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Causa efficiens
The „four causes“ is a central principle in Aristotelian
thought. It suggests that every change or movement can
essentially be classified into four answers to the question
Aristoteles wrote that “we do not have knowledge of
a thing until we have grasped its why, that is to say, its
The contraposition of two images shows two different
states of a situation. The viewer is encouraged to think
about the temporal and spatial context and development.
What is happening? What happened before? What will
happen? And why?
The series „causa efficiens“ includes around 50 works that
juxtapose two images.
Viewers are invited to imagine their contexts and
We can see what we can imagine.
- Markus Benjamin Riedler

Bude 2021 oil on fabric 70 x 95 cm

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