Implicate/Explicate (2017)

From the molecular scale of protein folding, to the cosmic wrinkling of a black hole, the fold is unique in simultaneously augmenting and collapsing reality. This circular relationship of creation and contraction has implications not only for space-saving, but for meaning-making. The fold offers a means of grasping our place in the world. Through viewing life as enfolded in culture, nature, time, and space, we may grasp how theory and practice are constitutive of one another; how discourse is material and material is discursive. In this way the fold offers an alternative account of the subject, other than a struggle between intrinsic and extrinsic forces. As Simon Sullivan writes, “The fold announces that the inside is nothing more than a fold of the outside.”