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DESPERATELY SEEKING CONTEMPLATION BERLIN / WISMAR / MELBOURNE ANGUS EDWARD


BODY AS OBJECT. BERLIN, GERMANY.


MANIFESTO Self-recognition of contemplation, that is, the ‘action of inaction’ has the potential to equal daydreaming. Daydreaming opens further and alternate tangents for discussion, but also wholey relates to this idea of a whirlwind contemplation realised in Wismar, Germany. The projects from Wismar acted on feelings of a whirlwind transition from the everyday into a zone of complete passivity, appreciateing the passing environment but not always absorbing it. Focusing on recognised contemplative spaces (ie. Churches and congregational areas) The projects in Melbourne are aiming to highlight the non-conventional, ‘accidental’ spaces of the urban fabric. The reverie is a state of being pleasantly lost in one’s thoughts, a daydream. Can I as the initiator activate the inanimate forcing this ‘contemplation’ I seek?


BODY AS ACTION. MELBOURNE. AUSTRALIA.


“If we give objects the friendship they should have, we do not open a wardrobe without a slight start. Beneath it’s russet wood, a wardrobe is a very white almond. To open it, is to experience an event of whiteness.” THE POETICS OF SPACE. GASTON BACHELARD.


BODY AS PROMPT. MELBOURNE. AUSTRALIA.


BODY AS INDICATOR. MELBOURNE. AUSTRALIA.


PROMPT AS PROMPT. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA.


PROMPT AS PROMPT. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA.


AWHIRLWIND GUIDE TO CONTEMPLATION THE MELBOURNE EDITION


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ABOUTTHIS GUIDE THIS GUIDE AIMS TO HIGHLIGHT AND ACTIVATE THE POTENTIAL WITHIN ONESELF TO CONTEMPLATE AT ANY GIVEN TIME IN ANY GIVEN PLACE VIA THE INITIAL AID OF INANIMATE OBJECTS. THIS GUIDE AIMS TO PROVIDE A TEMPLATE FOR PASSIVITY AMONGST THE EVERYDAY CITY.

HOW TOACTIVATE THIS GUIDE AIMS TO FORCE ONE TO BE CONTEMPLATIVE ON A DAILY BASIS. ACTIVATING OUR INANIMATE SURROUNDS. FIRST WE MUST REALISE OUR NEED FOR CONTEMPLATION. WE MUST SEEK OUT INANIMATES IN THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT. WE MUST STOP. WE MUST THINK. WE MUST BE PASSIVE. WE MUST STOP THINKING. WE HAVE REACHED OUR DESTINATION.


Desperately Seeking Contemplation