Catastrophism

ca·tas·tro·phe / kəˈtastrəfē/ noun: an event causing great and often sudden damage or suffering; a disaster. “a national economic catastrophe” synonyms:     calamity, cataclysm, havoc, ruin, ruination, tragedy; More adversity, trouble, trial, tribulation “the flood of ’82 was the worst catastrophe in the town’s history” the denouement of a drama, especially a classical tragedy   CatastrophiaContinue reading “Catastrophism”

Notes on Sedimentation of the Mind

A few comments on entropy, the geologic and art. Robert Smithson’s essay mentions the encroachment of technological ideology into art with “technology” and “industry” becoming topes in the New York Art World of the ’50s and ’60s, where he explains, “The products of industry and technology began to have an appeal to the artist who wantedContinue reading “Notes on Sedimentation of the Mind”

Painting with No Edges

The edge as a demarcation between what goes on in the work and what goes on elsewhere is no longer necessary. With the mineralized painting there are no edges. The limitation of size stops the expanding of the field but this limit is arbitrary. The impact area could extend indefinitely. Size and scale are notContinue reading “Painting with No Edges”

Geopainting

Geopainting appears as a field of force. It appears as an emergent structure of instant impacts. It seems to be an image but not a picture – it appears not as a picture of anything, only an image of itself. The image appears as landscape landing itself, where land becomes a verb, a doing, activityContinue reading “Geopainting”

Anthropocene(tric)

Anthropocene is too anthropocentric – it suffices, of course, since by the very designation we are declaring anthropos as geological agent. But just as earth itself is an active agent (we humans aren’t just the only actors on a global scale), equally there is a lot of action in outer space. Anthropocene may be tooContinue reading “Anthropocene(tric)”

Litholarty

Litholarty is no doubt the earliest kind of worship, as the object of idolarty found all of the world seems to have been unwrought stone – such stone was often symbolic of the generative or emblem of the procreative power of nature. Remnants of stone worship can be found all over the world, distributed acrossContinue reading “Litholarty”