Oscillation is the natural order of the world, it is necessary to free yourself from the inertia of the past, ideological naivety and cynical shamefulness. Movement is enabled through oscillation between positions with diametrically opposed thoughts, functioning as pulsating polarizations driving the world into action. We are witnessing a very fruitful, mass-spreading trend of uselessness and image uselessness. No one in this stream wants and cannot just remain passive, but every added picture is merely one of the “standard” created by a very low-level template. The possibilities of expressing pervasive photography in a world in which the subjective “self” only gains momentum at the expense of all others seem extremely limiting and insufficient. Mediated reality does not guarantee us a true picture of the place where we are. As a result of time, it is even less possible to provide information. Indirect information does not have the possibility to replace physical touch with reality. It permits absolute distortion of the substance, it can inseparably merge into an abstract whole that cannot be decoded without the wider context. Thus it is possible to misuse its informative value, which is a transactive memory attributed to one’s own experience, the knowledge of a particular moment in a given place. It is difficult to rationally rely on not only past but also contemporary images based on visual overwhelming and our today’s unrecognized reading. Grant them value and weight, or to recognize displayed as self and known. At speed, we could gain self-confidence about our knowledge and clear interpretation of values and facts, regardless of its relevance. It is also easy to create a “clear” message, to assign meanings and to find relevant non-existent facts. It is necessary to return to the idea of eternal return, which is the very germ, the beginning and yet the ultimate claim, forever returning to content. Philosophical systems are overcome. What is important is knowledge, the attitude of the knower himself to being. It is necessary to understand everything inside and around as things happen. Deny yourself as an individual and look at the world from many sides and angles. To live on the other side and continue what drives us and employs us to close our eyes. It is necessary to stick to what drives us, as the essence of all knowledge, but to know when that knowledge has become hostile. You just need to find out how knowledge and truth can “incarnate” and to what extent it changes a person when he finally lives just to know.
|Exhibition||Maybe grim and melanized but also colourful|
|Place / venue||HIT Gallery, Bratislava|
|Dates||04–28 June 2019|
|Index||HIT gallery Ján Skaličan|