On Merleau-Ponty's crystal lamellae
aesthetic feeling, anger, and politics
What I here call Merleau-Ponty's crystal lamellae corresponds to a phenomenology of the crystal of the interstices of being: the between. Phenomenology's crystal as I refer to this here is a layered in and through spatial tensions, shimmering, overlapping, intervals magnifying planes and surfaces in all dimensions. This is a crystallography in words to retrace the relations of lived space, tactically navigated, anticipated, recalled, as this experienced awareness of the world around, the places in which we live, especially public spaces, layered in layers, including lattice arrays of space, seen and unseen, including a reflection on art, aesthetic production, especially but not only in Lascaux, and perception, on anger, and the political including the terrorism of capital.
Fóti Véronique, Kontos Pavlos (2017) Phenomenology and the primacy of the political: Essays in honor of Jacques Taminiaux. Dordrecht, Springer.
Babich Babette (2017) „On Merleau-Ponty's crystal lamellae: aesthetic feeling, anger, and politics“, In: V. Fóti & P. Kontos (eds.), Phenomenology and the primacy of the political, Dordrecht, Springer, 125–151.