Étienne-Jules Marey • Collège Jules Vallès de Portet sur Garonne

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

“But it is no longer a matter of applying psychology; on the contrary, there is no more interiority, for everything that is interior is deployed outwardly, takes the form of the image. Yet, at this time, everything becomes image, and the essence of the image. The essence of the image is to be altogether outside, without intimacy, and yet more inaccessible and mysterious than the thought of the innermost being; without signification, yet summoning up the depth of any possible meaning; unrevealed yet manifest, having that absence-as-presence which constitutes the lure and the fascination of the Sirens.” Maurice Blanchot, trans. Charlotte Mandell, The Book to Come