Quotes of quotes of quotes of quotes, 2/3

Willem de Kooning’s “Woman III” (1953).

From “The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek” (1942).

A painting puts the visible on view; a film brings into view successive pieces of the visible, and so enacts a continual exchange across the border, impassable in a painting, between the visible and the invisible. A painting exists within its frame; a film image exists amid transaction with what lies out of frame, what cannot be seen at the moment, what has left view and what at any point may enter. Representation in the film medium rests on the out of frame: it’s in relation to a space off screen and its implied contents that the images unfolding on screen make sense. The out of frame is not a fact, however, but a convention, a creation of film technique, in most cases not what was actually there out of range of the camera’s picturing but what we are to accept as being there in the space off screen. ‘Il n’y a pas de hors-texte,’ wrote Derrida: there is not out of text. The out of frame in a film, the hors-champ, is not out of text but a construction of the text.

From Gilberto Perez’s The Material Ghost: Films and their Medium.

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