A Sense of Relatedness | Beziehungsweisen — Annual publication 2022

Verlag für moderne Kunst, Vienna, 2023
Paperback with open thread stitching, 19 × 26 cm, 88 pages, numerous color illustrations
ISBN 978-3-903439-96-2

Editors: Gudrun Ratzinger & Franz Thalmair
Texts: Tim Ingold, Gudrun Ratzinger & Franz Thalmair
Translation: Christine Schöffler & Peter Blakeney | www.whysociety.org
Inserted posters: Birgit Knoechl, Simona Koch, Riccardo Giacconi, Jojo Gronostay
Graphic design: Studio Kehrer | www.studiokehrer.at

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Bringing Things to Life
Material Flux and Creative Entanglements
By Tim Ingold

In his notebooks, the painter Paul Klee repeatedly insisted, and demonstrated by example, that the processes of genesis and growth that give rise to forms in the world we inhabit are more important than the forms themselves. “Form is the end, death,” he wrote. “Form-giving is movement, action. Form-giving is life.”1 This, in turn, lay at the heart of his celebrated “Creative Credo” of 1920: “Art does not reproduce the visible but makes visible.”2 It does not, in other words, seek to replicate finished forms that are already settled, whether as images in the mind or as objects in the world. It seeks, rather, to join with those very forces that bring form into being. Thus, the line grows…