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people.GeorgesDidiHuberman on people.AbyWarburg and concepts.rhizome

Didi-Huberman continuously refers to the rhizome in his book, L’Image survivante, in which he explicitly connects the Mnemosyne Atlas with rhizomatic processes. See, for example: “Dialectique du temps qui n’a besoin ni du bien ni du mal, ni des debuts ni des fins pour exprimer sa impureté: faite de rhizomes, répétitions, symptômes.” (“Dialectics of time which do not require neither the good nor the bad, neither the beggining nor the end, to express their own impurity: make rhizomes, repetitions, symptoms.”) 2002, p. 112, (my translation). He expands this idea in Atlas. How to Carry the World on One’s Back?: “The atlas is guided only by changing and provisional principles, the ones that can make new relations appear inexhaustibly - far more numerous than the things themselves - between things and words that nothing seemed to have brought together before.” 2011, p. 16.


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