MADE IN CYLAND
ON THE LOOKOUT
Mounted head of deer, artificial eyes, sensors, cameras, computer programming
If paranoia transforms into persecutory delusion or persecution mania, one talks about an isolated delusional disorder. Delusional Disorder is a mental illness that is characterized by the presence of a well-systematized domineering delusion, but, unlike schizophrenia, devoid of quirkiness.
Legend says that the expression ‘even walls have ears’ goes back to Dionysius I, the tyrant of Syracuse who lived in the 5th century BC and was the first to come up with the ingenious method of eavesdropping. It is true that Dionysius I did not end well: he was poisoned, and his son Dionysius II ascended the throne. The tyrant’s apprehension was not groundless. The work On the Lookout is the reflections on the subject of organization of a human soul. Could it be that paranoia starts when ‘on the lookout’ and ‘apprehension’ take up residence in the same body? Where does madness start and non-madness end?