Paul Sharits (1943-1993), Untitled (handwritten notes, Explanations/Suspicions), 1968-1971; ink on graphite paper, 11 x 8 1/2 inches; Gift of Christopher and Cheri Sharits, 2006
I - Why 6 screens?
- to generate concept of flow/stream rather than the element water.
- need at least 2 screens: one which affirms the elements
"water" and one affirming the element film-going-past-lens.
- need space for undulating sound current-lines.
II - Why not 5 screens?
because then divisional points are included in the map
---- ---- ---- ---- ----= 1/2 = differntiates 1 part form the other 4 parts
---- ---- ----/---- ---- ---- = 1/2
Wittgenstein MATH: pg 47
I-165. What, then--does it [math logic] just twist + turn about within these
rules?--It forms ever new rules: as always building new
roads for traffic; by extending the network of the old ones.
I-166. But then doesn't it need a sanction for this? Can it extend
the network arbitrarily? Well, I could say: a mathematician is
* always inventing new forms of description. Some, stimulated by
practical needs, others, from aesthetic needs, --and yet others in a
variety of ways. And here imagine a landscape gardner
designing paths for the layout of a garden; it may well be that
he draws them on a drawing board merely as ornamental
* strips without the slightest though of someone's sometime walking
I-167. The mathematician is an inventor, not a discoverer."
Paul Sharits (1943-1993), STREAM:SECTION:SIX:SECTION EP (folder), 1968; standard paper folder, 12 x 9 1/2 inches; Gift of Christopher and Cheri Sharits, 2006