"Nature is seen as an interconnected dynamic network of relationships that include the human observer as an integral component."
If we were to replace the word "nature" with "art" in this quote, it still functions as a good definition. Through nature, we encounter chaos; and through the course of human history, there has developed two ways of describing this chaos: one runs through science/mathematics and the other through art. Through this relationship between chaos, science and art, I will use Capra's criteria for what he calls the "New-Paradigm Thinking in Science" as outlined in his book "The Tao of Physics "
[...] The grid's order is not an accurate model of how life is- unless your life is totally generic and boring. Nature's complexity is a much more suitable influence on a work of art, for its characteristics of complex organization, growth, and dynamics. John Cage's Indeterminacy provides an example of this complexity in his use of a simple system to create a performance / music piece. Each part of this lecture and musical performance is divided into a one minute long segment where within these segments Cage would read different texts that were varied in length. [...]
[...] Their work fragments various elements out of daily life everything from candy, ladders, and toothpicks in a Sarah Sze piece to hydraulic lifts, blow-up dolls and steel infrastructure of Rhoades's A Perfect World. - Jason Rhoades A Perfect World 2000 A Perfect World communicates the artwork as model of life. Within this piece, similarly to the Nauman piece, the viewer must interact with the whole environment that has been staged by the artist. The viewer becomes an explorer in this world, excavating information from the actions that have occurred in the space. [...]
[...] The grid which dominates in art, design, and architecture has its place, but the uniformity and convention that it exhibits does not work for everyone and everything. The majority of American cities (streets and buildings within them) are based on a grid. Streets provide a practical way of traveling and getting from one spot to the other in the most efficient manner; it helps both the experienced and inexperienced traveler. A building, which can be designed for a specific purpose, does not need to be a box that just gets filled in. [...]
[...] - Bruce Nauman Green Light Corridor 1970 Bridging something between Minimalism and Installation Art, Bruce Nauman's Performance Corridors force the viewer to be integrated in the piece through a sensory manner. He does this in different ways; for example in Green Light Corridor, he uses green lights within the corridor so that when the viewer steps out of the hallway they now experience the rest of the space is in red; and in Lived-Tape Video Corridor, a monitor is set up at the end of the corridor and as you walk closer to the monitor your image on the screen becomes increasingly smaller. [...]
[...] Since film's viewing experience is all consuming and displays a convincing representation of reality, its power can be used to distort our sense of time and the ordering of events. Alexander Sokurov's Russian Ark presents a dreamlike flow of time, uninterrupted, using only one 90-minute long shot. The film takes us through a maze of time via a maze of a museum. As the camera moves (acting as the narrator's / viewer's line of vision) into a new room, we are also in a new time period of Russian history. [...]
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