Can blind goose skin read as Braille?

When reading the goosebumps

About this little book

In his essay, Robert Krokowski traces that special writing on our body that we are all familiar with, but surprisingly we only use a metaphor for the designation. But can you read 'goosebumps' if you perceive it as a kind of fleeting Braille, as a Braille that does not only stand for horror or well-being? What is communicated to us in the traces on our skin when the icy shiver of horror touches it - or the comforting touch of tenderness? An essay also on the limits of discernment - and observations that enable them to be exceeded.

From the author's introduction

"Wrinkles on the face, the hair on the back of the neck, goose bumps, brown spots, red lines, black dots: signs of our body. We perceive them, consider ourselves to be seeing, recognize their meaning, understand them as testimonies. But sometimes We also feel that we remain blind to the meaning of a script, the message of which, if we could read it, would make us blush, or pale. But those who perceive it as a kind of fleeting Braille can read goosebumps that not only stands for cold, horror or well-being? What is communicated to us in the tracks on our skin when the icy shiver of horror touches it - or the comforting touch of tenderness?

An essay on Scripture Blush is a daring attempt. In any case, it is generally assumed that texts also bear witness to the experiences of their authors themselves. In this respect, a text that is devoted to the aesthetic and conceptual exploration of body states is risky: after all, it is also about tactile journeys to those erogenous zones that are rarely described in manuals for working people. On the maps of scientific knowledge, they are often only recorded as the depths of sensory perception. And the history of their exploration, which for some begins with the discovery of psychoanalysis, will cause many doctoral theses to fail. Because what happens in the back and forth in the pleasure and displeasure sinks of the body, when it turns into the rhythmic pulsation of bubbling and foaming instinctual sources, is not an academic question. And what happens when a mother's finger opens an erogenous zone while writing on her baby and this combines in a voluptuous romance novel or in a tormenting drama of pain or in a mixture of both with all the other carings that her child will have for a lifetime get under your skin will probably be the secret motivation for some fictional self-exploration for a long time to come. Anyone who transmits intimate messages from the peripheral areas of aesthetic experiences touches fear of contact. And those who do not present their reports of stays in unknown areas, for example art (such as the "Fathoming Out of a White More"), in an appropriate manner, can feel how the taboo, with which strange representations are occupied, is transferred to the messenger .

Some reactions (as recently experienced) to the communication are also only partially amusing, an essay is devoted to the subject of "living writing" from a changing perspective and depicts its "subjects" from changing angles: as if one were making themselves so ostensibly hubris Divergent worshipers guilty of offenses against a purity law because they allow the bastardization of thinking ... "

The author

Robert Krokowski, freelance writer, artist and text practitioner, psychoanalyst and lecturer in aesthetic education, has lived and worked in Berlin since 1980. Studied philosophy, religious studies, Jewish studies and theology in Bochum and Berlin. Seminars and seminars at the Sigmund Freud School Berlin and the Psychoanalytical Association Berlin. Since 1990 psychoanalyst in own practice. Textual writing art projects and book publications since 1978, various exhibitions, installations, unique pieces, multiples. Essays on Psychoanalysis and Art.
Since 2000 development of the performative project 'Die Schrift der Engel'. Since 2003 teaching assignments and projects in teaching and learning research for aesthetic education at the University of Neubrandenburg.