donderdag 28 april 2016

Kandinsky; POINT AND LINE TO PLANE (1926)

A line is a track following "the destruction of the intense self-contained repose of the point.

"When a force coming from without moves the point in any direction, the first type of line results; the initial direction remains unchanged, and the line has the tendency to run in a straight course to infinity."


the simple curved line is really "a straight line which has been brought out of its course by constant sideward pressure — the greater was this pressure, the farther went the diversion from the straight line"

https://archive.org/stream/pointlinetoplane00kand/pointlinetoplane00kand_djvu.txt




POINT AND LINE TO PLANE 
KANDINSKY
FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1926 UNDER THE TITLE OF PUNKT UND L1NIE ZU FLACHE 
THE NINTH IN THE SERIES OF FOURTEEN BAUHAUS BOOKS EDITED BY WALTER GROPIUS AND L. MOHOLY-NAGY 

woensdag 27 april 2016

Vilém Flusser - 1988

"When alphabet was invented, mythical thought gave way to historical thought. Because the structure of linear writing is a uni-dimensional, uni-directional line. So that, by and by, people started to think historically in a causal way and in a critical way."(..)



 Linguistic communication, both the spoken and written world, are no longer capable of transmitting the thoughts and concepts which we have concerning the world. […] It has been clear for several centuries now that, if we want to understand the world, it is not sufficient to describe it by words. It is necessary to calculate the world. So that science has had ever more recurrence to numbers which are images of thoughts. […] Numbers are being transcoded into digital codes and digital codes are, themselves, being transcoded into synthetic images. So it is my firm belief, that if you want to have a clear and distinct communication of your concepts, you have to use synthetic images, no longer words. And this is a veritable revolution in thinking.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vil%C3%A9m_Flusser

vrijdag 25 maart 2016

Abstract Comics; Aleksandar Zograf





















Alexandar Zograf
http://www.aleksandarzograf.com/
in Propeller no15 ( 1998)



donderdag 24 maart 2016