interactions are not obligated to occur
only between entities with similar structure;
an idea system includes configuration
and expression in multiple modes: sonic, mathematical, tactile, visual, etc.
Because of a ladder system in which
each rung may be a different mode system,
each rail may be a different mode system;
forms of access tend to enable those
with various forms of sensory
and/or perceptuasl compromise
(or augmentation as in forms of synesthesia)
by providing many ways
to enter and exit the ladder
(or lattice) idea system.
(its enabling or its restriction)
becomes a concern of Limited Fork Theory,
is a consequence of interacting.
Stephen Gill's impressive visual work
is interaction that explores interactions,
especially stages and intervals of imprint
in the mind and on the senses,
visual memory and visual processing
two of the plastic or adaptable rungs.
He is very much aware of systems at work, collaborating
(as does Andy Goldsworthy)
with environmental forces and partners
that continue authorship
and are also (as) responsible
(as Gill is) for aesthetic potential
of the outcomes (poams).
As with constellations, components of idea systems do not need to be on the same plane, or expressed in the same mode or remain on the same plane or remain in a single mode. And an idea system includes connections and associations made in subsequent interactions. A participant in an interaction may also be part of many other interaction sets on many scales in an apparent simultaneity.
Please watch the following two exquisite interacting video poam systems. Each of these connected video poam systems is concerned with and committed to
matters of access,
video system poams about
(that retains memory or a record of having been a sonic cassette tape system
—that is: there is some residue, some evidence, some marking, some influence [however minimal] that occurs in interaction) that is outcome of interactions (mergers, convergences, partnerships) between Tibetan prayer flags, sail tell-tails, and cassette tape, factories, inspiration, innovation
bringing together elements of culture, waste, spirituality, possibility, responsibility, aesthetics, imagination, collaboration: wonderful examples of applied Limited Fork Theory.
(from Stephen Gill's Buried series)
I have grown much
from interacting with them
I arrived at Mid-Hudson Taffy).
sonic fabric - alyce santoro
sonic fabric factory - alyce santoro
ACCESS is at the heart of DINING WITH DIGNITY, a video poam that is all heart. In considering the flexibility of framing systems, and how adaptable framing systems can be, must be, actually, in order to accommodate the infinities of possibilities within infinities of realities.
is at the heart of
DINING WITH DIGNITY,
a video poam
that is all heart.
the flexibility of framing
and how adaptable
framing systems can be,
must be, actually,
in order to accommodate
How impressive it is
what a fork can become,
how a fork can be configured
to enable the reliable usages
that those with physical compromises
would face if using only tools
and utensils that were not configurable,
that could not adapt
to additional realities.
Do note that these reconfigured forks
in the next video
do not restrict access
to those whose physical challenges
might require such adaptations;
it may turn out these
are better tools depending on
conditions of an interaction.
Possibilities beyond intended functions
can emerge, have emerged.
There is also beauty
in the adaptations
Dining with Dignity