Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.
Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
(Dschalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi)
Pictures do not "show" anything, their meaning is not there by itself. Thinking creates them; it formally decides to assign meaning
and follows a continuously mutating individual model of reality that is controlled by memories, processes of action and communication.
It is also determined by all the images one has seen so far, an infernal media world that forms the foil of all foreseeable art.
Visual art as an expression of creative reality construction is primarily visual thinking, thus neither "creative imagining" nor linguistic-logical mind.
The detachment from ever prevailing models of reality, from the Copernican turn to the theory of relativity, is inconceivable without it.
Visual thinking works with a morphology of meanings, perspectives of meaning, and constantly changing shapes of meaning, which are constituted by the relations of
connotative elements among each other. In this context, broken narrative structures, i.e. discontinuous, intermodulating compositions, as known
from music, and the formative work with found footage materials are two manifestations of the same.
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself
(I am large, I contain multitudes).
(Walt Whitman, »Leaves of Grass«)