HAPTER.IT
 

Manifesto

“Trials, failures, unbeaten paths

 

Identify a line, and stick to it; no matter how long it will take, engage in the challenge you created, and pay respect to it, Observe, train, develop the tools and go for it fully, Slowly, if needed, but steadily, to the top, Enjoying the effort and the unexpected.

There are several ways to reach a summit, some can be planned, some not. All require a specific mental approach.
The method, the style you engage in the challenge is as important as the result itself. And conditions you encounter, and how you overcome them, make the difference between a lucky chance and a continuous adventure.

 

Often bad conditions can exalt the result, even if the result is not fully reached.

 

Trials, failures, unbeaten paths.

 

OUT OF THE COMFORT ZONE, EXPLORATION DOWN UNBEATEN PATHS, TRIALS & FAILURES, CONTINUOUS QUESTIONING OF THE STATUS QUO, EFFORT, POETICS ON CONCRETE BASIS, POETRY OF THE OPPOSITES, MAKERS NOT DESIGNERS NOR PRODUCERS, COHERENCE THROUGH ANARCHY, TRIPS FROM A TO B REACHING C OR D, INTROSPECTIVE TRIP, FREEDOM AND EMOTIONS ON SET LIMITATIONS, DOLOMITE MOUNTAIN REVIVAL, REPULSION FOR EXCESS, HANDS, MOUNTAIN, MATERIC.

 

For HAPTER, the mountain is not a holiday resort, a simulacrum of postcard excess or a folk landscape. HAPTER is born in what is the true mountain, rugged, isolated, difficult.

 

I imagine a protagonist mountaineer, maybe myself, like a romantic hero, who, while confronting the harshness of the ascent up the mountain walls, he is actually digging into the abyss of his soul to find the strength and self-awareness that will accompany him forever.

 

At the center is the relationship between man and nature, lived out as the immanence of absolute within the perceived world. Nature, in all her beauty, brings out contrasting emotions in man which are able to both terrorize him and give him joy.

 

The protagonist is guided in part by an internal struggle between himself and an infinite search for perfection, and in part by his determination to reach high summits to satisfy his need for discovery and knowledge of the outdoors.”

Eric Balzan
Googles Finder (2009) and HAPTER Founder (2013)