Presentation: My Work in Context
In general, I think about what it means to be human.
I think about:
Layers (creating complexity)
Circles (strange loops)
Space between (relationships)
Narratives (non linear, recursive, experiences)
Identity (self, human, sum of all our memories)
Emotion (feeling, sympathy, empathy, larger than ourselves)
Communication (sharing, understanding, relating, learning)
Cognition (process information, reasoning, reception, engaged, curious)
Meaning (interpretation, personal)
Lyrics (words, music, rhythm, expressiveness)
Systems (balance, symmetry, dependency)
Intuition (stream of conscious action from where the Self in secret lies)
Myths (personal, understanding through the stories we live to tell, magic )
Sets (intersections, spaces within spaces)
Context (comprehend meaning through relationships)
Simplicity (creating complexity, embracing)
Complication (creating complexity, fighting)
Mystery (we can not know everything…)
Beauty (beauty in the balanced, chaotic and mundane)
These thoughts (and much, much more) live and resonate in the spaces between people.
We know what it means to be human through our relationships with other people…
-Relationships between strangers
-Relationships between friends
-Relationships between lovers
-Relationships between enemies
-Relationships between family
-Relationships between children
-Relationships between few and among many
In this space, we ask question such as these:
-do we ever really know another person?
-do we ever really know ourselves?
-can we know ourselves without trying to know another person?
-can we ever really know ourselves without another person trying to know us?
I know you know I know you know I know you I know I know you know I know you know …
These are big unanswerable questions, but they are not unexplorable.
Recently, I have been exploring these themes of relationship space and communication through kinetic objects. These objects can be viewed here.