Vol. 15 No. 2 (2022): Aesthetics & Ontology in Étienne Souriau

S.o.S. - Simulation of Sight

Sara Matetich
Università degli Studi di Salerno

Published 2023-02-06


  • Site specific,
  • Space,
  • Time,
  • Thingness,
  • Memorative device

How to Cite

Matetich, S. (2023). S.o.S. - Simulation of Sight. Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi dell’estetico, 15(2), 177–184. https://doi.org/10.36253/Aisthesis-13993


Each Site Specific is always and above all Time Specific, that is marked by Time and by the times from which it is generated, defined and set in a place. Space is a significant environment a work that works in the Work that re-means, in its transformation, the very connotations of performing action. To contain the never-ending process of meaning to which such a work would be subjected, it will be Time: that granitic categorial essence that philosophy, together with Space, indicates as fundamental for any cognitive and speculative exercise. Moreover such an artifact, incorporating History and stories, re-reads – making them readable – living testimonies that animate the place of existence of subjects and objects that last the relative time of their existence, in an attempt to make them and itself eternal. As if the work could take charge of the task of triggering the memorative (making memory) device of the Real, a mysterious aesthetic mechanism that interfaces subjects and objects in the common project to adapt, know and make the world – which is more than the Real, imbued as it is of significant connections and correlations. The object work of art in its positioning (making room) in a place, invites the subject –through an imaginative pact – to signify the world through a simulation of sight that allows Man to pre-see his own possibility of existence before the unknown the real proposes him, responding to his personal S.o.S. he sends daily, threatened by the indecipherable fear of sinking in the unknown.


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