2004/10/23

Modern art 46: ARTSENSE 021


Acryl021. Bestowed with grace.

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There are basically two ways to approach reality.
- One is for the observer to position himself at a great distance from what he observes. By so doing, he gains a broad and all encompassing vision of the observed that allows him to understand how the observed changes.
- The other is for the observer to position himself inside what he observes. By doing so, he can zoom on specific areas of the observed and gain some understanding about the inner working of the observed but he so misses to see how the observed itself changes....

Zooming in direction of the microscopic let's one discover the internal working of big ensembles. The first degree image registered on the eyes retina, gives us to see one or more interacting ensembles. After selection of one of those sub-ensembles, one can zoom into it and discover that its internal workings is constituted by smaller interacting ensembles and so on till our zooming instruments don't allow us to visualize deeper. Our instruments will eventually be upgraded and we'll get visuals of a few zooming multiplications but will we ever reach the starting point? Some scientists would like us to believe that we already have or that we'll eventually reach that point. But where is the proof?

Zooming out in the direction of the macroscopic let's one discover that our first degree retinal image is only a small component of larger ensembles. With each zoom-in multiplication we discover our relativity and also our incapacity at reaching the end of the observable. Some scientists would like us to believe that we will reach the ending point of all possible zoom-in and out. But where is the proof? Present day science goes so far as what present day zooming techniques allow us to see. We believe in our capacity at theorizing but we should by now have recognized that our theories have to be adapted each time we reach a higher level of zooming. The idea that we could reach the starting and ending point of the observable seems like an illusion of our self-importance or of our eternity. By comparison, philosophical wisdom along human history remains constant: humanity is seen as passing, humanity's vision is seen as limited and only meditation is seen as reaching out to the whole, to the one.

Words lead us into abstractions out of reach of visual images and thus are finally only very weak instruments at communication. Visual images, I believe, contain an easier access to the observers' inner potential vision.

In "Bestowed with grace", I give my vision about the pattern of life that I best see as grace in movement.

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