COLLECTION AND DISSOLUTION
Wholeness, the creative process, and the limitations of textBARRIE JAMES SUTCLIFFE
An exposition and contextualization of the author’s art practice framed by an investigationinto the insights afforded by quantum physics and the cognitive sciences as applied tothe creative process.This is presented expressively and non-linearly in various styles of writing. Ranging fromscholarly text to casual diary writing to concrete poetry, comments are presented on theadvantages, disadvantages, and limits of the use of text as exposition of artwork andcreative processes in general. Importance is also placed on the graphic presentationof such text. It is suggested that different styles of writing display different levels of
efciency for communicating certain types of information. It follows that some styles of
writing are simply inappropriate for some messages.The text aims to discuss the context of the art practice rather than the results of it.Discussing the meaning of the present works is irrelevant, hence a true meaning isnever disclosed.
consciousness, creativity, David Bohm, information, installation art,neuroscience, noise music, poetry, quantum, sound art
University of GothenburgDepartment of Applied Information Technology and Valand School of Fine ArtsGothenburg, Sweden, May 2009