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DynamographieAndrej Belyjs rhythmische Figuren

This essay, part of our forthcoming issue on „Topologies of Experience,“ concerns an array of graphic works the author calls dynamographies, which do not only localize movement by graphic means but reveal new forms of movement. In dynamography, rhythm makes visible a movement dissociated from linear time — not in order to abolish temporality, but in order to multiply it into a diversified heterochrony. Starting from a range of drawings by Andrei Bely, the essay analyzes his ‚life lines‘ alongside Marey’s chronophotography, Warburg’s ‚dynamograms,‘ and Eisenstein’s exercises in mise-en-scène.