- Origami Republika / Origami Republika
- Origami Republika / Constructing an organism ...
- Judge Replika A95 / The Christ Complex
Origami Republika is the main enzyme with a number of subunits,
each holding a main focus; dealing with a specific cultural or musical
style, genre, philosophy, format or method. The meme is planted
firmly in the soil of the international cultural exchange network,
and from there it is intended to grow at its own phase. Ad Infinitum.
The various units of Origami Republika have been present in public
200-300 times in 20 countries; presenting concerts and sessions,
happenings, performances, exhibitions, via mail art shows, collaborations
and gatherings, in the streets and in secrecy, on radioshows and
more, always facing as extremely varied target groups as possible.
Art at the Rock Club. Rock at the Art Space.
We have actually seen that it was possible to create a cultural
sphere wide enough to include both humour and seriousity, both politics
and romantics, both hope and depression, both hi-tech and lo-tech,
both past and future, both this and that... Where there are no rules
but the sharing of expressions. These 10 years have proved us right.
This is as free as it gets, people join us all the time, new constellations
show up, more or less temporarily in good fashion. The more 'regular'
bands and artists are adding weight to their cv's, the inner dialogues
are kept up and visible for those who really read these pages in
detail. The tales of weird places and events are multiplying, new
and exciting tasks will be given us. We still have seen no need
for any limitations, as this is the Freedom Operation.
Much will become apparent in the book 'The Almost Invisible Art
Of Origami Republika', a real book for which our websites have become
a kind of organic draft, as the archives are now appearing online,
details being constantly added; lists, texts, discographies being
completed and thus becoming more visible. Thus our work in progress
will become the collective autobiography of our collaborations.
... We are constructing an organism ...
ORIGAMI REPUBLIKA / STATEMENT
We are a cultural collective that consists of persons chosen by
will or by random.
We work directly with energy, easy documentation, functionalism
We define our combat area as widely as possible. Then we send our
We stand with shiny eyes, watching the organism gaining control
We are no part of any sect or circle, but we believe in the effects
of modern myth.
We are not afraid of being defined as naive. We´re naïves
We intuitively see our capability of expression as a privilege.
We feel obliged to perform.
We state that the Origami concept is more of a field-study, than
a band or project.
What we learn will be published in time. We are constructing an
organism in solid space.
We are aware of the ones who came before us, and hopefully we´ll
unveil the continuity.
We are at war with the forces of alienation. They tell us the world
has become smaller.
We hold action to be the greatest of all arts. Audible architecture
We accept no borders between cultural expressions. We explore and
We abolish the weak concept of post-modernism. We merz effect and
We utilize any method or model to reach our aims. We run on enthusiasm
We realize that the fun lies in variety. Boredom and restraint are
the ultimate enemies.
We demand our right to be taken seriously, even if our sharpest
sword is a smile.
We hold tradition and history to be important for defining the present.
We reject the definitions of cyber-this and cyber-that. We are not
We aim at placing old-fashioned networking as a preditor to the
new digital networks.
Aesthetics and shaping are our prime objects. There is a battle.
Wehave to state again that arroganse and fascism are cowardice and
We clearly and shamelessly dissolve any separation between race,
religion and sex.
We know there are complex problems to be solved. We carefully watch
We only have one world, butdimensions. We know that our time is
We have moved away from the preset patterns and into unknown areas
We suck from the source of information and interaction. We do not
drown in it.
We know that this statement could be three times longer. We are
just at the beginning.
For Origami Republika; Robert Thorndyke Jr 14
Judge Replika A95:
THE CHRIST COMPLEX
While visiting The Vatican some two years ago, I saw this really
sexually arousing game of hundreds of people queueing up to kiss
the bronze feet of a Jesus sculpture. Oooh, it made me long for
my girlfriend. The shining eyes, the great charge of KArisma. Gruesome
Beauty. Jesus In Furs.
Christ, the Man, the Myth, the Manager, has provided hope and comfort
and gathered strength among people in hard times. Origami Republika
want to state it quite clearly that we gather Jesus Christ to be
a source of great relief. He never hurt anybody through his words
or actions, was it a psychosis or the truth, 'was he ever alive?';
same effect. The effect of his Presence in myth has provided shelter
for many a lost musician.
Christians, the Fan Club, the Self-appointed Flock is basicly like
any other social or cultural group, as differentiated as everyone
else, some good some bad in all people. It would be a contradiction
in terms if we were to limit the freedom of choice for millions
of people, specially regarding something we're not part of. There
is in our context one general problem; the submission to a Father
Figure. We understand this need among people, but reject the incestous
connotations this relationship breeds. As in any other social group,
there is always cowards that don't dare do anything without any
(fake) authority guiding them.
Church, the Backstage Of Broken Dreams, is an empty building. The
Congregation makes it special. The Church should be about that,
a room for contemplation, an absolutely material fetish, a solid
fundament for showing attention to themes beyond the bleeding obvious,
and not about the cynically political and egoistic powergame of
individuals. Jesus Christ can not be held responsible for what the
word junkies, image masturbators and control freaks have been putting
on in His name. Regarding the energy wasting imagery of death worship,
satanists, mansonists, wetdream apocalyptics, occult neovikings,
black metal stuff in the cultural networks: We do not share the
Christian good/evil concept of God or human action and thought,
so to us choosing The Opposite would be ridiculous. For us there
exist no Opposites, just Parallell Circles. We are a good, sober,
charming, intelligent, sexy relaxed and alert parallel to Christianity.
We wish for Good to happen, and we walk this path with them, with
all that want freedom and food for all. Trying to be evil all the
time is the utmost betrayal to Self, as you'll always get your kicks
if you Want them. The Message of Christ is not the Decrees of the
Priests, so we hold no argument against it. Jesus is an anarchist
that needs no God but a Friendly Father.
We are a Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Bhuddist and Bahai project.
We are Jains, Sufis, Protestants, Catholics, Autonome, Zen, Taoists,
Atheist, Ag- and Gnostics. We believe in all as it is not true.
That's why we live and breed. There is nothing to worry about in
these matters because of it. But there is human laws about respect
and mutual responsibility. Important rules for survival. And in
most cases, they kill each other without our help, so why not be
the Red Cross of the clusterbombarded religious and philosophical
market. Remain totally objective. Try to always place our bets on
the losing team. There is Victory.
No New Age, No Light In The End Of The Tunnel. Simply Because There
Is No Tunnel.
In front of God we are all the same. As in front of the mirror.