- Began with Aristotle and passing through Kant.
- Ontological – questions around the being of something – taking into account categories such as how it was produced. – The complexities.
- Instead of answering everything, you’re questioning something more intensely – more of a discussion is created.
- There’s never one way of doing something.
- Painting and system – what constitutes a theory of painting – the choice of where to paint/what onto/what pushes you to make those decisions? – What are you aiming at?
- “It’s the same thing for the critique as it is the artist” – You can depict something from initial encounter. You’re continuing to learn more about the work, the more you look into something.
Louis Althusser is a relatively radical theorist with a differential specificity theory which poses a question of needing the text for in relation to it’s object. Surely you need the context to handle the object? Geology – Poetry: Which do you need within the discourse of the object?
He is basically getting us the question everything – the language of how we use things. Ontologically redefining ourselves.
eg. before there is even a chair, there was things such as a set up guarantee? Things which form the metal/structure. Manufactured structure?
-In order for something being to get somewhere, it must have been deeply researched/analysed.