Sunday, 12 April 2009

recording time


the omniprescence of photographs has an incalculable effect on our ethical sensibility. by furnishing this already crowded world with a duplicate one of images, photography makes us feel that the world is more available than it really is
susan sontag

observation reflects absence | allusion is pithily ironic | preemptive arbiter of ideas | caustic voice | we take our thoughts from the accumulated rubble of any single moment of our mental state and enter them into forms suitable for discourse - bochner 1971 | the embrace of a snapshot aesthetic | without strategy the images find a binding narrative of their own simply by being | people remain attached to the most recent past - rear view mirror | take the gun beyond the cliche - impossible | what are the challenges of a nonlinear story | non linear structures allow one to explore time - opening it up - pulling it back and revealing the inner workings of a single moment - doug aitken | film is a vehicle for recording time - silence and the still image also - its just that more is left to the viewers perception | the rationality of imposed structure - cinema is an imposed structure of time whether linear or not - as recent cinematography moves to expressing time in layers and folds - borrowing of earlier literary techniques | the top image is one of my favourite shots of john

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