Ironic Diversion

written by Mas Yendo


I like elements which are hybrid rather than pure, compromising rather than clean, distorted rather than straightforward, ambiguous rather than articulated, perverse as well as impersonal, boring as well as interesting, conventional rather than designed, accommodating rather than excluding, redundant rather than simple, vestigial as well as innovating, inconsistent and equivocal rather than direct and clear. I am for messy vitality over obvious unity. I include the non sequitur and proclaim the duality. I am for richness of meaning rather than clarity of meaning; for the implicit function as well as the explicit function. I prefer both-and to either-or, black and white, and sometimes gray, to black and white.


We are living subject to a paradigm called consumer culture, which promised to support a diversity of individuals and interests without sacrificing collective cohesion.