Many of the
short essays and extracts collected here ask questions of the artwork, object, space or
practice from the point of view of its use of time, or of time’s other, the
outside of time. At issue is the reading of time as it is presented in its
symbolic or rhetorical aspects and how these contribute to time’s social,
ritual, or community-making function. It is suggested that all these aspects of
time’s representation taken together constitute a significant part of what we
usually call a work’s impact; its affective meaning - its effect upon us.
the object, image, space or process under discussion, it is the experience they offer to us
and the role this experience plays in forming ourselves that gives the unifying
theme to this collection.
Some of the following will find (or will have found) their way into
academic (or other) publication, as such they constitute works-in-progress:
some will remain as speculative propositions (to borrow a term from Hegel),
thought experiments and downright provocations - couched in a decidedly
non-academic lyric/performative style.
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