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Folding Time

Folding Time

Toward a New Theory of Montage

Chapter:
(p.51) Chapter Three Folding Time
Source:
The Heretical Archive
Author(s):
Domietta Torlasco
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816681099.003.0003

Chapter Three (“Folding Time”) takes up the question of the virtual and shows how Pierre Huyghe’s video installation The Ellipsis and Chris Marker’s CD-ROM Immemory transform film history in a reservoirs of virtual traces for the emergence of future memories. The chapter ends by proposing Merleau-Ponty’s notion of the fold to reinterpret that most distinctively cinematic operation, the edit.

Keywords:   Media, Arts, Film, Theory, Psychoanalysis, Jacques Derrida, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Antigone, Feminist theory, Agnès Varda

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