About the Ten Commandments

 

Is this some sort of religion or sect?
Who are you?
Where do these 10 Commandments come from?
Why are you doing it?
How do the 2kTenCom relate to the Ten Commandments in the Bible?
Do you represent any organization or institution?
Are you looking for followers?
Do you make money out of it?
I didn’t get the 9th commandment: “Build a universe inside a machine”
Why did you use a masked Mona Lisa to present the 2kTenCom? What does she represent?

 

Is this some sort of religion or sect?
No way! The 2kTenCom are meant to be a meme, an occult message of hope and liberation for this new millennium. You can do whatever you want with them, even sticking them in the toilet (which I actually recommend to do, that’s quite and introspective location! 🙂 ).

Who are you?
I’m Barabeke. More about myself on my website barabeke.it or on my social media.

Where do these 10 Commandments come from?
They have been found at the end of the rabbit hole in my Voyage at the Centre of the Universe: a Fractal Odyssey, a mysterious visual journey inside a fractal that took place on instagram, inspired by the song ’39 by a rocket ship builder called Brian May.

Why are you doing it?
Imagine that one day a voice inside of you dictates you ten commandments. What are you going to do with them? I guess most people would keep it quiet for fear of prejudice, some on the other hand may get a massive ego boost from it, start to act like they are the new messiah and end up in some mental institution.

In my case, I am familiar with spiritual manifestations and I’ve spent the past 10 years trying to understand how it’s best to channel them. I tend to keep this stuff quiet, or hide it in my visual works, but in this case I thought it was my duty to share, even if I am aware it can ruin my reputation.

A side of me is a healer. At some point I realized that, no matter how much effort a healer can put, the source of the problem tends to remain. It’s the society we are in, its materialistic values, and the negative messages we are constantly bombarded with that degrade the beauty in us, affect the quality of our relations, and ultimately lead to sickness.

My conclusion was that in order to heal people we must create a more human world, like the one described in commandments 6, 7, and 8. Today it’s technically possible to build that world, the most we need to do is to get away from Profit as humanity’s only horizon and we have a powerful tool to achieve it: democracy. The time is ripe to radically change the system as machines will take over most of human jobs by the end of this century. Either we change our economic system and introduce universal basic income, or either we are going to face a century of huge despair.

The 2kTenCom are just a drop in the ocean compared to most messages you get from the media, which tend to preserve the establishment and tease our lower instincts. That’s why they are worth: they are positive message that can inspire people to believe that building a better world is possible and now, more than ever, it is technically at our reach.

How do the 2kTenCom relate to the 10 Commandments in the Bible?
In shape, as a cultural meme, but also in substance as they contain them (although the commandments promoting fear of an almighty, authoritarian, and revengeful God inspired by the figure of the Pharaoh have been dropped).

Do you represent any organization or institution?
Once again: NO. I only represent myself, Barabeke, and my artistic mission.

Are you looking for followers?
Not in a biblical sense 🙂 In case you mean on social media… yes, why not! I’m on instagram, twitterfacebook, and now also snapchat as @barabeke.

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Do you make money out of it?
Not even a penny, and I like to keep it .org style (even if it’s a .com site, that was just perfect for the name…). I even offer free tarot reading to my instagram followers, which should suggest that I am not a seeker of money, nor a seeker of glory. I am just an artist, my mission is to inspire you, provoke your thought, anticipate times.

I didn’t get the 9th Commandment: “Build a universe inside a machine”
That’s a controversial one in our days, I don’t expect anyone to believe in it. And yet, it’s one of the most important for our future. Take it as a quirky element that adds to the mystery 🙂 If you want to know more about it, check my credo.

Why did you use a masked Mona Lisa to present the 2kTenCom? What does she represent?
Leonardo da Vinci is my favourite artist along with Bosch and Dalì. Some time ago I mixed his Mona Lisa with one of my fractal ghosts and called it “the mask of Leonardo”, which is what you saw. It is my opinion that Mona Lisa represents an archetype of the female divine, more of a mighty goddess than a real person even if the portrait was likely based on a real person. I don’t think Leonardo was aware of it in this terms, but I believe he could feel that mystery. He was quite a wizard.

If you have more questions, please post a comment.

2 Comments

  1. In awe. Thank you for trusting your gut, baring your soul, your vision for our future, and taking action to make it come alive. Fractal love from MA.

    • Thank you Monika I truly appreciate your comment, you have no idea of how much prejudice I am attracting and how many people just stopped talking to me… on the other hand other people got closer to me and I attracted new meaningful ones. I am learning a lot from it, and I am grateful to people like you who take their time to show their appreciation!

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