Jamie Hamilton

Over the past three years, Jamie Hamilton has worked on a monumental land art performance project involving high wire walking, design, building, and physical training.  The sculptures he has worked on concurrently relate directly to this project. Kurt Gödel, the influential mathematician, and logician described the impossibility of grasping the absolute, of perfectly bridging the apparent chasm between mind and matter.  In his famous Incompleteness Theorems, he stated that we can either generate a theory which is consistent but incomplete, or a theory which is complete but contains contradictions. When life confronts us with a decision, given Gödel’s insight into the limits of our ability to “know,” how do we proceed?  We experience the double bind of knowing that any decision which is without loss does not account for possibility and one which accounts for possibility intrinsically leads to confusion. Using mirrors, steel, and magnets to explore the interaction of invisible force with tangible material, Hamilton investigates paradox and the confusion which arises from a mind that believes itself separate from experiential phenomena.