways and causes. Help the tory party. For the benefit of one violent christian group or another. Or for art that, while i might support in jolly times, could come as an elitist fart for many.

Perhaps though, the charity thing comes as some kind of a personal connection. Something like:
hey. whatever cause you support seems very important for you – respect! ..and hey, it looks funny too. i can take a picture and share it on facebook! yay!! Cheers, mate!

Another way to consider these questions may come more radically –
all these are simply narratives, sequences, clusters of frictions that require no other thing but connections themselves.

In that sense, or sensation, we get away from the notion of function, again. The function arrests the action and when the activity is imagination – a wondering – its the zoo cage for that particular wild wild mind?

It’s like humans have a friction with the viromecaravan and go:
OH! That’s wild! Can not take wild – let’s explain that, put my mind at rest: Must be a charitable cause!
..and I?
I go:
OH! That’s wild! Why do they need to arrest the viromecaravan into a functional activity or a concept?? A why that is an opening to invite imagination itself rather than a cage for a concept of Why People/Humans do this or that.

The rain, when coming in contact with the viromecaravan, doesn’t think – and has no function either. ..It’s going to rain tonight or/and tomorrow..

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#viromecaravan art and documentation?

Since around the 1950s and 60’s, it has become traditional for art and cultural projects to use documentation as a way of dissemination, circulation, and evidence generation of activities and related works.

Through such practices we get various kinds of documentation critique. Ideas that critically engage with specific modes of documentation. For example, photography philosophy that claims events, works and projects are made for the camera.
If cameras have not witnessed such and such act, did the action occur? (A claim that may find contemporary resonances from humans going on civil-rights demos just to get instagramed, through to sentiments that when activities are not shared online – it is as if they never happened, and art oriented works like “How Not To Be Seen” by Hito Steyerl.)

I think that documentation has a range of aesthetic enclosures of entertainment – walled gardens made of transparent bricks. Yes – documentations, like Anderson’s emperor, come naked IMHO.
For example:
Documentary dynamics create binary aesthetics made of contemplating Work/Project as a set Reality on one side, and a “documenting” Image/Representation of that reality on another side.
A dynamic which obfuscates the fact that any record is a measurement measuring itself. (hence the cultural conflicts between measurements. Like between metric and imperial.) A binarism that considers a reality beyond the documentation. Something that documenting materials come as an evidence for.
While this may sound like dismissing a real beyond the means of perception – as if the “real” comes only as the Means of perception, the ideas here are slightly different.
A difference which requires clarification since there’s a connection with the idea of creating an aesthetic language.
To put it somehow crudely:
Yes, the viromecaravan moves as a reality.
However, documenting that, focuses attention on the subject – ie viromecaravan as a reality – rather than the fact that via the documentation we spontaneously have new dynamics – hence new realities emerge. Reals that were not there prior to documentation.
A friction between such and such documentational manner, and the viromecaravan brings a new In-Between. Such In-Betweens, such Intervals, rather than images, texts, sounds and other documentation processes – come to life – such intervals are realities in and of themselves, as much as the caravan is.

While its clear that for certain cultural and art activities documentation of some kind or another is imperative, else the whole effort, the whole set of gestures may evaporate like a fang bite from a cloud –
I think How the documentative process operates has a range of resonances and connections which may require, at the very least, new questioning and approaches.

Documentation questioning occurs in various ways through activities I am connected with.

The radical way is to abandon documentation by:
opening up for other elements to get involved in whatever effort is taken.
Considering activities as Ports that create languages to escape. IE
do we need to document the language of Cinema? Computing? Networking? Painting? Philosophising? English? and so on?
Sure, we get documents, data in one way or another that offer suggestions on How to do these languages. However such documents operate as ways of sharing ideas on how to evolve such and such language – they are part of the language’s evolution.
Indeed, when languages begin to come documented as a reality – such documentation comes in ways of and for preservation. An attempt to keep a record of something that’s eminently dying.

about Images Media news thoughts

Taken a pic or a clip?

Some people take images of the caravan in various ways.

In case you are one of them humans – if you ping me, I’ll post your images with a link to you, in case you are cool with that.

Any documentation of stuff to do with the viromecaravan, fails to seem relevant coming from me.
A Concised version of the notion is that:
Documentations have their own languages, own projections and idea kinds. Since the stuff I do is inspired by documentation practices – eg, the interest is in languages and other dynamics coming from one practice or another – doing documentation myself will be an over the top activity.

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How to move with a ViromeCaravan?

How do viruses move?
(for example, all the way from Wuhan – to the Amazonian jungles.)

While each virus may have their own particular ways to enter cells and reproduce, viruses share a manner that allows them into cells.
That is by way of aesthetics of space, shape and elasticity. To put it shortly –
viruses enter cells by looking like something the cells consider rather friendly.
(Indeed, perhaps, since animals are so full of viruses – it may be the case that viruses don’t Want to kill cells, but learn how to live in them?)
Once inhabiting a cell, the virus multiply and attempts to get into neighbouring cells for repeating the operation.
From a virus perspective, each body – an ape, a bird, a cow or a human – are like cell farms that they fancy inhabiting. Therefore we get movement from one animal to another which is similar to that of between cells – the target animal’s body needs to allow the viruses in. That might be via sex, air, touch or whatever –
point is that once an appropriate connection is made for the virus – they enter cells, and from one body to another, may move from the Amzonian Jungles, all the way to the frozen plains of Siberia.

While the multiplication, mutation, development and other evolutionary processes may require force and definitely power and energy from the virus to inflict on their surroundings –
The movement from one cell to another, be it in a different body or just next to an already inhabited one –
that movement
is done by affordance.

