All posts tagged: Dialectics

5: Both, and yet Neither

The concept ‘Both, and yet Neither’ means a thing and its opposite are not contradictions, but rather superpositions.


Matthew Barney’s “Cremaster Cycle”

Matthew Barney’s work is fascinated by the void-space where duality collapses into paradoxical indistinction, and all opposites merge. His work imagines the perverse and horrifying aspects of this undifferentiated space, while “Being & Death” examines this space in a spiritually positive light.

Betweenness – A Discussion of “Ishmael”

The first event of The Open! Using Daniel Quinn’s “Ishmael” as our jumping-off point, we discussed topics ranging from the evolution of consciousness, to the teleology of biological life, to the fuzziness of boundaries between conceptual categories. The great achievement of the book, we decided, was its ability to engender strong, polarizing reactions.