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The colour of time (God is a Lobster and Other Forbidden Bodies)

The colour of time (God is a Lobster and Other Forbidden Bodies)

Golding, Johnny (Sue Golding) (2008) The colour of time (God is a Lobster and Other Forbidden Bodies). In: Adams, Randy, Gibson, Steve and Arisona, Stephen Muller, (eds.) Transdisciplinary Digital Art. Sound, Vision and the New Screen: Digital Art Weeks and Interactive Futures 2006/2007, Zurich, Switzerland and Victoria, BC, Canada. Selected Papers. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 7 . Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Germany, pp. 71-79. ISBN 9783540794368 (doi:

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The Colour of Time draws one’s focus away from the usual predicaments in metaphysical time (such as posing it either as ‘ahistorical’ or eternal) or as is found in more ethnographic permutations (as finite, visual, historical). By restaging time as a colour (say, strawberry, teal, blue-black), this Colour of Time attempts to move onto that more peculiar terrain of the senses - where the curvature of the instant, moment, the wave and the dot can (and do) account for the on-going mutations, morphs, nuances and shifts of discursive practice(s) itself, a toning/ tuning repetition/movement of ‘difference: both revealing and concealing at one and the same instant. We could also say that these senses, these ‘curvatures’ are the sine qua non for cohesive energy/power. Or in a phrase: ‘the political’. It’s a delicate game we are playing, after all.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Time, The senses, Memory, Dreams, Wormhole philosophy, Forbidden bodies, Aesthetics, Politics, Heidegger, Einstein, Deleuze, Murakami, Kant, The Enlightenment, Exit Media arts philosophy (MAP), Imagination, Codes
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Contemporary Media Arts & New Sciences Research Group
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Communications & Creative Arts
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