All things related to communication in a very broad sense. Things posted in this category may be related to mass media but are certainly not related to it. In a more general meaning, communication is the process by which things come into relation with one another. It also has a lot to do with the concept of community, with the idea of gift and debt and, last but not least, with phenomena related to separation and destruction (as a side effect of the coming-together which is usually associated with communication).
☛ New York Journal-American photographic morgue: “Dangers of Falling”, December 8, 1951. Rec. no. NYJA000663. © The Ransom Center. The official description goes like this: Illustrating the dangers of taking a fall during the decorating of a Christmas tree, for an article on what not to do during the holiday season. As the clearly-outlined shadows […]
A 3200-word essay I wrote on Jean-Luc Godard’s 3-D film Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language) has been published at Berfrois: see “The Gaze of Interruption”. I discovered Berfrois a couple of years ago through a review of Michel Foucault’s Leçons sur la volonté de savoir written by Stuart Elden. Berfrois is a well-established “literary-intellectual […]
☛ The New Yorker: “Fall Library”, cover illustration by Tom Gauld, October 20th, 2014. The same image on the artist’s blog. The New Yorker website provides this additional detail about how the illustration came to be: When Tom Gauld sent the first sketch for this week’s cover, “Fall Library,” we discussed a variant where the […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on November 20, 2014 ― Published in Art, Communication, Illustration, Technology | Tagged: book, fall, library, Literature, New Yorker, New Yorker cover, reader, reading, Tom Gauld
☛ Paris Photo 2014: What We Leave Behind – Jean-Luc Godard Archives, “Study 7”, chromogenic color print by Stephan Crasneanscki. Images retrieved from L’Oeil de la Photographie. The manuscript text in the photo is Godard’s reworking of an excerpt –glued bellow– from Jean Anouilh’s Antigone. Here, I reproduce a longer version of the excerpt, as […]