Question of recentring
Art finds potential in contingencies. On an extended walk for the sake of creative discovery, artistic subjectivity and external realities nebulously enliven in a single incitement.
“In the scopic relation, the object on which depends the phantasy from which the subject is suspended in an essential vacillation is the gaze.” – Jacques Lacan
Crossing Italy by bus, the first possibility was to deliver the external from its relativity and eternalize it by approximation to abstract subjective exclusion. A sense of place and time, what does the landscape demand of the participant? The content of the evolutionary creative process consists of fluctuations in this compromise relationship.
“Our investigations proceed from the presupposition that the work of art, as an autonomous organism, stands beside nature on equal terms and, in its deepest and innermost essence, devoid of any connection with it, in so far as by nature is understood the visible surface of things.” – Wilhelm Worringer
It has been a while since I have explored the abstract landscape. Layers of hidden ambiguity are embedded in conventions of viewing. Once again, the distinction between awareness of the subject of art and the meaning of art becomes manifest. Seeing this way is culturally determined within an imaginative framework of the possible.
“The future is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed.” – William Gibson