Meditation on Don Quixote 1 / ドンキホーテを巡る思索1

 

How many trees make up a forest? How many houses a city? As the peasant from Poitiers sang,
“La hauter des maisons
empeche de voir la ville,”
or, as the Germanic proverb goes, one cannot see the forest for the trees. Forest and city are two things essentially deep, and depth is fatally condemned to become a surface if it wants to be visible.
いったい、何本の木があれば森になるのだろう?そしていくつの家で町となるのか?ポワティエの百姓の歌うところによれば、
「家々の高さが、町を見るのを妨げる」
のである。またゲルマン民族の格言は、木を見て森を見ず、と言う。森と町は本質的に深遠なものであって、もしその深さが自己を顕したいのなら、宿命的に、表面的なものに変わらなければならない。
(「ドンキホーテをめぐる思索」オルテガ・イー・ガゼット著、佐々木孝訳、1987年)

Don Quixote’s Shirt-less shirt / ドン・キホーテのシャツレスシャツ

Space between object and object, texts and texts, word and word.

The space between object and object is not always a void but there is imaginary space that we can construct. The Shirt-less shirt attempts to seek for this unseen space. “Double-child” represents the third existence between two children. Doll designed by Hans Bellmer also connotes this.

In terms of topological sense, coffee cup and donut, which are different geometry and separated objects in real space, are not distinguished. Idea of homotopy, continuous deformation of geometry, allow us to imagine the gaps between the objects.

In our imagination there is continuous deformation between two (or more) objects of interpretation of environmental but this is not generallized or visualised.

The Shirt-less shirt attempt to visualise the space that is not seen, or missing.

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