Archipelago is a set of islands that are not necessarily able to establish any relationship with each other. Or a set of islands that hold some particularity and that eventually are crossed by considerable distances. It is also possible to understand an archipelago as a geographical, semantic and symbolic ensemble that retains in a not so conscious way a hidden solitude.
Gilles Deleuze in The Desert Island reminds us that it is always from the outside that we can find the island. That is, the island recognizes itself only as such in its externality, viewed from another angle, and obviously with some length. If we think of a set of islands, perhaps there is an “aporia”, a rational doubt with no way out, to consider: would there be any possible distance from the archipelago that makes it identifiable as such?
Or, is the distance that borders the islands of...an archipelago enough to be able to recognize themselves in their structural isolation? And plus - how far in distance, does the archipelago's view bring about the omniscience of being castaway?