Institute for Cultural Research of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv.
Keywords: invariant, identification, individuation, catechism, distance, symmetry, subjective perspective, predicative hierarchy.
Abstract. From the viewpoint of the morphological approach, it is the hermeneutic procedure of the disclosure of the interdependence between the whole and its parts that is to be the initial step in the interpretation of a text where textual transformation becomes a kind of catechism that is the series of alternative questions and answers. It is incompleteness and indefiniteness always proper for the text (as the consequences of the theorems of Goedel and Herbrand) that become the preconditions for such initial textual transformation. In particular, the interpreted text is supplemented with questions elu-cidating the functions and intentional missions that the details bear within the whole. The immanent textual incompleteness entails the controversies of the so-called open form that are to a certain degree to be coped with in the process of interpreta-tion. At the same time, the indefiniteness of the text is to be preponderantly enlarged with the aim of its further removal in the final performance. Such randomization of text takes place in the preparatory work of actors and producers and is attested with their drafts.
In its turn, these textual peculiarities of provisionary disintegration are generalized with the concept of distance and, in particular, with distant relations between its elements (the transcendental outer elements being included as well) so that the necessity of the mediation arises that is to be accomplished in interpretation. It concerns, in particular, the antitheses (the entirety – the parts, distance – contact) that are to be mediated. The properties of textual symmetry and asymmetry determine the revelation of its interpretative invariants. The most important of such textual invariants is that of the “subject-predicate” relation that renders the antithesis “potentiality-actuality”. The constancy of this invariant is proved with its incarnation in characters (the vehicles of possibility) and situations respectively as the principal determinants of scenic interpretation.
Ihor Yudkin, Doctor of art studies, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv.
Published: November 22, 2018.
Section: THEORY AND HISTORY OF CULTURE.