Perception is creation. Sensory information that reaches the human brain must be organized and interpreted into the rich world we perceive. The mind fills this gap between physical signals and experienced reality with perceptual creations. As the mind acts on sensory signals, so too can artists work physical materials and phenomena to shape the signals our senses receive. We craft consciousness of our own perceptual processing, creating artworks that enable us to perceive our own perception. Environment and experience are revealed as two poles of a creative process. If perception is a creative act, experience is the art.
ZERO artists pioneered the generative dynamic between perception and phenomena, especially in the realms of light, movement and vision. We build on their tradition of phenomena as media, art as coordination of mental and physical forces, perception as a source of both art and science, and outer creations as a means to shaping our inner lives.
We who live in a world where science and technology act on us ask: how can we combine art, science and technology to act on our worlds of experience, to remix, modulate, and bring into presence that very relationship between self and environment that defines our sensing lives? We use scientific knowledge and technologies as we engage artistic sensibility and purpose. We work at the juncture of the phenomenological and physical, forming new perceptions. From this experiential ground, we originate thoughts and thought structures. We build new conceptual order beyond oppositional thinking, realizing consonance between each other and between human and natural worlds.
ZERO is not empty. ZERO is not nothing. ZERO directs our attention to the fullness of what cannot be contained in words. If we are quiet, if we see, touch and hear with full attention, we experience the mind and material world before they are named, before they are two. This state of becoming, the vividness of human being, is equally a source of science and art, an endless beginning and Infinite ZERO.