Around the moving image

Vadym Skurativskyi

Kyiv National University of Theater, Cinema and Television named after I.K. Karpenko-Karyi, Kyiv.
ORCID ID 0000-0001-5338-3912


Keywords: moving image, space, time.


The article is devoted to the analysis of the “moving image” as a phenomenon of noospheric significance, a phenomenon of historically unavoidable, existential-authentic, extremely objective symbolic fixation of the temporal-spatial processuality of the world. It was found out that this “moving image” put an end to the polemic presented by the German educator Lessing in his treatise “Laokoon, or on the limits of painting and poetry”, outlining the boundaries between “spatial arts” that reflect “space, objects in it” and poetry (properly language art), which embodies first of all time, and in this way connected Time and Space in its very structure.
A very specific interaction of spatial and temporal information in the very architecture of the human brain has been established, in which the left hemisphere forms language-speech, and the right hemisphere forms spatial representationsformations, and the human brain itself “films” the surrounding world in the same way as a movie camera, but in full awareness.

Authors Biography.

Vadym Skurativskyi, Academician of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Doctor of Sciences in Art Studies, professor, Kyiv National University of Theater, Cinema and Television named after I.K. Karpenko-Karyi, Kyiv.


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Published: 2023.04.04.

Vol 23 No 1 (2023).