Monday, March 20, 2006


The vanishing of an culture, by the overlap of another is always marked by the attempt of eliminate its legacy (in order to establish a new order), and at the same time an integration of elements that mingle with the new implemented structure, both as folkloric and pragmatic interference.
The Dictiopolari project is born from an archaeological look on the formation of specific knowledge.
There is a relation of knowledge with Polari that marks its background and specificity: i know it because i need/want o know it; i own it an it defines me. For there as an relation of master and servant in some way: you cannot live without knowledge, but knowledge itself cannot live just in itself, without you.
Polari by giving meaning to a certain desire, creates (represents in words) an certain truth about an certain reality. A seek for truth that tries to detour and overcome the distortion of appearances that exist to mask and deny access to the real. This is precisely the bias for knowledge elaboration. And in fact, also one of the reasons for the emergence of a dictionary (to avoid misinterpretations).
The Dictiopolari is based on this need to communicate and recognition of a similar language. According to lacanian point of view, the subject (when trying to bring up its existence) is obliged to request the recognition of it to someone else; to approach others makes me identify with him (and by doing so dividing my true me). The language (the basis for this relation) is real but structures itself in the place of the other, and because of that we are able to communicate. That's the reason why the place of the other is the place of desire. Because he defines the limit that gives meaning to my action/desire.
A dictionary is an structure that defines a limit of interpretation: Dictiopolari is an interpretation of that limit. What limit? Based on what? Which relation exists between realities and communication? Is there a axis/context of relation among owner's of power? Why is there the need to form a word, to define it in sound and moreover in meaning? A dictionary reveals the existence of a structure of thought that defines a closure, a limit that safeguards the interpretation and alterity. A dictionary is like censure: reveals/creates at the same time that misprisions.

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