19 Nov The homework I never did….
Frayn presents his audience with a set of binaries-the social and the natural, the macroscopic and the microscopic, the laws of man and the laws of nature, internal states of consciousness and external states of being, intentionality and history, ethics and epistemology, discourse and materiality-and his approach to relating the two sets is to draw analogies across the gap. He also presupposes a metaphysics of individualism for both the micro and macro scales: humans, like atoms, are assumed to be discrete individuals with inherent characteristics (such as Intelligence, temperament, and intentional states of mind). And at times he freely mixes issues of being and knowing, ontology and epistemology, as if they were interchangeable isotopes in a chemical brew.
An excerpt from Meeting the Universe halfway https://smartnightreadingroom.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/meeting-the-universe-halfway.pdf Page 22
I referred to this quote in the session with Kimberly on Nov 18th but with all the external things going on I didn’t allow enough time to do my homework. I read this a few weeks ago and was interested in it, the multi perspectives possible every time a work/performance occurs. But was left with a question? Does it really explain enough about the connections, is the intention clear enough when there are these options or is it too obscure and unreachable as a chemical brew. I needed to steep in it a little longer.
I was looking at examples of artist collaborations as part of my current research. I found this exhibition by Katharina Grosse and Tatiana Trouve. And two more quotes that I will write out and stick in the studio (thanks Jo for the reminder). This completed the bridge between theory and practice I was looking for but didn’t know.
There is no one right way to look at my work; it provokes one to move around, in, and through it in the attempt to put it together in one’s inner vision.
An exhibition is a ferryman crossing space and time; the works are transitional objects produced by these intermediary realities where dreams proliferate.