Wednesday, 19 October 2011

first discursions


That which dwells near its origin departs”

This quote from Holderlin’s The Journey was placed by Martin Heidegger at the end of his origin of the work of art, its use here as a beginning situates the following writing as a sequence of discursionsthat depart from an encounter with an artwork.

In the first moment of an encounter with an artwork, a between is formed; something that stands between the subject and an artwork, thisbetween provides no comprehension of the artwork which stands to the other side and in this between neither the subject nor the artwork exist as clearly delineated things, instead they could be thought of as hybrid and contingent processes, that diverge and tangle over time.

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