Plena Es -
Towards Holistic Conceptions of Art, Time, and Society

Aporetics of Responsibility

Plenaes is collective.

Plenaes is not a collective. It rejects individuality. The individual has long been harkened as the ideological unit of political freedom - the time of usefulness for such a concept has long passed, if it ever existed in the first place. Plenaes collects individuals. It collects objects. It collects modes of existence. It collects worldviews. It collects timescales.

In much the same manner we have long understood colony-productive (not colonial) terrestrials to function; there is no leader, no figurehead, no orders, no charges. Rather the patterns understood as collective behavior are direct responses to immediate stimuli affecting singular or multiple members. The collective consciousness does not need to be directed, nor can it be from a macro scale - it must seek its own path through the understanding of its context.

Plenaes is a reaction to that setting, a setting of our own construction. The many architectures which constitute our worlds act upon us as much as we act on them. Such is the responsibility of world-makers. Plenaes welcomes all and belongs to all because it concerns all.

Plenaes seeks the useless.

Usefulness, long forgotten and denied by the capitalist processes of abstract valorization, is a productive concept but one which we seek to move past. Use-value is irregardless value and can be commodified and eaten by the accelerationist machine. Where there is opportunity to control there will be desire for oppression.

Freedom comes with uselessness. An object without qualities, a people without qualities, an art without qualities, a world without qualities. These are pursuits of liberation. The path towards such idealism may appear to necessitate a passing-through of intra-systemic-reform - such a line is one we tread carefully, never losing sight of the destination.

Plenaes is a necessity.

Plenaes is a natural tendency. In the complete conglomerate of poly-temporal assemblages there is not a strand in which it, or something-like-it, does not exist. It is, indeed, only a matter of time - a matter with which only time can concern itself.

Regardless of articulation/nomenclature/linguistics/expression the ideals Plenaes represents are a constant. The collective will form around them, it must. The Project is a necessity.

Potentialities of Mediums

Plenaes values every medium.

All media have inherent significance. Representation and translation create new meanings in subject and object. Every medium creates worlds within worlds, giving access to the unseen realities that it/we/you inhabit.

Plenaes works equally in the physical domain of materiality and the immaterial domain of ideas. All media exist in both.

Plenaes recognizes potentialities.

All methods have their purpose. Many are multivalent, some are singular, none are irrelevant.

If the pursuit is holism, then every object, all objects, sentiments, obscurities, apparitions and the precise clash of parallel lines are weapons for the fight.

Plenaes celebrates the meaning in everything. Plenaes accentuates the message. Plenaes seeks impact.

Plenaes believes everything is a medium.

We believe in an expansive definition of generative action, and seek one that is all-encompassing. Art is generative action, generative action is participation, participation is to possess agency, to possess agency is to exist. To exist is to generate art. To document that existence is integral to The Project.

Curation is essential. As another form of translation it divulges new meanings. Curation creates novel entanglements, deepening the significance of objects. Plenaes aims at creating new possibilities/interactions/potentialities.

Relationships of Concepts

Plenaes embraces entanglement.

Nothing is singular. Nothing is isolated. We are all tied to each other, to everything with which we share this world. This world is assemblages of complex nonlinear couplings between processes that compose/sustain/engender entwined but nonadditive subsystems as a partially cohering systemic whole. Plenaes embraces complexity, and stays with the trouble.

Particular ideologies matter very little. The significant mode of existence is one which registers/maintains/cherishes a maximum number of ways of belonging to the world.

Pleanes is an actor.

Plenaes is an actor in a world of networks. Everything in the social/natural/post-natural worlds exist in constantly dynamic networks of relationships. Of these material-semiotic linkages human-nodes exert equal influence as all others. Plenaes encompases many, but often acts as one.

Plenaes is an actor in a network of worlds. It rejects the limited understanding of linear time and singular space. Worlds exist in parallel/conjunction/simultaneity and are equal actors/attractors/nodes in our heterogenous present. 

Plenaes seeks holism.

The only way forward is to embrace complex totalities. Plenaes is a fundamental factor acting towards the creation of wholes in/of/with the world. The creation of hybrids is crucial in the pursuit of strengthening entanglements/systems/networks.

Plenaes embraces irregular/uncommon/entangled hermeneutics. Methodologies for sense-making in spaces of constant dynamism must be established. Internalizing entireties of networks is futile but necessary.

Alliances of Terrestrials

Plenaes seeks kinship.

We seek our kind, we seek the others. Kinship is not a metaphor/abstraction/empty it is a call for action. Plenaes establishes intimacy without spatial or temporal proximity. Plenaes creates hybrids more receptive to bonds. Plenaes engenders inseparable entanglements. Plenaes seeks universal collectivity. Together we must form alliances.

Alliances are the protagonists and the navigational structure, alliances are the territory. Alliances reconfigure territories and societies, alliances counter entrenched power by finding mutual aims and constructing webs of connection from contamination, mutation, the indeterminate space of precarity.

Plenaes seeks place.

