Tag Archives: figure-ground

Trace – figure/ground

Trace – evidence, detection, objectivity.  also hunting and survival.

Figure/ ground –  pareidolia, imagination, subjectivity, playing.

These oppositions seem to form a dialectic in our relationship to images.

 

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Trace – articles

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Zummer talks about the complexity of images and trace in particular

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This is a broad philosophical treatment of trace

1-mareys-gun-apparatuses-of-capture-and-the-operational-image

Media archaeological treatment of chronophotography

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Role of trace in philosophy of Levinas

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Applies concept of trace to science and experimentation

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James Elkins explores the concept of figure ground from various perspectives.  I contrast the concet of figure ground in art with the role of trace in science/history and other evidence based discipline.