The One Minute Manifesto of The Exhausted Artist [2010​-​11]

by Chris Dooks

(free) 01:15


The One Minute Manifesto of The Exhausted Artist v.1

Chris Dooks

Commissioned as part of AHM's 'State of Play' series.


i. The Exhausted Artist reaches the end of the line with healthcare providers causing his already weak rainbow to flicker and dull.

ii. The prism that previously created this rainbow now needs re-calibrating or ‘patching’ with adaptations to repair it, or to replace it.

iv. To restore the affected frequencies of this ‘rainbow-of-exhaustion’ we instigate super-low energy art interventions across three seemingly idiosyncratic hierarchical categories;

1. Art as Immediate Triage,
2. Art as Perceptual Enhancer
3. Art as Cosmological Portal…

v. We use psychogeography, alpha states, astronomy, broken instruments, bricolage, but in particular, art that is made through appropriation, allowing large-scale artworks to be built without budget or physical effort.

vi. Accidentally, these processes are of benefit to audiences outside of the M.E. / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome community.


released September 30, 2011