lunes 31 agosto 2009, casa Refugio Citlaltépetl, MEXICO
una primera manera de derrumbar las ideas de cada uno
IMAGE(nation) as HUMAN EXTENSION
(…) the only aplication that is able to OPEN a file called HUMAN BEING is IMAGINATION,
as the human extention shal be: human(dot)image
1. PICTURE | there is a certain contradiction in us, that can put in question our own senses. There are regular pictures, that we “see” when having our eyes open & the images we “vision” with our eyes closed; for the sake of this presentation I will call the first one - a picture & the other one - an image. Pictures comes from the outside experience & its memory if they were once captured; the images are differently experienced, they come from our “inside’ness“; Pictures are like captured states of activities, that already happened; If it’s about images, we are not that sure where do they come from? where are their sources? We don’t know its purpose & reasoning; we only know that they happen, might matter, might have sth important or interesting to tell us about.
2. IMAGE | the fact that images happen & that we can “vision” them is the extraordinary condition of us as human-beings; only humans are capable to “vision” images, thanks to our imagination. This imagination is a certain space in us, that can manage with these mysterious images. They are like “read only” files, that we cannot capture in translation, explanation; we cannot modify it into the way we would like; in order to pass it forward afterwards with our name under it; if you manage to capture them, they get lost & you get pictures out of those images – they disappear when scared by our attempt of modification & leave us with an extra longing. Capturing images means producing pictures, which still can surprise, astonish, show us sth, but it is not an image anymore; it got scared by your intention of making it your own… & so, you won your picture, but you lost the image!
3. PROJECTIONS | and so we do the collections; we create albums with stacks of pictures; We manage with them by imposing those presentations on us, by producing projections; that actually kill our imagination, makes you unable to imagine & causes you follow the projects; We go even further by not only capturing the “still pictures” but also producing the “motion pictures”, that give you an extra illusion of an alive image, even though it is not; we live in such circumstances of projections fake moments, movies, stories, that are told in order to do the money; we even managed to capture transcendence with our stories; we pictured hell & heaven, we pictured God & closed Him in our projections in different religious, confessions, representative institutions. We got closed – stocked with our own stories & are not able to get out of our fixations; it can bring us to the point of nonsense – as what can we expect from somebody, who knows all & cannot even figure out the unknown & unexpected ???
4. MIRROR | when pictures & its projections lead to the dead-end, how image can do any difference? how can imagination help? image works as a certain mirror, that shows you who you are; how come? by being able to see you in the way you are not. what exactly is an image? when we do presentation, we put a mask on our faces (unfortunately inevitable) image is not our mask, nor our face… image is like a reflection of our face on the inside surface of our mask; image captures our (re)actions; give honest feedback, it’s like a black-box with memorized data of our true acting & reacting in various situations [...] as we don’t always manage to observe us acting, nor act when being observed – because then… we start playing, when being observed! So, image is sth, that is always “left“ behind; image is a presence of our feedback, has sth to do with this “deja-vu” experience, image is like having a memory of sth, that never happened before, but has sth important to tell us about, leads us, inspire!
5. ART | for me an act of ART is a certain struggle with all those collections of pictures & is more interested in actual IMAGE in order to introduce imagination back to humans. what is the way? it is letting be touched by ACT of ART, that causes imagination to happen, which actually feeds you back with a certain sensitivity – called REFLECTION… that can enlighten us with comprehenssion, can cause understanding [stands under stream] – then an IMAGE can be seen! it makes life not always translatable, but sensfull; deconstruct the actual semantix, but instead makes life worth living with a freedom of leaving behind all the pretention of grabbing, possessing & capturing pictures! it’s not easy – it is as difficult, but really worth trying!!!
TAGS: image, imagination, imaginacja, obraz, wyobrażenie, wyobraźnia