Swarm drawings SP0018, SP0019, SP0022 and SP0024.
-> However, art and culture is the result of historical and social consensus, established through a non analytical process. It is the community involved with the production, circulation and fruition of art that determines the value of a particular work of art or artist. Art that nobody is interested in faints, the one that pleases to a great number prospers and occupies the Museums and the collective imaginary. And, such as in nature, a bizarre mutation rejected first can in determined circumstances give place to a future consensus. Think about Van Gogh. This means that art and culture emerges also from a kind of 'natural' selection.
The separation between Ďartistic formsí produced by non-human life, be it natural or so called artificial, and those made by human artists, is not justified. The extreme anthropocentrism that characterizes our culture is not clever, nor productive. The nature is bursting with extraordinary works of art that we should appreciate, as such, in order to enrich our environment and existences. The esthetical experience is present everywhere and is not an exclusively human behaviour. For example beauty, so important for any definition of human aesthetics, can be translated as the level of adaptation of an organism to its environment. A greater beauty (or fitness) means a superior capacity of survival and reproduction. Thus to refuse all the possible forms, be it human mind origin, mechanical origin or natural selection origin, results in a limitation of our own universe. When our Museums will have human artefacts aside with non-human art (organic or artificial) the process of human aesthetic evolution will speed up. The development of forms will be more complex and dynamic. Typically self-centred subjective matters, as authorship, sensibility or taste, will tend to be irrelevant. The recognition that life, intelligence and art are everywhere will open a new vision of all things and reorient our own place in the universe. It will be less grandiloquent but much more productive and exciting.
In conclusion, the main objective of an artificial art is to overcome the anthropocentric bias.
Swarm drawing 0016.
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