We jellyfish often grow up on the bottom of the ocean. There, as young little polyps, we are at the mercy of everything that crawls around and eats. Many of us don't even make it to become proper adult jellyfish. We have to stick together to survive.
Being small and stationary for so long, the young ephyra gladly frees itself from its origin and swims off into all kinds of new trouble. Even now as an independent almost-jellyfish, there is much growing to be done before becoming a full fledged medusa. This time in the life of a jellyfish can be a real grind. You feel ready, but things keep standing in your way. This week, grind along with Kaome in 100 Days.
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About the Curator - AK Rockefeller
AK Rockefeller is the avatar-in-chief of Identity Transduction Systems (ITS). AK leads the ITS team of artists, musicians and activists who produce multimedia art & propaganda for important human rights causes. AK is the youngest son of Michael Rockefeller who went missing off the coast of West Papua in 1961. Much like most other public figures and celebrities, AK exists in realm between reality and fiction. His identity represents an challenge to the nature and concept of the 'public persona' in today's reality.
The activities of AK Rockefeller and ITS constitute an ongoing psychological operation against the warmongering capitalist status quo. By taking the Rockefeller name and manipulating the symbols of power, AK creates a real fictional alternative to the fake populist movements of today quietly serving the interests of existing elites.
2 April 2019
Water is the mother of all life, and is the chief ingredient of most of it. Without water, most living things die. We jellyfish are a shining example. The way we move and eat only works in water. Without the buoyancy of water, we would simply melt into the ground…
27 November 2018
We jellyfish are masters of the art of subtlety. When we hunt, we simply wait for our supper to come to us. Our energy is expended on arriving in the right place at the right time. Preparation and planning is the key. Gauging the movements of the currents, smelling the morsels on the waves…
20 November 2018
We jellyfish don’t know anything. You might think we’d be confused by this, but in fact the opposite is true. There’s great certainty in total emptiness. We’re never torn by indecision. We never have to worry about what’s right and what’s wrong. We can just go with the flow and let the waves wash over us…