Many of the
short essays and extracts collected here ask questions of the artwork, object, space or
practise from the point of view of its use of time, or of time’s other, the outside of time. At issue
is the reading of time as it is presented in its symbolic or rhetorical aspects
and how these contribute to time’s social, that is, ritual, or community-making
function. It is suggested that all these aspects of time’s representation taken
together constitute a significant part of what we usually call a work’s impact;
its affective meaning, its effect upon us.
object, image, space or process under discussion, it is the experience they offer to us
and the role this experience plays in forming ourselves that gives the unifying
theme to this collection.
Some of the following will find (or will have found) their way into
academic (or other) publication, as such they constitute works-in-progress:
some will remain as speculative propositions (to borrow a term from Hegel),
thought experiments and downright provocations -couched in a decidedly
non-academic lyric/performative style- whose existence will be limited only by
the reach of this website and the time given by yourself, the reader.
free to cite the contents of this website, the author only desires that you observe the usual
protocols and also cite the source together with the proper name it bears: P.
J. Nesteruk, website and copyright date. Many Thanks.
Dr. Nesteruk is a freelance writer, researcher and lecturer，who lives and works in Beijing, China.