This issue of Double Dialogues looks at ‘space’ from multi-perspectives. Firstly it acknowledges that its questions go beyond answers formerly provided by traditional cognitive science. To embrace, highlight and enlarge a cliché: there is more to space than meets the eyes, the mind and the heart.
These essays explore the way ‘space’ is perceived, lived within, manipulated and re-invented. In the hands of visual, theatrical, musical and literary artists, artefacts exist in and outside material space; they disturb space and re-imagine it.
Art historians, literary critics and philosophers examine spaces: whether galleries, inner-consciousness or the unknown space within a metaphor, and explore the extent to which the world we see is merely the world we desire - whether via language, images, music, dance or song.