April 20, 2016
By Marina Albu
Scientist as Artist as Believer as Pursuer
The paper presents a type of being in the world, which I entitle the artist-scientist mode, a way of reacting to presence, event and occurrence, a paragon of existence. I am questioning the way of seeing and perceiving the world, the manners in which connections are made between aspects of the material surrounding us.
I am also focusing on needs and play and different modes of reacting to the observations we make, the solutions we propose, the jokes we make and about seriousness-ing joke and play or prolonging play on a lifetime run. Also, aspects of social skills, autistic approach, the relationship with oneself, listening and reinterpreting are placed in the spotlight for a better understanding of the artist-scientist way.
While a regular person would pass by going directly towards a task earlier self-proposed, not observing details, the view of an artist-scientist would stay and focus on every new or old piece of information, seeing it from different angles, trying to understand it and its mechanisms, translating the information into larger or smaller scale phenomenons, comparing it to other forms of manifestation, to historical aspects or to personal experiences.
The artist-scientist gaze is one of the triggers of creativity, doubled by the patience, the pausing of everything else, of the everyday life and needs, the immersion in the problem or object of astonishment. While observing the wonders, the scientist-artist knows that the unbelievable is possible and explainable, even if, sometimes, it takes hundreds of questions and thoughts and possibilities, and other times just following the stream of the unconscious push in acting, without knowing exactly why you do, where the inspiration came from, and which is the exact purpose of doing.