Subject of experience
Object of experience
Intuition operates not only as a process, but also as a kind of epistemology. With durational experience ever becoming the way things are, intuition functions as our bridge into that understanding.
“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein
Inevitable next step
Proceed with caution
In the narration of life we always operate in a speed zone, with various hazards presented along the way affecting the haste.
“I think in art, but especially in films, people are trying to confirm their own existences.” – Jim Morrison
Start with experience
Concerned with valid meaning, different approaches ask different questions and find different kinds of answers. All knowledge is partial and thus indefinite, but frequently useful.
“Theories of evolution must provide for the creative acts which brought such theories into existence.” – Michael Polanyi
Perhaps reasoning primarily involves the application of rules, both invented by perceived pattern repetition and given by cultural norms. But true reality is inconsistent, with a mentally constructed organization working only as an abstract simplification or reduction.
“And there must be simple substances, since there are compounds; for a compound is nothing but a collection or aggregatum of simple things.” – Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Light streaming from behind the trees, in a variegated radiation pattern, augments the movement of the stars in the night sky. Subjectivity encounters facticity in the unity of experience.
“We must – precisely in order to see the world and to grasp it as a paradox – rupture our familiarity with it, and this rupture can teach us nothing except the unmotivated springing forth of the world. The most important lesson of the reduction is the impossibility of a complete reduction.” – Maurice Merleau-Ponty
Collapse the hierarchy
I am looking into the relationships between tacit knowledge, intuition, and techne. Seems likely that they are closely associated, informing a way to use art making to nurture the conditions propagating creative intuition.
“Rules of art can be useful, but they do not determine the practice of an art; they are maxims which can serve as a guide to the art only if they can be integrated into the practical knowledge of the art. They cannot replace this knowledge.” – Michael Polyani
Dimension of accessibility
Intuition occupies a position between the involuntary process of pre-consciousness and the deliberate operations of reasoning. Thus for intuitions to transpire, irrational mental functioning must be operative and permitted free reign. In an ever increasing pressure to function in a rational state, irrational mentality needs care and nurture to fuel intuition potentiality. Certain art practices have the capacity to cultivate intuitive leaps into those indefinite but valuable aspects of existence.
“The acquisition of skill selectively increases the accessibility of useful responses and of productive ways to organize information. The master chess player does not see the same board as the novice . . . ” – Daniel Kahneman
Funky lighting enhances the ingestion episode, as deep thoughts float across the table tops.
“Boredom is the root of all evil – the despairing refusal to be oneself.” – Søren Kierkegaard
Moving in a circle
The improvisational interplay of energy and forces beyond comprehension is made apparent in the night sky. Getting down with what really matters, cognition is laid bare in the face of the cosmos.
“Natural objects, for example, must be experienced before any theorizing about them can occur.” – Edmund Husserl
Lights in the city dance and seduce, with the potential to evolve into ecstasy. It is good to travel without expectations, receiving what is given with aesthetic refinement.
“Nothing determines me from outside, not because nothing acts upon me, but, on the contrary, because I am from the start outside myself and open to the world.” – Maurice Merleau-Ponty