Thinking out loud about past, present and future (#1) — Thoughts on new/old ways of becoming/being

HALO by Semiconductor is an immersive response to the Large Hadron Collider for the Audemars Piguet Art Commission: Complexity & Precision — “Visitors are invited to sit and lie down, surrounded by millions of data points collected by the world’s largest and most powerful experiment, the Large Hadron Collider, a particle accelerator consisting of a 27-kilometer ring of superconducting magnets. Reminiscent of gazing at star fields, the experience blends the technological and the sublime.”

“The most fruitful and natural exercise for our minds is, in my opinion, conversation.” — Michel de Montaigne, Of The Art Of Conference

Not knowing, knowing yourself

On not knowing, knowing yourself.

“To collect facts in one thing, to discover the meaning of facts, quite another. To ask questions that inherently have no answers. To have an instinct that a cluster of events somehow are related, though the relationship is not clear. Again, not comparison, but connection.” — Anne Michaels, Infinite Gradation (page 45)

Thinking, being

On thinking, being.

“Those are the ancient thinkers, philosophers: Socrates, Confucius, Constantine, Palladio. These people are the contemporary figures that left me with a different view of the world. Dostoyevsky, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Kafka, Kennedy and the Pope. At the end of the day, all these great people, what do they focus on? Human dignity. They all talk about being custodians in the world. Hadrian, the emperor said, ‘I feel responsible for the beauty in the world.’” — Brunello Cucinelli in an interview with Om Malik

Rope Piece, by Eva Hesse (1970, Whitney Museum of American Art)

“In Hesse’s last piece, which she referred to as the ‘rope piece,’ knots are places of disconnection and of made connections; one could say these joinings are places of weakness. But that depends on whether one sees these knots as joining for the first time, or as a kind of repair. Hesse’s knots can only be both,” Anne Michaels, Infinite Gradation



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