Temporality and the Image
20 January 2020 | 5.30pm 8pm
Kensington, Lecture Theatre 1
Part of the CHS Aesthetics and Philosophy Seminar Series
Time… gives nothing to see. It is at the very least the element of invisibility itself. It withdraws whatever could be given to be seen. It itself withdraws from visibility. One can only be blind to time, to the essential disappearance of time even as, nevertheless, in a certain manner, nothing appears that does not require and take time.
– Jacques Derrida
The image is not a closed field of knowledge; it is a whirling, centrifugal field. It is not a field of knowledge like any other; it is a movement demanding all the anthropological aspects of being and time.
– Georges Didi-Huberman
Much of the late modern pre-occupation with the question of the image has been coextensive with the question of temporality. This lecture draws on a number of conjunctions of this relationship such as the time-image, poiesis and the dialectical image and explores the difference between the sayable and the seeable. In turn practices of montage and collage will be sites of extended investigation.
Sylviane Agacinski, Time Passing (New York: Columbia University Press 2003)
Julia Holzl, Transience (New York: Atropos Press 2019)
Antonio Negri, Time for Revolution (London; Continuum 2003)
Giorgio Agamben, The Man Without Content (London: Stanford University Press 1994)
Gilles Deleuze, Cinema 2: The Time-Image (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press 1989)
Jean-Luc Nancy, The Ground of the Image (New York: Fordham 2005)