energy in juxtaposition

"'Basically, the paintings would vibrate. One of the things that painters all along have known is that you build energy by the interaction between things, that one and one doesn't make two, but maybe five or eight or ten, depending on the number of interactions you can get going in a situation.'"
- Robert Irwin, quoted by Lawrence Weschler in Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of Thing One Sees.

This makes me think of the stuff we were doing in the Refraction Arts workshop earlier this month--juxtaposing two random elements, say a one-minute piece of domestic blocking with six random text messages, or sentences from an acceptance speech--and the weird energies it unleashed.