Mapping Indexicality in "The Arcades Project"
Linguistic deixis in <i>The Arcades Project</i> rendered as wandering paths.

This project interprets the text of Walter Benjamin’s The Arcades Project[1] as a collection of gestures, reading instances of linguistic deixis as concretized moments of textual interiority. Each path represents the mutable indexicality of a given convolute by tracking the spatial and temporal context of the word “this.” The resultant traces capture the wandering, associative nature of work in a seemingly sporadic blueprint of its textual volition.

  1. Walter Benjamin, The Arcades Project, trans. Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin (Belknap Press, 2002), Third Printing edition.
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