Jeremy Millar

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The Dark Night of the Intellect

Duration 00:12:42:18
Digital Video / PAL 16:9 Anamorphic / Dolby Digital 5.1 / Stereo

This is a video based upon Tim Robinson’s short poetic essay of the same name, which tells of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein’s stay in Rosroe, on the west coast of Ireland, during the summer of 1948. Robinson’s essay uncovers the various historical layers like geological strata, from the Ordivician to the post-War, and explores the complex relationship between history and place. As Robinson remarks (quoting Wittgenstein): ‘geology reveals itself as mythology; both are systems of “description of what can be seen” in terms of what lies too deep to be seen.’

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