Disappearance of Matter

Romana Klementisová

Disappearance of matter

Imagine a casket, made out of unfired clay, with frozen sea water inside– It is not meant for human beings, but it is being itself as is frozen sea water.

When clay is not fired but dried, potential that exists within material is present.  It considers possibilities that exist within the form of being – and no existence is inevitable from passing time – ephemeral – disappearance.

Disappearance refers to the death of physical matter– and by physical matter, I mean everything that has the ability to change its form and to be active in time. In this case, frozen sea water for example melts due to temperature differences, and clay can still break since it hasn’t gone through the process of firing. Clay is, however, dependent on the reaction of melting in order to dissolve and return to its original substance, as ice is dependent on temperature in order to melt. Therefore, I would like to call this moment as one of disappearance, because materials don’t experience the death of their matter but rather return to their original substance.

As a result of this process  where both existences changed its form, it no longer possesses the same shape. The substance has been changed, and it is not possible to return it back to it– but the memory of the moment before transformation is lasting in particles of the material itself. If we see disappearance as the end of material, it can be perceived as death of physical matter–  but if we consider it as part of the process – rather than result, it can be seen as one moment in time, as part of the notion of time for cause and reason that puts base for creation.