". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Horse As Motif

Elgin Marbles ...

"Considered the finest of the frieze sections depicting horses -- there are four here, not that you can tell from a photograph of this nature, posted on this site, unworked in photoshop:

Energy in motion and three dimensions -- the centaur wins:

Horses everywhere in London and England as images and the living animal.

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