Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Future Moment


Due to the process of creating collages from years of self generated materials, one of my images can actually be said to have been created over a 10 year period.  In the image above parts of it are from 2009 and parts of it are from. 2012 and 2013, but the final image itself was put finalized in 2016.  So when labelling the art, and the year it was made, it is possible that I could label with the title, price, and then a series of specific years.

The issue with this method is that I can't actually remember what years certain parts of the image were made.  So I just put the current year onto a new piece of artwork.  Though the issue with doing that is not a practical issue but a psychological one.  In that I don't feel as if I producing my own work as I am stealing the imagery from me between 2001 and 2015.

Unlike some people I am changeable and the me that I am now is not the me that I was 6 months ago.  Therefore I can renounce all responsibility for anything that I have done in the past.  So in the creation of new work forged from old work I am stealing from the ideas of someone else.  Though that person doesn't exist anymore so it doesn't matter so much.  And technically that person is me or some previous product of me.  Even if me has now become something else.

There is nothing wrong with living in the Future Moment.  People talk about the Present Moment far too much these days.  What can be done in the Present Moment?  What advances can be made?  The Present Moment slips away stupidly whenever you try to grasp it.  Attempting to influence the Present Moment is attempting to stand still on an escalator.  Whereas if I make decisions in the here and now and predict what will happen and what use the repercussions of that action will have, then I am able to create and influence the Future Moment.  Events are malleable and can be influenced therefore decreasing anxiety.

In terms of the Past Moment.  There is no need to think about that.  Especially if you have a method of collaging the past into a future.

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