Olga B. Özbek: Catching a Glimpse through Time
Catching a Glimpse through Time
(S. 467 – 480)

Olga B. Özbek

Catching a Glimpse through Time
Notes on Wollheim’s Concept of the Internal Spectator

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Olga B. Özbek

is a PhD candidate in philosophy at the University of Tübingen. Her research is focused on the nature of depictive pictorial representation. She studied art history, and historical and cultural anthropology, at the University of Tübingen, and has been working at the Knowledge Media Research Center on the project “Intuitive and Personalized Visitor Information in Museums with Interactive Displays (Eye- Visit)” in cooperation with Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum in Braunschweig since January 2012.
Michael F. Zimmermann (Hg.): Vision in Motion

Vision is not mere registration of what enters, via the gateway of our eyes, from the outside world into our inner consciousness. Understanding the act of seeing as mirroring the outside world in mental images overlooks its temporal aspect. From Berkeley to Helmholtz, from Goethe to Cézanne, new discourses based on the physiology of the sense organs lead to new conceptions of vision not only conceived of as a mental process, but as a cognitive activity. Even before Freud interpreted dreams, seeing was conceived of as accompanying our life even when we sleep. However, to understand even the stream of the sensations, we have to configure them in pictures. Since the 19th century, the media reflect about the confrontation of seeing as a diachronic activity and of perception as coded in synchronic images. The contributions to the volume investigate the opposition of the stream of sensations and the configuration of time – from early illustrations of plants to the avant-gardes, from gesture to cinema, from decapitation to dance, from David Hume to Bergson and Deleuze. The main objective is a critical examination of images rendering vision in motion, without reducing them to the temporality of narrative.