absurd / theme
The realm of the absurd is thoroughly out-of-place, the realm of waking dream, where random juxtaposition seems at once unremarkable, sinister, and hilarious. The absurd shocks with incongruity. By perturbing the familiar environment, absurdism draws to our attention that which we take for granted, yet have seldom taken the time to scrutinize. Its frequently unsettling effect is to make the fish aware of the water in which it swims.
Themes represent basic categories of thought, emotion, or value. While our assignment of themes may at times seem arbitrary or whimsical, they serve to link together artists and movements along non- hierarchial pathways. Follow the themes to look for new disciplines that share qualities with those you already like, or to open up new worlds of Art and Culture.