The place or point of beginning, the outset.
This week’s Engineering Fictions will be seeded by artist Aoife Desmond. Taking the word ‘Thresholds’ as a starting point, as usual, there will be a discussion raised through Aoife’s work which will lead us towards some writing. Read on below how Aoife introduces her interest in thresholds:
I’m interested in the idea of thresholds in physical space. A doorway being the most obvious example, marking the transition from a public space to a private space. In our everyday surroundings much subtler examples occur, transitions from urban to rural, from central to suburban, from domestic to industrial, from tended to untended. In this way I see thresholds as being linked to liminality, marking an edge of something at a point of transformation.