Students pose the question of various types of relationships and how they would impact varied types of exchanges of energy, specifically romantic relationships. This encourages a discussion about the universal law of interaction, the impact of levels of awareness within types of love and the changes in concepts of love throughout history. Further discussion by Dr. She promotes the idea of higher consciousness of the world, the various stages of chi and the cultivation of the intention of an individual’s chi.
Video Archive | Consciousness (6)
Landesberg and Quatrale discuss their project The Headroom in Flowering Girlhood, in which they collected materials and assembly techniques, described as” school yard technologies.” They discuss their lingerie wall Stunning Attractions in terms of public versus private eroticism. They contrast the logic of erotics with the erotics of system logic. Erotics undermines authority and is utilized to advocate an emotional, personal architecture in public.
Introduced by Coy Howard, Robert Irwin argues that the aesthetics and the issues of art have been radically inverted in the last hundred years. He examines how this has brought about a shift in the meaning of the term “art” and the issues and concerns of being an artist. The shift from the pictorial compositions of Jacques-Louis David to work such as that of Kazimir Malevich, is illustrated in the development of Piet Mondrian’s work. In what could be described as phenomenological art, Mondrian’s work develops four principals including change, energy, positive space, and non-hierarchical order. This supports the phenomenological and qualitative way of seeing the world described by Edmund Husserl which is an alternative to Plato and Aristotle’s quantitative world of transcendental truth.
Robert Irwin discusses how a renaissance in art is always defined by the point of the highest measurable performance, but that the point at which doubts arise is equally important. Edmund Husserl employed phenomenological reduction to mediate truth, doubt and contradiction. Another contradiction is fact that consciousness is temporal and spatial, yet cannot be measured or detected quantitatively. For instance, the mind actively forms the world around you through consciousness, but the instantaneousness of this process makes it invisible.
Robert Irwin answers questions about his concepts and ideas. He does not seek to tell people how the world should be, rather he primarily wants people to act because he believes in the potential of human beings. He also recalls how a verbal attack by a group of social activists led him to study the writings of Karl Marx where he became fascinated with Marx’s position that life determines consciousness, and consciousness does not determine life. Irwin believes that if choice, freedom and creation exist, then consciousness must determine life to a certain degree.
Wolf Prix identifies the moment of conception
and the pursuit of “open architecture” as the two main issues faced by his practice. He discusses a number of projects that engage these issues, ranging in scale from a single-family house to urban master plans. Prix discusses the struggle to maintain a unified method of production across these widely varying scales.