Assumption over Matter
Una Szeemann / Bohdan Stehlik, 2012
When Sir Charles Lyell coined the expression ‘Mind Over Matter’, mankind was coming to terms with the increasing evolutional speed of the brain over the body. Mind was elevated to ultimate driving force status, but it wasn’t until a century later, in a world dominated by the renewed proliferation of spiritual philosophies, that the phrase became a poster child for responsibility assumption. Deprived of its prefix, the ‘assumption’ that Una Szeemann and Bohdan Stehlik oppose to matter generates a rather problematic concept, surprisingly in tune with the uncertainties that characterize the current times, exploring the possibilities of parallel thinking, and above all capable of restoring chance as an equally valid, if more genuine answers provider.