It's common to perceive the border as a watershed between one state and the other. But if you look at the border in retrospective, you will see that moment as time duration, as intensity by which the object has been changed. A1 turned into A2. The borderline separating A1 from A2 is a condition, a convention, a discreetness we have agreed upon and that doesn't actually exist. All that exists in practice is time duration, the intensity of the event that pushes us forward like a wave, leaving behind the people we used to be. The Becoming is a mechanism. It invites the viewer to cross the border between what we call the real, the imaginary, and the virtual worlds. It refers us to ritual practices, where the participant of the action crosses the border, and, because one is immersed into the ritual, one is unable to get out of it. The tissue of the imaginary is woven from the threads of the real; the external reflects the internal, and the internal is made from the external. With lines of intensity, the real and the virtual affect each other, changing the overall reality that we all live in.
On the one hand, the VR universe I am creating can be easily read using the everyday language, but on the other hand it is leak-proof. Similarly to Bacon's pictures, it flickers between what can be identified and what cannot be formulated. It does not dictate a specific interpretation. It gives the viewer the freedom of intellectual action by creating the affect. Affect is an important concept to understand the becoming and the perception of the borderline. Gilles Deleuze calls affect a duration, based on Spinoza's work. A transition. Spinoza, in turn, derives from the Stoics for whom the entire world was in development, in a continuous rearrangement of borders. Deleuze calls borders the limits of compositional integrity, and recalls the questions of the classics: «What is the border of an object? Where are those borders? And what if it's a forest? Where is the border of the forest? A forest is defined by its potency, its intensities. How far can you go?» Stoics «Where does the light begin and end? The light goes as far as its potency» Neoplatonists Therefore he criticizes the concept of the «borderline.» He introduces that concept into situations where it becomes no longer valid. In this project, I suggest my own interpretation of the «borderline» as a state of increased intensity. It doesn't exist in the logic of becoming, but it is present in the logic of difference where A1 does not equal A2. We can feel it right here, right now as The Becoming.Download of PC