Blanco Manifest is a temporary abolishment of the hierarchy of problems — a protest in the name of ALL THE PROBLEMS IN THE WORLD. There is just too much to protest about, every day. Even if it's said these days are the most peaceful humankind has ever known. To achieve unity in all problematics, we used the analogy of light and sound in physics; the composition of white light (an addition of all colours of the spectrum) and white noise (all frequencies simultaneously played at a same volume). An empty manifest discarding all use of figurative content.
Conventional objects and patterns of protest are used; flags, banners and t-shirts, group chants, musical dynamics, rhythms, urban choreographies — discarding all verbal communication.
Individual thoughts and subjects of participants are equalled and eventually cancelled out by each other into a blank representation of all of the problems in the world. It was a coincidence that the new American president got elected a few days before Blanco Manifest took place. Ignoring that fact, individuals taking part could finally, in a physical way, express their sadness or anger towards a personal issue, such as personal protest in the name of Prostate Cancer, Light Pollution, Belgium Selling F16 to Saudi Arabia, the Decimation of the Bee, The One Who Broke your Heart, People That Stay in the Middle of An Escalator, etc.
A protest is an act of attention seeking raise of awareness on a specific issue — taking place in the public sphere. A group protest or demonstration manifests the shared opinion of a group of human beings, physically expressing themselves by performing an act, seeking for reformation with the wish to influence a public opinion or governmental policy. But there is just too much to protest about. All the time.
The right to demonstrate and protest is democratic right and is often seen as a duty of the citizen, depending on the country; it is seen as a way to communicate towards otherwise unreachable persons or groups; elected representatives, CEO´s, or a country´s population. The public opinion and stand towards group manifestations is changing and differs from country to country. This was as well a concentrated moment of togetherness, about public performing, sound experimentation and urban choreography of the human flock.
*This was initiated by the frustrated and young art student that I was and still am;
a hypocrite statement due to a lack of motivation; a lack of reason; a lack of emotion to physically go protests against worldly problems. Could this be due to my environment, location, generation, ...
I wrote an essay a few months before, 'Truth or Dare', about clicktivism, how poeple and I ranted about politics on social media, about youngsters of my generation that don't feel empowered on a political level, but at the same time do — but don't go out when angry (that is the situation of the context of my environment — protest by youngster are uprising all over the world but not where I lived).