Subway Serenade

Subway Serenade
by Wilson Hurst, 1st year IDSVA student

Identity function
Repeated difference
Topological properties

Individual human entities must interact socially in the high-mass concentration of the city-state. The total volume of a mixture to reach equilibrium divides the abundance of a constituent ingredient. Sometimes to escape or to hide are not possible options. Situational conveyance control, performance art is here forced upon the Other in a confined-space transformational stipulation. A force is any influence causing a subject/object to undergo a persuaded alteration, concerning its movement, direction, geometry, or mental configuration. Limiting access to art, freeing-up access to art, or coercing access to art, all circumstances influence the aesthetic experience.


Concerned with analyzing human experience, thinking about the subject and object of art reveals complex relationship ambiguity. Existence consists of subjects observing objects perceived or presumed to exist as independent entities. Outlining the linguistic semiotics of the syntax helps to frame the problem.

Subject: Something being discussed or dealt with. Something that is dependent or conditional upon something else. Something forced to undergo a particular experience under control or jurisdiction. Something affected by a typically unwelcome or unpleasant condition or occurrence.

Object: Something existing in a relatively stable visible or tangible form. Anything potentially apprehended intellectually. Something toward which a cognitive act is directed, including effort or action directed toward an end goal. Something referenced relative to an observers feeling or emotion response. In optics, the thing of which a lens or mirror forms an image.

Directed in thinking toward structures, objects, or states-of-affairs, creativity involves intentionality of consciousness. Simply put, this means that aesthetic thinking is generally about something. Phenomenology, as developed by Edmund Husserl, makes thinking central to experience by bracketing-off all questions of real existence, or problems relative to the physical or objective nature of contemplated objects. In this way, subjective perception becomes more pure, disaffected by symbolic meaning. To accomplish this aim requires the exercise of intuitive fulfillment.

“We are not supposed to all be the same, feel the same, think the same, and believe the same. The key to continued expansion of our Universe lies in diversity, not in conformity and coercion. Conventionality is the death of creation.” – Anthon St. Maarten