In order to explore the notion of collective knowledge I will be writing this in the collective person>
The notion of “we” can be an interchangeable word that can encompass multiple meanings:
We = from Proto-Germanic wejes (I and another, or others)
We = from Gothic jus (you:plural)
We = from Old Church Slavonic ve (we too: suggesting consensus)
In order to compass the full meaning of the term in this context I will also refer to the idea of I as ego>
I = From Latin ego: Our perception of ourselves, or identity, based on an individual's thoughts, beliefs, attitudes and values. The sense of self acts as a tool that sorts through the difference between the individual and the external world.
Within this text, work refers to ideological ideas that form this art, labour refers to the activity and energy required to do work, and purpose refers to the art.
When encountering this work, we are invited to not only explore the explicit information that is being presented, but the space between this information.
In doing so, we will meet and create work.
In this labour of thinking, exploration and meaning making that is a composite of our (yours, mine, others) collective consciousness, unconscious impulses, and the constraints of society, we will also be confronted with the conflict of existence.
In this “created space of conflict”, where me meets as we, we simultaneously lose and gain understanding of ourselves and the world around us.
It is a dance
It is a negotiation
It is a conflict
It is a resolution
It is an ongoing process
: the ongoingness of the work (the ideological ideas that form the art) and labour (activity and energy required to do the work) is the art (purpose).