The author`s philosophical and fine art discourse on space and its antithesis non-space:
“With deductive reduction as methodological philosophical tool, I exclude perspective (by limitation to zero) out of our cognitive real space. Apart from perspective, after exclusion of light, the derivation of such exclusion should be unrecognizable absolute abstraction of space. That is the black and white plane. Limitation of perspective and light to zero results in absolute abstraction of space.
By the proposed definition absolute abstraction of space does not present or withhold any real time; time is limited to zero. The antithesis of real space is anti-space which I call NON-SPACE│ZeroSPACE.
An analogous and anticipated issue is the idea of consciousness, which is basically coded by our presentiment of space. By exclusion of the basic code, the basic reader of the space, that is perspective, cognitive space is excluded from our presentment, leading to basic flux of unaware consciousness which is defined by zero experience and a zero cognitive process.”
© Branko Cvetkovic
“The recipe of work of art…There must be a clear preoccupation with death – intimations of mortality…Tragic art, romantic art, etc. deals with the knowledge of death.” Mark Rothko, Address to Pratt Institute, 1958. (Robert Rosenblum, The Abstraction of Landscape From Northern Romanticism to Abstract Expresionism, Fundacion Juan March, 2007. ISBN:978-84-7075-549-1)
Cvetkovic develops his thesis in elaboration of NON-SPACE│ZeroSPACE: “The elementary conception of abstract in the total structure of human consciousness is the idea of death. This is presented in the most symbolic manner through a cycle of seven photographs, each depicting a forehead of a dead person with eyes post-mortem, wide open. This is the most abstract way of symbolizing human presentiment of space, time and consciousness or, on the contrary, it inhibits and presents human inability to comprehend the nonexistence of space, time and consciousness. In the structure of human consciousness the idea of death is the most common, basic physical and abstract denotation of non-space and zero time.”
© Branko Cvetkovic