Wednesday, November 18, 2009


  1. Actually, this is not related to abstract comics? Did you make this? Looks like it is a movie still with the spectator reflected.

  2. you must be young.

    in times of neuronal
    or associative impasse, consider
    the impasse a wheel, when the
    spokes begin to speak
    the wheel will turn
    and crane will lay down
    another fish along the
    gilded path of bild:

    the head is where abstraction takes place, also
    another word for head is

    and pen-ultimate
    sounds like
    pen alternate
    or alter mater

    the head
    alters matter

    my humble
    imho viz

    but course a wheel can find a near
    infinite range of beginnings
    when the pi is slived ever finer

    the distance
    between the real
    the image once represented
    and what it is now
    is so surreal in technical historical
    terms it becomes a kind of
    philosophical substance
    you can find echoes of this
    kind of thing in Baudrillard
    for example though probably
    not the chic-est example.

    the best thing to do
    is to let things
    'speak in their own voices'
    but realize its your voice,

    every referent
    a mirror
    in the end
    in a world of


  3. Yes, Blaise, can you please explain? Often it's hard to fathom the relevance of your posts to the purpose of this blog.

  4. yes, of course

    this photo captures a transitional moment between two layers of information, between the 'beginning' and 'end' of two scenes in a movie, a moment of 'forming' and 'unforming'

    JT Rogstad writes,

    "Forming [...] is a gerund which means a verb that acts like a noun, or to put it pseudo-poetically: movement frozen. Besides the nerdiness factor, this is a beautiful way to describe a narrative that is literally about creation. It speaks to the infinite and eternal as belonging to the newly born. Or: action being stasis."

    the action captured in this photo is interesting to me because it operates in an ambiguous or paradoxical space between motion and stasis - i understand there is 'movement' being captured, but it seems to movement through space and not time

  5. *but it seems to move through space and not time

    @Robukka did i answer your question re 'did you make this'
    @phaneronoemikon nice

  6. mm the original post is successful in the sense that I find both of your blogs: poetry, many of it thoughts on art (and a comic)

  7. I really like this as an abstraction, and totally get where you're coming from -- but does it count as a 'comic'?

    I'm not saying it doesn't... just asking the question.

  8. comics ask the reader to invest into its reality as a language - it is up to the reader to decide for him/herself what constitutes this language

    for me, i guess the line down the center of the picture resembles the fold of a book (the title is 'fold.jpg'), an 'interior horizon'

    it reminds me of this illustration: 'hypersurface'

  9. @phaneronoemikon i forget who the actors are

  10. all art in a way asks the reader to invest in imagery as language. what sets comics apart is they put that language in a sequence. It sounds more like you are discussing the theory behind futurism.

  11. futurism is in the air it's the 100th anniversary this year


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