Within the mind
Duration operates under the possibility of a multiplicity of extensive forms, a secession of asymmetrical relations, each adding to its experiential intensity. These extensive quantities can be added without altering the essential nature of intensive qualities. According to Arthur Schopenhauer, “intellect is a magnitude of intensity, not a magnitude of extensity.” Intensity is understood prior to its location in extensity. Do not move to the next thing before fully nurturing efforts around the present.
“Time, conceived under the form of an unbounded and homogeneous medium, is nothing but the ghost of space haunting the reflective consciousness.” – Henri Bergson
Realizing an oasis of perception after ineffective wanderings in a desolate wasteland, static intervals cannot be definitely pinned-down. Rather than isolating and rendering existence immobile, duration is an unfolding, always becoming, in the continuum of experience.
“We give a mechanical explanation of a fact and then substitute the explanation for the fact itself.” – Henri Bergson
As a component of essential mental processing, although perhaps precisely indefinable, I will argue that intuition functions as pre-aware imagination. In this regard, intuition is experiential, based on unconscious background processing that can suddenly emerge into consciousness. Understanding this model of cognition can have advantageous effects on artistic production.
“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” – Alan Alda
City street abstractions provide enduring interest. In making sense of the randomly presented disarray, the concept of harmony designates actuality as comprehensively approachable. Explicitly embracing the fragmentation of modernity, all things remain moving targets within a sturdy framework of consistency.
“I think that anybody’s craft is fascinating. A taxi driver talking about taxi driving is going to be very, very interesting.” – James Lipton
Laws of equilibrium
Animated by erratic movement, the scene is alright in the city, as mingling individuals scurry about in random Brownian motion within structural confines. Free will seems to be exactingly delimited.
“Observe what happens when sunbeams are admitted into a building and shed light on its shadowy places. You will see a multitude of tiny particles mingling in a multitude of ways… their dancing is an actual indication of underlying movements of matter that are hidden from our sight.” – Lucretius
Way to traverse
Changing successfully from one field of endeavor to another, two intersecting lines can involve an extending reciprocal action. Deconstructing the crosswalk, it generally is paramount not to be annoyed or angry when negotiating city traffic.
“The function of the artist in a disturbed society is to give awareness of the universe, to ask the right questions, and to elevate the mind.” – Marina Abramovic
Potency in terms
Matter of obeying
One of the best ways to break out of the chains of convention is to embrace irrationality, thereby expanding life beyond the rational to its fuller dimensions. Functioning in the subconscious roots of experience, intuition drives creative production.
“Among the many misfortunes to which we are heir, it is only fair to admit that we are allowed the greatest degree of freedom of thought. It is up to us not to misuse it.” – Andre Breton
Worthless things made attractive to stimulate desire. Higher-level abstraction described from different perspectives opens up visual potential in the boutique. Relationships rather than things define events passing by in the universal time flux.
“Something of great importance now past is inferior to something of little importance now present, in that the latter is a reality, and related to the former as something to nothing.” – Arthur Schopenhauer
Sense of feeling
Méconnaissance indicates that throughout life the individual ego sustains its sense of singularity and independence through an ongoing misrecognition of actuality. Meanwhile, jouissance equates pleasure to prohibition transgression. If we have no desire for illusion lost, then any prohibition indiscretion must be grounded in the actual conditions of existence, rather than in misrecognition. Paradoxically, we are already in a situation of experimental reality associated with existential banality. Could it be that we are in an “imprescriptible” no-win situation, a “vast negative countertransference” of alienation?
“The illusion of desire has been lost in the ambient pornography and contemporary art has lost the desire of illusion.” – Jean Baudrilllard
Flow in space
We drift through time and space, adhering to the surface of an astronomical object orbiting a star, purposively without purpose barreling thorough an unfathomable universe to an indeterminate destination. Confusing the journey, undoubtedly there always linger many hidden assumptions that govern response to external stimulus, despite attempts at awareness. Power plays on obliviousness, erupting within event interstices.
“The notion of territoriality merely appears ambiguous.” – Deleuze and Guattari