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What is a limit? What is your perception of limits? Are limits limitless? Is the unlimited a limit? Can you limit limits? Can you limit the unlimited by (un)limiting the limited? Are limits culturally construed or ‘facts’? What is a fact other than perception? Can we even talk of limits, at the point where facts and fiction melt into each other? Where do facts end and where does fiction begin? Can words have a fixed meaning? What does our understanding of words depend upon?

Limited by the sources around us, we present to you; this (un)limited edition, a publication limited to 36 students, to the confines of your screen and the reach of your internet connection. This page is constantly evolving, communicating, and creating connections, while its physical counterpart is bound to the number of its pages and the immutability of its material limitations.

A publication surrounding limits, exploring limits. We can imagine a physical limitation, for instance, your skin, an organ that is limiting your internal liquids from dripping onto your keyboard. Or, the very device you have in front of you. The walls that perhaps surround you now, shielding you from the outside world. Walls you may call home, but that also limit your vision. Walls representing a boundary, creating an internal and external space.

How we explore a limit starts with our definition of it. Can words even have a fixed meaning? How can we be sure that a ‘limit’ means the same to you as it does to me? Isn’t that all perception? With the help of dictionaries, words are put into the straitjacket of cultural consensus, limiting their meaning from a sea of possibilities, while at the same time allowing us to engage in mutual linguistic interaction. The Latin limitem, meaning ‘a boundary, limit, border, embankment between fields’, suggests a territorial, more physical interpretation of the term. At some point in space-time, the meaning of the word will have expanded to ‘the very extreme, the greatest degree imaginable’. The infinite..., maybe?

Together, we are entering the realm of theory-fiction, where we break and play with the boundaries of physics, of hegemonic cultural structures, of language, as well as your own capabilities. We dive into limitless possibilities and dream of different worlds inspired by Neologisms and Puns, by the power of Voice and Embodiment. The publication pushes narrative through the Subversion of fixed Identity by Sound. It creates Alternative Futurities by Reappropriating stereotypes and deviant Concepts of Time, aiming to challenge the status quo.

This publication was put together as a result of the Honours practice, led by Sami Hammana, Sonia de Jager, and Martina Raponi. Gratitude for them teaching us about things that do not fall into the western art canon and broadening the scope of our limits. Further, we would like to thank Gabriele de Seta, Urok Shirhan, and last but not least Hocus Bogus Publishing Publishing/Dennis Muñoz Espadiña who made this publication possible.

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