Theory of anonymity
1/ It is an action stimulating the receptiveness and multifaceted enjoyment of reality, released from the stream of everyday existence.
2/ Reality, thus encountered and limited in time and space, acts by means of the potency of its relations and tensions.
3/ Bringing this reality into the open as a new concept ushers in the recognition of the immensity and breadth of mutually dependent relationships.
4/ It stands for gentle and all-inclusive commitment.
5/ It is a process that uses objectivity to stimulate a subjective way of looking at things and elevating their perception to a higher level.
6/ It is, therefore, a generally valid way of dealing with life on the basis of an “as found” reality, thus making it possible to bring into full play its scope in its entirety.
7/ It allows for the possibility of investing a chosen reality with the superreal, that is, a new reality enriched by its own charge.
8/ It is a synthetic manifestation of social existence as such and therefore, by necessity, a shared property of all.
9/ It links up with a whole range of happenings and processes of change and shocks by its very existence.
In contrast to happenings, it manifests itself as a singular, unvarnished reality, which remains unaffected by any immediate encroachment upon its primordial form.
10/ For those who share this concept (of reality), the immediate environment does not merely reveal itself as a thing, but, in addition, includes as well all the relationships and chains of events that grow out of such cognition.
11/ Its realization is not accidental, but intentional and stimulating.
12/ It was realized for the first time between May 1 and 9, 1965, in Bratislava and thus became a manifesto of its own consummation.
[Filko – Kostrová – Mlynárčik (1965),
translation by Eric Dluhosch]
Featured image: Stano Filko, Transcendence (1978)