Supervision: Prof. Ute Eitzenhöfer, Prof. Eva-Maria Kollischan, Prof. Theo Smeets
"The interconnectedness of everything reflects the organization and unity of this world. Everything is in a relationship with each other and nothing is completely independent. One can even say, that life itself is a form of material interactions. And here is bold speculation, that interaction is at the heart of the world's existence.
A contemporary artist is looking for human beings and their "presence" is the highest value. It correlates seamlessly with the importance of contact.
Since a man is a "creature" for communication - it becomes an essential part of contemporary art.
Tatyana Chernigovskaya, neuroscience and psycholinguistic scientist likes to ask critical questions during her lectures and once she asked - ‘"If a man disappears, will there be any music left?"1 If there is no listener, viewer, reader, there is also no artwork. Art cannot exist without the beholder and the beholder here is a co-author.
“Profound art enables us to see the majesty of a mountain, the persistence of a tree, and the smile of a stranger. Art also directs our awareness of our own sense of self and being.”2.
Art is making a reality. Art acts as an energy that connects not only objects and subjects among themselves, but every phenomenon around us, being a trigger that connects and transforms the space."
1Chernigovskaya, Tatyana: ‘The whole universe in a human brain’, TEDx , www.youtube.com/watch)
2Pallasmaa, Juhani: ‘Selfhood and the world, Lived Space, Vision and Hapticity’, Senses and the City: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Urban Sensescapes, Glass house, 2001, ppt.62
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