I want to make a Shrine Manifesto, a pamphlet I can just hand to people to explain the concept quickly and clearly. Now is the time, because there will be new Shrine projects on the Gowanus and in Queens this summer, plus documentation to be shown at EFA and A.I.R.

Last night I flipped through the big yellow Manifestos book (which Rutgers folk will recognize) to see how others have done it. I found “Bless England” by Wyndham Lewis, written in 1914-15. It could be a manifesto for Sea Worthy, if we could just substitute “New York” for “England”.


Here’s Mike reading “Experiment, Ostriches, and Music” by Pierre Boulez:


Other favorite manifestos, though only the first is included in the book:

The Maintenance Art Manifesto by Mierle Laderman Ukeles

The Manifesto of Done by Bre Pettis and Kio Stark

The Repair Manifesto by Platform21

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