[ TELEOLOGY ]

 

 

Teleology” is an installation that appropriates a number of small, old  television monitors and space. The television monitors are crucially  placed in a loosely defined space, designating that way relations 
and  operations. Their placement is such that the content of one becomes    the cause and effect of the other. The emerging arrangement, always  in the particular space that will be given to us, will flirt with    
the concepts of circle and circularity.  Though static, the television  monitors allow a swirling flow of energy into the space. The audience  treats the concepts of cause and effect in a spontaneous manner, 
the  general concept of cause though remains clouded and shady, as in the  real world.



The work is based on  and inspired by the thought of Aristotle.
According to  Aristotle, nature, but also the work of men, appears to be animated  by a certain type of final causes. An animal or an object will  maintain this structure to serve 
a very basic function. The concept  of cause, which in ancient Greece is called end, constitutes the basis for the comprehension and interpretation of the  cosmos. Aristotle's 
preoccupation with the way the world functions  will lead him inevitably to the significance of end (cause). Final causes do however come in conflict with necessity a  numerous times. 
It is not unusual to witness quite often the  restrictions and the insufficiencies of organisms or human work.  Nevertheless, several phenomena can be sufficiently explained 
through  items of final causes, although necessity is deemed appropriate to explain such in the first place.