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FLUIDS AND TURBULENCE:
DEBT PAID TO HERACLITUS

The written bulletin, starting with the premise of “:mentalKLINIK is open from 4 to 8 pm., every month during 2008” points out to a new artistic experience. The exhibition which will be open during certain times will also have fluidity in time. We’ve known the relation between change and temporality since Heraclitus. Antiquity thinking had created the saying of “everything flows”. Heraclitus the Ephesian, “on those who step in the same river, different and different waters flow” (12nd Fragment). In another proposition, fragmentary writing continues: “We step and do not step into the same river, we are and are not”. Also written in 12nd Fragment that “and spirits born out of the moist”. With his words, would it be possible to make an equation between the evaporation of spirits and the continuity of reasons? The beings of temps humid and human body covered with water carry the reason. So, he has written: “Death, for spirits, is to transform into water; and for water, it is to become earth. Water is born out of earth, and spirit is out of water”. Therefore, the reason remains in the fluid waters, while everything lying down is disappearing.

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FLUIDS AND TURBULENCE:
DEBT PAID TO HERACLITUS
Ali Akay, March, 2008
Independent Curator / Philosopher

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