The future as an event cannot be analysed solely through its simple relation to the known or recognized world, but through its unexpected dimensions: its being beyond history and the way it performs commandments and ethical obligations. Two visual interpretations of the biblical story of Jacob Wrestling with the Angel, by Eugne Delacroix and Paul Gauguin, are at the centre of my discussion. The main theoretical tool for discussing the issues of time and the future is the philosophical writing of Emmanuel Levinas.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Theatre Research International|
|State||Published - Jul 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Visual Arts and Performing Arts
- Literature and Literary Theory