Law of the Table

It has been some time since I have tracked my practice in a structured way, though as I venture back into a large scale p5js project, it will be necessary to do so in or to keep some order on what inevitably will be a mess. Things are already challenging to track, especally sketches with names produced through the random art work title generator. My codes are tough even for me to follow, but part of this disorder is to obfuscate code when uploaded to public repos on GitHub. It’s hard to track if the metadata is useless. I am currently working on a new project with Mike McCormack, working title A Prayer for Ordinary Time; it is an intersection of the technological with the spiritual throguh the aesthetic. It seeks an Irish cosmotechnics in order to speculate on a better future.

I have started reading Mary-Jane Rubenstein’s Pantheologies: Gods, Worlds, Monsters. She speaks of monotheism and Western metaphysics rooted in rationality or “law of the table.” I am struck by this statement. I know she means a table like a chart; a means of ordering. But I also think of a physical table: the board room table, the legislator’s table, the kitchen table. It is a deliberate misinterpretation of the law of the table: Memories flicker out of sync. The table is rationality. Everything else is entangled.

I know I have added too much here visually and conceptually, but it gives me ideas for developing visual collages from Phase Relation that flicker and pulse.