A Visual Book Review: Part 1

Doug Rice’s An Erotics of Seeing is a gift of observation. A peek through a crack.

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A breeze. Makes it hard to keep your your eyes open. Makes tears fall.

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My response: a practice of seeing.

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A Saturday morning walk through the streets of México City.

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“The longer you live, the more you die.”

What you see becomes you.

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Find questions in the image.

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Is the after more real than the before?

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Can an image offer proof?

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“We are playing with desires that disappear.”

Memory.

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We rediscover agony, rediscover joy.

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“Imagine light without shadows,” he said. “Imagine such a light. You can’t, can you? What’s that tell you?”

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“Time does not heal all wounds; if man is not careful, time erases wounds.”

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“Photograph and everything in it becomes quiet.”

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“Even though something appears to be visible, it ain’t the truth of the photograph no more.”

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“You only see a myth.”

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VISUAL BOOK REVIEW PART 2…

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