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Bergson and the Art of ImmanencePainting, Photography, Film$
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John Mullarkey and Charlotte de Mille

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780748670222

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670222.001.0001

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. The Matter of the Image

. The Matter of the Image

Notes on Practice-Philosophy

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(p.115) 7. The Matter of the Image
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Bergson and the Art of Immanence
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Felicity Colman

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670222.003.0008

Chapter tests Bergson’s theory of the immanent behaviour of cinematographic forms against the collaborative film work of American artists’ Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt. Smithson was well aware of Bergson’s work and aspects of the conceptualization of entropy and duration that Bergson discusses in Creative Evolution are investigated in Smithson’s solo works. The chapter also looks more widely at methodological questions surrounding the use of a Bergsonian cinematographic consciousness in relation to the visual arts

Keywords:   Smithson, Bergson, Holt, cinematography

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