A PHILOSOPHY OF THE BOND
Nature of the world – We want to see the world as a fabric, as an entanglement of bonds between objects of apprehension. Reality thus considered is constituted by the sum of the links between objects rather than by the simple sum of the objects themselves.
Definition of Art – Poetry is undoubtedly the most evolved form of language because it alone has the capacity to convey the richness of the world in all its complexity by showing the multiple and infinite relationships existing between each of its constituent elements.
The exploration of these relationships is ultimately the very object of all artistic activity. The artist is constantly discovering unprecedented links between words, sounds, objects, ideas and beings, and through her work she reveals what makes up the essential fabric of reality.
We therefore qualify as artistic in the most general sense of the term, any human activity whose purpose is the discovery, study, or creation of links, whatever their nature. Thus, for example, scientific research and social work are considered as artistic, just as music, poetry or visual arts.
Resilience – The resilience of an ecosystem is proportional to the number of its connections. The more interactions between different elements of a system increase, strengthen and diversify, the more the system in question will be able to cope with stresses of all kinds and to go through challenges with a minimum of damage. What is more, this system will normally be self-enriching. It will tend to continue to increase its intrinsic richness and will gain in strength, flexibility and resilience over time.
At a time when fragmentation and divisions in our societies are a looming threat and considering the challenges posed by the major changes we are collectively facing, we consider that it is urgent to restore bonding in general to a primordial place, to make it the main object of our attention, care and action.