Baroque

Situating your awareness of the ruins (of history and nature) in the present creates a scene where the distance between culture/nature collapses. Culture, as the short cycle of modern materials and their artificial cycle rapid in degeneration and violent destruction, and nature, as a slime dynamics of materia, have never been mutually exclusive categories. …andContinue reading “Baroque”

Speculations on Anonymous Materials

  presentation by Iain Hamilton Grant – “The Speculations on Anonymous Materials symposium brings together different approaches in philosophy, which in their own way all aim to go beyond modern and postmodern thinking. The symposium is based on the following hypothesis: The fundamental technological, scientific and socio-political changes at the beginning of the 21st centuryContinue reading “Speculations on Anonymous Materials”

Tumultuous Shore

What can the shore can tell me about aesthetics? The question is not only as a way of sensing in the world effected by such excitation, but the excitation itself as aesthetic. A proposition: that the constantly changing and restless ground can be translated into a vision of relations of nature, for what is existingContinue reading “Tumultuous Shore”

Imagine Scales That Exceed You

“In relation to the history of organic life of earth,” writes a modern biologist, “the paltry fifty millennia of homo sapiens constitutes something like two seconds at the close of a twenty-four hour day. On this scale, the history of civilized mankind would fill one-fifth of the last second of the last hour.” The present,Continue reading “Imagine Scales That Exceed You”

The Artist is the Steward of Forms

“…We see that the old reproductive function of painting has continued to lose importance. Nature appears in a new order as part of the contemporary intellectual system of reference, in which the idea ‘nature’ itself is charged with many abstract concepts. The dominant themes of contemporary painting thus extend from the transformation of natural appearanceContinue reading “The Artist is the Steward of Forms”