Plenaes is in search of a place to land, down on Earth. We must stray from the purported common horizon of prosperity. Plenaes seeks to land somewhere, to reorient the effects and stakes of public life. We reject geographic territories. We reject possessive territories. We seek symbiosis. We seek dwelling.

New language, new maps, new spatial matrices, new navigation systems must be developed in order to articulate where/when/why we are and where/when/why we are headed. Plenaes embraces solastalgia as the inevitable normal.

Plenaes encompases all.

Nothing is exterior. Plenaes is a representative for all things, species, media, objects, artefacts, hybrids, cyborgs, worlds, signals, hyperobjects, concepts, beliefs, dreams, environments, critters, terrestrials. The Project needs participation from all.

Plenaes embraces the monsters of interspecies holobionts and ghosts haunting ravaged lands as our own creation, and welcomes them to participate. Plenaes welcomes all new modes of existence and their neologisms.

Commitments of Ideals

Plenaes is definitive.

Plenaes is governed by incorruptible ideals, principles, and values. The ideal is simple: Plena Es. Within this statement lie all beliefs/truths/desires. Within this statement lie all motivations/commitments/goals. Within this statement lies the pursuit of a better world. Within this statement lies The Project.

Courage, audacity, and revolt will be essential elements of our poetry.

Plenaes is not immutable.

Alterations to the chartered course are natural and accepted consternations of temporal currents. Plenaes embraces ephemeral ideologies. There is always a revolution - the fight may change but it is always present. Frameworks that do not allow for alteration are deemed immoral.

The basis for survival is adaptation: agility in the face of contingency, a capacity to revise, to take on the feedback loop as a working methodology.

Plenaes requisites participation.

Participation is world-building worlding. Jeder Mensch ist Ein Künstler. We are all capable of creative action - any restriction is alienation. Worlding is enacted sometimes with deliberation; other times it is an act of emergence arising from a set of conditions. Worlds do not exist a priori.

Collective participation in The Project is ethically required. To oppose such a reality is moral, potentially literal, suicide/fratricide/genocide/biocide. Complexity and contradiction inherent in co-creative-worlding shift gaps and inconsistencies from flaws to assets.

Pluralities of Time

Plenaes rejects the contemporary. 

The idea of a moment is a fallacy. We do not exist in the now. We exist in a continuum along an unpredictable trajectory. It is impossible to shake the parallel scale of shadow time, we must embrace the temporal-duality of existence. Plenaes embraces the intersection of a multiplicity of deep and shallow time-trajectories. Plenaes rejects the point-in-time.

We must avoid the constriction of time horizons produced by the disorientation of realizing the false proposition that the future is controllable. An unknown past and an invisible future relegates us to the present - a liminal timespace which we seek to avoid at all costs. Time is the scarcest resource of all - let us not limit it any further.

Plenaes embraces heterogeneity.

Illustrations of time as singular and linear are unproductive at best. Plenaes opens itself to the poly-temporal assemblages which create our perceived worlds. The heterogeneous present is not a point in time, but instead is the intersection of a multiplicity of variably deep and diverse timelines.

Art unlocks the heterochrony that enables us to travel in time and space in search of connectedness. Plenaes embraces poly-temporality.

Plenaes dislodges timescales.

Plenaes’ work destabilizes the foundations of temporal experience. New orientations towards the temporal and the relational are essential to developing the frameworks, infrastructures, and governance strategies capable of acting at the requisite deep timescales. Through such a shift it avoids the paralyzing conundrum of irrelevant momentary concerns.

Optimism no longer needs to envision futuristic scenarios; it needs to intervene critically upon the futures that are being deployed in the present.

Principles of Action

Plenaes does not falter in the face of adversaries.

Opposition is expected, but not feared. Plenaes recognizes that ideals/hopes/dreams are not enough. Plenaes calls for direct and directed action/creation/dissemination. Plenaes celebrates the conflict. Plenaes uses contention to motivate action. Plenaes engenders. Plenaes welcomes converts. Plenaes sings of great crowds excited by work, by pleasure, and by riot; of the multicolored, polyphonic tides of revolution.

Plenaes does not falter in the face of institutions.

Obstacles are large, but not insurmountable. Plenaes does not support reform. Plenaes pursues radical un-making and re-organizing in the continuous spirit of re-volution. Plenaes seeks the liberation of activity from capitalist abstraction and the creation of a molecular society based upon use/ful/less/ness.

Plenaes does not falter in the face of temporalities.

Time is limited, but not finite. Time is constant, but malleable. The cyclic act of re-volution never meets its end. Time is a pliable medium through which alternate futures emerge. We can and must commit to temporalities outside experience.

Plenaes is unavoidable.

Plenaes is philosophy. Plenaes is praxis. It is the revolutionary rejection of modernized time, value, ecology. It is the practice of existing in a generative state of community.

Whether consciously engaged or not, ideas proliferate. Immutable mobiles spread. Dreams manifest, the contemporary dematerializes. The Project is total. The Project is our path. Plenaes is. Plenaes will.