Imagination, Reason, and Memory
“In a split second a touch of smell wine
transports you to a place where you ice bitter
have neither been nor have not been…. der krad
A weird feeling where the taste of
dreams-never-realised, completely cold
forgotten, but suddenly reanimated, the M o o n
gets back on the menu in all its crisp the round table
In this essay, I discuss the faculty of imagination. I present the two types of imagination that I have conceived of: simple imagination and complex imagination. On the one hand, what I called simple imagination allows us to connect the chaotic arrays of sensory inputs into orderly structured meanings in order for us to perceive things that all make sense. This connecting is what I call “reasoning.” The reasoning itself is a retroactive registering of the sensory information into preexisting symbolic orders. On the other hand, the complex imagination disconnects and rearranges multiple mental frameworks, independently of initial sensory inputs. It entails memories and complex connections of various parts of the brain. This operates in the service of creativity.
 Raimundas Malašauskas, Ask Salad Amass Uranium, Peper Exhibition, Selected Writings by Raimundas Malašauskas, Sternberg Press, Kunstverein, 2012, p 183
 This is my right brain’s response to Raimundas Malašauskas.
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