The virus is allowed, the virus is afforded a way in.

In somehow a similar manner, the ViromeCaravan will move.

Affordance? Yes, going with terrain geography and architecture, with the wind – in direction the least amount of force is required.
There are also other more human elements involved – like where safety may be afforded, perhaps some humans will want to meet, suggest or restrict directions in various manners.

Multiplication and evolution? There’s nothing to stop anyone infected by a friction with the ViromeCaravan to make one themselves. This caravan will be interested to assist.
While evolutionary manners are there as an option – they are in some ways slightly different from other virus movements, as of now.

Thrival? The thriving of a virus via movements between inhabiting within cells. That element comes as part of how the caravan moves. For example, in case of a strong wind, we might require a shelter. In case of getting hungry, we might need to directly moving for a place with food.
In case of requiring electricity – we might need to intentionally find a place to re-charge devices.

I think, since these self-need based moves – allow movements that are allowed, that are afforded by environments and contextual elements –
these do come as part of the affordance dynamics notion of movement.

Any other suggestions?

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..and PersonalBows?

PersonalBows are a beginning.
A step.
a. move. that. lives as. part of ViromeCaravan.

How to make a personalbow?

Let’s consider other bows: like sunbows, rainbows, fogbows, and moonbows*

In spontaneous (aka natural), material-only oriented bows, there are certain dynamics we may notice relatively easy:
Reflections – eg light reflected in water.
Refractions – eg a reflected light alters direction. In rainbows, refraction & reflections make the Bow. or like:
When a spoon is placed in a glass full of water, the bit in the water seems to have a different angle.
Dispersion – eg, the various colours and shades seen in light oriented bows. The light is divided into a spectrum of colours and shades.

These are dynamics in the makeup of various bows since via reflective, refractive and dispersive moves coming in certain frictions with one another – we get fogbows, moonbows and so on.

..and PersonalBows?
Here we are about to get into a few translations, analogies and approximations between human sentient operations and materials’ seeming less elastic ways of doing stuff.

Hopefully there’s at least an initial spark of affording such a connecting imagination.
Sure, this may not hold long, since the translation, approximation and possibly analogies could be mistaken. However, even if mistaken – as in somehow the connections and links fall and fail – the wonderings here seem curious and possible to take into other directions yet imagined.  Imagining connections that are themselves to do with dynamics between – like reflections, from the perspectives of reflections rather than human. By the very analogy  of, for example, human meaning creation as a material operation like refraction – rather than the other way around – I think we get an imagination from material operations through which the human wondering may live as an escapee. The motion in the notion comes from general spontaneous dynamics – through which other more specific frictions may connect. These specificities may be Mammalian, Plant, and directed technological ones – as well as more sophisticated such as apes, humans, whales, ai and others.   
(Possibly, the mistaken interest has to do a bit with what Haraway calles “fabulations”)

Here’s a fairly commonly occurring dynamic that we will call here, to begin with, a **PersonalBow**:

    • Say a person may


    • on something, for example, the kind of clothes they wear.

In terms of PersonalBows, we can say that there’s a certain element connect-able with the other kinds of Bows mentioned – a reflection.

Therefore, to continue with the dynamics of Bows like moonbows, we can find out whether the reflection has a connected refraction.
What may be a Human oriented refraction, an operation that may take one thing to seem something slightly different?
It seems that, one such operation may be Meaning giving. For example, a reflective wonder about the kind of clothing one wears, might mean – for them – that they want to consider environmental aspects of fashion, or move away from a set of friends, and such like. the point is, that we get a dynamic of altered direction from that of the reflections’.

That alteration in direction, seems connect-able with refractive operations.

Another element of bows like sunbows, is the dispersion. When we talk lights, there are various shades and colours to be noticed. However, in terms of a *PersonalBow*?
Perhaps we can say that how a reflection and refraction may imprint, express and affect themselves in one’s life – has dispersive qualities?
Reflecting the question of what one wears, doesn’t involve meanings only, there are bits of these reflective-meaning dynamics that vibrate through one’s life.
For example, a person might decide getting clothes only from charity shops, and so on.
Like light is being dispersed into constitutive parts, the personal clothing reflection has it’s own parts that make it.

Placed together in ways that maintain the connection between reflective, refractive and dispersive dynamics – we will get PersonalBows on the caravan.

For example:

MyFashion <—>
Focus on Environmenal Questions <—>
(HandMade,Local,Vegan,OnlyTerracottaRed,NoMakeUp,ShavedHeadOnly) <—>
<—> denoted that connections are between all 3 parts equally

Click here to send, anonymously, a personalbow.

Hats off to Julian Weaver for pointing these bows.

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How is this evolving?

We begin with moving like a virus to create personalBows-as-a-virome.
PersonalBows as a horizontally gathered residue of various viruses. Perhaps in this case, we are connecting
Refractions and
Diffusions dynamics as
PersonalBows – with such wondering that may, in itself be considered
“Mind Plaguing”.

All these are initial, perhaps somehow arbitrary, movements that may alter, mutate and most certainly evolve. (even if that evolution is a developmental kind)

PersonalBows as connected to a making of a virome are collected from various environmental elements.
That may Include humans – however, will not preclude others.

For example, environmental elements such as wind and rain will be included in the way that they may live as part of the dynamics that shape what remains with physical residues on the caravan itself.

That’s how we came to use Chalk – a material that may leave marks on the caravan’s plastic. Marks are left as scratches as well as coloured lines.
The caravan has a few materials that may be used to leave marks. Each material with their own characteristics as to how the marks left, look like and may remain – or otherwise.