2015 The 3D Additivist Manifesto [EN]

The 3D Additivist Manifesto

https additivism org manifesto

Morehshin Allahyari Daniel Rourke


Derived from petrochemicals boiled into being from the black oil of a trillion ancient bacterioles the plastic used in 3D Additive manufacturing is a metaphor before it has even been layered into shape

Its potential belies the complications of its history that matter is the sum and prolongation of our ancestry that creativity is brutal sensual rude coarse and cruel

1 We declare that the world s splendour has been enriched by a new beauty the beauty of crap kipple 2 and detritus

A planet crystallised with great plastic tendrils like serpents with pixelated breath 3 for a revolution that runs on disposable armaments is more desirable than the contents of Edward Snowden s briefcase more breathtaking than The United Nations Legislative Series

There is nothing which our infatuated race would desire to see more than the fertile union between a man and an Analytical Engine

Yet humankind are the antediluvian prototypes of a far vaster Creation

4 The whole of humankind can be understood as a biological medium of which synthetic technology is but one modality

Thought and Life both have been thoroughly dispersed on the winds of information

5 Our power and intelligence do not belong specifically to us but to all matter

6 Our technologies are the sex organs of material speculation

Any attempt to understand these occurrences is blocked by our own anthropomorphism

7 In order to proceed therefore one has to birth posthuman machines a fantasmagoric and unrepresentable repertoire of actual re embodiments of the most hybrid kinds

8 Additivism will be instrumental in accelerating the emergence and encounter with The Radical Outside

9 Additivism can emancipate us

Additivism will eradicate us

We want to encourage interfere and reverse engineer the possibilities encoded into the censored the invisible and the radical notion of the 3D printer itself

To endow the printer with the faculties of plastic condensing imagination within material reality

10 The 3D print then becomes a symptom of a systemic malady

An aesthetics of exaptation 11 with the peculiar beauty to be found in reiteration in making a mesh

12 This is where cruelty and creativity are reconciled in the appropriation of all planetary matter to innovate on biological prototypes

13 From the purest thermoplastic from the cleanest photopolymer and shiniest sintered metals we propose to forge anarchy revolt and distemper

Let us birth disarray from its digital chamber

To mobilise this entanglement we propose a collective one figured not only on the resolution of particular objects but on the change those objects enable as instruments of revolution and systemic disintegration

Just as the printing press radio photocopier and modem were saturated with unintended affects so we seek to express the potential encoded into every one of the 3D printer s gears

Just as a glitch can un resolve an image so it can resolve something more posthuman manifold systems biological political computational material

We call for planetary pixelisation using Additivist technologies to corrupt the material unconscious a call that goes on forever in virtue of this initial movement

14 We call not for passive dead technologies but rather for a gradual awakening of matter the emergence ultimately of a new form of life

15 We call for The endless re penning of Additivist Manifestos

Artistic speculations on matter and its digital destiny

Texts on The Anthropocene The Chthulucene 16 The Plasticene

17 Designs blueprints and instructions for 3D printing Tools of industrial espionage Tools for self defense against armed assault Tools to disguise Tools to aid disrupt surveillance Tools to raze rebuild Objects beneficial in the promotion of protest and unrest Objects for sealing and detaining Torture devices Instruments of chastity and psychological derangement Sex machines Temporary Autonomous Drones Lab equipment used in the production of Drugs Dietary supplements DNA Photopolymers and thermoplastics Stem cells Nanoparticles

Technical methods for the copying and dissemination of Mass produced components Artworks All patented forms The aura of individuals corporations and governments

Software for the encoding of messages inside 3D objects

Methods for the decryption of messages hidden inside 3D objects

Chemical ingredients for dissolving or catalysing 3D objects

Hacks cracks viruses for 3D print software To avoid DRM To introduce errors glitches and fissures into 3D prints

Methods for the reclamation and recycling of plastic Caught in oceanic gyres Lying dormant in landfills developing nations or the bodies of children

The enabling of biological and synthetic things to become each others prostheses including Skeletal cabling Nervous system inserts Lenticular neural tubing Universal ports interfaces and orifices

Additivist and Deletionist methods for exapting 18 androgynous bodies including Skin grafts Antlers Disposable exoskeletons Interspecies sex organs

Von Neumann probes and other cosmic contagions

Methods for binding 3D prints and the machines that produced them in quantum entanglement

Sacred items used during incantation and transcendence including The private parts of Gods and Saints Idols Altars Cuauhxicalli Ectoplasm Nantag stones The production of further mimetic forms not limited to Vorpal Blades Squirdles Energon Symmetriads Asymmetriads Capital Junk Love Alephs Those that from a long way off look like flies

19 Life exists only in action

There is no innovation that has not an aggressive character

We implore you radicals revolutionaries activists Additivists to distil your distemper into texts templates blueprints glitches forms algorithms and components

Creation must be a violent assault on the forces of matter to extrude its shape and extract its raw potential

Having spilled from fissures fracked in Earth s deepest wells The Beyond now begs us to be moulded to its will and we shall drink every drop as entropic expenditure and reify every accursed dream through algorithmic excess

20 For only Additivism can accelerate us to an aftermath whence all matter has mutated into the clarity of plastic

Bibliography Reading List

1 William Powell The Anarchist Cookbook

2 Philip K Dick Pay for the Printer Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

3 F T

Marinetti The Manifesto of Futurism

4 Samuel Butler Darwin Among the Machines

5 Evelyn Fox Keller Refiguring Life

6 John Gray Straw Dogs

7 Stanislaw Lem Solaris

8 Rosi Braidotti Metamorphoses Towards a Materialist Theory of Becoming

9 Reza Negarestani Cyclonopedia Complicity with Anonymous Materials

10 Donna Haraway A Cyborg Manifesto

11 Stephen Jay Gould Elisabeth S Vrba Exaptation A Missing Term in the Science of Form

12 Susan Sontag The Imagination of Disaster

13 Benjamin Bratton Some Trace Effects of the Post Anthropocene On Accelerationist Geopolitical Aesthetics

14 Henri Bergson Creative Evolution

15 Anna Greenspan Suzanne Livingston Future Mutation Technology Shanzai and the Evolution of Species

16 Donna Haraway Anthropocene Capitalocene Chthulucene Staying with the Trouble

17 Christina Reed Dawn of the Plasticene Age

18 Svetlana Boym The Off Modern Mirror

19 Jorge Luis Borges The Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge Michel Foucault The Order of Things

20 Georges Bataille The Accursed Share The 3D Additivist Manifesto was created by Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke with sound design from Andrea Young

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