Interlude Two

Confusionism within the parameters of imperfection that globally exist attempts to be a model that can be equally applied across culture, developmental level, ethnic group, language or social strata or class. The model is pre-supposed on the idea that the basic fundamentals must be such that they are not confined to only the modern western society of the orginators but are broad enough to be relevant across the world with an inbuilt flexibility and capability to evolve so the model can be employed by anyone, any community or for anyone or community.

Virtually everyone in the world is trying to find a way in an increasingly confused, complex and interlinked world that people are not raised to fully understand wherever they happen to be born, edcuated or to whatever social circumstances they find themselves. Indeed for confusionists those born into a relatively wealthy western society with what is conventionally considered to be a good education system may well be some of the least prepared. 

While people are trying to find their ways and express themselves the focus must be on providing easily picked up models or tools that can be easily used or adapted. To have a difficult to understand or unadaptable model or a tool where the focus was on the tool or how to use it would only increase the confusion and frustration. This puts the central focus on people and communities. However, the structures of control and guidance that exist allow little if no room for this and contribute significantly to the confused state. Expecting organs of control to suddenly become enlightened and to truly allow people to think is to ask too much. Even with a will among some within a structure to move this way, will inevitably result only in failure or at best the structure accepting a partial reform within the structures allowed by its parameters of expansion. A liberating effect for people must come from within the person or their community. Confusionism must never evolve into or replicate the diverse structires of control we see now and as such the focus must always remain on people.

This has implications for Confusionist art which aims not only to reflect reality. Reality is what is seen as reality by individuals and communities rather than what we are peddled by mass media or instruments of propaganda and control. Confusionist art though in its production and focus must also recognise and work through the paradigm where the creator or producer of the art or their intent, message or expression may not be the focus, but that focus may be on the interpeter of the art, expression, message etc. The relationship between artist and art intepreter is a symbiotic one by its nature  and one where the role of the interpreter, viewer, reader is at least as, if not more, important than the role of the creator.


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