nowless
ness



2017 – ongoing

Wave of neoconservatism, fascism and xenophobia, ecological catastrophe, possible upcoming diplomatic and military conflicts, even the rapid development of artificial intelligence, these all are concepts bringing catastrophic scenarios for the future of the planet. Uncertainty has become a distinctive feature of modern times, whether on the basis of individual survival or the overall progress of Western society, when overexposed individualism as well as self‑centered capitalism have not much space to develop more.

The term ‘nowlessness’ (made up by the author) refers to the absence of our knowledge of the upcoming events and their time anchor, at the same time it denounces the ‘timelessness’ of these events, which are going on continuously or in historical cycles, it says to live the present moment by direct negation, in the context of the photographic media it even denies the act of taking pictures as a form of recording. The visual photographic language is deliberately chosen not to bind to a specific epoch in the development of photo media or fine art. The versatility of this type of aesthetics aims to keep the created photographs without the possibility of their future anchoring in time — as this photographic approach existed, exists and probably will exist, the author refers to the past, the present and the future.

The experience of liberation, of the current situation, atmosphere of the space. Eternal and persistent thought of our existence and acts being connected throughout time and space, while everything has a cause, reaction and meaning. According to theoretical physics, the object does no longer carry energy and/or impact. Instead, it is the wave assigned to matter. The matter is getting dissolved in the system of corresponding waves, which are the elements creating completely new view on the microworld. This has been described by Max Planck. In the general theory of relativity Albert Einstein ascribed dynamic relationship between time and space. The fourth dimension became geometric and epistemological quality. Since then, time is no longer considered as linear quantity. While asking what is real(ity) and where we are, there is now a question
— WHAT IS PRESENT?

Ľuboš Kotlár, Beata Jablonská