believe that active participation in projects is vital and the most
important element in creating community bonds. These bonds are so often
destroyed by cliques, popularity contests, systems and rigid guidelines
that no one truly cares about. In the absence of community bonds, you
have alienation or a tendency to re-enforce the template that we are all
wishing to break free from. It's a bit of a learning curve because I am
not that up to date on technology that makes free-flowing exchange of
ideas between people living far away possible.
It has always
been, from the very beginning, a plan to make Splatterkore a
decentralised community, but we have had certain difficulties in doing
so. For example, communication breakdowns between active members,
instability or even being considered as an 'extreme' label because we
don't shy away from the dark or chaotic or extreme or misanthropic
themes. We feel it is a little bit more than that,
but people often pigeon-hole as an easy way to understand something.
We do not wish to exclude people who have a bit of energy to fuel the
collective fire, but in order to keep the momentum of fluidity, and
exploration of the cutting edge, we have been collaborating with other
'tribes' with different ideas for events and doing themed compilations.
Hopefully this helps us and you, explore uncharted imaginary territories
and open others to new experiences.
But what else can be done?
We need to find a way of sharing and exchanging resources... get other
people with new ideas heard (is there anyone out there who has a
sensible and new idea they want to throw around within splatterkore?)--
how does this whole wiki/open-source thing work then? Facebook is
becoming more and more rigid, vapid and isolating with data-mining
thrown in, but it looks like this is where everyone gravitates because
there isn't many alternatives.... ideas? Splatterkore Terror Tribe