Postminimalism, Collusion, and Order within Mind: Maximum Elasticity and the Drama of Instantaneous Entropy
The repetition in form, perhaps exuded unintentionally in this photograph, leads to an emphasis of imagery, of symbolism, an extirpation of conflicting thought , the Chinese water torture of intent. In life and in art, the message is reinforced. A chaotic arrangement loses all cohesiveness, the mind has difficulty in connecting the elements to create a whole. With arrangement, and spatial balance, the disparate elements are joined by a tension, a tension that will be lost with the additon of distance between forms, similar to an rubber band extended beyond its elasticity. The pieces become the whole.
Tension between form; maximum elasticity before the sudden and dramatic expression of entropy; the calm of order and the embrace of collusion as avoidance of truth in the face of apparent chaos- the delusion: denial of the law of change as the only constant.
The creation of order to maximize the illusion of safety, to focus the mind, to create order externally due to a lack of order internally. Fear within creates fear without. If one does not harbour a sensation of control within the self, there is a necessity, an anxiety that manifests as a forcing of the external. An image is created, an idea is reinforced, a process is streamlined, and the illusion of control is fed back to the internal. An avoidance of the self becomes a projection upon the other.