Going On/ Beyond

The “beyond” is neither a new horizon, nor a leaving behind of the past… Beginnings and endings may be the sustaining myths of the middle years; but in the fin de siècle, we find ourselves in the moment of transit where space and time cross to produce complex figures of difference and identity, past and present, inside and outside, inclusion and exclusion. For there is a sense of disorientation, a disturbance of direction, in the ‘beyond’: an exploratory, restless movement caught so well in the French rendition o fthe words au-delà- hear and there, on all sides, fort/da, hither and thither, back and forth.

Location of Culture, Homi K. Bhabha

Photo Credit: Catherine Buteau, Manoir Alexandra, November 2011

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