Space – Positions and directions

Space is a condition for objects to exist, and it appears only with objects in it. Positions and directions explore the spatiality and its interfaces, the relativity between the objects and their orientations. The farther the stars, the less they appear to move, and the only common direction in this world is time.

Space is a condition for objects to exist, and it appears only with objects in it. Positions and directions explore the spatiality and its interfaces, the relativity between the objects and their orientations. The farther the stars, the less they appear to move, and the only common direction in this world is time. 1

Events are not given in isolation but in systematic ensembles imbricated in the matrix of time and space. 2 Space is the movement of the world. There is a difference between how everything seems and what everything is – the first one depends on the position while the latter is absolute. Positions are relative to each other, and one direction is either forward, backward or standing still depending on the position of its observer.  

An artwork is simultaneously a singular installation and part of a bigger one – there is space between and around it. Source alone produces real direction, while the medium has no direction, and the receiver gives an apparent direction 3 – the three actors, artist, artwork, and public, orientate themselves from their positions.

1. Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time, 1988
2. Milton Santos, The Nature of Space, 1996
3. Sir Oliver Lodge, The Ether of Space, 1909