Artworks and art galleries rarely become a public socio-political battleground, as in the 2016 -2017 University of Cape Town (UCT) student bonfire, and the censorship attempt. Subconscious content in Pippa Skotnes’ San-styled window adds to the ironies of cultural appropriation.
Our huts, houses, kivas, circles, pillars, fortune bowls, art, game boards, temples, pyramids, cities, constellations, geoglyphs and graves, say much more about us that we ever knew. Structuralist analysis reveals the universal repertoire in our subconscious behaviour.
Dominant typological themes in the excavated houses, reveal a larger encompassing structure in the hill complex. Identifications, and the axial grid, may…
Kiva-shaped houses on a low hill near Sanliurfa and Haran in eastern Turkey, are a halfway house to civilisation, between caves…
Gender of characters in cultural media, adds a range of natural and social nuances to other typological categories, which have emerged from structural art analysis statistics. This paper demonstrates some aspects of the rigorous ‘grammar’ or ‘DNA’ of behaviour as embedded in artefacts.
Edmond Furter will present the annual archaeo astronomy talks in Johannesburg on June 23 and June 30. The series of three presentations is an introduction and update to the latest developments in archaeo astronomy, artefact analysis, and spatial structure in buliding sites, including Rennes le Chateau.
Four structuralist points, and four semi-types, were first isolated in art and rock art analysis; then confirmed in organ reflexology points; and tabulated by seasons; then confirmed in buildings and site analyses; then tabulated among elements. Thus nature confirms cultural structure.
Stoneprint, the human code in art, buildings and cities (Edmond Furter, 2016, Four Equators Media, 400 pages, 170mm x 295mm, 130 illustrations) resolves the mysteries of correspondences between ancient cultures. The book reveals the core content and ‘grammar’ or ‘DNA’ of culture. We have an innate subconscious compulsion to express a specific, complex, archetypal set of features, in sequence, and on an axial grid, in all our works.
The range of views in popular anthropology could be summarised as a list of hypotheses on where culture comes from. Some views gain dominance in turn, each imposing its paradigm on science or culture, or both. Nature, gods, heroes, ancestors, evolution, technology, Phoenicians, subconscious, secret societies, aliens, mutants, astronomy, drugs, trance, or a super race?
The building blocks of culture are the five abstract layers, like the building blocks of nature are elements, their properties, combinations, and reactions; from indestructible electrons to fragile self-replicating creatures. Our replications or ‘creations’ are equally over-determined.