Futurism Search

One of the first place i call at for research… Youtube. I know I want to use futurism as my influence, exploring the movement and discovering more about it. Whilst on my inspiration hunt I found this great video, ‘F.T. Marinetti’s Futurist Manifesto’ is a video interpretation of Marinetti’s Futurists Manifesto, it’s much better then just reading it, so listen carefully.

you can also read the manifesto here.

These are the 11 points of the Futurism Manifesto

  • We intend to sing the love of danger, the habit of energy and fearlessness.
  • Courage, audacity, and revolt will be essential elements of our poetry.
  • Up to now literature has exalted a pensive immobility, ecstasy, and sleep. We intend to exalt aggresive action, a feverish insomnia, the racer’s stride, the mortal leap, the punch and the slap.
  • We affirm that the world’s magnificence has been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of speed. A racing car whose hood is adorned with great pipes, like serpents of explosive breath—a roaring car that seems to ride on grapeshot is more beautiful than the Victory of Samothrace.
  • We want to hymn the man at the wheel, who hurls the lance of his spirit across the Earth, along the circle of its orbit.
  • The poet must spend himself with ardor, splendor, and generosity, to swell the enthusiastic fervor of the primordial elements.
  • Except in struggle, there is no more beauty. No work without an aggressive character can be a masterpiece. Poetry must be conceived as a violent attack on unknown forces, to reduce and prostrate them before man.
  • We stand on the last promontory of the centuries!… Why should we look back, when what we want is to break down the mysterious doors of the Impossible? Time and Space died yesterday. We already live in the absolute, because we have created eternal, omnipresent speed.
  • We will glorify war—the world’s only hygiene—militarism, patriotism, the destructive gesture of freedom-bringers, beautiful ideas worth dying for, and scorn for woman.
  • We will destroy the museums, libraries, academies of every kind, will fight moralism, feminism, every opportunistic or utilitarian cowardice.
  • We will sing of great crowds excited by work, by pleasure, and by riot; we will sing of the multicolored, polyphonic tides of revolution in the modern capitals; we will sing of the vibrant nightly fervor of arsenals and shipyards blazing with violent electric moons; greedy railway stations that devour smoke-plumed serpents; factories hung on clouds by the crooked lines of their smoke; bridges that stride the rivers like giant gymnasts, flashing in the sun with a glitter of knives; adventurous steamers that sniff the horizon; deep-chested locomotives whose wheels paw the tracks like the hooves of enormous steel horses bridled by tubing; and the sleek flight of planes whose propellers chatter in the wind like banners and seem to cheer like an enthusiastic crowd.

So Thats futurism as it started, i don’t want to dwell on it too much yet, I should probably research some other experimental videos, even if they have nothing to do with futurism.

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