Self-denial Practice (ideal) 1

media/size: HD video/ 2-hour loop

Self-denial Practice (ideal) is my first video work which was made as the negation of Self-denial Practice (physical).

Self-denial Practice (physical) consists of collages of trashy stuff and paintings which don't have any meaning.
Since 2014, I have made more than 100 fragments of collage, as an alternative approach that makes rigorously distinctions from my conceptual works with the intent to exclude logicality, which means negation of my intelligence.
That is, the operation is letting myself know the paradox that I have defined the purpose of my conceptual works as ‘disorganization of the value of language’ by using language with some senses outside of language (means anti-logical aesthetic decision).
And it has been intended to let the both sides (‘definitions by language’ and ‘senses outside of language’) compete dialectically each other inside of myself. This can be paraphrased, in the actual activity, as follow: the negation of intelligence = logicality, brings forth personal illogical aesthetics. Because the action to collage actual=physical trashes, links my innate personal existence.

As mentioned in the opening sentence, Self-denial Practice (ideal) is approach to negate the ‘pure sense = illogical aesthetic’ that are affirmed once as above, on Self-denial Practice (physical.
The simple figures (100 quadrangles) consist of elements determined by random numbers that were generated by a computer with programming made by myself. There is nothing related to my personal aesthetics.
Concretely, the length of 4 sides of the quadrangles and the colors of them were determined by random numbers, as an artifice to exclude my personal aesthetics as much possible as I can, I set the total of the ratio of the length of 4 sides of the quadrangles as 100, and the total of the value of CMYK is 300% with no exception. That is also, the practice to question if we feel the variations of figures that have no specific characteristics and have only a slight range of changes are beautiful, where we can find the evidence on. That is worth pursuing.
In this work, there are no elements to link to physical existence. That's why that I use the word ‘ideal’ on the title. And that is the reason why I chose video media for this realization.

However, on this work, I use [3) applying ‘indeterminacy/contingency’] from the definitions that were negated on Self-denial Practice (physical).

The following movie is 6-minute excerpt (54-60mins) of the work which has total 2 hours duration.

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