Sergio Vitale

Bloch’s night. The distance, the present, the difference

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Speaking of the notion of distance, often one thinks about the grief of separation and loss, or about the obstacles to be overcomed in order to achieve a goal. The desire to cancel distance has brought to existence the illusion of sincronicity, which seeks a significative bond between two or more events tied toghether not by a causal nexus, but by a ressemblance link. Now, we think that the only way to truly think distance is to inhabit it, and not to overcome it, working our way through it without the purpose of cancelling it. With this approach, we see that the present moment becomes the occasion of grasping a proximity between heterogeneus events, maintaining their mutual, irreductible differences


  • simultaneity
  • synchronicity
  • difference
  • kairós


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