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What Philosophy Wants from Images

D. N. Rodowick


In the past two decades, the contemporary art world has exhibited an ever-increasing fascination with the cinema; or better, a certain memory of the history of theatrical cinema. A principle material of contemporary art—and it is a rich and varied one—is the ever-fading memory of cinema: a vast archive of cultural experience, elliptical and discontinuous fragments of memory-images, which become an ever more powerful source of fantasmatic resurrection and recreation because they can no longer be invoked directly. These works challenge both the history of cinema, and our memory of the history of ... More

Keywords: memory of cinema, logic of sensation, moving image installation, photography and belief, digital or virtual images, Victor Burgin, Harun Farocki, Gilles Deleuze, Christian Metz, Stanley Cavell

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226513058
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226513225.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

D. N. Rodowick, author
University of Chicago