ELSE Issue 1: On Contemplation

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JANUARY 2016
GUEST EDITOR: TEOBALDO LAGOS PRELLER

Contemplation is conscious gazing; it represents the in-between space where dualities like inside/outside, mind/body are dissolved to reveal the content of the form and the experience within it. (…) Contemplation is the way by which futures, presents, and pasts are created and maintained in a particular form of time, and related to the alteration of perception through some or no intervention. A whole world of conceptual possibilities, including the postcolonial, are opened through the act of contemplating: Diasporas, recognitions in the self and some other as a surface for reflection, the subversive evidentiation of hidden meanings and unsolved narratives.