Monthly Archives: March 2013

Chaplin modern times metaphor

A Note on Metaphor in Cinema

Metaphor in cinema is an impossible operation. It is one, which in order to function must pass through a transmutation into a second, literary form. The sense of Eisenstein’s metaphor “the workers are cattle” from Strike, or Chaplin’s “the masses

Chaplin modern times metaphor

A Note on Metaphor in Cinema

Metaphor in cinema is an impossible operation. It is one, which in order to function must pass through a transmutation into a second, literary form. The sense of Eisenstein’s metaphor “the workers are cattle” from Strike, or Chaplin’s “the masses

Kobo Abe

fragment 0006: Kobo Abe

First I shall woo the girl boldly, and if I am refused (and refused I shall be), I shall kill her over a period of days. I shall enjoy eating her corpse.  This is not a figure of speech; I

Kobo Abe

fragment 0006: Kobo Abe

First I shall woo the girl boldly, and if I am refused (and refused I shall be), I shall kill her over a period of days. I shall enjoy eating her corpse.  This is not a figure of speech; I

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On the Difference between the Critique and the Review

or The Irrelevance of Taste We may say of every approach to art that any analysis which fails to uncover hidden relationships in the work, and hence those that are not contained in the work misses the point of the

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On the Difference between the Critique and the Review

or The Irrelevance of Taste We may say of every approach to art that any analysis which fails to uncover hidden relationships in the work, and hence those that are not contained in the work misses the point of the

Cinema Hall

pensée 0005: In cinematic chambers…

In cinematic chambers our self is erased. We become the worshiping eye, the seer of god. The mind is present in the same chamber, but as a phantom, with a parallel existence. What the eye sees is not what the

Cinema Hall

pensée 0005: In cinematic chambers…

In cinematic chambers our self is erased. We become the worshiping eye, the seer of god. The mind is present in the same chamber, but as a phantom, with a parallel existence. What the eye sees is not what the

pensée 0004: Tun, Täter, Tatort

In German, the monosyllabic verb tun could be translated into English simply as ‘to do’. When this doing is carried over to a person, this individual becomes a Täter (from the third person conjugated form tat) not just a ‘doer’

pensée 0004: Tun, Täter, Tatort

In German, the monosyllabic verb tun could be translated into English simply as ‘to do’. When this doing is carried over to a person, this individual becomes a Täter (from the third person conjugated form tat) not just a ‘doer’

Pensée

pensée 0003: working with time

Literature and cinema although both composed in time, occupy spaces which never overlap. The textual description nullifies the image just like the cinematographic apparition nullifies the signifying word.

Pensée

pensée 0003: working with time

Literature and cinema although both composed in time, occupy spaces which never overlap. The textual description nullifies the image just like the cinematographic apparition nullifies the signifying word.

Top: Qui Shihua, Untitled 2005 185x357 Bottom: JMW Turner, Dido Building Carthage, 1815

Celestial Voids, Celestial Infinitudes: JMW Turner and Qui Shihua

He who regards himself in this light will take fear of himself, and observing himself sustained in the mass given him by nature between those two abysses of the Infinite and the Void, will tremble at the sight of these

Top: Qui Shihua, Untitled 2005 185x357 Bottom: JMW Turner, Dido Building Carthage, 1815

Celestial Voids, Celestial Infinitudes: JMW Turner and Qui Shihua

He who regards himself in this light will take fear of himself, and observing himself sustained in the mass given him by nature between those two abysses of the Infinite and the Void, will tremble at the sight of these