2012 | 1-2(24-25) interiory/eksteriory (pod gościnną redakcją Zbigniewa Białasa i Pawła Jędrzejki) | 7-8
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Er(r)go…, ... it is time to look into the interior(s), although the concept itself seems almost shameful nowadays, evoking the specters of binarity. Let us look, nevertheless, heedless of the phobias of theory. Inside a museum which does not exist, then inside the casket interior of the seventeenth century catalogue of the cabinet of curiosities. And deeper, into the space between the object and its catalogue description, where the Curious is created. And, a little further, other interiors. The authoritarian interior of a gothic cathedral, the essence of the dogmatic and the transcendental, appropriated by the Victorian museum as a didactic and educational illustration of the majesty of knowledge. The interior of the Word, this “catalogue of catalogues”; the interior of the Library – Universum; and finally, the oxymoronic interior of the Web. The interior of a head without the interior, or the phonograph amongst Bushmen. The incarcerating interior of a paralyzed body and the interior of time as a ubiquitous labyrinth. The somatic act of cognition: the interior of the imperial space and the traveler’s body that infiltrates it; thus, the interior as the necessary condition for the other, the alien, and the alien other. The elusive interior of a woman as a mask; the exterior of a skeletal woman as a bodily shell. The interior of the self as the cognitive and ethical space of choice and responsibility. The interior of the consumerized vegetation in the media-framed reality as the ersatz of the interior existence. The interior of the Manuscript as a polyphony of voices and a riddle about the nature of reality. The interior as the essence of the Gothic; the gothic interior as the interior of the mind; the interior of the crypt as a space between the other interior and the exterior. The interior of this issue as the intellectual interiors exteriorizing the necessity of exploring interiors. And also Amiri Baraka in the interior of Ars Cameralis Silesiae Superioris. Interiors-Exteriors is a double issue of Er(r)go guest-edited by Zbigniew Białas and Paweł Jędrzejko from the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures of the University of Silesia.
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