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"Kairos" fotografii – moment i wartość
Kairos of photography – the moment and value

Author(s): Joanna Spalińska-Mazur
Subject(s): Photography, Visual Arts, Sociology of Art
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: kairos;split second;digital photography;illusion of presentation;art-photography;Georges Rousse;cropping;anamorphosis;immaterial sculptures;heterotopia;heterochronia

Summary/Abstract: Since we have handed over the manufacturing process to machines, the art-photographyreaches the limit where creation is identified with cropping. The article essentially focuseson works by Georges Rousse, who can hardly be placed in the indicated paradigm and whooften declares that his painting interventions in places of different architecture result fromhis drive for sanctification of the places that may disappear or become empty. In case of thistype of activities, we are not dealing with the reflection of the actual history of the placesor a narrative that can be presented, but with the exploration of the possible time orders –not so much logical as imaginary; we are dealing with a higher register of sensations – withheterotopia. Geometric and monochromatic paintings that Rousse creates, based on simplearchitectural patterns to better modify the perception, disappear along with the places thatcontain them. The explosive moment of this art-photography, its kairos, urges the audienceto learn the mystery of the documented places; to travel in search of their original shape andenergy.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 27-37
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish