A lack of words to articulate a system : essays on the collisions between arts and science "entropy"
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I find that it stands for me to believe that we as humans start at the same point as “time” itself. Like “time,” we exist with some kind of system that we all remain laced to. From this point of origin came some form of matter, matter coming from some kind of energy, and this energy defined by ungraspable laws. Though I feel we will never fully know or understand these laws, I do believe that, like us, they are bound to one another. From time to time we might catch a glimpse of the this overarching system that defines us as we peer off the edge of our dimensional vantage point, constructing our understanding of the universe and our reality around these glimpses. All manifesting out of our embedded ability, to see pattern. Is it possible that this vision for patterning exists as a reflection of systematic origin, an embedded reflection of the circumstances and patterned systems that created us, and that we now investigate? In organizing our assessments of the universe, places of overlap are discovered. Overlaps reveal foundations, and these common foundations justify our ability to communicate with each other and the world around us. They open the doors for comparison and empathy, not just with other humans but all existence. Following the principals that we have learned from observing our universe backwards through time, at some point everything collides as a supercontinent of fundamental universal matter and energy. This material ultimately being a foundation for understanding, or the “Ground” on which communicative understanding is built. To me, it is the basis for the re-melding of ideas, compromise and change. In its essence it reveals that our effort directed at compromise or understanding one another, isn’t a process of changing the many components of our individual existences, but instead is one focused on finding a way to put the pieces back together. To me this acknowledging and striving for an unseen center, a coalescing point, is the beginning of criticality. It's the point where we begin to truly see what we are, but more importantly, to identify what everything once was, and see existence as a whole; seeing our small piece of reality as incomplete. Using this human sight for systems is the origin of my artistic practice. A practice that not only seeks to acknowledge this in myself, but one that desires to reveal and investigate this nature in the greater world around me. Once a foundation or the “Ground” is established, attention and energy can then be moved to that which is constructed upon it, or to the sphere I call the Quantumetheus. Through existence in the Quantumetheus, self-awareness leads to the synthesis of ideas and the grasping of that which is beyond what we can physically experience. In thinking of a thought or concept, the thought then manifests a physical existence. This as it slips back into the realm of the Quantumetheus, its origin, the Continuum or the unquantifiable space that our ideas materialize from. All exists on this same spectrum, a spectrum from the Ground to the Quantumetheus and completed by the Continuum. All three with continual flow between, and our perceivable dimension falling within the Quantumetheus. “The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.” Robertson Davies “Tempest-Tost” (1951)