Overcoming the Heisenberg Principle: Art Theory Arising out of Wolfgang Pauli’s Collapsed Wave

By Lisa Paul Streitfeld.

Published by The Arts Collection

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“Applying the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle to 21st Century Art” was delivered to the 2009 Congress of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) in Dublin as a guide to critical thinking through a paradigm shift. This new paper uncovers a new critical theory in the form of a formula that has been successfully applied to a universal appraisal of arts across all boundaries, whether they be gender, discipline or culture. The configuration predicted by Pauli as arising from under the collapsed quantum wave is sourced in an ancient icon: the hieros gamos. As her functional role as newspaper critic shifted to a more esoteric passage as performance artist/curator/blogger, the author spent 14 years theorizing; and another 14 years applying a new critical theory to contemporary art. Her (R)evolution series for the Huffington Post places the containment of the hieros gamos at the forefront of contemporary art practice. The goal is the embodiment of Jean Gebser’s 360-degree aperspectival awareness, whereas the shadow is contacted and absorbed into the very body of art. This paper will reveal the strategy for determining holistic art forms containing the 21st century icon that Pauli understood would arise from under the collapsed quantum wave.

Keywords: Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, New Paradigm, Kundalini, (R)evolution, Aperspectival, Hieros Gamos, New Art Theory, Black Zero, Dark Energy, Sacred Marriage, Archetypes, Shamanistic Astrology, C.G. Jung, Wolfgang Pauli, Marsilio Ficino, David Bohm, Jean Gebser, AICA, Harold Rosenberg, Jose Arguelles, Margaret Fuller, Aldo Tambellini, Remo F. Roth, Art and Physics, Aquarian Age, Theory of Everything, Vera Rubin, Richard Panek, 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, Performance Art, Hermeticism, Implicate and Explicate Order

International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp.321-340. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 7.455MB).

Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Cultural Critic, Huffington Post, International Association of Art Critics, Stamford, CT, USA

Lisa Paul Streitfeld is a critic, curator and new media performance artist who blogs for Huffington Post. Her interest in art and science was developed through work as a tour guide and lecturer on the Voyager Space Program at the California Museum of Science and Industry when she was a student at the University of Southern California. After tracking the connection between art and science for over a decade, she delivered a paper “Applying the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle to 21st Century Art” at the 2009 XLIIIrd International Association of Art Critics (AICA) Conference, Dublin. A former Hollywood script analyst and novelist, she has written on metaphysics and contemporary art for The New York Times, The Hartford Courant and Art New England, as well as the international avant-garde. As regular reviewer (2000-2005) for Southern Connecticut Newspapers, she tracked a movement sourced in a 21st century icon, the hieros gamos, subject of her forthcoming four volume critical study. In her newly published memoir and ongoing (R)EVOLUTION project, she interprets “magic and media,” the title of a panel she is co-chairing, with Mina Cheon, at the CAA Centennial Conference in Los Angeles, 2012.


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