Getting Out, Getting In
On transitions, indeterminacy, and acts of daring.
For anthropologist Victor Turner, this is the time betwixt and between social categories, a space where you're not what you were and not yet what you will be. He called this "the liminal passage".
Whatever fancy word you have for it, life is punctuated with these moments: highschool graduation, resigning from a job, changing beliefs.
For some people, like the starving artist who constantly slips through the net of recognition, the period of “getting out there” and “getting into the industry” can be a seemingly endless. For others, like the guy on the train nodding between wake and sleep, the passage can be but a few seconds.
In our own “getting out there” volume, we ask what it means to be getting out of one state and getting into another. Does getting out always involve getting in?
And how do we approach the question that inevitably pops up in these situations: “now what?”.