memory loss hope

memories reveal our purpose in this world, but this is not a negative thing when we realise that our present moments become these memories and that we create our present. perhaps why we don’t always realise this (why it is so difficult to live in the present) is because we can’t capture the present and the future is unformed, so all we have to define ourselves is the past. the future is not without form, it is in our thoughts all the time. our sense of future is what defines our actions in the present. our belief in the future is why we exist now. perhaps that is why we often find ourselves unable to enjoy the present – all we are thinking about is the future, but all we can remember is our past.

horror and beauty
hope and loss
past and future
the past is missing
the future is missing
empty (no past no future)

how we can represent this transient uncertainty between past, present and future in geometrical terms, in patterns of dots and squares…

3 states in shifting forms, alchemy, transforming circle to square

◦ past: closed circle, unified, world, whole, empty
~ present
⎕ future: grid, unopened, container (box), cell (alchemy)

present = without form (caught between 2 forms, ○ ⎕ )
present is ‘loss’ because the moment is undefinable
both becoming and slipping away ending

past = memory
present = loss
future = hope

◦ + ⎕ = memory loss hope

perhaps the third pattern representing ◦ + ⎕ is no more fundamental or no more composite than its components, part of an iterative/recursive principle; there is not really a fundamental but instead a structureless momentum which forms structure but is itself not-structure. in the same way that structure can be seen as an emergent property rather than an implicit mechanism.

always it seems patterns, complexity, uncertainty
they all return/reduce towards emptiness
and from emptiness it all starts again

memory loss hope

memory loss hope
2010
digital c-type print, 75 x 75 cm

memory loss hope (components)

memory loss hope (components)
2010
digital c-type print, 40 x 40 cm

memory loss hope (reduced)

memory loss hope (reduced)
2012
digital c-type print, 40 x 40 cm

set theory

set theory
2012
digital c-type print, 29 x 29 cm

grid fragments

grid fragments
2013
digital c-type print, 75 x 75 cm