An afternoon conversation

18.2.19

This very short experimental film came about after thinking about the photograph as a seemingly consistent object , as well as the nature of photography being, as so often referred to, a ‘freezing of time’.  It is a small test in an ongoing exploration of my own relationship with photography/photograph.

“Time is also decon- textualized from matter, as well as from the rhythms and seasons of the earth, and divisible into uniform, quantifiable units of clock time. In addition, time is conceived of as neutral, something that objects and persons move through, and abstract, without the capacity to affect actual change in the world. Time […] becomes something humans think they can control”(Gries, p30)

“Life itself is not the reality. We are the ones who put life into stones and pebbles” (Frederick Sommer in Sontag, p190).

GRIES, L. (2015). SPATIOTEMPORAL MATTERS. In Still Life with Rhetoric: A New Materialist Approach for Visual Rhetorics(pp. 25-55). Boulder, Colorado: University Press of Colorado. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt130hktr.7

Sontag, S. (1979) On Photography, London: Penguin