At the beginning of this paper, we questioned the tenets of a too narrow binary Postcolonialism and the increasing need for a more inclusive paradigm to interrogate peripheral and semi-peripheral Modernisms. We have seen the ways that an anthropological approach can bring us to a renewed awareness of the sensuous – the encounter with An Sùileachan, in particular, is first and foremost a physical one. We have seen that a purely hermeneutic approach can blind us to what is in front of our eyes as we search for inner meaning. However, it is also clear that whilst the sensuous is a starting point, it has to be allied to the interpretation of a code.
|Title of host publication||Relate North|
|Subtitle of host publication||Art & design for education and sustainability|
|Editors||Timo Jokela, Glen Coutts|
|Place of Publication||Rovaniemi|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Dec 2018|
Blair, L. (2018). Reconfiguring the Historical Ontologies of Northern Communities in the Art of Will Maclean. In T. Jokela, & G. Coutts (Eds.), Relate North: Art & design for education and sustainability (Vol. 5, pp. 10-32). Rovaniemi.