Video, Code, New Media Art

Ritual of the Rhizome, single channel, 2016

12min 12sec, 1920 x 1080 HD

 

The tree serves as a plethora of metaphors that underpin philosophical thought and knowledge, a symbol of logical progression that branches out but always retains a logical start and end. The ritual traces this idea throughout many philosophical texts while presenting the foundational trunk of a tree, weighted in the center of each shot. The sermon of structure is lost in a repetitious ritual, which deconstructs linear logic and the representational image for the rhizomatic.

 

The script was created by searching the keywords: Tree, root, trunk, and branch from the following texts:

Heidegger on Being and Acting: From Principles to Anarchy

Reiner Schürmann

 

A Thousand Plateaus

Félix Guattari and Gilles Deleuze

 

Beyond the limits of thought

Graham Priest

 

Kant's Theory of Knowledge: An Analytical Introduction

Georges Dicker

 

The Laws of Thought

George Boole

 

The Archaeology of Knowledge

Michel Foucault

 

The structure of appearance

Nelson Goodman

Man against Mass Society

Gabriel Marcel

 

Introduction to Metaphysics

Martin Heidegger

 

Logic as a Human Instrument

Francis H. Parker, Henry B. Veatch

 

Question of Being

Martin Heidegger

 

Poetry Language Thought

Martin Heidegger

 

Heidegger's Technologies: Postphenomenological Perspectives

Don Ihde

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