by Lars Harald Maagero In the fall of 2020, I was appointed by the Opera Academy at Oslo National Academy of the Arts to direct a production of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte with the students on their foundation course. This was an exciting and intriguing task: working with a group of students in their early […]
What do we mean when we say ‘we can’t see the wood for the trees’? The expression marks the fact there are always different levels of potential awareness when we look at what is in front of us. For Polanyi, who coined the expression ‘tacit knowing’ or ‘tacit knowledge’ in his seminal work ‘The Tacit Dimension’ (1966), these multiple levels are a form of tacit knowing, a comprehensive entity. Knowledge for Polanyi is above all personal: an embodied act, and always mediated.