“‘structure’ should be understood to mean a network of relationships of elements or of elementary processes. structures appear wherever elements combine into a meaningful whole whose arrangement follows definite laws. the wholeness in which we discover and examine structures, we call a ‘system’. thus there are inorganic, organic, sociological, and technical system…” – wolfgang wieser [1]

17/08/2011 § Leave a comment

francois morellet, untitled from 8 trames 0 – 90 (1974)

francois morellet, trames de tirets 0 -90 (1960)

francois morellet, tous le 4, tous le 7 (1974)

 

if we say that the concept of structure in the natural sciences is gaining in importance in our time, then this means that even such natural occurrences, which we previously tended to conceive of as linear processes, can only be explained as the result of the complex interdependence of numerous elements.  particles and linear processes are the result of dissection and abstraction and are never representative of the whole.  the basis of all of this is the phenomenon of organization.  organization is a principle which cannot be traced back to the two categories of energy and mater; it is itself an independent magnitude, neither energy nor substance, but a third, which expresses itself through the degree and the kind of order (or negative entropy) of a system.

– wolfgang wieser [2]

francois morellet’s concrete art is somewhere between science and art.

 

seeing grids

a young hare

 

 

notes:

[1]     Staber, Margit. “Concrete Painting As Structural Painting.” Structure in Art and in Science. New York: George Braziller, 1965. 165-85. Print.

[2]    ibid

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