• Two or Three Approaches to a Landscape

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    As a starting point, I take the famous concept by Alfred Korzybski – the map is not the territory – and adjust it in an ironic way, where the map is not the map and the territory is not the territory. I do not move further to hyperreality, maybe just mention it. My work is dedicated to a pre-linguistic (or non-linguistic) state of being in time and space. Finding oneself being locked and overwhelmed by an unknown landscape, which borders are unmeasurable due to limited vision and truncated perspective. The word “habitus” can perfectly describe this disturbing state of a nonrejected stage. Habitus contains its own matter of time – cyclic, repeated and self-contained construction. This reminds mythological approach where time is transcribed as a transit condition or transcendence of events. Mythological undertext appears to be the main economic resource of the country and is imported accompanied with natural wonders or supernatural landscapes. This positively affects on annual touristic flow in a high season increasing the number of inhabitants thrice. Mythological consciousness (the mixture of the idea of high technological ecological industry, in reality, seemed as plants producing noise and steam, with the persuasion in existing of invisible people living in stones) of an average islander – an innocent manipulation, multiplied in mass media with editorials about unseen gender equality or positive experience of economic crisis overcoming. Pierre Bourdieu defining the term frames says the conditioned and conditional freedom provided by habitus is as remote from a creation of unpredictable novelty as it is a simple mechanical reproduction of the original conditioning.