PROJECT RESURRECTION OF THE SUBJECT



Authors Mykola Babak, Evgene Matveev




Simulacres



Foucault* writing that a new style of thinking is being formed nowadays and, specifically, new culture. According to the philosopher, “it is impossible to make the new fundamental experience of humanity to speak the ancient language of dialectics”. Who is to be addressed in the event the subject has to be resurrected? In philosophy, subject carries out an action; he is the one (or it is one) who learns, thinks, and acts, unlike the object (the focus of the subject's thoughts and actions).**


An artist, in his turn, treats such notion as subject and object at ease. It is not a big deal for an artist to assign qualities of a subject to an underdevelopment embryo of a skyscraper, and qualities of an object to a beer drinker. And now imagine this amoeba of the skyscraper's embryo's thinking. It is a fantastic state. The consciousness is at its peak, and the adrenaline level is so high, that one can move mountains. However, some adverse side effects can occur – difficult from of a chronic schizophrenia. Regardless, this is the only way to do it. The mind must become accustomed to it.


The authors of the project went even further – they gave the audience an opportunity to decide, what is an object, and what is the subject. Hence the intention to identify phenomenon in a reflexive manner, characteristic of the postmodernist philosophy. “Every epoch has its postmodernism”.***


Five compositions, united by same content and internal structure, presenting the beginning of the work on the project, are called “The Jerusalem Pleats****”. We shall not divulge the path of the project's development. One thing is for sure – it will not be monotonous.



*       Paul-Michel Foucault – a French philosopher, culture expert, and historian.

        Created the first psychoanalyses department in France  

**     Wikipedia

***    D.Lodge, U. Eco

****  Pleat (fr. – pli) – a notion of the classical and modern philosophy (Leibnitz, Heidegger,

        Merleau-Ponty, Deleuze, Derrida, Foucault), that received a categorical status in the philosophy of postmodernism