Sunday, January 3, 2010

(re)tension and the (pro)tension: proportion

By: Maria Odete Madeira

“Quidquid recipitur ad modum recipientis recipitur”

Medieval adage that synthesizes an eidos of proportion: whatever is received, is received according to the mode of receiving of the receiver.

The (re)tension and the (pro)tension (from the Latin tensio) can consistently be synthesized, in an abstract language, as primitive notions for the gathering and utilization of information, in the assumption that the patterns that configure the systems incorporate, in their formative nature, mechanisms of potential rotative projective resonance, linked to the reflexibility of the systems, with appetence and capability to place in relation that which, in the systems, is the act made proportionately available as presence to the potency (semper quod ens) and that, because of that, determines it.

In the retension: the game, the rules, the names, the verbs, the signs, the meanings, the desires, the will, the rhythms, the myths, the rites, the potency…; in the protension: the act, the fact, the event, the fatum…