can we develop a sustainability of perceptual language? Aug 9, 2017 21:58:03 GMT
Post by Admin on Aug 9, 2017 21:58:03 GMT
one of the guests appearing in the physical forum is movement artist Adam Moore. Adam's practice revolves around the idea of sustainability of an art practice, or as he correctly terms it, moving towards a sustainability of an art practice, since by definition sustainability is never reached or achieved; it is an ideal, and as such we can only approach it.
among other concepts, he mentions two points to follow that appear revealing when initiating the process of approaching sustainability, and also to understand its mechanism. these are identification and reflection.
identifying the issues and the advantages of the system put to question as first step. identifying the many layers in which this system operates, and by extension identifying the issues and advantages of those layers.
[ in the example of the issue with traditional education's lack of rigor in their curricula, and the case of the missing senses, we identify an issue of revision and keeping education up to date and fresh, and as an advantage some may argue that in this incomplete way, children won't be overloaded with information. i would argue against this advantage though. and what else is there? ]
this starts a methodology in which we can draw a diagram of the corpus of the system and the connections between the layers; a picture that dismantles the system into a visual 360 degree object, that we now have ahead of us rather than surrounding us.
when we identify, we are bringing to awareness something that before we merely felt or not, it just 'lurked'. now, identified, it doesn't; it's in the foreground of our attention, we have grasped it. the spatial metaphors here come handy, since it is in a spatial way in which these visions and feelings are coded in our memories. as verbal conscious individuals, we will have a tendency to name, to articulate the object grasped, to draw a code that will inscribe it in our memory in a descriptive manner: information coded in another certain way. these codes are the ones that are in the process of forming when we identify. identifying is giving a multiplex definition.
perhaps the best of starts for a methodology of sustainability of a perceptual language would be to apply the method to identification itself? dismantling how we identify, that is, how we turn sense data into perception and perception into a non verbal + verbal memory?
arguably, this diagram doesn't need to be extremely precise to begin with, and layers of nuance can be uncovered by further revisions of the diagram, which would take us to:
reflecting on the identification. this is the process that would take us to identifying the nuance and the more complex connections between layers and across them.
[ if senses like proprioception are not known of, not identified, what's the impact of that? and what would happen if we became aware, draw its definition in a non verbal and verbal way? what would happen if we had the agency and opportunity to draw this definition by ourselves, instead of having it given by traditional education? ]
what can we do next?
we could take this methodology out of the diagram we drew, and into the real world. "we enact our perceptual experience" - we all can draw.
but how does perception work, now we are live in the real world?
can we dismantle perception?
can we focus on the trajectory between sensing and perceiving?
between senses and perceptions?
between senses, perceptions and their codings in memory?
is there a spectrum between them?
more than one?
is this perceptual experience something that happens, or is it something that we do?
what does that imply?
is this coding in memory, non verbal and verbal, something that happens, or is it something that we do?
what else can we question?
and if we're aware of this, what can we do?
what other sustainability points are there?