attraction~repulsion

Only attraction, only repulsion, either attraction or repulsion, both attraction and repulsion, attraction changing to repulsion, repulsion changing to attraction, between attraction and repulsion, neither attraction nor repulsion, beyon attraction and repulsion…

reaction~diffusion

SPHERE RD (reaction~diffusion), oil on canvas, 100 x 150 cm, 2016, by Drazen Pavlovic, original oil painting with Certificate No.52679, For Sale.

order~chaos

order itself, chaos itself, either order or chaos, both order and chaos, order changing to chaos, chaos changing to order, between order and chaos, beyond order and chaos…

CD~levels

“In coordination dynamics, the real-life coordination of neurons in the brain and the real-life coordinated actions of animals are cut, fundamentally, from the same dynamic cloth. Integrity is in turn preserved because it is never threatened. Psychophysical unity is undergirded at all levels by coordination dynamics.” -Maxine Sheets-Johnstone (1930– )

stability~metastability

Only stability, only metastability, either stability or metastability, both stability and metastability, stability changing to metastability, metastability changing to stability, between stability and metastability, neither stability nor metastability, beyond stability and metastability… ~;)

persistence~change

Only persistence, only change, either persistence or change, both persistence and change, persistence changing to change, change changing to persistence, between persistence and change, neither persistence nor change, beyond persistence and change…

individual~collective

Only individual, only collective, either individual or collective, both individual and collective, individual changing to collective, collective changing to individual, between individual and collective, neither individual nor collective, beyond individual and collective…

The DOC Metastabilian

Ph.D. Neuropharmacology. scientist~artist, professional musician, writer and muse. Co-founder with Dražen Pavlović of The Metastabilian Movement, an artistic~scientific exploration of the creative potential of ‘the squiggle sense’ of the complementary nature. Co-author with J. A. Scott Kelso of “The Complementary Nature” (MIT Press, 2006). Active Professional Entertainer, Engstrøm is Guitarist Singer-Songwriter, who has played over 2500 shows over the last three decades in 11 countries, predominantly in Scandinavia.

Dražen Pavlović

Co-founder of The Metastabilian Movement. Professional oil painter and performance artist. Co-founder along with David Engstrøm of The Metastabilian Movement. Owner~operator of Atelier Pavlovich in Varazdin, Croatia. Chairmen of the managing board of the LUV Art Association of Varaždin, and guide of the LUV Gallery. Member of HDLU Croatian Association of Artists, Zagreb, 1995-present. Founder of the famous painting colony Julijana E Draskowich (1989–1999), Trakošćan Croatia. Artistic Trajectory: 40 professional and critically acclaimed solo exhibitions; 150 appearances in local and international group exhibitions (Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Germany, Macedonia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, USA). Organizes produces and participates in art-based humanitarian actions and performance art installations.

The Metastabilian Movement

(TMM) is a name for all possible ‘pioneering trajectories’ of The Squiggle Sense. The Squiggle Sense is a ‘sixth sense’ of The Complementary Nature, thought to emerge as a function of metastable brain~mind Coordination Dynamics, hence the term “Metastabilian”, or “one who pursues one’s metastable mode”—Metastabilian artists seek to engage their squiggle sense as a foundation of their artistic process. Thus, the vision, works, methods and criticism of TMM as an Art Movement are both inspired and mitigated by the “metastable mode” of brain~mind coordination dynamics...

(TSS) "Sixth Sense” of The Complementary Nature, to the dynamic ‘yin~yang’ dance of inextricable complementary aspects. It is a modality present in every human nervous system. Ironically, most remain unaware, are ‘blind’ to its existence and crucial role it plays in their daily lives. The ‘Metastabilians’ seek to awaken and engage their Squiggle Sense to wield it in their life pursuits in any field, at any level of interest. Metastable brain~mind perception~action. The Squiggle Sense is a modality of ‘relative phase’—produced by and sensitive to the Coordination Dynamics. The Complementary Nature, the inextricability, complementarity of complementary pairs, the "coordinated dance" of complementary aspects. Once intentionally engaged, awareness of such inextricable dynamic complementarity is the essence of “Eureka moments”. A person that has awakened and engages their squiggle sense to be inspired by, explore, appreciate and intentionally engage the complementary nature of themselves and their world we call Metastabilian."