From Displacements of Form to Auratic Trace: Notes on Didi-Huberman’s Thinking on Images
Alice Mara Serra
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
SERRA, Alice Mara. “Dos deslocamentos da forma ao traço aurático: Notas sobre o pensamento de Didi-Huberman acerca das imagens”. Viso: Cadernos de estética aplicada, v. 14, n° 26 (jan-jun/2020), p. 248-272.
Accepted: 06/15/2020 · Published: 07/04/2020
Dos deslocamentos da forma ao traço aurático: Notas sobre o pensamento de Didi-Huberman acerca das imagens

O texto sublinha o modo como, para Georges Didi-Huberman, tópicos como matéria, sintoma e memória se tornam primordiais para o pensamento das imagens.

Palavras-chave:
imagem; Didi-Huberman; Derrida; Benjamin; memória; aura
From Displacements of Form to Auratic Trace: Notes on Didi-Huberman’s Thinking on Images

This text underlines the way in which, for Georges Didi-Huberman, topics including matter, symptom and memory become primordial to the thinking of images. But as Didi-Huberman proceeds, the course that leads him to highlight such topics first addresses other topics that, inphilosophy and iconography, sought to deny such readings, namely: image as form and its correlative meanings, that is, image as symbol and image as visibility. Didi-Huberman, however, argues that the notion of form may no longer be merely opposed to that of matter, nor be considered as solely idealistic. If, on the one hand, Didi-Huberman presents the insufficiency of the deconstruction of the notion of form presented by Jacques Derrida, on the other hand, the displacements of the notion of form proposed specially in Ce que nous voyons ce qui nous regardepoint to an approximation to deconstruction, mostly to the themes of trace, index and “the belows” (les dessous) of images. In addition, passages of this and other works of Didi-Huberman may insinuate a connection between the notions of trace and aura, which refer to convergences concerning the deconstruction of the visible and the dialectical image. This text seeks to reconstruct such directions from writings of Didi-Huberman and, in this way, restores other writings that border on them: specially from Jacques Derrida and Walter Benjamin.

Keywords:
image; Didi-Huberman; Derrida; Benjamin; memory; aura