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Art is my superpower

superpower |ˈsoōpərˌpouər|
(1):superior power; power greater in scope or magnitude than that which is considered natural or has previously existed; (2):an extremely powerful nation, especially one capable of influencing international events and the acts; (3):mechanical or electrical power, on an extremely large scale secured by the linking together of a number of separate power systems, with a view to more efficient and economical generation and distribution.
[First known use: 1920-25].

As children we dream of having superpowers. Being superheroes. The idea to be able to make a change, make a difference has never been a stranger to our child-self, but as well to our grown-self. To be a superhero first for your own good, but also for the greater good. For little things, for big things, for yourself, for a stranger, for society… For being better. For better being.
Beside their superpowers, superheroes we meet through stories all have, or had, those moment of solitude, reflection, leading to their becoming a superhero. Before engaging and using their powers to their best and fullest. Art and creative thinking allows a person to apprehend information from various sources, to take and through process of creation reflect and reinvent the content, in solitude of inner thinking (or actual isolation) to the moment of engaging and releasing the creation, sharing it with others. The artist him(her)self emerges victorious, for the knowledge and feelings he(she) enriches him(her)self and there for enlarges their potential and the potential of contribution to the greater picture – society, the world. Furthermore, it is not only as individual that one can function, but also collaborating with other artist, creative thinkers, making for a collective and even stronger impact.
It is this richness of the “felt” and of the knowledge on ethics and aesthetics that makes for a true superpower. That makes art be the superpower, the “very powerful and influential nation” needed for a greater good, for a better world.

*concept/text: Gergely Kóta, Dejana Sekulic
*photo/edit: DS

To meet Gergely, look here.


Art is my belief

belief |biˈlēf|
(1):trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something; a principle, proposition, idea, etc, accepted as true; (2):an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists: something one accepts as true or real; a firmly held opinion or conviction; a religious tenet or tenets; religious creed; (3):an opinion or conviction; something believed.
[First known use: 1125–75;  earlier bile(e)ve  (noun use of v.); replacing Middle English beleave,  equivalent to bi- be- + leave; Old English gelēafa, from ge-, associative prefix + lēafa; akin to Old English ly’fan  (cognate with Dutch geloof, German Glaube;  akin to Gothic galaubeins )].

The creation starts of as a pure feeling, feeling of something good, something of value. The belief without a proof. But as the idea evolves, whether as a part of the creating art or absorbing art, the imaginary, non-existent, and the tangible intertwine. Until the point when “the product” becomes, both as the work of art for its beauty* and as the knowledge acquired through it, the proof on its own.
It is the belief in the idea, the process, the growth, the outcome, in non-existent becoming existent, through apprehending, dealing with, creating art that we mature – as a person, and ultimately as society.
It is believing in expression and creative thinking what makes for abstract to become tangible. To become life. To improve life.

*beauty as something/anything that can move, provoke to think, make it impossible to be/stay indifferent – either positively or negatively.

*concept/text: ds
*photo/edit: ds

To meet Gergely, look here.