|This is What it is.||by Giacomo Picca|
data itself. Specifically, defined historical data. Signs, convey particular
meaning. What roles would different cultural systems and different geographies
and botany play?
work of art "is what it is", it exists because of itself.
my own being - my psycho-geography - through my journey, I have found
that we inhabit many different spaces - there are shared spaces and universal
images which we share; there are spaces created by cultures and societies
whose images speak closely to only some of us; we all walk through the
space somewhere between our experience and the stories told to us of experience,
between reality and illusion. We understand our perception and experience
through the stories told to us by cultural histories, socio-politico-economic
propaganda and advertising. We are tourists in our own environment.
are tourists in the sense that we visit our reality just to check things
out, register our presence, compare our perceptions with the stories and
images that we have anticipated finding in our environment and then we
return to our private boxes. We are at a stage when at the flick of a
switch and the press of a button we can access any part of our planet,
in images and words and sound and smell on the internet, via cable or
satellite television. What next? Genetic engineering? We no longer need
to experience our own reality, the constructed landscape, both "natural"
and "artificial" has been processed and packaged for us, and
we are passively caught, suspended as if by magic, somewhere between illusion
what it is somehow puts a stick in the crack between reality and illusion
and pulls them apart.
we do interpret our realities. Dowewedo!