Photographic realism does not capture all nouns. Not all nouns are nouns. The object, that is the something that is thrown in front of one, is the noun proper. When language fails, the Subject is subjected to, thrown under, a Subject, which is subjected to, thrown under, the Subject – which is subjected; thrown under. Where there is no subjectivity, there is no sight.
If only the photography apparatus could see! If only! What would it show us? Presently it shows us what we see, which is none other than reality. Reality looks like itself because ‘the photographic’ dictates so. It can never be anything other than what it is – this is the principle dictate of ‘the photographic’. Because if it is, it is reality, and reality always looks photographic, and hence always looks the way it does. But, and this is the linchpin, it needn’t look the way it does, as long as it is photographic. (Reality simply imitates the real. And anything can look real, as attested by the endless production of paintings. And Reality said to the people: “Behold ‘the photographic!’”) The only invention made by the human being was the photography apparatus… to show her/him what s/he sees, which is reality, which is a photographic and a photographable reality. But, indeed, ‘the photographic’ points elsewhere; the intention of ‘the photographic’ is otherwise. Indeed, the cognitive process that could possibly subtend the processes of the photography apparatus is not perception but imagination. For ‘the photographic’, anything can be; for ‘the photographic’ could be anything.
The knowing (not knowledge) is not bound by Time.
‘The photographic’ is the noun that resits being a noun.
‘The photographic’ refutes every single word written in this blog.
But, if ‘the photographic’ was to be given the last word on this, it would utter the following: “Time is absolutely nothing.” (To know it, and to know it for what it is: nothing.)
Experience (or at least pretend that you are doing so) in order that you are able to tell!
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