the theory on

the smooth and the striated

 

 

 

 

1440

points in space

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PLATEAUS

One aspect of their theory compares the relationship of points and lines within our cultural orientation. The point dominates over the line in sedentary culture. One point is placed, another point is added, the distance is measured, a line establishes a connection between the points. A multiplicity of lines becomes a geometrical grid. North, south, east, west – a map ,striates the space’ and allows for free orientation. Nomadic motion in space emphasizes the line above the point. Instead of measuring distances and connections, linear pathways arise out of the progression in space, without following a geometrical map. The line is not straight, but curved and where a river blocks the way its direction changes. The line appears in the moment and ideally adapts to outside circumstances. Only where there is a line, points are being drawn. Points of rest, as well as points to look further into the distance.

'honor thy error as a

hidden intention'

brian eno / peter schmidt

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the smooth and the 

striated

DIGITAL DANCE ARCHIVE:

RECONSTRUCTING MASTERWORKS

WHERE I BEGIN LIES THE END OF THE WORLD

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