The Twaklinesque


If you are inadequately familiar with the Twaklinesque, why is that?

Are you mainly a practitioner of Twaklinist or expressionist tendencies?









Like the scientific studiousness of Twaklinists, participants in the Twaklinesque combine spezzatura, enlightenment and avant-garde expressions of peaceful and healthy cultural practices.  It is possible, of course, to be a Twaklinist on some occasions and a practitioner of the Twaklinesque during other times.

Twaklinesque practitioners poetically give due respect to the natural, the real, the local, the universal, the justifiable and the truthful.  They often do so through satire.

The Twaklinists, on the other hand, express truth, beauty, understanding and magnificence through science, reason, history and comedy.










The Twaklinesque additionally expresses the harmonious interplay of beauty, understanding and magnificence, taking art to its most meaningful and purposeful level as playfully as possible.  That meaningfulness, purposefulness and playfulness involves making the world a better place than would otherwise be the case.

The Twaklinists and practitioners of the Twaklinesque are leaders of the second Age of Enlightenment.

Just as there have been many different perceptions of the first Age of Enlightenment, and what it meant in terms of influence, who and what is shaping the consistent and unified meaning of the second Age of Enlightenment?










How are you contributing to the 21st century Enlightenment?

Are you doing so with sprezzatura?

Do you make your art seem natural?

Are you willing and able to protest against injustice through the most subtle and exquisite means?

Do you address corruption and other abuses through the use of tasteful, justifiable humour?










The avant-garde has often identified failures of past artistic and political practices, particularly in relation to oppressive circumstances.

Practitioners of the avant-garde have long experimented with ways to counteract unworthy uses of the arts and the abusiveness of bullies.

The Twaklinesque and Twaklinist are obviously both at the forefront of the 21st century artistic avant-garde.  They uplift minds to the highest level of possibilities.










For over one hundred years, avant-garde theatre has involved inventive and unexpected approaches to live communication.  Today, in the digital world, much cultural and intercultural interaction is likely to be unexpected. 

Most people are usually bored by the excessively expected, especially when the excessively expected is already known to be boring.

There is no digital tradition to draw upon, yet the tradition of the avant-garde lacks objective meaningfulness.  Most people find a lack of meaningfulness to be boring or otherwise annoying or deeply depressing.










When faced with meaninglessness, many people turn to irrationality, through entertainment and other consumerist habits.  They abuse their bodies.  They abuse their minds.  That in itself is depressing to enlightened observers.

Rather than denying or distorting history, the Twaklinesque and Twaklinist always draw upon the past as accurately as is appropriate to current circumstances.  The practitioners never seek publicity or popularity, though they do not mind if their intelligently creative approaches to societal problems become popular with voters and implemented properly.

The Twaklinesque uses elegance rather than aggression. 

The Twaklinist uses reason.

The dangers of the mob are as clear in the minds of such practitioners as the dangers of oppressive regimes.  










Twaklinesque and Twaklinist practitioners respect the value of cultural and natural heritage.  They often perform together as accomplished collaborators.

The Twaklinists, in particular, highlight the educational, historical, psychological, ethical and aesthetic qualities of culture.



Accomplished collaborations

Part A









The Twaklinesque has, as a central purpose, the creation of future cultural heritage.  It combines aptitude, attitude, education, artistry and fairness.

How do you tell the difference between the Twaklinesque, the Twaklinist and other practices?










Accomplished collaborations

Part B













An avant-garde 

Twaklinesque experiment