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constantly inventing zero(s)

(f)or the destruction of centralized gravitation.

a perception of time and space in which there is only one zero-point is the common ideal. in this way the gravitation forces are focused onto one spot to which all subjects and objects are drawn. events are layerd like sediments around or above this anchor and because of that human history / memory works in a straight (time-) line.this travel through time is like riding rails you haven‘t laid, sitting in a vehicle provided by others. a passive one way ride, like walther benjamin describes in his book „ueber den begriff der geschichte“, when he writes:

„a klee painting named ‘angelus novus’ shows an angel looking as though he is about to move away from something he is fixedly contemplating. His eyes are staring, his mouth is open, his wings are spread. This is how one pictures the angel of history. his face is turned toward the past. where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage and hurls it in front of his feet. the angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed. but a storm is blowing in from paradise; it has got caught in his wings with such a violence that the angel can no longer close them. the storm irresistibly propels him into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward. this storm is what we call progress." “the angel“ in this text is like us a slave of gravitation, which is the force that enables us to crawl, walk or stand on the surface of this globe. everybody or anything accepting this force fed logic is easy to control, passive and/or predictible in all actions. NEW HOMES LOST struggles for freedom we want to destroy the idea of centralized gravitation, by constantly reinventing zero, we will enable new forms of movements like flight. decentralized zero-points distracts the direction of timeflow and by that creates a mesh of events and interacting gravitation forces. the constant adding of zeros leads to a destabilisation of the whole (power-) structure. and under this conditions of shifting forces, individuals need (to learn) the ability to navigate and control their movements on an autonomous level. here we speak of „cybernetics“ in it‘s traditional greek sense (kubernetes ‘steersman,’ from kubernan ‘to steer.’), in which it describes the navigation and steering of the individual (small) boats through the rough sea between the islands, rather than the corrupted roman version of the word for centralized statecontrol. following heinz von foersters ethical imperative: „always act to increase the number of possibilities.“ the concept of NEW HOMES LOST is to unlearn passiveness and gain autonomy, by attempting free movement. we embrace all forms of nomadism, and hail the constant changing home, because is not inhabitable.


"it is nearly impossible to take a look behind the facades of the system you are trapped in. even if you are a part of the structure involuntarily."

... this seems to be a plausible excuse at the first view, but in fact it is just another lie to yourself. this kind of lie is often used, if it is to explain a non-reaction or even a supposed inability to notice a situation, which is worth criticism. usually this excuse works just fine, because it has, next to its adulterating function, the function of a sedative. actually it is not very difficult to understand the structure of a society, if one is in any contact with (time)fragments of it, but it is much easier to explain how impossible it is to do so, instead of being critical about its structure (verbal or by act). understanding is to be read in the sense of intellectual and/or emotional comprehension. this comprehension is instantly and is heavily fragmented, so it will not lead towards a total understanding of everything at just one point of time. but still every fragment is precious, and must be kept, to let grow a broader understanding of the whole structure.for sure the saying "not to see the wood for the trees" is tightly connected to the saying "there is no failure inside the system, the system is the failure". so we are not dealing with the question of the horizon, which is only to be seen from the perspective of a critical distance, (because it is easy to see the wood being inside a forest or to recognize the structure of a society and its embedded ideas of humans). it is much more a question of the greater interests of the single subject. to put it simple is this subject reaching for autonomus values or is it trying to subordinate itself. it is always a shame if the latter is the case and no wonder that its own cognition can't be trusted anymore. this is why the openly visible wrongfulness (predetermined breaking point), which can be seen everyday is not attacked. the subject has assimilated and has become part of the structure. how can it be possible again to step up against it?to see the construction of the world in it's deconstruction. to take a very close look at a collapsing (building)construct might be the only time (in times of general visual impairment) in which you can really see why and how it was constructed. and if you study this moment you might discover how useless (in the sense of what you really want) it has been at all. we are not just interested in the glorification of decay, but in the possiblility of the collapse of a supposed static and dominant (authority-) structure and which weak spots lie openly visible. because nothing should be stable, we like to discover cracks in the basements of this so called civilisation, but also in our own utopia. we break up the world into small fragments by our analyzing view. a deconstruction like an exploded assembly drawing of a machine, which is to be seen as a completely new landscape liberated from its old function. we do not believe in reformation, we want much more. NEW HOMES LOST is a metaphor, an experimental set-up in which a bodily invasion into a non- designated area / space is undertaken. following the need to explore authority- structures invasive, we make our pathological studies while examining places which apparently lost their attributed functions. in this process our own psychopathology is an object of the research too and the whole act becomes an articulation of our longing for free (-dom) space. based on the assumption of voids, as basis of a non-reactionary development of utopia, we not only explore urban space (our enviroment), but we also choose new buildings in lost terrains and move-in into ruins. similar to the astronautic-program, it is not only a (symbolic) attempt to escape (timebound) space and finally learn real flight, to overcome gravitation. the decision how, where and what a home should be for us, is an existential one and has to be made well and must be renewed permanently. this permanent annulment of the fundament can cause a loss of the choosen places and forces back into the grinding unintended world. but now we are equipped with a sharpened sense for its instability and even more gnawing questions, which, like the dust in our clothes, builds up a virulent sediment on our ways. this sediment will be the nutrient medium for the rising disaffection. a fluctuation between the two places makes clear that the position from which a critique is articulated (at least for the small part of hyperpriveliged earth dwellers, we belong to) doesn't matter at all. the supposed reality of our enviroment presents itself as a deceitful facade, which can lay in ruins soon. the interfusion / penetration of obstacles leads to their annulment. devastating trespassing as results of the need for liberty of action, generates free space by itself. someday the growing free space will coalesce into huge anti-gravity-fields and finally allow the collective flight. there are and mustn't be maps for these territories. if the construction of reality is virtual from where is it projected onto what? on which side of the screen / retina / bars are we located? on which side of the walls are the lunatics, if there are no walls anymore?