Our Philosophy of Art
Human beings are inimitable at creating patterns. Almost everything that can be known to us, we are able to, one way or another, lead to a common denominator. In the course of our evolution this propensity to find patterns in meaningless noise, which some scientists refer to as patternicity, has helped us survive many a woe. However, in addition to instances of false cognition, the mechanism has an indirect side effect termed agenticity, or tendency to infer agency behind those patterns.
For centuries art has been the victim of such apophenia. It has been perceived as the bridge between the real world and the world beyond, when its true meaning lies in connection to not what may or may not exist, but what doesn’t. The power of art is not in its capacity for imagination, but in its impossibility. Art is a gesture into the void.