inTensity of eXistence
At ordinary times the eye concerns itself with such problems as Where? - How far? - How situated in relation to what ? .....
In the mescalin experience the implied questions to which the eye responds are of another order. Place and distance cease to be of much interest. The mind does its perceiving in terms of
profundity of significance,
relationships within a pattern.
Not, of course, that the category of space had been abolished.
When i got up and walked about, i could do so quite normally, without misjudging the
whereabouts of objects. Space was still there; but it had lost its predominance.
The mind was primarily concerned, not with measures and locations,
text : Aldous Huxley, Doors of Perception (p.20), 1954.
images : Heinz Mack, Das klavierkonzert, 1962.
photographs by Syncopath, at the Neue Nationalgalerie Exhb: "Divided Heaven", Berlin, 2013.
Heinz Mack is a German artist. Together with Otto Piene he founded the ZERO movement in 1957.