Reflections

The brutality and the blindness of an extreme, radical view of the world, the obstinacy and undifferentiatedness of an all-or-nothing attitude – both has found its form and its expression in the strongest and harshest contrast: the idiomatic black-and-white thinking, a mindset of unalterable categories, ready-made classifications, and fossilised opposing blocks. The extreme view is unable to see, the obstinate attitude is unable to pass a just verdict. For the question of the power of vision, of the art of judgement, is a question of colours, of perception of variety, of continually recurring yet gradual change. A mindset of extremes, of halves, of fractions, of juxtapositions, of borders, and hostilities – it is a mindset of disregard and marginalization, of misappropriation and concealment. A mindset of paralysis. To see the world – with all the people and their lives – as it is, as it used to be, and as it could be in the future, takes dissecting vision: a prismatic view that considers contrast as a membrane, opposition as a vibe, and borders as places of congregation. A vision of flowing into one another, of orbiting, of communication, of black Yin and white Yang. Everything else is uncompromising silence.