Monday, April 30, 2012

"Call and Response: Multiple Histories"


"The freely associating mind is able to pass across time barriers, sensing the future and reappraising the past. Our minds are time machines, able to sense the flow of possibility waves from both the past and future." 

Imagine (if you will) that your reality (as you have come to understand your reality) is not a stagnant construct. Oh,to the contrary. Yes,imagine then, your reality as fluid: a stream flowing once forward and then receding. A tide that provides  both the ebb and flow of concrete being.Surface providing a reflexion of mixed vision. You staring at you staring
at you.
 Imagine (as you can) that you have uncrated the masterpiece of your own specific being. And heralded its arrival, setting it out for public display. Imagine (and you will) that erudite critics proclaim that you and you and you deserve the highest acclaim.
Oh happy day. Save the article for your scrapbook. 
And your mother.

"The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.”   Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Photo credits:
1.  Workmen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, uncrating "The Madonna of the Rosaries," a painting by Caravaggio on loan from the Austrian government, 1950.
2. Volunteers at an empathinc. event unpacking, "The Ditch Digger", a painting by Scott Avett, on loan from Scott Avett (Avett Brothers Nation), ArtStorySpirit, 2012. Photo by Daniel de Wit.

While comprehending both the conveniences and pitfalls of a Cause and Effect existence, 
here at empathinc. we prefer to live in a Call and Response Universe. 
This series is an exploration of that space. 


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