Mark Fisher on Chris Marker (2002)

"… ‘What is a Madeleine?’ So we are asked at a certain stage of our wanderings through the digital derive of Immemory, and the question is accompanied by two images: the faces of Marcel Proust and Alfred Hitchcock. A Madeleine, as Proust discovered when he dipped his cake into his tea and found himself swept back in time, is a machine for returning us to the past — or for returning the past to us.

…To return to the event through the image; to use images to provoke new events; such is Marker’s project: an entrancing exit from these dead times."

Full article: Mute Magazine


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