Elevate Festival were inspired by the title of my installation as 2019 Artist in Residence – ‘Human Nature’ – for the theme of their 2020 edition. Therefore I was invited to contribute to the Art Direction, marketing campaign, and create the trailer.
04–08 Feb 2020
Elevate Festival’s 16th Edition
Theme: HUMAN NATURE
04–08.03.2020 Graz, Austria
Art Direction & Animation: Jeremy Carne
Music: Scrytch by Lyra Pramuk
Thanks to curator Berit Gilma & Elevate team
Is consciousness an emergent phenomenon or a fundamental property of matter?
Kicking the Psychophysical Laws into Gear by Tam Hunt [paraphrased]
Each constituent subject of a complex subject achieves harmonic resonance (synchrony) by perceiving other constituent subjects. While they will almost always begin out of synchrony (because of the huge range of possible oscillation rates given the incredibly fine temporal nature of reality), with the exchange of information (perception), which is a type of jostling back and forth, they arrive at the same sampling rate of reality and at that point constitute a unitary complex subject.
The field coherence that gives rise to each complex subject is the result of a shared resonance, a shared ‘sampling rate’, with respect to time. The synchronisation relates to the most fundamental reality, the realm at which matter and time are quantised. In this manner, each complex subject arises because each component of the complex subject shares the same experience of time, the same rate at which time progresses. This literal synchrony allows the components to be bound together in a shared, complex experience that springs from the underlying constituents.
If this is indeed the physical basis for consciousness in the most general sense, we must still resolve the question of how boundaries for each shared, complex experience arise. The boundary of each consciousness is defined by each grouping of matter that achieves the same sampling rate in each moment. How is this shared sampling rate achieved? The finite speed of information flow, is very likely the basis for the shared sampling rate. Another term for this general feature of reality is harmonic resonance or convergence.
For consciousness to be unitary, as it is in our own experience, there must be perceptual unity. In other words, all sensory data must be held together in one instant in order to be part of the experience at issue — a snapshot of the world around us. But this snapshot includes all sensory perception, not just visual perception.