My interest in the essence of the human mind is based on the relation of the two sides of the mind which Roberto Mangabeira Unger mentions as the machine and the anti-machine. According to Unger, the anti-machine side has the quality that a poet would call the negative capability, in ordinary words, imagination. I am investigating the capabilities of the anti-machine side of the mind which can satirize its established methods and presuppositions to see something that those presuppositions and methods cannot allow. It can then retrospectively develop the methods and assumptions that help make sense of what it has discovered.
Titles of these works refer to the concepts of a machine and anti-machine created by the Brazilian philosopher Roberto Mangabeira Unger.
They address 23 of the 65 questions that I collected. These questions are accompanied by my gesture-reactions to them in the other video, which we see in close-ups.
They aim to push the viewer to rethink the relationships between intellectual and bodily processes by aiming to explore a field of experience where the mind is triggered with high-level questions and senses are stimulated at the same time. In terms of their position in the body, the mimics and thoughts are complementary and located at the same level.
THE MACHINE SIDE OF THE MIND 2020
THE ANTI-MACHINE SIDE OF THE MIND 2020