Taking risks

We should carefully consider the responsibility of perception. When we perceive, we decide: we never innocently pose our senses upon the world, as soon as we perceive we superimpose our Aesthetic strategy, wich is our way of being. Heinz von Foerster use to  say it very simply: “When we offer an indecent image to someone’s attention and we ask for a comment, we receive back some precise information about this person’s way of seeing and no information at all about the image itself”. Beauty doesn’t help our responsible engagement. Beauty often seems perfect in its closure and we don’t dare to add any further element. Aesthetic Intelligence is based on this bravery: we have to take risks, if we want to live the world. Appropriation could lead to disharmony but it is always better than a nice postcard.

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