Loving and thinking, therefore being

Descartes writes: “I am thinking, therefore I am being”. Thereby Descartes takes a certain logic for granted: The logic of coming from one premise to a conclusion.

Abir Karmakar appropriates for his purposes this logic. Karmakar writes: I love therefore I am. Therefore we may use this logic in approaching his tenting images. But there is a difference: The major difference between image and text. Kamarkar adopts the logic of speech. This is the logic of reasoning with linguistic concepts. This logic he sets in a relation with images, which seem to challenge linguistic concepts in a special, disturbing, twofold manner.

Nils Röller New Delhi/Sanskriti Kendra

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