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De l’imagination et non de la logique: la physique émotionnelle de Roman Signer

Withers, Rachel (2013) De l’imagination et non de la logique: la physique émotionnelle de Roman Signer. In: Films Super-8: la nature comme atelier. MētisPresses, Geneva. ISBN 9782940406845

Type of Research: Book Section
Creators: Withers, Rachel

The text places Signer’s Super-8 films in a philosophical context. It looks at theories of the causation and the acausality of art and the poetic, drawing on arguments from Richard Dawkins, Gaston Bachelard, Roland Barthes, Cornelius Castoriadis and others. Referencing ideas drawn primarily from Cornelius Castoriadis, it argues that the simultaneous manifestation of obviously determinate physical processes and richly poetic emergences in Signer’s Super-8 films initiates a particularly sharply focused enquiry into the indeterminacy of the poetic. It connects the discussion to issues of time, freedom and autonomy. It concludes that Signer’s works demonstrate with particular clarity and brilliance that, as Castoriadis asserted, closed, rationalist philosophical systems are not equal in themselves to the task of describing the universe.

Published in French translation.

Official Website: http://www.metispresses.ch/shop/films-super-8/
Additional Information (Publicly available):

English title: Not Logic but Imagination: the Emotional Physics of Roman Signer

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: Roman Signer, film, cinema, Super 8
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: MētisPresses
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Wimbledon College of Arts
Date: 2013
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Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2013 16:39
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2023 04:46
Item ID: 5809
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/5809

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