Tuesday, 28 March 2017


A day at Laurence Edwards studio last week casting empty space - 
the absence of something does not mean that there is nothing.  The current question is to think about what effect this space or nothingness has on the material one is looking at. I continue to be fascinated by the idea of the forces around and within us that we are unable to see, feel or most of the time envisage. This is both a physical idea and a psychological concept. How theoretical and philosophical thinking is underpinned by science is something I hadn't fully comprehended or if I did I would of being unable to articulate this thought.
There is a continuous sense of observing one element of an issue only to miss another important aspect and of course I would need to define the role and factors that determine important to continue this conversation. The defining of thoughts and intentions have become both rigorous and all expansive simultaneously. 
listening to the podcast invisibilia - I came across work undertaken by Professor Adam Galinsky including his thoughts on enclothed cognition - Do clothes affect how people think and behave? My earlier thoughts about the lab and the items worn within came back to me. These led to the creation of capes and the question - Could an improvement in thinking/creativity take place if Art Capes were worn? http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022103112000200 there might actually be some science supporting this thought/feeling, although the painter = nuts hypothesis is a little alarming!

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