A Eulogy to Time

The question of the meaning of Being must be formulated. HEIDEGGER 1962:24 What is the meaning of Being? Being is, or refers to, or is defined as… But what does it mean? Being means nothing; nothing said about Being will elucidate the meaning of Being. Being is Time, (supposedly) conjectured Heidegger. But, again, what does…

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All over a spark

The originary is the origin. There is nothing beyond the origin. Place yourself at a desk facing an open window. Put blank paper in front of you and take hold of a pencil. Start drawing the scene appearing outside the open window that is facing you. Set yourself an infinite amount of time to complete…

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Tereża 

Without separation, no contact. Separation is the necessary precursor to contact. It is irrelevant whether a painted thing is a being or a non-being. Painting confirms the painted thing as being as such. The lemon is the lemon. There is nothing outside the lemon which is the lemon. Obviously lemons can cease to exist. In…

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The Eyes are the Moons 

Why differentiate between will and free will? The statement “out of my own free will” is a linguistic convention we may make use of; and we may do so, to presuppose (and therefore solidly suppose) the actuality of the linguistic convention “of before origin.” But there is nothing before origin. Therefore, “even if there didn’t…

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The Investiture of that Name

Paintings are atemporal; a painting can be painted at any time. History is the history of the photograph. History, then, is the history of colour. Following Runge, white and black are to be treated as colours and not as transparencies. Colour is colourful but must still appear to appear as such. Following Heraclitus very loosely,…

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Speciously Valid

Science defines a photograph. All science does is define a photograph.  To dissect, to analyse, to investigate, to examine, to inspect, to study… actions all done in order to check whether reality is real, whether reality persists. What then, we should ask, is the difference between these actions and the act of remembering? Is there…

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Addio, teorema

We take a photograph. Or maybe we are still deciding on whether we ought to take the photograph. The subject or event we are in want of photographing, we photograph, or ideate about whether to photograph, because the subject or event we are in want of photographing impinges upon consciousness (sometimes without us paying much…

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In Your Head

The distinctions between beings can only be made in Time. These distinctions create a sense of depth. The ruler and the measuring tape both take a measure of time not space. Why Time? Because it takes time. The only mode of knowledge is language. Language is historical, like Time. To know, that is, to tease…

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say goodbye, say hello

The number zero is the only true invention. The human, the inventor of the number zero, happens to be a creature (but is not necessarily the sole creature) that can understand the concept of the number zero and its most direct offspring: the ratio scale. With the advent of this remarkable invention, everything could be…

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Genealogy of ‘the photographic’

Prior to the modern movement in the visual arts, painting was an exercise in incomplete realism. Painters had already disavowed that which would interest Heidegger and that which Heidegger would go on to question. Their painterly exercises in incomplete realism, though, attest to the fact that painters, seemingly not interested in philosophy, had through the…

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