The activist climate of the avant-garde lives in the BES Institute. In the ideal world, the institute is a glass leisure and lifestyle center, built on the edge of an abyss in a pristine region. The Mother Machine, ideally a self-sustaining network of rotating rotors, provides the necessary energy autonomously. Visitors here escape the outside world and end up in a new inner world. He / she / x is invited to participate in a personal and collective enrichment project. The activation of persons takes place via one of the basic structures of the BES Institute, in particular the conceptual drawing program Objects and Backgrounds that is housed in a green, pentagonal grass bunker named Pentagronium.
Objects and Backgrounds. The disconnection of the “object” and its “background” or “context” consists of two key aspects. On the one hand it is artistic in nature. The impact of BES on aesthetic or identical experience must become irrelevant. BES ’artistic output: boundary posts, batteries, Conflict, Polarization, Noise Paintings and other sculptures and urban monuments, are vectorally converted in the digital drawing program and made ‘ready for use’ for the visitor or web surfer. Art undergoes a process of democratization by acting as a virtual background. BES ’art provides basic structures, call it separate parts that become‘ commodities ’. From that moment there is no more artistic control, only social interaction.
The visitor chooses one or more backgrounds or “contexts” that he / she / x can adjust in color and transparency. This switch from visitor to participant is the second, “sociological” disconnection of object and context. The object undergoes an important subjectification and becomes de facto a method for conducting self-research and development. The chosen background becomes the basis of a “worksheet” on a computer. This sheet is linked to a user interface of the drawing program, consisting of interactive checklist templates.