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My artistic reaction to Heidegger‘s essay Building Dwelling Thinking ‚digitally manipulated photos and one drawing (title of this drawing is Fourfold) .
The sand tower nicely reminiscents the Tower of Babel, is a digital photo I took on a Dutch coast recently.
Babel story is seen as a metaphor for the dangers of technology. To paraphrase Heidegger if technology solves all our problems, this will be our biggest problem. That is why the tower was eventually ruined by the God whoãcame down and caused them to speak different languages. We could say The Tower of Babel is a kind of Heideggerian prophesy, where human dasein builds technologicaly advanced almighty tower of domination which at the same time has an self-destructing tendency.
According to Heidegger in this letting-be of things, Dasein does not attempt to manipulate, master or compel things, but instead builds things in their essential nature, i.e., in relation to the fourfold tough, human desire to use, obtain and manipulate objects is a constant threat.
In short, “Dasein’s Being-in-the-world is a Being-with others: it shares its world with beings that genuinely are its Others – beings capable of inhabiting or dwelling within that same world.”
A man dwells in a world that he has been thrown into until death.ã HE MUST BE THERE
“To be a human being means to be on earth as a mortal.”
Digital Art / Digitaalinen Taide, Essay / Essee, Illustration / Kuvitus, Mixed Media / Sekatekniikka, Photography / ValokuvausTagged
Babylonin torni /Tower of Babel, drawing / piirrustus, language / kieli, Tea Popovic, technology / teknologia, watercolour / vesiväriComments
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