Statement 2016

Attempt of the concept and strategy “Get Real”.
With the result to “Be Absurde“.

What

To be an artsman is more faith rather than talent, a decision.
I have to define and form my remaining time.
Thinking and acting may not be subject to any purpose.
It is acknowledged from ancient times that all is hidden [1],
and nobody can do anything against it, what I use.

No religion, no moral, no truth helps you against that fact (sorry).
Only one precept: commiseration and gratitude.
This freedom is irrational or absurd (see below),
so my pictures have to be.

They oscillate between inspection, for joy, and provocation, for frustration.

Why

Irrational
“Unreasonable” means facts or ideas which contradict human reasons or withdraw itself from itself.

Reason
is the ability to recognize its meaning in mind, to establish rules and principles, and to act according to them, from the facts acquired in the understanding through observation and experience.

Mind
is the power to form concepts and terms and to combine them into judgments.

Term
is the meaning it self in form of designations, a term represents a semantic unit.

Designation
is the representation of a concept with linguistic or other means in a language.

Language
is the set of elements of complex systems of communication (concrete character systems). Languages ​​are systems of units and rules that serve the members of linguistic communities as a means of understanding.

System
is meant a set of elements that are so interconnected or interrelated that they interact in such a way that they can be viewed as a task, purpose or sense.

Sense
is the meaning of a linguistic expression. In the sense of the irrational: absurdity “mocking” means something irrational or absurd. Absurdity eludes rational reasoning.

Rationality
“Calculation” is a rationalized thinking and action oriented to a twofold direction. The term includes the deliberate selection of and the decision for reasons that are considered reasonable to achieve a particular goal or target. (Target concepts and their absurdity are not interesting at this point.)

Let’s go back up.

Jens H. Westermann, 2016.

Philosophical postscriptum: When this is clear, you can realizes that it might be not a problem to create meaningless art because exactly that is the meaning. The rest of the universe is meaningless…

[1] Platon; Seventh book Politeía.

 

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