Public Lecture- Poetics of Space, lecture by Rezki Dk.

We had inspired by Gaston Bachelard’s The Poetics of Space!
A beautifully packaged book, persuaded us to dive into our deep imagination, urged us to “daydreaming”.
A book full of poems, immensely talked about the importance of our memory, imagination, and the significance of a house.
There are several things that could be concluded from saturday book sharing;
1. There are 3 binding principles on which why a person still connected with his/her first house
a. Daydreaming
Poetry is like daydreaming, a conciously-driven imagination, reconstructing of what the dreamer seeing and foreseeing. Its connection will always going back to memories from a childhood house. as Gaston stated “the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.”(Poetics of Space., pg.6)
b. Maternal Figure
A house is like a another “mother”, the first place of being taught, a first of everything. The value sometimes so deep, it often becomes a benchmark of any other spaces (or rooms or other houses/space to inhabit) to define “comfort” or even sorrow. A personification that would stick.
c. Primitiveness
A story of a hermit’s hut, hut as in the most practical yet significant form of inhabiting. A function that takes shape where as there are values in this world (present time) would define the importance of it. A centralised, extreme solitude which the inhabitant felt could conclude in absolute refuge. A place to meditate, a conciousness of how important of a house. It is also compared to the natural state such as nests and shells.
2. House & Universe, a unique concept of which a house could easily becomes one true, first universe. A place to start, expanded from, and finalized upon to.
3. Valorization, a way to put values into something, to realize/find the – significance in the insignificance. In here also explained about the beauty of a house as a memory medium, a model of intimacy. A medium could be in our room’s corners to our wardrobes.
4. Inside x Outside. A analogy of door knob and a key. Why a person psychologically more interested on a ‘closed yet could be opened’ things. A oneiric feels for mysteries happened in between what we personally called “inside” and “outside”.
5. Everything is round. an idea of searching for perfection. When everything is intimately perceived inside of us, we could see everything as a whole thing, as unity.
This book reminds us to be comply with our surroundings. To be grateful and look further on “ordinary things’. A romantic book, which could be quite relevant in our today, unending-business routines. Or it is not?
Thank you for Restless Spirits who came on Saturday! We’ll see you on the next Saturday event, which we will talk about Antonin Noemi Raymond’s works and practice.