What if the game isn’t to make money. What if the game is to save lives. What then?
Bird Lovegod. Artist, writer, journalist, humanitarian entrepreneur.
Paintings, films, music, these things have power, the ability to create change. Taking this to the most direct conclusion, changing lives for the better, deliberately, perhaps even saving lives, is this not the ultimate power and responsibility? To decide to change the World. One life at a time. Because we can.
Humanitarian Interventions. I’m inspired by many heroes, Jesus is one, Oscar Schindler another. Oscar created something extraordinary. A company that was, on the face of it, an armaments factory waging war against humanity, but was in truth a system dedicated to extracting men women and children out of the very jaws of death.
Is it possible to heal and transform lives? Even to save them, at scale, as Oscar did? Or is it much more complicated and difficult than that? Is it ‘just the way the World is?’ Or is it actually just the way we are? And is that a choice?
Changing peoples lives, directly, and deliberately? Can that be art?Intervention art.
What if sculpting futures is art? These are rather big ideas, and if they give rise to feelings of discomfort, I think it’s something to do with responsibility. My motivation is pure. This entire process, in my mind and heart, is Christ’s. His, not mine. What gives me the right to intervene in someone’s life in this way? He does. And here’s a retorative question, what gives us the right to ignore the plight of millions of impoverished lives? I’m aware of the moral and ethical complexities of this project, some will see it exploitative. I see it as service.
Get in touch if you feel so inclined. I’d like that.
BirdRiverLoveGod@gmail.com 07535 670 581.