The Fuse poster explained

24/04/2012

Following on from last week’s post about the Fuse 1–20 book, we would like to explain the meaning of our poster, and what was for us a very intense project.

On the central axis, running from top to bottom, the poster features three characters from the Raterra Typeface in white. Two have already been explained in a previous post; the third is the character: How assorted would-be messiahs are sending us messages through the static on the TV.

In the middle of the poster there are six elements positioned around the corners of a central hexagon; these are the categories that Alfred Rattera stated his alphabet should be based on. Below are descriptions of these categories taken from Rattera’s notebooks (note the irrational descriptions – characteristic of his writing in later years).

The hexagonal shape is Metatron’s Cube – a two-dimensional geometric figure created from 13 equal circles, with lines from extending from the central circle extending out to the centres of the other 12 circles. Metatron’s Cube is a figure in sacred geometry and makes reference to the spiritual being Metatron.

Group A: The Physical World – represented by a platonic solid
“These characters are to be based on one of the five platonic solids indicated. These were selected to be used as the amount equals the number of wounds on Christ’s body and the lightest atomic mass for which absolutely no stable isotopes exist.”

Group B: Conflict – represented by the Little Boy atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima
“These characters are to based on the dimensions of the atomic bomb ‘Little Boy’ that was dropped on Hiroshima. In odour and taste ‘Little boy’ represents a leading member of the illuminati that I have been working with in the development of this project.”

Group C: The media – Represented by the Hollywood sign
“These characters are to based on the proportion of the famous Hollywood sign, I have found that the erratic nature of the baseline of the sign and spacing of the letters mirrors very closely the spacing and of the statues on Easter Island.”

Group D: Consumerism – represented by the RFID tag
“These are to be based on RFID tags, the layout of which echoes a human sacrifice altar. Converting ‘RFID’ to binary you get 01010010 01000110 01001001 01000100, the first byte represents 3, the last byte sums up to 2.333. Multiplying these by the end number gives you 666.”

Group E: Time – Represented by the tetractys shape
“These characters are to based on the tetractys, a shape invented by mathematician Pythagoras. It symbolises earth, air, fire & water. The first 4 numbers also symbolised the harmony of spheres and the Cosmos. The four rows add up to 10 which is unity of a higher order.”

Group F: communication – Represented by the antiproton
“These are to based on the Antiproton. Antiprotons are stable but short-lived since any collision with a proton will cause both particles to be annihilated in a burst of energy. They represent to me all that is negative in society that must be driven out by the use of these works.