"To succeed in the 21st Century, our nation must be prepared to adapt to changes in our social condition - in how we communicate, where we seek cultural enrichment, and how we balance our real and virtual lives. – Randall M. Packer

Letter from the Secretary

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the Experimental Party, the artist-based political party - the "party of experimentation."

An initiative of the US Department of Art & Technology, the Experimental Party has been formed to activate citizens across the country in celebration of the universal spirit of collective expression. This is an invitation to participate in the jettison of reason and the escape from the clogs of convention in surrender to the unbridled surge of spirit and fantasy.

This Website is an opportunity for you to become acquainted with the Experimental Party - a stratum of reality that has become rarefied to the extreme - anarchist entertainment we have long dreamed.

To gain the privilege of being a Member, a Participant or possibly even an Activant, and to insure the success of the Party, we ask you to take this opportunity to carefully review these materials. It is our hope, through your participation, that the Party's message - "representation through virtualization" - can be a vehicle to engage the disenfranchised, to encourage new ways of thinking, to develop techniques of surprise, and to encourage artistic acts of appropriation and mediation from coast to coast.

We need you - in this post-apocalyptic, 21st century era, where corporatized media uses television to hypnotize a nation of robotic brethren - to forsake this menacing world and its reality by participating in a great political awakening that promises unfettered creativity.

As you will see, the Experimental Party represents this unique opportunity. It is the key that unlocks the door to a new reality which will fuel the momentum against anachronistic tendencies, a world without fear and with unfeigned pleasure, a visionary world inspired by the legacy of the avant-garde, for which we all yearn.

Be a Leader, be Experimental, embrace the Experimental Party, and work with us to bring about an Experimental Reality in 2004.

As André Bréton once said, "perhaps the imagination is on the verge of recovering its rights."

Yours sincerely,

Randall M. Packer
Secretary, US Department of Art & Technology

Experimental National Committee | Washington, DC
Fax: 202.342.1293 | E-mail: info@experimentalparty.org