Monday, 22 March 2010

Parallax - The Visible and The Invisible

Been thinking about the concept of parallax, how the same phenomenon looks different from different angles or perspectives and how that is an aspect of what this project is about. The visible and the invisible, the 'personality' and 'identity' of an individual that we can see on a daily basis, or that we can recognise in ourselves and then the hidden depths, the unconscious archetypal patterns that are there also, that influence our actions and behaviour but cannot be seen directly. They can be known but not seen. I have been looking at the work of Virginia Woolf, who concerns herself with both visible and 'invisible' vision, and the philosophical discourse around the concept of seeing and knowing. In effect the difference between our mode of cognition, the socially agreed designations for the material world and our subjective experience or consciousness.

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