← Deflective art (and its movement) explained (2003)A work conceived deflectively is like any other. Only less so. A deflective wooden sculpture – if such is possible – is first of all a sculpture of wood. Only less so per the following logic: E = all potential human sensations given the ambient light, noise, humidity, etc., at a given point, or in a given space. x = sum of felt stimulations (sensual and emotional) within “E.” r = remaining unfelt sensations in “E” for individual experiencing “x,” where:
(E – r) = x+ y = increase in “x” provoked by introducing a work of art “a,” where:
(E – r) + a = x + yd = deflective work of art of technology. - y = reduction of felt stimulation provoked by “d” where:
(E – r) + d = x – yThus, in the classic understanding art and media, what follows this logic in the movement for deflective art must tend toward failure. A perfect and even splendid failure. The essential failure of our time.