An Essential Disorientation by John Newling

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An Essential Disorientation by John Newling

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An Essential disorientation, 2007

“The crisis we face today demands more than superficial adjustment. Increasingly, it is realized that any efforts to safeguard and cherish the environment needs to be infused with a vision of the sacred.”  
Carl Sagan (1934-1996) Astronomer 

Commissioned by the Polish Museum of Contemporary Sacred Art and published by SARP this book is an investigation into sacredness and its relation to contemporary art. In it New guides his thoughts through a series of cartographic thoughts that map his sense of Sacredness in relation to contemporary art and all our lives. In the book Newling specifically reflects on the Liminal and the Sacred, Place and Sacredness, Value and Sacredness, Engines of Sacredness, and Nature, Sacredness and Us.

Newling writes ... At a time when many ideologies have all but blown themselves out; when meaning seems to have become meaningless in a strangely nihilistic void; when, in our sophistication, we find as our ancestors did that we are fearful of the unpredictability of nature; when knowledge as causality seems to become increasingly predetermined; it seems appropriate to review the relationship we have with nature as a sacred process… 

A hard back book with dust jacket and beautiful uncoated papers. Includes illustrated section. 158 pages.

An Essential Disorientation. First edition. SARP, Poland Commissioned by the Polish Museum of Contemporary Sacred Art and published by SARP.180 page hard back book ‘An essential Disorientation’ is published in English and Polish ISBN 978-83-922964-0-9

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