By Marcin Mazurek
Achieving into the depths of the collective subconscious, a feeling of Apocalypse explores and re-interprets one of many West’s primordial fears, specifically that of the apocalyptic closure of either cultural praxis and person adventure. but, not like renowned connotations of the time period, apocalypse is seen right here by way of a transitional narrative finding the topic on the intersection of technological determinism, pop-cultural mind's eye, postmodern urbanism and electronic textuality. some of these shape the elements of a brand new post-apocalyptic panorama, which not just produces a brand new id knowledgeable through dissolving post-Enlightenment paradigms, but in addition evokes tricks at lots of existential chances prompted via late-capitalist applied sciences and their cultural outcomes.
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This is because contemporary apocalypses have, in their majority, evolved into sophisticated discursive entities, incomplete by their theoretical nature. Jacques Derrida’s contemplation of the mere possibility of the end of history illustrates this concern very well. ] the end of history? ” 17 This claim, though not without a metaphorical resonance itself, vividly depicts and summarises an important methodological distinction. It is the distinction between apocalypse-as-destruction: ultimate and irreversible, after which no discourse is possible or necessary, and the idea of apocalypse-as-metaphor: assuming survivors and hence incomplete by definition, but widely applicable and theoretically stimulating.
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