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The crystal reveals a direct time-image, and no longer an indirect image of time deriving from movement. It does not abstract time it does better it reverses its subordination in relation to movement. The crystal is like a ratio cognoscendi of time, while time, conversely, is ratio essendi.'* What the crystal reveals or makes visible is the hidden ground of time, that is, its differentiation into two flows, that of presents which pass and that of pasts which are preserved. Time simultaneously...

Thought and cinema

Those who first made and thought about cinema began from simple idea cinema as industrial art achieves self-movem automatic movement, it makes movement the immediate gjy of the image. This kind of movement no longer depends on moving body or an object which realizes it, nor on a spirit which reconstitutes it. It is the image which itself moves in itself. In this sense, therefore, it is neither figurative nor abstract. It could be said that this was already the case with all artistic images and...

From Recollection to Dreams third commentary on Bergson

Bergson distinguishes two kinds of 'recognition'. Automatic or habitual recognition the cow recognizes grass, I recognize my friend Peter works by extension perception extends itself into the usual movements the movements extend perception so as to draw on its useful effects. It is a sensory-motor recognition that comes about above all through movements motor mechanisms which the sight of the object is enough to trigger are constituted and accumulated. In a certain sense we constantly distance...