We jellyfish don't fear the depths. We don't easily succumb to pressure. It is believed that some of us even descend as far as 10,000 meters -- almost to the bottom of the deepest place on earth, the Mariana Trench.
Down in the implacable darkness, where only microbes, amphipods and cucumbers dare to tread, we behold a beauty that eyes cannot perceive. There is a sacred despair, where 'alone' takes on new meaning, and the self -- no matter how painfully recognized -- can't be ignored. Your innermost horror can't be unseen.
Amidst the bubbling mud volcanoes and the unfathomable pressure, survival isn't guaranteed or even likely for most. And yet, sometimes it's necessary to descend to new lows to finally reach the surface and truly appreciate the light of day again.
This week, enter the subduction zone, as we plumb the depths of the Mariana Trench with Cesium Swimsuit & Belial Pelegrim.
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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.