According to Oxford English Dictionary, nonsense signals the "absence of rationality or meaning."
Rationality is defined as the ability to distinguish one thing from another, among other explanations. If rationality is categorical, it can sometimes feel that categories are errors. Our logic is based on half-hidden principles that we have silently (and possibly erroneously and unknowingly) agreed to.
Reason's irrationality is revealed by nonsense. The art of nonsense calls attention to how we produce meaning and the idea that meaning is constructed, invented, and fabricated rather than simply discovered. As one of the most enjoyable examples of art's flirtation with the absurd, nonsense has much to say about the workings—and limits—of rationality. So, the irrationality of nonsense may contribute to "sense" by disrupting it. Allowing nonsense opens another side of a person to be expressed. In this workshop, the students will explore non-linear stories to create different objects.