ALEKSANDAR PROKOPIEV (b. 1953, Skopje). Storywriter and essayist. Translated into English, French, German, Japanese … and all the so-called Balkan languages. Fiction books – ...ili..., Slovo o Zmiji, Antiupute za osobnu uprabu, Čovjek sa četiri ure etc., essays – Putovanje bajki, Borges računalo etc.
This essay is one of potential variations of the eternal myth on Dedalus and Ikarus; father – the constructor against son – the musician. From one side – there’s technique, the art of planning, building and maintaining with the Labyrinth as a symbol, from the other side is rebellion spirit, ecstasy and initial inspiration, with the Flying as a symbol. There are not only two principles of creation, but also of life acceptance, sometimes opposite, sometimes mutually connected.
Translated by: Renata Šamo