When you think of the ancient world, you probably picture towering buildings of white marble, adorned with statues also made of white marble. You’re not alone — most people picture the same thing. But we’re all wrong.
What Is Object-Oriented Ontology? A Quick-and-Dirty Guide to the Philosophical Movement Sweeping the Art World
November 18th, 2019
Ask yourself: what does your toaster want? How about your dog? Or the bacteria in your gut? What about the pixels on the screen you’re reading off now—how is their day going? In other words, do things, animals, and other non-human entities experience their existence in a way that lies outside our own species-centric definition of consciousness? It’s precisely this questions that the nascent philosophical movement known as Object-Oriented Ontology (arising from ὄντος, the Greek word for “being,” and known to the cool kids as OOO) is attempting to answer or at least seriously pose, and they’re setting certain segments of the art world on fire.
SHOWstudio: Ask Me Anything: Filmed 8 November 2018
February 22nd, 2019
The second episode in the running series, ‘Ask Me Anything’ sees Nick Knight address the public’s questions.
Counter Void by Tatsuo Miyajima
January 9th, 2019
My numbers express concepts like #life and #time. The way the numbers count down, how it’s ticking away, moment to moment—all that is meant to represent living out our lives. Zero is expressed with darkness—it represents the death of a human being. The duration of the light is life. And the moment of darkness is #death. I use the light and the darkness to express these concepts dynamically.
And the number is gone for a moment, but then it starts counting down again from 9. The process repeats. I personally really sympathize with the #Buddhist idea of existence being an endless cycle of life and death. And I would say that’s my message to Western audiences.