Categories on Nature (more to follow) reflects on different philosophical and anthropological approaches in conceptualizing nature and human in nature. In Western traditional concepts, the thinker and her position in nature have to be defined, making out perceptions and imaginations.

Thinking is a process of categorization and judgments tracked mainly in written language. Archives are hereby architectures of collection and control. The text combination is playing with referring and differing issues which never reach original meaning; reflecting on dependencies between perception and structuring thinking.

The work Categories on Nature (more to follow) consists of 370 paper sheets and is to be hanged on a wall.

To see and understand easier the structure of this work, I made a video.

Categories on Nature (more to follow) is based on the idea of a book as an important tool in western thinking and archiving. Therefore, the book model is composed of combinations of diverse philosophical texts and a black line code which I generated. Furthermore, this volume contains illustrations of nature and has a classical page structure with headers and chapters.

The text combinations are built structures whereby the readability gets lost, the header text, taken from one of the first botany books we know, The Book of Plants by the Arab Al Dirawani, is well readable and in alphabetical order. The images, which are not shown in this video, are accompanying a text by Jaques Derrida: Archive Fever, A Freudian Impression

The other texts are by Giordano Bruno: Cause, Principle and Unity and Essays on Magic; Claude Levi Strauss: Savage Mind; Giorgio Agamben: The Open: Man and Animal; Immanuel Kant: Critique of Pure Reason; Jaques Derrida: The Animal That Therefore I am.

 

Thanks to Roger Colombik for his idea to show the work in a video.

 

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