Critique of Sensibility
Sensibility information is individual, and it is impossible to obtain concepts based on sensibility alone, and it is impossible to obtain the answer of how the world works. The difference between sensibility things and reason is that the characteristics of the former are individual. Since individual properties are related to each other, all sensibility things are individual things that are apart from each other (Aussereinander), and their exact abstract form is juxtaposed (Nebeneinander) and continuous with each other (Nacheinander). Sensibility can make us feel nature, but there is no way to understand and use the universal laws of nature. Only rational and universal thoughts can guide mankind to build today's scientific and technological civilization. Through reason, people have created the most powerful belief in human history, science. The core of this series of works is the worship of the belief in science.
Emotions are not sacred, independent or superior to thinking. People are usually more willing to believe that emotions cannot be calculated, sensibility and reason are independent of each other, and even believe that emotions are divine. "Love cannot be measured, love is a unique quality of human beings", these words are the most direct examples. Emotion is a manifestation of the work of preconsciousness and subconsciousness in consciousness, and its operation logic is essentially the same as rational operation logic. People instinctively believe that the reason emotions cannot be analyzed is that the human brain can only make people feel limited information at the same time, that is, the limitations of consciousness. The operating mode of the computer can vividly demonstrate this system. The images presented on the screen are very limited. At the same time, there are many background programs operating at the same time, and many of them will affect the presentation of the foreground images. In addition, the unobservable operations and instructions in the program are even more invincible, but they are the core that forms the foreground image presentation. This world is very simple, because in theory humans can interpret the rules of the world through a series of mathematical symbols; this world is very complicated, because the intricate rules and information conceal its origin, and it is only possible to observe its manifestations through feelings. It is extremely complicated for human beings to trace its origin. The same is true for human emotions. As long as you peel off all the layers of phenomenon, you can find the original emotions and unearth the logic behind them. As for motivation, human beings are unwilling to abandon the sanctity of emotions because of their arrogance. Humans need to establish sanctity for themselves to distinguish themselves from all other things, as the so-called "human beings are the spirit of all things."
Rational information can bring people a sense of security, and fear stems from ignorance. The reason why abstract art tends to make the audience difficult to appreciate and evaluate is that the perceptual information conveyed by abstract art is difficult to be interpreted rationally. The sense of security comes from knowing and controlling. I created this series of works through pure practical rationality and logical thinking to enable the audience to further understand the image by knowing the mathematical model behind it, so that the audience can grow a sense of familiarity and security in a situation that is difficult to appreciate and evaluate. In this process, intuitive feelings will constantly rebuild new appearances under the action of optical illusions. Use non-perceptual methods to generate perceptual information, and then use rational information to reconstruct the viewer's presentation. The systems contained in the creative methods themselves are more important than the artist's aesthetics, because they are the direct creators of these works. In other words, this creative method is the work itself, and the visual art works are just their by-products.