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phOTOGRAPHIC RELATIONS FROM THE SOMEXKI COLLECTION / 8 topicS / CURIOSITY / FANTASY / IDENTITY / THE NIGHT / PHILOSOPHY / PHOTOGRAPHY / SOCIETY / TIME /



PHILOSOPHY / serendipity / SERENDIPITY /

Can some details forgotten in the mill of our mind

delicately reveal how things would have gone wrong by chance

somexki collection / ED ZITTHER /



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QUESTIONS BY ALEX SVI


if emotion is a recognition and if we go down into the burrow of our unconsciousness to untangle the gnarled points of our history, what are we likely to find in our heaps of hidden subtleties and stowaways

Does emotion also happening haphazardly from the recognition of our fiascoes

Can the details forgotten in the mill of our mind delicately reveal how things would have gone wrong by chance

to be alive, is it a battle, a dance, a celebration, a tragedy, a chance...

if fate doesn't make house calls, what time to go there yourself without it bothering you

If we want to give oxygen to our lives, do our emotional abysses engage us in refreshing mental adventures

A long series of meetings: does it give meaning to the cards that have come before us here and there

should we be willing to risk being nothing to find everything

We all have a cubic centimetre of luck that appears from time to time before our eyes. Is the difference between an average man and an artist that the artist is aware of being vigilant so that when his cubic centimetre emerges, he has the speed, and the agility to embrace it.

is it better not to wrap philosophy in a magnificent inconceivable mystery and then base it on our perception, without anything to guess

Life always offers us other possibilities: does it invite us to move on

Has danger conditioned us to live by chance? Do all our pleasures depend on it. Even if I manage for a pleasure; and I look forward to it, is my eventual pleasure always a matter of risk? Wherever time passes, is there a danger?

Is not an event more significant and noteworthy the greater the number of fortuities necessary to bring it about


BACKGROUND


Chance and chance alone has a message for us.

Everything that occurs out of necessity, everything expected,

repeated day in and day out, is mute.

Only chance can speak to us.

 

Milan Kundera

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

 With Anton Ehrenzweig, in The Hidden Order of Art,
the creative process is described as a temporary, obligatory psychosis.
That the artist is "crazy" is therefore not a coincidence: it is a necessity.
Most often, he will not remain in a state of madness;
he will only pass through it; sometimes he lingers.
But his artistic standard still requires him to go through an essential syncope,
a real collapse of the mind, from which the new will come out.
Better: from this chaos only the new can emerge.
This eclipse that breaks the consciousness is the very condition of the creative act

 

Catherine Clément

La syncope

I usually work really instinctively

and it's afterwards that I think about what it means.

I don't know consciously that I have these themes that run through my work.

 

Nan Goldin