Free will and the art object?

free will and the art object

The art object as autonoma

The following argument places free will and the art object as an automation as a deterministic object. This is based on theory of transference (related articles). Consciousness transfers into art objects ostensibly through socially constructed states. There is an extreme example where the animated art object with cultural causal properties has a resemblance of a person without conscious states (form of p-zombie as philosophers example). The theory of transference entails the art object manifests through institutional structures. The evidence for this is early civilisation (Egypt) to modernity (galleries) and even in digital materialism as digital art (non-fudgable art).

The art object is a brain state.

It has manifestations of qualitative states as a neurological snap shot realisable as colour. The residual behavioural states are realisable through structural forms such as lines. Somewhat akin to what remains after a magnetic field has gone (iron filings in a position distinct from prior magnetic field). It is akin to free will and the art object boot strapping into a transcendent state space of consciousness through complex interdependent relationships with neural activity and sociological determinism.

Free will as a false positive

There is the niggling question of free will when it comes to certain art practices such as action painting (wiki) where notions of spontaneous action could be correlated with free- will even though it is deterministically action painting/performance. The sense of free will arguably makes any prior act not predictable by an observer. That is the hand doing the dribbling could go either way. Although the positive evidence turns out false if taken from a metaphysical level of micro neurological functionalism. The hand is connected to a set of ‘C-fibres firing which are determined by laws of physics in the realm of cognitive an neurological science. So in this more fine grained sense the art object could never be a product of a persons free will. However the artist if removed from the deterministic nature of of institutional top down forces can possibly excess a form of free will.

Free will as post materialist replication

It is imaginable for there to be artwork without and definite artist given personal identity paradoxes can bring this to the fore. This case is a metaphysical possibility if not natural and could make the case for a authentic art work created from free will. This form of of free will is associated transference of intentional states. A case would occur if a art work were simulated as a digital replica and that replica simulates it again and so on until a form of digital materialism emerged so as the artwork transcended the original in all possible ways yet identical to it.