The dominant intellectual and literary lineage of Heaney's 'swerve', and the extent to which it is signified through the liminal
, can be highlighted when one reads such lines in the light of Ken Robinson's study of the transcendent or 'non-relational' moment, characterized by an apparent suspension both of time and of any clear separation of subject and object, which Robinson considers 'largely, but not exclusively, [in the work of] Romantic and post-Romantic poets' (Heaney, one should add, is not mentioned by Robinson):
But by this reckoning, Lud-in-the-Mist (here treated as a liminal
fantasy) is a portal story; when Tolly enters Green Knowe at the start of The Children of Green Knowe (which I would consider an intrusion fantasy), he passes through a portal; Severian, too, passes through a portal the moment he leaves the tower of the Torturers Guild in The Book of the New Sun (as much immersive fantasy as far-future sf).
Douglas Livingstone: A littoral zone liminal
stage modernist intertext openness postliminal stage unity
Finally, the wisdom of the liminal
opens out to an unknown future.
Extending out from the pictorial and expand into the land of virtual reality, Fu's projections and installations becomes a necessary physical metaphor for the discourse of human physical perception, by which the quality of the lager greatness (which referred historically as the sublime) is framed, inviting the viewer to physically and mentally enter into a liminal
Gorden Matta Clark like interior within a digitally constructed space, where the viewers' body is motivated and their perception exploited.
Two classic anthropologists, Arnold van Gennep and Victor Turner, have studied rites of passage and liminal
Their third category of animals is an explicitly hybrid one: liminal
animals are not, and most never will be, domesticated yet they live in closer proximity to humans than do wild ones.
Part memoir, part travelogue, Liminal
Zones: Where Lakes End and Rivers Begin reflects on the precarious fragility of our environment's waterways.
Under the deal, Arup will work with Liminal
Architecture and Singapore-based architects, WOHA, to deliver the project for the University of Tasmania (UTAS).
I am using the term liminal
here as it used in cultural anthropology, where liminality is a social construct indicating movements between social strata and/or states of being.
Spaces, it can be seen for free after dusk today and tomorrow.
Accompanied by a weighty catalogue, "Too Far, Too Close" should be a rigorous reassessment of an artist whose work hinges on the liminal