ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS | UK
This is a story about the Active Principle. The Principle in the real world, not in the world of language and ideas.
The Principle, as a symbol, is two-dimensional. Its meaning is timeless. Only when we translate the symbol into the reality of the linear world, and subject it to the tests of time and space, can we objectively assess its shaping power. This instrumental reexamination of the semantics of symbols is one of the basic methodologies if we are seeking instrumental knowledge.
The Circle (the symbol of wholeness), as the most fundamental symbol, is the beginning of our exploratory game.
To “ground” the circle, that is, to add a terrestrial dimension (height) to it, the circle undergoes its first transformation into a cylinder.
The cylinder, or column, has countless examples from the everyday life dictionary to the symbol dictionary. From the “Pillar of the World” to the Ionic column. From a societal pillar to a bridge support, the semantics of the supporting ontological element are evident.
With such a symbolic-ontological pillar, which is an abbreviation and conceptualization of other pillars, we begin our story of the Seven-Cornered Pillar.
The Seven-Cornered Pillar – Eidetic Story
First, we subject the principle to the test of time. The Principle is divided into seven parts – seven days of the week.
To make the principle “open” to external experiences, rather than completed and monochromatic as it normatively is, the decomposed principle distorts the initial circle and “opens” it to the outside.
Divided in time, the principle is further divided spatially. Spatial divisions are made through the choices in which the principle is active.
As a visual analogue of choices, different angles are taken – angles of perspective.
Choices damage aesthetic ideality.
The crippled initial principle builds its “platform” at the places where choices are made. By amplifying the fields of choice, the final form of the “active” principle is achieved.”