Riffing on the foundational René Descartes work from 1641, the goal of which was to prove that it is possible to logically demonstrate "the existence of god and the immortality of the soul" through the mind of man (roughly speaking), Goda Trakumaite’s Meditations on First Philosophy uses comics to demonstrate the same in 24 hypnotic and hallucinatory magazine-size pages.
This is work that delves deep into the consciousness, simultaneously from the outside in, via the route of sense perceptions, and then from the inside out via the mind’s eye, employing the language of comics to create a complex visualization of a neural feedback loop to demonstrate – à la Descartes – how much the nature of reality is dependent on our own consciousness of it (roughly speaking).
Her comics, heavily rendered in bold black and white with plenty of patterning, reside in a district of comics that is quite visually stimulating and intellectually engaging, but that nevertheless remains relatively obscure; Willy Mendes, Mark Beyer and Julieacks are among her few close neighbors. This amazing work by Goda Trakumaite will amply reward those who undertake to make the trek.
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