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tensegrity-like grip on Andromeda-as-landscape
This series incorporates knowledge of the biological sciences, including archetypal consciousness, within a mythological and metaphorical framework. The narrative is a philosophical metaphor, regarding conflict within both natural and man's built environment. My approach is a philosophical investigation into clashing ideologies within both natural and built environment, which is constantly ongoing.
constructions used in my current series are known as Tensegrity structures.
(see image below)
On deeper visual investigation, the tensegrity structures also appear on our DNA as Telomere structures. This visual connects our consciousness to the philosophical enabling an intuitive link to our consciousness and environment, giving us a sense of place both within and without. What we think, we create. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telomere
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Telomer-structure.gif This tension-like, hermetically sealed, tensegrity image encompasses the world's natural biosphere and all those within who need it functioning properly to survive.
If either the weak force or strong forces break, the whole structure falls apart, thus illustrating the fragility of our natural environment and what we do to it.
Understanding the symbiotic relationship between the seemingly strong and weak forces within the tensegrity-like construction, one can arrive at further conclusions regarding relationships that seem counter opposed and at times imbalanced.
One must not forget "we" are in this sealed landscape container, not objectively apart from it. The objectification of land as being somehow apart from man, or separate, raises problems toward a non dualistic, non symbiotic, relationship. This reflects deeper imbalances in man's relationship with his natural environment. One can neither dominate the other without unbalancing the whole.
The visual allows for an archetypal, substructural overview of man's symbiotic relationship arising in duality. Fluxing information within so many platforms is a daily observation. These systems can be interpreted in multiple narratives, i.e. social, cultural, philosophical, and scientific of which the tensegrity structure underpins all of them archetypally.
The cultural understanding of land use and management from multiple viewpoints has been a philosophical platform I've been interested in for a while. In Australia we have two main existing, but differing cultures, side by side, both indigenous and non-indigenous with often opposing views. I've tried philosophically to come to terms with both views that are juxtaposed and yet overlap in complex but subtle ways.
John Scott © 2011
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