quinta-feira, 28 de maio de 2015

Migration, after-postmodern and the ship of fools

In the Middle Ages and Renaissance the stultifera navis or the ship of fools was an allegoric image of people, or maybe a society, navigating without course and without captain or guide. This symbol was used in several forms of art to usually express something more in ironic than in a dramatic way. Nowadays, in after-postmodern times, what was just a symbolic and ironic image before, now became a very sad reality in the middle of nowhere and no-country. The efficiency of frontiers as a meaning for home in postmodern times ended, and was replaced by distant hopes for not so distant lands, although very far from reaching…      

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