Hailing from their crystalline home planet, Aldeon, the interstellar crew travelled on their mothership Discovery5000 through hyperspace, navigating the spatio-temporal dimensions of the multiverse and avoiding the dark environs of deep space in order to deliver their transmission for the people of Earth. Ahten-Love is this transmission.
Having picked up on strange electromagnetic frequencies emanating from the core of the Earth, the Arkestra set out on their journey to bring the Universal Truth in the hope that Earth’s people would once again be able to see the Light. On arrival, however, Discovery5000 suffered interference from the Massdream of non-believers and crashed to Earth causing extensive damage to the landing gears. On further analysis of the interference, the Arkestra identified radio signals detailing war, poverty, and the destruction of the planet—all disguised as utilitarian principles.
The message in the music is one of knowledge passed down from past civilisations across the Universe and it is now ready for all Earthlings to hear. Listen.
The Arkestra, though, are in need of repairs for their mothership and since Aldeon is a free planet—free of monetary rule—they have evolved past the use of money. Nevertheless, they are here, on Earth, and will need to repair their mothership to continue on their travels. Help the Arkestra spread the message of LOVE. BEAUTY. LIGHT
MANDARIN DREAMS is an art based resistance movement formed in Naarm (Melbourne, Australia). We see art as a setting for discovery and sharing of concerns; a call to action as well as an act of civil disobedience. Power to the People.