Lost Between the Extensivity / Intensivity Exchange (2008)
Lost Between the Extensivity/Intensivity Exchange, Onomatopee, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2008Onomatopee Press Release To visualise a brainstorm through diagrams is a proven strategy to generate innovative thinking. It is able to catalyse the production of new knowledge systems, previously unavailable to thought. Like the well known French philosopher Gilles Deleuze states in his book, Francis Bacon, the logic of Sensation, “The diagram is indeed a chaos, a catastrophe but it is also a germ of order or rhythm. It is a violent chaos in relation to the figurative givens, but it is a germ of rhythm in relation to the new order of the painting. As Bacon says, it “unlocks areas of sensation.” Then what of the Mindmap. Does it unlock new forms and conditions for thought and the imagination. Is the mind map a kind of auto representation of the thought itself an intantiation of thoughts made into “thingness.” Thoughts interfacing with each other along distributed epistemic networks are for Neidich poetic couplings between brain, mind, and world. Within the gallery space of ‘production label’ Onomatopee, Warren Neidich will give rise to the landscape of a brainstorm. He will produce a totally projected assemblage of a drawing history the end point which manifested itself as a stage set in his studio at the IASPIS residency program creating a contained dynamic zone in between the visual and analytic whatever that style of analysis might be, where he made the performance “Some cursory comments on the nature of my wall drawing”, 2008. Onomatopee will publish a book covering the entire trajectory of his drawing project. Beginning with his early descriptive drawings of his Cultured Brain Model made from 1999-2002, moving on to the incorporation of the illustrations of his Becoming Earthling Project, 2004-2006 and finishing with his model of how the power art can sculpt Neural Network architectures as a form of resistance, Resistance is Futile, Resistance is Fertile, 2005 -2007. Essays by Lia Gagintano, Director of Participant Inc. and Curatorial Advisor PS 1-MOMA and Sven-Olaf Wallenstein, philosopher and editor of the arts journal Site will join a transcript of a recorded IASPIS performance of Warren Neidich.
Overhead Projectors, plinths, transparencies, white dress shirts