Monday, March 24, 2014

Povey and Bergson: matter&memory.

Edward Povey has a collage like element to his work, I don't think it's coincidental that it also has a super natural quality, the spirit brings together things that are otherwise divided by space and time. I think that this is a clue to what it means for God to be outside of time. Paradoxically it also illustrates how deeply connected the spirit is to space and time, it's as if dreams are just the cutting up of these two things. Many theorists have pointed out this connection between matter&memory indeed the philosopher Henry Bergson thought this was essentially what the human soul is, matter&memory.  Personally I think there's more to it. My impression of most spiritual people in general is that they think there's less to it.