Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Just looking at Surrealism, parallel worlds and tapping into ones subconscious...... I found a bunch of images also that i think relate to the urban project. The text is form variouse sites that i was looking at.

Because my ideas are taking such a surreal and dream like form I think this might be a good road to go down. Most of the time i don't even think about it they just come and go.  I just let it flow..

How do you know if you are tapping into your subconscious?

Surrealist Bird
Though the eggs are long gone (stolen
by bluejays, sucked dry, shelved away
on high branches), the poem
still sits its nest of words.
Something will hatch.
The poem makes its way, gliding,
among the city's canyons
and spires, throws down the anchor
of a single, sharp cry.
Something will die.
The sky peels away in shreds
as the poem flies, ever careful
to move away from those bare patches,
doorways, those mouths.
-James Sallis

Where Can You See Parallel Worlds?
Art got the answer: Surreal art is characterized by images that come directly from the subconscious mind. As known in metaphysics, the subconscious mind is the medium through which our souls are connected to universal wisdom. Universal wisdom is an infinite pool that contains all information and endless possibilities.
The art world, especially the surreal, visionary and fantasy genres, suggest a glimpse into the vast range of possibilities that exist beyond normal human perception. Some surrealist artists are, in fact, sort of clairvoyants who absorb images from alternate forms of being. According to social perception, they "capture" visuals through channeling.
The artistic Simulation:
[Jacek_Yerka_epitafium.jpg]Look at Salvador Dali's paintings "The Dream" and "The Temptation of St. Anthony": What if his vivid surreal imagination" describes an alternate reality where such scenes take place?
Rene Magritte's painting "The human Condition" is a clear illustration of one plane (The image on the canvas) merges with another (The actual landscape in the back). Magritte's famous "Chateau des Pyrenees" depicts a huge rock floating over the ocean, with a castle built on its top.
Well – everybody knows that a huge boulder cannot float in the air – but can this scene be possible in a dimension that has a different set of physical laws?
Remedios Varo, a Mexican surrealist, is a terrific example of a clairvoyant artist. Her paintings depict a series of fantasy scenes that seem to be taken from alternate worlds: Look at her painting "The Alchemist" and see reality extending from one dimension to another.
Another member of this group of artists is Orna ben-Shoshan, a fascinating self-taught visionary artist. Her paintings originate from a mysterious, far-out world and reveal colorful esoteric occurrences, in which creatures and objects interact in unpredictable ways. The metaphysical atmosphere in her creations draws the viewer into a journey through alternative realities. As a life-long student of Kabbalah and mysticism, Orna has always been fascinated with the gateway points – the borders between different dimensions. Her artwork reflects a wide range of potentials, as she explores the different aspects of transformation from one form of existence to another. Here are a few examples that illustrate her inductions: In her painting "shedding Heavy Traces", two figures are carrying a person whose upper body emerges from an open carrier. The person is on his way "out" of this world – he is on the verge of leaving this realm of existence (death) and progresses into another dimension. His lower body has already disappeared into what can be interpreted as "nothingness". On his departure he drops away heavy packages that symbolize the material load he had to carry throughout his life in the physical realm. The painting "Four Twin Souls" depicts four figures, that exist in one dimension, and being spiritually fed by their clone entities that live in another dimension.
Orna's painting "Departure" shows a woman carrying a pod, approaching a staircase through which she will embark on her travel into another dimension. The angel at the top of the staircase unveils the passage to her.
In her painting "The Elevator" two figures are carried in a wooden box over a hallucinated plane. Their faces are covered so that they can't see the journey's track. A winged figure carries the cargo through air. This is a scene that deals with metaphysical transformation – as the passengers in the box are being moved from one level of consciousness to the other.
Travelling through air, diffusing from one plane into another, riding a floating structure, opening a door to the void, climbing a staircase, or dissolving landscapes - there are many possible ways shown by art as a means to pass into alternate dimensions. If you are curious about the worlds beyond – this is the place to see  them.
As the human memories of parallel life forms fade when a soul is reincarnated into a new physical body, glimpses of memory may appear in our minds time and again, for a fraction of a second. Capture these visions! These moments of enlightenment come to remind us that our earthly life is just one of infinite possibilities in the mighty universe that created us.
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Surrealism was developed by the 20th-century literary and artistic movement. The surrealist movement of visual art and literature, flourished in Europe between World Wars I and II. Surrealism grew principally out of the earlier Dada movement, which before World War I produced works of anti-art that deliberately defied reason; but Surrealism emphasis was not on negation but on positive expression. The movement represented a reaction against what its members saw as the destruction wrought by the "rationalism" that had guided European culture and politics in the past and had culminated in the horrors of World War I. According to the major spokesman of the movement, the poet and critic André Breton, who published "The Surrealist Manifesto" in 1924, Surrealism was a means of reuniting conscious and unconscious realms of experience so completely, that the world of dream and fantasy would be joined to the everyday rational world in "an absolute reality, a surreality." Drawing heavily on theories adapted from Sigmund Freud, Breton saw the unconscious as the wellspring of the imagination. He defined genius in terms of accessibility to this normally untapped realm, which, he believed, could be attained by poets and painters alike. This movement continues to flourish at all ends of the earth. Continued thought processes and investigations into the mind produce today some of the best art ever seen.

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