Meanwhile - Poster Performace curated by Edition Taube
Edition Taube organized a 3 days poster performance at deuxpiece gallery in Basel, Switzerland. The task was to design a poster within 2 hours, using only imaginary you created in this time slot and mainly respond to an excerpt of „Tertum Organum“, written in 1920 by P.D. Ouspensky - an esoteric-philosophic attempt to deal with new forms of simultaneity.
About 20 designers took part on this event - my time slot was on Saturday, the 18th of June, 11am-01pm. Staying at my friend André’s house I took pictures of him and his family with “Panoramatic” a 360°panorama software for Iphone which I used more or less wrong to create this collages of different perspectives.
“If we imagine a receptivity which is on a level higher than our consciousness, possessing a broader angle of view, then this receptivity will he able to grasp, as something simultaneous, i. e., as a moment, all that is happening for to during a certain length of time—minutes, hours, a day, a month. Within the limits of its moment such a receptivity will not be in a position to discriminate between before, now, alter; all this will be for it now. Now will expand.“ P. D. Ouspensky, 1920
Live webcamstream of „Meanwhile“ at deuxpiece, Basel:
Extracts of P. D. Ouspensky‘s “Tertium Organum”:
„As a matter of fact, in reality our relation both to the past and to the future is far more complicated than it seems to us. In the past, behind us, lies not only that which really happened, but that which could have been. in the same way, in the future lies not only that which will be, but everything that may be.
The past and the future are equally undetermined, equally exist in all their possibilities, and equally exist simultaneously with the present. [...]
It is necessary that we should regard time as a spatial conception considered with relation to our two data—the world and consciousness (psychic life).
The idea of time arises through the knowledge of the world by means of sensuous receptivity. It has been previously explained that because of the properties of our sensuous receptivity we see the world as through a narrow slit."