19/04/05UTOPIA/ FANTASY/ IDEALISATION/ MISRECOGNITION OF SIGNS/ PSYCHOSIS/ MADNESS/ ALTERNATE REALITY/ UNKNOWN STATE/ ALTERNATE REALITY AS IDEALISED REALITY/ LANGUAGE AS A TOOL FOR ORDER/ ORDER- RANDOMNESS/ LANGUAGE AS A TOOL FOR MULTIPLICITY/ STATE AS METAPHOR
SPATIALISATION OF IDEALISATION:
Cosmological for IMPRACTICAL, ROMANTIC
Architectural for PRAGMATIC, REALIST
The Cosmic is unknowable, ineffable.
The Architectural is constructible, within our grasp, realisable, finite.
An exploration of the nature of reality and representation. The Unreliable Narrator as a vehicle for political and social commentary.
(Spatially) The Unreliable Narrator/ Artist creates a [space] using elements of reality but enhancing it somewhat, making that new reality convincing enough to suspend disbelief in its improbability. Illusion and deception are used to enhance its convincing improbability.
Text and image are different forms of language.
Flatness and depth are different forms of representation.
I am for an art that tries to synthesise these forms of duality - that seeks to reconcile both forms of communication and picturing the world.
Some dualities are harder: abstraction with narration. Perhaps pictorial abstraction with linguistic narration?
Try to move into a more socially allied sphere, not just working with a few isolated dualities, for there are plenty of social dualities, the first being POWER/ POWERLESSNESS. Think of a 'zone of probability'.