Inadvertent naturalistic calligraphic tendencies of literati colour-field non-figuration whose outcomes exemplify not the expression of the individual or its cult but serve the collective documentation, curation and advancement of ascetic-arts knowledge.

"Problematization" in Laubies's work

In "'Problematization' in Laubies's deconstructive work," problematization initially functioned as a prudent probe; but its action went beyond mere problem proposal. It marked and defaced, flattened and distorted, underrode and de-meaned ones own creative urge. It eradicated totally and left in the lurch a rude mistrust that snubbed all reliance on "technique [and] virtuosity" (Laubies, 2001, Aphorism Nine). Its importance could be gauged through indexical aids and performative provisos such as unparsed automatistic paleo-climatology, aleatoricism, and intertexturality. Yet these were not to be read for their presumed inventiveness but nonetheless reckoned a spatial sphere that at a very high stratum or frequency "had recourse to a god" (Zoetmulder). Through its inbuilt resolve and resolution, Laubies's problematization was essentially left to chance.

In a related sense, participation in what had previously been described as "deconstructive practice" was tantamount to drawing on the cognitive means by which perception as a culturally acquired and shielded edifice was ousted by transordinate apparatuses faithful to defamiliarization and destabilizing all known things. What on earth was left to be unearthed?

Lightness over pale-blue line of horizon,
The untrodden beach under baking sun.
But exactly how this came about was anyone's adventure.


P. J. Zoetmulder, Kalangwan: a survey of old Javanese literature. The Hague : Martinus Nijhoff, 1974.

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