Reaching - The Analo.gos E Ching: 64 orij'n'l imajes and po.emz
About the Book
Sincron.Nis'tee: Reaching <I Ching> - The Analo.gos E Ching: 64 orij'n'l imajes and po.emz offers new insights into the ancient Book of Change, still used today extensively in both Modern China and the West as a source of enlightened thought; it offers a new way to engage the many new interpretations of the I Ching that are being published every year; it offers 64 art works and 64 poems completed as a singular body of work, the individual pieces of which raise parallel issues to those expressed in the I Ching; it offers a developed rendering of the AnalogosParadigm, a construct detailed in The Subject of Art in Process: Undressing the Emperor's Nude Close, that enables the reader to behold layers of ideas simultaneously; it offers the first extensive text ever to behold layers of ideas simultaneously; it offers the first extensive text ever to be written in ufi, Uze'r Frendlee Inglish, a notation system that invites the reader to hear echoes of sound that reverberate back to the voice of a speaker who writes to them; it is offered as a prototype of the iiae response process.
Sincron.Nis'tee: Reaching <I Ching> - The Analo.gos E Ching: 64 orij'n'l imajes and po.emz is the first full-fledged example of iiae, interActive interDisciplinary art education; education through art/art through education for the new millennium. The details of iiae are available in The Subject of Art in Process: Undressing the Emperor's Nude Close (ISBN 1-55212-327-8); ARTS Press @ Trafford
About the Author
Stanley Horner, formerly a Professor of Studio and Art Education at Concordia University, MontrŽal, grew up in the remote Upper Ottawa Valley, Canada; he currently resides with his wife in Victoria, BC, where he works with traditional and high-tech visual media, music and text; he has two children living in Montreal. Visit his website at members.shaw.ca/iiae/index.htm
Other books by Stanley Horner include: Orchestrating ArtEvents, The Subject of Art in Process. And Too Near by Far (available at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Synchronicity, Analogos I Ching also launches UFI (Uze'r Frendlee Inglish), into the public domain. UFI is a new notation system that is capable of carrying aspects of the vocal sounds of a speaker-of-English along with the meanings already possible when writing Standard English Text. UFI introduces only two rules that are completely new: 1) a vowel with a dot after it is pronounced as a long vowel sound (a-e-i-o-u as spoken when saying the alphabet); 2) a slur or short-short vowel (written as an apostrophe, mostly inside a word) is pronounced like the 'oo' in the word 'good' (in Canada). All the other basic 'roolz' are 'natural' to readers and writers of English; these rules are included in the AppendixÑwritten in UFI.
The Analogos I Ching numbers are different from those standardized in other I Ching texts; this became necessary because the Analogos paradigm insists on an order that helps users to remember patterns and understand the relationships between the different sites of the I Ching. For ease of translation between the two versions, they are juxtaposed on the back cover and on page 19.
A cursory look into the Analogos paradigm (concept map) is also offered; a more complete version, including many examples, can be found in: Horner, The Subject of Art in Process. Each site page, in Part iii, includes the title of the work, the verse, and both the Analogos I Ching number and the corresponding traditional I Ching number, along with examples of traditional titles and traditional interpretations. It is recommended that users consult at least one other I Ching text after consulting a site in Sinchro.Nis'tee / Synchroicity to extend the ideas; several resource I Ching texts are listed on page 171.
The new version of Sinchro.Nis'tee/Synchronicity (2004) includes a new format and many more and much larger illustrations. (There are now 136 as compared to 64 previously). The use of the ufi text is now focused on the poems and is used less elsewhere throughout the book. The inclusion of information about the ORG (Open Response Gallery) project was not possible in the earlier edition as it was only incorporated as a Non-Profit Society in 2003. Accordingly, the iiae response process (briefly outlined on page187) can hopefully encourage the development of a community of voices. Readers are invited to submit work to the ArtBankORG and as such can become a part of the Open Response movement. Brief notes on the orientation of the ORG Project are on pages 168, 169, and information about the submission process is included on page 187. For information about the internet version of this Reaching I Ching series of artworks and poems, readers can gain access to the project through the Trafford or Horner web site:members.shaw.ca/iiae/index.htm
Sample of UFI textold time-old rock-stay
let not a million millennia or a passing day
touch your cool or change your was
lost in a lasting-long decay
between the jaws of death gone by
and birth to be
let not a million millennia or a passing day
touch your cool or change your way
bedrock sinks our years of news-
yet to come-they too outwait-
our lasting flow
before their slumber's done