Wednesday, October 7, 2009

If light is not just inimical to the Latent Image, but can indeed destroy it, this is not simply because it is what renders manifest: if it did only this, it would not destroy the secretive, the one who remains hidden even when manifest...Light, what renders visible, manifest, can destroy the Latent Image, the secretive only because light is simultaneously the paradigm of the secretive...
-- Jalal Toufic, "(Vampires): An Uneasy Essay on the UnDead in Film," 2003

*I have replaced the word Vampire with Latent Image, the parallels are incredible.

Nathan Lewis, Untitled, 2009

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