TRANSFORMATION OF SPACE
What is space
Space in its essence is not a physical category.
Space is not just an ambience composed of substances, materials, light, shadow, and relations between them.
Space is principally a multi-dimensional living being.
Space enables life.
Modern rational awareness reduced space to a minimum. Wherever one turns, he comes across limits: the limitations of width, length or height of space, national borders, the boundaries of known, the boundary that separates the mind of madness. Life within us and around us is beginning to die because it cannot subsist anymore within the limits set by the Iron Age and its rational "machinery". We trespassed on an ecological and human crisis.
Can the mode of human thinking and existence significantly affect the quality of space? It can create a crucial effect, as space is primarily an awareness category.
The myth about the creation of the world is nothing more but the story about the origin of space. The deity created first space with the "big bang", which will enable the development of the universe. Earth then created its own space that will enable the development of flexible awareness within the solid matter.
Since then, plants and animals enjoy the space, but they cannot change it. It is different with man. The man can make a crucial impact by saying a word or acting, provided that the word or action are rooted in the emotional-energy field.
Transformation of space
According to the fact that a modern man usually speaks and acts separately from the pulsation of its own emotional-energy field – the field of love – his words and deeds are not capable of transforming the reality. They just tumble it and twist it. For thousands of years we are victims of one and the same hunger apropos plenty, the same wars and eternally repetitive crimes. Only the appearance changes. The pressure on the living tissue within us and around us is only growing. The crisis feeds itself.
Civilization or any other space cannot be transformed if we strongly hold on to logic. The linear course of logic and the quantum jump of transformation are two opposing concepts. Science as a daughter of logic and rationality is always torn between creation and destruction. As many useful inventions it invents, as many weapons it simultaneously creates. There is no exit from the vicious circle unless the basis on which it stands changes.
At this time art has a significant advantage if it is capable to awake it. Art is not the daughter of logic that controls the world and does not allow essential changes, art is the daughter of madness. Art enables the subversion of awareness and degradation of old spaces. Art is based on man's capability of creative imagination, which is equivalent with the divine word, the foundation of creation.
Of course, art can easily become a slave to logic, such as the logic of visual language or trend, market logic. Anyway, rationality is not something bad. In the contrary, it provides clarity and perspicuity of the message. It becomes destructive when it suppresses the freedom of the existence's multilayerdness, the freedom of "madness": intuitive insights and the freedom of metaphysical perception. When it suppresses the dance of the goddesses in us and the cosmic creation.
Do not think that the birth of a new space depends on the good will of art or even loosening the iron logic. The new space was created long before us as a vision of an angelic world, as an alternative to the existing structure of the universe, although a wave of its presence stroke us just today.
The new space cannot be ruled, his creative potentials cannot be controlled. And that is not even necessary, because the new space can exist only if it is truthful, righteous and holy.
In the old space manipulation, negligent operation and a superficial touch are something daily. The old space in which our history is still taking place, is not collapsing because the man is not connected to its essence while doing this and that.
The new space cannot exist if the participants of the spatial game are not connected internally and externally.
The new space is already among us, but we rarely experience it.
The new space offers enough room for the integrity of the existence of all people, plants, animals and other creatures – visible and invisible – while pulsating at different levels, at various intersections of interrelated dimensions. Moreover it is fairly simple, as is the direct speech of the heart.
The new space is a space of freedom. It enables the maintenance of peace, while it is actually bursting with creative tension.
What to do?
What can we do to make the vision of the new space an everyday reality?
We will need to learn the language that all the creatures of the universe speak, the language in which the whole universe thinks. Some call it the universal language. It is the language of the cosmogram. It is of verbal and nonverbal nature. It is spoken by birds, mountains and rivers understand it, angels and elementary beings speak in it. The man knew it as the language of nature, the language of divine symbols and revelation. It should also be learned so we could easily communicate with each other.
Unlike the old space of the civilization, society, existence, the new space is not based on the eternal conflict of the opposites from which violence supervenes.
The new space is based on the energy of tension between different levels of existence, which are present simultaneously. This applies to the simultaneity of time and non-time (eternity) or visible and non-visible (essential).
It is therefore essential that the artwork, that wants to be dedicated to the creation of the new space, abandons the connection with the world of forms. The form is a secondary thing. The principal tool of art is of shamanic nature. It is a medium of exchange between the visible and the invisible dimension of life, a ritual, work with forces in the life field, interaction with the universal awareness.
The new space knows no separation between the secular and the spiritual. The new space is of comprehensive nature, which means that a banal action can only exist if having a holy dimension. On the other hand, a religious activity is pointless and even cannot exist if it is not grounded and dedicated to everyday’s life.
Therefore it is necessary to find a way in which art can engage in the social dialogue, in the harmonious shaping of living space, in the peace process in different countries, in balancing the urban landscape, in creating a new paradigm in science, in processes of personal insight and improvement…
In doing so, art should not lose itself as a symbol of creative freedom, joy and secret.
Marko Pogačnik, in Šempas, 2004/08/25