Archytas

A bottle is not a bench. Happiness is not sadness. A bottle cannot be extracted out of the viscera of a bench. Happiness, though, is teased out of sadness itself. All this goes to show that there is a distinction between being and cognition. But is there? Being and cognition are both modes of Time.…

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The Elegy of the Exilee

‘Totality and Infinity’ is a book. Destroy the book and it persists nonetheless. That happens to be the case with everything… d’oh…  ‘Totality and Infinity’ is not a book… about alterity or the Alter or the alterity of the Alter. If one capably destroyed the Alter and with it all alterity, the subject of ‘Totality…

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Strategies & Surfaces – Week 1

After a short break, studies have recommenced, and the new module for the next couple of weeks shall be ‘Strategies and Surfaces’. The theme set for the first week of studies within this module was ‘Strategies of Looking’. During this week we spoke and read a lot about rephotography. So in this post I shall…

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Positions & Practice – Week 3

Looking back through the viewfinder In this, the third post related to my studies, I will ponder on the theme set for this week, which was ‘Rethinking Photographers’. This is an unusual theme to grapple with seeing that we are rarely asked or even accustomed to turn a questioning finger towards the photographer herself/himself. So…

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