Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees. / by Sebastian Morales

For me, the reading started with a fruitless trip to the library, well it is difficult to really know if the trip was in fact fruitless. Lets say I didn't find the book as I was hoping for since the 3 copies were checked out... I did however, find something else. 

Back to the reading. Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees. Here embedded the older version of the book, easier to read than pixelated copies. 


One of my favorite quotes form the reading is about how artists "build energy by the interaction between things, that one and one don’t make two, but maybe five or eight or ten, depending on the number of interactions you can get going in a situation". When he makes this quote he is referring to how he is placing the dots on the canvas, but I really like how it resonates with a earlier quote in the reading, a warning to the reader:

"You have to make it very clear to anyone who might read your essay, especially any young artist who might happen to pick it up, that my whole process was really an intuitive activity in which all of the time I was only putting gone foot in front of the other, and that each step was not that resolved."

I think together these two thoughts express the importance of the process. And how ideas and questions tie together, not in an additive way but perhaps in a more unpredictable way. In a way impossible to foresee but non the less possible to follow. 

Finally, I want to mention a thought that I wound really interesting:

"The civilization that you and I live in makes most of its critical decisions based on logic. I feel that maybe a hundred and fifty years ago [art] began to drop out of that; it began to become less logical. Even though it proceeded logically, it found questions that could not be answered logically”