An Experiment in Other Places
How might one diagram the patterns found in a stream of collected data related to a certain experience? How would these patterns compare to the experience itself? Might they help us understand how we feel, what our favorite color is, or the things that we don’t prefer despite how we may be convinced otherwise? How might these developments affect current fields of praxis and theory? Might new fields merge or ideas that were once prevalent become relevant once again? How might these concepts materialize, generalize and perhaps most importantly, specialize? These are not new ideas, rather they are ideas that beg to be continually imagined, reconstituted and reconfigured. Allotopes and the ideas that led to its realization have their roots in these questions and point towards a relationship with architecture and spatial thinking.
These drawings do not follow a scientific systematic process, though they are produced by a methodical approach. They do not objectively define an emotion or feeling, though there may be a particular understanding to which the drawings allude. Technical processes are utilized without alienating our sensibility; the rule based system subject to the rational nature of the intuitive, neither enslaved by the other. Sequences and structures grow from the micro to the macro, determining a compositional arrangement, a notational drawing, scoring one specific moment within a world, within each one of us, celebrating the local universal.
Neuro-Architectures are a series of six black and white drawings with an accompanying soundscape. The intention is to experience these two modalities together, hearing the drawings and seeing the sounds; the music of the mind. A Tope is a place, a specific and spatial moment chosen from a dynamical system unique to one person while connecting to the others, the Allo. Each drawing is unique and specific to each person and their experience. The work experimented with the selection of a moment from a continually evolving dynamic system. A frozen moment by using a balance between ones conscious taste, proportions of bio-data and the patterns found throughout the other’s chosen moments. κίνημα διανοητικός γράφειν