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By Sam Gould

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Festival of Festivities, Watercolor by Adam James Dano for Mode-Moderne Journal

    Festival is the justification of 

 normative daily functions forgotten

in the midst of artistic experience.

To observe art is to celebrate and observe

who we are as human beings.

Festival is a conjugated clause subject of its historical context, adequately defined as a contemporary manifestation of historical paraphernalia. Festival is an attempted religious experience due of artistic constituency.  

Festival is of the Latin root fest, of festum. Its function adjectively is the appropriation of, or, relation to, celebration; as a noun, it determines the type of celebration performed. 

The action, Festival, is centered on ethnic devotion that is synonymous of a matter, deity or divine. Celebration offers communal, geographic, and societal sacraments, which are celebrated as definitive actions performed communally that pass knowledge or truth (sometimes synonymously) throughout a cultural setting.


To feast from a shade social and communal is an allocated faith of subject. Actions of community are actions of social fortification, in parlance of a sense religious; to feast is to devour and purge a subject in the act of celebrating that subject. Festival symbolizes ideals that celebrate culture identity.  

Celebration, devotion, and faith, are prerequisite entities of Festival that de-formularize a contemporary terminological bracket of religious connotations suggesting an activity, as salubrious, devotional, faithful, as that which has defined, a religious act. To fulfill belief from an act religious is belief that explicates a truth of subject.

Justified true belief is knowledge predicated of belief that is justified: P is true; S believes that P is true, and, S is justified in believing P is true. Festival is predicated of this proposition (a platonic regurgitation). A manifested contemporary Festival does not assume this truth function. Festival infers the predication of truth and devotion in a subject; all, whom participate, celebrate, and to act of this premise, its contemporary, not historical, counterpoint, does not assume a truth function. Festival has evolved from the clause, universal belief, to singular association.

Festival is a pragmatic incoherent antithetical truth function celebrating the state of affairs; singular I, plural we, and subject Festival. Festival, in its contemporary sense, is an artistic sensibility of secular devotion and faith in the believing and celebrating the singularity of understanding, and belief.     

To feast is to exercise analytic observation; to have faith is synthetic association; to celebrate is to luxuriate in operative sensibilities, analytic and synthetic of a sense in self. Festival is no longer the root of Latin importance, nor a derivative of linguistic communication bracketing a cultural conundrum of belief as a state unknown. To the contemporary mind, Festival is a devoted ontological sphere of solipsistic importance- a language speaking faith in one mind, as an explicated religious necessity. Language of the contemporary mind is a devoted sensitivity stimulating and celebrating I, as first person recognition.    

Festival has transformed secular understanding as a celebrated artistic observation. To observe art is a religion of solitude.

Observation gratifies sensation; observation is a solitarian singularity, calculating I, presented of the plural we, as a communicated space of analytic and synthetic devotion. Observation is the act of singular interpersonal relation, as an objective signification of I think. Festival and the act of artistic observation is a singular understanding of the mind, as the act of observation subsides to the identification of interpersonal sensitivity that says, I have objective experience, and oblige myself of the act, subjective criticism- a posted-postulated slogan suggests this as Putative-Epistemic-Truth-Flattering-Arousal- a one way glossary of a pictured grammatical diphthong.     

Art is a place of self-discovery, in a state of artistic universality. In contemporary culture the Festival is a celebration of the arts, where a place of community becomes a place of self-identification. To look within the aesthetical devices of art is an opportunity to look and observe ethical truths. Artistic creation is the sporadic inference of existential truth in the belief of feeling and emotion that is physical, as well as, what is metaphysical. The Festival celebrates the significance of singular appropriation. It is the observing of who we are: as flesh, bone, and cerebral contingencies.

Sam Gould, studied Philosophy and Art History at the University of California, Irvine. The New Zealand native, also writes his own philosophy blog,

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