Rhizome – The Promised Garden
29 May 2013
* This is an ongoing and fluid blog-post, continually updated and edited. The post collates texts, notes, reprints, interviews, photographs, drawings and recordings produced by NERO.
Rhizome is a collateral project of critique focused on hidden and inner visions, inspired by Claudio Rocchetti’s The Promised Garden.
Curated by NERO with the involvement of a group of artists, observers and photographers, this online project will be a continous and dynamic gaze that will focus on events taking place in the garden.
“Find Manzoni, now, outside the academy. Outside the story.
Remove in part, the deserved cobwebs. And try to play, with a monolithe of literature. I cant say that this is a game deserved on his part; too many hours spent smashing the nose to brag credits.
Dear Manzoni, this is a gift. A new garden, live, born from dying words.
Accused by generations of students, here’s another chance to defend himself.
Something will come from this fake space yet alive? ”
*Music, states of happiness, mythology, faces belabored by time, certain twilights and certain places try to tell us something, or have said something we should not have missed, or are about to say something; this imminence of a revelation which does not occur is, perhaps, the aesthetic phenomenon.
(J.L. Borges, The Wall and the Books, 1950)
“The necessary tendency of all natural science is thus to move from nature to intelligence. This and nothing else is at the bottom of the urge to bring theory into the phenomena of nature. – The highest consummation of natural science would be the complete spiritualising of all natural laws into laws of intuition and thought. The phenomena (the matter) must wholly disappear, and only the laws (the form) remain. Hence it is, that the more lawfulness emerges in nature itself, the more the husk disappears, the phenomena themselves become more mental, and at length vanish entirely. The phenomena of optics are nothing but a geometry whose lines are drawn by light, and this light itself is already of doubtful materiality. In the phenomena of magnetism all material traces are already disappearing, and in those of gravitation, which even scientists have thought it possible to conceive of merely as an immediate spiritual influence, nothing remains but its law, whose largescale execution is the mechanism of the heavenly motions. – The completed theory of nature would be that whereby the whole of nature was resolved into an intelligence.”
(Friedrich Schelling, System of Trascendental Philosophy , 1800, introduction)