Truth is not a Creed (Paradigms, Utopia and Dogma)
Wood, silk, cast iron, gold (14 K), clay, ash, charcoal and dirt.
90 x 145 x 3 cm. (Variable dimensions Installation)
Shown for the first time at the “Pain is Life” Exhibition, Luz y Oficios Gallery, Provincial Center of Plastic Arts and Design (CPAPD), Havana
“…we want a great and noble lie with which we would better persuade the rulers themselves and, if not, the other citizens”
Plato (The Republic – Third Book)
Absolute truth is philosophy itself; Truth as a System
José Ferrater Mora
Neither Substantial nor Deflationary: The Dogma of Truth as a System
If the truth is a statement without ontological foundation because it is only anchored in a historical (epocal and contextual) and, therefore, relative (transitory) space-time, whether religious, political, moral, philosophical, ideological… then -beyond the philosophical absolutist ego- there is no truth, no lie, just mere and simple enunciations…
Axiological Revelation: Behind the Flag
In this sense, then, the convictions (creeds); absolute enunciations protected by morality and lacking foundation and intersubjectivity capable of strengthening and establishing the guidelines of utopian construction or projection. We speak of dogma, of Dogmatic Truths (authoritarian, intolerant, scientifistic and excluding); we speak, then, of “flags” not as entities carrying the values of The Truth, but, intoxicated with the dogmatic ideal of creeds.