we measure abstract dimensions in order to grasp them: time, space. quantities, qualities. we visualise measurements in abstract forms in order to grasp them.
the amount of a circle. the hight of a column. the flow of a line.
after visiting damián ortega’s exhibition in white cube gallery, I realise how the the embodiment of models in space moves me, as standing besides three-dimensional blocks made out of concrete that visualise time frames is a totally different situation than looking at a drawing on a sheet of paper. the embodiment of graphics in space makes a graphical reduction of ungraspable concrete things, such as timespans in a situation or amounts of a unity, scarily concrete. it confronts that we conceive reality through models, thus that we shape our concrete world via abstract ideas of dimensions that are concrete but just too great to survey, as: this, which was meant to be a representation, is suddenly a thing.
after studying rudolf laban’s theory on space harmony and graphical analysis of energy patterns, I realise how notation of movement ans space reveals the link between abstract image and effect, even affect.
we built models in order to plan concrete things. we reduce concrete things to models in order to get the whole picture.
architecture, cities. molecules, patterns.
after getting to know the theoretical work by architect sam jacob, I realise how architecture pretends to be a naturally given frame.
after some years of investigating in somatic trainings, i realise more and more how anatomy books shape the idea of what defines a body.
after some discussions about sexuality with friends, colleagues and family members, I realise how illustration of female sexual organs shape the idea of what my pleasure should be like.
we fragment the whole picture into its compartments and we are lost. we explore the compartments and the whole picture changes.
clocks, photo cameras. bodies.
after a long time collaborating and spending time with michael rybakov (https://rybakov.com/blog/), I realise how technological gadgets become friends, rather than machines.
what a wonderful and strange human being ability to see and built systems all around.