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Lewis Carroll

Monday, 22. October 2012 | 23:00 (tz: Europe/Amsterdam)

"Use the country itself, as its own map": operating on the 1:1 scale


The "crisis of representation" is not something that happened to representation when it got old and worn out; nor was it the scale of the moral catastrophes of the twentieth century that brought representation to the paroxysm of the "unrepresentable". The crisis was always already present in representation itself. It was Plato who first theorized and capitalized on what he saw as the discontinuity -- the ontological discontinuity, a discontinuity of being and not merely of logic -- between art and reality.