I have been investigating the Flunstellas phenomenon for the past five years. A Flunstella is a FLock/cLUster/conSTELLAtion of language, ideas & memories that has been disembodied from an individual, and so floats through social spaces often interpolating with other Flunstellas. In an attempt to explain Flunstellas, both to people that like a bit of Artspeak & those who don't, I've decided to write this statement in two parts:
Flunstellas in Plain English
"...But that moment I was so low that it felt like I faded down and I could see other peoples' worlds projecting beyond their bodies. I could see/imagine that woman's worklife, home life, her ideas and memories of all the different parts of her life and mind projecting out beyond the walls we were in, like constellations mapping out her consciousness."
So taking the idea that 'language is the mirror of the mind' and jumping to the conclusion that, more specifically, your language is the mirror of your mind and my language is the mirror of mine, I asked friends and strangers to take part in experiments in which we created our own Flunstellas. We made them with string, paper and other materials, and in virtual interactive spaces. All these experiments have been documented and turned into interactive digital projects.
Flunstellas in Pretentious Wank-Speak
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