With all due respect to the interval, or, courting a science of the image
In defiance of all pretentions of purpose and/or usefulness...the first G.Frege post:
Lately I have daydreamed over how to conceive of the specific economy that is embedded in the act of quotation. Could we perhaps call it the sister of appropriation (as Lacan calls truth the sister of jouissance)?
Flaubert, September 1852: "Beauty may become a useless sentiment and art something between algebra and music."
I hope our blog, over time, moves in the direction of the latter. Nevertheless...I felt encouraged to post images:
Agamben, July 1975: "For [Aby] Warburg, the attitude of artists toward images inherited from tradition was conceivable in terms neither of aesthetic choice nor of neutral reception; for him it is a matter of confrontation--which is lethal or vitalizing, depending on the situation--with the tremendous energies stored in images, which in themselves had the potential either to make man regress into sterile subjection or to direct him on his path toward salvation and knowledge."
Hollis Frampton, September 1971: "A still photograph is simply an isolated frame taken out of the infinite cinema."
Deleuze, March 1970: "There is no apprentice who is not the Egyptologist of something."