a snapshot: "What
is it that will be done away with, along with this photograph which
yellows, fades, and will someday be thrown out, if not by me—too
superstitious for that—at least when I die? Not only 'life'
(this was alive, this posed live in front of the lens, but also
sometimes how to put it?—love." R.
Barthes, Camera Lucida. New York, 1981. p.94.
can already see that they can work in two ways: by resemblance
or by convention, through analogy or through a code. And no matter
how they work, they themselves are something, they exist in themselves:
they are not only ways of seeing, they are what is seen,
until finally one sees nothing else. The photograph 'creates'
the person or the landscape in the sense that we say the newspaper
creates the event (and is not content to narrate it). What we
see, what we perceive, are photographs. The most significant
thing about the photograph is that it forces upon us the 'truth'
of implausible and doctored images." G. Deleuze, Francis
Bacon: The Logic of Sensation. Minneapolis, MN. p.74
auger: "A dream inquiry into the law? A scandalous
idea! For the system of Jewish law is a proudly immanent system.
It protects its integrity even against the intervention of God.
Questions are answered by means of ratiocination, not by means
of divination." L. Wieseltier, Kaddish.
New York, 1998. p.107.
distilled: Hsieh Ling-yün. From, The
Mountain Poems of Hsueh Ling-yün. D. Hilton, Translator.
New York, 2001. p.55.
community breaks in: D.Hollier, Editor, The
College of Sociology (1937-39). University of Minnesota
Press, Minneapolis, MN.1988. Hollier is addressing romanticism
as the model for the avant-garde, which made "group structure
one of the requirements," placing "the avant-garde
in the category of plural voice."
his shadow: "Something
was walking across the railroad ties and as I looked up it was
like venetian blinds. If you turn them just right you can't see
through them, but the light comes through anyway. I could see a
shadow that was too big to be a human being. It was a great, big,
S. McLaughlin, "In Search of Bigfoot: 'I was so scared...'" http://www.rfthomas.clara.net/news/insearchof.html "
of time: "The clock is wound through three holes
in the clock face. The key is inserted through each hole into
the internal mechanism and turned, raising the weights. Because
the clock’s hands sometimes block the outside of the holes,
and the clock’s internal gears sometimes block the inside
of the holes, winding can only occur at specific times." A.
Powell, "The Hands of Time." The Harvard University
Gazette. 28 Oct 1999.