September 29, 2008
The idea of folding in context of my project:
Folding an image/character/story around a specific word and containing all that it represents.
I am creating single characters to represent a word. A word seems limitless in its connotations and associations, so creating a character that embodies all of these...will not be my goal. Likewise, the parts of the image I create may be things that individuals associate with other words; it is impossible to create everyone's image/character here. I will create mine. The project will be folded to contain an image that can represent the idea and then allow the veiwer to add their own thoughts and use their own thoughts as context, but I will not attempt to use all associations with the word in the character. I think such a thing would make the character unidentifiable. Instead, I will hope to match enough traits to make the character seem a possible embodiment of the word.
I don't work towards realism in the world of my project, but I do hope to provoke thought about reality and the relations between ideas and words.
I am considering creating a series of small stories with the words-as-characters. The first story will concern the difference between innocence and naivete.
Posted by ayan at September 29, 2008 06:58 PM
I like what won't be your goal, and your statement of what won't be your goal intrigues me to consider the possibilities of "goalessness"; I wondering if some of the general movement of existence carries whatever existence already carries toward a destination anyway, so that without specifying a goal, the universe delivers a goal anyway, movement tending to take something somewhere, tending to relocate even if just to the same physical space but at a different time, the time difference perhaps also a difference in the physical space, the space at that time, no other space associated with or carried by that particular time.
The totality of association that you reject is also very interesting for what you're saying and nit saying about the limits of identification. How is something identifiable anyway within all thise associations? What is that "identifiable" core to which associations are attached? The core or root seems identifiable despite (possibly because of?) the associations, so I'm really curious about the relationship between core and associations within a group. Are there certain roots we recognize? respond to? Certain patterns that we recognize? How do we explain consensus at all if associations (can) blur the root? Hiw do we know that the root is the root?
--see you're provoking thought about reality just in the statement about the idea of folding in context of your project!
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