The arch over the dam of a blast furnace; the tymp arch. A fall or falling band.
This is the famous collection of skeletons laid out according to one version of the order of nature by Georges Cuvier at the turn of the 19th century.
I had asked the students to pay attention to the way in which the different species, particularly the human species, seem to develop away from each other as they move from their more or less similar infant stage through adolescence to adulthood, and how the gorilla in particular develops a huge cranial crest, while the human simply develops a freakishly huge cranium at least by comparison.
At this point a student interrupted to ask me whether each skull of the same species was from the same individual. The student explained again that she wanted to know whether the baby gorilla skull, for example, was from the same animal as the adolescent gorilla skull and the gorilla skulls at the other three stages of development.
How on earth would that be possible? I asked, still confused as to whether I had understood. Yet, intuitively, I understood, and what she was asking was not at all strange. Deep down I imagine she knew that the skulls were real skulls, and that to get a skull from a baby gorilla you must close off the possibility of ever getting an adult skull from the same gorilla.
And yet, in seeing these skulls placed next to each other, in this way, they had become something more than the skulls of different animals: Such representation would indeed become possible, in the past years or so, by means of photography, in this case x-ray photography, of the same individual.
The idea of laying out skulls as they are at the Galerie seems to me to be, if not an imitation of what is now conventional in photographic representation, at least something we are now completely conditioned to understand through the conventions of photography, and that may, more importantly, have emerged in tandem with photography as a result of the new possibilities of representation that this opened up.
These, I inchoately imagine, are freeze-frames in the course of the life of individuals who thrived a long time ago. There is a related peculiar habit of diminutivising long-preserved animal remains: Time changes our perspective on what we are seeing, but importantly, when there is a lot of time between us and the life of the animal, the remains no longer strike us as identical with a single individual, but rather as standing, at least, for a stage of development in the course of its own life, and perhaps also as a stage of development in the evolutionary history of its species.
And here is where it occurs to me that, perhaps, in order for us to see palaeontological remains not as vestiges of individuals but as representations of stages in a developmental process, as freeze-frames, we needed first to be exposed to freeze-frames, to see motion and change and development as constituted by a series of images that may be broken down and isolated, and studied with an eye to the discernment of the general laws governing this development.
They are interested in the lateth-century transformations in the perception of the complexity of particular events, and most of all in sciences, such as fluid dynamics, that aim to articulate general laws valid in all places and times.
I am by contrast interested in transformations, perhaps impacted or quickened by the advent of photography, in the way we think about past processes. I do not want to say that palaeontology and archaeology in their mature articulation are materially dependent on photography, or even that they are co-nascent with it.
Similar experiments were also common, in the work of Albrecht von Haller, of Harvey himself, and many others, on the development of chicks in eggs.
These examples complicate my historical thesis, occurring as they do long before the era of photography, but I note them in order, eventually, to make sense of these complications, and to see if they cannot be made sense of without totally subverting the general account I am trying to give.
What I do want to say is that photography which, as Eadweard Muybridge shows us, has also been cinematography practically from its beginning has so conditioned our perception or, as it were, our folk-ontology of time as to make it practically impossible for us, now, to think of material evidence of past processes as vestiges of the things themselves, and instead we see this evidence as a representation or a model, as if, simply in being unearthed it is already being mediated and interpreted for us by scientific instruments.
The instrument in question here is the camera, which freezes the past, or rather which freezes the present as it recedes into the past, and which does not in fact need to be present or implemented in the observation of any fossil, skeleton, or grave site in order to fundamentally shape the way these objects are seen.The following plays are approved provided they comply fully with Section (c) (1) (H) srmvision.comors shall eliminate profane references to a deity and obscene language or scenes from the approved production.
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