Artistic & philophical foundations

A lot of what I do artistically and philosophically is inspired by the work of David Bohm.

My life philosophy of contexting/active context is the most clear example of this, both in content and the choosing of the name. It is a practical, down-to-earth extension to the quintessential notion of holoflux/holomovement, and a diametrical approach to Bohm’s implicate and explicate order.

The concept of inscendence came up to explicate how to move closer to a lived reality of contexting, and is closely tied to the notion of generative imagination, which in turn is linked to generative order (Bohm & Peat). All of my artwork is moving more explicitly and consciously in this direction.

The explicit notion of phorography as a countermovement to lens-based art is both a wordplay and a term derived from Basil Hiley’s use of “phoronometry” in the context of quantum physics.

In order not to get lost in fantastical imagination and the mental realm in general I consider the body and embodiment to be of the utmost importance to stay grounded and balanced. I have some experience in several types of body work, but kiko/qi gong and yoga I am most familiar with up till now.

Lastly, it is worth mentioning that I try to incorporate the spirit of Bohm Dialogue in many of my “Wind Sun Clouds” comic strips, by holding polarities and trying to put forward relevant questions.