Vol 4:2 & Vol 5:1
Caesurae is both plural and singular. – Our home-run of literary, artistic and theoretical engagement will run by all the bases of the humanist ball-park: literature, films, music, painting, photography and all their disciplinary visions and revisions. But, it is singular in that we intend to treat everything as first base, dwell on it and in it, rather than take everything in transit. 'Caesurae' are gaps that radical urges to creativity open up. They are also pits that allow the slide of theoretical and artistic trajectories to mix and mingle in a cantankerous punch.
Feature - 2023
With the unprecedented proliferation of image production and image consumption in the contemporary times, the academic importance of studying images, their production and reception, their networks and translatability have become significant for understanding the folds of reality today. By ‘image’, we mean a sense of visuality, which can manifest through visual, sonic, aural, textual modes and/or in various combinations of these mediation processes. This study needs to be interdisciplinary at its core as it would involve direct conceptual investments from anthropology and archaeology of media, visual culture, visual anthropology, cinema studies, new media studies, screen studies, popular culture studies, film-philosophy, psychology, philosophy and various others. In terms of global trends, the specific importance of the context of medium-specificity and cross-media culture in the formation and propagation of image are being dealt within the emerging discipline of Intemediality. It is also time to interrogate the generic idea of the medium as well. An image created in a film decades ago in a specific socio-cultural space can give rise to a series of related yet different images or image-ideas in films made in other times and/or in other cultural contexts. Experimental cinematic works based on film archival research to a great extent (e.g., The Image Book, 2018 by Jean-Luc Godard) have shown that gradual mutation of an image-idea (with specific sensory value) happens through various films, at times without the conscious knowledge of even the filmmaker. This brings us to the question of image relations within the medium, intra-mediality and an associated idea that image is never complete, it is always in the process of becoming. The question is of more significance if we consider the global flows and translations of tangible and intangible cultural artifacts.
Carsten Wicke, Musician
Caesurae is where artist and art lovers come together. Keeping up traditions and promoting them with todays media possibilities is a great effort.
Pritha Sen, Student
Caesurae is one among the e-journals galore! Rest of the E-Journals are so boring!
Steffen Horstmann, Poet
Caesurae is a fascinating new literary journal that engages themes of cultural translation, offering readers a blend of art, music, poetry, fiction, essays, film studies and much more.