A continuous horizon, no alterations in height, just a straight line and what emerges from the ground is either trees or cityscapes. The only scars on the soil are the canals; also linear most of the times they constitute a huge drainage network that reflects the constant and amazingly fast alterations of the lively sky. The landscape itself is also lively, has also been subjected to tremendous changes and is still altering in such a way that becomes the archive of its own history. It is not a mere a container of history. No matter how much formable or deformable a container can be it is always detached from what it carries but here landscape and history are one, embedded to each other, the one exists as the result of the other and they are not preconditions to built upon them, they are built conditions that participate actively and formatively. What is the dominant as a formative condition is the artificial flatness with its great benefits for the functionality, efficiency, production and the exploitability of usable ground by maximizing the land area. Read More
Similarly to the words, forms have no meaning, they just convey meanings. Forms are the tokens for recalling an always deformed memory, they act like representations where meanings rather emerge from the sets of relations between the elements within the systems that constitute the forms or between the elements or the form and its context than from the elements or the forms themselves and they always leave space for multiple interpretations by the subjects that interact with them.
This is what probably Derrida means when he says that “Meaning is not a presence but a generalized economy of absences”. Perception is the result of a both projective and retrospective process, we project everything we know, think, have seen, heard or read to the reality and we receive back as a result of a reflection a subjectively seen image, not by perceiving straightforward what something is but rather what this something is not. This process is not exclusively or necessarily visual and is not momentary. In that sense perception and therefore perceived meanings have origins therefore are never detached from the processes of social construction. Read More
The blog is new. New things are not produced as parthenogenesis but rather as results of evolutionary processes full of combinations and various manipulations (such as mutation, hybridization, assemblage, metonymy, copy, subtractions, inversion, scaffolding, positioning, superimposition, transposition, translation, representation, reproduction, reformation, deformation, deconstruction, destruction etc.) of older ones. In any kind of such re-, de-, trans- processes (transposition, transfer, transmission, translation) that create products with the use of other tings there is a bias or better there are sets of transitions that alter (deform or reform) the properties of the initial thing, therefore the product is always different. This often tends to be regarded as a reduction of the prototype (as it has happened often in history) raising issues of originality and firing discussions about the preservation of the initial intentions and qualities putting in the core the idea of authorship. I prefer to regard the fact, not as a reduction, but as the precondition for evolution, as a necessity which is uncharged from positive or negative meaning. This blog will grow in a similar way, by evolving…