Reading of an Extract from 'Labyrinths' by J.L. Borges

by Lamelas, David

Film: 16mm 1970

Duration
5
Screens
1
Funder
self funded
Exhibition
lightwriting

The film shows a young woman reading an essay by Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges titled A New Refutation of Time out loud. Her lips can be seen moving but her voice cannot be heard.

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The film shows a young woman reading an essay by Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges titled A New Refutation of Time out loud. Her lips can be seen moving but her voice cannot be heard. The phrases pronounced are actually shown in subtitles, but the length of the presentation is too short to permit them to be read and comprehended. This displacement and the disorder it generates reveal different levels of information de-codification in the work. This unfolding makes the limits of our perception manifest, and in this way enters into resonance with the rejection that Borges expresses for simultaneousness and succession, in other words, for the concatenation of deeds. – LUX catalogue

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