Unreal Nature

May 13, 2015

Always Moving

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” … the problem is to catch a reality that is never static, is always moving towards or away from a moment of crystallization … “

This is from the title essay by Sheryl Conkelton found in Uta Barth: In Between Places (2000):

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… what could be construed as pathological passivity could also be a resistance to productiveness, a rejection of socialized behaviors that insist on consuming the world. The theme of not-knowing becomes an indifferent transcendence of constantly shifting imagery: there is no responsibility to actively synthesize the images. The paradox of resistant passivity suggests that undirectedness, rather than constructed self-awareness, might be the a priori and originary point …

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Barth brings the real into the imaginary: her project proposed the possibility of their interaction and interchangeability as the originary point, an in-between place at a distance from the dichotomies of the perceptual and the cognitive, the representational and the abstract, the referential and the simulacral.

For a director the problem is to catch a reality that is never static, is always moving towards or away from a moment of crystallization, and to present this movement, this arriving and moving on as a new perception. — Michelangelo Antonioni

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My most recent previous post on Barth is here.

-Julie

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