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Jean-Luc Nancy

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780823279944

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823279944.001.0001

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Coda II

Coda II

Chapter:
(p.101) Coda II
Source:
Portrait
Author(s):

Jean-Luc Nancy

, Sarah Clift, Simon Sparks
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823279944.003.0020

One could say that, at the same time and in the same movement, the portrait both recedes from itself and draws nearer to itself. It recedes to the point of abandoning any morphological representation in favor of a mimesis that can specifically become that of an indeterminate gesture of representation where miracles, fantasies, death masks, or ancient divinities can return (...

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