Cadentia

Time is rapture. Anything that happens in Time, falls out of Time. Literally. Being is Time. Anything that is, falls out of Being, and is. Quite literally. In time, everything comes to be. What is the rupture that causes the rupture? Love. The “struggle between human being and apparatuses” (FLUSSER 2000: 75) is the struggle…

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You are most welcome

Reality is perfection. Nothing outdoes reality, warts and all. Ironically, the most perfect painting happens to be a photograph. Paintings are merely the result of (the intentional or unintentional) poor use of Photoshop (coupled with the use of an expensive and very good 3D printer). Photographs are very cheap illustrations, especially the digital kind; underlying…

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Promise

Text is the linear continuity of Time.  Image is the linear circularity of Time.  (Time puts things in order.) Needless to say, one necessarily sees past reality.  In the beginning there might have been the Word; in the end there is only an image. Reality is a linguistic contrivance. One retains (takes) an ‘impression’ of…

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Just remember what it is you wish for

Both memory and the act of remembering originate in mindfulness. To be mindful is to have knowledge, but also to take care. A memory is a memory of and to remember is to remember because… Therefore, if memory is equated with knowledge, neigh, if memory is indistinguishable from knowledge, the contents of memory can be…

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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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The White Rabbit (Part 3 of 3)

Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. The Holy Bible: Genesis. 3:16 Why is this world the only possibility for alterity? In the light of the day,…

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I(:) met you

Picture yourself in an art gallery eyeing the mysterious beauty of some post-modern painterly disaster hanging on one of the gallery walls. Conceive now the world you are standing in, the very same world that holds in its bosom those atrocious paintings hanging on the gallery walls, as one unitary painterly mess. Yourself now, as Pantocrator,…

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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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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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