One is straight away struck by the paucity of words availed to expound this chanced-upon poiesis born in the crevasses of cultural hybridity and nourished in the no man's lands of ascetic transmutation...

Problematisation in Laubies's work

In "Problematization in Laubies's deconstructive work" (ca 2008), problematization initially functioned as a prudent probe. But its performance went beyond mere problem proposal. It flattened and distorted, marked and defaced, underrode and demeaned ones own creative urge. It eradicated totally and left in the lurch a crass mistrust that snubbed 'all reliance on technique and virtuosity' (Laubies, 2001, Aphorism No. 9). 

Its importance may be gauged through indexical aids and performative riders such as intertextuality, aleatoricism and unparsed automatistic paleoclimatology. These are not to be read for their inferred inventiveness, but reckoned nonetheless for their spatial spheres that at very high frequencies or strata, let us say, 'took recourse to a god' (vide Zoetmulder). Through inbuilt resolve and reconciliation Laubies's problematization was a negotiated process pretty much left to chance.

In a related sense, participation in what had earlier been depicted as "deconstructive practice" was tantamount to drawing on the cognitive means by which perception, as a culturally acquired and shielded edifice, was ousted by transordinate structures that were faithful to the process of defamiliarization and the destabilizing all known things. What on earth was left to be unearthed?

Lightness over pale-blue line of horizon,
The untrodden beach under baking sun.
But exactly how this came about was anyone's adventure.


P. J. Zoetmulder, Kalangwan: a survey of old Javanese literature. The Hague : Martinus Nijhoff, 1974.

Laubies, Aphorism No. 9 (2001)

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