By Jacques Derrida
This ebook makes to be had for the 1st time in English—and for the 1st time in its entirety in any language—an vital but little-known interview relating to images that Jacques Derrida granted in 1992 to the German theorist of images Hubertus von Amelunxen and the German literary and media theorist Michael Wetzel. Their dialog addresses, between different issues, questions of presence and its manufacture, the technicity of presentation, the volatility of the authorial topic, and the concept that of reminiscence. Derrida deals a penetrating intervention in regards to the specified nature of images vis-à-vis similar applied sciences similar to cinema, tv, and video. wondering the all-too-facile divides among so-called outdated and new media, unique and copy, analog and electronic modes of recording and providing, he offers stimulating insights into the ways that we predict and discuss the photographic photo this present day. alongside the way in which, the dialogue fruitfully interrogates the query of images with regards to such key suggestions as reproduction, archive, and signature. Gerhard Richter introduces the quantity with a serious meditation at the dating among deconstruction and images in terms of the ideas of translation and invention. Copy, Archive, Signature might be of compelling curiosity to readers within the fields of up to date ecu severe suggestion, images, aesthetic concept, media reports, and French reviews, in addition to these following the singular highbrow trajectory of 1 the main influential thinkers of our time.