painted drum, carved digeredoos, hubcap spirit shields&endash;and
a sepia “Curtis” photograph of a gay ceremonial procession
using them&endash;suggest a religion that is danced not debated.
The Afterculture is a profoundly different solution to the age-old
question of what makes a good life. Short on the material goods which
we have come to regard as the yardstick of a successful life, it offers
a simpler existance rich in human interaction and the promise of deep
spiritual groundedness. Visitors are asked to reflect whether they
would prefer to live in the Afterculture. Those that do are invited,
in time-honored Paleolithic tradition, to put their hand-print on
the wall of the Atrium. How many handprints would go up? How we live
is nothing more than what we all agree on. What if we agreed
on something else?
if we had a civilization
and nobody came?