L’immagine-tempo da Warburg a Benjamin e Adorno

Giuseppe Di Giacomo


Starting from Warburg, the distinguishing mark of an image, considered as identity-difference of visible and invisible, is its offering itself as an implementation of a temporality, and at the same time of a memory that is immanent in the sensible structure of the image. It’s what we find both in Benjamin and in Adorno: in both cases, it is just because the image is marked by a “internal time” that it is able to have a critical function towards reality, and at the same time an utopian character that is all the same with its non-renounceable testimonial task.


Image; Warburg; Benjamin; Time.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Aisthesis-11009

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