Syllogium [Hyperbolics] A Conceptual Proposal in Three Acts

by Nikola Gradinski

illustrator Nikola Gradinski

Issue V



i] The Nullzone

A blank page. The unimaginable and ungraspable emptiness of the void. The cool warmth of the sounds of nothingness resonate in beautiful harmonic complexity leading nowhere. 

Distant points begin to illuminate the darkness, it becomes clearer. The points are lines, constantly reforming. It is difficult to position this flux within a scale of time and place. They continuously form and reform, creating structures, shapes sometimes almost discernible as patterns, then subside. Almost rhythmically they reemerge, to become something else. Could it be possible to identify the same fragment twice? Within the movement, tendencies can be traced out, one could describe this phenomenon as vectoral intent. But they disperse too quickly. They are slippery, difficult to isolate. 

These lines of intent are similar to others but subtle differences can be observed, slight variations in timing, frequency, even direction. It becomes apparent that what appeared to be distinct and individual threads are in fact reflections of the same thread. But the reflections start to display distinct behaviors within their similarity. That is to say, the same structures form new structures by reflecting themselves. It is natural to trace the source of the threads. Perhaps they have just emerged, or may have been in a state of developmental flux for some time. In any case, the relationship between longevity and complexity is brought into focus here. They may not be directly proportional. In fact, there may be no relationship whatsoever. Older filaments may have developed greater densities, but not in a spatial sense. The denser structures may resemble the less dense ones but in some cases occupy less space. The question of spatial dimension here is addressed in a metaphorical sense. 

This somewhat abstruse analog may be applied to the approach of ideas from seemingly different sources. Although the traditional notions of polarity may not apply here, and they fail to accurately account for the perceived sameness of the precepts. So the result is a quasi antipolaric dissonance or (adissonant harmonic). It is therefore possible that multiple ideas can be proposed from different sources, but have the same inherent mass, spatial dimension, and even directional intent (vector). However the predisposed resultants may end up in different metaconceptual locations. 

The lack of polaric distinctiveness in these cases may cause some distortion (or occlusion) of the idea of so-called values of morality. This makes it particularly difficult to identify the intrinsic integrity of an idea, cluster of ideas or their related sources of intent and the entities they may be associated with. The question of organizational models within the framework of ideas so far set forth seems to be relevant from this point on. 


ii] Null Redux and folds within the zone

Circular arguments, repetition, cyclical discourse. Familiar concepts. Counterpoint. The search for value in seemingly valueless information. Repeated ideas, like an image reproduced multiple times begin to fade, or rather exhibit the effects of wear, or usage. This raises questions about the morphological qualities of the overall organizational entity that begins to emerge as the sequence progresses. Circular geometries and closed loops presuppose a certain determinism, or inferred conclusion. However they also offer the possibility of continuance, rebirth and longevity. Along the surface of the circular discussion are an infinite string of constant collisions of beginning and end. A further analysis may reveal multiple circular vortices forming along the main branch of an idea. The frequency of the collisions may create a directional variable introducing momentum to the circle. It is thus necessary to discuss moment dynamics which may be present in each of the structures. 

Between instances spaces may result due to incidental residual formation. They may be utilized by natural or artificial means. Their characteristics exhibit similarities to eddies, thus allowing the possibility of usage, although as with eddies, turbulence may be present. These eddies create distortions that may disrupt the momentum of the original structures, potentially destabilizing them. Within these distortions, folds may be observed, as structural layers compress one upon the other, creating further isomorphic formations. Instability that results from such changes can result in collapse or at the very least, shifts due to an unbalanced mass. Temporary paths are thus created linking the structures, but are subject to constant reconfiguration. 

These forces can and do vary in intensity from structure to structure, creating in addition to the kinetic qualities now imbued, a magnitude of gravitation, the effect of which generates an outcome resembling a replication shift or drift. 

