Undisciplinary is the personal wiki of Martin Zemlicka.

Beatriz Colomina


My reading of the story is that Ariadne is the first architect, not Deadalus as it is usually said; because although he built the labyrinth, she is the one that was able to decipher it by basically figuring out the order that is actually in the labyrinth with the use of a thread. So, despite the apparent disorder of the labyrinth there is a way of representing its order, and she represents that order. That’s why I like this myth of Ariadne, because it contradicts the usual expectations of merging disorder with the feminine. Here, the feminine is the figure that will get you out of the disorder.

Beatriz Colomina, interview with Monika Mitášová, in: Oxymoron and Pleonasm