Filtranisme (Filterism) is an artistic and philosophical movement founded in Paris in the mid-1980's by Joseph Pace, the poet Pablo Maria Landi and the physiologist, doctor Jean-Marc Mayenga.
Pace lauched the movement in the Manifesto Filtraniste on July 1987 at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, and in September at the Sorbonne University of Paris.
Interdisciplinary research is one of the most important developments of our time. When this research involves the convergence of Art and Science, the relationships between them assume particular importance.
Also thanks to Pace's scientific and artistc background, and in collaboration with a number of distingushed research scientists and intellectuals, filtranisme has been working in this field for over thirty years.
The four centuries of Italian Renaissance and Baroque, were the epicentre of a wide interdisciplinary research and the dimension of sublime art for the human being.
For Pace the third millennium must be a New Down, not as sufferance, or decline, or failure, but in a humanistic challenge, to put the human being back at the primacy of nature, beauty, intelligence, dynamism, and fortitude.
Explaining: "To survive we filter air, water, politics, economics, bad things, beauty or sublime. But our brain does not help us to understand this process and for the most of the time we are unaware of that. We need to wake up ourselves for what is really important and works for us, as the primacy of beauty, intelligence and vital force. The fact of filter air, water, food politics or religion, makes filterists of us all in every moment of our lives."
In the1990, the encounter with the sociologist Kurt Heinrich Wolff (and his "Surrender and Catch" epistemological concepts), inspired Pace to deeply explore what the filterist universal intuition "We are the worlds we filter" is about. Explaining: "Filterism is a nascent state, a new condition in which people, new ideas, art and communication come together to new realities."
Pace's work also represented future developments in scientific though by anticipating the latest theories in neuroscience, and the complex relationships between brain, mind, and algorithms-mind-maps (MIDAS sculptutes -Metamorphosis sculptures - and IDM Irremovability of the Memories).
Filterists works are the Pablo Maria Landi poetry collections, Sergio Valle Duarte multimedia surrealism, Tommaso Biciocchi photographs, and Joseph Pace work, between others. All filtranites works are made of clear and powerful signs. These texts are nothing but "windows", a diaphragm between the inner world and the outside world, which in filtering philosophy is man in his ability to think, feel and act to be precisely "filter" of all that 'Is or was around him.