Clifford Borress

Idea and form coincide.

Coincidence need not be thought as conjunction.

Early conceptualism is marked by a tendency to think the coincidence of idea and form as conjunction.

Conjunction implies a clear relation between discrete things. These things in their difference along with the conjunction itself can be equally discerned.

The appearance of the idea in the form of the work delimits a relationship between discrete things (i.e. idea in form).

Conjunction grants centripetal or centrifugal force to the idea within the work.

Art eschews the logic of conjunction, yet conjunction appears within early conceptualism.

Statement is the appearance of the coincidence of idea and form as conjunction. Conjunction is the articulation of a statement.

Conjunction names the articulation of an idea independently of the actualization of form.

Post-conceptualism inhabits conjunction as an indeterminate space between idea and form, and it poeticizes this space.

Post-conceptualism poeticizes conjunction. As such, it treats indeterminacy as whole and as discrete.

In this approach, art is circumscribed as the space of indeterminacy between idea and form.

If the work is reduced to an idea, then its conjunction with form is superfluous; if the work is reduced to form, then its conjunction with an idea is superfluous.

"The idea is the artwork." This means that a coincidence of idea and form (i.e. one that is not a conjunction) implies that the actualization of the idea is concomitant with the articulation of form. Coincidence is the emergence of idea in the work.

Coincidence that is not a conjunction has no origin. The work gives nothing as a starting point, including anything determinate in how the work appears. It therefore appears to be nothing.

In a coincidence that is not a conjunction, idea and form are not discrete or determinant (nor are they discretely indeterminate).

Neither does indeterminacy lie between idea and form. Coincidence need not name indeterminacy as discrete.

If conjunction appeals to idea and form as determinate outside of the work, then coincidence has no sense of determinacy beyond what is actualized in the work.

In the actualization of idea and the articulation of form, actualization and articulation are indeterminate.

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