October 06, 2008
Story vs. World
"N" which represents the universe:
My project takes the generalization of ideas and plays with them. A word such as "love" has so many connotations bleeding into eachother; asking a crowd of people individually to define the word/idea/feeling, you will not hear the exact same description twice. So, complex words to complex characters. Words acting as people will resonate with the mind of the viewer, interact with knowledge and past experience, and perhaps instigate thought beyond the story. Because the subject is applicable beyond the story. Ideas and emotions which we all experience are bound to this variable x, which interacts with the other variables in ways we see blindly and interact with out of habit but often don't stop to think about. It is my hope that the viewer will let these stories bleed into their life, that they might wonder if it it innocence or naivete that they protect or discard, that they see the subtle differences which turn something bright into something hindering. It is in this way that the work can expand beyond what I can create and post. The variables I employ can be applied across a universe of situations.
Posted by ayan at October 6, 2008 06:59 PM
I find your use of "bleed" intriguing, an idea that some of the life force of a story or narrative event is exchanged, the giving of blood to save life, the taking or spilling of blood to harm or destroy life ("giving," "taking," and "spilling" not confined to the usages offered here, of course).
A blood sisterhood and brotherhood enacted when the stories are exchanged, "exchange" because the recipient of the story gives something to it; when the information interacts with the brain/mind, the information is linked to any areas for which reason to link emerges; a map of association-based relevance fires in the brain. The beauty of complexity in the swirls, movement like cloud edges, the crinkles, the subtle or profound warping, regular and irregular scallops, and so forth.
And would you want to be able to anticipate with (torturous --oops I deliberately reveal some [more] bias) accuracy what is possible for response? Would you want to be able to completely configure a word system so as to include and exclude exactly what you think is/should/can be included/excluded?
Since words are not linked to only one particular object, such restrictions approach impossibility. They refer to concepts which are tethered to the possibilities rather than to specificities. The words themselves do not refer to specific things, and that is good news for creativity and imagination. The reality of a word occurs in the mind which can apply it temporarily to definite (temporary --worth repeating) anchors in physical reality, the same words available fir recycling, re-application to other constituents of physical reality at the same/at other times in the same/in other locations, and so forth.
Fantastic! Yes--your variables can be applied across multiple universes, universes within universes of situations within situations.
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