I have been exploring cymatics and sound wave structures, via some sonic sculptural works made in the academy. This research strangely led me to an interest in Jungian concepts of the “self” and of personal individuation, the link being that, by exploring further and indeed printing patterns found through sound wave stimulation onto paper, whilst researching Jungian concepts synchronistically, the prints managed to show a remarkable resemblance to Carl Jung’s dreams, descriptions and paintings, of how he interprets the “Self”.
Indeed, if all matter is, like in Spinoza’s hypothesis, the same vibrational substance, and Carl Gustav Jung’s theory that all the workings of our inner psyche emanates from this concept of “self”, then these patterns that are formed through sound stimulation could be interpreted as real-time representations of the concept of the “self” at a given moment in time.
Expanding on Gilles Deleuze’s ideas on thought alongside that of Carl Gustav Jung’s concept of self, an intuitive idea on the eternal question of who are we? could be written as:
“Individual vibrational emanations from “self” manifested from, and affecting, the whole ‘plane of immanence’.