Some of you may remember my Holes and Other Empty Spaces series, and if you don't, please go to part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4. so that you can see what Vvinni has responded to.
My series was an exploration of different kinds of empty space. Vvinni's response is a suggestion that emptiness doesn't exist. He writes on the back of the card: "my reply... comes from the idea that what we may perceive as empty is either astronomically far away or very small, and that, in effect emptiness doesn't exist (except on an atomic level, [but] maybe that will be the next card)."
Update: In June, 2014, I received this sequel to the earlier mailart from Vvinni. The image didn't scan very well, but the message on the back starts out like this: "As promised, here's a follow-up card to the previous one. This one is based on the molecular idea of emptiness wherein almost 90% of all matter is empty space..." Vvinni gets quite philosophical as he explores how emptiness at the molecular level affects (or symbolizes) our feeling of isolation and un-connectedness to one another. All those thoughts packed into this simple graph-like image!
A never ending definition and such an art to try and define emptiness.ReplyDelete
What a fun way to have a discussion! Though I'm wondering if space or atoms are both equally empty and/or full :)ReplyDelete
It's a wonderful piece of mailart, and a very succinct way of exploring a difficult concept. Fascinating.ReplyDelete