»Verklärte Nacht«: der Himmel, der Schatten und der Film
Author(s): Aumont, Jacques
The cinema is, as a photographic medium, an art form of light. But the mastery of lightning and the 'dark' side of his rhizomatic, interactive net have led very early to the configuration of shade and shadow and refer, ergo, to something which is perpetually related to all forms of figurative art. To film, 'night' means, however, something different, as it brings the configuration of the skies in a state of darkness with it. This is in disagreement with his usual depiction. It entails embarking on a singular figurative project, which approximates a contradiction in itself. This project demonstrates the autonomy of the configuration process precisely through this contradiction.
Aumont, Jacques: »Verklärte Nacht«: der Himmel, der Schatten und der Film. In: ZMK Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung. Kulturtechnik, Jg. 1 (2010), Nr. 1, S. 11–31. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/18436.
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