If I could say it, I wouldn’t have to dance it, would I?
“If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it”
This quote of the famous dancer Isadora Duncan is of importance for ‘selfreflecting’ (Western) academics and scientists.
It was used by Gregory Bateson to make a point on a major epistemological flaw, a system-error, in Western sciences since four centuries.
The performing arts are as much a way of producing valuable knowledge as the social sciences.
Me, being an artisan, could paraphrase mrs Duncan by saying: If I could write it wouldn’t make sense by making a piece of art.
In my case, being a social scientist, I combine my ‘analog’ artisanal expressions with seeking the edges of what can be conceptualized, in three languages, about troubling/troubled young men.
See my The Eye of Horus (1988) and my chapter ‘The Multiple Connection’ (complementing genderworlds) (1998)