The Scar
John Goto


Nothing tells memories from ordinary moments; only afterwards do they claim remembrance on account of their scars.

Chris Marker 'La Jetee'

Scar installation

Presented here, side by side, are two versions of The Scar: a Photo-Roman and the exhibited pictures.

In Soviet cinema the term Kino-Roman referred to a prose version of a film, a kind of screen novel which was often published in cinematic journals before work began on the actual movie. Similarly, the following texts were first published in Creative Camera (Dec. 1992) before the series was completed.


Erasmus's transcendentalism led him to promote a shift from concrete visual images to strictly verbal ones... language replaces the plastic arts as the medium of imagination.

Carlos Eire 'War against the Idols'

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