Parallel reality: on imagery, reality and social agreement

Updated: Jan 29



Visual art is nourished by real items.

But what is real or what is reality?

The Hebrew word reality derives from the noun ‘to find’ And teaches that the perception of reality of each of us is the collection of inventories collected and stored in memory.


Dose reality include only defined items, that is, material objects that can be seen? Or is it collected on an axis from the material and the concrete to the undefined and non-verbal?


I guess reality is the whole collection. All impressions from the defined to the undefined laid across an axis between the known and the unknown at a given moment. On these two axes the attention travels illuminating the objects, feelings sensations and vibes with a certain verbal ability to define it to others. So, at this stage the reporting of the perception of reality is partial and does not correspond to the existing one.


In examining cognitive input tools, cognitive psychology includes the impressions from the five senses. The five senses are not the individually the same, so in a particular event each participant may create a unique collection of data and a different perception. From this moment a personal deviation of data collection starts, which forms the material that undergoes a change under the cognitive processes of projection, symbolization and grouping of data into reference groups resulting from personal experience.


Thus, despite all the scientific research and statistics, it can be concluded that perception of reality is always personal and subjective and therefore social consent is required in order to create a uniform infrastructure for social action in order to ensure survival. This infrastructure is based on the social consent of imaginary objects and is called 'imaginary consent'. Things that create a sense of agreed-upon pillars that exist because they are known to everyone. In the public sphere it will be the modes of communication, news, fake news, leading figures, justice, national and cultural identity, money, exchange rate and the like that create culture.


How do you see through imaginary agreements?


I try to see through by first looking at the personal dimension. While drawing out lines that separate shades of reality by paying attention to or creating an asymmetrical reflection.


Since for different people reality is always personal and subjective, then we all together constitute a mirror, or a broken mirror in which different shades of reality are reflected and if one gets to listen to another it is possible to be a witness a parallel reality.


This perception creates a change in the prevailing social consensus that there are facts in the world and that they are not really absolute.


The asymmetrical reflection I draw stems from the search for the dividing line between the alternative existences. Concept direct me to choose forms while searching for the route that will allow me and you as viewers to look at the alternative levels of content without the tendency to cling to them as truth, but out of a tendency to want to see another option and copy this tendency to pursue parallel realities outside of art in daily life.

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