Borders delineate living space: they define the known, the ordered world – cosmos, beyond which lies the unknown, chaos . At the same time, they are the markers of difference, helping define the cultural identity of one group vis-à-vis outsiders. Since they are a place where differences meet/confront each other, borders produce conflicts. However, borders are not just an area of separation of two entities. They can also serve as a meeting point, as a zone of encounter. They connect as well as separate; they are thresholds that lead to the experiencing of the other. Drawing on poststructuralist feminist theory and contemporary practices in new media art, this paper explores the contradictory nature of borders, and at the same time, attempts to demonstrate the necessity to go beyond these old dichotomies, and find (construct) a third place, a space of no constraints. Copyright © 2016 Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad.
|Title of host publication||Book of proceedings from the 5th International Interdisciplinary Symposium Encounters of Cultures|
|Place of Publication||Novi Sad|
|Publisher||Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
CitationPoposki, Z. (2010). Encounters on the border. In L. Subotic & I. Zivancevic-Sekerus (Eds.), Book of proceedings from the 5th International Interdisciplinary Symposium Encounters of Cultures (pp. 437-442). Novi Sad: Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad.
- Cultural encounter