Blue Glass Projects
Organized by: Jeff Hogue
EVENT DATE Mar 17, 2017
a collaborative project
THE BLUE GLASS PROJECTS
I am working to create funding for a new organization I'm calling "The Blue Glass Projects". I've been developing ideas around "cosmological collaboration" for years. I believe that perhaps one evolutionary way we can meet our current crises effectively is through spiritually charged artistic community. Artmaking is valid in whatever the terms or structures but my vision has long been to create and participate in new modalities. Blue Glass is formed based upon my vision and experience wherein I have over the last 35 years become convinced that communally developed and performed works of art have a vital and pivotal place in our world.
Through community we can find the strength, the courage and the funneling of spiritual gifts and powers to become effective in transforming ourselves in new ways while readily sharing our transformation with the world around us through the projects we undertake. By gathering thinkers and artists and spiritual teachers together, it's my intention to make work that is a fusion of all disciplines that is deeply charged with archetypal energies. I don't think a single human being--no matter how strong or talented--or a committee of artists can do what an authentic community of artists can do.
In the 60's and 70's M Scott Peck, MD began to see and understand the template for community building and maintenance that was first developed by Bill Wilson, founder of AA. Though Peck wasn't a member of AA, he was able to recognize the phenomenal breakthrough that Wilson and the original members of AA had developed. Never in the history of man had alcoholics found effective relief from their addiction. As the fellowship began to grow, it was recognized by Wilson that they had to develop structures to protect themselves from each other--for AA was in many ways a volatile collection of egomaniacal alcoholics. Through trial and error supplemented with his visionary gifts, Wilson wrote the 12 Traditions of AA. Peck recognized that in this work lay the foundation for a new chapter in man's understanding of what he called "authentic community."
In this first project I hope to create support for the development and production of a collaborative film, installation and performance that will integrate interdisciplinary professional collaboration, authentic community building structures and processes and cause focused art making. I have been able to do a number of low scale experiments over the last 25 years and feel confident in my ideas. Consistently, I've gotten feedback from participants and audiences stating that they were impacted and changed by the experiences.
My hypothesis is that if we can create an opportunity to bring great minds (artists, thinkers, scientists and spiritual teachers) together, take them through a community building process like that which was created by M. Scott Peck, offer high quality support and a safe and focused atmosphere, we can make work that will change participants as they move through the process resulting in archetypally potent works that readily transmit these discovered communal energies and awarenesses to the participating public.
The need is to be able to offer compensation to participants, pay for work space, lodging, tools, materials and technical support. With 50,000 I believe I can steward a project that will prove many of my ideas which will begin to open pathways to subsequent works of increasing scale and budgets. Because this will be a first project in a series of projects, there will be initial costs that will be required for equipment that will be used in subsequent works.
This campaign is still under development. Please refer to the dedicated facebook page under my name if you'd like to participate in discussions there. More information will be forthcoming soon