By Robert, Punt, Michael Pepperell
To what quantity is our time characterised via the "digital"? This paintings deals an highbrow technique which could support to realize the contradictions and obvious paradoxes of our quick cultural weather. It explores the triad of mind's eye, know-how and hope.
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Conscious beings may sense such expressions (words, gestures, marks, signs, and so on) and respond to them mentally and physically. In this way our own thoughts become implicated in the thoughts and actions of others through the agency of the things we make or do (the words we speak or the signs we make). Consequently, their thoughts become bound up with ours such that continuity exists between thoughts. For example, the urge to express an opinion on a public wall (‘Elvis Lives’) becomes embodied in paint marks.
For example, a small proportion of the rays from the sun are absorbed by plants on Earth and used to enable energetic photosynthesis. In this way, the sun affects the plants and the plants affect the sun (inasmuch as the plant interferes with that part of the sun’s rays that reach it). Unequal as this interaction is, each modifies the other and becomes mutually implicated in each other’s constitution. In this example, the sun is part of the plant and vice versa. That is not to say that, being a constituent, it comprises the thing in its entirety — it may be only a fractional part.
This device favoured screenplays that could be written according to defined organising principles of film production, and the scientific management of these tasks is self evident in the structure of Hollywood narratives. The three-act screen-play, in which the outer two are of equal duration and the middle act is the same length as the two combined, became something of an orthodoxy in the Classical period (generally agreed as being between 1917 and 1960). Such internal mathematical logic suggested even finer symmetries between significant events.