Within particle physics, The Unified Field Theory is a model which seeks to merge the three forces (electromagnetic, weak and strong interactions) in the standard model into one force. Unifying gravity with the three interactions would provide 'a theory of everything' rather than a unified field theory, nevertheless, this is considered a step towards the theory of everything.
Graham Harman, the American philosopher who is one of the important figures within object-oriented-ontology and speculative realism, though argue that we must include fiction in the attempt for a theory of everything, otherwise we would not cover everything (Graham 2018). I would also claim that we need to cover intuition and imagination as well. The things we cannot perceive or describe. I am not looking for a God or the divine, but it seems to me that all religions and all academic disciplines are meeting this phenomenon that we do not have words for or can explain.
When I was a kid, perhaps 6 or 7 years old, I was lying in the tall grass at the field across my house in Skive - a small town in Denmark - and I had this intuitive feeling or sensation that everything was connected. I just didn't know how. Well, I also thought that I was an angel who was chosen by some divine force to rescue everyone from misery(!) but while I left this idea in my childhood with my imaginary friends, the feeling of connection and the curiosity to discover how everything is entangled stayed with me to this day. I have no background in natural science, in fact, those subjects was a hell in primary school and I was longing for the day I could escape these classes. My rational and logical thinking has never been good, and I spent a lot of time feeling stupid and still do to some extent. So it is quite ironic that I am now when studying at an art academy where I can do whatever I want, reading and contacting professors within natural science. But these fields are of course crucial in the attempt to discover the connections that unify everything. The quantum field theory pushes our classical understanding of the world we live in - ourselves as human beings and our relation to all matter. When the building blocks of every existence act in mysterious ways: both as particles and waves, entangled through thousands of miles - our reality is a reality of endless possibilities: “Ontological indeterminacy, a radical openness, an infinity of possibilities, is at the core of mattering” (Barad, 2012).
AN ATTEMPT TO CATEGORIZE
In my seek to unify theories I am, at the moment, working on a sound installation based on interviews with researchers within natural science as well as humanities. The interviews have been sound recorded and will be playing from separate speakers in a black room (I will elaborate the project further when it is done) to make the researchers speak together although they never met. I tried to categorize the content and overlaps to be able to make connections in my editing, but this showed out to be much more complex than expected. The fluid themes I ended up with, though, are time, change/movement, beings, nothingness, sense/nonsense and communication.
Elisabeth Grosz, the Australian philosopher argues in her book "Time Travels: Feminism, Nature, Power" from 2005, we need to rethink time and duration to be able to understand the structures of our world. Time seems to be a phenomenon present in all subjects. It is a mystery and a problem within physics, it seems to only exist as a human concept. As Truls Wyller, the philosopher I interviewed for the project, claims, the time collapses to a point when we are dead. There is no past and future, it is just a frozen world. He mentions the fear of death for the same reason. Because when we die we are nothing.
...And already now, when I try to separate time into a section, I feel a frustration of the impossibility of it. I already want to write about O although it doesn´t let itself be exposed into the literal language. I guess this is also one of the reasons I ended up on an art academy (after finishing my theoretical bachelor in Aesthetics and Culture at Aarhus University) because through art I can communicate without using words. Through art, I can transfer sensations into something physical and observable.
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