Paranoiac Critical Interiorisations:
Odysseus in Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building and Buckminster Fuller’s domes
Salvador Dali?’s surrealist process, which he named the paranoiac critical method, is a method of generating irrational knowledge through the associative mechanisms of delirious phenomena. Drawing together the story of Odysseus and the Sirens in Homer’s Odyssey and K. Michael Hay’s essay on the modernist dematerialisations of Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building (1958) in New York, the paranoiac critical method is employed in an exegesis of Buckminster Fuller’s giant geodesic domes as a continuation of the transformative power of Odysseus’s legendary journey of interiorisation.
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