Kungl. konsthögskolans publikationer
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Step in twice: report
Royal Institute of Art.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

|| ‘Na-koja-Abad’ does not occur in any Persian dictionary, and it was coined, as far as Iknow, by Sohravardi2 himself. [---] It signifies the city, the country or land (abad) of Nowhere(Na-koja).[---] That is, the transition of the physical cosmos to what constitutes the first level of thespiritual universe. [---] Sohravardi states precisely that this region begins ‘on the convexsurface’ of the Ninth Sphere, the Sphere of Spheres, or the Sphere that includes the whole of thecosmos. This means that it begins at the exact moment when one leaves the supreme Sphere,which defines all possible orientation in our world (or on this side of the world), the ‘Sphere’to which the celestial cardinal points refer. It is evident that once this boundary is crossed, thequestion ‘where?’ (koja) loses its meaning, at least the meaning in which it is asked in thespace of our sensory experience. Thus the name Na-koja-Abad: a place outside of place, a‘place’ that is not contained in a place [...].It surely cannot relate to a change of local position, a physical transfer from one place toanother place, as though it involved places contained in a single homogeneous space […] it is amatter of entering, passing into the interior and, in passing into the interior, of finding oneself,paradoxically outside, or, in the language of our authors, ‘on the convex surface’ of the NinthSphere in other words. [---] This step is made in order for the Stranger, the gnostic, to returnhome or at least to lead to that return.But an odd happens: once this transition is accomplished, it turns out that henceforth thisreality, previously internal and hidden, is revealed to be enveloping, surrounding, containingwhat was first of all external and visible, since by means of interiorization, one has departedfrom that external reality. Henceforth, it is spiritual reality that envelops, surrounds, containsthe reality called material. That is why spiritual reality is not “in the where.” It is the ‘where’that is in it. Or, rather, it is itself the “where” of all things; it is, therefore, not itself in a place,it does not fall under the question ‘where?’ || Corbin, Henri . “Mundus Imaginalis,or the Imaginary and the Imaginal.”

Abstract [en]

[I examensarbetet ingår utställningen "Step in twice":]

The whole project is about one piece, Step in Twice, which by itself contains\r\nfour main levels that in collaboration with each other create an interactive\r\njourney within the context of Mysticism.\r\n\r\n|| ‘Na-koja-Abad’ does not occur in any Persian dictionary, and it was coined, as far as I\r\nknow, by Sohravardi himself. [---] It signifies the city, the country or land (abad) of Nowhere\r\n(Na-koja).\r\n[---] That is, the transition of the physical cosmos to what constitutes the first level of the\r\nspiritual universe. [---] Sohravardi states precisely that this region begins ‘on the convex\r\nsurface’ of the Ninth Sphere, the Sphere of Spheres, or the Sphere that includes the whole of the\r\ncosmos. This means that it begins at the exact moment when one leaves the supreme Sphere,\r\nwhich defines all possible orientation in our world (or on this side of the world), the ‘Sphere’\r\nto which the celestial cardinal points refer. It is evident that once this boundary is crossed, the\r\nquestion ‘where?’ (koja) loses its meaning, at least the meaning in which it is asked in the\r\nspace of our sensory experience. Thus the name Na-koja-Abad: a place outside of place, a\r\n‘place’ that is not contained in a place [...].\r\nIt surely cannot relate to a change of local position, a physical transfer from one place to\r\nanother place, as though it involved places contained in a single homogeneous space […] it is a\r\nmatter of entering, passing into the interior and, in passing into the interior, of finding oneself,\r\nparadoxically outside, or, in the language of our authors, ‘on the convex surface’ of the Ninth\r\nSphere in other words. [---] This step is made in order for the Stranger, the gnostic, to return\r\nhome or at least to lead to that return.\r\nBut an odd happens: once this transition is accomplished, it turns out that henceforth this\r\nreality, previously internal and hidden, is revealed to be enveloping, surrounding, containing\r\nwhat was first of all external and visible, since by means of interiorization, one has departed\r\nfrom that external reality. Henceforth, it is spiritual reality that envelops, surrounds, contains\r\nthe reality called material. That is why spiritual reality is not “in the where.” It is the ‘where’\r\nthat is in it. Or, rather, it is itself the “where” of all things; it is, therefore, not itself in a place,\r\nit does not fall under the question ‘where?’ || Corbin, Henri . “Mundus Imaginalis,\r\nor the Imaginary and the Imaginal.”

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 24 p.
National Category
Arts
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kkh:diva-48OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kkh-48DiVA: diva2:898235
Uppsok
Fine Art
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2016-02-11 Created: 2015-11-23 Last updated: 2016-02-11Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

AhmadZolfagharianStepInTwice(860 kB)36 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT02.pdfFile size 860 kBChecksum SHA-512
1660fadc5c4e6a31618db376fce10cd897623bedb01dde16c812622ea1a2e3024a6f6cdd7f00aabe71aa357bcf8791b83e9cb9c8a12bbd21bf05e49d259af625
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Royal Institute of Art
Arts

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 36 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 89 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
v. 2.28.0