Gravitational effects within these organizations may give rise to wave phenomena, which in turn effect the structural equilibriums that have been established giving rise to amplification and resonance. Some structures may as a result experience exponential expansion, leading to the inevitable resultant of the arrival at [critical mass]. It is at this point that the determinism which has up until now characterized the circular structure by definition, seems uncertain. The following chain of events is no longer predictable. Total collapse, or transmutation remain possibilities. However, the determination of polarity as previously defined, in a positive or negative sense could go either way. In essence the situation is dynamically unstable, or unbalanced. Under any circumstance this is undesirable, as the essential chaos of the potential as yet unformed event-in-stasis at the critical moment is unknowable. On the other hand the counter effect, or alternate possibility in this situation, is implosive entropy and slow decay, which would seem to be equally undesirable. 


At a different scale, applying the reflection model, the flux of circular, or cyclical, structures approach zero dependant on the rate of momentum. Extrapolated onto a multi axial platform, there are many strings approaching intersecting axes, on a non-symmetrical basis, the result of which is an evolving dense continuum constantly in flux. When dealing with models of reflection, the distinction needs to be made between surfaces with different values of reflectivity. The transition from the structural to the surface has implications for the entire system as this allows mass modification of the volumetric structure as related to the parameters of the surface. Multiple reflection surfaces also tend to exhibit a fading of subsequent instances, and using this effect it may be possible to trace the source of the original object. This introduces a temporal aspect to the quality of the surfaces. The later the instance of the reflective material, the older the structure. This paradox refers to the circular geometry concept, but also indicates a directional aspect to the structure's temporal rotation vector. 

Variations in the reflective parameters of the surfaces should also be taken into account. Distortions due to surface fluctuation result in new types of structures being formed while reflective inversions can have an impact on the nature of these structures. 


iii] Inevitability, flux modification and energetic deflection

Observing the flux of structures and systems, intermingling and rotating about their various points of origin, there is a certain determinism in action, albeit of a seemingly random and chaotic variety. Nonetheless, left to its own devices, such a system is doomed to a blind existence, ever going forward into oblivion. 

In order to break the deterministic cycle, the role of intent within this flux needs to be examined. An attempt may be made to engineer or steer resultant situations by the construction of systems of deflection, which would at first act on the paths of energy inherent in the systems. Through the intelligent application of these deflectors, a conceptual framework may be constructed which does not act as an inert edifice, but adapts itself and provides the substrate for the free flow of energies into a channeled multiplicity of spontaneous effervescence, allowing for an infinite number of unexpected positive events to follow, which in turn result in part in the evolution and adaptation of the deflector system itself, making it in effect, self sustaining. 

The addition of multiple intervening deflection systems begins a network of energetic nodes, which can be interconnected. Gradual shifts in the structural composition of the flux localized to the area of action begin to effect the larger field. The order of magnitude of the momentum of the field may seem to render any attempt at modification futile. It is here that slow scale evolution, visible on a micro scale, becomes important. Interconnection of the nodes, acting individually and part of a larger system simultaneously, increases momentum for modification of the causal blockades inherent in circular systems, in effect forcing them to open. This process is not without difficulty given the fixed magnetion inherent in the flux. 

Through the construction and activation of these deflection systems, an immediate and radical shift occurs in the local area, opening the possibility for new geometric typologies that do not exhibit the character of closed systems and allow for the unlocking of creative potentialities.

The creation of areas of unpredictability is not without risk. A poorly conceived structure, or one constructed with questionable intent could have disastrous effects on the surrounding flux, causing cascade collapses or unintended structural mutations. The polarity of intent could also prove difficult to control, leading to problematic scenarios. Failing strategies can be avoided and if needed, and even reversed by the proper application of restorative measures within each malfunctioning component. 

The experiential consequences of any intervention should be considered carefully. These conditions once created or set in motion influence the structural motion of the entire system. The characteristics of the instantaneous moment spread out in all directions effecting the system in all aspects of its existence, similar to folds and waves in an interwoven fabric, constantly shifting in color and pattern. This places particular significance on the focal point of intervention, or point of reference of the experiential entity. Paradoxically, again, this absolute point exists outside of the polarized rotations inherent to systemic constructs, and occupies many different locations, simultaneously being the same point and not. It is here in these location[s] that the potential exists to make a difference, the potential to transmute the mundane into the divine. 


It is not for the singularity to determine a static order of things, a path onto which the flux is set, plunging inexorably into the night, but for the infinite to become the creators, and discover God in the Machine.  


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