Topic: Call me …. or spectres of Debbie Harry
Speaker: Dr. Jeremy Fernando
This presentation attempts to address what it means to be called to present. In particular, what it means to speak on work that is happening, in progress, constantly changing. For this suggests that the work has not yet arrived. Does speaking about it already bring it into existence? Are we calling that work into being?
Another question that is examined is: whether a call is only a call if answered. Does there need to be a response for it to be a call? If so, does this mean that one cannot call out to another, unless the other person responds. Is your call dependent on another?
Which brings us back to where we began. If we are calling work into being, then who or what is doing the responding? Or are we just hearing voices in our heads …