(¿Alguien conoce a la naturaleza?)
The nature that surrounds us on a daily basis is, or humanized nature (intervened, affected), or false nature (directly created): each state reveals a deep and ancient domestication of the world, an adaptation and modelling of this for human needs or ambitions. Perhaps for this reason, raw nature has always been perceived as sublime and terrifying; all that remains outside the domus environment becomes a disturbing “other”. Humanity needs to tame it and give it a function according to the rules of rationality.
The terror and sublimity of unknown nature only serves to nourish the mystery of the world, to create literary myths and uncontrollable gods. Positivism demands explanation and function. What everything in the world follows the example of the wheat, the dog, the barley, the goat, the roses. Bread, milk, company, beauty. Let us domesticate the rocks, tame the inert.
Let’s give it a function and for this we do not take them as such, we do not sculpt: we make rocks, we change their genetics to dispose of them for our taste and need. Let’s make rocks of human objects, let’s make drapers. Let’s get to the extreme, let’s turn the minerals into domestic rocks, that look for function, to satisfy the role that we have assigned them. Functionality, beauty, company.
Let’s be domestic, behave.