Photography as a Writing Machine: Notes on Christian Dotremont’s Logoneiges

@article{Gonzlez2019PhotographyAA,
  title={Photography as a Writing Machine: Notes on Christian Dotremont’s Logoneiges},
  author={Arantxa Romero Gonz{\'a}lez},
  journal={MatLit : Materialidades da Literatura},
  year={2019},
  volume={7},
  pages={81-93}
}
In 1963, Christian Dotremont began to contrive his “logoneiges” during a trip across Lapland, artworks which take to the limit the “logogrammes”, creations between calligraphy and verse. Here the white of the paper is replaced with the infinite whiteness of Lapland’s landscape. Indeed, the “logoneige” would disappear if a “second writing” were not added: the photographs themselves. By analyzing alongside Roland Barthes and Jacques Derrida, with the writings of Dotremont, we propose that… Expand

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