Consciousness and the Implicate Order


A massive treatise of sorts, drawn up at that beautiful stage when you're still entirely confused because you're faced with too much information, but know that there is something afoot.

In terms of my own practice this book has been one of the most important things I've made. Everything I have made after it so far has been trying to describe or express some aspect of what it talks about.

The texts referenced here are specifically either by physicists David Bohm and BJ Hiley or a handful of researchers into consciousness studies. It was not intended to make sense, just to spew out ideas and present them side by side. It was produced very quickly under pressure with input from lots of sources.

Formally, it shows my attempts to degrade images with analog and digital processes. Lots of photocopying, digital artifacts, photographs of the screen, scans of slide film, scans, etc.

Originally intended to be a slide projection, I find it works better digitally. Especially since it's five slides too long for a Kodak Carousel. I do, however, like the time constraint the carousel provides.

Views of the original slide exhibition, December 2007 at Gallery Rotor in Göteborg, Sweden. Note the comfy chair. I have not displayed this work at a gallery since.