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June 15, 2014 8:51 PM Subscribe
Which writers, artists, thinkers, etc explore the themes of liminality
in their work?
posted by divabat to Grab Bag (22 answers total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
The first time I ever heard of anything like the term was when almost every class in my Bachelor's university kept going on about the Japanese concept of Ma (negative space)
. Not too long ago I stumbled upon it again and really connected with the idea of being in-between, neither here nor there, the state of transition being what defines you.
From what I can tell, it seems to be an anthropological or philosophical term, but have there been any artistic or creative works that deal with liminality? Things like thresholds, transitions, trans-anything, both/and, shifting identities, (not quite) belonging, shapeshifting? Where could I keep looking?