By definition, cubism represents the movement that had transformed painting into an unknown dimension even for their authors in which there is non-single viewpoint but many perspectives in which objects become enriched by a new reality on one -or many- planes.
Breaking with traditional codes of painting and creating new shapes by changing what is considered “logical order” is precisely what we need to reshape current ineffective global model and fight back global crises from a “creative stroke”. Stopping current cumbersome road of isolationism and “solutions” based on anti-solidarity, anti-joint action and anti-multicultural movements and print with new colors -nuances- and shapes a homogeneous world.
For our particular exercise of making parallels cubism-politics, our “objects” are institutions, leaders and the system in itself and our “strokes” the links among them on a solid joint action that finally will “paint” a new plane of global institutional order and international relations logics. Is in this context, that individual action plays a key role in terms of changing minds towards a reconstruction of the system from innovative interactions institutions-individuals. The digital work of Adam Martinakis perfectly draws the idea: by a revolutionary change of our minds and support from a joint action structure we will achieve a complete reform of the system.
That’s the way to get into reforms: change from within, by a new perception of a chaotic reality and a sense of movement that represents, simply: empowerment.
Filled with colors and the use of new “materials” were essential innovation parts for cubists artists and its precisely the latest that delivers light to the idea of a global system reform: the constant interaction with the audience, translated into new relations institutions-citizens and transparency-accountability processes. “The washstand” by Juan Gris it’s the best expression of interaction and must be also a model to follow suit for the political sector.
Institutional innovation by a strong political will and inclusive technology that interacts with the audience on an steady basis.
The new stroke for global crises: taking institutions, leaders, citizens to a new painting cloth in which each stroke represents a new way to interact and a new distribution of resources and relations. A creative and oustanding joint action.
A commonly repeated question from cubists was: what´s real? A challenging question that find its way by shaping a new reality from an improvised scenario of crises. Our planet needs a new interpretation that print with new strokes a reality that does not seems clear in terms of responsibility, reasons or even solutions. Indeed, fake news, biased Media, leaders tied up to diverse interests, political campaigns financing by hidden interests, an anarchical social media, failed transparency and accountability processes, ineffective law framework, citizens without capacity and/or sense of influencing, etc. All elements that make of the “reality” a truly challenge to conceptualize and be accurate in our assessment.
Despite all digital revolution we do not have the correct information at the right time or/and, in a accurate way, which means that we are “attacking or defending” positions without being clear of the real needs or reasons, therefore, our actions are submitted to a fictional reality. That adds more elements to “paint” under new lights, taking each element one by one and depicted into a new plane. Is a process of self-change in the sense that we need to look with an skeptical view all elements of the reality that are presented to us by social media, Media and leaders. To the point that once we pose the question: “what´s real” we are able to move forward independently from new perceptions and towards a different order. This is in terms of personal perspectives but then comes action by the capacity to gather and make of reality creative, interconnected and innovative. In which new colors are distributing within new nuances and elements. Interaction is key and exploring old codes but from a modern angle its part of the process in the same way that some cubists have done with Matisse, on a struggle for searching for a new way to use colors. Colors will always be the same but the feeling, technique and, in the end, the income is totally different.
It’s a matter of culture, Education or just attitude? Maybe all of them are part of the “new painting movement” for the next decades, but definitely culture –particularly political culture- is the one that must be changed by a solid and inclusive Education in which the correct attitude plays a key role as a driver for acting without judging, to assess within flexibility and to implement without tyranny.
Let yourself be raised by a new synergy built by ethical digital technology, constructive relations and an inclusive leadership. “Painting” with hope and light a grey landscape of mediocrity, ineffectiveness and wrong sense of competition. Reducing the “volume” of tragedy into new planes of balanced relations institutions-citizens, changing aesthetics of global crises and transforming them into interconnected harbors of delivering sustainability.
*Digital sculpture by Adam Martinakis