We jellyfish are nothing if not efficient. Our unique swimming style uses a bare minimum of energy. We eat and excrete from the same orifice. We aren't burdoned with cumbersome and pesky brains to carry around and constantly harass us with grief and worry. We are economical in our requirements for survival and eminently adaptable to a wide variety of conditions.
Precision, parsimony, perspicacity -- these are the virtues of the jellyfish. And all that without the capacity to "think" -- whatever that actually means. There's a lot to admire in the ability to act entirely on instinct, and the skill of knowing when NOT to expend energy. Another of this jellyfish's favorite jazz pianists, Ahmad Jamal, also embodies these virtues, as is evident from this classic live performance. Listen closely to the beautiful empty space between the notes.
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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.