We have begun to communicate with the animals, and the stars: speaking the future in Neil Beloufa's Kempinski

Barikin, Amelia (2014) We have begun to communicate with the animals, and the stars: speaking the future in Neil Beloufa's Kempinski. West Space Journal, 1 3: .

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Author Barikin, Amelia
Title We have begun to communicate with the animals, and the stars: speaking the future in Neil Beloufa's Kempinski
Journal name West Space Journal
ISSN 2203-6415
Publication date 2014-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 1
Issue 3
Total pages 10
Editor Rowan McNaught
Kelly Fliedner
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher West Space
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
How to speak or write the future into being? Perhaps it depends on whether you’re a magician or a linguist. “For the linguist”, theorist Christopher Bracken explains, “metaphor and metonymy are relations between signs; for the magician, though, they are relations between things. The theory of magic works on the premise that physical forces can be deployed by discursive means.” Magic is a way of bringing something into being—a conflation of the sign and the object that posits a direct connection between physical and mental realities. It is from this conjunction that certain cultures have construed magic’s negative connotations: magic as naïve, mistaken, primitive, confused, illogical, dangerous, immoral; magic as heretical, superstitious, or anathema to truth. To practice magic is to insist that signs and ideas do not ‘represent’ or refer in a secondary way to the ‘world-in-itself’, but are instead active and direct participants in its primary constitution...
Keyword Science fiction
Magical thinking
Contemporary art
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Created: Wed, 28 May 2014, 10:37:50 EST by Amelia Barikin on behalf of School of Communication and Arts