Michael Schwab is an artist and artistic researcher who interrogates post-conceptual uses of technology in a variety of media including photography, drawing, printmaking and installation art. He holds a PhD in photography from the Royal College of Art, London, that focuses on post-conceptual post-photography and artistic research methodology. He is co-initiator and inaugural Editor-in-Chief of JAR, the Journal for Artistic Research.
Michael Schwab untersucht die post-konzeptionelle Verwendung von Technologie in einer Reihe von Medien. Sein PhD, den er am Royal College of Art in London erworben hat, beschäftigt sich mit post-konzeptioneller Post-Fotografie und Methodologien künstlerischer Forschung. Er ist einer der Initiatoren und Herausgeber von JAR, das Journal for Artistic Research.
This is an interesting reply, since I wasn't sure what to expect. In a sense you are right, but you promote this 'minimal' setting i.e. a certain radical formalism that looks at order/entropy.
However, what about a rhythm or a meldoy (i.e. a musical structure or 'content' even)? May one not argue that they offer two types of identity at the same time, in the material and the experience?
Conversely, what music should you play that allows for identity (and freedom)?
Answering your question will move the point away from your contribution here. It may be better to discuss what you are actually after in more detail, although I am not sure if I am the best person to do this -
In any case, I thought about the relationship between entropy and redundacy that I discuss in my PhD on p.40ff. The point is that we somehow operate between minimal and maximal redundancy (or disorder, for that matter) and that only because of this, structures are actually possible. My point is less that this may be due to the human etc. but rather that your model does not capture it (and that's why we are in a prison).
From the moment structures are possible, life/thought is possible. I tried to suggest with my previous comment that traditional music (or art) - but perhaps also other forms - may qua structure have introduced the possibility for life/thought. Going all the way to the other extreme as you suggest, closes that possibility again.
Why I am interested in it? - This is where I think I operate both in life and in art.