Joseph Popper

Joseph Popper

Missions to the Outer Fringes, imagining as a way of knowing.


‘Fiction is a means of capturing the real.’ Pierre Huyghe

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world … " Albert Einstein

This project concerns imagination as a means of generating knowledge , how imagining can be a way of thinking about reality, possibility and alterity. I am interested in how meaning can be made through poetic, aesthetic outcomes and creative practitioners whose works address change and complexity by transforming or detouring the familiar. In doing so, they transform and multiply perspectives of reality and shape understandings of the world(s) in which we live. I am further interested in how creative practices can interact with boundaries of knowledge. This interaction concerns not only what may lie beyond, or outside these boundaries but also how they are drawn in the first place. In doing so, they work to ultimately question how we know what we know.

Joseph Popper, «Missions to the Outer Fringes, imagining as a way of knowing»
Joseph Popper, «Missions to the Outer Fringes, imagining as a way of knowing»