By Hal Foster
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Or course, you are right that many modernist articulations of au- tonomous vision or of pure visuality tota lly excluded the body, . 49 Rosolind Krauss THE 1M/PULSE TO SEE TraMe sua quemque ro/UplOS: I'un s'identi fie au spectacle. et I'autre donne a voir. - Jacques Lacan What I'd like to broach here is the issue of a rhythm , or beat, o r pulse-a kind of throb of on/off on/ofT on/off-which, in itself, acts against the stability of visual space in a way that is destructive and devolutio nary. For, as I hope to show, this beat has the power to decompose and disso lve the very coherence of form o n which " isuaBty may be thought to depend.
I think he had absolutely no distance. li\'ing beings operated by \'irtue of their own unique "ital force. fn this sense, phYSiology was an enterprise of making the body Krauss eqUivalent to and exchangeable with other apparatuses and ma- Rajchman's. I am not sure that seventeenth-century visual re- chines. Thus Helmholtz, throughout his career, was to describe a gimes can be mapped quite so directly onto late nineteenth- and I have a questi on for Martin, one that relates to John human subject that works, produces, and sees within a process of early twentieth-centu ry practices, Are these weak homologies, mu scular work, combustion of energy, and release of heat ac- or just totally different phenomena?
Douglas Cooper, Pablo Picasso; Lt:s Dijeuners (New York: Harrv N. Abrams. 1963). p. 19. 14. , p. 23 . 15. The sketchbook is catalogued as no. 165, in Je suis Ie (a hicr: The SkClchbooks if" Pablo Picasso, ed. Arnold Glimcher and Marc Glimcher (Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1986), where two images from this sequence are illustrated. 16. Robert Rosenblum, "Picasso and the Anatomy of Eroticism," in Swdles in Erolic Arl. ed. Theodore Bowie and Cornelia V. Christenson (New York: Basic Hooks, 1970), figu re 198.
Vision and Visuality (Discussions in Contemporary Culture) by Hal Foster