Unconcealedness series explores our world of systems by visually mapping connections and patterns to uncover the underlying paradigms that create the system’s goals, rules, structures, and parameters. For UNCONCEALEDNESS, I start with a common event — the manufacture of a plastic bottle – and map out the interconnections (or junctions) between structure and behavior set into motion by a this simple product. In doing so, I give attention and awareness to that which is hidden or concealed.
As Martin Heidegger says: “…aletheia is the truth that first appears when something is seen or revealed. It is to take out of hiddenness to uncover. It is not something that is connected with that which appears. Allowing something to appear is then the first act of truth; for example, one must give attention to something before it can be a candidate for any further understanding, for any understanding of space it must first somehow appear. Untruth, then, is something concealed or disguised.”