Liminalities 12:2 On Contemplation

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This issue of Liminalities features performative actions that interrogate the concept of contemplation as an integral component in the creative and intellectual domains of cultural production. Like the DJ mixing layers of tracks; as the music flows, yet before the quick juxtapositions of beats, or the rapidly shared fissures of improvisations, there is a moment, the precipitous pause, a suspension, a hesitation, the moment of anticipation of what’s to come. This issue plays with the concept of contemplation. Play here endears the plurality of intersections that streams from and crisscrosses the topic. This issue extends a dialogue examining the intrapersonal, interpersonal to the broader community and societal levels giving prominence to the radical transformative and nuanced performative nature of contemplation.