Monday, September 06, 2010

Vision creates the spaces of absence

VISIBILITY (Brighenti)
"The invisible, wrote Merleau-Ponty (1968) in his beautiful 1960 work notes, is not simply something visible that happens to be contingently away from sight. Rather, the invisible is what is here without being an object. The invisible is intrinsic to the visible, is what makes it possible. The punctum caecum of the eye, what the eye will never be able to see, is what makes it possible for the eye to see all the rest of the world. The blind point, the invisible, is what connects physically the subject-observer to the object-observed."

Just as without darkness there can be no light; without the Devil there can be no God.

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