The writings were produced as a response to the question – what is moving? Without the arbitrary assigning of a reference point that itself moves it becomes apparent that all things move, all things can be understood as decay. To display the trapping of seeing anything as still or moving in a shared time (the false purity of preservation) the question was answered by showing the impossibility of its antithesis – what is still?
The most commonly understood shared time is the present. If we treat present as our reference point and address its properties, we reveal the false nature of present and in turn the false nature of a shared time and still reference point; that is of any sort of absolute space, relative or otherwise.
I will do this by borrowing some of Husserl’s phenomenological approach, not his pursuit of essence that requires a arbitrary decision on the resolution of separateness but the process of gaining knowledge on something by defining that which it is not (I’m sure this process has far older origins but it reaches me via Husserl). It is obvious to say that the present is not past or future if we remove these and suggest that the present is a thing in its own right, as there is no base interval of time, past and future tend to one another and the present becomes an undefinable asymptote in time. Time is completely removed and so if we are to entertain the notion of the present it becomes place.
Such a place is displayed in the geometric drawings that follow. The drawings are readable as we (the viewer) have the luxury of time and the resolution of arcs and nodes have been lowered. When time is removed, information and the transfer of that information is lost – separateness extends to all things and space becomes Euclidean. Perhaps position remains, perhaps not; that is what has been drawn the ghosted self, seen through the attempt the find still and definable things; the more accurate this image becomes the more the figure is lost until the image is a black box only bound by the context of the cellar.