The meaning of the word “Transnomia” relates to the condition marked by value instability, which arises during transition between the different, often contradicting systems of beliefs. Transnomia institute was established to explore this condition and to redefine the relationship we have to those critical transitionary states.
It is time to accept that what we refer to as “crisis” is not a temporary break from normality. In fact, it is a permanent condition of the ever-changing world. Transnomia is a practice of embracing the crisis and reaping the potential for a change that it carries within itself.
This state has an immense potential for creativity. Nothing is defined and the future is open. The wandering movement allows one to circulate freely in space. There are no rules, only the forces of gravity emanated by all the constellations one could possibly join. During the transitions things change faster. The ground is moveable, so there’s no predictable pattern anymore.
Transnomia occurs when one leaves the predictable old course of events without joining a new one yet. The time between jobs, ways of life, girlfriends and boyfriends, the period of adolescence, mid-life crisis, financial instability, market fluctuations, water turning into steam and other physical processes, transitionary political states.
Any critical state or a breaking point contains a potential for a change. Crisis, then, is the journey between the islands of stability, which are similar to so-called “strange attractors” in a chaotic space. The random movement in between these islands of stability, constellations, strange attractors, patterns or habits is the journey of Transnomia. It is a random wandering movement through space, a temporary relief from any obligation, ethics, belief, or definition.
It is of utmost importance to know how to navigate in that space of uncertainty. To know how to embrace the dynamics of chaos and give oneself up to the change. The problems appear only when we fight against this natural dynamics, which is so much more powerful than any conscious decision to stop it. Instead, one can revel in this transitionary Transnomic state and accept it as an opportunity to find inner resonance with the chaotic nature of immanent being.
In Transnomia Foundation we develop the discourse and practices that help one give into the Transnomic state. We create the conditions for the emergence of pre-dispositional attitude that makes one agile in chaos, that enables one to make sudden leaps and embrace sudden changes. Transnomia is about the constant change of identity as an ongoing practice of rebuilding oneself. It is a practice of being prepared to leave at any moment while avoiding the arrival, it is a skill of enjoying the journey without the destination and knowing how to accept the ever-changing nature of anything that is defined.
We operate a world-wide de-centralized support network where members are invited to share their experiences of asymptotic suspension and floating signification under our strict supervision. We also provide Transnomia-certified Meta Stable (TM) products and services in order to generate income for our for-profit venture. Meta-Stable seal is only given out to the highest quality products that allow for Transnomic use that are personally tested by us.
In order to promote Transnomia, we do live presentations mainly in the arts, business and conference contexts, such as PAF (Performing Arts Forum), St Louis Church, Impulstanz, Tanztage, Tanznacht, Tanzabend, Sophiensaele, Kunstfabrik, TAMTAMTAM, Apple, Gasag, and Vattenfall.