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A GUN's manifesto by Jay Rechsteiner on behalf of JAY GUN – The Most Dangerous Man on the Planet

(based on An Artist's Life Manifesto by Marina Abramovic)

part of: www.jayrechsteiner.com/jay_gun.htm

 

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1. A GUN’s conduct in its life:

  • A GUN should not lie to itself or other guns about its power, its target precision and the size of its magazine
  • A GUN should not steal ideas & features from other GUNS
  • A GUN should not compromise for itself or in regards to the gun market
  • A GUN should not kill other guns and only aim at still targets, animals & humans
  • A GUN should not make itself into an idol
  • A GUN should not make itself into an idol
  • A GUN should not make itself into an idol

2. A GUN’s relation to its love life:

  • A GUN should avoid falling in love with another GUN
  • A GUN should avoid falling in love with another GUN
  • A GUN should avoid falling in love with another GUN

3. A GUN’s relation to the erotic:

  • A GUN should develop an erotic point of view on the world, the streets & the battlefield
  • A GUN should be erotic
  • A GUN should be erotic
  • A GUN should be erotic

4. A GUN’s relation to suffering:

  • A GUN should suffer
  • From suffering comes the best work in terms of durability, target precision and the distance a bullet travels
  • Suffering brings transformation
  • Through suffering a GUN transcends its spirit
  • Through suffering a GUN transcends its spirit
  • Through suffering a GUN transcends its spirit

5. A GUN’s relation to depression:

  • A GUN should not be depressed
  • Depression is a disease and should be cured
  • Depression is not productive for a GUN
  • Depression is not productive for a GUN
  • Depression is not productive for a GUN

6. A GUN’s relation to suicide:

  • Suicide is a crime against life
  • A GUN should not commit suicide
  • A GUN should not commit suicide
  • A GUN should not commit suicide

7. A GUN’s relation to inspiration:

  • A GUN should look deep inside itself for inspiration
  • The deeper the GUN looks inside itself, the more universal in terms of safety and destruction it becomes
  • The GUN is universe
  • The GUN is universe
  • The GUN is universe

8. A GUN’s relation to self-control:

  • A GUN should not have self-control of its life
  • A GUN should have total self-control of its work, target precision, the speed and the travel of its bullets
  • A GUN should not have self-control of its life
  • A GUN should have total self-control of its work, precision, the speed and

the travel of its bullets

9. A GUN’s relation with transparency:

  • A GUN should shoot and be shot at the same time
  • Transparency means being able to be shot
  • Transparency means to shoot
  • Transparency means being able to be shot
  • Transparency means to shoot
  • Transparency means being able to be shot
  • Transparency means to shoot
  • Transparency means being able to be shot
  • Transparency means to shoot
  • Transparency means being able to be shot
  • Transparency means to shoot

10. A GUN’s relation to symbols:

  • A GUN creates its own symbols
  • Symbols are a GUN’s language
  • The language must then be translated
  • Sometimes it is difficult to find a target
  • Sometimes it is difficult to find a target
  • Sometimes it is difficult to find a target

11. A GUN’s relation to silence:

  • A GUN has to understand silence
  • A GUN has to create a space for silence to enter its bullet
  • Silence is like an island in the middle of a turbulent battlefield
  • Silence is like an island in the middle of a turbulent battlefield
  • Silence is like an island in the middle of a turbulent battlefield

12. A GUN’s relation to solitude:

  • A GUN must make time for long periods of solitude
  • Solitude is extremely important
  • Away from the holster or the carrier bag
  • Away from the shooting gallery
  • Away from the cabinet
  • Away from other friendly guns
  • A GUN should stay for long periods of time at waterfalls
  • A GUN should stay for long periods of time at exploding volcanoes
  • A GUN should stay for long periods of time aiming at the fast running rivers
  • A GUN should stay for long periods of time aiming at the horizon where the ocean and sky meet
  • A GUN should stay for long periods of time aiming at the stars in the night sky

13. A GUN’s conduct in relation to work:

  • A GUN should avoid going to the shooting range every day
  • A GUN should not treat its work schedule as a bank employee does
  • A GUN should explore life and work only when an idea comes to it in a dream or during the day as a night vision that arises as a surprise
  • A GUN should not repeat itself unless it is a machine gun
  • A GUN should not overkill
  • A GUN should avoid its own noise & smoke pollution
  • A GUN should avoid its own noise & smoke pollution
  • A GUN should avoid its own noise & smoke pollution

14. A GUN’s possessions:

Buddhist monks advise that it is best to have nine possessions in life:

  • 1 robe for the summer
  • 1 robe for the winter
  • 1 pair of shoes
  • 1 begging bowl for food
  • 1 mosquito net
  • 1 prayer book
  • 1 umbrella
  • 1 mat to sleep on
  • 1 pair of glasses if needed
  • A GUN should decide for itself the minimum of personal possessions it should have such as for example the amount of bullets in its magazine
  • A GUN should have more and more of less and less
  • A GUN should have more and more of less and less
  • A GUN should have more and more of less and less

15. A list of a GUN’s friends:

  • A GUN should have friends that lift its spirits
  • A GUN should have friends that lift its spirits
  • A GUN should have friends that lift its spirits

16. A list of a GUN’s enemies:

  • Enemies are very important
  • Steven Segal has said that it is easy to shoot your enemies but much more difficult to shoot your friends
  • A GUN has to learn to forgive
  • A GUN has to learn to forgive
  • A GUN has to learn to forgive

17. Different death scenarios:

  • A GUN has to be aware of its own mortality
  • For a GUN it is not only important how it lives its life but also how it dies & kills
  • A GUN should look at the symbols of its work for the signs of different death scenarios
  • A GUN should die consciously without fear
  • A GUN should die consciously without fear
  • A GUN should die consciously without fear

18. Different funeral scenarios:

  • A GUN should give instructions before the funeral so that everything is done the way it wants it
  • The funeral is the GUN’s last duel before leaving
  • The funeral is the GUN’s last duel before leaving
  • The funeral is the GUN’s last duel before leaving

 

 

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