Q/A Tristan Garcia

"There are perhaps three great figures of the Real: that which represents nothing; that which is not possible; that which does not need us. Let us start with the first of these. The Real is what can be represented, but in itself depicts nothing. It is the leafless tree, the unspoilt landscape, the open face; things that are not in themselves images of anything. It is what the eye sees, the painter paints or the photographer photographs; it is what becomes an image and is doubled…"

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TRISTAN GARCIA is a writer and philosopher based in Lyon.