Sep 24, 2005

Ostranenie part II

A nice essay about Japan, formalism the concept of ostranenie, estrangement - as described in this post. Makes the familiar unfamiliar, to prolong the process of perception and is thus a tool to take posession of the place/space in new ways.

Here it is: "Cute Formalism"

3 comments:

xLaB said...

those moments where cracks appear in the realities we shape ... when we "hear ourself talking" with surprise ...
derrida winks ;-)

adam said...

perhaps what we shape is not the realities, but the cracks... perhaps that is all we need to do.

xLaB said...

if u look at the renderings (the hand-made ones) by e.g. ching ... does he really make blacke strokes on a white ground? is it the other way? does it matter? ;-)