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2011 | 16-17 | 81-94

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MUSEUM EXHIBITION. ABOUT DOMESTICATION PROCESS (Ekspozycja muzealna a problem zadomowienia)

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The Essay 'Museum exhibition. About domestication process' treats domestication as a philosophical problem, which rise of human being's need because of sense and safe. Author has convinced, searching for durability in the changing world of happenings. This kind of situation always inspires Greek philosophers, for example Parmenides, also metaphysical systems from the beginning of Christian times in diverse ways, it domesticated human in the grace of God world, found by great virtues and order - as Saint August wrote. On the other hand, it is possible notice, that domestication performs as individual existence, after this look there is another perspective. Author suggests, that domestication belongs only to the childhood, when this sensual, bodily immersion into the space-time continuum is the act of participation in the world of values. In the case, when we are interested in designation - what is domestication at all, author confirms - there are many answers, for example in the Emanuel Lévinas's works. As the philosopher, he treats domestication as happening, and the place is a home, but this documented moment is not ascribed into the place, but it realizes that using by sweetness and intimacy full of warmness. Domestication creates society, and sensuality has an ethical plan, sweetness and warmness signal about bodily closeness, visual effects become secondary. In the next volume, author deals with the question - Is it possible, that domestication experience can garner, replace again or recall again? She uses Gaston Bachelard's quote to convince, that sensation of domestication has found inside daydream, this is a very special moment, which lets experience cosmic and individual unity. Above all, this essay shows, sense of domestication appears around the table, home, temple or even agora. It is connected with establishment place, which gives a feeling: 'feels like home', that is a way of human freedom. Author also has assured, that it is possible to describe a topography of domestication, which consist of zones and rings, it shows what is close and far, places identified with authentic experience of closeness and these, which are connected with formal relations or accidental relations. In the last conclusion, author has affirmed - in this happening situation, which creates a relation with human being (in the meaning of entirety) and society, these intriguing figures of domestication, which are an act and go between art and support by exhibit cultural practices.






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  • dr Beata Popczyk-Szczesna, Uniwersytet Slaski, Zaklad Teatru I Dramatu, Pl. Sejmu Slaskiego1, 40-032, Katowice, Poland


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