Kierkegaard: decisionality and betrayalVol 2 No 2 (2019)
When Abraham decided to set out to murder his son Issac, and in so doing obey the words of his God, he by the same token betrayed the laws of his community; conversely had he adhered to those laws, he would have betrayed his own, most deeply constituted truth and being. To Søren Kierkegaard the meaning of Abraham’s sacrificial act was key to understand faith. This issue of Inscriptions interrogates the notion of a leap of faith through essays by Jørgen Veisland, on the profound effects such a leap can have on a subjectivity characterised by relational and indeterminate differences; Siobhan Doyle; Kresten Lundsgaard-Leth; Alexander Velichkov; and Tidhar Nir. We are also thrilled to present searching poetry by Daniel Fraser and that icon of the deconstructionist movement, Christopher Norris.
Cover image: “Kierkegaard,” calligraphy and felt pen on paper, by Patrycja Fjeld (c) June 2019. Used by permission.
The Global Unconscious: art, technology, scienceVol 2 No 1 (2019)
Featuring articles in the traditions of Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung, this issue of Inscriptions interrogates approaches to the term unconscious in contexts such as petroleum-driven culture, the 9/11 memorial in New York, the relation between art and society on the work of Bjarne Melgaard, and our current era of a global internet and social media culture. We also feature art by Stefan Chazbijewicz, a filmmaker, poet and visual artist based in Poland, who seeks to establish a mystic space of what he refers to as “salvaged reality” in his work.
Cover-image: “rouge essentialles,” oil on handmade paper, by Stefan Chazbijewicz (c) August 2017. On exhibition by Glaza Art Gallery, Gdańsk, Poland. Used by permission.
Consecrations: The philosophy of Wolfgang Schirmacher and the passing of the humanVol 1 No 1 (2018)
This inaugural issue of Inscriptions features three previously unpublished translations of original work by Wolfgang Schirmacher, as well as a comprehensive interview with him conducted in Dresden, Germany, in February this year. We have made avaliable parts of the interview that were not included in the article as audio files here. Also in this issue is a contribution from Daniel Fraser that takes a phenomenological approach to what it is that happens when we put our book down and no longer read, while three literary contributions variously bring up spectrality, romance and memory.
Cover image: "Man-machine" by Pat Fjeld (c) 2018. Used by permission.
Publisher: Tankebanen forlag, Norway.