Secondary and Tertiary Contexts and Multiplicities
ARTIST’S STATEMENT (middle section)
I came to this as a matter of my lifelong drive to satisfy my curiosity. This mission demands that I wander, experience, explore, do experiments.
To steep ourselves in a subject-matter we have first to plunge into it.— John Dewey
If you have not experienced a thing, it is not true!— Kabir
The goal of life is rapture. Art is the way we experience it. Art is the transforming experience.
— Joseph Campbell
Follow the perfume, not the tracks.— Shams of Tabriz
Commentary: My art isn’t post-modern. This doesn’t mean that a post-modern trip is impossible. All trips may be possible. From my personal outlook, there is a cybernetic reaction possible and so I’m doing the only thing I know how to do. What gets read into this counter-normativity my work supposes? Whatever it is, it is tertiary. It would interest me. There are some bridges which could be fashioned. These would join the secondary to the tertiary!
What’s the best explanation of what you are seeing? This is a very hard question.
I’m working a cybernetic formula too. It has three constituents. It would shock and delight me were anyone to figure this formula out from the reflection on experience, or, (easier,) from the background.